GiGhive taking Independent Music Brands to the Next Level Presents its First IANMA Awards

Honoring excellence in the Music Arts and cultivating a higher standard, purpose and awareness of the independent music brand

KENOSHA, Wis., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GiGhive, the Internet's fast growing independent network site for music brands, proudly presents its first annual Independent Artist Network for the Music Arts (IANMA) Awards. The IANMA Awards is unique in that while it honors and acknowledges excellence in the Indie Music Arts, its primary focus is highlighting the best in independent music and recognizing the newest trailblazers in their various artistic platforms. 

The IANMA 2013 Online Awards is an event dedicated to discovering, rewarding, supporting and showcasing the top independent music branded artists, musicians and professionals from the U.S and around the world.

"We are excited and pleased to finally introduce the GiGhive Music Brand to the world with this annual presentation!" says Duane Charles, GiGhive Inc. Founder and CEO.  He adds, "There is no better way to bring to light our commitment to independent artist brands and underground artists by celebrating those that define the movement and invigorate our original purpose which is to uncover hidden talent globally!"

Technology has made the launch of an independent recording career open to any artist with a computer, which has inundated the net with a bombastic music scene too expansive to effectively filter. Artists are rampantly seeking credible platforms that can help establish their brand without compromising their individuality.

This indeed is the intention of Gighive's IANMA: to reverence excellence in the Music Arts and to cultivate ideal premium art of higher standard and purpose, while bringing awareness of these independent music brands that typically fly under the mainstream media radar.

Nominees TBA October 5th 2013

21 Award Winners TBA on December 7th 2013  IANMA.ORG/AWARDS

To enter, you must be a Music Professional, Producer, Indie Band, Musician or Aspiring Artist who:

1. Owns an official website (dot com) and is actively promoting services or music from it.

2. Using sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation, etc; to promote your website.

3. Has a decent following or has/had accomplishment/achievements in music industry or related field.

4. Has a professionally written; detailed About Me/Bio somewhere on website.

5. Has a quality brand that stands out on the web and is looking for new ways to stand out from the crowd.

There is no cost to enter or to submit your website.
All approved website listings are automatically entered into the 2013 IANMA Awards Online Event.

Top Artist Achievements

Best Music Video

Best Song

Most Influential Artist Brand

Top Overall Music Brand

Top Artist Honors

Independent Artist

Singer Songwriter

Independent Band

DJ - Disc Jockey

Best of Independent Music Arts Categories

Music Producer

Music Photographer 


Music Composer 

Music Teacher 

Music Engineer

Music Blogger

Indie Designer

Artist Achievements

Best Music Photograph

Best Website Design

Best Artist Biography

Best Original Songwriting

Best Musical Performance

Four Major Categories

Twenty One Individual Award Honors

5 Nominees per Award

Top Artist Achievements Cash Prize - $2000.00 per winner

Top Artist Honors Cash Prize - $1500.00 per winner

Best of Independent Music Arts Categories Cash prize - $1000.00 per winner

Artist Achievements Cash Prize - $500.00 per winner

Winners will also be awarded The Microphone IA

$25,000.00 in cash awards

Initial sponsorship brought to you by the GiGhive Independent Artists Agency

GiGhive Independent Artists is a growing music network and directory of independent artist brands that endeavor to compete at a high level in a music industry designed to maximize revenue from advertising, product sponsorships and music sales.

Media Contact: Duane Charles GiGhive Independent Artists, (262) 657-1075,

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