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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!

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

We are proud to be in our landmark 12th 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.




IAMA is extremely proud to announce that our winner Meghan Trainor is now #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with her song "Like I'm Gonna Lose You", a duet with John Legend. She also won 2 Billboard Music Awards: Top Hot 100 Song (beating out Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, etc) and Top Digital Song.

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! Her song "All About That Bass" has sold over 12 million copies worldwide and reached #1 in 58 different countries. Her other hits "Lips Are Movin'" hit #4  and "Dear Future Husband" hit #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts as well. Read more >>



USA Songwriting Competition

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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.