Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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Q:  How do I submit my music to you?
A:  Please click here and follow the steps outlined therein to submit your music.

Q:  When is the deadline to submit?
A:  The deadline is always the end of the month. Any submissions received after the deadline will be reviewed for the next month's award ceremony.

Q:  Is there a cost to enter?
A:  A nominal processing fee is required for each entry form.
1 Song = $9.95
1 Full Album = $19.95
1 EP (Extended Play less than 25 minutes) = $14.95
1 Music Video = $9.95
1 Live Performance Video = $9.95

Q:  Can I submit more than one entry?
A:  Yes, you may submit more than one entry.

Q: How can I pay the processing fee?
A: You may pay the processing fee using your credit card or PayPal account.

Q:  Why do I have to pay to enter?
A:  The processing fee covers the cost of organizing, listening, debating, rating & communicating among judges, tallying & posting results. This nominal fee also covers all of the ongoing marketing support for finalists and winners that expose their music to millions of new fans.

Q:  I submitted my artist photo and song file(s), now what do I need to do?
A:  You’re all set. We will contact you if there were any errors in the submission process. Please be sure to keep an eye out for an official notification from us prior to Awards Day the 15th of the month.

Q:  I paid for a music submission but was unable to complete my information and upload my artist photo and song file(s).
A:  Please email your artist photo and song file to submissions@theakademia.com. For album submissions, it is okay to send multiple emails with the song files attached.

Q:  What music category should I submit for?
A:  With 25 Music Categories and 5 Submission Types (Song, Album, EP, Music Video & Live Performance Video) there’s a lot to choose from. Check them out here. The best thing to do is submit your music under the closest category you can find. Rest assured the executives will place it in the appropriate category for awards consideration.

Q: Are cover songs okay to submit?
A: Yes, there is a Cover Song category.

Q:  Is this an international program?
A:  Yes. We accept international submissions from all over the globe.

Q: Do I lose any rights to my songs by submitting?
A: No. You maintain all rights to your songs when you submit.

Q: Does my song have to be copyrighted?
A: We recommend having your material copyrighted in order to protect your work.

Q:  How are the finalists and winners determined?
A:  They are determined by our expert panel of judges, who are senior record and media executives from some of the largest companies.

Q:  When and how will you announce the winners?
A:  On Awards Day (the 15th of the following month), the finalists and winners will be posted on our website. You may then share the awards page with your family, friends and fans through social media and permanently link the page to any website you choose. The awards page becomes a permanent digital certificate of your achievement, complete with your bio, music and website link - a certificate that is then circulated by The Akademia to millions of viewers and industry contacts through multiple media channels. And that's just the beginning of what The Akademia is going to do for you.

Q:  What can I win if I am selected?
A:  Winning an Akademia Award is a career milestone that immediately pulls you out of the crowd and distinguishes your achievements. In addition to your permanent digital award certificate, The Akademia Music Awards provides the opportunity to embark on a full promotional campaign through radio, press, video, record pool, licensing and live event channels. Finally, as a winner, you are automatically entered into consideration for the Artist Of The Year honors at our annual Akademia Gala Event.

Q: What are the Artist Spotlight and Executive Picks?
A: Artists who submit to The Akademia Music Awards may also be featured in the Artist Spotlight or Executive Picks section, social media sites and in direct email to thousands of industry members and fans.

General

Q:  Who is the Akademia Team?
A:  The Akadema team consists of senior record and media executives from some of the largest companies, as well as a full staff of marketing and operations experts. To learn more about our team, please click here. The Akademia was created by artists with the same concerns as you. We work hard to deliver the most crucial promotional services for artists, while minimizing costs. Protecting your interests is our top priority and reason for existing.

Q:  Who are your success stories?
A:  Through our promotional campaign, many of our artists have grown their fan bases from a few hundred to a few hundred thousand and have been able to make music their primary source of income. Please click here to view just a few of our hundreds of success stories and testimonials from all over the world.

Q:  What is Artist Membership?
A:  As an award winner, The Akademia Music Awards provides the opportunity for you to embark on a full promotional campaign through radio, press, video, record pool, licensing and live event channels. Our program is similar to a major record label promotional campaign with one key exception - you keep 100% of the rights to your music and you keep 100% of the revenue. Through our Artist Membership, we have helped hundreds of artists reach the next level of success in their careers.

Q: How do I become an Artist Member?
A: As an Akademia Award winner you are eligible for Artist Membership and may enroll here. If you have any questions about Artist Membership or your strategic plan, you may contact us via our Support page or call our office at 800-827-9891. Please be sure to mention to the receptionist that you are interested in Artist Membership and have questions.

Q:  Which radio, press, video and other media channels do you work with?
A:  The Akademia owns and operates a vast network of radio stations, press syndicates and other media sites designed to take artists from relative obscurity to commercial success. Our network is global, with stations targeting cities from Los Angeles to Rio De Janeiro to Tokyo, each with a significant listener/viewer base.

Award Plaque Orders

Q:  When will my award plaque arrive?
A:  Please allow 4 - 6 weeks from your initial order date for delivery of your award plaque. We are confident that you will be pleased with both the quality and craftsmanship of your award.

Akademia Gala Event

Q:  When is the next gala event?
A:  As an award winner, you are automatically entered into consideration for the Artist Of The Year honors at our annual Akademia Gala Event. The next gala event will be held in the spring of the following year and will honor the Akademia Award winners of the previous year. All winners will receive an official invitation a few months before the event.

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