What is the HMMA? Who is it For? Where is it being Held? When is it Taking Place? How do I Participate? What are the Benefits for Music Artists? What are the Benefits for Partners & Sponsors? How is this different from other Awards? What if I don't live in or near Hollywood? Who can Attend? Why Music in Media? Can my Band Perform? Who chooses the Nominees/Winners?
The HMMA are the initials for Hollywood Music in Media Awards, a live red-carpet style awards show honoring the music of visual mediums, the music of independent music artists, and the professionals responsible for placing music in visual mediums. The two-hour awards event features live music performances, award presentations, celebrity appearances, a dinner banquet and shot with multiple HD cameras for a post-edited broadcast.
The HMMA was created to equally recognize mainstream and independent music artists and composers worldwide for original recorded compositions. Additionally, the HMMA recognizes and honors the work of music supervisors, producers and other industry professionals. The HMMA does not select nominees or winners based on record label affiliation, sales, radio play or popularity.
The HMMA Main Awards Event is held at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA
The HMMA Awards Ceremony takes place in November
Music artists and artist representatives can submit music for nomination consideration directly through the HMMA web site or through our designated submission partners. All submission instructions are provided on the HMMA Submit Music page. Industry and foundational entities can participate via sponsorship and/or strategic partnerships. Businesses and entrepreneurs wishing to participate can do so via the HMMA Sponsorship Program. We welcome all interested parties to contact our sponsorship team directly.
By just submitting, your music will be heard and evaluated by the industry professionals that make up the HMMA Selections Committee. This means you're already reaching the individuals you may be seeking to hear your music. By receiving a nomination, you and your music will be evaluated by HMMA Advisory Board, Selections Committee, Voting Academy and HMMA producers.
As a sponsor or partner, your company or foundation will be exposed to a coveted consumer demographic that includes music lovers, press media, industry moguls, celebrities, independent artists and pop culture tastemakers from around the globe. For more info, please contact our Sponsor Team.
There are several unique elements of the HMMA that set it apart from other award shows. Here are just four examples:
1) The HMMA was specifically created to recognize the music of visual mediums and the music of independent music artists around the globe. 2) This is the first music awards show to honor individual excellence for Music Supervision. 3) This is the first and only awards show that recognizes Video Games equally as contemporary visual mediums such as television and film. 4) For the visual medium music categories, both mainstrean and independent music artists are considered equally and not differentiated by record label affiliation, sales, airplay or popularity.
Geographic location makes no difference with regard to where music submissions come from or the evaluations they receive. The HMMA welcomes international submissions. Artists from around the world attended the event.
The awards event is attended by industry, nominees and music lovers of all kinds. Ticket availability is limited and the show WILL SELL OUT so, we highly recommend securing tickets early. The Award show tickets available for purchase are Banquet, VIP and General Admission. Visit the HMMA Tickets page for more info.
One of the featured attractions of the HMMA main event are the live performances. There are six performance slots available. The producers balance the performances to reflect the diversity of the music the HMMA recognizes. A company, business entity or organization sponsors performance slots. The HMMA does not charge or accept money from artists to perform at the main event. If a nominated artist secures a legitimate company sponsor, the HMMA will consider having them perform at the event, if the performance fits the format and quality of the show. The HMMA reserves the right to choose the performing artists regardless of whether a sponsor is involved.
The HMMA Selections Committee is comprised of industry luminaries including music supervisors, licensers, producers, publicists, journalists, artists, managers, publishers and other entertainment professionals. The Selections Committee reviews, evaluates and selects nominees via an internal voting/selection process. Once nominees are selected, the HMMA Advisory Board, Selections Committee and HMMA Producers vote on individual categories. Results are revealed at the HMMA main event and online thereafter. The only exception to this process is the "Best Original Song - Commercial Advertisement" which is done via a public voting portal.