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 & Winners

Album CategoriesNominee  Nominated Album
Adult ContemporaryJean Rohe Sisterly
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 Webb Le 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 Romero Sweet Old Religion
AmericanaVivian LevaTime Is Everything (feat. Riley Calcagno)
BluegrassHazel Dickens & Alice GerrardSing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969
BluegrassVarious Artists The 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 Hambridge The 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 Lovell Wild 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 Artists Big 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 Kelly Music 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 Worship TrueNorth Worship (Live)
Contemporary ClassicalDavid CheskyPiano Concertos 2 & 3
Contemporary ClassicalEric Klein The 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 Harris Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing
CountrySarah ParkerStrawberry Moon
CountrySteve EverettHonest Graft
Dance/ElectronicaALYATen Years of Solitude
Dance/ElectronicaMic MostRed Shift
Dance/ElectronicaMiss Tara LOVE
Dance/ElectronicaOENew Classics, Vol. 2
DebutBirdland Avenue Come Around
DebutElla VosWords I Never Said
DebutJacyeThat Was Then
DebutNakedEye EnsembleStorylines Crossing
EclecticBombay Rickey Electric 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 Lo Trondheimsreisen
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 Roche Little Beast
Folk/Singer-SongwriterPharis and Jason RomeroSweet Old Religion
Funk/Fusion/JamHiHealUnder Me
Funk/Fusion/JamKarmic Juggernaut The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of
Funk/Fusion/JamStone MeccaAlienman
Funk/Fusion/JamTony Koch and The AltNews BandFunk Jazz From Planet Earth
Indie / Alt. RockÁrstíðir Nivalis
Indie / Alt. RockCary BrothersBruises
Indie / Alt. RockRyan CurranBeacon Hill
Indie / Alt. RockThe MotelsLast Few Beautiful Days
Indie / Alt. RockThe Stan LaurelsMaybe
InstrumentalGypsy Jazz Club Menestrel
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 Arad Segments
Jazz InstrumentalOmar Sosa & NDR Bigbandes:sensual
Jazz InstrumentalWalter GorraIn Due Time
Jazz with VocalsCamille Thurman Waiting 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 Luís Vale Quanto Pesa - Pérolas de Luiz Melodia
Live PerformanceAntonio MazzeiReveries
Live PerformanceForeignerWith The 21st Century Orchestra & Chorus
Live PerformanceRogério Caetano convida ao vivo no Rio
Live PerformanceSoupLive Cuts
Metal/HardcoreBeyond Creation Algorythm
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 Oster REACH
New AgeMichael KollwitzSerenity II: More Peaceful Music on the Chapman Stick
New AgeMonica WilliamsJourney of Tears
New AgeValerie RomanoffHealing Music Volume 2
PopBetween Giants Jupiter
PopCats on TreesNeon
PopChantelle BarryLovers Gonna Love
PopChloë MarchBlood-Red Spark
PopRandom RecipeDistractions
R&B/SoulChris JasperDance With You
R&B/SoulNina Attal JUMP
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 Polo A Breukelen Story
Rap/Hip-HopPerfectoThe Perf Penmanship, Volume 1
Reggae/Ska/DancehallMamita Peyote Runfla 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 McEwen Barnyard Dream Poems
Spoken WordSymphonex OrchestraMusic That Tells a Story
TributeHafdis HuldVariations
TributeJuliana Hatfield Juliana 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 Korb World Café
World TraditionalBellegardeAnba Tonèl
World TraditionalChung YufengPendulum
World TraditionalSandra CorreiaAqui Existo
World TraditionalSara Ajnnak Gulldalit: Can You Hear Me
World TraditionalWu Man & Son de San DiegoFingertip Carnival
Song CategoriesNomineeNominated Song
A CappellaAvivavoz Ninguém Pode Calar Esse Amor
A CappellaGrayhawkPeace Prayer A 'Cappella
A CappellaLow LilyHope Lingers On
A CappellaPatrice Jégou Lover Come Back to Me (feat. Mark Kibble & Alvin Chea)
AcousticBobby Bookout To Me
AcousticCasii StephanWhen Winter Comes - Live
AcousticChris Ayer Ringing in My Ears
AcousticMartin ZarzarSong for a Tree
AcousticSpottiswoode & His EnemiesI Don't Regret
Adult ContemporaryChris AyerNeed Somebody
Adult ContemporaryFlecHaus Beautiful Things
Adult ContemporaryLACES someday 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 Webb Let It Rain
Alt. CountryThe Krickets Redbird
Alt. CountryValerie SmithDry Town
AmericanaAmelia WhiteRhythm of the Rain
AmericanaEdward David AndersonHarmony
AmericanaJen Sygit It's About Time (feat. Luther Dickinson)
AmericanaKristy KrügerThe Carpenter
AmericanaMonica Pasqual Feels Like Something
BluegrassFred Engler, Jo Kelly Stephenson, Sam Thomas, Ken StephensonHeaven Ain't Heaven Without You
BluegrassJo Kelly StephensonDon't Cage Your Love!
BluegrassLow Lily 10,000 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 Johanson Blues 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 Cats I Know a Little Fellow
Children's MusicSara Lovell Get 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 Club Everywhere 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 Warner Semper Fi (feat. Trace Adkins)
CountryBlane Howard Promise 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 Krüger Folsom Prison Blues (orig. by Johnny Cash)
CoverMeikoSuper Freak (orig. by Rick James)
Dance/Electronica32StitchesRemember This
Dance/ElectronicaDion ToddRemedy for Insanity
Dance/ElectronicaDrew DeWitt Final Drop
Dance/ElectronicaMosimann Anymore (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 Pasqual Sun 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 Hurn Waves
Folk/Singer-SongwriterThe Morning Sea Listen Love
Folk/Singer-SongwriterWill DaileyIt Already Would Have Not Worked out by Now
Funk/Fusion/JamCeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion Danger
Funk/Fusion/JamDavid LaborierStep Right Up!
Funk/Fusion/JamJason Gill Favorite Drug
Funk/Fusion/JamPlunky & OnenessThank Me Later
Funk/Fusion/JamThe BrooksPriceless
HolidayAgencyLonely This Christmas
HolidayHeather RankinWrap It Up
HolidayLeslie McKee Still, Still, Still
HolidayRachael SageTchatchkes & Latkes
HolidayTwin Kennedy I'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 Whales Words
InstrumentalCimarrón Zumbajam
InstrumentalLos Importantes de la NocheNomen Nescio
InstrumentalRoberto Diana & Tri NguyenThe Fourth Hour
InstrumentalRoberto Tola Lullaby of Christmas (feat. Bill McGee)
InstrumentalRoman MiroshnichenkoSong for Godfather of Fusion
Jazz InstrumentalIvan Diaz Write or Wrong
Jazz InstrumentalJeremy Ledbetter TrioGot a Light?
Jazz InstrumentalKobi Arad BandTake the 'A' Train / It Ain't Mean a Thing
Jazz InstrumentalSyreeta Thompson Trumpetlady Blow Yo Horn
Jazz InstrumentalThe New England Jazz EnsemblePower Serge
Jazz with VocalsCamille Thurman The Nearness of You
Jazz with VocalsClaudia AcuñaHey
Jazz with VocalsElliot Mason & Cre8tionBefore, Now & After (feat. Sofija Knezevic & Cyro Baptista)
Jazz with VocalsLindsay Kay Lush Life
Jazz with VocalsOmar Sosa & Yilian CañizaresDe La Habana y Otras Nostalgias
LatinAle JiménezNuestra Casualidad
LatinJuana Luna Vienen Como
LatinMarta GómezLa Raíz (feat. Guafa Trío)
LatinOmar Quezada & Manny Audico La Cumbia Cínica
LatinOrquesta Son de CubaAsunto Social
LoveBleu Love You So
LoveHildur HöglindSteal Her Away
LovePrateek Kuhadwith you/for you
LoveSimon LuncheCherry Wine
LoveThe Morning Sea Listen Love
Metal/HardcoreAll Hail the YetiHighway Crosses
Metal/HardcoreNe Obliviscaris Intra Venus
Metal/HardcoreTerror UniversalSpines
Metal/HardcoreVoice of BaceprotSchool Revolution
Metal/HardcoreWill HavenHewed With the Brand
New AgeFLOWLast Light
New AgeJeff Oster Five Great Mountains
New AgeJuliet LyonsEternal Now (feat. Ron Korb)
New AgeKelly AndrewFinal Farewell
New AgeParadiso and Rasamayi Agape's Call
PopChris AyerStranger
PopElla Vos White Noise
PopMathew Edmondson If I Wait
PopNEEDSHESAnything You Want
PopSophia AngelesInterested
R&B/SoulAina Brei'YonThink About Me
R&B/SoulA-natural Thirst
R&B/SoulJessica Lá Rel Here 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 Rado Make Sense
Reggae/Ska/DancehallLeilani Wolfgramm Live Wire
Reggae/Ska/DancehallMartin Zarzar Dance Alone
Reggae/Ska/DancehallNatural vybzWinner
Rock / Hard RockEric HimanAnother
Rock / Hard RockHead With Wings Goodbye Sky
Rock / Hard RockItchPrison Disco
Rock / Hard RockJake EdwardsDevil
Rock / Hard RockSavannah Pope Creature
Social ActionDani StrongNot Right Now
Social ActionItchPrison Disco
Social ActionMark Erelli By Degrees
Social ActionRachael KilgourHoly Are We
Social ActionRosie & the Riveters I Believe You
Spoken WordDiemm Mythmaker
Spoken WordJ.ournal Pride & Prejudice (feat. The Rogue Pianist)
Spoken WordJack of NoneMichigan Ex Machina (She Wasn't Me)
Spoken WordNsimbiAcholi Boy
StoryAdam Warner Semper Fi (feat. Trace Adkins)
StoryEdward David AndersonThe Ballad of Lemuel Penn
StoryEmily Scott Robinson Overalls
StoryNina LeeGolden Years
StoryTiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonMichael
Used in Ad CampaignAndré BarrosRising Melody
Used in Ad CampaignBleu Love You So
Used in Ad CampaignJustin SeagraveSuper Sleeper
Used in Ad CampaignNEEDSHESTime to See
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreAndré Barros Leda
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreKerri Brown & Martene Clayton Crown
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 Drum Sand Storm (feat. Ahmed Al-Badr)
World BeatNsimbi Leo Ni Leo
World BeatRicky KejOne With Earth Song
World BeatRiniSerene
World TraditionalCimarrónZumbajam
World TraditionalMilli Janatková Buoh
World TraditionalRUNAAn Buachaillín Bán
World TraditionalSuzanne DeanNgizohamba (Re-Recorded)
World TraditionalToronto Tabla Ensemble Faceoff
EP CategoriesNomineeNominated EP
Dance/ElectronicaDELAPORTE UNO
Dance/ElectronicaDion ToddRemedy for Insanity (Club Cure EP)
EclecticAndromeda AnarchiaAndromeda Anarchia's Darkmatters
EclecticCellogramCellogram EP
EclecticEmily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke and NOW Ensemble Rounder Songs
InstrumentalBernadeta UrbonaiteLost Infinity
InstrumentalBill Wren & Frank RallsHill of Tara
InstrumentalDevine Score Pinnacle
InstrumentalSanjeev TSt.
JazzCarmen GloriaThe Art of Love
JazzOKAN Laberinto
PopAlicia MichilliLetters From the Edge
PopBellatrixBad Dancing
PopElla VosWatch & Wait
PopMalynda HaleThe One
PopPrateek Kuhad cold/mess
RockGillaWattsThe Voices Are Gone
RockInkblot AstronautInkblot Astronaut
RockJackknife StilettoChronicles of Jane: Vol. 2
RockQUOR The Way We Are
Roots/CountryBlack Horse MotelAnd Then You Were Gone
Roots/CountryJake MorleyTell It to Me Straight
Roots/CountryJessi Mason Night Owl
Roots/CountryRachael KilgourGame Changer
Roots/Countrythe king heat ensemblesongs
UrbanA-natural #COAOAFB2
UrbanJon Ososki & Vince BJon Ososki & Vince B. Experience
UrbanThe BrooksFreewheelin' Walking
WorldDavid FreyreCalle y Corazón
WorldLudmila Mercerón & Guitarras y TrovadoresLa Pastelera del Tivolí
WorldOKAN Laberinto
WorldPiyush BhisekarHai Bharosa
WorldSanjeev TSt.
Music Producer CategoriesNomineeNominated Work
Dance/ElectronicaGem McCormack, Rod McCormack, Adrian Hannan, Martin EstradaGem - the2070s
Dance/ElectronicaLeo Salom Leo Salom - Sugar on Demand
EclecticGabriel Urgell Reyes, Océane Urgell-DrobnikGabriel Urgell Reyes - Metaphor of Silence
EclecticJeremy McEwenJeremy McEwen - BARNYARD DREAM POEMS
EclecticRiley McMahon Spottiswoode & His Enemies - Lost in the City
InstrumentalErik Scott Erik 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 MacDonald Earl 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 Shyloski Rachael Sage - Myopia
RockKevin Billingslea, Andrey Borzykin, Adam Soucy Major Moment - one small stEP
Roots/CountryChad Darou (Producer), "Midnite" Mike Pokalsky (Executive Producer)Chad Darou - Raising the Bar
Roots/CountryIuliano Iuliano - 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 Vitterito Agency - Exponents
WorldCamilo RodriguezAle Jiménez - Canciones Chiquitas
WorldDewell NarvaezOrquesta Son de Cuba - Asunto Social
WorldRonald Mente Miyares, Richi Martinez Ludmila 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 Blocker Katie 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 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
Album PackagingYi-Hsiang Chao, Jheng-Han Li Flesh Juicer - Fairy Tales of Ocean Deep
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 Sage Rachael 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 Hao Amazing 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 Dondurma Jambo
Animated/Stop-MotionMatt JaffeWicked World
Animated/Stop-MotionOri Dagan Sting of the Cactus
Animated/Stop-MotionTobias the OwlDeep River City (feat. Laura Veirs)
Concept/ExperimentalIulianoWho Knows
Concept/ExperimentalMélisande [électrotrad] Sur la ritintin
Concept/ExperimentalNuka Don't Be Afraid
Concept/ExperimentalSavannah PopeCreature
DirectorAbby AhmadAbby Ahmad - Because
DirectorMichael McCallum Jen Sygit - Love Is Wild
DirectorNavzar Eranee Nuka - Don't Be Afraid
DirectorOdeya RushHarry Nathan - Rooftops
LyricBleuLove You So
LyricChris Youlden and The SlammersI Wanna Stay Alive
LyricKutch Bottleneck
LyricMajor MomentWhat It's Like
LyricRich Aveo Weightless
NarrativeA RootDance Party of Gods
NarrativeJosh David & The Funeral Puppets James Island Blues
NarrativeLaura Clauzel Golden Boy
NarrativeNsimbiDunia Ni Matembezi
NarrativePrateek Kuhadcold/mess
NarrativeRich WebbStoner
PerformanceBad WolfThrough the Cracks
PerformanceBon Débarras En panne de silence
PerformanceJohn Gaar Roll Like That
PerformanceShon WeathersFeng Shui
PerformanceSilibrinaFrevo Maligno
PerformanceToronto Tabla EnsembleFaceoff
Social ActionCarolyn DownieHailstorm
Social ActionJ. Harris Bleed Like You
Social ActionLudmila Mercerón No hay perdón
Social ActionStone MeccaBoogeyman
Social ActionWillie NileEarth Blues
Long Form VideoNomineeNominated Video
Best OverallElio Pace The Billy Joel Songbook Live
Best OverallElizabeth Joan KellyMusic for the DMV