9th IMA Winners Announced

The Winners in more than 50 album, song, music video and design categories culled from thousands of submissions from around the globe, were determined by a panel of 80 influential artists and industry pros including Tom WaitsThe Black KeysRicky SkaggsPete Wentz
Mark Hoppus
Aimee MannThe Apples in StereoDavid Garrett,Suzanne VegaBettye LaVetteJudy CollinsZooey Deschanel and 
M. Ward
.

Music fans have until June 25 to champion their favorite Nominees at 
The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox (Click Here) to determine 
The 9th Independent Music Awards ‘People’s Voice’ Winners.

Details and complete list of Winners, Nominees and Judges available at:www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com

iTunes® Launches The Independent Music Awards Store

“The IMAs celebrate artists who follow their own muse and the true music fans who support them,” said Martin Folkman, Executive Director of The Independent Music Awards.

The releases of the Album category winners will be featured at The Independent Music Awards page on the iTunes Store. The page launches today, Tuesday, January 26. 

Additionally, the releases of the Album category Winners will be featured on the iTunes Indie Spotlight page here.

iTunes store links for all The IMA Winners, Nominees and Judges can be found on The Independent Music Awards site.

“The artists who’ve been honored by The IMAs create some of the best music you may never have heard, and we’re delighted to promote them at the world’s largest music retailer,” said Folkman, “The Indie Spotlight section especially is a boon to fans who seek a more unique and diverse play list.”

Artistry Has Its Awards

For the past 10 years, 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 Musician’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. 

Current and past Nominees include: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of DeadCursivefun.Dan ZanesRa Ra RiotThe CliksTom Yoder,Vienna TengOld Crow Medicine ShowJamie LidellLacuna CoilThe TrewsJoan As Police WomanKoko TaylorMiguel MigsSpeechGod ForbidLionel LouekeJeff HealeyJohnny DowdChris WhitleyIke TurnerThe Apples in stereoMary GauthierJennifer Nettles(Sugarland), The Mooney Suzuki and Dengue Fever among many others.

Submissions for The 10th Independent Music Awards program are currently being accepted here.

 

The 9th IMA Winners

[IMA ALBUM CATEGORY WINNERS]

ALT. COUNTRY – ALBUM
Artist: Beat Circus 
Album: Boy From Black Mountain 
Label: Cuneiform

AMERICANA – ALBUM 
Artist: Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs 
Album: Dirt Don’t Hurt 
Label: Transdreamer

BLUES – ALBUM 
Artist: Joe & Vicki Price 
Album: Rain or Shine

CHILDREN’S – ALBUM 
Artist: Charlie Hope 
Album: I’m Me! A Collection Of Songs For Children 
Label: Little Maple Leaf Productions

COLLEGE LABEL RELEASE – ALBUM 
Album: AEMMP Records Chompilation 
Label: AEMMP Records, Columbia College Chicago

CONCEPT – ALBUM 
Artist: Phil Roy 
Album: In The Weird Small Hours 
Label: Ear Pictures

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN – ALBUM 
Artist: John Mandeville 
Album: We Belong To Heaven 
Label: I.P.O. Records

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL – ALBUM 
Artist: Heritage Orchestra feat. DJ Yoda 
Album: G. Prokofiev Concerto for Turntables 
Label: Nonclassical Recordings

COUNTRY – ALBUM 
Artist: Dale Watson 
Album: The Truckin’ Sessions, Vol. 2 
Label: Hyena Records

DANCE/ELECTRONICA – ALBUM 
Artist: Alaska in Winter 
Album: Holiday 
Label: Milan Records

ECLECTIC – ALBUM 
Artist: Gemma Ray 
Album: Lights Out Zoltar! 
Label: Bronzerat Records

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER – ALBUM 
Artist: Michael Zapruder 
Album: Dragon Chinese C0cktail Horoscope 
Label: Side Cho

GOSPEL – ALBUM 
Artist: Russell Leonce 
Album: Culture of Love

HARD ROCK/METAL – ALBUM 
Artist: All That Remains 
Album: Overcome 
Label: Razor & Tie Entertainment

INDIE LABEL PROMO COMPILATION – ALBUM 
Album: Cedille On The Move 
Label: Cedille Records

JAZZ – ALBUM 
Artist: Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets 
Album: Echoes Of Ethnicity 
Label: Owl Studios

LATIN – ALBUM 
Artist: Maestros del Joropo Oriental 
Album: Y Que Viva Venezuela! 
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

LIVE PERFORMANCE – ALBUM 
Artist: Danielia Cotton 
Album: Live Child 
Label: Cottontown Records

NEW AGE – ALBUM 
Artist: Rocky Fretz 
Album: The Path Ahead…And Steps Then Taken

POP/ROCK – ALBUM 
Artist: Spinnerette 
Album: Spinnerette 
Label: Anthem

PUNK – ALBUM 
Artist: The So So Glos 
Album: Tourism / Terrorism 
Label: Green Owl

R&B – ALBUM 
Artist: Michael Olatuja 
Album: Speak 
Label: Backdrop/ObliqSound

RAP/HIP-HOP – ALBUM 
Artist: Illa J 
Album: Yancey Boys 
Label: Delicious Vinyl

WORLD BEAT – ALBUM 
Artist: Oran Etkin 
Album: Kelenia 
Label: Motema Music

WORLD TRADITIONAL – ALBUM 
Album: Blodeugerdd Song Of The Flowers: An Anthology Of Welsh Music And Song
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

[IMA SONG CATEGORY WINNERS]

ACOUSTIC – SONG
Artist: Joanna Chapman-Smith
Song: “Little Miss Sunshine”

ALT. COUNTRY – SONG 
Artist: My Cousin, The Emperor 
Song: “A Long Way From Home”

AMERICANA – SONG 
Artist: Tim Easton 
Song: “Burgundy Red” 
Label: New West Records

BLUES – SONG 
Artist: Used Blues Band 
Song: “Apocalypse Blues”

CHILDREN’S – SONG 
Artist: Charlie Hope 
Song: “I’m Me!” 
Label: Little Maple Leaf Productions

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN – SONG 
Artist:Christopher Williams 
Song: “Anything But Fail” 
Label: BiG ReD VaN Music

COUNTRY – SONG 
Artist: Codie Prevost 
Song: “Spin” 
Label: Goos Spirit Records

COVER – SONG
Artist: Daisy Chapman 
Song: “Umbrella” Orig. by Rihanna 
Label: Dandyland

DANCE/ELECTRONICA – SONG 
Artist: Codebreaker 
Song: “Follow Me” 
Label: Disco Demolition Records

FILM/TV/GAMING & MULTIMEDIA – SONG 
Artist: The Submarines 
Song: “You, Me and the Bourgeoisie” from the Apple iPhone 3GS ad 
Label: Nettwerk

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER – SONG 
Artist: Wolf In the Fold 
Song: “Death”

GOSPEL – SONG
Artist: Noreen Crayton 
Song: “Walking in the Faith” 
Label: Angelic Star Records

HARD ROCK/METAL – SONG 
Artist: Moving Atlas 
Song: “Becoming Blue”

JAZZ – SONG 
Artist: Austin McMahon 
Song: “Platone” 
Label: Fractamodi

LATIN – SONG 
Artist: Jimmy Fontanez 
Song: “Mi Salsa Vocal”

LOVE – SONG 
Artist: Emma-Lee 
Song: “Until We Meet Again” 
Label: Bumstead Productions

NEW AGE – SONG 
Artist: Tom Yoder 
Song: “Locked In”

POP/ROCK – SONG 
Artist: fun. 
Song: “All The Pretty Girls” 
Label: Nettwerk

PUNK – SONG 
Artist: The So So Glos 
Song: “My Block” 
Label: Green Owl

R&B – SONG 
Artist: Shoshana Bean 
Song: “Superhero” 
Label: Shotime Records

RAP/HIP-HOP – SONG 
Artist: Miles Jones 
Song: “Coast to Coast”

SING OUT FOR SOCIAL ACTION – SONG 
Artist: State Radio 
Song: “Calling All Crows” 
Label: Nettwerk

STORY – SONG 
Artist: Lisa Carver 
Song: “Bullets” 
Label: Adroit Records

WORLD BEAT – SONG 
Artist: The Very Best 
Song: “Warm Heart of Africa” feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig 
Label: Green Owl

WORLD TRADITIONAL – SONG 
Artist: Roman Miroshnichenko 
Song: “Unforgiven” 
Label: Raritet

[IMA MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY WINNERS]

SHORT FORM 
Artist: Anj 
Video: “Gorbachev”

LONG FORM 

Artist: The Jimmies 
Video: Trying Funny Stuff DVD

[IMA DESIGN CATEGORY WINNERS]

ALBUM PACKAGING 
Designer: Tri-Plex Packaging Corp. of New York 
Package: Pete Seeger – American Favorite Ballads: Vol. 1-5

ALBUM PHOTOGRAPHY 
Photo: Sholi 

ARTIST/BAND PUBLICITY PHOTO 
Photographer: Jason Grover 
Photo: Blake Berglund

CONCERT/PERFORMANCE PHOTO 
Photographer: Killshot Photography * Brooks Institute 
Photo: GWAR

BAND/VENUE POSTER 
Designer: Matt Kelley – One Lucky Guitar 
Poster: Lead Belly

BAND WEBSITE 
New Rhodes

INDIE LABEL WEB SITE 
Razor & Tie

MUSIC BUSINESS WEBSITE 
Music2 Management

SWAG
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Author: Mike Stahl

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