Through December 11th only, acoustic music artists receive a critique
of their music and performance at no additional cost with The Critique
ImpactTM. The Critique ImpactTM is a one page music report that covers
the music artist's strengths, recommendations, ratings and more.
Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/
composition and originality. Artists may perform original material not
yet released and written by other songwriters or composers. Cover
songs are permitted. All entries submitted during limited time period
will receive judging sheets containing comments and ratings by e-mail.
Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry
Winners and runner-ups will be featured on IAMA's CD compilation and
artists are featured and promoted on IAMA website every month. The
website provides a review, ratings, CD information, touring
information and more. You do not have to be a contest winner to be
selected for a website feature.
There are prizes in 8 different categories: Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/
Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Country/Bluegrass, Best Male Artist,
Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo.
IAMA is open to, and focuses on developing new markets for acoustic
artists, labels and CD releases. Winners and finalists of the Awards
will be featured on the IAMA website and e-newsletters, read by music
press, talent buyers, promoters and other industry insiders.
The 9th Annual IAMA is sponsored by: New Music Weekly, Loggins
Promotion, AirplayAccess.com, Acoustica, SongU, Acoustic Cafe Radio
Show, NoisyPlanet, Sonicbids, Broadjam and XM Satellite Radio. For
more information, visit: