Radio airplay has traditionally been elusive for the independent artist and has historically only been achieved by artists signed to record deals with major labels.  For an independent artist to receive radio airplay is a major accomplishment, a feat that truly deserves recognition!

The categories above serve as opportunities for independent artists to be awarded for their achievements.  Submissions in the above genres are judged by radio industry professionals (i.e., Program Directors,

Station Managers, Radio Station DJs, Music Directors, etc.). Thus, the results by these judges serve as an example to their radio industry peers that you, an independent artist, 

have music that is worthy of radio airplay!

The success of being nominated, or even winning, a Radio Music Award in your respective genre can greatly increase the possibility for you to receive even more radio airplay for your music! 


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 need to be placed at the top of the Artist's IMC music player

so that the judges can find each of your songs easily.

4) Out of respect to the judges, please be sure to position your music player 
in the center of your IMC page.  

Qualifications
- All songs being submitted must have received airplay on a terrestrial radio station (commercial or college radio), 
internet radio/mobile app radio station (example: Spotify, Pandora, Indie Music Channel app, etc.) 

or satellite radio station (Sirius/XM, etc.). 

- Songs that have been submitted for any previous Indie Music Channel Awards are eligible to be submitted for any of the Radio Music Awards categories, even if the song(s) reached a "Nominated" or "Winner" status, 
​as long as the submission was not nominated, or won, a previous Radio Music Award.

 - 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 proof of signed licensing/legal rights to perform, record and release that song.


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 Radio Music Awards

is done by a panel of radio industry professionals (i.e., Program Directors, Station Managers,

Radio Station DJs, Music Directors, etc.) 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. 
Names of winners will be listed online on the Indie Music Channel and Radio Music Awards websites.
There is no additional submission fee for "Nominees" to advance on to the final round of judging. 
All winners can receive an awards trophy with their name prominently engraved.  
Award trophies can be mailed to winners upon request, or can be picked up from the Indie Music Channel office (winners are responsible for engraving costs, as well as postage & handling charges for shipping trophies).

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





To see the list of Nominees,

click on any of the awards genres below!

As an artist, this may be one of the most 

important awards you ever enter!

Please report any errors or misspellings immediately to info@theindiemusicchannel.com

Congratulations to this year's Nominees!


Submissions close

November 1


Nominees to be announced

November 12


Winners to be announced

November 19



If you are an artist or band whose music has received airplay on
terrestrial or internet radio stations, then you deserve to be recognized for your outstanding achievement!

Please report any errors or misspellings immediately to info@theindiemusicchannel.com

Nominees to be announced Monday November 12

To order a 2018 Radio Music Awards
Nominee Certificate
"Click Here

Winners to be announced Monday November 19

Each year, The Radio Music Awards recognizes independent singers and bands from around the world who have achieved the outstanding accomplishment of receiving terrestrial, satellite and/or internet radio airplay for their music, ​in spite of not being signed to a major record label.