Join top-ranked artists & influencers at The IMA Show & Indie Konference


This one-of-a-kind annual gathering of indie creatives from around the globe is back & better than ever!

Last year’s IMAs was packed beyond capacity – with 3x more attendeesa than the year before. Clearly we outgrew our Lincoln Center venue!

For the 17th IMA Show on June 22nd, we’ve taken over Symphony Space Performing Arts Center to showcase stellar performances by Nominees in between award presentations in 100+ Music, Video & Design categories. And we’ll be presenting a cool new trophy for winners to hold aloft in triumph!

The IMAs Indie Konference [IKON] will be held at the hip Paramount Hotel in the heart of Times Square, June 21-22nd.

All ticket holders are guaranteed a reserved seat at the ceremony, and are invited to participate in Performance Showcases, Workshops, Mentoring Sessions & Networking events at the Konference [space permitting]. And the Award show after-party events at the show hotel.

A limited number of Premium Access Tickets ($99.00) are available that includes prime seating at The 17th annual Independent Music Awards show. Plus priority registration (first-come-first-served) for Konference mentoring sessions, workshops, critiques, showcases and networking events.

Buy Your All-Access Tickets Now

Standard Admission Ticket ($75) includes a reserved seat at The IMA show. Plus access (space permitting) to Indie Konference showcases, workshops, mentoring sessions, critiques networking and Award show after-party events.

Don’t Miss Out! CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets NOW

**NON-US RESIDENTS Must have a Performance Visa to be considered for showcases.

If you want to keep the party going all night long, we’ve reserved a special rate for a block of rooms at the Paramount Hotel available from June 16th -26th.

CLICK HERE to get the Discounted rates. *Please note these rates do not include taxes, and will be honored for reservations made on or before May 17th

16th IMA Ceremony

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