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The 11th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Win a Top Prize of US$11,000 worth of Prizes!

We are proud to be in our landmark 11th year! Entrants come from all over the world: Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, South Africa, etc. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, music production and originality/artistry. You can enter in a number of categories such as: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group, Folk, Alternative, AOG*, etc.


The 11th Annual IAMA Results are out,


IAMA is extremely proud to announce that our winner Meghan Trainor has been nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Also, her debut album debut #1 on the Billboard Charts, on week ending January 31st. This means that both her debut single and debut album hit #1, joining an small elite group of artists that has achieved this feat: Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and Tiffany.

Meghan Trainor hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts for the 9 weeks, making it the biggest hit of the year 2014 by a female artist! She has beaten the biggest names in music today: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, etc. Also, she is also #4 with a bullet on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with "Lips Are Movin'"!  Her song "All About That Bass" has gone 5X Platinum, sold over 12 million copies worldwide and reached #1 in 58 different countries. Read more >>

 IAMA is sponsored by: D'Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, NoisyPlanet.net, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, SemiClef.com, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, SongU.com, and Sonicbids.com



USA Songwriting Competition

*USA Songwriting Competition is currently accepting entries, Click here to enter >> 


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*Acoustic Open Genre, also known as A.O.G., which is open to any genre in the acoustic style such as Blues, World, Flamenco, etc.