Stop Being Ignored By Mainstream Outlets!
Posted by Aaron Davison on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Under: October 2012
It's a pity but in today's noisy marketplace, even top artists and notable releases struggle to get noticed.
That's why for more than a decade, independent musicians and record labels from around the world have entered their new releases in The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) currently accepting submissions at
More than just a mark of distinction, only The IMAs delivers the prestige and ongoing marketing support that connects self-released and independent label talent to new revenue streams and more than 2 billion music consumers around the globe.
Enter your best work NOW to The Independent Music Awards to get the respect & attention your music deserves!
DEADLINE: Friday, October 12.
The 12th IMAs enormous list of influential judges are Music Icons, Programmers, Music Journalists, Film & TV Music Supervisors, & other industry pros including:
Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Brandi Carlile, Pete Wentz, Suzanne Vega, Del McCoury, Arturo Sandoval, Meshell Ndegeocello, Anthony DeCurtis (
), Evan Schlansky (
), Kevin Lyman (
Vans Warped Tour
), Alan Light (
Live From The Artists Den
), as well as talent buyers from prestigious performance venues of all genres throughout North America and abroad including:
Lincoln Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center, The Knitting Factory Entertainment, Austin City Limits Live, Joe's Pub, Momo's Club, Le Poisson Rouge, The Cavern Club, Broken Spoke, Green Mill Jazz Club, The Bluebird Café, The Bell House, Union Hall
, and many others.
All IMA Winners And Nominees Benefit From Active Marketing, Performance And Revenue Opportunities Including:
National & Regional Media campaigns
: Press releases distributed to thousands of music journalists, film & TV music supervisors, club & festival talent buyers & other gatekeepers throughout the year.
12-Week Radio Promotion Campaign
: Winning tracks promoted to 650 public, college & targeted commercial stations throughout US and Canada. The compilation routinely places on CMJ's Top 1-25 charts.
Featured eMusic promotion
: The IMA "Now Hear This!" Winners compilation promoted to millions of eMusic subscribers, resulting in fan reviews, downloads and sales.
Music Distribution To 1 Billion Chinese Mobile Phone Customers
: Winners' full-length albums receive distribution and translation services into the China mobile handset market.
Featured Placement On 20,000 AMI Jukeboxes
: Winners and Nominees' music eligible for featured distribution on digital jukeboxes throughout North America - reaching 1 Billion active listeners in clubs, bars, restaurants, etc.
Inclusion in The IMAs annual 'People's Voice" Vox Pop Poll
- where each year tens of thousands of fans from around the world discover & support IMA artists.
Vox Pop Winners receive additional IMA marketing support.
Performance opportunities including The Lincoln Center Atrium in New York City.
And much more...
Hey you win just by joining The IMAs. All Entrants are eligible for select performance, broadcast & marketing opportunities!
Past IMA Winners & Nominees include:
JD McPherson, Birdy Nam Nam, Darrell Scott, Flying Lotus, Jackson Browne, Martin Sexton, Bruce Cockburn, Miguel Migs, Lacuna Coil, Koko Taylor, State Radio, Joan As Police Woman, Omar Sosa, Melissa Auf der Maur, Company Of Thieves, Girl In A Coma, Seth Glier, Tripping Lily, Steel Wheels, Pokey LaFarge & The South City 3, God Forbid, fun., The Trews, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Alan Hampton, Ike Turner, Jennifer Nettles, Johnny Dowd, Amy Correia, Girly Man, Lionel Loueke, April Verch
and many others.
Artistry Has Its Awards -
Are you ready to stand with the best?
DEADLINE: Friday, October 12
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