9th IMA Winners Announced!

9th IMA Winners Announced!

All That Remains, Spinnerette,
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs and
State Radio Among The Judges Picks In
The 9th Annual Independent Music Awards

The Independent Music Awards Page
Launches on iTunes® Today

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2010All That Remains, Gemma Ray, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, Spinnerette, Illa J and State Radio are among the diverse mix of self-released and independent label talent named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as Winners in The 9th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.

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 Waits, The Black Keys, Ricky Skaggs, Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, Aimee Mann, The Apples in Stereo, David Garrett, Suzanne Vega, Bettye LaVette, Judy Collins, Zooey 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 Dead, Cursive, fun., Dan Zanes, Ra Ra Riot, The Cliks, Tom Yoder, Vienna Teng, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jamie Lidell, Lacuna Coil, The Trews, Joan As Police Woman, Koko Taylor, Miguel Migs, Speech, God Forbid, Lionel Loueke, Jeff Healey, Johnny Dowd, Chris Whitley, Ike Turner, The Apples in stereo, Mary Gauthier, Jennifer 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: “Melodies”

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: “Palm Reader 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: Good 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
Photographer: Michael Aghajanian
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
Blame Sally

13 Comments
  • Grady Soine`

    January 26, 2010 at 11:00 am Reply

    As an independent artist Im so happy to see these awards take place. When I released my 1st album 15 years ago none of this was taking place. So this makes me very happy 🙂

  • Al Hall

    January 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Thanks IMA for raising the bar on judging by using experienced experts rather than depending only on popularity polls. In the perfect world both would be the same. We don’t live in a perfect world or so we will see in June. Go Indies (and Indy for the Super Bowl)

  • S_Rikardo

    January 27, 2010 at 4:44 am Reply

    I with all the heart congratulate our fellow countryman, the guitarist ROMAN MIROSHNICHENKO (Russia – Ukraine) on a victory of category WORLD TRADITIONAL – SONG and I thank organizers The 9th IMA Winners for this excellent action in musical space in Musical Space!!!!

  • J Parker Scott

    January 27, 2010 at 5:00 am Reply

    As the 8th IMA Vox Pop. Winner in the Gospel Album category, it’s good to see that the 9th IMA has made new marks by paving new roads and opportunities for independent artists. Congratulations to the winners and to all who participated, looking forward to the results of the public popular vote.

  • Chris Grooms

    January 27, 2010 at 11:51 am Reply

    As a guest artist on the “Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers – An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song” (winner for World Traditional – Album), I am so happy to see the music and language from another Celtic world reach a larger audience. Ceri Rhys Matthews and the Smithsonian crew truly deserve some kudos.

  • Clara

    January 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm Reply

    Yay Shoshana Bean! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Dana

    January 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm Reply

    always been a fan of Noreen Crayton. glad to see she’s got some recognition finally!

  • Beckie

    January 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm Reply

    Love me some John Mandeville and We Belong to Heaven cd!!! Way to go JM!!!

  • Sarah

    January 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm Reply

    We LOVE John Mandeville’s cd We Belogn to Heaven!!!! Congrats John!!!!!!!

  • mike pompeo

    January 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm Reply

    john you are the man when you play you break hearts and bring people to there knees (with the help of jesus ) i love you bro &your family
    PS FORGETABOUTIT

  • Mary Marinac

    January 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm Reply

    Yay! to John Mandeville! We Belong to Heaven rocks!

  • Brenda

    April 19, 2010 at 1:26 am Reply

    Congrat. goes to John Mandiville. His music is the greatest and it is not only moving but it speaks right to you. Bless you John. Your CD is one that stays in my CD player.

  • Brenda

    April 23, 2010 at 9:40 am Reply

    Yes, I’ll agree That Congrat.’s goes out to JOHN MANDEVILLE. I had just stumbled accrossed his music one day but now it stays with me in my CD player every where I go. So So..moving.

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