Music Competition

Get International Recognition

We reward, mentor and support you to enhance your music career.

Are you an aspiring musician looking for international recognition? Look no further than the InterContinental Music Awards! We provide a platform for musicians from all over the world to showcase their talent and gain valuable industry insights.

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For more than a decade, ICMA has recognized music talents from every continent and regions worldwide. Each year, we reward winners with exquisite prizes, from producing high-quality music taking them to the big stages in front of thousands of audiences, to educating and mentoring them on how to take their careers to the next level!


Our mission is to become the largest music awards in the world, acknowledging and nurturing talent from a 360-degree view. Submit your music today and take the first step toward international recognition!


The 2024 Finalists will be announced on June 30th 2024!

Be Heard by Music Judges in Hollywood

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Our judging panel for the InterContinental Music Awards includes music gurus who have produced and written for big-name artists like Selena Gomez, Bella Thorn, Westlife, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin and many GRAMMY® nominated artists, as well as worked with major companies like NBC, Warner Bros, and Sony.

Win Amazing Prizes!

You deserve to win a prize for your hard work!

Final 2024 Entry Deadline is on April 15th. Hurry Up!

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
“On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I would like to recognize The InterContinental Music Awards. The InterContinental Music Awards is an internationally acclaimed platform that celebrates and acknowledges exceptional musical talent from around the world. For more than a decade they have promoted peace and unity through music by recognizing, rewarding, and nurturing musical talent at every level of success."
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, City of Los Angeles, July 2023
"ICMA has emerged as the preeminent music festival for artists around the world. Done thoroughly and with class, I’m proud be be a part of it."
Portrait of Eytan Ribner, winner of InterContinental Music Awards 2021, posing for their award
Eytan Ribner
ICMA 2021 Winner - USA
"The Intercontinental Music Awards was a great experience for Studeo. They are a very professional organisation who have a great understanding of the needs of independent artists. They include some great prizes along with their awards including mentors.....they took the time to research our music and focus on our needs...."
Portrait of Studeo, winner of InterContinental Music Awards 2021, posing for their award
ICMA 2021 Winner - Australia
"was honored to be one of the winners on this music award for pop song and i must say that after this recognition, I received many offers since this is such a prestige contest. I enjoyed so much speaking with the intercontinental representatives and received amazing tips and help from them!!"
Shalev Alon
ICMA 2019 Winner - USA

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Frequently Asked Questions

2024 submissions are now open through April 15th, 2024.

As performing artists, you can submit cover songs.The judging panel will evaluate these submissions based on vocal performance, instrumentals, or sound engineering and production quality, as well as othertechnical and artistic considerations.

Our goal is to evaluate music beyond billboard standard grounds from a global and ethnical perspective. Songs are judged equally on originality, melody, harmony, composition and quality of the production. Different categories may have alternative criteria.

Yes. For anyone under 18 years of age, we require a parent/legal guardian to complete the entry forms on your behalf, along with a signed parental consentform.

Yes. Entrants retain all ownership rights to all submitted content.

Our judging panel consists of musicindustry veterans, active professional musicians and Grammy voting members. They bring expertise and experience in writing and producing for many incredible singers from all around the world, as well as producing songs for films. They are among some ofAmerican media’s foremost authorities who have interviewed scores of celebrities and top-charting musicians.

1. A single $1000 prize.

2. High-Quality Award Certificate, endorsed by ICMA.

3. Scholarship to the accelerator online training program that rapidly connects musicians to opportunities in the music industry and helps them build their music career (worth $5000).4. One-on-One private coaching sessions with members of the judging panel.

5. Feature opportunities in major media channels that will give you exposure to a large audience, enabling you to gain credibility as an established artist and grow your fanbase.

6. Promotion on the awards website, mailing list and social media.

We offer musicians around the world the chance to be rewarded for their artistic efforts regardless of their gender, ethnicity, nationality, color or race. Our awards cater to music from all seven continents as well as regions or countries that restrict music freedom.

ICMA 2023 Winners have been announced!