Keith Richards, Tori Amos and Others Join IMA Judging Panel

Keith Richards, Tori Amos and Others Join IMA Judging Panel

More Music Industry Legends Join The 11th
Independent Music Awards Judging Panel

Keith Richards, Tori Amos, Jimmy Scott, Del McCoury And Michael Franti
Join Program Alumni Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega,
Ozzy Osbourne, Amy Ray And Others

November 3, 2011 – The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the international awards program for independent artists and fans, has announced that legendary Rolling Stones founding member Keith Richards has joined a stellar line-up of new and returning industry legends who will determine the winners of The Independent Music Awards’ 11th annual program, currently accepting submissions thru November 11, 2011.

Other artists participating in the 11th IMA program for the first-time include Spearhead frontman Michael Franti, ethereal singer-songwriter Tori Amos, legendary jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott and bluegrass icon Del McCoury, among others.

View all the IMA judging panelists HERE.

These new panelists enhance an already diverse group of veteran IMA judges that includes: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Bettye LaVette, Ozzy Osbourne, Joshua Redman, Amy Ray, Pete Wentz, McCoy Tyner, Judy Collins, Jim Lauderdale, Shelby Lynne, Toots Hibbert, Anthony DeCurtis, Kevin Lyman and others.

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The annual Independent Music Awards is a unique, international program that connects self-released and independent label talent to new audiences and marketing opportunities.

In the program’s first decade, artists from more than 73 countries on 6 continents submit their work for honors consideration in more than 70 album, song, music video and design categories. The IMAs provide year-long marketing initiatives that will promote winners and nominees to nearly one billion music consumers worldwide.

Submissions for The 11h IMAs close on November 11, 2011. More than 250 music, video and design Nominees will be announced in February, 2012. The 11th IMA Winners will be announced in March, 2012.

A complete list of judges and program details are available at:

Press inquiries only, contact: Jude Folkman at [email protected]

  • Jenny James

    November 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm Reply

    Hi I just joined the 11th IMA’s. Its my first time to join. I just released my new CD….ASPIRING 2 B ME.

    Wishing everyone GOOD LUCK!

    Jenny James

  • Jenny James

    November 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm Reply


  • Jenny James

    January 10, 2012 at 2:51 am Reply

    Happy 2012 To ALL…Love and Hugs…Jenny James

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