Global Music Awards' honors open doors. Our goal is to be your partner in your musical journey.

Established in 2011, the Global Music Awards is a well-known international music competition which celebrates independent musicians. Global Music Awards is widely recognized by industry insiders as giving legitimacy to highly talented artists. ‘Global Music Awards is recognized as music's golden seal of approval.’

Each year, Global Music Awards receives hundreds of entries from around the world. If you receive Global Music Award honors you will know that you music stands-out internationally, across cultures. You are being judged in an international competition, not just an American competition. Global Music Award participants are from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Guatemala, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States and Venezuela.

If we honor your work, it will provide worldwide credibility and create buzz. Our credibility makes it easier for you to lock-in bookings and sign labels. Selected top award winners are featured with an exclusive display in Billboard Magazine and profiled in MusicalAmerica. Selected winners will received opportunity for a mentoring session with top echelon industry insiders. We make it easier for you to get gigs and be discovered by A&R executives, labels and booking agents.

Global Music Awards Honors

Gold Medal Winner - Best of Show
Gold Medal Winner - Award of Excellence
Silver Medal Winner - Outstanding Achievement

The judges may also recognize a percentage of other noteworthy entries.

Bronze Medal Winner - Finalist

We discourage someone saying he or she was "nominated" for a Global Music Award simply because an entry was sent to us.

Occasionally the judges will recognize exceptional new artists or groups for honors without direct entry.

Global Music Awards has three special honors, each awarded annually to a musician for a group of musicians. Our goal is to say thank you to very special musicians who make the world a better place through their music.

Odyssey Award - Lifetime Achievement in Music
Humanitarian Award - Music Dedicated to Social Justice, Charitable Causes or Environmental Issues
Heretic Award - Protest/Activist Music

See website for prizes:

After your submission is received your entry goes through a multi-layered judging process including listener impact, technical quality, uniqueness and styling. Like most music competitions all first-level judging is conducted by Global Music’s in-house professionals. Entries judged to be potential Gold winners may be sent to outside judges for additional review. The last step in the judging process is to review all entries recommended for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals once again in order to maintain consistency and high standards across all judging categories.

1. Submissions may be of any genre, any length.
2. Songs in other than English must include a copy of the written lyrics.
3. Entry fee for the first judging category is $50 US. Each additional judging categories you add is an additional $25.
4. Written comments describing your entry and publicity materials are invited and helpful during the judging process.
5. Entries will not be returned.

Overall Rating
  • Tatiana Shanks

    Great festival, great communication and thank you for recognizing independent filmmakers and musicians. We are honored to be a winner at your festival. Much continued success.

    October 2018
  • Nancy Stafford

    Even though I did not attend the ceremony I feel they are great. they are honest entering is very much worth the price. I so happy that my piece got Bronze with so many that entered.

    October 2018
    Gma medallion
    Response from festival:

    Nancy. Thanks so much for your supportive comments. Our only goal is to be of service to independent musicians and filmmakers.

  • Nawzad Shekhany

    An amazing competition, great communication. I am honored that my project has been awarded. It is one of the best competitions, I would recommend it to other filmmakers and musicians. I wish the competition continued success. I'll be doing it again with my next artwork. Thanks.

    October 2018
    Gma medallion
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Nawzad. We're very pleased we could honor your high quality work: Toren. By the way, congratulations for being honored also as Best Producer in the annual competition of the Cult Critic Movie Awards 2018. Clearly Thanks for posting your kind review on FilmFreeway.

  • Caterina Ross

    It's been an honor taking part of this festival and I'm very excited with the medal. A great festival, I've been informed all the time and everything I can say about it is very good.

    June 2018
    Gma medallion
    Response from festival:

    Caterina. Thank you so much for your kind remarks. Our work is a labor of love for those of us at Global Music Awards. Your words mean very much to us and make our work worth doing! Congratulations regarding your high quality creative work. Welcome to the Global Music Awards family.

  • I am so grateful that my film Scandal won an Award at the Global Music Awards. Great communication, and great hospitality! Global Music Awards is definitely a top festival! Thank you to all the staff

    March 2018
    Gma medallion
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Pablo. We admire your work. You always have our best wishes.