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The 9th Annual IAMA deadline is fast approaching. IAMA pr...
IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) Deadline Approaching
10/25/2012
The 9th Annual IAMA deadline is fast approaching. IAMA 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 New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, AirplayAccess.com, Acoustica, SongU, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, NoisyPlanet, Sonicbids, Broadjam 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 with or without CD releases. Past years' winners include: Maddy Rodriguez (Canada), David Francey (Canada), Liz Longley, The Refugees (USA), Kate Lush (Australia), Wayne Southards (USA), Larry Pattis (USA), Omega (Uganda), El McMeen, etc.

Win prizes in 8 different categories: Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Bluegrass, Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over 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 our CD compilation. Also, up to 10 different artists get featured and promoted on IAMA website every month, which provides a review, ratings, CD information and more. The sooner, you enter, the sooner you get featured!

Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, music production and originality. (Please note that IAMA is a different competition from USA Songwriting Competition).

**DEADLINE: Nov 9, 2012, Hurry! Ways to enter:

Online here with your MP3, Youtube, Reverbnation, Soundcloud files:https://online.songwriting.net/iama

By Mail: http://www.inacoustic.com/entryform.html

Or via Sonicbids

Or via Broadjam
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