2008 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA)

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Based on the quantity of requests for late submissions, IAMA has extended until November 28 so that any interested artists can still get their submissions in...

5th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Through this competition, acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio airplay and web exposure on Acoustic Cafe radio program and XM Satellite Radio!

Winners and runner-ups will be featured on IAMA's CD compilation and up to 10 different 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 selevted for a website feature.

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. There will also be an overall Grand Prize awarded to the top winner worth over $11,000 (US), including radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in the US and Canada!

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

Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. Artists may perform original material not yet released and written by other songwriters or composers. All entries submitted will receive judging sheets containing comments and ratings by e-mail. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals.

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