2 Days Left To Enter International Acoustic Music Awards


Acoustic AwardsThe deadline is fast approaching to enter the 2016 IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). Established in 2004, the IAMA’s which promotes excellence in acoustic music, is geared towards finding today’s best up-and-coming music acts.

Acoustic artists in various genres can also gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition, and win a Top Prize of worth $11,000.

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. Artists can enter in a number of categories such as: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group, Folk, Alternative, AOG (Open Category), etc.

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Jack Newsome

Past years’ winners include: Meghan Trainor, Jack Newsome (pictured), Carl Wockner, Kelley James, AJ Croce, Maddy Rodriguez(Canada), David Francey (Canada), Liz Longley, Charlie Dore (Hit Singer-Songwriter from UK), The Refugees (USA), Fertitta & McClintock, Kate Lush (Australia), Wayne Southards (USA), Larry Pattis (USA), Omega (Uganda), El McMeen, etc. Last year’s winner went to Jack Newsome (see pictured) who won the overall grand prize.

“I am absolutely floored to have won this award, it’s such an honor. As a Meghan Trainor fan, it’s pretty surreal to me that we’re both been honored in the same competition” said an elated Jack Newsome, a Berklee College of Music student, who won the top award at IAMA this year.

Past Winner Meghan Trainor

“I am very excited and surprised to win”, said Meghan Trainor, 6th Annual IAMA Best Female Artist Winner, who stunned the music industry by hitting #1 with a debut single and album on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 Album charts respectively last year. Her debut single “All About That Bass” became a mega hit and Meghan has become an international household name, her hit single sold over 12 million copies in the first 6 months. She also won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

IAMA is sponsored by: D’Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Aspri Reverb, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, SemiClef.com, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and Sonicbids. image from www.inacoustic.comThe Rules

Entrants can win prizes in 8 different categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo, Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open and Country/Bluegrass. 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. Winners and runner-ups will be featured on a  CD compilation. 

Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals. 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 online or via CD, the artist may also perform original material not yet released and written by other songwriters or composers. Cover songs are permitted.

Deadline to enter is November 10th.

More information: http://www.inacoustic.com