Schedule of Events

2021 Indie Music Channel Awards 
​are being given in the following genres of music:

Monday - Los Angeles

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Nominees to be announced Wednesday July 14

Saturday September 4


Winners to be announced on board the ship 


Saturday September 4

IMC Nominees Reception

Thursday  - Los Angeles

IMC "Meet & Greet" Reception Onboard Ship



2021 Indie Music Channel Awards Presentation

2021 Indie Music Hall Of Fame Inductions 


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

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)

AMERICANA

ALTERNATIVE

BLUES

CHILDRENS

CHRISTIAN CONTEMPORARY

CLASSICAL

CLASSIC COUNTRY

CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY

DANCE/EDM

EASY LISTENING

FOLK

Nominees to be announced Sunday March 19

(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)

Each year, hundreds of artists and guests from all around the world attend the 

Indie Music Channel Awards!
Join us this year for one of the BEST IMC Awards EVER!

Just some of the previous Indie Music Channel Award winners:

Submit your music today!

Best Album    Best Teen Album

Categories
2021 Indie Music Channel Awards

are being given in the following categories in each genre:

Travel Info

To submit to perform during the
​2021 Indie Music Channel Awards
"
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Friday - San Diego 

IMC Artist Performances

On-Shore

(*except for "Special Categories" where noted)

Submission Fees

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

Saturday - At Sea   

10th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards & Indie Music Hall Of Fame Inductions

​Ceremony

Submissions Close Monday July 5 

Schedule of Events

GOSPEL

INSTRUMENTAL

JAZZ

NEW AGE

POP

R&B

RAP/HIP HOP

ROCK

SOUNDTRACK

TEEN

WORLD MUSIC

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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. There is no additional submission fee for "Nominees"
to advance on to the final round of judging. 

Winners will receive a complimentary, fully engraved trophy, which will be available for them to receive onboard the ship during the ceremony.  If a winner is not present to receive their trophy in person, their trophy can be mailed to them following the awards, however the winner will be responsible for all postage & shipping charges.

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

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

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

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

​​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 2020 Radio Music Awards ARE eligible to be entered into the
2021 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 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards ARE eligible for individual submission for the 2021 IMC Awards, as long as the song(s) being submitted did not reach "Nominated" status for an individual award during the 2020 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 2021 IMC Awards

as part of a Best Album submission ONLY.

- Entire albums that reached "Nominated" status during the 2020 IMC Awards
are not eligible to be submitted for the "Best Album" category for the 2021 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.

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

To make your submissions for the 2021 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)

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

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

Sunday - Ensenada, Mexico  

More IMC Awards events 

Tickets

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

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

Submissions

​Now thru July 5

$35 per category*

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


List of Nominees

SUBMIT YOUR SONGS AND MUSIC VIDEOS HERE:


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Join us Labor Day Weekend, September 2 - 6, 2021 on the "Ruby Princess"

as we cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico during the

10th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards & Indie Music Hall of Fame Inductions!