Independent Music Awards Tag

IMA Winner Seth Glier Video Premier – “The Next Right Thing”

The 10th IMA Love song winner and acclaimed Singer-songwriter Seth Glier released his latest video, "The Next Right Thing" (Mpress Records) and floated the suggestion that he just may be in line to be the next big thing. Incidentally, the 22-year old Massachusetts native (and...

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Ethnic Chinese artists make their mark in global music industry

Ethnic Chinese artists have earned a place in the global music industry by emphasizing their local influences and winning accolades in non-mainstream musical genres. Well-developed in the West, the music recording industry has a long history, reflected by the more than one hundred awards presented to...

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Q&A with Jenni Brandon

Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording? In the work Pleistocene Epoch: The Great Ice Age for solo bass clarinet, I have the performer singing into the instrument while playing during the first movement “Asphalt” to represent the gurgling and oozing...

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Q&A With J. Douglas Wright

Describe your nominated work: No matter what situation we are in, there is always something positive in our lives, even if we no longer see it. This inability to experience the good can happen for many reasons, from going through a life-altering loss or disappointment...

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Q&A With Iyeoka

Describe your nominated work: “This Time Around” is far from just a slogan or a silent vow. This Time Around is an anthem addressing the hopes and dreams of each of us, from the individual to the Nation, and the innate power we all have...

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Q&A With In A World…

What’s the meaning of your band name? ‘In a world…’ Is the famous phrase heard in most movie trailers. Our fans, friends, and reviewers describe our as music as cinematic, and we love movies and movie music, so it seemed like the best choice....

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Award-winning album designer still set on bucking the mainstream

Taiwanese album designer Xiao Qing-yang, who recently won an award at the Independent Music Awards (IMA) , said Monday the recognition reinforced his determination to continue working for less well-known musicians. "This is my most sincere and true work and was done from a perspective that...

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