InterContinental Music Awards Announces New ICON Award with $1,000 Cash Prize for Iconic Global Winner


NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS! ICMA Winners Announced July 2022, Celebrate Organization’s 10th Anniversary with New ICON Prize and $1,000 Cash Prize

Colorful collage of ICMA winners of 2021

The 2021 ICMA winners represent the organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity and the global music community.

A young man in a purple shirt smiling, this is Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi, founder and executive director of ICMA.

Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi, Founder and Executive Director, InterContinental Music Awards

Entries are now open for the world’s most diverse and inclusive music awards, the InterContinental Music Awards, which are celebrating their 10th anniversary!

We are committed to supporting and promoting great music and talented musicians, and to uniting this global community.

— Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi, Executive Director

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, Feb. 3, 2022 / — Who wouldn’t love to be a music ICON? Today, InterContinental Music Awards (ICMA) Founder and Executive Director Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi announced that the 2022 InterContinental Music Awards are celebrating ten years of concerts and competitions by adding the “ICON” award, along with a cash prize of $1,000 to be given to the recipient. . Essentially, this new highest award tier is akin to “Best in Show” on a global musical level and will be chosen from the pool of official winners from all continents. Entries are now open for the world’s most diverse and inclusive music awards; musicians can submit their ICMA nomination until midnight April 15, 2022 PST at

ICMAs are unique in their global reach, inviting performers, songwriters and producers to submit music based on the genre and continent where they believe their music is best suited to compete. For example, an Iranian woman who dreams of performing K-Pop can submit her music to compete in Korea in the K-Pop category. A rapper from Norway can apply to compete in the North American Hip Hop category. ICMA’s mission is to reduce geographical barriers and embrace music as a tool of unity. As a bonus, they are also offering the new cash prize and meaningful music education opportunities for winners and runners-up.

The InterContinental Music Awards is a Los Angeles-based music competition that annually rewards and recognizes musical talent from around the world. Entries are ranked by geographic continent or region, as well as musical genre, and are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with years of experience in the music, entertainment, film and media industries in Hollywood. Winners receive $1,000 cash, career-boosting prizes including a full DIY music school scholarship, one-on-one coaching and mentoring from judging panel members, the opportunity to submit a sync license, a chance to perform in the InterContinental Concert Series, CD Baby discounts, and more.

Available for interviews and commentary on the ICMA Awards are:

– Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi, Executive Director of ICMA
– Jury members in various genres
– Former ICMA interns who have progressed in their career through rewards benefits

Deadline: Regular deadline ($45 per registration): April 15, 2022
Nominees notified: June 2022
Announcement of winners: July 2022

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About prices:
Founded in 2011 by Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi, the InterContinental Music Awards is committed to championing musical diversity and promoting unity among all peoples of the earth. The awards program is open to musicians worldwide, who compete against their peers across geographic regions and in more than 145 musical genres. To date, ICMA has recognized over 220 talented musicians in over 35 countries. Winners benefit from the educational and promotional opportunities provided by ICMA, allowing them to advance their musical careers. Visit

About Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi:
Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi is the Founder and Executive Director of the InterContinental Music Awards, the world’s most cultural and inclusive music and songwriting competition. He is also an award-winning musician, inventor, and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. For more information visit

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