The 12th Annual Independent Music Awards

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Sonicbids members: Receive 10% off your 3rd and 4th entries, and receive 20% off 5 or more entries. (Entering 5 entries is like getting one free!)

Check out this video from Sonicbids artist Gina's Picture Show on why they entered the IMAs.

Where else can your music reach the most diverse array of distinguished industry panelists - and be actively promoted to nearly
1 billion music fans?!

Now in its 12th year, The Independent Music Awards is the only international awards program that rewards excellence and actively supports exceptional self-released and independent label talent.

The IMAs are more than just a badge of distinction. This unique promotions program delivers the prestige & support that builds buzz & turns millions of fans into customers.

Winners and Nominees benefit from radio, print, online & broadcast promotion, plus performance and revenue opportunities. The IMAs even provides career opportunities for Entrants! Check out the premium benefits below.

Each year, the most influential artists and industry gatekeepers join The IMA judging panel to determine the winners. Last years' mix of Artists, Talent Buyers, Music Press, and Film & TV Music Supervisors included: Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Ozzy Osbourne, Bettye Lavette, Tori Amos, Suzanne Vega, Ryan Tedder & Zach Filkins (OneRepublic), Del McCoury, Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center Programming Director), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Anne Saunders (Falcon Ridge Folk Festival), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter), Delphine Robertson (Playtone Films) and many more.

Many artists credit The IMAs with helping them reach new fans & opportunities. Past Winners & Nominees include: JD McPherson, Amy Correia, Birdy Nam Nam, Darrell Scott, Jackson Browne, Omar Sosa, and Flying Lotus plus many Sonicbids members including Melissa Auf der Maur, Seth Glier, Tripping Lily, Steel Wheels, Pokey LaFarge & The South City 3 and Hemoptysis. Click here to see why Amanda Duncan enters The IMAs. Are you ready to compete with the best?

Nominations for Sonicbids members from the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards included:

Get Increased Exposure to Music Consumers.

All IMA Winners and Nominees receive:

  • Nationwide features on 20,000 AMI digital jukeboxes reaching 1 Billion active listeners. Receive public performance revenues each time your music is played.

  • Inclusion in The IMAs annual 'People's Voice" Vox Pop Poll - where each year tens of thousands of fans from around the world discover & support IMA artists.

  • Ongoing marketing campaigns reach thousands of Press contacts, Club & Festival Talent Buyers, Music Supervisors, Broadcasters and Radio Programmers.

Additional Winners Circle Benefits Include:

  • 12-Week Radio Promotion Campaign to 650 public and college stations in the US and Canada. The IMA compilation routinely places on CMJ's Top 1-25 charts.

  • Distribution on 20,000 Digital Download Cards.