International Acts Win Big in The 13th
Independent Music Awards Fan Vote

Al Farabi, Born Of Osiris, Hitarda, Melissa Ferrick, Pierre Bensusan, Sarkodie, Volodja Balzalorsky and Willie Nile Among
The IMA Vox Pop Winners

August 12, 2014 – The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) today announced the results of The IMA 13 Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined component of the prestigious international program for independent artists and releases. Vox Pop voting began in March, when The 13th IMA Nominees were announced, so music fans around the world would discover, and support more than 400 nominated self released & indie label Music, Video, and Design projects.

Nearly 40% of this year’s fan favorites, which include Al Farabi, Born Of Osiris, Hitarda, Melissa Ferrick, Pierre Bensusan, Sarkodie, Volodja Balzalorsky and Willie Nile, are from outside the United States. Vox Pop Winners will receive additional marketing support from The Independent Music Awards and its partners. The complete list of the 13th annual IMA Vox Pop poll is below.

As in previous years, the “people’s voice” winners named today differ from those honored in June by the industry judging panel comprised of Recording Artists, Talent Buyers, Music Journalists, Film & TV Music Supervisors, and others including Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Chiddy Bang, Laurie Anderson, Hudson Mohawk (TNGHT), Lunice (TNGHT), Melissa Auf der Maur, Sharon Jones, Joshua Redman, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jim Lauderdale, Shelby Lynn, Anthony
(Rolling Stone Magazine), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour) and Jason Olaine (Jazz At Lincoln Center).

To date more than 100,000 fans have championed their favorite established artists and rising stars in The IMA Vox Pop poll.

“It’s obvious that you don’t need a passport or major label publicity machine to win new fans and attract industry attention,” said Martin Folkman, Executive Director of The Independent Music Awards. “Ultimately The IMAs is not about winners. We’re focused on placing exceptional artists and releases in front of music consumers around the world.”

Artistry Has Its Awards

Now in its 14th year, The Independent Music Awards connects top-ranked artists and releases to new audiences and revenue opportunities. Open to self- released and indie label acts, The IMA’s ongoing promotions, distribution, and performance opportunities place winners and nominees in front of millions of fans and industry decision makers.

The Independent Music Awards are currently accepting submissions for the 14th program at:

The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Winners:

Album Categories Vox Pop Winner Vox Pop Winning Album
Adult Contemporary Vienna Teng Aims
Alt. Country Melissa Ferrick The Truth Is
Americana Willie Sugarcapps Willie Sugarcapps
Bluegrass The Bankesters Love Has Wheels
Blues Delta Generators Get on the Horse
Children’s Music Ginger Parish Twilight Comes Tiptoeing, A Collection of Lullabies
Compilation Various Artists Potential Unlimited Six
Concept Martha Redbone Roots Project The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake
Contemporary Christian / Gospel Kersten Stevens Inspire Me
Contemporary Classical Various Artists Celebrate World Music!
Country The Carper Family Old-Fashioned Gal
Dance/Electronica Lagomorpha Ride On
Eclectic Champion °1
Folk/Singer-Songwriter Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Fairytale and Myth
Funk/Fusion/Jam Tom Fryer Dirty Math
Indie/Alt. Rock – (tie) Beautiful Machines Disconnect : : Reconnect
Indie/Alt. Rock – (tie) Cloudmachine A Gentle Sting
Instrumental Chris Ruebens Ensemble The Yellow Duck
Jazz Instrumental Salvatore Cirillo Looking for Listeners
Jazz With Vocals – (tie) Ararur Ararur
Jazz With Vocals – (tie) The Jessica Stuart Few Two Sides to Every Story
Latin Luna Rumba Without Borders
Live Performance Pierre Bensusan Encore
Metal/Hardcore Born Of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
New Age Anima Light of Aluna
Pop Cliff Hillis Dream Good
R&B/Soul Zach Jones Things Were Better
Rap/Hip-Hop Relic (aka Rel Mccoy) Miles to Go
Rock / Hard Rock Willie Nile American Ride
Soundtrack / Cast Recording Catherine Grealish All Things Hidden
Spoken Word Various Artists Action Moves People
Tribute Album The Nutopians Lennon Re-Imagined
World Beat Wouter Kellerman Mzansi
World Traditional Various Artists Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony in Uganda
Song Categories Vox Pop Winner Vox Pop Winning Song
A Cappella KnightSong “The Briar and the Rose”
Acoustic Lindsey Webster “Choices”
Adult Contemporary Eden Espinosa “Stone Cold Sober”
Alt. Country Sven Curth “If Yer Tryin’”
Americana Mean Mary “Iron Horse”
Bluegrass Pete Seeger “Fly Around My Blue-eyed Girl/Cripple Creek/Ida Red/Old Joe Clark”
Blues Sunday Wilde “More Than a Wee Bit Crazy”
Children’s Music Aoede “Fairy Tale Love”
Contemporary Christian / Gospel Joshua Aaron “You Are Holy”
Country Josh Copp “Country Through and Through”
Cover Jann Klose “Song to the Siren – (orig. by Tim Buckley)”
Dance/Electronica Hitarda “Love Makes You Beautiful”
Eclectic Rabbit Rabbit “After the Storm”
Folk/Singer-Songwriter Laura Marie “Hard Rain”
Funk/Fusion/Jam Russ Kaplan + 7 “Pigz In Space”
Holiday Nancy Beaudette “Silence Tonight”
Indie/Alt. Rock Grimus “High”
Instrumental Nan Avant “Tributum”
Jazz Instrumental André Vasconcellos “Samba da Esquina”
Jazz with Vocals Ararur “Ela”
Latin Calles de Sal “Solo amigos”
Love Lakin “Kiss Me Goodbye”
Metal/Hardcore Kill the Precedent “Free Reign (Everybody’s Dead)”
New Age Lenka Lichtenberg “Raise a Cup of Joy”
Pop Morgan Karr “Fall Blind”
R&B/Soul The Soul of John Black “Higher Power”
Rap/Hip-Hop Sarkodie “Illuminati”
Rock / Hard Rock Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs “Don’t Wanna”
Social Action Jean Rohe “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!”
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment) Kras & Bijvoet “The Lonely Man on the Couch”
Story Jean Rohe “Umbrella”
World Beat L.I.P.E. “Zorja, Moja Zorja”
World Traditional Battlefield Band “Bagpipe Music”
EP Categories Vox Pop Winner Vox Pop Winning EP
Dance/Electronica Lords Of Fusion Club Fusion EP
Eclectic Kras & Bijvoet Berlin Recordings
Instrumental Diana Yukawa Finding the Parallel
Jazz Palumbo and the Funk Rock the Funk
Live Performance Volodja Balzalorsky Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata – Volodja Balzalorsky Live in Concert – EP
Pop Zach Hurd She Never Sleeps
Rock – (tie) Communist Daughter Lions & Lambs EP
Rock – (tie) Lucas Marston Lucas Marston
Roots/Country The ReChords It Won’t Be Long
Urban The Bad Tenants Eloquent Scoundrels Vol. 2
World Al Farabi Al Farabi (feat. Mothanna Anbar)
Music Producer Category Vox Pop Winner Vox Pop Winning Work
Music Producer Chris McKhool (Producer), Rebecca Pellett (Associate Producer) “Sultans of String – Symphony!”
Design Categories Vox Pop Winner Vox Pop Winning Work
Album Art Nick Kiefer “Rick Barry – Curses, Maledictions and Harsh Reiterations”
Album Packaging Pearl Rachinsky & Corin Raymond “Corin Raymond and The Sundowners – Paper Nickels”
Artist Concert Photo Doug Seymour “Peter Murphy – Bauhaus 35th Anniversary Tour”
Artist Publicity Photo Doug Seymour “Luscious Jackson – Publicity Photo for New Album Magic Hour”
Music Website Jann Klose “”
Poster Amanda Duncan “Amanda Duncan Poster”
Swag Jann Klose “Jann Klose T-Shirts”
Video Categories Vox Pop Winner Vox Pop Winning Video
Long Form The Claudettes The Claudettes: Live in the Studio
Short Form The Ball & Chain “Baby Baby Burning”