Willie Sugarcapps, Vienna Teng, Valerie June, The Bankesters, Pete Seeger, The Soul of John Black, I See Stars, Rabbit Rabbit, Sultans of String, Elizabeth Mitchell, Marcio Novelli and Fanfara Tirana Meets Transglobal Underground Are Among The 13th Independent Music Awards Winners
Â Fan Online Voting Will Determine The 13th IMA Vox Pop Winners In addition to the judge-determined winners, music fans from around the world have until midnight Friday, July 18th to champion their favorite Nominees and determine The 13th IMA Vox Pop Winners by voting online at: IndependentMusicAwards.com
The fan-selected Winners will benefit from additional marketing support from The Independent Music Awards. To date more than 25,000 music fans have cast their votes in support of their favorite 13th IMA artists.
Willie Sugarcapps, Vienna Teng, Valerie June, The Bankesters, Pete Seeger, The Soul of John Black, I See Stars, Rabbit Rabbit, Sultans of String, Elizabeth Mitchell, Marcio Novelli and Fanfara Tirana Meets Transglobal Underground are among the exceptional self-released and independent label talent named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as the judge-determined Winners of The 13th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans.
The veteran artists and rising stars named as 13th IMA Winners in more than 80 Album, EP, Song, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories were winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe, and were determined by a panel of influential artists and music industry executives.
Among the noteworthy achievements of the 13th IMA program, Vienna Teng wonÂ four categories, the most any artist has received in a given year. The self-proclaimed â€œchamber folkâ€ artist was honored in the Adult Contemporary Album, A Cappella Song, Social Action Song and Pop Song categories. Mree, who bills herself as an emerging, experimental folk artist, and who is currently entrolled at NYUâ€™s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, received top honors in the Music Producer category for her sophomore album â€œWinterwell.â€ The judges cited the sophisticated soundscapes that cushion the songs among the reasons for honoring the albumâ€™s overall production.
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Known for championing original work by artists who follow their own muse, The IMAs provides Winners with performance, promotion and distribution opportunities that will place them in front of music supervisors, talent buyers, record label executives, and most importantly, fans worldwide. â€œWhile the number of outlets that promote new, independent music continues to grow, audiences that frequent these are splintered and donâ€™t coalesce into a critical influencing group that artists once depended upon to achieve mainstream success,â€ said Martin Folkman, Executive Director of The Independent Music Awards. â€œThe IMA program goal is to gain exposure for extraordinary self-released and independent label artists and their recent recordings.â€
Artistry Has Its Awards For more than a decade artists and labels from around the world have found new fans and prominence through The Independent Music Awards. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of the popular industry contact database The Musicianâ€™s Atlas, The IMAs uses its unrivaled access to performance, promotion and distribution to connect Winners and Nominees to new audiences and revenue opportunities. The program receives submissions from artists previously on major labels as well as self-released and indie label talent from more than 70 countries on six continents. Submissions for The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards are currently being accepted at www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com/submit.