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IBMA is Seeking Submissions for 2016 Momentum Awards

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Momentum AwardNashville, TN -- The IBMA Momentum Awards focus on artists and bluegrass business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music. The awards are split into two categories — performance awards and industry awards. Performance awards go to one band, one vocalist and three instrumentalists. Three Industry related Momentum Awards are given out each year as well, recognizing a Mentor, an Industry Achiever and a Festival/Venue/Event.

Regional and local associations are encouraged to identify serious emerging artists for consideration, but any IBMA member may suggest an artist or industry leader for consideration by by completing the online Momentum Awards Submission form

As noted above, there are five performance Momentum Awards - one Momentum band, one Momentum vocalist and three Momentum instrumentalists. There are three industry Momentum Awards, for Momentum Festival/Event/Venue, Momentum Industry Involvement and Momentum Mentor.

For more information about the IBMA Momentum Awards, and how you may self-nominate or recommend another deserving person or band for the honor(s), please check out our Awards page. Remember, you have until JULY 20, 5 p.m. Central time to submit your recommendations. Click here for more information and to make your recommendation or submission.

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