Submissions Guidelines 2017
The Indie Acoustic Project is now accepting submissions for the IAP's Best CDs of 2017 Awards.
Definitions for Selection Purposes
Acoustic music: Any music inspired by or based on any folk music tradition, but into which new innovations, hybrids, improvisations, or ideas have been added. This definition will include original music, as well as traditional music which has been expanded upon, refined, added to, or blended with another musical form.
Traditional music: For purposes of this project, traditional music is any musical form that has developed into a clearly defined and easily recognizable style. Therefore "traditional" will be used to describe not only regional indigenous musical styles such as traditional Celtic ballads, Appalachian folk songs, or sea chanteys; but also jazz, classical, bluegrass, blues, big band, chorale, and gospel.
So, for example, a strictly traditional rendering of either bluegrass or Irish fiddle tunes would not qualify for the IAP Awards, but a version of those same songs where any innovation or cross-cultural aspect has been added (no matter how small) would qualify.
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