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Indie Acoustic Project Announces $250 Award for Album of the Year

Date: Dec 09, 2015

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The IAP is proud to announce that A cash award of $250 will be awarded for the 2015 Album of the Year (see the information below). To submit, please see the information below. Remember: submissions must be sent no later than December 31, 2015.


Award Title Best CD of 2015.

What They Are Awards given to the best indie CDs or digital albums released in 2015.

Who Can Submit Anyone.

Cost None.

Who Is The IAP... The Indie Acoustic Project is the non-profit that presents the awards.

...and what do they want? To recognize and promote outstanding works of innovative independent music, and the artists who create them.

What Qualifies: Any CD that has been released in 2015 by any artist or independent record label** anywhere in the world, that has at least one acoustic instrument on at least one track.

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked by December 31, 2015. (For digital-only releases, a CD Baby download coupon must be emailed by December 31, 2015).

Is there a cash award? Yes. One CD selected from among the winners will receive the Album of the Year Award, and a $250 cash prize.

What qualifies: any full-length (24 minutes or longer) CD that: (1) has at least some acoustic content, and (2) has been (or will have been) released for sale to the public during 2015 by any entity other than a major record label. **CDs released by a subsidiary label owned by a major label, or CDs or released by a non-major but distributed by a major label do qualify for consideration, as do recordings that feature electric or electronic instrumentation in addition to acoustic instrumentation. Current categories are: Acoustic Ensemble, Alt-Country, Alternative Rock, Americana, Best Lyrics, Celtic, Instrumental, Latin, Multi-Genre, Progressive Edge, Rock, Roots, Singer-Songwriter, World Beat, and World Music.

The goal of the IAP Awards is to generate increased awareness of independent artists and record companies by promoting and recognizing outstanding innovative works of independently produced acoustic music from around the world. As always, there is no charge of any kind for any aspect of the IAP Awards.

Send one CD per title for as many titles as you wish to have considered, along with an email contact to:

Indie Acoustic Project
570 Union Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80304

If you have released a digital-only album, you can submit by emailing a CD Baby download card to, along with a contact email address. For now, this is the only means we have of accepting digital-only recordings.

Finalists will be announced in at the end of March, winners will be selected from among the finalists the last week of April. If you have any questions, email us at or visit our website at .

The Indie Acoustic Project is dedicated to giving recognition to outstanding innovative independently produced recordings. The IAP website at also features information about the Best CD Awards from previous years, and the 50 Best Indie Acoustic CDs of the 1990s.

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