2020 ISSA Awards

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2020 ISSA Awards Requirements

We are hard at work,  planning for next year’s ISSA Awards.

For artists wishing to participate, please know that the following requirements must be met in order to self-nominate during the months of January through March of 2020. The month of April is reserved for fan based voting and will result in the top 15 finalists in each category.

  1. Artists must produce proof of at least FIVE (5) songs available for distribution through iTunes, Spotify or other major distribution outlets.
  2. Artists must have a dedicated music profile website.  For example: http://www.JoeSmithMusic.com
  3. Nominations submitted for Song, Album and Music Video of the Year must be current songs (within this last year)

(Facebook pages, SoundCloud, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube or profiles do not qualify.)


You have time to create your winning songs, build your fan base, and GO FOR THE GOLD!



The 2019 ISSA Gold Winners that will be judging the 2020 Awards are:

Ava Paige
Arnold Connelly
Bisola Imam
Cat Beach
Colton Cori
Damian Wyldes
Dina Andrews
Emily Lockett
Esther Van Kommer
Guy Paul Thibault
Hughes Taylor
Imran Ahmed
Isaac Banks
Junior Turner
Keith Spinney
Lizzie Miller
Lucas Ciliberti
Marc Hansen
Mariel Morgan
Matt Hansen
Melissa Ramski
Michal Towber
Phil Narmada
Randall Griffith
Rick Landstrom
Scott Stephenson
Shaista Imran


Gold winners will receive free admission, may present an award, and become eligible to perform.  They will be heavily involved with the show, just not as a participating finalist for the following two years. This allows other members to have an opportunity to take home an ISSA Crystal.

After the voting round is complete in April, our judging gold winners will receive ballots with our Top 15 finalists names and information to decide who our 2020 winners will become. Those ballots are forwarded to our ISSA Awards Show Program Director, who then tallies the votes, creates a winners list and takes care of all final show projects at our secured venue.