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CLIO MUSIC AWARDS: 2018 Call For Entries

The Clios have issued a call for entries for the upcoming Clio Music Awards to be held this October during Advertising Week in NYC. Launched 5 years ago and created in partnership with Billboard, Clio Music underscores the visceral power of music to connect consumers and brands. It lives as a section within the annual Clio Awards event dedicated to honoring work that spans artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising.

Work is eligible if it first appeared in public between January 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018, and there are three deadlines (April 20, May 18, and June 29, 2018) for submission with entry fees slightly increasing with each one, so it’s ideal to submit early. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate great work and fuel awareness with brands, agencies, and others in the music ecosystem.

For key dates, fees, the recently-announced jury list, and a full list of mediums and categories, please visit Clios.com/music. For creative inspiration, you can also review winning entries or the recap video from the 2017 Clio Awards, held at Lincoln Center last October with musical guests Iron and Wine and Marian Hill, and the 2017 Clio Music Honorary Award recipient Swizz Beatz.

The first entry deadline is coming up on April 20! See here for a complete one sheet with deadlines and info.

See here for full Entry Packet Info!

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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