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IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)Kicks Off
Published September 5, 2005

The IAMA will hand out awards in eight categories: Folk/Americana/Roots,
AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Country/Bluegrass, Best Male Artist, Best
Female Artist, Best Group/Duo.

IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include Acoustic Cafe and XM Satellite Radio.

IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels. Unlike other music industry competitions, IAMA focuses on developing new markets for Acoustic artists, labels and CD releases.

Win prizes in 8 different categories: Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Country/Bluegrass, Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth US$6,600, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada. Past winners include: Dale Willis (a fingerstyle guitarist from Australia) Jason Harwell, Jen Foster, and more.    

Winning songs will be heard on Acoustic Cafe radio show and XM radio. Winners and runner-ups will be featured on our CD compilation. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. For more information, visit website at http://www.inacoustic.com