Submit to the International Acoustic Music Awards – Music Connection Magazine

This is an urgent reminder that the DEADLINE ends at midnight November 10! Take this very important step to participate in the 19th annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)… Go online now >>

The clock is ticking and your time is running out. Sign up now so you don’t miss a thing… So sign up now at the 19th annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). Earn awards like Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo, and more. There will also be a grand prize winner for the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in the United States and Canada.

IAMA is sponsored by: Solid State Logic (SSL), New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Ditto Music, Sirius XM Radio, Ditto Music, Acoustic Café Radio Show, Paige Capo, Make Music Matter and Kari Estrin Management & Consulting.

In its 19th year, IAMA has a proven track record of signing winners and hitting the Billboard Charts. Meghan Trainor was discovered by IAMA eight years ago and is now a global superstar with #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with “All About That Bass” (#1 for 8 weeks) and #1 on Billboard 200 Charts with his debut. album ‘Title’, won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2016. Meghan has so far had a staggering 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts so far, enough to release a ‘Greatest Hits Album’ in her young career musical. IAMA’s 2nd Annual Winning Song Zane Williams was recorded by country music star Jason Michael Carroll, this song reached #14 on the Billboard Country Charts and #99 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts . 9th Annual IAMA Finalist Jeff Gutt was a finalist on X-Factor USA. Charlie Dore (known for her #1 hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”) was the big winner in 2008. Bertie Higgins & Bellamy Brothers, who won the Best Folk category at the 13th Annual IAMA. Bertie Higgins is known for his number 1 hit “Key Largo” and his top 10 hit “Just Another Day in Paradise”. The Bellamy Brothers are known for their eleven number 1 hits “Let Your Love Flow”, “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me”, “Too Much Is Not Enough” and many more.

Critically acclaimed folk band Buffalo Rose (pictured) took top honors at the 18th annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with their song ‘The Soil and the Seed’.

“We are so excited and honored to have won IAMA’s 18th Annual First Prize for Best Group/Duo Award and Overall Grand Prize! This truly comes at an amazing time for us. The band has just resumed the road after a very long two years (due to the pandemic), and we can’t wait to see the new places this opportunity will take us in. Buffalo Rose is so grateful to be a part of the tradition of acoustic music and to be able to create and experience music and joy with the world. A big thank you to our team and all of our wonderful fans! We have so much new music coming this year and we can’t wait to share it with you all! “said Shane McLaughlin, this year’s big winner who plays guitar and vocals with Buffalo Rose.

Buffalo Rose is made up of band members Lucy Clabby (vocals), Margot Jezerc (vocals), Bryce Rabideau (mandolin), Malcolm Inglis (dobro), Jason Rafalak (double bass), and McLaughlin (guitar and vocals).


Other notable winners include current Grammy nominees: Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster and Tom Eaton; the prize for best instrumental for their song “The Confluence”. They were nominated for Best New Age Album at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Jonathan Edwards won Best Folk for his song “Right Where I Am”, Jonathan is known for his hit song “Sunshine”. The single reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Deadline to participate is November 10. For more information, visit: