Congratulations to HIMA nominees so far! These early selections are just a small sample of early nominations. Final nomination selections will be posted in June, including those who are still under review. Submit your music to be considered for this year’s awards happening August 17th at the Avalon Hollywood.

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Hooked Like Helen"Streamers & Balloons"Adult ContemporaryMilanUnited States
Savannah Brister"Feelings"Adult ContemporaryMemphisUnited States
Mt Boi"4 You"Afrobeat/AfropopLagosNigeria
JVMIE & Lionel Cohen"You Can Run, But You Can't Hide"AlternativeLos AngelesUnited States
Tia McGraff"With Love"Americana/RootsApolloUnited States
Terry Blade"Won't Be Around"Americana/RootsChicagoUnited States
Soulgrass/Debra Lyn"If I Never Wake Up Again / Twist The Knife"BluegrassMt. JulietUnited States
Tommy Stillwell"A Light in the Distance"BluesOwensboroUnited States
JVT Band (ft. Tommy Stillwell)"Blue Moon Shines"BluesOwensboroUnited States
Paper Rainbows"Imaginations"Children's MusicLos AngelesUnited States
Steve Bridgmon"Between Sundays"Christian/GospelOwensboroUnited States
Kitt Wakeley"The Storm"Contemporary ClassicalEdmondUnited States
Fabian Kratzer"In Between - 1st Movement"Contemporary ClassicalNurembergGermany
Richard Lynch"Radio Friend"Country (Classic)ApolloUnited States
Dimitris Nezis & Stacey Jackson"Viral"DanceAthensGreece
Philippe Funk (ft. Liz Kretschmer)"Love’s Worst Nightmare"EDM (Electronic Dance Music)LuxemburgLuxembourg
Grant Maloy Smith"Joy To The World"HolidayWakefieldUnited States
Guy Renardeau"Snow White"InstrumentalSaint Yrieix La PercheFrance
Vahagn Stepanyan"Motion"Jazz (Fusion/Bebop)GlendaleUnited States
Pia Vasquez"Ahora Lloras"Latin Pop/RockWiltonUnited States
Herman Rodriguez"Mírame A Los Ojos"Latin TraditionalSherwood ForestUnited States
Gato Blanco"Fora Do Saco"Latin TropicalLos AngelesUnited States
Caitlin Kilgore"Fury and Fire"Lyrics/LyricistSanta MonicaUnited States
Graham Czach"One Human"Message/Social Impact SongLos AngelesUnited States
Jacquie Joy"You'll Feel Nothing"Mixing/EngineeringBrisbaneAustralia
Robert Ferti"Keep It Simple"Mixing/EngineeringMunichGermany
Cali Wang"The City, The Comet, The Whales"New Age/AmbientLos AngelesUnited States
David Deutsch"Iceland"New Age/AmbientBurbankUnited States
GEM Rpm"Ruins"PopLos AngelesUnited States
Kristina Murrell"So Good"R&B/SoulReidsvilleUnited States
Ushuaia & The Wanderlust Orchestra"Somewhere in Lapa"Rap/Hip HopMilanItaly
Mc Norman"Loliwe"ReggaeJohannesburgSouth Africa
Happy To Be Here"Me Now"RockSunlandUnited States
Kick The Wicked"Spit it Out"Rock/Heavy MetalSpringdaleUnited States
Circle the Earth"Too Many Pieces"Rock/PopSunlandUnited States
Nate Highfield"When The Storm Calms"Singer-SongwriterLos AngelesUnited States
Spenser Hyun, Robin Sandoval"Still Be Here"Singer-SongwriterCanyon CountryUnited States
Ella Roberts"The Woodland Folk"Vocal (Female)QueenslandAustralia
Shylah Ray Sunshine"So Far"Vocal (Female)Santa PaulaUnited States
Matt B"I'm Here With You"Vocal (Male)Santa ClaritaUnited States
Shumile Exotic Dimensions"Desert Heat"WorldWatertownUnited States
Masa Takumi"Sakura"WorldMeguro-kuJapan
Melissa Pettignano"Dear Lord Jesus"Christian/GospelSecaucusUnited States
Danaë Xanthe Vlasse"Nocturne Pour Audrey"Contemporary ClassicalWinnetkaUnited States
Clayton Q"Welcome to Nashville"Country (Classic)NashvilleUnited States
Girlie Vasallo (ft. Faith Ignacio)"Come Home"HolidayNew WestminsterCanada
Joseph Lu"Night in the Sky"InstrumentalModicaItaly
OVISION"5D"Jazz (Fusion/Bebop)GreensboroUnited States
Lindsey Webster"I Didn't Mean It"Jazz (Smooth/Cool)Los AngelesUnited States
ThreeStyle "Time to Shine"Jazz (Smooth/Cool)MunichGermany
Dominique Patrick Noel (ft. D' William)"Mi Secreto"Latin TropicalGaithersburgUnited States
Chesney Claire"The Problem"PopLas VegasUnited States
Super Fëmmes"Guilty Pleasure"PopStockholmSweden
Enoka"Do It All 4 Me"R&B/SoulMalmöSweden
Ashton Martin x 1DRU"Limited Resources"Rap/Hip HopAtlantaUnited States
Happy To Be Here"Me Now"RockSunlandUnited States
Live in Color"A Better Me"Rock/PopJonkopingSweden
Mohammadreza Ajdari"Autumn Girl"WorldTehranIran
Signal for Pilot"Upload"AlternativeCarlsbadUnited States
Under The Rug"Lonesome and Mad"AlternativeRuidosoUnited States
Dana"I Am Brave"Children's MusicBlaineUnited States
Damien Horne"The Good Good LIfe"Country (Crossover)MadisonUnited States
Nikkole and Liam Keegan"Never Give Up"EDM (Electronic Dance Music)Los AngelesUnited States
Eduardo Padua & Dominique Patrick Noel"Union DC"Latin TropicalGaithersburgUnited States
Katie Hardyman & Mick Evans"Always by Your Side"Message Song/Social ImpactSydneyAustralia
Craig Padilla and Marvin Allen"Sunflowers in the Wind"New Age/AmbientCottonwoodUnited States
Jordyn Simone"Hold Me"R&B/SoulLos AngelesUnited States
Dan Acosta & Axis Unknown"2 Hell & Back Again"Rock/Heavy MetalMyrtle BeachUnited States
Carlos Garo"Karma"WorldToledoSpain
Baba Kuboye"Ikoyi Boy"Afrobeats/AfropopFriscoUnited States
Presley Aronson"Live Like Paradise"Country (Crossover)Los AngelesUnited States
Taylor Sanders"Firecracker"Country (Crossover)NashvilleUnited States
Alexa Lace"Santa's Bringing You"HolidayStockholmSweden
Paul W. Rucker"Leprechaun Free Dance"Jazz (Fusion/Bebop)Old HickoryUnited States
Suzanne Grzanna"Midnight Blues"Jazz (Smooth/Cool)MilwaukeeUnited States
Alexa Lace"Tenía Que Ser Yo"Latin Pop/RockStockholmSweden
Pacho Buscadoro"Repetirlo"Latin Urban/Hip Hop/RapStrasbourgFrance
Baby Gold"Precautionary Measures"Original Song (all genres)AventuraUnited States
Plastic Rhino"Another Try"Rock/Heavy MetalNorth HollywoodUnited States
Sierra Miles"Grandmother’s Pearls"Singer-SongwriterMedford LakesUnited States