Indie Of The Year Contest

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Thanks for another great Indie Of The Year contest. Please help us congratulate NY's Fortune and Spirits as the IOTY 2009 champ. The top 5 was rounded out with Wedlock, Bassel, Backup Johnny and Kwame Tona. You can still check out ALL of the artists that were entered in this years contest over on the Standings page. There was a lot of great music discovered and a record number of bands in the contest this year. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Artist Details User Details
How To Enter
  1. First off, only open to members of Music Emissions (note: this is free). You must be unsigned or only have small label/distribution. ME reserves the right to make final inclusion decisions.
  2. Fill out this form, to add your band and album/EP/Demo you'd like to submit for the contest
  3. Add a vote-for-me banner (or multiple) to your Myspace, Purevolume or band homepage with a link to the contest page.
  4. Send an email to indieoftheyear [at] with a link to your posted banner for approval. Once approved, you will be activated on the voting page.
  5. Get all your fans/friends/family to vote for your band by any means necessary.
  • 1 Grand Prize:
    • Music software - AmpliTube Fender Studio ($139.99), SampleMoog ($229), and T-Racks 3 deluxe ($499) from IK Multimedia (winner needs to have a USA shipping address), RiffWorks Standard Download (value $129) and one FourTrack iPhone App (value $10) from Sonoma Wireworks
    • PR Help - Full 6 month PR Campaign with Rainmaker PR (value $2400), Advanced Worldwide Campaign from (worth $5000), one-year Primo MoB membership ($199.95 value) from, 6 month banner ad on Music Emissions ($180), Featured artist on Future Perfect Radio online station (plays on almost every channel), an article on IndieScreet
    • Equipment - $100 gift certificate from Sam Ash, Snowball USB Microphone from Blue Microphones ($100), Ernie Ball "Tour Pack" (includes 24 guitar sets, 12 bass sets, One Power Peg Winder, Picks and instrument care product $500)
    • Platinum Consignment Package (complete discography, email blast, profile page, web promotions) from ($2000)
    • 100 pro-pak CD pressing from Diskfactory ($230)
    • Outfit the band with a sweatshirt and T-shirt from Play Back Clothing, 4 limited edition American Evil T-shirts and a custom shirt design, sticker design, banner, layout, & album/ep cover. ($200 value)
    • 1 album/EP mastering by Fifth Ave Audio Mastering ($450 value)
  • Second Prize:
    • Music Software: T-RackS 3 deluxe ($499) and SampleMoog ($229) from IK Multimedia
    • 2 limited edition American Evil T-shirts and a custom sticker design, banner layout and album cover ($150 value)
  • Third Prize:
    Music Software: T-RackS 3 deluxe ($499) from IK Multimedia,
  • Top 5 bands:
    Consultation with Rainmaker PR to create a exposure plan. Guaranteed album/EP review on Music Emissions, Featured as Artist Of The Day with a bio on the homepage of Music Emissions. Featured in the Indie Of The Year 2009 Podcast.
  • Top 10 placing bands:
    $25 Gift Certificate for Sam Ash, 6-Month MoB memberships ($25 value/each) from, RiffWorks Standard Download (value $129) and one FourTrack iPhone App (value $10), a track will be selected for the Music Emissions Indie Of The Year 2009 digital compilation
  • All entries:
    Get rotation on our very own Indie Of The Year channel on Future Perfect Radio.

    Prizes valued at over $15,000!


How To Enter

All you need to do is Vote! Each vote cast is a ballot in the box for user prizes. Voting begins 9.1.9 and ends 10.31.9.

  • 2 FourTrack iPhone Apps (value $10)
  • 3 T-Shirts from Playback Clothing
  • 10 limited edition American Evil T-shirts and a 5 pack of stickers.
  • 10 $10 Amazon Gift Cards
  • 2 Sticker packs
  • CD Prizes (Sunset Rubdown, Foreign Born, Jens Lekman, Taking Back Sunday, LIghtning Dust, Datarock)

Please note: user prizes will be announced at the close of the competition. Each of your 3 entries will be an entry into the User Prizes pool. Good luck!


Deadline for voting: October 31, 2009. Winner will be announced the following day.

Fine Print: Only 1 album/EP per artist allowed in contest. The same album/EP can't have been entered in any past Indie Of The Year contests. Full Rules and Regulations. You must be unsigned or only have small label/distribution. ME reserves the right to make final inclusion decisions.

Unfair play: Anyone caught using fake account information or multiple accounts to vote will be disqualified immediately. If you have to question what you are doing then it's probably wrong. Each user gets three votes. End of story.

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IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia is a computer music technology company that offers a diverse range of affordable and easy-to-use music production tools with great sound quality and a realistic look and feel. With over a million installations worldwide, the IK range has been adopted by musicians of every level, from beginners to professionals, to gain access to high-end, studio-quality gear from their computers.

Sonoma Wireworks

Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality products that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. By combining intuitive interfaces and unique workflows, their products enhance the user's ability to create great-sounding music without requiring a technical
background. Makers of RiffWorks recording software, and their latest product, the popular FourTrack multitrack recorder for the iPhone.
The Tower brand is synonymous with media consciousness and entertainment retail. As the entertainment industry evolves, the website continues to be one of the most regarded and visited retail sites on the internet. Every month, over 1,500,000 unique visitors come to the site not only to pre-order and purchase what’s new and upcoming but also to browse and explore the deep catalog, import and hard to find titles. On beat with the pulse of pop culture since 1960, Tower serves as a tastemaker for some of the most passionate and knowledgeable music, video, book and gaming consumers online.

Sam Ash
Ernie Ball

Rainmaker PR
Rainmaker Public Relations is the premier independent public relations agency. As one of the pioneering 'indie' publicity firms, Rainmaker has launched many music careers as well as indie labels. They have affordable rates and can provide concrete results when it comes to exposure for your upcoming album or tour.

Blue Microphones
Founded in 1995, Blue has grown from a pro audio microphone manufacturer into a unique, multi-faceted audio company with a prestigious line of award-winning consumer electronics and microphones. Headquartered in California, Blue Microphones is commonly referenced as "the microphone company of today". Blue is committed to getting the very best microphones in the world into the hands of those who have a passion for high quality audio. These include high-quality USB products for both Mac and PC, iPod accessories, and an XLR-to-USB converter that allows everyone to take advantage of the quality and performance inherent in every Blue microphone on their computer.

Broadjam is a web community dedicated to both indie musicians and fans of indie music. Promote your band or music by joining a social network where you can win prizes and explore music licensing opportunities in TV and film. Find new independent music and collaborate with other indie musicians and fans. We support the top indie bands of the world!

Future Perfect Radio

Playback Clothing

PLAYBACK is revolutionizing the look and feel of eco apparel with a brand new recycled approach.

PLAYBACK's recycled t-shirts and sweatshirts are made by collecting cotton scraps and plastic bottles, breaking them down into fiber form, and then re-spinning them into the soft yarns that are the basis of PLAYBACK’s fabric.

Since 2002, Diskfaktory has been offering End–to End Artist Services to the Indie-musicians, empowering them to be in control of their music career, business opportunity and destiny with maximum potential income opportunity! We offer a singular integrated and cohesive “Digital, Mobile and Physical ” platform aka “ToolBox” which includes a music packaging, discovery, delivery and distribution & fulfillment all under one roof.

American Evil

Ghouls, Gals, & Gorehounds alike, step right up and claim yourself one of the most horrific, sadistic, & artistic creations of our time. A bonafide vision of gore, blood and indecency, the likes of which your eyes have never seen. American Evil will make the walls ooze and your skin crawl with their dark graphics and unruly shenanigans.


Issues with the contest? email indieoftheyear [at] musicemissions [dot] com


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