According to the coordinators of the Indigenous Music Awards and presented by the Casinos of Winnipeg, submissions are now being accepted for the Indigenous Music Awards presented by Casinos of Winnipeg.
The submission deadline for the Indigenous Music Awards is February 14th, 2018.
The IMA’s will be held at the Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg, MB, on May 18, 2018.
Entries from Indigenous recording artists and music industry professionals from around the world can be submitted online for over 20 award categories which are listed below.
All submissions must have been released between February 15, 2016 and February 14, 2018, to be eligible for nomination in this year’s IMA award categories.
Twenty-two Indigenous Music Awards–including the IMA Lifetime Achievement Award–will be presented on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The 2018 IMA categories are as follows:
Best Blues Album
Best Country Album
Best Folk Album
Best Gospel Album
Best Inuit, Indigenous Language or Francophone Album
Best Instrumental Album
Best Hand Drum Album
Best Peyote Album
Best Pow Wow – Traditional Album
Best Pow Wow – Contemporary Album
Best Pop Album
Best Rap/Hip Hop Album
Best Rock Album
Best Electronic Album *new*
Best Music Radio Program
Best Television Music Program
Best International Indigenous Release
Best Music Video
Best New Artist
Best Radio Single
Submissions for the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards presented by @casinosofwpg are officially open!
— Indigenous Music Awards (@IMAs) December 15, 2017
Voting is conducted by music industry professionals only. Those interested in becoming an music industry voter can register online.
For questions regarding the Indigenous Music Awards, contact Jacquie Black, Manager, Indigenous Music Awards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Indigenous Music Awards:
Presented annually by Manito Ahbee Festival, the Indigenous Music Awards (formerly the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards) is the world’s premiere awards show recognizing the accomplishments of Indigenous recording artists and music industry professionals from around the globe.
About Manito Ahbee Festival:
Manito Ahbee Festival celebrates Indigenous arts, culture, and music in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This year’s 13th annual festival is May 16-20, 2018 and features the Indigenous Music Awards, the Indigenous Music Conference, the International Pow Wow, the Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show, Getting Jiggy With It, an Art Expo, an Art Challenge, and a Youth Education Day.
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