CONTEST: 12th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (Critique Week)

Posted by:  IAMA


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The 12th Annual IAMA will feature a Grand Prize worth $11,000 and $12,000 in additional prizes across 8 categories. Through November 25th only, acoustic music artists receive a critique of their music and performance at no additional cost.

The Opportunity

Through November 25th only, acoustic music artists receive a critique of their music and performance at no additional cost with The Critique Impact. The Critique Impact is a one page music report that covers the music artist's strengths, recommendations, ratings and more.

IAMA is open to, and focuses on developing new markets for acoustic artists, labels and CD releases. 

The 12th Annual IAMA is sponsored by: New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Acoustica, The A&R Promo,, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, & Kari Estrin Management & Consulting.

Winners from 2014 that submitted through Sonicbids:

Morgan Bain & The Swoop
Annie Minogue
Kelly Paige
Clara Stegall
Erika Kulnys

The Band

  • All songs submitted must be originals
  • Artists may perform original material not yet released and written by other songwriters or composers

The Gig

Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals.

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.

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. Winners and finalists of the Awards will also be featured on the IAMA website and e-newsletters, read by music press, talent buyers, promoters and other industry insiders.