By popular request, we will be holding this informative lecture series again this year!  
Hosted by Indie Music Channel founder Christopher Ewing, the IMC Artist Summit covers unique and creative marketing techniques to help indie artists take their careers to the "next level", as well as a "one-on-one" career consultation session with Christopher for each participant, and more!

Categories
2020 Indie Music Channel Awards

are being given in the following categories in each genre:

GOSPEL

INSTRUMENTAL

JAZZ

NEW AGE

POP

R&B

RAP/HIP HOP

ROCK

SOUNDTRACK

TEEN

WORLD MUSIC

Artist of the YearSong of the Year
Band of the YearProducer of the Year
Recording of the YearVideo of the Year
Demo of the YearAlbums of the Year

Best New Artist of the Year

SUBMIT YOUR SONGS AND MUSIC VIDEOS BELOW


Best Male ArtistBest Demo
Best Female ArtistBest Live Performance
Best Band or DuoBest Music Video
Best SongBest Producer
Best RecordingBest Teen Artist


and more!

Submit Your Music

Nominees to be announced Monday March 19

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (produced for over $5,000)

Clive Davis Theater

"Red Carpet" arrivals
6pm

2020 Indie Music Channel Awards Presentation

2020 Indie Music Hall Of Fame Inductions 
7pm


Performances by Indie Music Channel artists before, during and immediately following the awards presentation!​​

Saturday April 25   9am


Judging:
There is no need for artists to encourage their fans to vote for their submission. 
Whether you have a million fans, or just one, the judging process for the
Indie Music Channel Awards is done by a panel of music industry professionals (i.e., A & R reps, radio DJs, radio station Program Directors, Music Directors, Music Producers, etc.)
from around the world in the genres of their expertise.  Thus, all submissions are given equal consideration regardless of fan input.   

Awards:
The Top 5 from each category will advance on to "Nominee" status,
from which the winner will be decided and presented the winning trophy
at the IMC Awards ceremony in April.  There is no additional submission fee for "Nominees"
to advance on to the final round of judging.

Also, this is not one of those "you must be present to win" kind of events.  While we strongly suggest that you come to the awards ceremony to accept your possible award in person, network with fellow artists and industry professions, etc., awards can be mailed to winners who are unable to attend the awards ceremony in person
​(winner is responsible for postage & handling charges).

All submission fees are non-changeable and non-refundable.

During the awards, there will be "LIVE"  performances by 
some of the outstanding artists of the Indie Music Channel!

Los Angeles, CA

Sunday April 26, 2020

Sunday April 26, 2020

Helpful tips on how to best make your submissions:  
​"
Click Here".

AMERICANA

ALTERNATIVE

BLUES

CHILDRENS

CHRISTIAN CONTEMPORARY

CLASSICAL

CLASSIC COUNTRY

CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY

DANCE/EDM

EASY LISTENING

FOLK

TerryLee WhetStone

Odessa, MO

List of Nominees

Sangeeta Kaur

Marina Del Rey, CA

Each year, hundreds of artists and guests from all around the world attend the Indie Music Channel Awards, 
​and we are extremely proud to host this year's awards ceremony at this legendary venue!

Saturday April 25  8pm
Indie Music Channel Awards Nominees Reception VIP Party

​For some helpful tips on how to best make your submissions,  

"Click Here"

Travel Info

IMC Artist Summit

Nominees to be announced on Monday March 23

Come and party with some of the best indie artists from around the world!

features some of the BEST independent singers and bands from around the world!
We proudly recognize their outstanding talents by presenting the 

Winners to be awarded "Live - On Stage" at

To make your submissions for the 2020 Indie Music Channel Awards 
"Click" on any of the genres below:
(Submissions may be made in more than one category, 
and for "crossover" songs, submissions can be made in more than one genre)

Late submissions

​Feb 20 thru March 16        $35 per category    ​

SUNDAY APRIL 26

(From left:  Suzanne Grzanna, Grant Maloy Smith, Kathryn Cloward, Nic Nassuet, Big Mess 
Thomas Claxton, TerryLee Whetstone, Preston Smith, Katie Garibaldi, Next Door To The Moon,
Chandler Juliet, Dennis Blair, Sam Hankins, Brooke Michelle, Ameera York)

Los Angeles, California

2020 Indie Music Channel Awards Weekend

​SATURDAY APRIL 25


Nominees to be announced Sunday March 19

Submission Cost:

Special Awards
Special awards are also being presented in the following categories:

Just some of the previous Indie Music Channel Award winners:

Submit your music today!

Schedule of Events

Come hit the Red Carpet and celebrate with this year's Nominees at one of Hollywood's best hotspots!

(*except for "Special Categories" where noted)

2020 Indie Music Channel Awards & Indie Music Hall Of Fame Inductions

Best Album    Best Teen Album

Indie Music Channel VIP party​​

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (produced for under $5,000)

SUBMIT YOUR SONGS AND MUSIC VIDEOS HERE:


SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

2020 Indie Music Channel Awards 
​are being given in the following genres of music:

To submit to perform "live" on stage at the
​2020 Indie Music Channel Awards VIP Party
"
Click Here"!

To submit to perform "live" on stage at

The Grammy Museum

during the
​2020 Indie Music Channel Awards
"
Click Here"!

Submission Fees

Schedule of Events

Frank Piombo

Bloomfield, NJ

IMC Nominees Reception

"Early Bird" submissions

Now thru Feb 19        $25 per category    ​

To make your music and video submissions for the
5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards
"Click" on any of the genres below:

(Submissions may be made in more than one category,
and for "crossover" songs, submissions can be made in more than one genre)

Tickets

Grant Maloy Smith

Kingston, RI

Some of the artists performing are:

at the legendary

Clive Davis Theater

"Click Here" for info and to RSVP!

Robot Nature

Los Angeles, CA

Indie Music Channel Artist Summit

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1) You (or your band) must be a current member of the Indie Music Channel.

2) All songs and/or videos being submitted for award consideration must be loaded
into each artist's (or band's) Indie Music Channel music and/or video player.

3) All songs being submitted must be placed at the top of the Artist's IMC music player so that the judges can find each of your songs easily. Only mp3s can be uploaded to your music player.

 After uploading your songs, be sure to check and make sure that they play in your page's music player.

If you are unable to see your music player on your page, make sure that "Flash" is enabled on your computer.

4) To assist the judges in evaluating your music, please be sure to position your music player
in the center of your IMC page.  To reposition your music player, simply place your cursor over the edge of the music player, "click, hold and drag" it to the center of your page. 



Qualifications:
- Any song and/or video (whether it has been "released" at the time of submission, or if it is still "unreleased",

and regardless as to when it was created or recorded) CAN be submitted for awards consideration,

as long as the song and/or video did not reach "Nominated" status
for one of the previous Indie Music Channel Awards ceremonies held in April.


- Nominated songs from a previous year CAN be submitted in this year's awards in a music video category as long as the music video was not a nominated music video from a previous year.  Music videos featuring songs that were nominated in a previous year cannot be entered in a "song only" category in a future year.

- All songs that were entered in the 2019 Radio Music Awards ARE eligible to be entered into the
2020 Indie Music Channel Awards,
even if they were nominated for and/or won a Radio Music Award.

- Songs that were part of a Nominated Album during the 2019 Indie Music Channel Awards ARE eligible for individual submission for the 2020 IMC Awards, as long as the song(s) being submitted did not reach "Nominated" status for an individual award during the 2019 IMC Awards. (Best Song, Best Recording, etc.). 


- Songs that were previously submitted, nominated and/or won in an individual category (i.e. Best Song, Best Recording, etc.) in a previous IMC Awards CAN be submitted in the 2020 IMC Awards

as part of a Best Album submission ONLY.

- Entire albums that reached "Nominated" status during the 2019 IMC Awards
are not eligible to be submitted for the "Best Album" category for the 2020 IMC Awards, however songs from those nominated albums ARE eligible to be submitted, as long as the song(s) were not nominated for an individual award during a previous IMC Awards. 

 - Only original music, or music of which the artist has legal right to submit for award consideration, is eligible for submission.  No cover songs, unless they are in the
Public Domain, or unless the artist has signed licensing/legal rights to that song.