The International Folk Music Awards – What You Need to Know

The International Folk Music Awards are an annual event that celebrates the best in folk music from around the world. This year, the Awards will be held in Oslo, Norway on May 17th. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

What are the International Folk Music Awards?

The International Folk Music Awards are annual awards presented to honor outstanding achievement in folk music. They are voted on by a panel of folk music experts and are presented at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Folk Alliance International Conference. The Awards were first presented in 1998 and are currently given in eleven categories.

What is the history of the International Folk Music Awards?

The International Folk Music Awards are an annual event that honors the best in folk music from around the world. The awards were established in 2002 by the Folk Alliance International, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving folk music.

The awards are given out in a variety of categories, including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and more. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges who are experts in the field of folk music.

The International Folk Music Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the folk music community, and they provide an excellent way to Discover new artists and celebrate the very best in folk music from around the world.

Who are the recipients of the International Folk Music Awards?

The International Folk Music Awards are annual awards presented to Folk musicians from all over the world. The awards were first presented in 2006, and are currently overseen by the American Folklore Society.

The Awards are given in a number of categories, including Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Duo/Group, Best Traditional Album, and more. In addition to the main Awards categories, there are also a number of special Awards which are given out on an occasional basis.

Some of the past recipients of the International Folk Music Awards include Odetta, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Fairport Convention, and more.

What are the eligibility requirements for the International Folk Music Awards?

In order to be eligible for an award, artists must have released a recording on any format during the eligibility period. Recordings must be at least four minutes in length and have at least 50% traditional folk content. Recordings can be of any recording type including live, studio, field or archival recordings. Albums can be nominated in multiple categories as long as each song meets the eligibility requirements for that category.

How are the International Folk Music Awards judged?

The International Folk Music Awards are given out annually to honor the best in folk music from around the world. There are three main categories of awards – Album of the Year, Best Traditional Folk Album, and Best Contemporary Folk Album – with a number of subcategories within each. A panel of judges consisting of music industry professionals selects the nominees and winners in each category.

What are the categories for the International Folk Music Awards?

Since the International Folk Music Awards began in 2002, they have celebrated the diversity and richness of folk music from around the world. The Awards are given in several categories, including Best Traditional Folk Album, Best Contemporary Folk Album, and Best Traditional Folk Song.

Best Traditional Folk Album: This award is given to an album that features traditional folk music from any country or region.

Best Contemporary Folk Album: This award is given to an album that features contemporary folk music from any country or region.

Best Traditional Folk Song: This award is given to a traditional folk song from any country or region.

What are the benefits of winning an International Folk Music Award?

An International Folk Music Award (IFMA) is an annual award which recognises and celebrates the work of musicians and broadcasters who play a significant role in promoting and preserving folk music around the world.

The awards are presented in a number of categories, with the winners chosen by a panel of international experts. Winners receive a cash prize, a certificate and often global recognition for their contribution to folk music.

The benefits of winning an IFMA are numerous, but some of the most significant include:

-A cash prize that can be used to further your musical career or support your folk music organisation;
-Global recognition for your contribution to folk music;
-A certificate which can be displayed prominently;
-An opportunity to perform at the annual awards ceremony (in some cases);
– increased media attention.

How can I submit my music for consideration for the International Folk Music Awards?

The International Folk Music Awards are juried awards. This means that a panel of judges reviews all of the eligible music and decides who will receive an award. You cannot submit your music directly for consideration. Instead, your music must be submitted by a recognized folk music presenter, such as a festival or concert series. These presenters apply to be considered as an Awards Showcase presenter. If they are selected, they then submit up to five (5) recordings by different artists for consideration in each of the four (4) categories: Album, Artist, Song, and Liner Notes.

When are the International Folk Music Awards announced?

The International Folk Music Awards are announced annually at the Folk Alliance International Conference. This year, the Awards will be presented on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Where can I find more information about the International Folk Music Awards?

The International Folk Music Awards are given out annually by the Folk Alliance International. They recognize outstanding achievement in the field of folk music, and are awarded in a number of different categories.

The Awards are decided by a panel of folk music experts from around the world, and the list of nominees is announced in the fall. The winners are announced at the Folk Alliance International Conference, which takes place in February each year.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the International Folk Music Awards, or if you know somebody who has been nominated for an award, you can visit the Folk Alliance International website for more information.

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