IAMA Kicks Off Acoustic Competition


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 7th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is now accepting entries with it's own online submission.

IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels and focuses on developing new markets for Acoustic artists, and labels with or without CD releases.

Past years' winners include Liz Longley, The Refugees (USA), Kate Lush (Australia), Wayne Southards (USA), Larry Pattis (USA), El McMeen, etc. Participating sponsors include D'Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, AirplayAccess.com, Tanager Music Software (Songframe), Broadjam.com, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show and XM Satellite Radio.

The eight categories for the competition are:

Folk/Americana/Roots
AAA/Alternative
Instrumental
Bluegrass
Best Male Artist
Best Female Artist
Best Group/Duo
Open

There will also be an Overall winner awarded a grand prize worth more than $11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers