Global Music Awards opens doors. Our goal is to be your partner in your journey to the top. If you win our honors, our credibility may make it easier for you to lock-in bookings, be discovered by A&R executives and be signed by labels.

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, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Wright, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Guatemala, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, 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 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

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. Written comments describing your entry and publicity materials are invited and helpful during the judging process.
4. Entries will not be returned.
5. Please provide your postal mailing address as we send official judging results letter to all participants in an envelope with important enclosures via the Postal Service. We do not send results via email.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for including No More Pipeline Blues Music Video in your super cool film festival. It is exciting to be able to share our short film of original music and indigenous resistance to Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline with your unique audience. Thanks for the award!

    October 2021
  • Michaela Kuti

    Thank you so much for this great honor. My song "I believe, I believe" was an Award Winner and it's so unbelievable to have this result for my work. a great experience. I'm grateful.

    September 2021
  • A wonderful experience! Dear jury! Thank you for the high assessment of the work of our team.

    August 2021
    Gma medallion
    Response from festival:

    Terry, thank you for your participation and great work. We appreciate the review and hope to hear more from you in the future. Best wishes.

  • Greg Karnilaw

    Great festival, great communication. We’re honored our project Nature We & I was given a bronze medal for Creativity/Originality.
    We highly recommend this festival.

    August 2021
    Gma medallion
    Response from festival:

    Greg, thank you for the kind words and submitting your high quality work. We wish you continued success! Best wishes.

  • AMARU .

    In one word: STUPENDOUS! I am a 4-time winner, going back to BRONZE in 2016, GOLD twice in 2018 and SILVER in 2021! And communication with mr. Baker and other staff is always transparent and a pleasure!

    August 2021
    Gma medallion
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words AMARU, it's always a pleasure. Hope to hear more of your work soon. Best wishes.