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Published: 9/27/2010

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THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS:  REAL REWARDS FOR REAL ARTISTS

The IMAs Have Been Rewarding Artistry & Originality For 10 years

Postmark Deadline: October 1, 2010
Nominees announced in December 2010 and promoted throughout 2011
Winners announced in February and promoted throughout 2011

If you don’t think that artistry & originality are rewarded, then you don’t know The Independent Music Awards.

Earning an Independent Music Award is more than just a badge of distinction.
The Independent Music Awards is the only program to reward artists that follow their own muse,
and connect them to new revenue opportunities & millions of music fans.

The IMAs ongoing marketing campaigns and strategic partnerships deliver the real rewards that help
self-released and indie label talent – as well as artists previously on major labels – build buzz and turn millions of new fans into customers.
Program benefits include:
*National Jukebox Distribution: Nominees and Winners are featured nationwide on 20,000 AMI digital jukeboxes - the world’s largest jukebox distributor. AMI jukeboxes report 500,000,000 annual paid plays that reach 1 Billion "active" listeners in bars and taverns.

*12 Week Radio Promotion Campaign – Winning tracks are promoted to 650 public and college stations in the US and Canada during a 12-week radio promotion campaign. The IMA compilation routinely places on CMJ's Top 1-25 charts.

*6 Months+ eMusic Promotion – Winning tracks benefit from ongoing promotions to millions of eMusic subscribers – resulting in downloads, purchases and recognition.

Judges that have joined The 10th IMAs include: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Aimee Mann,
Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Duritz, Andrae Crouch, Shelby Lynne, Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center Director of Programming), Dalis Allen (Kerrville Folk Festival), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), and many more.

Be among the 300 artists to earn top honors in 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories - specialty honors include Love Song, Holiday Song, Social Action Song, Concept Album, Eclectic Album, Album ReIssues and EP.

Enter Now: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/affiliate/sesac
Deadline: October, 1 2010