11th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners Announced!
Contact: Jude Folkman
Music Resource Group
Company Of Thieves, Birdy Nam Nam, JD McPherson, The Soul Of John Black and Michael Torke among first-time winners
Girl In A Coma, Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, Seth Glier and The LeBoeuf Brothers among returning winners
Fan Online Voting Will Determine The 11th IMA Vox Pop Winners
For Immediate Release
May 2, 2012 — Company Of Thieves, JD McPherson, Girl In A Coma, Birdy Nam Nam, Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three, Scott Biram, Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Amy Correia, The Wilders, Michael Torke, The Soul Of John Black, and The LeBoeuf Brothers are among the diverse self-released and independent label talent named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as the Judge-determined Winners of The 11th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans.
The Winners in more than 70 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe, were determined by a panel of influential artists and music industry pros.
For the first time in The IMAs 11-year history, Judges declared a tie in 2 Album categories. A Passing Glimpse”, the latest LP from Pharis and Jason Romero, and “Middle Of Everywhere” by Pokey LaFarge And The South City 3 earned top honors for their Americana Albums; and in the Indie/Alt. Rock Album category, the latest Company Of Thieves album “Running From A Gamble” tied for the winning spot with Girl In A Coma’s album “Exits And All The Rest.”
Artists and record labels honored in multiple IMA categories include: Birdy Nam Nam, CeCe Teneal, Smithsonian Folkways Records and Free Dirt Records.
“With winning entries from the United States, Canada, France, Israel, Australia, Mali, Ukraine, Egypt, Norway, Colombia, Taiwan and the UK, this is the most diverse mix of international, independent artists in the program’s history,” said Martin Folkman, Executive Director, The Independent Music Awards. “Whether it’s from break out acts such as JD McPherson, Alexandre Desilets, and The Carper Family, or more established artists like Girl In A Coma, The Wilders, Michael Torke, Company Of Thieves, and Spottiswoode And His Enemies, independently released music delights in taking risks and winning over new fans.”
Artist Judging Panelists include: Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Tori Amos, Del McCoury, Suzanne Vega, Ozzy Osbourne, Bettye LaVette, Michael Franti, Jim Lauderdale, Amy Ray, Joshua Redman, Shelby Lynne, “Toots” Hibbert, Jimmy Scott, Jonatha Brooke, Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, McCoy Tyner, Pete Wentz, Lee Ritenour, Rob Wasserman, Dennis Diken, Gwar, “Weird Al” Yankovic Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Vijay Iyer, Jeremy Taggart, DJ Spooky, Wonder Mike and Master Gee.
Industry Judging Panelists include: Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Delphine Robertson (DEVA Anderson Music Supervision), Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Jason Olaine (Jazz At Lincoln Center), Sara Beesley (Joe’s Pub), Brice Rosenbloom (Le Poisson Rouge), Dalis Allen (Kerrville Folk Festival), Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter), Josh Baron (Relix Magazine), Colleen Fischer (Austin City Limits), Anne Saunders (Falcon Ridge Folk Festival), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Dan Storper (Putumayo Records), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records), Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Lydia Hutchinson (Performing Songwriter), Kimberly Aldridge (AMI Entertainment), Randi Millman (T.T. The Bear’s), Celina Dinkins (Whiskey A Go-Go), Cody R. Cowen (Mohawk), Chris Diaz (The Knitting Factory), Nisha Asnani and Victor Matos (Nuyorican Poets Cafe), Kath Borer (The Music House For Children), John Sanders (Iron Horse Entertainment Group), John Scoles (High and Lonesome Club), Matt Rucins (Lincoln Hall / Schubas), Heather D (The Bell House / Union Hall), David Cotton (Antone’s / Threadgills), Patrick MacIntyre (Ironwood Stage), Paul Oveisi (Momo’s Club), Art Szabo (The Starlite Room), Todd Pinnell (The Rivoli), Steve Silman (The Railway Club), Dave Ward (Zaphod Beeblebrox), Craig Laskey (Collective Concerts), Jennifer DaRae (ATN Management).
Details and complete list of Winners, Nominees and Judges available at: www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com.
Fan Online Voting Will Determine The 11th IMA Vox Pop Winners
Music fans have until midnight Friday, July 20th to champion their favorite Nominees and determine The 11th IMA Vox Pop Winners by voting online at www.IndependentMusicAwards.com/imanominee/11th.
Since the 339 IMA Nominees were announced on March 8th, more than 20,000 music fans have cast their votes.
The fan-selected Winners will benefit from additional marketing support from The Independent Music Awards.
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 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.
Submissions for The 12th Annual Independent Music Awards are currently being accepted at www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com/submit.
The 11th Independent Music Awards Winners:
|Album Categories||Winner||Winning Album|
|Adult Contemporary||Alexandre Désilets||La Garde|
|Alt. Country||The Wilders||The Wilders|
|Americana (tie)||Pharis & Jason Romero||A Passing Glimpse|
|Americana (tie)||Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three||Middle of Everywhere|
|Blues||Scott H. Biram||Bad Ingredients|
|Children’s Music||Charlie Hope||Songs, Stories and Friends|
|College Record Label Release (Album or EP)||Various Artists||Potential Unlimited 4|
|Compilation||Various Artists||Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology|
|Concept||Amanda Richards||Play Dead|
|Contemporary Christian||Jon Bauer||Forevermore|
|Country||The Carper Family||Back When|
|Dance/Electronica||Birdy Nam Nam*||Defiant Order|
|Eclectic||Misteur Valaire||Golden Bombay|
|EP||Team Me||Team Me EP|
|Folk/Singer-Songwriter||Amy Correia||You Go Your Way|
|Indie / Alt. Rock (tie)||Company of Thieves||Running from a Gamble|
|Indie / Alt. Rock (tie)||Girl in a Coma||Exits & All the Rest|
|Jazz||Alon Nechushtan||Words Beyond|
|Latin||Cimarrón||¡Cimarrón! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia|
|Live Performance||Monty Alexander||Harlem Kingston Express Live!|
|Metal/Hardcore||Asking Alexandria||Reckless & Relentless|
|New Age||David Vaughn Merlin||The Healing Journey|
|Punk||The Mahones||The Black Irish|
|R&B||CeCe Teneal*||Train from Osteen|
|Rock / Hard Rock||JD McPherson||Signs & Signifiers|
|Tribute||Graham Reynolds & the Golden Arm Trio||Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington|
|World Beat||The Alaev Family||The Alaev Family & Tamir Muskat|
|World Traditional||Khaira Arby||Timbuktu Tarab|
|Song Categories||Winner||Winning Song|
|Acoustic||Parlor Hawk||“Saddest Song”|
|Adult Contemporary||Spottiswoode & His Enemies||“Chariot”|
|Alt. Country||Deanna Cartea||“Open Road”|
|Blues||The Soul of John Black||“My Brother”|
|Children’s Music||Kira Willey||“Roller Coaster”|
|Contemporary Christian||Joal Kamps||“Take My World Apart”|
|Cover||Ernie Hawkins||“Shuffle Rag”|
|Dance/Electronica||PASCAL||“Beautiful, Technical, Digital”|
|Eclectic||Le Boeuf Brothers||“Everything You Love”|
|Folk/Singer-Songwriter||Alan Hampton||“Change Your Mind”|
|Gospel||CeCe Teneal*||“I Heard You Prayin'”|
|Holiday||Amanda Duncan||“Mistletoe (feat. Chris Ayer)”|
|Indie / Alt. Rock||The Dig||“You’re Already Gone”|
|Instrumental||Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite of Everything||“Caboose”|
|Jazz||Mark O’Connor Quintet||“The Sound of Joy”|
|Latin||Dislocados||“Como Tú (feat. Jimmy Bosch)”|
|Love||Roscoe James Irwin||“1000 Nights”|
|New Age||Tony Chen||“Sweet Smile”|
|Pop||Echo and the Empress||“Balloon”|
|Punk||The Motorleague||“Good Men”|
|R&B||Tess Henley||“Boy in the Window”|
|Rap/Hip-Hop||Thoughtsarizen||“Living a Dream”|
|Rock / Hard Rock||Death Valley High||“Multiply”|
|Social Action||Seth Glier||“Next Right Thing”|
|Story||The Black Lillies||“Two Hearts Down”|
|Used in Film, TV, Gaming or Multimedia||Anni Rossi||“Crushing Limbs”|
|World Beat||Fely Tchaco||“Goba”|
|World Traditional||Ali Khattab||“A…dios”|
|Design Categories||Winner||Winning Work|
|Album Art / Photography||Tessa Farmer||“Amon Tobin – ISAM”|
|Album Packaging||Qing-Yang Xiao||“Macy Chen – After 75 Years”|
|Artist Concert Photography||George Abruzzese / Killshot Photography||“Cory Smoot – Rest in Peace My Friend”|
|Artist Publicity Photography||Denise Perri||“Kuf Knotz Publicity Photo”|
|Band/Venue Poster||Daniel Harryman and Morgan King||“The Spinning Leaves – Tour Poster”|
|Music Website||RJW Collective, Treble Red||Caroline Jones – www.carolinejones.com|
|Swag||Visual Dialogue / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings||“Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology – T-Shirt”|
|Video Categories||Winner||Winning Video|
|Long Form||In the Country||Sounds and Sights|
|Short Form||Birdy Nam Nam*||“Goin’in”|