Are the International Publisher Awards open to citizens outside of the United States? Absolutely, the IPA Music Awards are open to all music that qualifies for our submissions guidelines. We have entries from not only the US, but Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, South Africa, and we continue to expand around the globe.
Why do you accept an MP3 version of an Album(CD)? We are environmentally conscious at International Publisher Awards and will accept the MP3 version of an Album (CD). If the recording artist or music producer would like to send the MP3 version to save money and natural resources our judges will evaluate them on the same basis as the physical version of the CD.
Are Awards Programs worth the money and time? Awards programs are one of the most economical ways to increase the prestige of your Song or Album (CD), increase the visibility of your music, increase your credibility as an artist/expert in your field, expand your marketing through our marketing campaigns, expand your social media platform, and are found to have a positive influence on media, buyers, and music reviewers.
If I fill out the online entry form and pay online, how do you judge my book? We have given you the option to enter our awards program and pay for it online, but you still have to submit your Song or Album. You have the option to send a physical copy of your Album (CD), or electronic file of your song or album saved on a USB or Thumb Drive, but please include a copy of your entry form receipt and a copy of your online payment receipt so we may give you the proper credit. If you email us a MP3 version via download link of your Song/Album; please include your contact information, attach a copy of your entry form and payment receipt. Due to the large number of entries, please allow up to 2 weeks for us to send you a confirmation email that your entry form, payment, and Song/Album have been received and processed.
When Can I send in a Nomination for the 2016 IPA Music Awards? Nomination period for 2016 awards: November 1, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Late nominations will not be qualified; however, paid entries for the 2016 IPA Awards are accepted until July 1, 2017.
Does it cost anything to send in a Nomination for the 2016 IPA Music Awards? No, nominating a Book, eBook or Music is absolutely free & you do not need to become a member of IPA, simply fill out the Nomination Form completely before the deadline of January 1, 2017.
What Can I Nominate for the 2016 IPA Music Awards? All products being Nominated (Book, eBook, Music) must be commercially released with a published date 2012-2016, Books/eBook must have a valid ISBN, Music must have a valid ISRC for the 2016 IPA Awards™.
How many times can I Nominate a Book, eBook, Song or Album for 2016 IPA Awards? One nomination per Book, eBook, Song, or Album will be accepted for the (1) free category entry. Additional entries for the nominated Book, eBook, Song, or Album are available for purchase on the website.
What Do Nominees for the 2016 IPA Music Awards Receive? Nominees receive (1) free Category Entry! No purchase necessary to enter the 2016 IPA Awards contest. Nominees must fill out an entry form and send us the Book, eBook, Song or Album entered. If the nominee would like to also enter additional categories, they can choose to do so for an additional fee.
Are there any Restrictions for Nominees? IPA Awards Submissions committee has the right to deny or disqualify any nomination, for any reason and nominees will not receive priority over standard entries. One nomination per Book, eBook, Song, or Album will be accepted for the (1) free entry. Additional entries for the nominated Book, eBook, Song, or Album are available for purchase on the website.
When does the nominee find out and will they know I nominated them? Due to the large number of nominations, please allow up to four weeks for your nominee to receive an email notification, we do not give out the name of the person who nominates the Book, eBook or Music--many people want to remain anonymous and we respect their privacy.