LIT Instrumentalists

Recognizing the exceptional talents of instrumentalists whose performances showcase both technical expertise and emotional depth. The LIT Instrumentalists Awards category honors those musicians whose mastery of their instruments is not only about technical skill but also about pushing the horizons of what can be achieved through their music.

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LI24001. Best Classical Instrumentalist
LI24002. Best Jazz Instrumentalist
LI24003. Best Guitarist
LI24004. Best Pianist
LI24005. Best Harmonica Player
LI24006. Best Fiddler
LI24007. Best Bassist
LI24008. Best Drummer
LI24009. Best Violinist
LI24010. Best Saxophonist
LI24011. Best Trumpet Player
LI24012. Best Trombonist
LI24013. Best Flutist
LI24014. Best Clarinetist
LI24015. Best Organist
LI24016. Best Keyboardist
LI24017. Best Accordion Player
LI24018. Best Banjo Picker
LI24019. Best Mandolinist
LI24020. Best Slide Guitarist
LI24021. Best Synthesizer Wizard
LI24022. Best Bagpiper
LI24023. Best Harpist
LI24024. Best Vibraphonist
LI24025. Best Marimba Player
LI24026. Best Xylophonist
LI24027. Best Ukulele Player
LI24028. Best Sitar Virtuoso
LI24029. Best Oud Player
LI24030. Best Bouzouki Player
LI24031. Best Dulcimer Player
LI24032. Best Didgeridoo Player
LI24033. Best Theremin Player
LI24034. Best Steel Drummer
LI24035. Best Mandola Player
LI24036. Best Cello Soloist
LI24037. Best Viola Player
LI24038. Best Bassoonist
LI24039. Best Tuba Player
LI24040. Best Recorder Player
LI24041. Best Pan Flute Artist
LI24042. Best Native American Flutist
LI24043. Best Chapman Stick Player
LI24044. Best Hurdy-Gurdy Player
LI24045. Best Piccolo Player
LI24046. Best Baritone Horn Player
LI24047. Best Cor Anglais Player
LI24048. Best Contrabassoon Player
LI24049. Best Kazoo Player
LI24050. Best Theremin Virtuoso
LI24051. Best Accordion Virtuoso
LI24052. Best Bagpipe Soloist
LI24053. Best Cajon Player
LI24054. Best Hang Drum Player
LI24055. Best Hammered Dulcimer Player
LI24056. Best Jaw Harp Player
LI24057. Best Kalimba Player
LI24058. Best Mbira Player
LI24059. Best Nose Flute Musician
LI24060. Best Octobass Player
LI24061. Best Omnichord Player
LI24062. Best Panpipe Player
LI24063. Best Ocarina Player
LI24064. Best Rainmaker Artist
LI24065. Best Saz Player
LI24066. Best Shakuhachi Player
LI24067. Best Singing Saw Player
LI24068. Best Steelpan Soloist
LI24069. Best Theremin Performer
LI24070. Best Glass Armonica Player
LI24071. Best Glass Harmonica Player
LI24072. Best Cuatro Player
LI24073. Best Cuatro Player
LI24074. Best EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) Player
LI24075. Best Serpent Player
LI24076. Best Serpent Player
LI24077. Best Electric Harp Player
LI24078. Best Electric Violinist
LI24079. Best Electric Cellist
LI24080. Best Electric Double Bassist
LI24081. Best Electric Mandolinist
LI24082. Best Electric Bagpiper
LI24083. Best Electric Accordionist
LI24084. Best Electric Sitar Player
LI24085. Best Electric Oud Player
LI24086. Best Electric Bouzouki Player
LI24087. Best Electric Dulcimer Player
LI24088. Best Electric Didgeridoo Player
LI24089. Best Electric Thereminist
LI24090. Best Electric Steel Drummer
LI24091. Best Electric Chapman Stick Player
LI24092. Best Electric Chapman Stick Player
LI24093. Best Electric Hurdy-Gurdy Player
LI24094. Best Electric Piccolo Player
LI24095. Best Electric Baritone Horn Player
LI24096. Best Electric Cor Anglais Player
LI24097. Best Electric Contrabassoon Player
LI24098. Best Electric Kazoo Player
LI24000. Customize your categories:
FI24001. Best Composer
FI24002. Best Concert
FI24003. Best Concertmaster
FI24004. Best Conductor
FI24005. Best Duo Instrumentalists
FI24006. Best Female Instrumentalist
FI24007. Best Group Instrumentalists
FI24008. Best Instrument Song
FI24009. Best Instrumental Album
FI24010. Best Instrumental Arranger
FI24011. Best Instrumental Artists
FI24012. Best Instrumental Band
FI24013. Best Instrumental Collaboration
FI24014. Best Instrumental Concept
FI24015. Best Instrumental Covers
FI24016. Best Instrumental Melodies
FI24017. Best Instrumental Music Artist
FI24018. Best Instrumental Playlists
FI24019. Best Instrumentals Music
FI24020. Best Live
FI24021. Best Male Instrumentalist
FI24022. Best Multi-Instrumentalist
FI24023. Best Musicians
FI24024. Best New Instrumentalists
FI24025. Best Orchestra
FI24026. Best Orchestrator
FI24027. Best Originality
FI24028. Best Performance
FI24029. Best Playlist
FI24030. Best Record Producer
FI24031. Best Recording Engineer
FI24032. Best Remixer
FI24033. Best Section Leader
FI24034. Best Stage
FI24035. Best Stage Conductor
FI24036. Best Symphony

Deadlines & Fees

The LIT Music Awards aims to to recognize a wider range of talents across the music industry, ensuring that all individuals talents, outstanding labels, and renowned power houses are celebrated globally for their magnum opuses.

2024 Entry Period Early Bird
(Nov 10 - Dec 13, 2023)
(Dec 14, 2023 - Jan 24, 2024)
(Jan 25 - Feb 21, 2024)
Final Extension
(Feb 22 - Apr 24, 2024)
First Entry $90 $100 $110 $120
Additional Category $70 $80 $90 $100
Additional Entry $90 $100 $110 $120
Bundle Entries Package: $400 for 5 Credits
Early Results Announcement: April 5, 2024 (Entries Submitted before April 3)
Full Results Announcement: May 15, 2024 (Entries Submitted after April 3)

*Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the LIT Music Awards for the entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded. Multiple categories must be submitted with your initial entry in order to be counted as “additional categories”.

*The LIT Music Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

2024 Benefits and recognition

The LIT Music of the Year will receive a complimentary statuette and a professionally designed certificate to celebrate their win. The winning entries will be highlighted on the main page of the LIT Talent Awards website, and published on our official social media platforms.

In addition, Platinum, Gold and Silver winners will receive a complimentary certificate, press release template, as well as graphic downloads for marketing purposes. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective LIT Music Awards statuette with a reasonable fee.


The LIT Music & Category Winners of the Year will receive a complimentary statuette and a professionally designed certificate to celebrate their win.


All winners will get chance to showcase your winning music with a published interview on our third party media partner – Muse.World’s website.


Every winner gets a dedicated Winner’s Page for up-to 5 years to promote your achievement on our correspondence, social media, websites, and more.
2024 Benefits / Winning Level LIT Music Of the Year Categories Winners Platinum Winners Gold Winners Silver Winners
LIT Music Awards Statuette
Seasonal Features on LIT’s Winners Highlight Section
Listed in Official Winner Press Release
Priority Features on LIT Music Awards e-Newsletter
Spotlighted Winner Article on Media Partner Site – Muse.World
Dedicated Social Media Posts
Exclusive Access to Winner’s Interview
Dedicated Winner’s Page
Eligible to Purchase LITO Statuette
Winner Certificate
Winner’s Digital Badge
Press Release Template

The LIT Music Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

submission format

You can submit your entries by uploading your video link from YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vimeo, or any other online mediums, that will take judges directly to the work.

If there are any supporting images/PDFs/documents, it should be saved under 4MB.

*It is recommended that you keep your synopsis to approximately 350 words. The project description should strengthen your entry, as well as provide the jury with a better understanding of your submission. A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries.