The Independent Music Awards® is a global community of innovative Artists and engaged Fans. We believe artistry, diversity and the pursuit of excellence should be celebrated. And rewarded.

Now in its 18th year, The IMAs honor the most exceptional music, video, concert photography and designs by established and emerging talent. And connects them to a wider audience.

Iconic Artists, Music Fans, Programmers, Press, Music Supervisors & Talent Buyers throughout the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim choose the year’s best self-released & indie label projects.

Submissions are now closed. 18th IMA Submissions will open Summer 2019.

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The annual IMA ceremony and Independent Music Party industry event celebrates the year’s best artists and their fans with showcases, presentations, parties and awards in more than 100 Album, EP, Song, Video, Producer, Photography and Design categories.

In addition to award recognition, winning songs are promoted globally on branded streaming playlists, in targeted 12 week campaign to over 650 terrestrial & internet radio stations  –  and ongoing performance, promotion and distribution opportunities.

Playlists of Winning tracks promoted Worldwide