The Year’s Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated in
The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards

Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Miss Tara, Prateek Kuhad, Foreigner, Juliana Hatfield, The Motels, Mark Erelli, Ella Vos, Maria Muldaur, QUOR, Pedro Luís, Bleu, Nsimbi, Marta Gómez, Firkin, Bombay Ricky, Jackknife Stiletto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, David Chesky, and Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats Among The 17th IMA Nominees


New York, NY April 11, 2019  Music Resource Group (MRG) today announced the Nominees in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential honors for independent artists and releases. Innovative self-released and indie label projects – in all styles and mediums were nominated by fans and industry panelists in 103 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories that were culled from thousands of submissions worldwide.

The eclectic mix of nominated work by established artists and emerging talent from around the globe represents the diversity of independent music. More than 400 artists will be honored at The 17th IMA ceremony on June 22 in New York City including: Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Miss Tara, Prateek Kuhad, Foreigner, Juliana Hatfield, The Motels, Mark Erelli, Ella Vos, Maria Muldaur, QUOR, Pedro Luís, Bleu, Nsimbi, Marta Gómez, Firkin, Bombay Ricky, Jackknife Stiletto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, David Chesky, and Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats.

Click here for a full list of the 17th IMA Nominees

The winning projects will be selected by judging panels of top recording artists including: Tom Waits, Lee Ann Womack, Robert Smith, Boyce Avenue, Martha Wash, Ben Lovett and Todd Rundgren, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

Voting on The IMA site for the fan-selected Songs and Short Form Videos runs from April 10th – May 24th at

17th IMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED at Symphony Space Performing Arts Center
The year’s best self-released and indie label projects will be announced June 22nd from the Symphony Space stage during The IMAs Indie Konference in New York City. Now in its third year, the annual conference for Artists, Artivists and Artistpreneurs draws hundreds of top-ranked creatives from around the globe for awards, performances, workshops and networking events. Honors will be presented in between performances by nominated artists.

IMA winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at:

Artistry. Diversity. Excellence.
Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards – produced by Music Resource Group – honor the year’s most exceptional and artistically daring music projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe.

Program winners and nominees are extraordinary artists at every stage of their careers. Previous honorees include Amy Lee, Killer Mike, Valerie June, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, RuPaul, Jackson Browne, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Girl in a Coma, Masta Ace, Pokey LaFarge, Nik West, The Mud Howlers, The Apples in stereo, fun., and JD McPherson among many others.

Submissions for The 18th annual Independent Music Awards will be open in the summer of 2019. Details available at

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The 17th Independent Music Awards Nominees

Album CategoriesNomineeNominated Album
Adult ContemporaryJean RoheSisterly
Adult ContemporarySpottiswoode & His EnemiesLost in the City
Adult ContemporaryUNANoise of the Wing: An Apology for Annoyance
Adult ContemporaryVian IzakNorthern Anthems
Adult ContemporaryVictoria VoxColorful Heart
Alt. CountryEver More NestThe Place That You Call Home
Alt. CountryKatie CashGift Horse
Alt. CountryRich WebbLe Rayon Vert
Alt. CountryThe BlueCarnation
Alt. CountryWestern CenturiesSongs from the Deluge
AmericanaAngela SoffeSecond Wind
AmericanaEmily Scott RobinsonTraveling Mercies
AmericanaKristy KrügerFever of Unknown Origin
AmericanaMipsoEdges Run
AmericanaPharis and Jason RomeroSweet Old Religion
AmericanaVivian LevaTime Is Everything (feat. Riley Calcagno)
BluegrassHazel Dickens & Alice GerrardSing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969
BluegrassVarious ArtistsThe Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming: 2017 Live Concert Recordings
BluesBenny Turner and Cash McCallGoing Back Home
BluesFrank BeyBack in Business
BluesJohnny TuckerSeven Day Blues
BluesMaria MuldaurDon't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker
BluesTom HambridgeThe NOLA Sessions
Children's MusicLucy Kalantari & The Jazz CatsAll the Sounds
Children's MusicMarta GómezColoreando dos: Traditional Songs for Children in Spanish
Children's MusicSara LovellWild Is Everywhere
Children's MusicStephanie LeavellMove It, Move It!
Children's MusicThe New England Jazz EnsemblePeter and the Wolf
CompilationBrian Tarquin & Heavy Friends DeuxGuitars for Veterans
CompilationVarious ArtistsBig Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition
CompilationVarious ArtistsFor the Record Vol. III
CompilationVarious ArtistsThat Summer, Volume 1
CompilationVarious ArtistsThe Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming: 2017 Live Concert Recordings
ConceptElizabeth Joan KellyMusic for the DMV
ConceptHead With WingsFrom Worry to Shame
ConceptMasta Ace & Marco PoloA Breukelen Story
ConceptSmall Island Big SongSmall Island Big Song
ConceptTunde AkinFlourish (An Album for the Awakening Soul)
Contemporary Christian / Gospel(the autumn)Songs of Mercy and Grace
Contemporary Christian / GospelBrandon HixsonSeasons
Contemporary Christian / GospelDenise RosierHeart of Praise, Vol. 1
Contemporary Christian / GospelRick StephensonNew Day
Contemporary Christian / GospelTrueNorth WorshipTrueNorth Worship (Live)
Contemporary ClassicalDavid CheskyPiano Concertos 2 & 3
Contemporary ClassicalEric KleinThe Myth of Tomorrow
Contemporary ClassicalHeidi BreyerMoonlight in Empty Rooms
Contemporary ClassicalJoshua McClainComing Home
Contemporary ClassicalPablo CohenLa casa
CountryDavid StarrSouth and West
CountryGrain ThiefStardust Lodge
CountryJP HarrisSometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing
CountrySarah ParkerStrawberry Moon
CountrySteve EverettHonest Graft
Dance/ElectronicaALYATen Years of Solitude
Dance/ElectronicaMic MostRed Shift
Dance/ElectronicaMiss TaraLOVE
Dance/ElectronicaOENew Classics, Vol. 2
DebutBirdland AvenueCome Around
DebutElla VosWords I Never Said
DebutJacyeThat Was Then
DebutNakedEye EnsembleStorylines Crossing
EclecticBombay RickeyElectric Bhairavi
EclecticGabriel Urgell ReyesMetaphor of Silence
EclecticMarike van DijkThe Stereography Project (feat. Jeff Taylor and Katell Keineg)
EclecticOrchid EnsembleFrom a Dream
EclecticRandom RecipeDistractions
Film / TV / Game ScoreIan ChenThis Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Film / TV / Game ScoreKristoffer LoTrondheimsreisen
Film / TV / Game ScorePaul TerrySidney & Friends (Original Soundtrack)
Folk/Singer-SongwriterBig Little LionsAlive and Well
Folk/Singer-SongwriterCourtney Hartman & Taylor AshtonBeen on Your Side
Folk/Singer-SongwriterJean RoheSisterly
Folk/Singer-SongwriterLucy Wainwright RocheLittle Beast
Folk/Singer-SongwriterPharis and Jason RomeroSweet Old Religion
Funk/Fusion/JamHiHealUnder Me
Funk/Fusion/JamKarmic JuggernautThe Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of
Funk/Fusion/JamStone MeccaAlienman
Funk/Fusion/JamTony Koch and The AltNews BandFunk Jazz From Planet Earth
Indie / Alt. RockÁrstíðirNivalis
Indie / Alt. RockCary BrothersBruises
Indie / Alt. RockRyan CurranBeacon Hill
Indie / Alt. RockThe MotelsLast Few Beautiful Days
Indie / Alt. RockThe Stan LaurelsMaybe
InstrumentalGypsy Jazz ClubMenestrel
InstrumentalIssam Rafea and Gao HongLife As Is: The Blending of Ancient Souls From Syria and China
InstrumentalRogério Caetano and Gian Correa7
InstrumentalRoman SmirnovReflections
Jazz InstrumentalJeremy Ledbetter TrioGot a Light?
Jazz InstrumentalJoaju CuartetoAhoraite
Jazz InstrumentalKobi AradSegments
Jazz InstrumentalOmar Sosa & NDR Bigbandes:sensual
Jazz InstrumentalWalter GorraIn Due Time
Jazz with VocalsCamille ThurmanWaiting for the Sunrise
Jazz with VocalsFrançois Moutin & Kavita ShahInterplay
Jazz with VocalsMarike van DijkThe Stereography Project (feat. Jeff Taylor and Katell Keineg)
Jazz with VocalsSiril Malmedal Hauge & Jacob YoungLast Things
Jazz with VocalsSusana ChinaTrapézio
LatinBarrio Latino HungríaEstá Como Va
LatinMarta Gómezla alegría y el canto
LatinMónica GiraldoAl Oído: The Best of Mónica Giraldo
LatinOrquesta Son de CubaAsunto Social
LatinPedro LuísVale Quanto Pesa - Pérolas de Luiz Melodia
Live PerformanceAntonio MazzeiReveries
Live PerformanceForeignerWith The 21st Century Orchestra & Chorus
Live PerformanceRogério Caetanoconvida ao vivo no Rio
Live PerformanceSoupLive Cuts
Metal/HardcoreBeyond CreationAlgorythm
Metal/HardcoreChthonicBattlefields of Asura
Metal/HardcoreFlesh JuicerFairy Tales of Ocean Deep
Metal/HardcoreKEN ModeLoved
Metal/HardcoreTerror UniversalMake Them Bleed
New AgeErik ScottA Trick of the Wind
New AgeJeff OsterREACH
New AgeMichael KollwitzSerenity II: More Peaceful Music on the Chapman Stick
New AgeMonica WilliamsJourney of Tears
New AgeValerie RomanoffHealing Music Volume 2
PopBetween GiantsJupiter
PopCats on TreesNeon
PopChantelle BarryLovers Gonna Love
PopChloë MarchBlood-Red Spark
PopRandom RecipeDistractions
R&B/SoulChris JasperDance With You
R&B/SoulNina AttalJUMP
R&B/SoulSean JonesTake Me
Rap/Hip-HopAmiss O.megaImmortal Glory
Rap/Hip-HopElohinBoom Bap Soul (Mixtape)
Rap/Hip-HopKvng Shad18:18 Legends Never Die
Rap/Hip-HopMasta Ace & Marco PoloA Breukelen Story
Rap/Hip-HopPerfectoThe Perf Penmanship, Volume 1
Reggae/Ska/DancehallMamita PeyoteRunfla Calavera
Rock / Hard RockBrokenRail'Til Death Do Us Part: The California Vault
Rock / Hard RockBull Funk ZooDown & Dirty
Rock / Hard RockFirkinWe Are the Ones
Rock / Hard RockMontaukMontauk
Rock / Hard RockThe WarningQueen of the Murder Scene
Spoken WordJeremy McEwenBarnyard Dream Poems
Spoken WordSymphonex OrchestraMusic That Tells a Story
TributeHafdis HuldVariations
TributeJuliana HatfieldJuliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John
TributeMeikoPlaying Favorites
TributeRogério Caetano and Gian Correa7
World BeatA-Play ChinaChapter I ▪ Kung Fu Pop
World BeatIssam Rafea and Gao HongLife As Is: The Blending of Ancient Souls From Syria and China
World BeatMarcelo WoloskiMundo Por Conocer
World BeatRazia SaidThe Road
World BeatRon KorbWorld Café
World TraditionalBellegardeAnba Tonèl
World TraditionalChung YufengPendulum
World TraditionalSandra CorreiaAqui Existo
World TraditionalSara AjnnakGulldalit: Can You Hear Me
World TraditionalWu Man & Son de San DiegoFingertip Carnival
Song CategoriesNomineeNominated Song
A CappellaAvivavozNinguém Pode Calar Esse Amor
A CappellaGrayhawkPeace Prayer A 'Cappella
A CappellaLow LilyHope Lingers On
A CappellaPatrice JégouLover Come Back to Me (feat. Mark Kibble & Alvin Chea)
AcousticBobby BookoutTo Me
AcousticCasii StephanWhen Winter Comes - Live
AcousticChris AyerRinging in My Ears
AcousticMartin ZarzarSong for a Tree
AcousticSpottiswoode & His EnemiesI Don't Regret
Adult ContemporaryChris AyerNeed Somebody
Adult ContemporaryFlecHausBeautiful Things
Adult ContemporaryLACESsomeday is not tonight
Adult ContemporaryRocking Horse Music ClubEverywhere Is Home
Adult ContemporaryThrough Juniper ValeMirror Mirror
Alt. CountryHadley McCall ThackstonRedbird
Alt. CountryJean RoheAshes to Ashes
Alt. CountryRich WebbLet It Rain
Alt. CountryThe KricketsRedbird
Alt. CountryValerie SmithDry Town
AmericanaAmelia WhiteRhythm of the Rain
AmericanaEdward David AndersonHarmony
AmericanaJen SygitIt's About Time (feat. Luther Dickinson)
AmericanaKristy KrügerThe Carpenter
AmericanaMonica PasqualFeels Like Something
BluegrassFred Engler, Jo Kelly Stephenson, Sam Thomas, Ken StephensonHeaven Ain't Heaven Without You
BluegrassJo Kelly StephensonDon't Cage Your Love!
BluegrassLow Lily10,000 Days Like These
BluegrassSteel City SueI've Still Got Time for You
BluesAminah HughesTell Me It's Over
BluesFrank BeyBack in Business
BluesJim AllchinTwo Bad Dreams (feat. Bobby Rush)
BluesJohnny TuckerSeven Day Blues
BluesTiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonBlues in My Blood
Children's MusicFather Goose MusicNice 2 Meet U (feat. Danni Ai)
Children's MusicJustin SeagraveAll the Creeping Things
Children's MusicLucy Kalantari & The Jazz CatsI Know a Little Fellow
Children's MusicSara LovellGet Up
Children's MusicThe Swinging BellesThe Superstar Sibling Detective Agency
Contemporary Christian / GospelLori WilliamsWhere's That Smile (feat. Bob Baldwin, Will Downing, Maysa, Troy Sol Edler, Rayshun LaMarr)
Contemporary Christian / GospelRocking Horse Music ClubEverywhere Is Home
Contemporary Christian / GospelThe Highway Q.C.'sHe Picked Me Up (feat. Spencer Taylor Jr.)
Contemporary Christian / GospelToks NnamaniJoy
Contemporary Christian / GospelTrueNorth WorshipRunning Back to Your Heart (Live) [feat. Olivia Cheshire]
CountryAdam WarnerSemper Fi (feat. Trace Adkins)
CountryBlane HowardPromise to Love Her
CountryChristina ChristianDolly Would You Pardon Me
CountryDani StrongNot Right Now
CountryJodee LewisIt Ain't Killed Me Yet
CoverBirch Pereira & The Gin JointsSt. James Infirmary (orig. by Louis Armstrong)
CoverFrançois Moutin & Kavita Shah DuoLa Vie en rose (orig. by Édith Piaf)
CoverJuliana HatfieldA Little More Love (orig. by Olivia Newton-John)
CoverKristy KrügerFolsom Prison Blues (orig. by Johnny Cash)
CoverMeikoSuper Freak (orig. by Rick James)
Dance/Electronica32StitchesRemember This
Dance/ElectronicaDion ToddRemedy for Insanity
Dance/ElectronicaDrew DeWittFinal Drop
Dance/ElectronicaMosimannAnymore (feat. Carla Katz)
Dance/ElectronicaSina BathaieSummerdaze
EclecticCellogramAll About Anna (feat. Amy Lee and K'noup)
EclecticJack of NoneMichigan Ex Machina (She Wasn't Me)
EclecticMonica PasqualSun in My Eye
EclecticOrchid EnsembleFire
EclecticThe ChewersFrankie's Downhill Calendar
Folk/Singer-SongwriterdodieIf I'm Being Honest
Folk/Singer-SongwriterJessi MasonNight Owl
Folk/Singer-SongwriterPrateek Kuhadcold/mess
Folk/Singer-SongwriterRebecca HurnWaves
Folk/Singer-SongwriterThe Morning SeaListen Love
Folk/Singer-SongwriterWill DaileyIt Already Would Have Not Worked out by Now
Funk/Fusion/JamCeCe Teneal & Soul KamotionDanger
Funk/Fusion/JamDavid LaborierStep Right Up!
Funk/Fusion/JamJason GillFavorite Drug
Funk/Fusion/JamPlunky & OnenessThank Me Later
Funk/Fusion/JamThe BrooksPriceless
HolidayAgencyLonely This Christmas
HolidayHeather RankinWrap It Up
HolidayLeslie McKeeStill, Still, Still
HolidayRachael SageTchatchkes & Latkes
HolidayTwin KennedyI'm a Child Again
Indie / Alt. RockBrique a BraqI Feel it Calling Me (feat. De Joie)
Indie / Alt. RockCavern CompanyEnough?
Indie / Alt. RockFigureheadEar to Lend
Indie / Alt. RockFitzsimon & BroganGirl in a Gilded Cage
Indie / Alt. RockShadow of WhalesWords
InstrumentalLos Importantes de la NocheNomen Nescio
InstrumentalRoberto Diana & Tri NguyenThe Fourth Hour
InstrumentalRoberto TolaLullaby of Christmas (feat. Bill McGee)
InstrumentalRoman MiroshnichenkoSong for Godfather of Fusion
Jazz InstrumentalIvan DiazWrite or Wrong
Jazz InstrumentalJeremy Ledbetter TrioGot a Light?
Jazz InstrumentalKobi Arad BandTake the 'A' Train / It Ain't Mean a Thing
Jazz InstrumentalSyreeta Thompson TrumpetladyBlow Yo Horn
Jazz InstrumentalThe New England Jazz EnsemblePower Serge
Jazz with VocalsCamille ThurmanThe Nearness of You
Jazz with VocalsClaudia AcuñaHey
Jazz with VocalsElliot Mason & Cre8tionBefore, Now & After (feat. Sofija Knezevic & Cyro Baptista)
Jazz with VocalsLindsay KayLush Life
Jazz with VocalsOmar Sosa & Yilian CañizaresDe La Habana y Otras Nostalgias
LatinAle JiménezNuestra Casualidad
LatinJuana LunaVienen Como
LatinMarta GómezLa Raíz (feat. Guafa Trío)
LatinOmar Quezada & Manny AudicoLa Cumbia Cínica
LatinOrquesta Son de CubaAsunto Social
LoveBleuLove You So
LoveHildur HöglindSteal Her Away
LovePrateek Kuhadwith you/for you
LoveSimon LuncheCherry Wine
LoveThe Morning SeaListen Love
Metal/HardcoreAll Hail the YetiHighway Crosses
Metal/HardcoreNe ObliviscarisIntra Venus
Metal/HardcoreTerror UniversalSpines
Metal/HardcoreVoice of BaceprotSchool Revolution
Metal/HardcoreWill HavenHewed With the Brand
New AgeFLOWLast Light
New AgeJeff OsterFive Great Mountains
New AgeJuliet LyonsEternal Now (feat. Ron Korb)
New AgeKelly AndrewFinal Farewell
New AgeParadiso and RasamayiAgape's Call
PopChris AyerStranger
PopElla VosWhite Noise
PopMathew EdmondsonIf I Wait
PopNEEDSHESAnything You Want
PopSophia AngelesInterested
R&B/SoulAina Brei'YonThink About Me
R&B/SoulJessica Lá RelHere Comes the Sun
R&B/SoulNikki HayesMove
R&B/SoulSean JonesTake Me
Rap/Hip-HopIntellectThen There Was Two
Rap/Hip-HopMyles High3 Ways
Rap/Hip-HopSirrealIn the Nick of Time
Rap/Hip-HopT-Man Da TylerHustle Love
Rap/Hip-HopYoung RadoMake Sense
Reggae/Ska/DancehallLeilani WolfgrammLive Wire
Reggae/Ska/DancehallMartin ZarzarDance Alone
Reggae/Ska/DancehallNatural vybzWinner
Rock / Hard RockEric HimanAnother
Rock / Hard RockHead With WingsGoodbye Sky
Rock / Hard RockItchPrison Disco
Rock / Hard RockJake EdwardsDevil
Rock / Hard RockSavannah PopeCreature
Social ActionDani StrongNot Right Now
Social ActionItchPrison Disco
Social ActionMark ErelliBy Degrees
Social ActionRachael KilgourHoly Are We
Social ActionRosie & the RivetersI Believe You
Spoken WordDiemmMythmaker
Spoken WordJ.ournalPride & Prejudice (feat. The Rogue Pianist)
Spoken WordJack of NoneMichigan Ex Machina (She Wasn't Me)
Spoken WordNsimbiAcholi Boy
StoryAdam WarnerSemper Fi (feat. Trace Adkins)
StoryEdward David AndersonThe Ballad of Lemuel Penn
StoryEmily Scott RobinsonOveralls
StoryNina LeeGolden Years
StoryTiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonMichael
Used in Ad CampaignAndré BarrosRising Melody
Used in Ad CampaignBleuLove You So
Used in Ad CampaignJustin SeagraveSuper Sleeper
Used in Ad CampaignNEEDSHESTime to See
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreAndré BarrosLeda
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreKerri Brown & Martene ClaytonCrown
Used in Film / TV / Game ScorePeter WibergProlog (from Blanche)
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreRichard AndruskaEverything Is Possible Now
World BeatA RootDance Party of Gods
World BeatGraeme DrumSand Storm (feat. Ahmed Al-Badr)
World BeatNsimbiLeo Ni Leo
World BeatRicky KejOne With Earth Song
World BeatRiniSerene
World TraditionalCimarrónZumbajam
World TraditionalMilli JanatkováBuoh
World TraditionalRUNAAn Buachaillín Bán
World TraditionalSuzanne DeanNgizohamba (Re-Recorded)
World TraditionalToronto Tabla EnsembleFaceoff
EP CategoriesNomineeNominated EP
Dance/ElectronicaDion ToddRemedy for Insanity (Club Cure EP)
EclecticAndromeda AnarchiaAndromeda Anarchia's Darkmatters
EclecticCellogramCellogram EP
EclecticEmily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke and NOW EnsembleRounder Songs
InstrumentalBernadeta UrbonaiteLost Infinity
InstrumentalBill Wren & Frank RallsHill of Tara
InstrumentalDevine ScorePinnacle
InstrumentalSanjeev TSt.
JazzCarmen GloriaThe Art of Love
PopAlicia MichilliLetters From the Edge
PopBellatrixBad Dancing
PopElla VosWatch & Wait
PopMalynda HaleThe One
PopPrateek Kuhadcold/mess
RockGillaWattsThe Voices Are Gone
RockInkblot AstronautInkblot Astronaut
RockJackknife StilettoChronicles of Jane: Vol. 2
RockQUORThe Way We Are
Roots/CountryBlack Horse MotelAnd Then You Were Gone
Roots/CountryJake MorleyTell It to Me Straight
Roots/CountryJessi MasonNight Owl
Roots/CountryRachael KilgourGame Changer
Roots/Countrythe king heat ensemblesongs
UrbanJon Ososki & Vince BJon Ososki & Vince B. Experience
UrbanThe BrooksFreewheelin' Walking
WorldDavid FreyreCalle y Corazón
WorldLudmila Mercerón & Guitarras y TrovadoresLa Pastelera del Tivolí
WorldPiyush BhisekarHai Bharosa
WorldSanjeev TSt.
Music Producer CategoriesNomineeNominated Work
Dance/ElectronicaGem McCormack, Rod McCormack, Adrian Hannan, Martin EstradaGem - the2070s
Dance/ElectronicaLeo SalomLeo Salom - Sugar on Demand
EclecticGabriel Urgell Reyes, Océane Urgell-DrobnikGabriel Urgell Reyes - Metaphor of Silence
EclecticJeremy McEwenJeremy McEwen - BARNYARD DREAM POEMS
EclecticRiley McMahonSpottiswoode & His Enemies - Lost in the City
InstrumentalErik ScottErik Scott - A Trick of the Wind
InstrumentalJay O'Keeffe, Lan Tung, Jonathan BernardOrchid Ensemble - From a Dream
InstrumentalJean-François CharlesJean-François Charles - Electroclarinet
InstrumentalJoseph Lee Young, Lenise ReddingJoseph L Young - Every Moment
JazzDavid Loborier, Gast WaltzingDavid Laborier - NE:X:T
JazzEarl MacDonaldEarl MacDonald - Open Borders
JazzJuancho HerreraClaudia Acuña - Turning Pages
JazzMike Field, Dominic MancusoMike Field - True Stories
JazzSteven BulmerThe New England Jazz Ensemble - Peter and the Wolf
PopPatrick JosephKatie Rose Ferrara - Break Free
PopRachael Sage, John ShyloskiRachael Sage - Myopia
RockKevin Billingslea, Andrey Borzykin, Adam SoucyMajor Moment - one small stEP
Roots/CountryChad Darou (Producer), "Midnite" Mike Pokalsky (Executive Producer)Chad Darou - Raising the Bar
Roots/CountryIulianoIuliano - Hidden Roots
Roots/CountrySheldon GombergTobias the Owl - A Safe Harbor for Wayward Echoes
Roots/CountryTed OlsonVarious Artists - Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition
Roots/CountryTyler Neil JohnsonAustin Basham - You and Me for Now
UrbanJoseph VitteritoAgency - Exponents
WorldCamilo RodriguezAle Jiménez - Canciones Chiquitas
WorldDewell NarvaezOrquesta Son de Cuba - Asunto Social
WorldRonald Mente Miyares, Richi MartinezLudmila Mercerón & Guitarras y Trovadores - La Pastelera del Tivolí
WorldShy-Anne Hovorka, Julia MazzaferroGraeme Drum - Eclectic
WorldVictor Romero, Marcus HernandezOrchestra Fuego - Quemando La Pista
Design CategoriesNomineeNominated Work
Album Art / PhotographyBruce KaplanClaudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan - Lovers Tree
Album Art / PhotographyCody BlockerKatie Cash - Gift Horse
Album Art / PhotographyElza (artwork concept and design), Industrial Pixel VFX (3D body scan), Pavel Vilensky (3D modeling), Olesya Maiorov (layout)Elza - Nothing's Wrong
Album Art / PhotographyMariana SeiçaSusana China - Trapézio
Album Art / PhotographyRyan ObermeyerPatrick Boothe - You Have to Believe We Are Tragic
Album PackagingYi-Hsiang Chao, Jheng-Han LiFlesh Juicer - Fairy Tales of Ocean Deep
Album PackagingDave McEathron, Laura Brittain, Bill CassidyDave McEathron - Abandoned Companions and The Abandoned Companions Companion Piece
Album PackagingKeystone Design Co.Various Artists - Wind Music Thirtieth Anniversary
Album PackagingQing-Yang XiaoThe Chairman - The Offering
Album PackagingRachael Sage, Chris KornmannRachael Sage - Myopia
Artist Concert PhotoDoug Seymour Photography"Tony Bennett – Celebrating 92 Years"
Artist Concert PhotoIsabelle Nuzzo"Elevate"
Artist Concert PhotoSergi Paramès / Furalabfoto"Imagine a Concert"
Artist Concert PhotoSergi Paramès / Furalabfoto"Pray or Jump: Life in a Concert"
Artist Publicity PhotoAlya Michelson, Irina Logra"ALYA"
Artist Publicity PhotoChung-Yu Tung, Fong-Yau Ye, Chun-Cheng ChaoFlesh Juicer - 'Fairy Tales of Ocean Deep'
Artist Publicity PhotoDoug Seymour PhotographyLalah Hathaway - 'Honestly'
Artist Publicity PhotoPretika Menon (photograph & editing), Ram Kumar (editing)Nuka - 'Mute'
Music Promo PosterAlya Michelson, Jessica KourtisALYA Logo
Music Promo PosterRachael SageRachael Sage - 'Myopia'
Music WebsiteBaoBao ChenSmall Island Big Song Website -
Music WebsiteBen KyleBen Kyle Website -
Music WebsiteChristian Langballe, Bo Fløjborg, Martin KæstelMarc Facchini - Himmelmekanik Website -
Music WebsiteDiana MakDiana Mak Website -
Music WebsiteTom Jestus Jr.Casii Stephan Website -
SwagAlya Michelson, Venessa ArizagaALYA Bracelet
SwagAmazing Show, Chen Hsin HaoAmazing Show's King of Light Homemade Musical Instrument
SwagClaire Deninzon, Max DeninzonJoe Deninzon & Stratospheerius - Guilty of Innocence T-Shirt
SwagKara SerritelliPleasantries - Moloko Good Doggo Shirt
Short Form Video CategoriesNomineeNominated Video
Animated/Stop-MotionFanfara Tirana meets Transglobal UndergroundWe Come to Tear Your Wall Down
Animated/Stop-MotionMarsh DondurmaJambo
Animated/Stop-MotionMatt JaffeWicked World
Animated/Stop-MotionOri DaganSting of the Cactus
Animated/Stop-MotionTobias the OwlDeep River City (feat. Laura Veirs)
Concept/ExperimentalIulianoWho Knows
Concept/ExperimentalMélisande [électrotrad]Sur la ritintin
Concept/ExperimentalNukaDon't Be Afraid
Concept/ExperimentalSavannah PopeCreature
DirectorAbby AhmadAbby Ahmad - Because
DirectorMichael McCallumJen Sygit - Love Is Wild
DirectorNavzar EraneeNuka - Don't Be Afraid
DirectorOdeya RushHarry Nathan - Rooftops
LyricBleuLove You So
LyricChris Youlden and The SlammersI Wanna Stay Alive
LyricMajor MomentWhat It's Like
LyricRich AveoWeightless
NarrativeA RootDance Party of Gods
NarrativeJosh David & The Funeral PuppetsJames Island Blues
NarrativeLaura ClauzelGolden Boy
NarrativeNsimbiDunia Ni Matembezi
NarrativePrateek Kuhadcold/mess
NarrativeRich WebbStoner
PerformanceBad WolfThrough the Cracks
PerformanceBon DébarrasEn panne de silence
PerformanceJohn GaarRoll Like That
PerformanceShon WeathersFeng Shui
PerformanceSilibrinaFrevo Maligno
PerformanceToronto Tabla EnsembleFaceoff
Social ActionCarolyn DownieHailstorm
Social ActionJ. HarrisBleed Like You
Social ActionLudmila MercerónNo hay perdón
Social ActionStone MeccaBoogeyman
Social ActionWillie NileEarth Blues
Long Form VideoNomineeNominated Video
Best OverallElio PaceThe Billy Joel Songbook Live
Best OverallElizabeth Joan KellyMusic for the DMV