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: There is no deadline. You may submit your music any time during the month for review by our executive team. You should receive a response within 72 hours. Up to three entries per month may be submitted for review.

Q:  Is there a cost to enter?
A: No, there is no cost to submit your music for review and evaluation by our executive team. 

Q:  Can I submit more than one entry?
A:  Yes, up to three entries may be submitted for review per month.

Q: I submitted my artist photo and song file(s). Now what do I need to do?
A: Once you receive a confirmation email from us, you should be all set. Otherwise, we will contact you by email within two hours if there are any missing items in your music submission. Please keep an eye out for the official review and evaluation from our executive team within 72 hours.

Q:  I started my music submission but was unable to complete my information and upload my artist photo and song file(s).
A:  If anything is missing from your file when submitted, you should receive an email from our team within two hours containing the link to upload the missing items and complete your submission.

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 award 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. Our executive team possesses over 100 years combined music executive experience and has auditioned tens of thousands of submissions over the years giving them a keen and objective sense of an artist's potential.

Q:  When and how will you provide feedback or announce the award winners?
A:  You should receive feedback from our executive team and possible award recognition within 72 hours. If selected as an award winner, you may then share your digital certificate with 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 review, photo, music and website link - a certificate that is also then circulated by The Akademia to thousands of viewers and industry contacts through multiple media channels. And that's just the beginning of what The Akademia can do for you as an artist.

Q:  What happens if I am selected for award recognition?
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 provides the opportunity for you to purchase a beautiful award plaque to display on the wall of your office or studio and to embark upon a global marketing campaign through radio, press, video, retailers, licensing and live event channels at minimal cost to you. Finally, as an award winner, you are automatically entered into consideration for the Artist Of The Year honors at our annual Akademia Gala Event.


Q:  Who is the Akademia Team?
A: The Akademia 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 recognition and global marketing 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:  In addition to award recognition, the Akademia provides the opportunity for you to embark on a global music marketing campaign through radio, press, video, retailers, licensing and live event channels. Our program is a major label style promotional campaign with one key exception - you keep 100% of the rights to your music and the cost to you is capped at less than $50 per month. 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: You may enroll as an Artist Member and initiate your global marketing campaign here. Artist membership also includes a full music evaluation by our executive team. If you have any questions about Artist Membership or your global marketing campaign, you may contact us via our Support page or call our office at 800-259-6185.

Q:  Which radio, press, video, retail, licensing and live channels do you work with?
A:  The Akademia owns and operates a vast network of radio stations, press syndicates, retail sites, licensing and live portals 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:  Once you've placed your award plaque order, 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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