Tom Waits, Robert Smith, Boyce Avenue, Chris Frantz join 18th IMA judging panel
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October 1, 2019
Tom Waits, Robert Smith, KT Tunstall, John Petrucci, Boyce Avenue, Chris Frantz, JD Samson and The Cardigans Join The 18th annual Independent Music Awards Judging Panel
The year’s best indie projects to be announced June 2020 at annual IMA ceremony in New York City
New York – The Independent Music Awards (IMAs), the influential platform for self-released and indie label projects, today announced that Tom Waits, Robert Smith, KT Tunstall, John Petrucci, Boyce Avenue, Chris Frantz, JD Samson and The Cardigans are among the music icons and industry influencers judging in The 18th annual IMAs, currently accepting submissions at www.INDEPENDENTMUSICAWARDS.COM
They join a growing roster of notable recording artists, producers, press, programmers and talent buyers tasked with selecting the most exceptional new music projects from around the world to be honored in the 18th program including Bob Boilen (NPR Tiny Desk Concerts), Alan Light (SiriusXM), Xavier “X” Jernigan (Spotify), Josh Jackson (Paste). A complete list of past and current judges is available at: www.independentmusicawards.com/18th-annual-ima-judges
In addition to judge-selected projects in all award categories, fans select the Vox Pop honorees in each Song and Music Video category; and earn points by promoting IMA artists to their social networks.
The most diverse awards on the planet, The IMAs recognize a broad range of established and emerging creatives worldwide in more than 150 Album, EP, Song, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories.
Winners will be announced June 2020 during the annual IMA award show and Indie Konference in New York City.
ARTISTRY HAS ITS AWARDS
The Independent Music Awards honor the year’s best indie music projects – in all styles and mediums. IMA recognition is a badge of honor that generates more interest from music consumers, programmers, press and talent buyers worldwide.
Independent musicians, producers, visual artists and record labels from 95 countries on 6 continents enter new work for award consideration. Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Juliana Hatfield, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Melissa Auf der Maur, Air Traffic Controller, JD McPherson, Valerie June, Lacuna Coil, Macy Gray, Pokey LaFarge, John McEuen, The Motels, The Mud Howlers, Esprit D’Air, Miss Tara, Nik West, Yemi Alade, The Dollyrots, fun., RuPaul, Passenger, The Trews, Bright Eyes and Flying Lotus are among the extraordinary artists who have sought and earned IMA honors.
In addition to award recognition, winning tracks are promoted globally on branded streaming playlists and enjoy a targeted 12 week radio promotion campaign among other performance, promotion and distribution opportunities for winners, nominees and entrants.
New Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video, Photography, Merch and Design projects can be submitted for review through December 12, 2019. Details available at www.INDEPENDENTMUSICAWARDS.COM