When You Join The IMAs – You Join A World of Creative Artists  & Active Fans

The Independent Music Awards is a unique music discovery and vetting platform that helps exceptional independent artists get the opportunities they need & deserve.

Curated by blue ribbon Artist and Industry judging panels & discerning music Fans, the influential IMA program elevates the most innovative artists & releases. And connects them to extraordinary fans who seek art that’s crafted with skill, passion & integrity.

That’s why each year, established Artists & rising stars, Producers, Indie Labels & Visual Artists from around the globe enter their new projects in The IMAs.


VOX POP: Connecting Artists & Fans In A Most Extraordinary Way

You don’t need  to be an industry mogul to help talented artists be successful. In fact, it’s really all up to the Fans.

That’s why in addition to music Icon & Industry judges, The IMAs rely on music consumers to help select the year’s best artists and releases.
All styles of Music.
And why we reward IMA Fans for championing their favorites.

Fans Are Winners Too

Our Artists & Fans are a winning combination.
IMA Fans get unique access to new music & videos from self-released & indie label talent from around the globe.

Join The IMAs to become an Award-Winning Super Fan!

It’s Free!

We believe that Artistry & Originality should be rewarded

Supporting Independent Artists and Releases Since 1999

The Independent Music Awards helps artists previously on major labels, self-released & indie talent, producers & visual artists connect with new performance, promotion & distribution opportunities – and fans.

Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of the Musician’s Atlas contact directory, The IMAs leverage its prestige & unrivaled access to Talent Buyers, Film, TV & Gaming Music Supervisors, Media outlets, Radio Programmers & other decision makers to help exceptional independent artists get the recognition and opportunities they need –
and deserve.

Then it’s up to the blue ribbon judging panel & fans to determine the Nominees and Winners.

But The IMAs is not just about winning – though we’ve been told that feels pretty darn awesome. Ultimately it’s a celebration of those who dare to pursue their artistic vision without a safety net.

So we provide every one of our Artists a respected platform to showcase the work they’re most proud of for their Peers, Icons & Fans. And the opportunity to experience the warm glow of confirmation for a job well done.

INDIE MUSIC FANS:Get Rewarded For Sharing Artists You LoveARTISTS/PRODUCERS/LABELS:Check out IMA Active Promotions & Benefits

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