Anugerah Musik Indonesia

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Anugerah Musik Indonesia

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The Anugerah Musik Indonesia logo
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the Indonesian music industry
Sponsored by Sharp (2000–2003)
Samsung (2004)
Country Indonesia
Presented by Anugerah Musik Indonesia's board of directors
First awarded 1997
Television/radio coverage
Network Indosiar (1997–1999; 2002–2003; 2017)
RCTI (2000–present)
SCTV (2002–2003; 2017)
ANTV (2002–2003)
Lativi (2002)
Trans7 (2002; 2017)
MNCTV (2006; 2017)
GTV (2006; 2017)
TVRI (2006; 2017)
iNews TV (2017)
Trans TV (2017)
NET. (2017)
RTV (2017)
Kompas TV (2017)

The Anugerah Musik Indonesia (English translation: Indonesian Music Awards), also known as AMI or colloquially AMI Awards is an annual Indonesian major music awards, to recognize outstanding achievement for improving the quality and quantity of artist in the mainly-Indonesian language music industry. They have been compared to the American Grammy Awards, and British Brit Awards. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards, such as the Panasonic Gobel Awards (television) and Festival Film Indonesia (motion pictures).

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The awards were formalized as the Indonesian Music Awards in 1997 as a joint project between ASIRI (Recording Industry Association of Indonesia), PAPPRI (Singers, Songwriters, and Music Record Producers Association of Indonesia), and KCI (Copyright Office of Indonesia). [1]


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Award categories

The Anugerah Musik Indonesia are awarded in several categories, each of which isolate a specific contribution to music. Anugerah Musik Indonesia (AMI) categories have been added and removed over time. [3] The 2010 awards had 35 categories, [1] while the 2011 awards had 46. [4] The categories increased to 49 in 2017. [5]

The general awards include several awards not restricted by musical genre:

Other awards are given to performances and production in different musical genres, as well as for other contributions such as artwork. The Anugerah Musik Indonesia also presents special awards given for longer-lasting contributions to the Indonesian music industry such as AMI Legend Award and Lifetime Achievement Award (which is not every year presented). [6]

List of categories

As of 2017 [5]

  • Best Pop Female Solo Performance
  • Best Pop Male Solo Performance
  • Best Pop Collaboration
  • Best Pop Duo or Group Performance
  • Best Pop Songwriting
  • Best Pop Production
  • Best Pop Album
  • Best Dangdut Solo Performance
  • Best Contemporary Dangdut Female Solo Performance
  • Best Contemporary Dangdut Male Solo Performance
  • Best Dangdut Duo or Group or Collaboration
  • Best Dangdut Songwriting
  • Best Dangdut Production
Children's music
  • Best Children's Music Female Solo Performance
  • Best Children's Music Male Solo Performance
  • Best Children's Music Duo or Group or Collaboration
  • Best Children's Music Songwriting
  • Best Children's Music Production
  • Best Children's Music Album
Production work
  • Best Keroncong or Contemporary Keroncong or Langgam or Stambul Production Work
  • Best Alternative or Alternative Rock or Cross-Genre Production Work
  • Best Metal or Hardcore Production Work
  • Best Rap or Hip-hop Production Work
  • Best Reggae or Ska or Rocksteady Production Work
  • Best Islamic Music Production Work
  • Best Christian Music Production Work
  • Best Instrumental Production Work
  • Best Dance or Electronic Production Work
  • Best Collaboration Production Work
  • Best Original Soundtrack Production Work
  • Best Vocal Group Production Work
  • Best Folk Production Work
  • Best Contemporary Folk or Country or Ballad Production Work
  • Best Progressive Rock Production Work
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Christian music music with Christian theme

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The Beat describes the AMIs as "The Grammys a la Indonesia". [1]

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