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41st WAMI Awards Winners

The annual awards recognizes members of the Wisconsin Music Industry for their achievements, contributions and excellence. About the Awards For over 40 years, the awards

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WAMI Trophy Information

Congratulations on your WAMI win! You are a pillar of our music community and we couldn’t be more proud to present you with this award.

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2023 Nominations Open

For Immediate Release Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announces public nomination phase for 2023 WAMI Awards Enhanced voting process aligns with organizational renaissance to better

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Member Loyalty Program

We are pleased to announce the creation of the first ever WAMI Member Loyalty Program! Use your WAMI membership to save on gear, software, music licensing memberships & submissions, sheet music and much more. 

Loyalty Program Active Corporate Sponsors

- Phase 1 -

Incoming Sponsors

- Phase 2 -

- Finalist Round Voting Open now through Midnight April 18 -

Voting is now CLOSED


Our new membership plans cover a broad spectrum of Wisconsin music industry professionals.

Now it’s easier than ever to register yourself with WAMI no matter what you do in the music industry.  We have plans available encompassing fans and individuals to multi-million dollar companies.  

Membership Options



Why should I join WAMI? +

Our Loyalty Program offers members discounts on items like concert tickets, sheet music, software, recording studio interfaces, MIDI controllers, guitar & percussion accessories, insurance quotes, music licensing memberships, and much more

Our Member Database is a growing list of music industry professionals looking to connect and network with you.

WAMI Events help grow the local music community offering unique networking and connectivity opportunities.


How could I be considered for a nomination? +

All Wisconsin musicians, bands, vocalists, instrumentalists, recording studios, managers, venues, songs and albums are eligible to be nominated by the general public regardless of WAMI membership status. People’s Choice nominations are determined by a voting process open to the general public.

How does the WAMI voting system operate? +

The nomination period runs for 4 weeks. Votes are collected online through our Voting Portal and tabulated by BroadJam. Anti-spam and anti-ballot-box stuffing algorithms are used to preserve data integrity.

Once nominations are determined, WAMI Members are allowed to vote online on the finalists during 2 separate 4 week periods.

WAMI voting data is proprietary and the results are not available to the public, WAMI members or WAMI Board Members.

How are the WAMI award categories chosen? +

WAMI categories have changed to reflect changes in the music industry, and in the interest of keeping the number of awards manageable. Categories are determined by the Board of Directors based on artist input and an analysis of member votes to determine interests and current trends.

How are nominated artists placed in their respective categories? +

Nominees categories are determined by those nominating them. If and when it is clear an artist is miscast (Ex: a Jazz artist nominated to the Rock category), the Board of Directors will research the situation to determine closest fit.

Contact us with questions here.

I was nominated for a WAMI Award. Do I need to purchase a ticket to attend the show? +

Complimentary tickets are made available to our Hall of Fame inductees, Wall of Honor inductees and our performers. All others are required to purchase a ticket for admission. Tickets can be purchased online in advance of the show or at the door.

I’m a WAMI Award winner. Is it possible to purchase duplicate awards? +

WAMI Awards are created by Eagle Media in Wind Lake, WI. Duplicate awards may be purchased from them directly.

Where will the Awards Show red carpet photos be posted? +

Photos from WAMI events including our annual awards show are published on our website and social media channels. We encourage our members to tag photos in our social media and share their own. Follow WAMI on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

Whom do I contact to ask about charities and charitable events? +

WAMI is proud of its role in promoting music through our charitable giving. Reach out by email to to start a conversation.

Can I disable subscription auto-renew billing? +

Yes.  After a successful purchase visit your account login page, select ‘My Subscription,’ and disable auto-renew.

We’re more than just an annual awards show.

Join WAMI and help us build a deep and dynamic resource for the hard-working members of Wisconsin’s music scene.

Member Benefits

Your most important tool that doesn’t require a road case.

Loyalty Program

Join WAMI for a variety of special deals from free Broadjam membership to discounted concert tickets and gear


Attend our seminars for pertinent information and opportunities to grow your music career. 

Networking Directory

Use our directory to quickly and easily locate everything you need from recording studios to publishers, entertainment lawyers and beyond.

If it’s important to Wisconsin music, you’ll find it here.

We’re an organization for the industry and by the industry. Join us in making WAMI the most important resource for those who make the music happen in Wisconsin.