Why Enter 2018-07-15T22:39:25+00:00

Testimonials:

“I am very excited and surprised to win” ~ Meghan Trainor, 6th Annual IAMA Best Female Artist Winner. She hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts for 9 weeks, #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts, won a Grammy award for best new artist, her debut single is one of the biggest selling singles of all time, selling over 15 million copies and hitting #1 in 58 different countries.

“This year I was fortunate enough to win the Grand Prize at the International Acoustic Music Awards. That was unforgettable. The people there hooked me up with gear I would never have been able to afford. I’m so grateful …” ~ Jack Newsome, 2015 Top Winner

“Thank you for recognizing my music with your awards. It means a lot to be appreciated after so many years of writing and playing music for a living” ~ AJ Croce, 9th Annual IAMA Top Winner

“I am so grateful to be the top winner” ~ Charlie Dore, UK (Billboard Top 10 Hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”), 4th Annual IAMA Top Winner

“Terrific, just to win” ~ The Refugees, featuring Wendy Waldman (writer of Billboard #1 Hit “Save The Best For Last”), 5th Annual IAMA Top Winner

“It’s a great honor and just very happy that the judges enjoyed my song” ~ David Francey, Canada, 7th Annual IAMA Top Winner and Juno award winner

“I’m thrilled to win this award. It means a lot to me” ~ Liz Longley, 6th Annual IAMA Top Winner. Liz went on to perform at the famous Newport Folk Festival after her win

“We both are excited to win this award” ~ Fertitta & McClintock, 3rd Annual IAMA Top Winner, they were signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records.

Why Enter IAMA?

Open To All, Regardless of Where You Live or Nationality. We have winners & entrants from UK, Japan, Canada, Australia, Germany, Brazil, USA, South Africa, etc.

Winners have received recording contracts and gone on to hit the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, Billboard 200 charts, win Grammy awards.

IAMA is the only one out there. IAMA is the only awards of its kind out there geared towards performing musicians. There are songwriting competitions out there, Grammy Awards, live talent awards, etc. However, there are no performance type awards like IAMA geared towards the performing musicians under the radar who are ready to be discovered. IAMA honors singer-songwriters, bands, groups, musicians, not just songwriters. Entrants are judged based on music performance, songwriting/composition (or song choice, covers are OK), music productions and originality.

No need to stand in long lines for auditions, saving time & energy! Unlike American Idol, you do not need to wait in long lines just mail in your entries or enter online.

No Age Limit. You can be as young or as old as you wish and enter IAMA. However, please note that entrants under 18 years old would require a parent or guardian to sign on his/her behalf.

Adding Credits To Your Bio. Winning (or even just being placed in the finals) can add significant credit to your bio and boost your confidence.

Judges are A&R representatives all major record labels Sony/BMG, EMI, Warner and Universal Music.

Exposure & Compilation CD. Winners & Runners-ups will be featured on our compilation CD distributed throughout the music industry, including radio stations, record labels, Film & TV music supervisors.

Acoustic Music Hall of Fame (International Acoustic Music Awards)

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15th Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Kevin Fisher, 14th  Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Kevin Fisher, 14th  Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Jack Newsome, 12th  Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Carl Wockner, 11th  Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Kelly James, 10th  Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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AJ Croce, 9th  Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Maddy Rodriguez, 8th Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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David Francey, 7th Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Liz Longeley, 6th Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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The Refugees, 5th Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Charlie Dore, 4th Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Fertitta & McClintock,  3rd Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Jen Foster, 2nd Annual IAMA Top Winner

 

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Jason Harwell, 1st  Annual IAMA Top Winner