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The Skunk Radio Live Independent Music Awards recognises, promotes and supports the efforts of Independent Musicians and Bands around the world, and is a great way for fans to discover new music and shine the spotlight on their favorite new acts so others can discover them too.

It's that time once again when we take time out to explore and celebrate the top independent (indie) music releases of the year. SRL's Independent Music Awards highlights top new records by fully independent, unsigned, upcoming, underground and emerging artists/bands/producers, including some old classics that are still gaining a lot of traction. The awards also explores the works of self-distributing, DIY and artist/band-owned indie record labels. The SRL Music Awards takes music fans back to music's roots genre by genre so they can hear and experience what their favorite genres of music sound like in their most intrinsic forms while also highlights top artists, bands, songwriters and producers to watch as they progress in their careers. All the focus is on the music and NOTHING ELSE - we don't take into account how good they look in skinny jeans, how much they've donated to charity, what they think about the slave trade, how many women/men they've had, how long/luxurious their hair is, what drugs they promote, how expensive their soundfonts, samples or musical instruments are, how much their studio equipment costs, or what cars they drive - this is not the X-Factor, MTV, BET, or mainstream music in general, you can just turn on the television or radio for that - This is music discovery aimed at discovering and re-discovering the very essence of music and genres.

Voting and nominations for the Skunk Radio Live Independent Music Awards, 2018 begins at 14:05 GMT (just after launch, to make sure everyone's head is in the right place) on Monday, 14th of May, 2018.

Voting and nominations for the 2017 SRL Independent Music Awards began on the 7th of August, 2017 at 00:00 GMT and will end on the 30th of November, 2017 at 23:59 GMT. Winners will be announced shortly after. You can view the nominees and winners from previous years below the updates for this year's awards.


September 14, 2017 14:52 GMT
The first round of nominee selection has been completed for all categories with new music, new music videos and new albums released in 2017/late 2016. Thanks to everyone who voted, please continue to vote and show support for your favorite artists and new upcomers to keep good music alive and play your part in selecting the next generation of top musicians that will make discovering, streaming and downloading new music even more exciting and fulfilling in 2018. Don't worry if your chosen artists haven't been nominated yet, there are still at least six slots left to be filled in each category. The second round of nominee selection is now under way. 

October 14, 2017 00:00 GMT
Music discovery sessions are intensifying with every passing moment as we draw closer to the final round of 7 amazing bouts of mind-boggling music discoveries in this years Skunk Radio Live Independent Music Awards. Keep the votes coming in... 

November 14, 2017 14:11 GMT
It's been emotional. So much amazing music discovered. New artists and bands, and other independent (indie) musicians around the world are surfacing daily at an all-time high. Great work Skunk Radio Live Hunters! You are making The Joint Masters very happy... 

December 2, 2017 04:00 GMT

Deadline extended.

Alas, time went by so fast. So much new music is still being announced, so many new indie artists and bands are making their debuts or preparing to do so soon, and so many new singles/mixtapes/albums in the works are nearing completion. Being avid music discoverers we'd hate to miss out on any of that. Coupled with popular demand by The Skunk Radio Live Hunters (SRL fans around the world), The Skunk Radio Live Joint Masters (our in-house A&Rs/talent scouts) and new music fans just discovering the platform, we felt there were reasonable grounds to justify extending the deadline for voting and nominations until December 30 at 11:59 GMT. 

We've had a lot of new music fans join us over the past few weeks. If you are a new fan, we'd like to officially welcome you as a new Skunk Radio Live Hunter and we look forward to exploring the world of independent music and entertainment with you.

January 1, 2018 15:55 GMT

Voting and nominations for the 2017 SRL Independent Music Awards (S|IMA 2017) has now ended and the results are on their way. We had the priviledge of discovering amazing new independent (indie) music and videos and sensational new acts, and we can't wait to do it all over again in 2018. Thanks to everyone who participated and voted, we really appreciate and love you. We wish you wonderful year ahead, and hope all your dreams come true in 2018.

February 14, 2018 01:04 GMT

Winners announced. Voting closed.

2017 was another amazing year for indie music discovery. With the help of dedicated independent music fans and entertainment industry professionals, music critics, and even artists and bands around the world, we've had the privilege and pleasure of once again exploring, analysing, compiling and discovering some of the top new and classic indie songs, albums and music videos that were released recently or that recently gained popularity, and it's been an amazing experience. We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted and participated, including but not limited to The Skunk Radio Live Hunters - our dedicated fans, and The Skunk Radio Live Joint Masters - our dedicated in-house A&Rs, just to name a few. With your help it is safe to say we've been able to put together a very good list of independent/indie artists, bands and entertainers to watch in 2018, and we hope you'll all join us once again for another exciting year-round independent music and entertainment discovery experience at S|IMA 2018, which is due to commence soon.

We'd also like to take time out to officially wish you all a wonderful year ahead. May all your dreams come true in 2018.