THE ULTIMATE MUSIC AWARDS

Eligibility

 

MUSIC

We strongly recommend – but do not require – that all submitted material is copyrighted.

  • Music submissions (Album, EP, Song, Music Producer) must be self-released or an independent label release; Major label music released by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group or any of their sub labels is NOT Eligible

  • Music must be released or be intended to be released in physical, digital download or streaming format – for sale or free – between October 1, 2018 – July 31, 2020 (for the 1st annual program)

  • Demo recordings are NOT Eligible

  • Original material is eligible in every category

  • Album Categories are NOT eligible.

  • EP Categories: may consist of any mix of original; should be 3-5 songs & 25 minutes or less (exceptions can be made for work publicly described or reviewed as an EP)

 
DESIGN / VISUAL ARTS

We recommend – but do not require – that all submitted material is copyrighted.

  • Music Video submissions must contain music that is either self-released or released by an independent label

  • Design submissions may feature independent artists

  • Video and Design projects must be released or be intended to be released in physical, digital, or streaming format – for sale or free – between October 1, 2018 – July 31, 2020 (for 1st annual program)

  • Music Video submissions may contain original music

Membership

The Ultimate Music Awards (UMA) is a for-profit organization established to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our Independent Artists. Membership is open to those who are now, or have previously been, active in the music industry and individuals who are not professionally affiliated with the recording industry, but who have demonstrated a keen knowledge of and interest in recorded music.

 

All products created, produced, engineered, and recorded by a U.S. artist, musician, or technician released during the eligibility year and primarily for distribution in the U.S. is eligible for inclusion on the preliminary voting ballot. The final ballot is made up of a maximum of five of the top voted preliminary ballot nominees in each category. ONLY VOTING MEMBERS of the Ultimate Music Awards that have applied for membership at least two months prior to the awards recipient announcements are eligible to vote in the Ultimate Music Awards balloting.

Application

 

Dues shall be $100.00 per two (2) year period, payable 2 months prior to the virtual awards recipient announcements. Membership dues are tax deductible to the extent provided for by law. Please consult with your tax advisor for specific tax advice. Please note, all credit card and PayPal transactions have a 3% handling fee added to total

amount(s) due.

 

To join the Ultimate Music Awards, please complete the application form (downloadable PDF).

To renew your membership, please complete the application form (downloadable PDF).

 

The application is confidential and is for UMA use only.

 

For more information email the UMA office at: info@ultimatemusicawards.com.

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