4TH ANNUAL IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) KICKS OFF

The 4th 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 Wekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Only, Superdups, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show and XM Satellite Radio.

IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels. Unlike other music industry competitions, IAMA focuses on developing new markets for Acoustic artists, labels and CD releases.

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!

Winning songs will be heard on radio! Winners and runner-ups will be featured on IAMA’s compilation CD.

Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. All entries submitted will receive judging sheets containing comments and ratings by e-mail.  This is open to any artist who has a CD independently released on a record label, distributed by a major or self released. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals. Past years winners include: Fertitta and McClintock, Jen Foster, David Francey (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. All songs submitted must be submitted must be original and submitted on CD, the artist may perform original material not yet released and written by other songwriters or composers. DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked by November 9, 2007 or earlier. Check out:

Jessica Brandon
Artists Relations
IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)
*Excellence in Acoustic Music

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