The main goal of the I.M.E. is to make way for young and uprising musicians from Iceland, giving them an opportunity to perform on a professional level and even get rewarded with spectacular prices that include recording sessions, music instruments etc. Throughout the years, I.M.E. has proven to be a milestone for young and upcoming bands and is still a great venue for our evergrowing icelandic music scene. Apart from all the great companies that have supported us through the years; music stores,recording studios etc., we have had the great support from Icelandair, Rás 2 (National radio station 2) and FÍH (The association of icelandic musicians).
Every year, 40-50 bands/musicians are offered a chance to perform. Hitt Húsið will select and approve the applications, based on the rules of the I.M.E. Those who will be rejected, will get their registration fee back.