17th IMAs at Symphony Space

The Best Indie Artists From Around The Globe

The annual IMA ceremony & Independent Music Party conference will be held on June 21-22nd in NYC with more performance, mentoring and networking opportunities than ever before.

Last year, due to a truly overwhelming response [nearly 3x more attendees than the year before], The 16th IMAs were packed beyond capacity. Clearly we outgrew our Lincoln Center venue!

This year we’ve taken over the renowned Symphony Space Performing Arts Center to showcase Nominees on 2 Broadway stages [capacity 800+] in between award presentations to 107 music, video and design winners. And we’ve moved the Independent Music Party artist conference to the Paramount Hotel in the heart of Times Square.


Last year, Top Honors in 94 Music & Visual Design Categories were Awarded


… In between Performances by IMA Nominees

Each Year, Established & Emerging ARTISTS From Around The Globe
CELEBRATE Their Collective Strength & Diversity

And Leave With Memorable New CONNECTIONS &


“The IMA empowers Independent artists of the world and connects us in the most amazing way: through collective understandings and collective buildings!” – Lisa Kalil

“I was not expecting this! Thank you so much, I am still lost for words. Thank you for such a great time. I got to meet so many talented artists, and NYC is amazing. Many thanks!” – Kaito (Esprit D’Air)

“I had a great time and made some invaluable lifelong friends and highly respected contacts in the industry…” – Kara Bell- Artist Manager SplytSecond

“We’re super excited about winning. This award to me is a celebration of diversity & multi-culturalism in music and art. I want to share this award with all the people with an open mind and open heart.”  – Valentina Blú

“I just won the award – I’m so happy. It’s so unexpected, a mind-blow. Thank you so much Independent Music Awards for this. This is very big for someone from a 3rd world country, an immigrant. Thanks for believing in me.” – Serge Bulat

“I’m very, very, very grateful for this recognition and very honored that there’s this space for independent musicians to be rewarded for their hard work. It’s very important to have this and to encourage musicians to keep making music…” – Camilla Meza

“When I heard I was nominated I was so grateful to The Independent Music Awards because they support independent creative artists like me that make the music expand and grow.” – Corina Bartra

“When we were sitting there [at The IMAs ceremony] and heard our name, I just about blew up! Something inside of me just lit up and went tick, tick, boom.” – Ty Bru & Tenacious

“It’s been wonderful to be part of this award because The Independent Music Awards give independent musicians a chance to reach a mass audience. And to have their own awards that are voted on by our peers.” – Fiona Joy