Dear Friends at The Akademia:
With your input, guidance, and support, we have achieved and enjoyed our greatest success in 2017. As this year draws to a close, we want to express our appreciation for your kindness, generosity of spirit, and enthusiastic contribution to the growing appeal of our creations in music. Our accomplishments would not have materialized without your interest and your energies. We expect to welcome the new year of 2018 with a brand new CD album release. Hopefully, you will share our joy by being interested in, agreeing to receive, and listening to the new music material when it is available. Thank you for your ideas, encouragement, and substantive support. Thank you for contributing so noticeably to our success.
Hey, Anwar!!! I am beyond words in saying how VERY much I enjoyed being at your wonderful Gala, seeing you and your wife again and being honored by your marvelous organization! I am tremendously grateful for the recognition you gave me with the "Master Folk Singer-Songwriter Artist" award!!! As I said, "I love you, Akademia! Every award you have given me is a treasure forever, not to mention the eloquent, thoughtful comments about my music, BUT most importantly, I want to say, 'Thank you, Akademia for giving me the inspiration to motivate me to keep on writing, not just more songs but better and better songs!"
We here at: Timin Music Entertainment, c/o CJ & Adam Aldama aka Sizzle would like to thank Anwar, and Keith, & Eddie & Clarence for having us on the KCKQ 1180 AM radio show today. It was very entertaining. If you have anything else you would like to talk to us about, please don't hesitate to contact us here at: Timin Music Entertainment. Thanks for all your support. Have a fantastic day.
CJ...Timin Music Entertainment...CEO
Greetings to The Akademia,
Thank you for all your efforts in promoting fresh new independent artists! We really appreciate it!
You are doing a great work, and I am only benefited. Thank you again for all the times I am excited with the news you bring me in but I only hesitate to write you back all the time to tell you always this one thing: "Thank you, thank you, thank you, it’s going great!!!!"
We're looking forward to attending the 2018 Gala in April. We had a such a great time in Pasadena last year. Keep up the great work.
Dear team awesomeness at Akademia!
Thank you SO much!!!! First off I want to thank you for what we are doing together, it is so important, and the call I had with Stryker was Music to my heart and soul. Thank you so much for your support and professionalism! I love it. And my social networks are so happy! This release for ‘Butterfly’ looks amazing! Great job and much gratitude and appreciation. Standing by in hope, because it feels really good our direction and working together. Looking forward to supporting your great work and reaching the hearts of our family, igniting more joy and love, building bridges and more I have imagined since I was a little girl.
With much gratitude, love and light,
Greetings The Akademia Team,
I want to say Happy New Year! I also want to take this time to thank each and everyone who has help with "Hotta Fyah". This has been a great experience, one that I will cherish forever! I'm looking forward to continue working with The Akademia Team. Let's make this year the best year ever! Please know that I'm very grateful for this continued journey. This has been a dream come through! So looking forward to the future!!! JAH many blessings always.
Thanks a million again,
When I found about this reward yesterday; I told my wife and I went into a full day out of ideas what to express about this, (probably please pinch me because I am dreaming)...I am extremely honored to be receiving this award for the second consecutive time. I am grateful for the recognition I have received for my work, you all have given me the chance to live my passion, and I thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart. Especial thanks to my wife Vicky for all the support and understanding. I also promise to only get better at my music so you can see me here for a more such awards. ‘The essence of all beautiful art, all great arts, is gratitude.’ -Friedrich Nietzsche.
Greetings from Minnesota.
Dear Anwar J. Najmi, President and CEO of the Akademia,
I hope all is well with you. I am writing to you personally and with all respect, because I want to thank you and your splendid team at THE AKADEMIA for supporting all the rather unknown musicians in such a wonderful and powerful way. It is for the benefit of all new and still music today. I told you so at the night of the Gala, April 20th in Pasadena and you might remember that, and I do so now while writing this mail. It has been a real pleasure to be in Los Angeles for a handful of days and to meet all the musicians from all over the world coming together to join your gala - great night! I personally am grateful for all THE AKADEMIA can do for my music and has done so far. You do a lot of great support to my music and I shall not forget that. Once again, thank you so much and GOD bless you.
Greetings from Germany and best wishes!
Thank you, The Akademia. Thank you for this awesome opportunity to make money and music!! I am so grateful to you all. I am happy I am a part of your family, as well.
I have enjoyed myself thoroughly, with the The Akademia Family at the meet and greet and had a ball at the Music Awards Gala! I wish to have more follow-ups with you all, again. I have put in my comments on Yelp! Thank you for the beautiful pictures. I have put them everywhere and still saying your name in my updates on Facebook Live! Thank you for everything! I appreciate you!
P.S. I will be on radio with the news updates entitled "The Akademia Music Awards, Express Yourself". I am getting all who I met to come on radio and give their experience. Everybody is still recovering, I am still partying...lol. I hope to hear you there!
Wendy W. Clardy
Fantastic...what can I say? Thanks so much to all of you @ The Akademia for all that you do! In addition, if you would ever want any testimonials from me re: your commitment to your artists and effectiveness in gaining international exposure, please feel free to call on me.
All the best to you and always,
Dear Sirs or Madam:
I cannot thank you enough for this honor. This means more to me and my family than I can express in this short email. I have been doing this for more years than I care to count.
We are really excited to be an Akademia artist member! We really look forward to all the fantastic opportunities that being a part of your organization can bring.
Blood of Angels
Dear Mr. Najmi and crew,
I appreciate the letter and the news. Grateful for everything. Personally, I enjoyed my time out in LA earlier this year and hope to come out again and I never say no to an opportunity. You have a good thing going if you can get artists to travel across the world to get to the awards ceremony. I was honestly struck by the passion from these artists and the quality of the music. To me it seems as if this could be a viable format for the future of music. It’s very difficult challenge to be a label these days, period. You never know what can come of making the most of opportunities and I certainly hope for the best and hope to make something real out of it. Thanks for your gracious communication.
As a winner of two Akademia Awards as well as the track reaching number one on two of the affiliate radio network chartz, I would like to thank the Akademia team for the great work they have achieved with my radio/press campaign. I very much appreciate their dedication and work in that regard. The Akademia certainly deserves high praise for their support of the many talented independent musicians who are practicing their art and trying to advance their careers in this rewarding but complicated business. I will certainly be submitting my new album (planned release this year) to The Akademia for consideration.
The Akademia team is focused on how radio of the future will be a key of success for indie artists around the globe. Gone are the days where traditional stations will play a song for the heck of it. It's all corporate big bucks through iHeart Radio and other major companies. Indie artists need an alternative option to have their music heard! The team at Akademia is creating this new method to listen, market and share music with your fans around the world.
Our band Haivyn was awarded for our song 'Anymore'. We were invited to their event at the Rose Bowl of all places. The entire night was free from limo ride to drinks. Akademia definitely put a lot financially into this event. Artist from all over the world came to be recognized and the night was not only about awards but an overwhelming rewarding feeling to so many artist that otherwise do not get patted on the back for their efforts and contributions to music. Just to clear any doubt, at no time were we asked to pay any fees to participate in the event. Thanks Akademia for a great time!!!
Sometimes when it seems too good to be true, it's still true. The Akademia is for real and not a scam. They have taken another route that is entirely outside of the old school music industry. No more sitting around and waiting for one guy to decide if your music worth promoting, hearing or not. It's the public that listens and buy music, and so let them decide. No more packing CD'S on a truck, ship, or plane to get it to the people. These days everybody goes to the internet to listen, share, buy and download music. Watch music videos on Youtube etc. and not waiting for MTV, VH1 or whatever big budget tv station that is out there, before they can see their favorite artist on TV. Now that's the new music industry. And this is what The Akademia is using to give every struggling artist a piece of the pie. It's spiritually uplifting when you think, the thing you are doing is not sufficient, and then someone comes by and say hey man it's great. Keep it up! I was at The Akademia April 21, 2016, music awards, and it was awesome. The officials were very friendly and down to earth. It's what an artist need to generate good spirit. I received my award, and I felt proud of myself after all these years of trying. Of course, I did pay to be a member, because I think it is a good idea and it worth it. I look forward to the next award event, and that it will be different from the 2016 event, hope that there will be artist performances. And also that there will be a way for the artists, to start getting something back for their music. I want to thank The Akademia for the award I appreciate it. Bravo The Akademia! Keep up the good work you are doing.
I can only write this review based on my experience and not on innuendo or rumours. Sure I had read all the stuff on the internet regards to Akademia and had to make an informed decision as to whether to proceed or not. I am also a little biased because I ended up with a pretty great award in the process. I started entering my songs with Akademia in early last year. No scam there...They say ...this is the price for the song (or album) to enter...nothing untoward there...they are not twisting you arm or anything!! I have been fortunate to win a number of awards for my music since I started entering my songs. I was invited to attend the Gala in Pasadena. Melbourne , Australia is a long way away and at some expense , as well. I can only say from what I have experienced and seen first hand that the Akademia Music Awards were really a well executed event, with over 1000 people in attendance, musicians of all differing colour, creed, ambition, genre, ect. I firmly believe that the Akademia group of executives truly believe in what they are doing, sure they are running a business, every business has the right to succeed monetarily, I am certain the Taco joint down the road is in it to make money and to survive. I had a great time, met some fantastic people, met the executives who were generous with their time, will continue to submit my music and maybe more...... to the people of the akademia music awards...I say '''well done!'
Luna 13 had a blast! One of the most innovative ideas I have seen in the music industry! The people that are complaining here OBVIOSLY were not at the event! Super professional and a f****n blast!
Thee Identicals are very proud to be associated with The Akademia family and we are grateful for the unparalleled global exposure The Akademia has participated in, to enable us to meet life-long friends and fellow writers and performers of songs from around the world. Thanks to you, Thee Identicals had nothing short of the time of our lives!
We received stats from Facebook 48 hours later stating: "Over 1,000 people are talking about Thee Identicals." That is concrete proof that the Akademia business model is real and potent and we await The Akademia's plans to further the trajectory of Thee Identicals. WE BELIEVE!
Nobody told me so, I attended and experienced it for myself - I was there in L.A. for a whole week. I traveled from the UK to Pasadena, LA and the Akademia Music Awards event was one of the best experiences I have had since I've been involved in music. When God promised me that my music would become international I never dreamed it would be on this MASSIVE scale.
My first professional song "God Will Bring You Home" has now become a globally recognized hit song with the tremendous support of the Akademia Team, especially because of the Award I received from The Akademia Music Awards Team for Best Christian Song January 2016. My Song was #3 in April 2016 before the Akademia Awards Event and now it is back at #1 in two categories on Reverbnation since the Akademia Award event on 21st April 2016 in Pasadena, CA.
If I had followed the rumors and slanderous comments I read on the internet, I would have missed out big time (I believe the Akademia should do something about the slander and false representations being published about it)!
The overall event was so inspiring, I am now working on the song God inspired me with out of that exuberant experience! Thank you Akademia and I wish you much success in years to come!
Bishop Sylbert Clarke
Many things have been said about the Akademia Music Awards and I am here to testify that the Gala was a great success. We were picked up from our hotels in amazing limos, walked a beautiful red carpet, photographed with our awards, and photographed with the amazing executives. The Gala took place at the Rose Bowl and it was an amazing time. The wine and champagne flowed. It was a great for the Akademia to honor those that have won over the past years. It was great way to network and meet some of the most amazing artists. Everything was financed by the Akademia. We didn't have to pay a fee for anything. I am honored to be an Akademia Music Award winner!!
Regarding The Akademia Gala Event 2016, What a night! Perfect weather and a night to remember.
The Akademia is one of a very few organization working real hard to help music artist to grow and get more exposure in a very organized way.I am very honored to get recognition for many years of working, learning and enjoying the process to create music.
To all the staff at The Akademia: Thank you and please keep up with your good work.
El Magico Hector Lopez
The Akademia Music Awards ceremony was super! Thank you for the year of international radio and superstardom Akademia family!
I want to personally thank you (and on behalf of SWAMP DIXIE in New Zealand) for being pioneers in a sometimes corrupt industry and allowing artists like ourselves, who would not ordinarily get a look in, to be seen and heard. Bless you, bless you and stay strong. As we would say in our native tongue in New Zealand "Kia Kaha"
Thank you, for the support, the akademia is such a blessing for independent artists everywhere! I owe my success to the whole executive team at the akademia music awards!
Shout out the Akademia team for the fabulous 2016 Gala event held on 21 April at the Rose Bowl in Pasedena, CA. Also, I would like to say thanks for the nomination and subsequent award of Artist of the Year in the Rap/Hip-hop category. My team and I are expressing extreme gratitude for many reasons. Previously, it has been extremely difficult to get recognized. Getting recognized may have something to do with our choice to address social concerns in our music. This is a choice that I won't wavier on. Thanks to a great Akademia team no waivering was needed. Myself, co-arthor Sphere TU and the Troubled entertainment team will hold this award dear to our hearts.
DJ Trouble Enuff
Dear The Akademia Team:
Many thanks for your kindness, support, and guidance. With your input and enthusiastic contribution, we have enjoyed our most successful year.
Thank you for your significant contribution to our success.
Melotone Muse Productions
I would like to say a big Thank You to the Akademia for all you did for me. All the radio play, media coverage I received helped me a great deal to build up my presence in the music business. Due to all of the Akademia's efforts and belief in my music I met the manager of UnderGround Railroad Entertainment Group and am now a part of Murder Inc/ Def Jam Recordings.
Thank you so much Akademia for everything and I would like to say one last thing to all the Independent Artists out there striving to make a name for themselves. Wherever Akademia puts your music in, please capitalize on that and promote it everywhere because you never know who is watching. Remember you are the one who is truly responsible for your own success! Akademia creates the platform and it's up to you to make it work for you and let music execs, labels and promoters know you exist.
I am humbled and grateful, thank you Akademia!!
Giovanni, Murder Inc/ Def Jam Recording Artist
Dear Akademia, Thank you SO much for this good news! It's a continual happy feeling having my good music in such good hands as yours!...with all of your great ideas and on-going support with excellent contacts and promotion! All Thanks again!
I want to tell all of you who have negative thoughts about Akademia to drop your fears with Akademia. I promoted my first CD "Cultural Fusion" the old way in early 90's with snail mails and phone calls and received US and International distribution without any internet helps. Radio stations aired my music the old way without internet too. This is definitely the new approach to promote your music!
To be honest, all Akademia asked for my submission was a $19.95 submission fee. They are not into this business to scam people's money. After attending their award gala, I was certain of that. This organization will bring the world's music to Hollywood and bring Hollywood to the rest of the world!
Congratulations Akademia for caring and recognizing my music!
I'm impressed with the diligence of this company. They're truly seeking new talent that the music industry so desperately needs! After nearly 2 years of releasing my band's (The Elpis Paradox) album we got noticed by Akedemia and actually was presented with a award. It's been a great uplifting experience for the band. It can be difficult to get any recognition in the industry today and it's great to know that Akedemia is looking out for the little guy. We are very excited to be attending the Gala event in April that they are graciously hosting!
The Elpis Paradox
Two time Akademia award winner King Carter showin love! Couldnt be where i am now without the support of this great label. They do really great things for independent artists.
Great news!!! Thank you for doing a great job of my radio campaign! Cheers!
Again, Thank You Sooo Much!! This is my 1st official Feature Story... It's Priceless to me. I am Truly Grateful and do Appreciate
Everything you've done for me!!! Sincerely,
This is very important to me, i´m very happy, let´s go change the world, thank you!!!
Thank You so much I had a blast. I loved the show it was an awesome event . I would love to be a part of your next live event . Tell everyone I said Thank You so much. Everyone I met had a positive great attitude. It was a very good atmosphere to be a part of. I would like to perform at every live event you have. Happy Holidays to everyone and much love and respect from
I really enjoyed the show and performing and I'm looking forward to the event in January! Thank you for the opportunity and all your efforts! Wishing you a fantastic weekend!
Hey guys, I just wanted to say thanks for this opportunity. I really appreciate all the hard work you have done helping artist like myself get heard. Thanks again!
Thank you The Akademia! All my gratitude to you for your steadfast support. Best,
The Best, I am So Happy to have Won Numerous Awards and would recommend them to any other Fine Artists I know. I am blessed with the recognition among many candidates.
T.C. Eckstein, Vocalese
Akademia Music Awards is by far the "very Best" Winning multiple awards with them is a great achievement.
Jim Richardson Jr.
The Akademia Music Awards strive to help musicians succeed!!
To everyone at the Akademia working on my behalf - I am knocked out with what you are doing! Thank you so much!!! Let's hope for amazing things!! Again, thank you so much and here's to a wonderful New Year for us all!
It's the Best. I would suggest this for anyone I give it 5 stars
Hi Akademia Press Department,
I am very pleased with this feature story. Thank you for the warm presentation. It will be my pleasure to share this link with friends, fans, and family. I truly appreciate the opportunity for its distribution. Special thanks to Brandon and the Editor.
This is "AWESOME" Gauss did a "TREMENDOUS" job on the re-mixes of all these songs. I love it and will share this with everyone I know. I just posted it to face book and will share it everywhere.
As a front man of Los Hermos Band I want warmly thank The Akademia Awards for such an honour to be one of the winners and getting chance to work with you as part of the campaign which already been started.
Riku Turpeinen/Los Hermos Band
This is truly delightful and appreciative in Marquix Global Networks allowing me to be the topic of a feature story. Thanks again to you, The Akademia, in promoting my music. It has certainly been quite a ride in the past year or so being involved with your organization. If there's anything else required, please let me know.
You guys are doing an awesome job and I wanted to personally thank you for your obvious love of music, the biz and the artist. Much love.
Good Job! The header and opening paragraph once again is an example of the quality skills at Akademia. Yes it is complimentary to me but, as well, the conceptual overview is concise and well written. Actually, it was the reviews of my material upon winning that was a deciding point in becoming a member. It convinced me that there was a high level of talent within the organization. I can see that the answers to the questions were not exactly what you would normally expect but that has more to do with the material that I sent than anything else (the material was more about the business than me). The piece does get across the idea that someone such as myself can adapt to the new paradigms of the business and still remain relevant.