ARTISTRY HAS ITS AWARDS

HONORING THE BEST INDIE MUSIC PROJECTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Now in our 18th year, The Independent Music Awards is a global community of indie Artists, industry Influencers and engaged Fans.

We celebrate independent musicians, producers, labels, videographers and visual artists who follow their muse rather than metrics. And connect them to new audiences and opportunities.

IMA honors for excellence are awarded to self-released and indie label projects –  in all styles and mediums. The most diverse awards on the planet, The IMAs recognize the remarkable achievements of established and emerging talent worldwide in 104 Album, EP, Song, Music Video, Music for Film & TV, Producer and Visual Design categories. See all IMA categories

Artistry – Not Algorithms
Submissions are reviewed solely for artistry, daring and authenticity – not streams, likes or marketing success – by iconic artists, past honorees, programmers, press, talent buyers & other influencers throughout the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

In addition to the judge-selected honors in all categories, fans vote online for their favorite Song and Video entries to determine The IMA Vox Pop nominees and winners. Learn more

All Winners are announced at the annual Independent Music Awards show during The IMA Indie Konference in New York City.

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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. Learn more

Playlists of Winning tracks promoted Worldwide

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