Submission Deadline Extended for 5th Annual IMEA Awards

Following the announcement of the date and location for the International Music and Entertainment Association’s 5th Annual IMEA Awards, the Nominating Committee has extended the deadline for submissions to March 1, 2018.

The eligibility period of July 16, 2016 through December 31, 2017 will remain the same for releases. For more information on the submission process, visit www.IMEAAwards.com/submit.

The 5th Annual IMEA Awards will be presented on June 16, 2018 at the historic Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

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IMEA TO RETURN TO THE PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER FOR 5TH ANNIVERSARY

The International Music and Entertainment Association is thrilled to announce that we will be returning to the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky, for the 5th Annual IMEA Awards. The historic 1400-seat Paramount Arts Center previously hosted the inaugural awards ceremony in 2013 and again in 2014. The date for the 5th Annual IMEA Awards is set for June 16, 2018.

“I am excited to be taking this event back to the Paramount for our 5th anniversary,” said Colt Chambers, President of the International Music and Entertainment Association, “The theatre is absolutely gorgeous, the staff has always been eager to help, and it feels like home for this event.”

“The Paramount Arts Center is thrilled to have the IMEA Awards return to Ashland for the 5th annual awards ceremony,” according...

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IMEA Announces 2016 IMEA Awards Nominees and Early Honors Recipients

The International Music and Entertainment Association is excited to announce the Official Nominees for the 4th Annual IMEA Award nominees, in addition to the 2016 Early Honors recipients. The 4th Annual IMEA Awards will be presented on October 8, 2016, at Middle Tennessee State University’s Tucker Theatre in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Tickets to the show will be available for purchase soon.

Without further ado, the 2016 IMEA Award Nominees:

EARLY HONORS:

Congratulations to the following four “Early Honors” recipients.

Bluegrass Song of the Year: Let Her Roll – Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

Bluegrass Album of the Year: I Want To Go Home – Kevin Pace & the Early Edition

Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: Million Pieces – Samie Bisaso

Holiday Album of the Year: Winter Symphony – Jennifer...

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IMEA Heads to Nashville; Date/Location for 2016 IMEA Awards Announced

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The International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) announced today that the 4th Annual IMEA Awards will take place in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, right outside of Nashville, at Middle Tennessee State University’s Tucker Theatre on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

The Tucker Theatre is located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University at 1301 E Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37130. The Tucker Theatre is a 957-seat theatre that is home to MTSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

Each year, the International Music and Entertainment Association honors the best in independent music and community theatre, internationally. Awards are presented in multiple categories...

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IMEA Announces Additional Categories, Nominees

The International Music and Entertainment Association announced the 2015 IMEA Award Official Nominees on Tuesday, August 4th. Today, IMEA is proud to announce the nominees of the remaining categories.

Country Entertainer of the Year
Curtis Braly
Hicks
Katie Perkins
Tenasie

Pop Entertainer of the Year
Abigail Budak
AnnMarie Fox
Kory Bard
Nikkole

Songwriter of the Year
Billy Grima
Cody Joe Hodges
Ed Roman
Keith Kouns
Marcum Stewart
Matthew Huff
Shantell Ogden

Music Video of the Year
Beautiful Life – Randy Fisher
Daydreamer – Tenasie
Miss You – Lily Lambert
Temporary Solution – Meadows Fortune ft. Jennifer Carrillo
Unpredictable – Celeste Buckingham
Zero – Nikkole

An email will be sent to nominated artists in all categories encouraging them to send in nominations for Management...

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IMEA Announces 2015 Nominees

The International Music and Entertainment Association is proud to announce the nominees for the 3rd Annual IMEA Awards. The 3rd Annual IMEA Awards will be presented on Oct. 24th at the Marietta Performing Arts Center in Marietta, GA. Tickets are now on sale at www.IMEAAwards.com/tickets. Fan Voting will begin on Friday, August 7th.

Official Nominees are determined by an anonymous panel of music and entertainment industry judges, known as the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee then rolls over into a Voting Committee. For music categories, the Voting Committee’s vote accounts for two-fifths of the final win...

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IMEAs Headed To Metro-Atlanta, Date and Location Announced for 2015 Ceremony

IMEA ANNOUNCES DATE AND LOCATION FOR 2015 AWARDS CEREMONY

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ATLANTA – The International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) announced that the 3rd Annual IMEA Awards will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center in Marietta, Ga.

The Marietta Performing Arts Center is located at 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, Ga., 30064 on the same campus as Marietta High School, approximately 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) airport. MPAC serves as the home of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the Georgia Ballet.

“We at the Marietta Performing Arts Center (MPAC) are thrilled to be the host site for this year’s IMEA Awards! Our venue and the City of Marietta offer a beautiful location and atmosphere that promise to make this...

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Submissions Now Open for 3rd Annual IMEA Awards

The International Music & Entertainment Association (IMEA) today announced it is now accepting submissions for the 3rd Annual IMEA Awards. The Association’s members comprised of the musicians, artists, bands, songwriters, management companies, theatre companies, and organizations are invited by the Association to submit material for consideration from now through July 15, 2015, at 5:00 PM EST. Awards nominees will be announced on August 4, 2015; winners will be announced live at the IMEA Awards ceremony in November 2015. A date and location for the 3rd Annual IMEA Awards has not been announced yet.

To submit, individuals and organizations may go to www.IMEAAwards.com. All submissions will be done online...

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Broadway and West End Star, Lesli Margherita, To Be Honored at the 2014 IMEA Awards

The International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) announced today that Broadway and West End star, Lesli Margherita, will be one of several honorees for the 2nd Annual IMEA Awards to be held on October 4, 2014 at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Recognized as one of the “biggest nights in independent music and entertainment”, the IMEA Awards, presented by the International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA), were developed to honor and recognize the best in independent music, theatre, and entertainment, internationally.

Lesli Margherita won the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL on London’s West End.  in 2011 her performance as Lilli/Kate in the Reprise! production of KISS ME KATE earned her an Ovation Award f...

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IMEA Partners With Ashland Plaza Hotel For Discounted Rate

Book your hotel for the 2nd Annual IMEA Awards. The 2nd Annual IMEA Awards will be held on October 4, 2014 at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The IMEA Awards, presented by the International Music and Entertainment Association, were developed to honor and recognize the best in independent music and theatre, internationally.

The International Music and Entertainment Association has partnered with the Ashland Plaza Hotel. The Ashland Plaza Hotel will serve as the official “Host Hotel.” The Plaza has offered a discounted rate for guests attending the IMEA Awards. The discounted rate is $80/night plus tax. The Plaza Hotel is located directly across the street from the Paramount Arts Center.

This will be second year that IMEA partners with the Plaza on this event...

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