IMA Judges Spotlight

Monsters of Folk Releases Long Awaited Debut Album

9th IMA Judge M. Ward joins Folk Rock heavyweights Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) in Monsters of Folk. The band released its debut album- five years in the making- this week. Meet Monsters of Folk: Five years ago,...


9th IMA Judge Zooey Deschanel ties the knot!

It was a match made in musical heaven this past Saturday night when acclaimed actress and America's favorite vintage-inspired chanteuse Zooey Deschcanel became Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard's wife.  The couple tied the knot on Saturday near Seattle after a year-long engagement. Can't...


The New York Times Features 9th IMA Judge Vijay Iyer

Reposted from this feature in The New York Times. The New Season | Pop It's His Moment: Listen By BEN RATLIFF Published: September 9, 2009 VIJAY IYER’S piano trio sneaked up on listeners when they weren’t really paying much attention to it. It was there in some of the...