The 5th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is currently
accepting entries. IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes
excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Acoustic
artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure
through this competition. Participating sponsors include D'Addario
Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, AirplayAccess.com,
Sonicbids.com, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show and XM Satellite Radio.
Unlike American Idol, IAMA is open to all independent artists and
labels, there is no age limit and people from all countries can enter
and best off all entrants do not have to stand in line for hours or
days in order to audition. Entrants need to mail in an entry form
along with a CD recording or enter online on IAMA's website.
Win prizes in 8 different categories: Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/
Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Bluegrass/Country, Best Male Artist,
Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo. There will also be an Overall
Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth US$11,000, which
includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada.
Therefore, winning songs will be heard on radio. Winners and runner-
ups will also be featured on IAMA's compilation CD.
Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/
composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of
established artists and industry professionals. Past year's winners
include: Charlie Dore, Fertitta and McClintock, Jen Foster,
Mistin' (Australia), David Francey (Juno award winner from Canada),
April Verch (Canada) and Millish.
Winners and finalists of the Awards will be featured in the IAMA
website and e-newsletters, read by music press, talent buyers,
promoters and other industry insiders. Deadline Approaching: Entries
must be entered by Nov 10 or earlier, Please obtain the entry form
Or enter online here to get the FREE Sonicbids subscription worth $18