Winners of The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards Announced at <em>The IMAs Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center</em>

Winners of The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards Announced at The IMAs Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center

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Winners of The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards Announced at The IMAs Independent Music Party
@ Lincoln Center

All Hail TheYeti, Camila Meza, Macy Gray, Fiona Joy, Mud Howlers, Air Traffic Controller, Le Boeuf Brothers, Olivia Penalva, The Krickets and Xcelencia are among the year’s best independent artists and releases.

For Immediate Release
November 12, 2016

The Independent Music Awards [The IMAs], announced the year’s best artists and releases  during a day-long celebration of exceptional self-released and indie label talent. All Hail the Yeti, Camila Meza, Macy Gray, Fiona Joy, The Mud Howlers, Air Traffic Controller, Olivia Penalva, The Krickets and Xcelencia are among the artists honored in this year’s IMAs.

A complete list of The 15th IMA Winners available at

The IMAs inaugural Independent Music Party, an 8-hour music marathon co-sponsored by Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts, drew hundreds of indie artists, industry innovators and music fans from around the world to the David Rubenstein Atrium in New York City for performances, panel discussions; and to learn this year’s winners of the prestigious IMAs.

Top honors in 80 Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Design categories were determined by blue-ribbon artist and industry judging panels which included: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Meshell Ndegeocello, Slayer, Amy Lee, Krewella, The Kills, Ledisi, Suzanne Vega and Warren Haynes, among many other recording artists, talent buyers, music press and programmers. A complete list of The 15th IMA Judges available at

Online Fan Voting Will Determine The 15th IMA Vox Pop Winners
More than 400 music projects are still in the running for The IMAs coveted Vox Pop Award. Music fans will vote for their favorite nominated projects when the Vox Pop voting platform opens next week at The IMA site.

Find The Independent Music Awards Online:
Twitter: @IMABuzz

Artistry Has Its Awards
Now in it’s 16th year, the influential Independent Music Awards honor exceptional music projects  by established artists and rising stars. The program receives entries from 95 countries on 6 continents; and includes artists previously on major labels, as well as self-released and indie label talent.

Past winners and nominees include: Amy Lee, fun, Flying Lotus, Girl In A Coma, J.D. McPherson, Killer Mike, Lacuna Coil, Meghan Trainor, Pokey LaFarge, Passenger, Radio Radio, RuPaul, Speech, The Amigos among many more.

Submissions for The 16th annual Independent Music Awards will open in December 2016.
Details available at


15th Independent Music Awards Winners

Album CategoriesWinnerWinning Album
Adult ContemporaryCamila MezaTraces
Alt. CountryCashavelly MorrisonThe Kingdom Belongs to a Child
AmericanaAnna & ElizabethAnna & Elizabeth
BluegrassRebecca PatekCome up and Meet Me
BluesLittle Freddie KingMessin' Around Tha Living Room
Children's MusicKattam et ses Tam-TamsDe Tombouctou à Bombay
CompilationVarious ArtistsFor the Record
ConceptMasta AceThe Falling Season
Contemporary Christian/GospelMarandaDeep Within
Contemporary ClassicalInternational Contemporary EnsembleOn the Nature of Thingness
CountryJack GrelleSteering Me Away
Dance/ElectronicaSerge BulatQueuelbum
EclecticSuperhandAmerican Teeth
Folk/Singer-SongwriterBrooke AnnibaleThe Simple Fear
Funk/Fusion/JamWrite MindedEye Above
Indie/Alt. RockAir Traffic ControllerBlack Box
Instrumental (mainly)Roman Miroshnichenko, José Antonio Rodríguez & Henrik AndersenWorld of Guitar Trio: Perfect Strangers
Jazz Instrumental (mainly)Kay-TaArrival
Jazz With VocalsMacy GrayStripped
Live PerformanceRUNALIVE
Metal/HardcoreAll Hail the YetiScreams from a Black Wilderness
New AgeFiona JoySignature Synchronicity
PopHive RiotHive Riot
R&B/SoulPierre and The Cosmic MermaidsPierre and The Cosmic Mermaids
Rap/Hip-HopTy Bru & TenaciousThe Dopest MC's
Rock/Hard RockThe Mud HowlersTimeliness
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Divinity RoxxImPossible
Tribute AlbumVarious ArtistsOn Top of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music
World BeatYemi AladeMama Africa (The Diary of an African Woman)
World TraditionalNewpoliNun Te Vutà
Song CategoriesWinnerWinning Song
A CappellaDeejay Young“Bøx (feat. Antonio Fernandez)”
AcousticBirds of Bellwoods“Grey Ghosts”
Adult ContemporaryCaroline Savoie“Little House”
Alt. CountryDon DiLego“Drive Like Pirates”
AmericanaEmily Roig“Skin”
BluegrassThe Danberrys“Long Song”
BluesBenny Turner“I Can't Leave”
Children's MusicLucy Kalantari“Fantastic”
Contemporary Christian/GospelJoJo Worthington“The Pool of Bethesda”
CountryDori Freeman“Go on Lovin'”
Cover SongA Fragile Tomorrow“One Way Ticket (feat. Joan Baez) - (orig. by Mimi & Richard Fariña)”
Dance/ElectronicaMechanik Project“Coming Home (feat. Brooke Mitchell)”
EclecticLe Boeuf Brothers + Jack Quartet“Alkaline”
Folk/Singer-SongwriterThe Krickets“Cool Cool Water”
Funk/Fusion/JamThe High Head Hunters“Broken Down House”
HolidayOlivia Penalva“Christmas for Two”
Indie/Alt. RockAir Traffic Controller“The House”
InstrumentalRoman Smirnov“Reflection 1 (feat. Alexis Baro, Jeremy Ledbetter & Luis Orbegoso)”
Jazz InstrumentalBrian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra“Free Time”
Jazz With VocalsCécile McLorin Salvant“Fog”
LatinCamila Meza“Para Volar”
LoveCasii Stephan“I Like the Way”
Metal/HardcoreRivethead“Truth or Fiction”
New AgeFiona Joy“Calling Earth”
PopAlicia Beale“New Fling (feat. Kristo Rewlz)”
R&B/SoulDeejay Young“Bøx (feat. Antonio Fernandez)”
Rap/Hip-HopShan Vincent de Paul“Thank God”
Rock/Hard RockThe Mud Howlers“The River”
Social ActionMaria Dunn“Malala”
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Deep Dive Corp. + Ingrid Chavez“Ride”
Story SongThe Alternate Routes“Somewhere in America”
World BeatValentina Blú“Another Sky”
World TraditionalRoman Miroshnichenko, José Antonio Rodríguez & Henrik Andersen“Moon Over Tanjore”
EP CategoriesWinnerWinning EP
Dance/ElectronicaConrad CliftonDo U
InstrumentalRyan ChoiThree Dancers
JazzLevitas Bros.Round Midnight
PopOlivia PenalvaWeightless
RockNot A PlanetSmoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now
Roots/CountryAngie KeilhauerWild
UrbanDeejay YoungUnplugged
WorldPedro RockPedro Rock (Live Session)
Music Producer CategoryWinnerWinning Work
Music ProducerBleuAir Traffic Controller - Black Box
Design CategoriesWinnerWinning Work
Album Art / PhotographyMaxine SyjucoJack of None - Who's Listening to Van Gogh's Ear?
Album PackagingKao Peng-xiangVarious Artists - A Tasty Bento Box of Taiwanese Music
Artist Concert PhotographyClaus Rotstein“Greg Puciato (Killer Be Killed) - Live at Soundwave Festival 2015”
Artist Publicity PhotographyDoug Seymour / Doug Seymour Photography“Aleem”
Music Promo PosterTony Halchak“Limited Edition Ed Randazzo Album Lyrics Poster”
Music WebsiteMark GriffithsStrumdiddlyumptious Website -
Video CategoriesWinnerWinning Video
Long FormNeil BarnesHyde and Seek (The Making Of)
LyricShadowman“Little Devil”
Short FormAinda Dúo“En el vendaval”