LIT Music Awards

LIT Music Awards

Your Path to Musical Recognition

Welcome to the LIT Music Awards, where you dive into the heart of the music universe to celebrate the ignition of your tunes on a grand and global stage! We invite musicians, songwriters, composers, instrumentalists, music video creators, and music enthusiasts from around the world to be part of this extraordinary celebration of musical excellence.

The LIT Awards honors the creativity, innovation, and passion that fuel the world of music. Whether you're an emerging artist looking to make your mark or an established musician seeking new avenues for recognition, the LIT Music Awards is your platform to shine.

Discover the unique opportunities that await you, and let your musical journey begin with the LIT Music Awards.

LIT Branding

Elevating Excellence Across Diverse Disciplines

The LIT branding specializes in a wide spectrum of creative domains, including music, film, video, performance arts, advertising, design, and photography, recognizing and celebrating outstanding achievements in these diverse fields.

Under the LIT umbrella, we proudly present prestigious awards such as the LIT Music Awards, LIT Entertainment Awards, London Design Awards, and London Photography Awards. The LIT logo serves as a symbol of recognition, representing the pinnacle of accomplishment in the creative world.

Entry Information

The LIT Music Awards is open to all emerging and established artists, musicians, songwriters, composers, instrumentalists, music video creators, audio recording professionals, agencies, production houses, entertainment companies, and publishers. Any person, group, or organization may turn in their submissions online. To be eligible, an entry must have been produced after January 1, 2022. Entries may originate from any country.

Enter Awards

The LIT Music Awards competition is designed for the convenience of each entrant through a fully online submission process.

LIT Music Awards - Online Registration
Step 1
Online Registration
LIT Music Awards - Online Submission
Step 2
Online Submission
LIT Music Awards - Entry Evaluation
Step 3
Entry Evaluation
LIT Music Awards - Winners Selection
Step 4
Winners Selection

Submission Requirements - 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 before uploading.

*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.

Enter Awards

To ensure high standards of high quality, a category may have multiple winners or no winners. Submission is critiqued rated by consensus, with the panel of judges determining a rating on a scale of 100 points.

There are FIVE (5) levels of achievement in the competition:

LIT of the Year
Category Winner of the Year
Platinum Winner (85-100 points)
Gold Winner (70-84 points)
Silver Winner (50 - 69 points)

*Entries receiving an average score under 50 do not receive an award.

Enter Awards

Entries are judged at random without comparison to other entries in the same categories. Each category will be meticulously adjudicated by different acclaimed professionals of various backgrounds and expertise, based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation and Originality: Rewarding unique, groundbreaking, and genre-defying musical elements.
  • Content: Rating the creativity, depth, and originality of the content, encompassing lyrics, themes, and messages, and their integration with the music.
  • Artistic Mastery / Skill / Technique: Evaluate the technical skill and creativity in the work's musical composition, the emotiveness and technical control in vocal performance, and the precision and expression in instrumental play. It captures the overall proficiency and artistry displayed in the piece.
    • Musical Composition: Evaluating the complexity, originality, and technical proficiency in the music's melody, harmony, rhythm, and structure.
    • Vocal Performance: Judging the quality, expression, range, and technical ability of the vocal delivery, including dynamics and phrasing.
    • Instrumental Proficiency: Assessing the skillfulness and expressiveness of the instrumental performances within the piece.
  • Quality: Evaluating the clarity, balance, and professional finish of the production, encompassing both audio and visual elements if applicable.
  • Impression / Wow! Factor: Reflecting on the immediate emotional impact, memorability, and the ability of the performance to captivate and engage the audience.
    • Audience Impact and Relevance: Considering the cultural impact, popularity, and contemporary relevance of the music.
    • Artistic Cohesiveness: Assessing how well the music, lyrics, and performance come together to form a unified artistic statement.
  • Overall Performance: This criterion encompasses the execution of the piece as a whole, including the synergy between musical and visual elements, the arrangement, the dynamics of the performance, and the artists' ability to convey the intended mood and message of the piece. It reflects how all elements come together to create a compelling and engaging experience for the listener.
The LIT Music Awards and International Awards Associate Inc’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.

Nominate A Juror

Why LIT Awards? - 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. There are no acceptance fees for winners. Our mission is to maximize the connection of our entrants to new audiences and opportunities.

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Entry Fees

Standard
Entry Fees

The Regular entry fees are $100 for each music submission. There are no limits to the number of entries able to be submitted.

Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the LIT Music Awards for entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.

Multiple entries must be submitted at the same time as your first entry in order to be counted as "additional entries". An entry submitted at a later time will be counted as a "first entry".

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Bundle Entries Package

Participants may opt to purchase a Bundle Entries Package, which can be used within the year of the competition when the package is purchased, ensuring maximized exposure paired with massive savings.

The package is priced at $400 for 5 Credits. One (1) Entry Category = One (1) Credit.

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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 S2 Entry Period Early Bird
(May 15 - Jun 20, 2024)
Regular
(Jun 21 - Jul 17, 2024)
Final
(Jul 18 - Aug 21, 2024)
Final Extension
(Aug 22 - Sep 18, 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
Results Announcement: November 8, 2024

*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.

Tunes of Triumph

Celebrating Music's Best

WINNER'S BENEFITS

2024 Benefits / Winning Level LIT of the Year Category 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.

Why LIT Music Awards

The LIT Music Awards honors the far-reaching efforts of music, music video, songwriting, influencers to instrumental performances across the globe. Step into the world of LIT Music Awards and unlock a world of opportunities. Find out why joining our prestigious competition is your key to musical recognition and creative growth.

  1. Global Recognition

    Gain international exposure and recognition for your musical talents, reaching audiences beyond borders.

  1. Industry Credibility

    Enhance your professional reputation by showcasing your expertise to a global audience.

  1. Reputable Blind Judging

    Have your work evaluated impartially by a panel of esteemed industry experts and leaders.

  1. 5 Years Recognition

    Enjoy five years of recognition with your work prominently featured on the LIT Music Awards website.

  1. Professional Validation

    Win the respect and admiration of your peers and colleagues in the community.

  1. No Acceptance Fees

    Enjoy a hassle-free submission process without any acceptance fees.

  1. Simple Online Submission Process:

    Submit your work easily through our user-friendly online platform.

  1. Affordable Entry Fees

    Benefit from affordable entry fees that make participation accessible to all.

  1. Diverse Categories

    Explore a wide range of categories that encompass various aspects of music, from composition to performance.

  1. Interview with Winners

    Winners have the opportunity to share insights in an exclusive interview featured on Muse.World, our Media Partner's website.

  1. Portfolio Enhancement

    Enhance your portfolio with award-winning projects, boosting your professional image.

  1. Increased Visibility

    Get your music in front of a wider audience through our media partners.

  1. Celebrate Your Team

    Recognize the hard work and dedication of your team or agency.

  1. Professional Development

    Participating challenges you to improve and refine your musical abilities.

  1. Future Opportunities

    Open doors to future projects, collaborations, and career opportunities.

  1. Market Differentiation

    Stand out in a competitive market by showcasing your award-winning projects.

  1. Exposure to New Genres

    Explore music beyond your comfort zone and broaden your horizons.

  1. Support the Arts

    By participating, you contribute to the celebration and preservation of musical excellence.