Songtrust is excited to announce our new partnership with this year’s 11th annual Independent Music Awards, the only international awards program that connects indie artists to new fans and revenue opportunities. The IMAs’ likeminded goal of helping grow the careers of independent artists makes Songtrust proud to be a 2011 sponsor.
The Independent Music Awards have a track record of bolstering the careers of winners and nominees via yearlong performance, marketing, and promotion opportunities; artists, managers, and labels have credited the program with impacting their presence among talent buyers, programmers, media and fans. IMA winners are also determined by influential industry judges, who this year include Tom Waits, Tori Amos, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. Past winners and nominees include the likes of Spinnerette, Cursive, Ra Ra Riot, The Apples in Stereo, and Sugarcult.
Winners and nominees receive placement and promotion in North America on more than 20,000 AMI Entertainment Jukeboxes, 12-week Planetary Group radio promotion campaigns, and promotion to eMusic customers. Their music is distributed to film, television, gaming, and multimedia music supervisors, and winners are featured on 20,000 well-distributed digital download cards.
This year’s IMAs will honor independent releases in more than 70 Album, Song, Design & Music Video categories. The program supports all genres, plus an assortment of specialty categories, including Reissue Album, Concept Album, Love Song, Eclectic Album, Cover Art, Poster Art, and Short Form Music Video.
Learn more and enter here; discounts are available for multiple entries. (There is a nominal processing fee of $30 per entry.) The deadline for entries is Friday, October 14th.