Award Opportunity: The 20th Annual IAMA Acoustic Music Awards Accepting Applications

Award Opportunity: The 20th Annual IAMA Acoustic Music Awards Accepting Applications

Win a Top Award of US$11,000 worth of Prizes! Deadline to submit is November 9, 2023

Deadline: November 9, 2023

The 20th Annual Acoustic Music Awards Accepting Applications

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. Win a Top Award of US$11,000 worth of Prizes! Entrants come from all over the world: Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, South Africa, etc. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, music production and originality/artistry. You can enter in a number of categories such as: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group, Folk, Alternative, Open, etc.

:. Radio Airplay!
:. Grand Prize of US$50,000 in Cash & Merchandise!
:. 15 different categories
:. Winners Will Be determined by Top Music Industry Pros*

IAMA is sponsored by: Zagar Guitars, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Aspri Reverb, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, Bandzoogle, Paige Capo, Make Music Matter, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and more..

*DEADLINE: Enter by November 9th or earlier.  More details and to enter at: CLICK HERE

 Alumni Winners & Finalists' Updates

~Rod Abernethy (Top winner of the 17th Annual IAMA) has been receiving radio airplay on several NPR radio stations after his win. He has also been featured in Recording magazine and Music Connection magazine.

~Brooke Hatala (Best Female Artist, 17th Annual IAMA)'s song "The Dash" just reached #1 for the TCN Country top 20 charts, her video has appeared on the CMT TV channel. "The Dash" was a finalist in the 17th Annual IAMA.

~Craig Werth (Top winner of the 5th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition) has been receiving airplay on NPR radio stations.

~Jonatha Brooke (Top winner of the 15th Annual IAMA) has been featured on Montana Public Radio.

~Priscilla Renea (Top winner of the 2017 USA Songwriting Competition) has 2 songs cut on Ariana Grande's hit album "Positions". She wrote songs "Just Like Magic" and "Six Thirty". "Just like Magic" hit #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts while "Six Thirty" hits #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Ariana Grande's "Positions" debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

~Joanie Leeds, winner of the 2013 USA Songwriting Competition won for a Grammy in the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020) in the "Best Children's Music Album" category for her album "All The Ladies". The album is produced by 2019 GRAMMY Winner, Lucy Kalantari, an honorable mention winner of the 2018 USA Songwriting Competition

~Zupe (Finalist, USA Songwriting Competition), signed with Bongo Boy Records to feature his music on the upcoming 63rd FYC Album by Various Artists.

~Andrew Jannakos, winner of the Overall Grand Prize at the 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2020), has been featured in People magazine. He was recently signed to Sony Music Nashville. He was also on the hit TV show "The Voice" in 2019 and made it to Adam Levine's team. His song "Gone Too Soon" hit #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

~Julian King (First Prize R&B Winner of 2020 USA Songwriting Competition) was on the Hit TV show "The Voice" in 2019 and made it to John Legend's team. 

~Distant Cousins (2015 USA Songwriting Competition Top Winner) was featured on Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, hosted by Rob Reinhart

~A.J. Croce (2013 IAMA Overall Grand Prize winner) was featured on 90.3 WCPN Radio.

~Max Henriksen (Honorable mention winner of the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition) is signed with signed publishing with GL Music, Denmark.

~Meghan Trainor (1st Prize IAMA winner in 2010) hit #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with her song "Nice to Meet Ya".  That was her 10th song to hit the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.