TVMA Rules


Due to popular demand, the Live Showcase option is back, but it is an OPTION! Just as last two years, we will capture your set with one camera FREE! This is not like any other awards event. Nowhere else can you showcase, and get a live video for free! We do this because we want to be fair to all artists, even those that cannot/do not have their own live video. Here are your options:

  • Add a link to your own live video of three songs from a live show, on your profile
  • Bring your camera and video at one of our Live Showcases (first come first served), then add that to your profile
  • Use our video (one simple camera) of your Live Showcase at our event. This will be added to the TVMA YouTube Channel.

Temecula Valley Music Award winners are determined by selection from our list or Peers and Music Enthusiasts, and fans. Artists will be nominated based on originality, lyrical content, melody, and live performance. All profits will be donated to the TVMA Music Education Scholarship Fund. All selection panelists are chosen for their music accomplishments, honesty, hardworking music careers, and their ear for good talent. No person on the selection panel can be within the Temecula Valley. All Sound files and/or videos submitted must be the Artist’s original work (except for “Live Cover Band, Best Youth Cover, & Best Tribute Band”). Artists must own 100% of the rights to the songs submitted. No cover songs by other artists are accepted. Each winner will be selected based on the artist’s profile MP3 link, Video Link, and optional showcase video.
Any artist not being able to showcase, their profile MP3 and Video link only will be used.

Submissions close August 15th

With the exception of “Best Out Of Town” act, all submission will only be considered from artists within these zip codes:

  • 92028, 92530, 92532, 92536, 92539, 92544, 92545, 92561, 92562, 92563, 92567, 92571, 92570, 92575, 92881, 92582, 92883, 29584, 92585, 92586, 92587, 92590, 92591, 92592, 92595, 92596

Artists may submit music in as many categories as they like. You will need to sign up with a different email for each submission.

Mail-in submissions are not accepted.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Show and on the website.

Prizes vary between genres, but all winners will receive:

  • Framed TVMA Album Award and prize packages from our sponsors.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Acoustic – Originals only
  • Blues – Originals only
  • Bluegrass – Originals only
  • Country – Originals only
  • Folk – Originals only
  • Jazz – Originals only
  • Pop – Originals only
  • Rock – Originals only
  • Instrumental – Originals only
  • R & B – Originals only
  • Best Out Of Town – Originals Only
  • Best Youth Original – Originals Only Under 18
  • Best Youth Cover – Cover songs ok – Under 18
  • Best Live Cover Band – Cover songs ok
  • Best Tribute Band – Cover songs ok

Best of luck to all of you!


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