13th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced!

13th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced!


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Valerie June, Melissa Ferrick, Yuck, The Soul Of John Black, Omar Sosa,
Willie Sugarcapps, Born Of Osiris, Vienna Teng,
Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Elizabeth Mitchell
Are Among The Nominees of The 13th Independent Music Awards

Nearly 400 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists From Around The World Honored In 13th Annual IMAs

March 11, 2014 – Music Resource Group (MRG) today announced the Nominees of The 13th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and fans.

The nominations in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.

The 13th IMA Nominees represent an eclectic mix of established and rising talent including Melissa Ferrick, Yuck, The Soul of John Black, Omar Sosa, Willie Sugarcapps, Born Of Osiris, Vienna Teng, Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Elizabeth Mitchell are among many other deserving artists whose recordings were released during the 13th IMA program eligibility period.

Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson, Sharon Jones, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chiddy Bang, Shelby Lynne, Joshua Redman, G. Love, Aoife O’Donovan, Jim Lauderdale, Chris Wood & Oliver Wood, Band Of Skulls, Judy Collins, Raul Midon, Bernie Worrell, Dennis Diken, Arturo Sandoval, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Hillary McAndrew Plate (Lincoln Center) Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records), Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter), Delphine Robertson (Playtone Productions), Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic), Megan West (SoundCloud) and others.

Vox Pop Fan Voting Poll Opens

In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 18, 2014 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected IMA Winners.

The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 Billion music fans worldwide.

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

Artistry Has Its Awards

Celebrating the democracy of creativity and meritocracy of talent, The Independent Music Awards honor exceptional independent artists traditionally ignored by mainstream media and big box retailers.

For the past 13 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 online industry networking database The Musician’s Atlas, The IMAs leverages its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to connect Winners and Nominees to new audiences and revenue opportunities.

Winners of The 13th IMAs will receive active promotions, distribution and performance opportunities that will place them in front of nearly 1 billion music fans. Artists, managers and labels credit The IMAs with increasing recognition among music fans and industry gatekeepers.

Entries for The 14th Independent Music Awards are now open. Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design entries are being accepted at: www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com

The 13th Independent Music Awards Nominees:

Album Categories Nominees Nominated Albums
Adult Contemporary Quickbeam Quickbeam
The Little Stevies Diamonds For Your Tea
Vera Jonas Experiment Game
Victoria Vox Key
Vienna Teng Aims
Alt. Country Dirtfoot Coming Up For Air
Greg Smith and The Broken English Ramblin’ Road
Melissa Ferrick The Truth Is
Possessed by Paul James There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely
Richard Murray Borealis
Robert Moses and the Harmony Crusaders Self-Developing Country
Americana Betse Ellis High Moon Order
Jonas Friddle & The Majority Use Your Voice
Pharis & Jason Romero Long Gone Out West Blues
The Danberrys The Danberrys
Willie Sugarcapps Willie Sugarcapps
Bluegrass The Bankesters Love Has Wheels
Various Artists Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways
Wood & Wire Wood & Wire
Blues Delta Generators Get on the Horse
Root Doctor Featuring Freddie Cunningham New Attitude
Scarecrow Devil & Crossroads
Various Artists Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
Walter Trout Luther’s Blues – A Tribute to Luther Allison
Children’s Music Alathea Songs for Children: Sunnyside and Starlight
Elizabeth Mitchell Blue Clouds
Ginger Parish Twilight Comes Tiptoeing, A Collection of Lullabies
Rattle and Strum Rattle and Strum
Vered Good Morning My Love
Compilation Various Artists Potential Unlimited Six
Various Artists Breaking the Surface, Vol. III
Various Artists New Arrivals: Vol. 5 – Artists For Hurricane Sandy Relief
Various Artists CompOWLation Vol. 3
Various Artists We’ll Paint You a Rainbow
Concept Katy Carr Paszport
Martha Redbone Roots Project The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake
Milli Janatková Promena / Transformation / Transformação
Russ Kaplan + 7 The Ulysses Cycle
Tom Griesgraber and Bert Lams Unnamed Lands
Contemporary Christian / Gospel Hilary Weeks Say Love
Jon Bauer Roots of Worship
Kersten Stevens Inspire Me
Open Sky Let The Light Shine Again
The Apostles Mission Possible
Contemporary Classical Alejandro Escuer Flying: Music For Flute and Electronics
Robert Barham Cello and Harp
Tony Chen At Ease
Trio Dinicu Live In Los Angeles (feat. Tommy Davy)
Various Artists Celebrate World Music!
Country Devin Jake Jesus & Mama
James Hand Mighty Lonesome Man
Natalie Howard Under {Love’s} Umbrella
Susan Cattaneo Little Big Sky
The Carper Family Old-Fashioned Gal
Dance/Electronica Audego Beneath the Static and the Low
Lagomorpha Ride On
Liecro Chorus Work
Paolo Michelini Mirror
Eclectic Champion °1
Goat’s Notes Fuzzy Wonder
Milli Janatková Promena / Transformation / Transformação
Sami Hope Untangle the Threads
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse
Folk/Singer-Songwriter Coby Brown French Exit
Rachel Sermanni Under Mountains
Suzie Brown Almost There
Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Fairytale and Myth
Valerie June Pushin’ Against a Stone
Funk/Fusion/Jam Robert Walter’s 20th Congress Get Thy Bearings
The Elec Tet Shiny Metal Objects
Tom Fryer Dirty Math
Indie / Alt. Rock Beautiful Machines Disconnect : : Reconnect
Cloudmachine A Gentle Sting
Dovetail Mount Karma
State Radio Rabbit Inn Rebellion
Tallows Memory Marrow
YUCK Glow & Behold
Instrumental Chris Ruebens Ensemble The Yellow Duck
Dúo Del Sol hello Kaleidoscope
Incendio The Shape of Dreams
The Claudettes Infernal Piano Plot…HATCHED!
Tsung-pei Fan Longing for the Unforgettable Spring Breeze
Jazz Instrumental Brian Haas & Matt Chamberlain Frames
JCA Orchestra Stories
Luiz Ebert & Fidel Cuéllar Audiograph
Omar Sosa Eggun
Petr Cancura Down Home
Salvatore Cirillo Looking for Listeners
Jazz With Vocals Ararur Ararur
Karla Chisholm Moving On
Nicola Milan Forbidden Moments
Rozina Pátkai Vocé e Eu
The Jessica Stuart Few Two Sides to Every Story
Latin Eliana Cuevas Espejo
Luna Rumba Without Borders
Mitch Frohman From Daddy With Love
Rozina Pátkai Vocé e Eu
Voces del Sur Semblanzas de 20 Años
Live Performance Giancarlo Mazzù & Luciano Troja Live at The Metropolitan Room NYC
Pierre Bensusan Encore
Taj Weekes & Adowa Pariah in Transit
Volodja Balzalorsky Romantic Violin Sonatas: Live Selection, Vol. 1 (Franck, Brahms, Grieg)
Wertico Cain and Gray Sound Portraits
Metal / Hardcore Born Of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
I See Stars New Demons
Incite All Out War
Kill The Precedent Dialogues With the Dead
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us is the Killer
New Age Anima Light of Aluna
Cornell Kinderknecht and Martin McCall Dreamtime
Darlene Koldenhoven Tranquil Times
Joël Dilley Mandala Meditation Series: Lullaby of the Flatlands
Various Artists The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano
Pop Cliff Hillis Dream Good
Groenland The Chase
Hey Monea! Cheap Souvenirs
Kelley James The Pattern Transcending
R&B/Soul Krystale Machine
Tarrus Riley Mecoustic
Tess Henley High Heels & Sneakers
The Soul of John Black A Sunshine State of Mind
Zach Jones Things Were Better
Rap/Hip-Hop Callous Supplemental Income
Emmanuel Jal See Me Mama
Evil Eddie Welcome To Flavour Country
Relic (aka Rel Mccoy) Miles to Go
Sum Dragon, Vol. 1
Rock / Hard Rock Midnight Spin Don’t Let Me Sleep
Ponctuation 27 Club
Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs GIRL
Stiletto Red Her Love is a Lie
Willie Nile American Ride
Soundtrack / Cast Recording Catherine Grealish All Things Hidden
Michael McLean Threads
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus I Am Harvey Milk
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment) Angel Berry Words
Various Artists Action Moves People
Tribute Chris Kelsey & What I Say The Electric Miles Project
The Nutopians Lennon Re-Imagined
Yolanda Duke Te Llevo Bajo La Piel: The Great American Songbook Goes Latino
World Beat Fanfara Tirana Meets Transglobal Underground Kabatronics
Jussi Reijonen Un
Karim Baggili Kali City (feat. Le Trio Joubran)
Mariana Masetto Soy libre
Wouter Kellerman Mzansi
World Traditional Haiqiong Deng Water, Mountain, Sentiments – Traditional Chinese Zheng Masterpieces Performed by Haiqiong Deng
Unni Løvlid Lux
Various Artists Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony in Uganda
Various Artists Classic Celtic Music from Smithsonian Folkways
Wu Man Elegant Pipa Classics
Song Categories Nominees Nominated Songs
A Cappella Josée Vaillancourt Unde Quocumque
KnightSong The Briar and the Rose
Milli Janatková Hlasy (Voices / Vozes)
The Nymphs Shake
Vienna Teng The Hymn of Acxiom
Acoustic E.V. Jackson In Deep
Halie Loren Simply Love
Keiffer & The Curiosity Club Man Upstairs
Lindsey Webster Choices
Lu Flur Future Tides
Adult Contemporary Eden Espinosa Stone Cold Sober
Makana Manic
Matthew Genovese Time’s Tickin’ Away
Sophie Koh I Understand
The Novelists (feat. Megan Slankard) I’m in No Pain
Alt. Country Beef Tea My Privilege
Evarusnik Rapanui’s Lightning
Greg Smith and The Broken English Losing Hand
Sven Curth If Yer Tryin’
The Danberrys Big Rig
Americana Devin Jake Anywhere Bound
Mean Mary Iron Horse
Melissa Ferrick Wreck Me
Mercy Child Closer
Rabbit Rabbit In the Dead of Night
Bluegrass Joey Tippett and The California Ramblers Streets of Leonardtown
Michael O’Brien Whitechief
Pete Seeger Fly Around My Blue-eyed Girl/Cripple Creek/Ida Red/Old Joe Clark
Blues Billy Woodward I Got Bit
Neal Pattman Low Down Blues
Root Doctor Featuring Freddie Cunningham Baby, You’re Bad
Sunday Wilde More Than a Wee Bit Crazy
Valerie June You Can’t Be Told
Children’s Music Aoede Fairy Tale Love
Dre Towey Just ‘Cause I Love Ya
Elizabeth Mitchell Blue Clouds
Ginger Parish Close Your Eyes
Helen Austin Colour It
Contemporary Christian / Gospel Devin Jake Take Me Home
Javon Inman Come Home
Joshua Aaron You Are Holy
Phillip Carter I Love the Lord
The Classic City Collective My God Is Stronger
Country Antigone Rising That Was the Whiskey
Jillian Cardarelli Worth the Whiskey
Josh Copp Country Through and Through
The Carper Family Foolish Ramblin’ Man
The Command Sisters White Dress
Cover Jann Klose Song to the Siren – (orig. by Tim Buckley)
Maddy Rodriguez Some Nights (Cecilia) – (orig. by fun. / Simon & Garfunkel)
Milli Janatková Touha (Desire / Desejo) – Garota de Ipanema – (made famous by Stan Getz & João Gilberto feat. Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Monkeyshorts Closer – (orig. by Nine Inch Nails)
Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – (orig. by The Rolling Stones)
Dance/Electronica ALARMs Hold My Head
Audego Liar
Flow Zen Killer DJ
Hitarda Love Makes You Beautiful
Strange Talk Climbing Walls
Eclectic Katy Carr Mala Little Flower
Kirsti Gholson Ways to Kiss the Ground
Lenka Lichtenberg Danse Suite Macabre
Rabbit Rabbit After the Storm
Sami Hope Tidal Wave
Folk/Singer-Songwriter Laura Marie Hard Rain
Mishaped Pearls Old Father Thames
Monica Lionheart Let Go
Sam Sallon You Are Home
Twin Peaks Goddamn
Funk/Fusion/Jam CCB – Craig Caffall Band Mighty Is the Power
Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle Digital Savanna
Russ Kaplan + 7 Pigz In Space
Uli Geissendoerfer’s Colors 3-41
Holiday Government Town Christmas Song
Julianne Ankley Christmas in Your Heart
Kate Diaz Christmas Smiles
Marla Lewis Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day
Nancy Beaudette Silence Tonight
Indie / Alt. Rock Black Taxi House on Fire
Ginger and The Ghost The Mark of Hearts
Grimus High
Isle of Rhodes Oceans
Kelly McMichael and The Gloss This City
Rose & The Howling North Cuckoo
Instrumental Amirah Ali Katakanlah (Instrumental)
Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything Auctioneering Everything
Makana Slackmenco
Nan Avant Tributum
Sultans of String Josie
Jazz Instrumental André Vasconcellos Samba da Esquina
Duane Andrews and Craig Young The Supermoon Rag
Luiz Ebert & Fidel Cuéllar River
Mike Field Rush Mode
Rene’Soler The Cuban Way Remember Bill Halley
Jazz With Vocals Ararur Ela
Halie Loren Cuando Bailamos
Mike Field The Last of the Summer Days
Rozina Pátkai El Hombre Que Yo Ame (The Man I Love)
The Carper Family Old-Fashioned Gal
Latin Calles de Sal Solo amigos
Damian Wyldes Si Un Dia
Eliana Cuevas Llegó
Omar Negron No Son Juguetes
Yolanda Duke feat. Arturo Sandoval Contigo En La Distancia
Love Arian Saleh Open Your Mind Let Me Out
George Benson The One For Me
Lakin Kiss Me Goodbye
Rocket & The Ghost Gold
Sami Hope Colliding Like Galaxies
Metal / Hardcore A.Z. Drive the Nails
Deathronic Disharmonia Part II
Kill the Precedent Free Reign (Everybody’s Dead)
SOMA Jesus Freak
They Might Be Zombies A Dying Voice
New Age Cornell Kinderknecht Solitude
Lenka Lichtenberg Raise a Cup of Joy
Michele McLaughlin Spiritual Awakening
Sergey Geokchaev Bruma
Sonaljit Dreaming the Afterlife
Pop AnnMarie Fox Supernova
Josh Falcón Top of the World
Kate Vigo What You Waiting For
Morgan Karr Fall Blind
Vienna Teng Level Up
R&B/Soul Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution Shine On
Playground One Way Love
Tawana Lael In This Love
The Boiz Slow Motion
The Soul of John Black Higher Power
Rap/Hip-Hop Kidd Clazzic Fly Away
Kreed N Deed What If
Sarkodie Illuminati
Sweatshop Union Infinite
Tuan X feat. Anna When You Come Home
Rock / Hard Rock Classick This Heart
Death Valley High How2Kill
Pound She’s a Killer
Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs Don’t Wanna
Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric Pocket Full of Bones
Social Action Jean Rohe National Anthem: Arise! Arise!
My Silent Bravery feat. Matisyahu To Give
Scott Perrie Elegy
Seth Glier The Stars and Glitter
Vienna Teng Level Up
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment) Fold feat. Mr Gee Salvation
Kras & Bijvoet The Lonely Man on the Couch
Vera Jonas Experiment What Would They Do?!
Walter Marocchi Mala Hierba Yalistan
Story Government Town Four Chords
Greg Smith and The Broken English Hey What’s the Use
James Hand Old Man Henry
Jean Rohe Umbrella
Seth Glier Plastic Soldiers
World Beat Alex Boyé I Am Gold (Emi Ni Wura)
Christiane Karam Balkan Dance
L.I.P.E. Zorja, Moja Zorja
Martin Zarzar Libre
World Traditional Akshara Mohana Blues
Battlefield Band Bagpipe Music
J. J. Keki and The Peace Kawomera Jazz Band Get Up and Grow Coffee!
Nalini Vinayak, Haiqiong Deng, Deviprasad Chabukswar In Search of Peace
Women of the World Dere Na
EP Categories Nominees Nominated EPs
Dance/Electronica Flow Zen Together Again EP
Lords Of Fusion Club Fusion EP
Masia One Bootleg Culture REMIXED
Re:ach Illegitimate Sheep
Eclectic Avi Fox-Rosen October 2013: Scary
Fold Salvation (feat. Mr. Gee)
In One Wind Lean
Kras & Bijvoet Berlin Recordings
Instrumental Diana Yukawa Finding the Parallel
Eugene Levitas with Chen Zimbalista Levitation
Volodja Balzalorsky Karol Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D minor – Volodja Balzalorsky Live in Concert – EP
Jazz Jon LaTona Introducing….. Jon LaTona
Palumbo and the Funk Rock the Funk
Live Performance Volodja Balzalorsky Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata – Volodja Balzalorsky Live in Concert – EP
Volodja Balzalorsky Karol Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D Minor – Volodja Balzalorsky Live in Concert – EP
Pop Amber Nichols Oh My Lullaby
Ginger and The Ghost One Type of Dark EP
Lu Flur Floriology
Nate Tao Nate Tao
Zach Hurd She Never Sleeps
Rock Communist Daughter Lions & Lambs EP
Highasakite In and Out of Weeks
Kelly McMichael and The Gloss Liminal
Lucas Marston Lucas Marston
We Were Superheroes Otoliths EP
Roots/Country Billy Woodward The Beast in Me
Lindsay Brandt Call Me Red
Mike Beach Son of a Beach
The ReChords It Won’t Be Long
Twin Peaks Twin Peaks
Urban Marushka Staring Back at Me
Ryan Collins The Now or Never EP
Stage Fresh Hell EP
The Bad Tenants Eloquent Scoundrels Vol. 2
Tuan X A Tale of Two Cities EP
World Al Farabi Al Farabi (feat. Mothanna Anbar)
High Hopes Band High Hopes Band 2013 EP
Jo El Cambio Nunca Darme Por Vencido
Natty Out of Fire
Producer Category Nominees Nominated Projects
Music Producer Osmand Eduardo Charpentier Santamaría, Eduardo Charpentier de Castro, Rommel Charpentier Gomez, Ricardo Risco Cortez Eduardo Charpentier de Castro/Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Panama – Nuestra Música sin Fronteras
Jared Robinson LunarTheory – An Unforeseen Impossible Outcome
Mree Mree – Winterwell
Jamie Hill Shannon Curtis – Cinemascope
Chris McKhool (Producer), Rebecca Pellett (Associate Producer) Sultans of String – Symphony!
Design Categories Nominees Nominated Projects
Album Art Angie Pickman Maria the Mexican – Moon Colored Jade
Kathryn Lynn Shearman / Kazoo Studios Tamar Haviv – You and Me Without Pajamas (Lost At Sea)
Mike Wohlberg / tFk! Illustration Death Valley High – Positive Euth
Nick Kiefer Rick Barry – Curses, Maledictions and Harsh Reiterations
Pavel Postovoit Adaam James Levin-Areddy – You’re Like Bad TV
Album Packaging Cheng-dao Chou & Sung-lan Chen / 9d Visual Creation Tsung-pei Fan – Longing for the Unforgettable Spring Breeze
Hui-chen Huang & Szu-wei Cheng / Keystone Design Co. Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe & Daniel Ho – To & From the Heart
Pablo Bernasconi, Alain Gomez & Carolina Musto Famasloop – La Quema (Box)
Pearl Rachinsky & Corin Raymond Corin Raymond and The Sundowners – Paper Nickels
Sunday Morning Luiz Ebert and Fidel Cuellar – Audiograph
Artist Concert Photo David Simchock John Butler Trio – FloydFest 12 (July 2013)
David Simchock Ozomatli – LEAF Festival (May 2013)
Doug Seymour Peter Murphy – Bauhaus 35th Anniversary Tour
Artist Publicity Photo Doug Seymour Luscious Jackson – Publicity Photo for New Album Magic Hour
Jared Robinson Bastard Poetry Publicity Photograph
Music Website Amanda Duncan www.amandaduncan.com
Ilusha Tsinadze & Melanie Ida Chopko www.jeanrohe.com
Jann Klose www.jannklose.com
Snow Fox Designs & Michael McMillan www.moreshoe.com
The Speedbumps www.thespeedbumps.com
Poster Amanda Duncan Amanda Duncan Poster
Christopher Wilson & Nate Currin Nate Currin presents The Pilgrim
Jared Robinson LunarTheory – An Unforeseen Impossible Outcome
Tony Halchak The Badlees – Epiphones and Empty Rooms Promo Poster
Swag Grace Lang & Rattlesnake Hyde Rattlesnake Hyde Comic
Jann Klose Jann Klose T-Shirts
Tony Halchak The Badlees T-Shirt
Video Categories Nominees Nominated Videos
Long Form The Claudettes The Claudettes: Live in the Studio
Marcio Novelli Marcio Novelli Presents Walking Proof
Tulsa Ignonauta
Short Form Audego Sleepy
Fanfara Tirana meets Transglobal Underground No Guns To The Wedding
The Ball & Chain Baby Baby Burning
Ginger and The Ghost The Mark Of Hearts
Alex Boyé I Am Gold