INDIE MUSIC AWARDS SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: AUG. 21

The IMAs — the awards program for independent bands, fans and brands — connects artists with new audiences and revenue opportunities by actively promoting winners and nominees to 50 million music consumers, programmers, talent buyers, film, TV & gaming music supervisors and media outlets. The program honors artists who follow their own muse regardless of whether they have previous major label experience, have only self-released or appear on independent labels. Deadline: Aug. 21, 2009. Submit now: www.IndependentMusicAwards.com.