Recognized and acknowledged by the City of Los Angeles, the InterContinental Music Awards (ICMA) is a well-known international music competition dedicated to celebrating musical talent from around the world.

Being a winner at the InterContinental Music Awards not only brings credibility but also opens doors to the global music stages, including worldwide recognition, opportunities for bookings, the chance to network with peers in the music industry and many more.

In addition, winners have the exclusive opportunity for mentoring sessions with top-tier industry experts, which can significantly boost their career prospects.

What Others Are Saying About ICMA:

“This is a revolution in the music industry as this is the first award that recognizes artists the proper way by giving them the acknowledgement and support they need, crediting their cultural or ethnical background that makes their music so unique.”

ABC7, July 2019


"Over the past decade, InterContinental Music Awards has recognized music talents from different countries. ICMA is committed to supporting and promoting music and talented musicians."

Fox News, July 2020


“a music award without borders, a music award that unites all continents, a music award dedicated to all artists."

Music Connection Magazine, Feb 2019

At the InterContinental Music Awards, we support artists with prizes including a single $1000 cash, international recognition, increased fan exposure, music business mentorship, and cool sponsored gear and discounts.

The ICON Award Winner

Our annual ICON Award winner receives a $1000 prize, to be announced in September 2023, along with all of the category winners. The ICON Award is given to one artist or band deemed to have made the strongest overall impression on our judges.

Winners – Original Music & Performance Categories

Our Winners will receive a high-quality ICMA Award Certificate signed and endorsed by InterContinental Music Awards Organization together with a wide range of career-enhancing prizes:

- A full scholarship to the DIY Music School, an accelerator online training program that rapidly connects them to the opportunities in the music industry

- A one-on-one private coaching with members of the judging panel

- Feature opportunities in major media channels

-Free promotion on our website and social media

-All Winners are automatically considered as candidates for the ICON Award


Entrants who are chosen as Finalists will receive a high-quality ICMA Award Certificate signed and endorsed by the InterContinental Music Awards together with career-enhancing prizes:

- A partial scholarship to the DIY Music School, an accelerator online training program that rapidly connects them to the opportunities in the music industry

- Publicity and promotion via the ICMA awards website, our extensive mailing list, and our social media accounts

- Access to online lectures by members of the judging panel on “The Landscape of the Music Business” filled with professional opportunities and high quality tips

- Free promotion on our website and social media

1- You are welcome to enter the awards both as an original songwriter/composer or performing artist. If you submit your original songs you need to have ownership rights to all submitted songs and therefore submit accurate information meaning they will not infringe copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Full name of all co-writers also must be listed on the entry form. As performing artists you might submit cover songs. The judging panel will evaluate your cover songs based on Vocal Performance, Instrumentalist or sound engineering and production quality among other technical and artistic considerations.

2- InterContinental Music Awards welcomes all amateur and professional musicians/songwriters and anyone regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, color or race. If the entrant is under 18, parent/legal guardian should fill the forms on the entrant’s behalf and should email a signed parental consent form to .Otherwise they will be eliminated from competition without refund.

3- As an entrant, you agree to have your songs submitted to myriad judges throughout the ICMA Awards process.

4- As an entrant you agree to release, indemnify, and hold InterContinental Music Awards, its sponsors, and judges harmless for liability, damages, or claims for injury or loss to any person or property relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in IC Music Awards.

5- Songs are judged equally on innovation, composition, production, quality of track, and cultural footprint. Different categories may have alternative criteria based on genre and musical style.

6 -Please be advised that entering InterContinental Music Awards constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without any additional compensation.

7- InterContinental Music Awards reserves the right to change the deadlines and entry fees for promotions or any other reasons. InterContinental Music Awards will do the best to notify you in due time of the progress of judging process and whether you have been selected as a winner. However delays may occur due to unforeseen circumstances and therefore we cannot be held liable for shifting dates. We will keep in touch with you throughout the process and answer any additional questions if needed.

8 -If you provide false information or are suspected to do so, you may be required to sign the affidavit confirming the rights to the submitted songs. Failure to sign and return the form within the designated period of time may result in your disqualification from the award process. Affidavits are reviewed and verified by the InterContinental Music Awards.

9- Entrant retains all ownership rights to their submitted original song(s).

Overall Rating
  • Devan Ekambaram

    A fabulous process. Very inclusive Awards ceremony exposing so many independent artists from around the globe

    December 2022
  • Brian Katona

    A wonderful experience and great festival! Highly recommend!

    September 2021
  • Super Promo

    Thank you for the Award and for the wonderful high-caliber festival :)

    September 2020