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The Year’s Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated in The 18th Annual Independent Music Awards

Lucinda Williams, Steven Van Zandt, Jesse Malin, Jonatha Brooke, Heilung, Sofía Rei & JC Maillard, Chiara Izzi, Sawyer Fredericks, Jake La Botz, Wouter Kellerman, Guy Scheiman, The Dollyrots, STORRY, Mary Fahl and Sekou Andrews are among The 18th IMA Nominees

New York, NY April 9, 2020 — Music Resource Group today announced the Nominees for The 18th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs). Nominations in 100+ Music, Video and Design categories were awarded to an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent from around the globe.

Lucinda Williams, Steven Van Zandt, Jesse Malin, Jonatha Brooke, STORRY, Sawyer Fredericks, Sofía Rei & JC Maillard, Chiara Izzi, Jake La Botz, Wouter Kellerman, Guy Scheiman, The Dollyrots and Sekou Andrews are among this year’s honorees. View all 18th IMA Nominees here.

The Wicked Cool label (USA) leads this year’s nominations with recognition across 19 music and video categories, while its label head, Steven Van Zandt earned a Producer nomination for the album Richard and The Young Lions: Volume 2.

Other notable mentions include multiple honors for France-based metal label Season of Mist with 13 nominations; Canadian artist STORRY earned a total of 4 nominations for her debut record, Ch III: The Come Up which she wrote, funded and produced herself.

The winning projects will be selected by influential judging panels including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers.

Vox Pop voting for the fan-favorite Song and Video projects at runs thru THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 18th annual Independent Music Awards ceremony originally scheduled for June in New York City will proceed as an online showcase for this year’s top-ranked artists and music projects. More details and a new announcement schedule will be released in the days ahead. View a complete list of 18th IMA Nominees and Judges at

Artistry.  Diversity.  Excellence.

Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group, honors the exceptional work of indie creatives from around the globe. The planet’s most diverse music awards program honors artistry and daring rather than streams and social reach, and celebrates everything that makes indie music authentic and unique.

This year’s Nominees were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents.

Over the course of its history, the program has recognized an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent including: Killer Mike, Melissa Auf der Maur, Valerie June, Macy Gray, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, Flying Lotus, Lacuna Coil, Passenger, fun., JD McPherson, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl in a Coma, Apples in stereo, Masta Ace, Le Boeuf Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Juliana Hatfield and many, many more of independent innovators from around the world.

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The 18th Independent Music Awards Nominees

Album CategoryNomineeNominated Album
Adult ContemporaryBrett CameronIt Comes in Waves & When It's Here I'll Know
Adult ContemporaryChris AyerEndless Wonder
Adult ContemporaryMonica PasqualYou Can't Kill Light
Adult ContemporarySamara JadeWave of Birdsong
Adult ContemporaryWest My FriendIn Constellation
Alt. CountryCal Nash BandSummer State of Mind
Alt. CountryChance Meyer and The Bloody 98sAshdown
Alt. CountryJake La BotzThey're Coming For Me
Alt. CountryRenee WahlCut to the Bone
AmericanaAnna RoseThe Light Between
AmericanaJesse MalinSunset Kids
AmericanaMean MaryCold
BluegrassAllison de Groot & Tatiana HargreavesAllison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
BluegrassDaniel CrabtreeThe Storyteller in Me
BluegrassVarious ArtistsIn the Key of Blue: The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming 2018 Live Concert Recordings
BluesFrank BeyAll My Dues Are Paid
BluesHamish AndersonOut of My Head
BluesIlya Portnov3
BluesScreamin' John & TD LindMr. Little Big Man
BluesSunday WildeSunday Wilde & The 1 Eyed Jacks
CCM/GospelCarol AngelNew Things
CCM/GospelJ. Douglas WrightBreathing Fire Like Dragons
CCM/GospelMighty Men of FaithUndisputable Is He
CCM/GospelNeshama CarlebachBelieve
CCM/GospelTabernacle WorshipSurrender
Children's MusicDiana PantonA Cheerful Little Earful
Children's MusicJessa Campbell & The SaplingsCan You Feel It?
Children's MusicMusic with GinaAll of Us
Children's MusicRenee & FriendsKindred
Children's MusicSonia De Los Santos¡Alegría!
CompilationRoman MiroshnichenkoTop 10 Songs of 10 Years (Anthology)
CompilationVarious ArtistsIn the Key of Blue: The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming 2018 Live Concert Recordings
CompilationVarious ArtistsTell It to Me: Revisiting the Johnson City Sessions, 1928-1929
ConceptAnna NalickThe Blackest Crow
ConceptRozina PátkaiTaladim
ConceptS. J. JananiyShiva Mahimai, Vol. 2
ConceptThe David Foster Wallace ProjectTo Combat Loneliness: Compositions Based on the Works of David Foster Wallace
ConceptWouter KellermanIn a Different Light
Contemporary ClassicalDavid CheskyEspaña
Contemporary ClassicalEleanor AlbergaString Quartets 1, 2 & 3 (performed by Ensemble Arcadiana)
Contemporary ClassicalGiovanni PiacentiniBetween Worlds
Contemporary ClassicalHevreh EnsembleA Path of Light
Contemporary ClassicalMichail TravlosNight Visions
CountryBecky DentonFire & Grace
CountryJon RogaliaA Little Too Country
CountryMichael B WareThe Ride of Your Life
Dance/ElectronicaBZInfinite Point
Dance/ElectronicaDelaporteComo Anoche
Dance/ElectronicaSweepsTerminal 14
Dance/ElectronicaVILIFYParadise Is a State of Mind
DebutAmanda Broadway BandThe Ache
DebutEliza ThorpQueen of the Sea
DebutJS WilliamsFrom a Plane
DebutSTORRYCh III: The Come Up
DebutVLTIMASSomething Wicked Marches In
EclecticChloe Pourmorady EnsembleBegin Majesty
EclecticKathleen SupovéEye to Ivory
EclecticMadame DoloresPantry of Salt and Sugar
EclecticSofía Rei & JC MaillardKeter
Film / TV / Game ScoreEd HartmanAs the Earth Turns (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Film / TV / Game ScoreFlesh JuicerThe FJ's horror story : The door of old mansion
Film / TV / Game ScoreIan ChenFantastic Creatures (Original Soundtrack)
Film / TV / Game ScoreSandra Stadler & Bänz IslerDer Bär in Mir (Original Soundtrack)
Folk/Singer-SongwriterAna EggeIs It the Kiss
Folk/Singer-SongwriterBenjamin Dakota RogersBetter by Now
Folk/Singer-SongwriterBig Little LionsInside Voice
Folk/Singer-SongwriterCeci JunoFantasmas
Folk/Singer-SongwriterCharm of FinchesYour Company
Folk/Singer-SongwriterSuzie BrownUnder the Surface
Funk/Fusion/JamExcessiveFlared Opinions
Funk/Fusion/JamFlyjackSoul Catcher
Funk/Fusion/JamJoan Torres's All Is FusedRevolution
Funk/Fusion/JamPetra Várallyay TrioDeadline Haze
Indie / Alt. RockAir For AntsOnce Again With Feeling
Indie / Alt. RockManuel the BandRoom for Complication
Indie / Alt. RockPalmyra Delran and The Doppel GangCome Spy With Me
Indie / Alt. RockPaul PedanaA Sole Existence Reflects Eternity
Indie / Alt. RockRyan Hamilton and The Harlequin GhostsThis Is the Sound
Indie / Alt. RockThe DollyrotsDaydream Explosion
InstrumentalCésar Orozco & Jorge GlemStringwise
InstrumentalFoli Griô OrquestraAJO
InstrumentalGold Dust LoungeGold Dust Lounge
InstrumentalHouse of WatersRising
InstrumentalTed YoderFeels Like Home
Jazz InstrumentalAaron Weinstein3×3
Jazz InstrumentalDiego RamirezSketches of México
Jazz InstrumentalEmilio Solla Tango Jazz OrchestraPuertos: Music from International Waters
Jazz InstrumentalFerenc Nemeth feat. Gregory Tardy & Tzumo ArpadFreedom
Jazz InstrumentalRichard PeñaSynergy
Jazz With VocalsJazz AffairWishes
Jazz With VocalsRodrigo SimõesJazz Brésilien
Jazz With VocalsRozina PátkaiTaladim
Jazz With VocalsSundae + Mr. GoesslFun & Fancy
Jazz With VocalsThe Lost American JazzBook (feat. Tammi Brown)Taxonomy of Pleasure
LatinDelia FischerTempo Mínimo
LatinLPTSin Parar
LatinOrchestra FuegoVengan Todos a Bailar
Live PerformanceAndrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivrayFace the Music
Live PerformanceBen Racine BandLive à Montréal
Live PerformanceMike MentzLive in Floyds Knobs
Live PerformanceSkylineSymphojazz
Live PerformanceThe Susie Glaze New Folk EnsembleLive at McCabe's
Metal/HardcoreThe Infernal Pathway1349
Metal/HardcoreBuilt to DestroyIncite
Metal/HardcoreRituals of PowerMisery Index
Metal/HardcoreThe HereticsRotting Christ
New AgeFLOW (feat. Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt & Jeff Oster)Promise
New AgeMonica WilliamsWithin Us All
New AgePaul Adams & Elizabeth GeyerDeeper Imaginings
New AgeSangeeta KaurCompassion
New AgeSuraaj ParabSo Close So Far
PopBonne FinkenGauntlet
PopBrett CameronIt Comes in Waves & When It's Here I'll Know
PopChristian HeathHere I Am
PopNick de la HoydeA Beautiful Mess
PopTemporary HeroQUENCH
R&B/SoulA-naturalThe Ascension of A-natural
R&B/SoulDon'TeAfter Hours
R&B/SoulJay SaintExCommitted
R&B/SoulLenny HaroldCosmic
R&B/SoulSTORRYCh III: The Come Up
Rap/Hip-HopD1C3White Noise
Rap/Hip-HopEastern SunzFuel for a Fool's Errand
Rap/Hip-HopGold LemonadeSchool of Hard Drops
Rap/Hip-HopSplytSecondThe SplytRugga Mixtape
Rap/Hip-HopTJAMeeting of the Minds, Pt. 1
Reggae/Ska/DancehallAaron Nigel SmithIn Our America
Reggae/Ska/DancehallEljuriResiste: La Colección Reggae de Eljuri
Reggae/Ska/DancehallGotaflikaGo Up
Reggae/Ska/DancehallJim the BossDub in HiFi
Reggae/Ska/DancehallTaj Weekes & AdowaTo All My Relations
Rock/Hard RockMoron PoliceA Boat on the Sea
Rock/Hard RockRichard and The Young LionsRichard and The Young Lions: Volume 2
Rock/Hard RockShallow SideSaints & Sinners
Rock/Hard RockSpidergawdV
Rock/Hard RockVoyagerColours in the Sun
Spoken WordJeremy McEwenCardboard Horses: A Collection of Dream Poems
Spoken WordSekou Andrews & The String TheorySekou Andrews & The String Theory
TributeDiego RamirezSketches of México
TributeEdie DaponteUnder Paris Skies
TributeEleazar MoraJavier Solís, Una Orquesta y Una Voz
TributeLittle KrutaJustice
TributeMarius Noss GundersenBrazilian Guitar Music
World BeatFoli Griô OrquestraAJO
World BeatGraeme DrumEclectic X
World BeatMélisande [électrotrad]Les myriades
World BeatSofía Rei & JC MaillardKeter
World BeatYazhi GuoThe Dragon's Song
World TraditionalDaniel Ho & The Suzhou MastersEmbroidering Melodies
World TraditionalDrukgyal TseringTacit
World TraditionalGrupo OfáObatalá: Uma Homenagem a Mãe Carmen
World TraditionalMao YaMoon over City Ruins
World TraditionalMasoud RezaeiUntil
Song CategoryNominee (* = Vox Pop Nominee)Nominated Song
A CappellaJazz Affair*Jour Heureux
A CappellaLachiMoney
A CappellaMilana ZilnikNature Boy
A CappellaPatrice JégouWrap Your Troubles in Dreams (feat. Take 6)
AcousticAidan Gallagher*I Love You
AcousticHarmonious WailMove
AcousticJake MorleyNo Drama
AcousticMartin ZarzarTo Dream in Color
AcousticPaulo BastosO Caminho do Moleiro
Adult ContemporaryBELLSAINTCan't Stop a Woman
Adult ContemporaryNeshama Carlebach*Believe
Adult ContemporaryNihira Joshi DeshpandeNirmohiya (feat. Rhythm Shaw)
Adult ContemporarySTORRYA Lost Find
Adult ContemporaryUnsung LillyDemons
Alt. CountryAminah HughesStorm of Time
Alt. CountryAngela SainiHandrail
Alt. CountryAspen JacobsenGeorgia Boy
Alt. CountryRyan Newton*Casting Shadows (On the Heels of Tomorrow)
Alt. CountryStone & SnowThis Kind of Sadness
AmericanaAnnie Bacon & her OSHENLong Road (feat. The Singer & the Songwriter)
AmericanaJesse MalinRoom 13 (feat. Lucinda Williams)
AmericanaLiz and the LoveliesSleep In
AmericanaMean MarySparrow
AmericanaSawyer Fredericks*Born
AmericanaThe Rough & TumbleThe Hardest Part
BluegrassConversionAn American Easter (The Joy of Mary M)
BluegrassDaniel CrabtreePiedmont Train
BluegrassEvie Ladin BandLet Me Lay Down
BluegrassGrain ThiefPedal Down
BluegrassThe Roscoe Dandies*Devil's Hollow
BluesBrick Fields*Soul of a Woman
BluesCash McCallOne Who's Got a Lot
BluesDavid WhitmanShuffle Blues
BluesJoe FlipMess Around
BluesThe Muddy Basin RamblersDharma Train
CCM/GospelKatie BraswellLouder
CCM/GospelMean Mary*Friend I Never Had
CCM/GospelNeshama CarlebachBelieve
CCM/GospelPatrick ForemanHe's Able (feat. David Scott)
CCM/GospelRob Cariddi / Fort MillionHoly Ground
Children's MusicJ Edna MaeTrail of Kind
Children's MusicLucy Kalantari & The Jazz CatsFlick of My Wrist
Children's MusicMartin Zarzar*The Storyteller
Children's MusicSara LovellI Don't Sleep in a Bed
Children's MusicStephanie LeavellI Can Do Things
CountryAdam WarnerBig Storm
CountryDani StrongMrs. Jones (Evelyn)
CountryMadelyn PaquetteBroke Like Me
CountryMallory JohnsonDrunk Mind, Sober Heart
CountryMike Hilliard*Two Chimneys
CoverChesney ClaireBad (orig. by Michael Jackson)
CoverDr. Albert Flipout's one CAN band*Sweet Child O' Mine (orig. by Guns N' Roses)
CoverGoldschatzAbsolutely Right (orig. Five Man Electrical Band)
CoverLittle KrutaOne (orig. by Metallica)
CoverSKy76Twist in My Sobriety (orig. by Tanita Tikaram)
Dance/Electronica32StitchesAre We There Yet (feat. Baer)
Dance/ElectronicaBonne FinkenDown Down
Dance/ElectronicaJustin Mise*Take a Piece
Dance/ElectronicaNathalie HazimApaga la Luz (Nueva Versión)
Dance/ElectronicaSerge BulatYehy Vaya (feat. OYME)
EclecticCrystal Sound ProjectMy Lover's Hands (feat. Aida Nosrat)
EclecticKribophoric*March of Hades
EclecticOrchid EnsembleGhosts of the Living
EclecticPetra Várallyay TrioDeadline Haze
EclecticSofía Rei & JC MaillardTikkun
Folk/Singer-SongwriterCharm of FinchesFish in the Sea
Folk/Singer-SongwriterJonatha BrookeFire
Folk/Singer-SongwriterMarta PalomboHim
Folk/Singer-SongwriterRebecca HurnHomesick
Folk/Singer-SongwriterSawyer Fredericks*Born
Funk/Fusion/JamCaio MakakoNeogeo
Funk/Fusion/JamFrank ColónWishful Thinking
Funk/Fusion/JamJennifer Maidman & Verna Gillis*Psycho Loco (feat. Annie Whitehead, Jerry Marotta & John Medeski)
Funk/Fusion/JamJoan Torres's All Is FusedHigh Stakes
Funk/Fusion/JamRichard PeñaPassageways
Holiday SongJustin Mise*Santa Moves (feat. Noelle Holley)
Holiday SongMary FahlHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Holiday SongNadia VaehHolidazed & Confused
Holiday SongNickie Conley100 Christmas Kisses
Holiday SongThe Stan LaurelsNoche Buena
Indie / Alt. RockGollayWhite Stag
Indie / Alt. RockJesse MalinStrangers & Thieves (feat. Billie Joe Armstrong)
Indie / Alt. RockRowanBig Wave
Indie / Alt. RockRyan Hamilton and The Harlequin GhostsThis Is the Sound
Indie / Alt. RockSawyer Fredericks*Flowers For You
Indie / Alt. RockThe CovasettesTwit Twoo
InstrumentalLos Importantes de la NocheArea 51
InstrumentalOrchid Ensemble*From a Dream
InstrumentalPascal Le BoeufMedia Control
InstrumentalRoman Smirnov & Andrew LeshkinOld Friends
InstrumentalSultans of StringThe Grand Bazaar (feat. Béla Fleck & Robi Botos)
Jazz InstrumentalDavid WhitmanWith Love
Jazz InstrumentalEddy/Meyer Trio*Swing Gitan
Jazz InstrumentalGabriel ChakarjiEnredadera
Jazz InstrumentalHarmonious WailMove
Jazz InstrumentalPetros KlampanisEasy Come Easy Go
Jazz With VocalsAlexis BabiniJust After Sundown
Jazz With VocalsJuana LunaVou
Jazz With VocalsKevin Hays & Chiara IzziCircles of the Mind (feat. Nir Felder)
Jazz With VocalsLoryn TaggartIn My Company
Jazz With VocalsRoberto Tola*Slow Motion (feat. Darryl Walker)
Jazz With VocalsThe Lost American JazzBook (feat. Tammi Brown)Ambassador of Bop
LatinEl Feeling*Que Te Vaya Cabrón (feat. Lolita de Sola)
LatinLa ExcelenciaSalsa Na'Ma
LatinLPTSin Parar
LatinLudmila Mercerón & Salsa de ReyesA Santiago
LatinSergio PereiraNu Brasil
Love SongJason Gill*Air I Breathe
Love SongKelly & GibsonWhy Do We Love Like This
Love SongLACESmoved
Love SongLoryn TaggartThe Wedding Song
Love SongNathalie HazimMás de lo que Soñé
Metal/HardcoreAbbathHarvest Pyre
Metal/HardcoreFiùran*10 Feet Tall
Metal/HardcoreMisery IndexNew Salem
New AgeDarlene KoldenhovenSequoia Serenade
New AgeFLOW (feat. Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt & Jeff Oster)Adrift at Sea
New AgeMatthew Kocel*Valhalla
New AgePhil Rey & Felicia FarerreHome
New AgeSuzanne Teng & Gilbert LevyAutumn Monsoon
PopKayla StockertWhere Did You Go
PopMartene Clayton*Should've Been (feat. Black Poet)
PopNick de la HoydeAnimals
PopThe Inoculated CanariesDonna
R&B/SoulCarolAnn Brevard*In a Mood
R&B/SoulCeleste BuckinghamTrip
R&B/SoulHigh KeyAin't Cool No More
R&B/SoulSTORRYLeave My Heart Behind
R&B/SoulTEFOPlay Play
Rap/Hip-Hop222Unique*Flex on Em
Rap/Hip-HopDeshawn WhiteDance Party
Rap/Hip-HopEastern SunzLike This (feat. Vursatyl)
Rap/Hip-HopGold LemonadeHow You Feel
Rap/Hip-HopSplytSecondBlow You Away (feat. Beraud)
Reggae/Ska/DancehallFather Goose Music*Rise Up Now
Reggae/Ska/DancehallSafety OrangeGrin on My Face
Reggae/Ska/DancehallSgt. RemoCan't Cool Mi
Reggae/Ska/DancehallWisemanSo High
Rock / Hard RockButterfingersDancing (To the Beat of My Own Drum)
Rock / Hard RockCalum JonesOne for the Road
Rock / Hard RockSoraia*Evergreen
Rock / Hard RockThe DollyrotsEverything
Rock / Hard RockVATTICACriminal
Rock / Hard RockWyldlifeNeon Nightmare
Social ActionAnne HeatonJoy
Social ActionEdwin PerezEl Muro - The Wall
Social ActionHuDostRise Together (feat. Jars of Clay)
Social ActionSawyer Fredericks*Amen
Social ActionWouter KellermanBaroque to the Rescue (feat. Konshens The MC & Lady Zamar)
Spoken Word2 Dub OfficialMovin' On
Spoken WordJeremy McEwenGoat Gladiators
Spoken WordPascal Le Boeuf + Bec PlexusMirror Image
Spoken WordSekou Andrews & The String TheoryBe Voiceful
Spoken WordShaneen Bonner*Sad Days Are Over
StoryEllis PaulScarecrow in a Corn Maze
StoryKevin CampbellThis Ain't No Fairytale
StoryLucy Kalantari & The Jazz CatsFlick of My Wrist
StoryMean Mary*Cold (House by the Sea)
StoryOlivia FrancesThe Bee & the Rose
Used in Ad CampaignChelsea GramsKeep Up
Used in Ad CampaignNEEDSHESUnbelievable
Used in Ad CampaignTVTE*I Will
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreBryan Elijah SmithIn Through the Dark
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreCarolAnn Brevard*Miss Represent
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreMATHIAHold On
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreMilana ZilnikFrozen Song
Used in Film / TV / Game ScoreZac Silva & James McCaffreyFriends With Death (Original Score)
World BeatCilay Ensemble*Muaro
World BeatJarana BeatDiablos!
World BeatOMNIONTrayambakam
World BeatSofía Rei & JC MaillardRachamim
World BeatTri Nguyen & Graeme DrumWalking
World TraditionalHeilungNorupo
World TraditionalLenka LichtenbergA Nay Kleyd
World TraditionalRUNABright Morning Stars
World TraditionalW. Ed Harris*Morrison's
World TraditionalWesliLolé Lolé Remix
EP CategoryNomineeNominated EP
Dance/ElectronicaÅMBECatcher in the Lie (NoWhereEver)
Dance/ElectronicaGuy Scheiman & Inaya DayDeeper Feeling
EclecticDub MentorA Slow Hot Wind
EclecticJoJo WorthingtonTCYK
EclecticNacreStill Possible
EclecticRuud HouwelingThe Wind Just Blew a Day Away
InstrumentalDavid JayThe Spaniard
InstrumentalGreg StarrTime Present and Time Past
InstrumentalR. ScottGhosts of Merced (A Four-Part Suite)
InstrumentalWhittenHow to Speak to Giants
InstrumentalJohn KamfonasUnbound: Preludes I
Live PerformanceChase Walker BandLive at The Woodshed
Live PerformanceNina LeeLive at Rockwood
PopAmy GerhartzHold On
PopBELLSAINTTechnicolor Dream
PopHildur HöglindTake Off
PopRokenBella Notte
RockMajor MomentThe Sequel
RockNo ResolveThe Divide
RockSteven DreamsSteven Dreams
RockThe CooliesUh-Oh! It's...The Coolies
RockUptight SugarI'm Ok, You're Ok
Roots/CountryAdam WarnerCan't Get Enough
Roots/CountryCalista GarciaWild Woman
Roots/CountryJonatha BrookeImposter
Roots/CountryLunar BloomLunar Bloom
Roots/CountryThe Two'sPush On
UrbanCoco JonesH.D.W.Y
UrbanSmiley Rojas-NunezHer Touch
WorldAJOYOWar Chant
WorldDavid JayThe Spaniard
WorldDenzel DreyI Feel Good
WorldLucette van den BergAfile
Music Producer CategoryNomineeNominated Work
Dance/Electronica5önikk5önikk - Electric
Dance/ElectronicaBZ LewisBZ - Infinite Point
Dance/ElectronicaDion Todd, Philip Larsen, Stonebridge & Damien Hall, Lenny Fontana, Guy Scheiman, Perry Twins, DJ Strobe, Dirty Disco, Ronnie (Chico) di ChiccoDion Todd - Be Alright (feat. Maya)
EclecticDub MentorDub Mentor - 4YX
EclecticJeremy McEwenJeremy McEwen - Cardboard Horses: A Collection of Dream Poems
InstrumentalWill Ackerman, Tom EatonFLOW (feat. Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt & Jeff Oster) - Promise
InstrumentalFrançois CoutureFrançois Couture - La Suite au Chalet (performed by Antoine Malette Chénier & Jean-Luc Côté)
InstrumentalTom MooreTom Moore & Sherry Finzer - A Journey for Mankind
InstrumentalWouter Kellerman, Wessel van Rensburg, Ralf Schmitt, Andy Innes, Mauritz Lotz, Lonnie Park, Corneille H. HuttonWouter Kellerman - In a Different Light
JazzDavid Whitman, Chris MontgomeryDavid Whitman - Soul Flow
JazzJoan TorresJoan Torres's All Is Fused - Revolution
JazzPetros KlampanisPetros Klampanis - Irrationalities
JazzRichard Li, Jazzy SuSkyline - City Explorations
JazzUdo PannekeetUdo Pannekeet - Electric Regions
Live PerformanceNicky EstorBen Racine Band - Live à Montréal
Live PerformanceDouglas Knehans, Greg Gurr, Silas BrownDouglas Knehans, Judith Weusten, Antonis Pratsinakis - Backwards From Winter
PopMichael MazzottaJACLYN - JACLYN
PopMonica Pasqual, BZ LewisMonica Pasqual - You Can't Kill Light
PopHafid Salazar Banoy, Nathalie Hazim, Alexandro SeguíNathalie Hazim - Más de lo que Soñé
PopYachun Asta TzengYachun Asta Tzeng - Yourself
RockKevin Billingslea, Andrey Borzykin, Adam SoucyMajor Moment - The Sequel
RockSteven Van ZandtRichard and The Young Lions - Richard and The Young Lions: Volume 2
RockKim Shattuck, The CooliesThe Coolies - Uh-Oh! It's...The Coolies
RockJohn Fields, The DollyrotsThe Dollyrots - Daydream Explosion
RockMike MurrayUptight Sugar - I'm Ok, You're Ok
Roots/CountryDonna UlisseDaniel Crabtree - The Storyteller in Me
Roots/CountryEllis PaulEllis Paul - The Storyteller's Suitcase
Roots/CountryLucinda Williams, Tom Overby (Producers); Geoff Sanoff, Michael Iurato (Executive Producers)Jesse Malin - Sunset Kids
Roots/CountrySonny RatcliffThe Morning Sea - Half Keys
Roots/CountryDavid ChenThe Muddy Basin Ramblers - Hold That Tiger
UrbanBrandon BarréRo Wright - The Recipe
UrbanJoseph Vitterito, Jason Hart, DAgency - Alarm
UrbanMonsieur XSMonsieur XS - 909 & love
WorldDanilo Gossain, Eduardo Diaz, Francisco CabanzoGaiteros 4G - Caminolargo
WorldShy-Anne Hovorka, Julia MazzaferroGraeme Drum - Eclectic X
WorldChristopher JuulHeilung - Futha
WorldGabriel EthierMélisande [électrotrad] - Les myriades
WorldChris McKhool, John "Beetle" BaileySultans of String - Refuge
Design CategoryNomineeNominated Work
Album Art / PhotographyDULK (Antonio Segura Donat)Moron Police - A Boat on the Sea
Album Art / PhotographyFred LammersPalmyra Delran and the Doppel Gang - Come Spy With Me
Album Art / PhotographyMajor Moment, Dmitry KazakovMajor Moment - The Sequel
Album Art / PhotographyRikke KlosterLiga Latina - Liga Latina
Album Art / PhotographyYi-Hsiang ChaoFUTURE AFTER A SECOND - OFiN
Album PackagingAndrew SwainsonSugarfoot - In the Clearing
Album PackagingEllis PaulEllis Paul - The Storyteller's Suitcase - Deluxe Version
Album PackagingJheng-Han Li, Hsin-Hung Chen, Hsiao-Yin Tai Emerge House Band - Time
Album PackagingLouis ArzonicoThe Coolies - Uh-Oh! It's...The Coolies
Album PackagingMiller GallegoGaiteros 4G - Caminolargo
Artist Concert PhotoFong-Yau YeBrahman - Fireball Festival
Artist Concert PhotoIsabelle NuzzoEncore
Artist Concert PhotoIsabelle NuzzoGlow
Artist Publicity PhotoAn-Tse ShaoEMERGING FROM THE COCOON
Artist Publicity PhotoPeng-Yu Chen, Wei-Wei Wu, Yi-Shuan LiaoAmazing Show - You Are My Crazy Lover
Artist Publicity PhotoJørn VebergGaahls WYRD - Ghosts Invited
Artist Publicity PhotoLogan MillerCasii Stephan - Trapeze Artist
Artist Publicity PhotoSøren BechHeilung - Futha
Music Promo PosterAshleigh Flynn, Kate FlatherAshleigh Flynn & The Riveters - Spare Room Event Poster
Music Promo PosterPaixpro, Hsien-Chen TsaiAmazing Show - The Great Paradisiacal Mountain
Music Promo PosterRobert CorneliusAmanda Duncan - Big Time Superhero
Music Promo PosterShi-Ching YangAmazing Show - King of Light Concert Tour
Music Promo PosterYi-Hsiang ChaoFlesh Juicer - Build It on Brutal Taichung 2019
Music WebsiteAlexandra RazumovaMajor Moment Website
Music WebsiteAshleigh Flynn, Kate FlatherAshleigh Flynn & The Riveters Website
Music WebsiteKrzysztof A. JanczakKrzysztof A. Janczak Website
Music WebsiteTom Jestus Jr.Casii Stephan Website
SwagAshleigh Flynn, Kate FlatherAshleigh Flynn & The Riveters - B-17 Baseball T-Shirt
SwagElizabeth WarburtonJoan Torres's All Is Fused - Revolution T-Shirt
SwagEllis PaulEllis Paul - The Storyteller's Suitcase - Deluxe Version
SwagLaureen Hale, Justin LaBrashJustin LaBrash - Cowboy Boot Can Coozie
SwagMajor MomentMajor Moment - The Sequel Puzzle
Short Form Video CategoryNominee (* = Vox Pop Nominee)Nominated Video
Animated / Stop-MotionA-Flight2019 Golden Bell Award 54th short film (Art Coordinator: Timothy Motion)
Animated / Stop-MotionBrian Shankar Adler*Mantra
Animated / Stop-MotionDAEWhere We're Going
Animated / Stop-MotionJarana Beat43 Ofrendas (Tirineni Tsïtsïki) (feat. L Rebolloso, A Pimienta, Frino, A Flores & F Guadar)
Animated / Stop-MotionStuck in the SoundAlright
Animated / Stop-MotionZac Silva & James McCaffreyFriends With Death (Original Score)
Concept / ExperimentalAustin YipEpisode Ia: Dialogue… (from Eurydice: Le Ballet de la Nuit)
Concept / ExperimentalKINBe a Little Lonely
Concept / ExperimentalNick de la HoydeGhost
Concept / ExperimentalPascal Le Boeuf + Bec PlexusMirror Image
Concept / ExperimentalThe Jellybricks*Brooklyn
DirectorAminah Hughes*Aminah Hughes - I Need to Learn
DirectorAn-Tse ShaoFUTURE AFTER A SECOND - Invert
DirectorLisa MannStrangers on a Plane - All My Life
DirectorOUTERSPACE Leo, Timothy Motion, FK WU2019 Golden Bell Award 54th short film
DirectorZach "Reazon" Heiligman & Max HeiligmanDAE - Where We're Going
LyricLowkeyLetter to the 1% (feat. Mai Khalil)
LyricMajor Moment*Talking To Myself
LyricMike FieldThe Ghost and The Paperboy
LyricNia MonaéThe Blueprint
LyricPascal Le Boeuf + Bec PlexusMirror Image
NarrativeChristopher SorensenWay. Way. Back
NarrativeDavid LeaskWhen You Think No One Loves You
NarrativeMadison VioletTell Me
NarrativeSincerely S.P.A.D.E.*The Lie
PerformanceCopper ViperHung Up Alone
PerformanceNia MonaéI.C.Y.
PerformanceRaven Quinn*Alchemy (feat. George Lynch)
PerformanceThe SongeryThe Dark
PerformanceWouter KellermanShape of You (feat. Ndlovu Youth Choir)
Social ActionAlena MurangPemung Jae
Social ActionAmiss O.mega*Unity
Social ActionAnne HeatonJoy
Social ActionBranjaeStreet Light
Social ActionDJ WILLY WOW!MLK That Way (feat. Chuck D)
Social ActionWouter KellermanBaroque to the Rescue (feat. Konshens The MC & Lady Zamar)
Long Form Video CategoryNomineeNominated Video
Best OverallElio PaceElio Pace presents Elvis Presley
Best OverallElizabeth Joan KellyFarewell, Doomed Planet!
Best OverallHope RemainsMaking Of: Breathing Again
Best OverallLudmila Mercerón & Salsa de ReyesEn Directo Desde las Armas
DirectorDavid Hernández & Enrique AlonsoNuestro Changüi
DirectorLudmila Mercerón & Salsa de ReyesEn Directo Desde las Armas
DirectorMatt Daniel-BakerElio Pace presents Elvis Presley