The 2020 Music Competition: Year two!

Last year, the Indie Originals Music Competition helped more than 30 indie bands become AWARD-WINNING bands! Doors are opening for these bands because of their talent, and because they have been recognized as award-winning musicians. YOUR project can be added to the growing list of award-winners in the 2020 Indie Originals Music Competition!

This is not a typical music competition judged by angry industry burnouts. The judges are excited to hear what you’ve created! They are open-minded, engaged, optimistic, and willing to find a jewel in every rock. Indie Originals is the only competition that offers a line or two of constructive feedback, but only if you want it. AND - this is the sole competition with a global podcast. Many of last year’s entries were featured on the IOL show. Yours might be next!

Check out the 2019 winners!

Some of last year’s winners were invited to perform at IndieCon, the Indie creators’ convention and awards ceremony. One of the category winners was selected for free studio time at Trebla Studios, and another was awarded an opportunity to open for a popular act at a large venue in Philadelphia. This year’s prizes will be even cooler, including a prize package worth more than $2,500 for Song of the Year!

Early entries are being accepted September 1, 2019 through midnight June 15, 2020. Only $19 per entry! You may enter as many songs and categories as you’d like. Take advantage of our low pricing while you can. Don't wait! Enter today.    


  • Must be original music (a parody is considered "original.")

  • Each entry is considered for airplay on one of the IOL channels.

  • Full rules here



  1. Alternative rock

  2. Blues

  3. Bluegrass

  4. Christian/Inspirational

  5. Country

  6. EDM/Electronic

  7. Experimental

  8. Folk 

  9. Hip-Hop/Rap 

  10. Instrumental

  11. Jazz, Instrumental

  12. Jazz, Smooth Jazz

  13. Latin

  14. Lounge

  15. Metal

  16. Pop

  17. Reggae/Island

  18. Rhythm and Blues

  19. Rock

  20. Singer/Songwriter

  21. Soundalikes (do you sound exactly like a well-known singer, alive or dead?)



  1. Best new artist (per genre)

  2. Best overall song (per genre)

  3. Best instrument arrangement (per genre)

  4. Best vocal performance (per genre)

  5. Best music video (per genre)

  6. Best lyrics (per genre)

  7. Best CD/album cover (per genre)

  8. Best Song Parody - NEW CATEGORY!

Bianca Jazmine

2019 Indie Originals Award Winner

Best Music Video for "You'll Find Love" 

Best Vocal Performance for "The Key" 

Press? Contact info at indieoriginals dot com. Official IndieCon 2019 press release here:

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