IBMA Awards Eligibility Form

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Fill out the form below to include a recording on the International Bluegrass Music Awards Reference List. All projects submitted must have been released between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

To qualify for awards consideration, albums and songs must have been released during the eligibility period. “Release” shall be defined as the date any portion of the general public, anywhere in the world, could first acquire (through sale or for free), listen to and hold ownership of their copy of the recorded album project or song under consideration in any format or through any method of distribution. Promotional copies sent to entertainment industry or media entities to foster awareness prior to public release shall not be considered in determining the date of release. At least 50% of the songs on an album must be new recordings first released during the eligibility period to be eligible.

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The IBMA reserves the sole and exclusive right to make eligibility determinations and may require additional information from candidates and/or their representatives in order to make such determinations.  If a member believes an album or song under consideration may not fit within the award’s eligibility requirements, contact the IBMA at (615) 256-3222 or

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