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Monday, June 23, 2008 

8th Annual Independent Music Awards

Submit to the Independent Music Awards (IMAs) to reach more than 15 million music fans and key industry decision makers.


  • 5,000 copies of the IMA Winners CD compilation are distributed to music fans & industry insiders at international music conferences, festivals, and more.
  • The IMA sampler is promoted at 650+ US & Canadian college & public stations by The Planetary Group and routinely places in the Top 1-25 CMJ charts.
  • The CD is promoted to more than 2 Million eMusic subscribers.
  • The CD is promoted to more than 1.8 Million Pure Volume members.
  • The CD is featured on listening stations at all CIMS Independent Music stores throughout the month of July.
  • IMA Winners’ releases will be available for sale and featured in a special IMA display at all CIMS stores.
  • Select IMA Winners are invited to tape live performances at the ManiaTV studios in Los Angeles for broadcast on the ManiaTV site, the ManiaTV “All Access” indie music channel, the Independent Music Awards site, and on the artists’ own sites.
  • Winners will be promoted on WorldSpace digital satellite radio heard by Millions in Africa, Asia, Middle East & Europe.
  • Music & Music video category Winners & Finalists are promoted to more than 12 Million on cable & digital broadcast sites including ManiaTV.com & HavocTV.com.
  • Winners & Finalists promoted to MySpace, Trig.com & other social networking communities.

This year’s judging panel includes: Peter Gabriel, country legend George Jones, Suzanne Vega, Buddy Guy, Roger Daltrey (The Who), Keith Urban, James “Blood” Ulmer, Paquito D’Rivera, Steve Vai, Clint Black, Rob Wasserman, Butch Walker, Zakk Wylde, John Patitucci, Lee Ritenour, DJ Skribble, Daryl Palumbo and Tim Lambesis. Click here for a full list of judges!

Sign up today! Deadline is August 1st!


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