The 15th Independent Music Awards Nominees



The 15th Independent Music Awards Nominees & Winners

Album CategoriesNominee Nominated Album
Adult ContemporaryCamila Meza Traces
Adult ContemporaryCarl WocknerCrayon Days
Adult ContemporaryMalynda HalePieces of Me
Adult ContemporaryMike MentzSouvenir
Adult ContemporaryNoam WeinsteinOn Waves
Alt. CountryCashavelly Morrison The Kingdom Belongs to a Child
Alt. CountryJeremy NailMy Mountain
Alt. CountryShotgun WeddingSouth of Somewhere
Alt. CountryThe KricketsSpanish Moss Sirens
Alt. CountryWestern CenturiesWeight of the World
AmericanaAnna & Elizabeth Anna & Elizabeth
AmericanaDori FreemanDori Freeman
AmericanaHackensaw BoysCharismo
AmericanaThe DanberrysGive and Receive
AmericanaThe Wide OpenWe'll Get By
BluegrassCarroll Best & The White Oak String BandOld-Time Bluegrass from the Great Smoky Mountains (1956 & 1959)
BluegrassRebecca Patek Come up and Meet Me
BluesChase Walker BandNot Quite Legal
BluesIngrid GerdesHigh Priestess
BluesLittle Freddie King Messin' Around Tha Living Room
BluesMatty T WallBlue Skies
Children's MusicCory HillsDrum Factory
Children's MusicJeremy McEwenFolk & Children's Songs
Children's MusicKattam et ses Tam-Tams De Tombouctou à Bombay
Children's MusicLucy KalantariBig Things
Children's MusicSara LovellYou've Got Me
CompilationBlind Alfred ReedAppalachian Visionary
CompilationBrian Tarquin & Heavy FriendsGuitars for Wounded Warriors
CompilationJim The BossHudson Soul
CompilationVarious ArtistsPotential Unlimited 8
CompilationVarious Artists For the Record
ConceptKaty CarrPolonia
ConceptMasta Ace The Falling Season
ConceptMonica Pasqual & The Handsome BrunettesIs Fortune a Wheel
ConceptThe KricketsSpanish Moss Sirens
ConceptThe Well PenniesEndlings
Contemporary Christian/GospelBecky WrightBefore the Throne: Worship & Hymns
Contemporary Christian/GospelDenise RosierEveryday
Contemporary Christian/GospelJon BauerThe Light in Us
Contemporary Christian/GospelLa maîtrise des petits chanteurs de QuébecNoël: Stella Luminosa
Contemporary Christian/GospelMaranda Deep Within
Contemporary ClassicalDavid CheskyThe Venetian Concertos
Contemporary ClassicalInternational Contemporary Ensemble On the Nature of Thingness
Contemporary ClassicalJason CullimoreAlong the King's Road
Contemporary ClassicalJasun Martz and The Intercontinental Philharmonic OrchestraSolo Exhibition - Non Finito
Contemporary ClassicalNorthwest Sinfonia & David SabeeOrigins: Life and the Universe
CountryChris HeersThe Road Ahead Shines
CountryDan Whitaker & The ShinebendersTruck Ride
CountryJack Grelle Steering Me Away
CountryMonica RizzioWashashore Cowgirl
CountrySteve EverettCentral Standards
Dance/ElectronicaCarissa ValesBurning Your Love
Dance/ElectronicaMic MostFall in to Me
Dance/ElectronicaNader DeAikToba
Dance/ElectronicaSerge Bulat Queuelbum
Dance/ElectronicaKnafoChange to Last
EclecticHarvey Summers with Laura ColeHuman
EclecticLena FayreOko
EclecticMartin "Musa" MusaubachAll Kinds of Good
EclecticSuperhand American Teeth
EclecticLe Boeuf Brothers + Jack QuartetImaginist
Folk/Singer-SongwriterAmber SniderHeroes & Heartaches
Folk/Singer-SongwriterBrooke Annibale The Simple Fear
Folk/Singer-SongwriterCalling Blue JayWoods
Folk/Singer-SongwriterHot Air BalloonBehind the Walls
Folk/Singer-SongwriterLucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy RocheMud & Apples
Funk/Fusion/JamAnthony Branker & ImagineBeauty Within
Funk/Fusion/JamBrian Eisenberg Jazz OrchestraSense of Gratitude
Funk/Fusion/JamGorilla TophatUnnatural Habitat
Funk/Fusion/JamWrite Minded Eye Above
Indie/Alt. RockAir Traffic Controller Black Box
Indie/Alt. RockGemma RayThe Exodus Suite
Indie/Alt. RockNive & The Deer ChildrenFeet First
Indie/Alt. RockSkittishTwo Legs Bad
Indie/Alt. RockThe Dirty ClergyRattlesnake
Instrumental (mainly)Duane AndrewsConception Bay
Instrumental (mainly)Ville OjanenKameleontti
Instrumental (mainly)Mike FieldAttic Jump
Instrumental (mainly)Roman Miroshnichenko, José Antonio Rodríguez & Henrik Andersen World of Guitar Trio: Perfect Strangers
Instrumental (mainly)The ClaudettesNo Hotel
Jazz Instrumental (mainly)Brian Eisenberg Jazz OrchestraSense of Gratitude
Jazz Instrumental (mainly)Carrera QuintaBig Band
Jazz Instrumental (mainly)Fusion BeatAgainst All Odds
Jazz Instrumental (mainly)Jade KerberSquare One
Jazz Instrumental (mainly)Kay-Ta Arrival
Jazz With VocalsCamila MezaTraces
Jazz With VocalsCristina MorrisonBaronesa
Jazz With VocalsEdie DaponteYoung at Heart
Jazz With VocalsMacy Gray Stripped
Jazz With VocalsOffpiste GurusIn Case of Fire
LatinOla FrescaElixir
LatinOrchestra FuegoEncendido
LatinThe Luis D'Elias EnsembleOrígenes y Destinos
LatinWill JarvisCon Gracias
LatinXcelencia Enigma
Live PerformanceJeff OsterLive!
Live PerformanceRUNA LIVE
Live PerformanceSONiA disappear fearLiVE at MAXiMAL
Live PerformanceThe RechordsLive Rechording
Live PerformanceWertico Cain & GrayRealization
Metal/HardcoreAll Hail the Yeti Screams from a Black Wilderness
Metal/HardcoreEpic DeathWitchcraft
Metal/HardcoreLegionBlack Rose
New AgeCharles DenlerMoment at Dawn
New AgeDavid ClavijoFrom the Depths
New AgeFiona Joy Signature Synchronicity
New AgeKelly AndrewRendezvous
New AgeLawrence BlattLongitudes and Latitudes
PopAlexz JohnsonLet 'Em Eat Cake
PopGabe LopezIt's Obvious It's Obvious
PopHive Riot Hive Riot
PopSeth GlierIf I Could Change One Thing
PopThe Never ContentThe Second Album
R&B/SoulAnissa HargroveStill I Rise
R&B/SoulOSMGBlack & White
R&B/SoulPierre and The Cosmic Mermaids Pierre and The Cosmic Mermaids
Rap/Hip-HopBig BrassLuminerri
Rap/Hip-HopMasta AceThe Falling Season
Rap/Hip-HopShan Vincent de PaulSaviors
Rap/Hip-HopTru-GCrown Me
Rap/Hip-HopTy Bru & Tenacious The Dopest MC's
Rock/Hard RockFirkinFinger in the Pie
Rock/Hard RockKing GeorgeLove Songs and Medications
Rock/Hard RockThe MahonesThe Hunger & Fight, Pt. Two
Rock/Hard RockThe Mud Howlers Timeliness
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Cory HillsDrum Factory
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Divinity Roxx ImPossible
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Jack of NoneWho's Listening To Van Gogh's Ear?
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Queen Da PoetessEvolution of a Lyricist
Tribute AlbumSybarite5Everything in Its Right Place (Radiohead Remixed)
Tribute AlbumTim ClukeyRecycled Rags
Tribute AlbumValéria LobãoNoel Rosa, Preto e Branco
Tribute AlbumVarious Artists On Top of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music
Tribute AlbumVincent CrossOld Songs for Modern Folk
World BeatGao Hong and FriendsPipa Potluck: Lutes Around the World
World BeatJaime Cuadra/Ukukus BrothersRaza Andean Funkylicious
World BeatMelodic IntersectOne Vision
World BeatTori SparksEl Mar
World BeatYemi Alade Mama Africa (The Diary of an African Woman)
World TraditionalNewpoli Nun Te Vutà
World TraditionalPeter HaederHealing Vajra
World TraditionalRUNALIVE
World TraditionalVarious ArtistsIndus Raag: Music Beyond Borders (Collector's Edition)
World TraditionalYuniel JiménezHay Gente Pa' To'
Song CategoriesNomineeNominated Song
A CappellaCountermeasureLife is Fine
A CappellaDavid Ali The Singing PoetFly on the Wall
A CappellaDeejay Young Bøx (feat. Antonio Fernandez)
A CappellaEric ChungMemory is a Minefield
A CappellaMilli JanatkováHormonal
AcousticBirds of Bellwoods Grey Ghosts
AcousticLilit BleyanSteps on Water
AcousticMilli JanatkováLoneliness
AcousticMusic Spoken HereFace of the Wind
AcousticSpencer and SequoiaBest Thing
Adult ContemporaryCaroline Savoie Little House
Adult ContemporaryJude JohnstoneBefore You
Adult ContemporaryLaversMeet Me at the Merry-Go-Round
Adult ContemporaryMalynda HaleFalling
Adult ContemporarySticky FingersGood Times
Alt. CountryAngela ParrishBorrowed Time
Alt. CountryDon DiLego Drive Like Pirates
Alt. CountryGovernment TownTook a Train
Alt. CountryMonica Pasqual & The Handsome BrunettesDown by the Mill
Alt. CountryTracy CollettoThe Ride
AmericanaChris HeersLeaning into Barstow
AmericanaEmily Roig Skin
AmericanaGrace MorrisonTaking Johnny Home (Live)
AmericanaHackensaw BoysDon't Bet Against Me
AmericanaMean MaryBorn to be That Woman
BluegrassBrittany JeanAdventure
BluegrassMean MaryTrumbull County Antique Tractor Show
BluegrassRebecca PatekCome up and Meet Me
BluegrassRUNAThe Hunter Set
BluegrassThe Danberrys Long Song
BluesAdam FalconWoke up Cryin'
BluesBenny Turner I Can't Leave
BluesDevin Leigh100 Miles from Home
BluesJoey Gilmore BandBrownskin Woman
BluesJonah SmithHeavy Hangs the Crown
Children's MusicCharlie HopeLike an Evergreen
Children's MusicCory HillsDrum Factory
Children's MusicLindsay BrandtDid You Know
Children's MusicLucy Kalantari Fantastic
Children's MusicSara LovellDance Like There's Music in Your Pants
Contemporary Christian/GospelRik Howard & Debra GussinIs That You?
Contemporary Christian/GospelJ. Douglas WrightJangchikyjang
Contemporary Christian/GospelJoJo Worthington The Pool of Bethesda
Contemporary Christian/GospelJon BauerStarts with Us
Contemporary Christian/GospelRIZN SavageDrunk in the Spirit
CountryCasey PilgreenAll Around Country Girl
CountryCody Wayne & Westbound 21Makin' Love in the Moonlight
CountryDarren Zancan BandHold You So Tight
CountryDori Freeman Go on Lovin'
CountryThe DanberrysLet Me Ride
Cover SongA Fragile Tomorrow One Way Ticket (feat. Joan Baez) - (orig. by Mimi & Richard Fariña)
Cover SongAntonio Apuzzo Strike!Peel the Paint - (orig. by Gentle Giant)
Cover SongChase Walker BandRed House - (orig. by Jimi Hendrix)
Cover SongDub MentorGuns of Brixton (feat. Yan Jun) - (orig. by The Clash)
Cover SongOlivia PenalvaHey Brother - (orig. by Avicii)
Dance/ElectronicaAmanda EastonUntangle
Dance/ElectronicaGazelCome Alive
Dance/ElectronicaMechanik Project Coming Home (feat. Brooke Mitchell)
EclecticDub MentorAngels (feat. Tal Weiss)
EclecticLe Boeuf Brothers + Jack Quartet Alkaline
EclecticMilli JanatkováSoftly
EclecticScarecrowThe Well
EclecticThe ChewersDig the Pit
Folk/Singer-SongwriterAinda DúoChacarera del Mono
Folk/Singer-SongwriterAliochaSorry Eyes
Folk/Singer-SongwriterJuliette ReillyBattle Cry
Folk/Singer-SongwriterKaia KaterParadise Fell
Folk/Singer-SongwriterThe Krickets Cool Cool Water
Funk/Fusion/JamEldad Ben NaimCloudgig
Funk/Fusion/JamFadi AwadFree Your Mind
Funk/Fusion/JamGorilla TophatConscience Clean (feat. Katisse Buckingham)
Funk/Fusion/JamSeven Eleven7-1-1
Funk/Fusion/JamThe High Head Hunters Broken Down House
HolidayJeff Byrd ProjectMore Like Christmas Eve
HolidayLucy KalantariIt's Halloween
HolidayOlivia Penalva Christmas for Two
HolidayRob Cariddi / Fort MillionJingle Jangle Christmas
HolidayViktoria ToccaAngels All Around
Indie/Alt. RockAir Traffic Controller The House
Indie/Alt. RockAlcottsSomething 2 Prove
Indie/Alt. RockSkittishShot in the Dark
Indie/Alt. RockTall HeightsSpirit Cold
Indie/Alt. RockThe Upset VictoryDon't Give up the Night
InstrumentalDavid NaiditchTchavolo Swing (feat. David Naiditch, Gonzalo Bergara & Pat Cloud)
InstrumentalEnrique MendozaCassiopeia
InstrumentalRoman Miroshnichenko, José Antonio Rodríguez & Henrik AndersenAlien's Dream
InstrumentalRoman Smirnov Reflection 1 (feat. Alexis Baro, Jeremy Ledbetter & Luis Orbegoso)
InstrumentalThe ClaudettesBig Easy Women
Jazz InstrumentalBrian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra Free Time
Jazz InstrumentalCorina BartraEl Dorado
Jazz InstrumentalDuane AndrewsNantes
Jazz InstrumentalLe Boeuf Brothers + Jack QuartetAlkaline
Jazz InstrumentalMike FieldFive Days in Hermosa
Jazz With VocalsBarbra LicaWho Knows
Jazz With VocalsCamila MezaTraces
Jazz With VocalsCécile McLorin Salvant Fog
Jazz With VocalsCristina MorrisonThe Sky is in Your Eyes
Jazz With VocalsRob Cariddi / Fort MillionI'm so Blue
LatinAnthony RodriguezShackles (feat. Marissa Belle & Jessie Caraballo)
LatinCamila Meza Para Volar
LatinMilli JanatkováBeginning
LatinYuniel JiménezHay Gente Pa' To'
LoveAngie KeilhauerSomething Different
LoveCasii Stephan I Like the Way
LoveChristie GraceUnconditional Love
LoveGladys PadronNo Te Vayas
LoveMean MaryBrand New Day
Metal/HardcoreAll Hail the YetiBefore the Flames
Metal/HardcoreChrysalisMy Forsaken
Metal/HardcoreInciteNo Remorse
Metal/HardcoreOnce UponA Letter to My Agony
Metal/HardcoreRivethead Truth or Fiction
New AgeBrian KellyButterfly Rapture
New AgeFiona Joy Calling Earth
New AgeMichele McLaughlinThe Space Between
New AgeTony ChenA Nostalgic Melody
New AgeVictoria CelestineHere I Am
PopAlicia Beale New Fling (feat. Kristo Rewlz)
PopBay LedgesOff U
PopCasii StephanI Like the Way
PopGabe LopezCalifornia Blues (feat. Belinda Carlisle)
PopKorr-AEverybody Get Down
R&B/SoulDeejay Young Bøx (feat. Antonio Fernandez)
R&B/SoulMonsieur XSDream of You (feat. Sanura)
R&B/SoulOSMGIt Ain't Easy (feat. Breana Marin)
R&B/SoulParlor SocialIt's Complicated (Let Go)
Rap/Hip-HopCoalescentBlackout Riddim
Rap/Hip-HopShan Vincent de Paul Thank God
Rap/Hip-HopTsar LeoThe Other Side (feat. Zach)
Rap/Hip-HopWrite MindedWavy
Rap/Hip-HopZahirLove Drugs
Rock/Hard RockThe RelationshipBreak Me Open
Rock/Hard RockLess LoveHorse Race
Rock/Hard RockSleep MachineWild for You
Rock/Hard RockThe Mud Howlers The River
Rock/Hard RockVarnaLiving a Lie
Social ActionAkinHarmony
Social ActionGanda BoysThe Forgotten People (Remix)
Social ActionKaia KaterRising Down
Social ActionMaria Dunn Malala
Social ActionMesa JaneWaking up to the Sound of a Machine
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Bett Butler & Joël DilleyThe Jeremy Project: Walk in My Shoes
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)C.U.L.T.U.R.E.$trings (Strings)
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Jack of NoneMrs Stitcher
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)N-Side, The HealerAnd You See Me
Spoken Word (with music accompaniment)Deep Dive Corp. + Ingrid Chavez Ride
Story SongEmily ShirleyDolores
Story SongLora Bidner3,000 Volts
Story SongMan-u-ILL7 Hours
Story SongMonica Pasqual & The Handsome BrunettesDown by the Mill
Story SongThe Alternate Routes Somewhere in America
World BeatKenichi TamuraEl Afecto de la Ciudad
World BeatLuxury PlayerBubble Bubble Up
World BeatMariana MasettoJaguar Del Monte
World BeatTi OrkestCome Over
World BeatValentina Blú Another Sky
World TraditionalMari NobreCorazon Inmigrante
World TraditionalNewpoliBazaar
World TraditionalRoman Miroshnichenko, José Antonio Rodríguez & Henrik Andersen Moon Over Tanjore
World TraditionalRUNAA Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá
World TraditionalSuzanne DeanNgizohamba
EP CategoriesNomineeNominated EP
Dance/ElectronicaConrad Clifton Do U
Dance/ElectronicaDear CriminalsStrip
Dance/ElectronicaFeaturetteCrave, Vol. One
Dance/ElectronicaLindsay MacAnimal Again
EclecticTryptamines Metropolis
InstrumentalCalum UptonSpaceplanes in Flight
InstrumentalDiana YukawaSpaces Between Shadows
InstrumentalRoberto DianaLive at Whisky a Go Go
InstrumentalRyan Choi Three Dancers
JazzLevitas Bros. 'Round Midnight
PopAlicia BealeIgnite
PopEmily ShirleyDuotone
PopGazelBone Key
PopOlivia Penalva Weightless
PopSofia BartraRebel
RockAudio RevivalAnimals
RockJessica Lee WilkesLone Wolf
RockLove DarlingThe Lovejoy EP
RockMurashitaInescapable Damnation
RockNot A Planet Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now
Roots/CountryAngela ParrishFaithful and Tall
Roots/CountryAngie Keilhauer Wild
Roots/CountryBen BostickMy Country
Roots/CountryKayley NellWanderlust
Roots/CountryNickNervousThe Art of Breaking Down
UrbanAlliCatHawaii's Homegirl (Radio Edits)
UrbanDeejay Young Unplugged
UrbanParlor SocialSay Hep Hep - The EP
UrbanThe AlliYanceIntroducing... The AlliYance
UrbanWhitney McClainNothing to Lose
WorldPedro Rock Pedro Rock (Live Session)
Music Producer CategoryNomineeNominated Work
Music ProducerBleu Air Traffic Controller - Black Box
Music ProducerDaniel LugnDaniel Lugn - AGILKIA
Music ProducerLarry CampbellHackensaw Boys - Charismo
Music ProducerMatt PatrickGreycoats - Adrift
Music ProducerTeddy ThompsonDori Freeman - Dori Freeman
Design CategoriesNomineeNominated Work
Album Art / PhotographyAsakura KouheiThe Well Pennies - Endlings
Album Art / PhotographyLarry KroneJim Andralis - Your Dying Wish Come True
Album Art / PhotographyMarc Mennigmann, Mario Butterfield, Sabrina NelsonDivinity Roxx - ImPossible
Album Art / PhotographyMaxine Syjuco Jack of None - Who's Listening to Van Gogh's Ear?
Album Art / PhotographyNew Leaf Design / Matt StriebyMichele McLaughlin - Undercurrent
Album Art / PhotographyRachael Sage and Spit + ImageRachael Sage - Choreographic
Album PackagingJasun MartzJasun Martz - Solo Exhibition: A Retrospective
Album PackagingJimmy Liao & Keystone DesignVarious Artists - Kiss & Goodbye
Album PackagingKao Peng-xiang Various Artists - A Tasty Bento Box of Taiwanese Music
Album PackagingSharif AwanVarious Artists - Indus Raag 2: Karachi Concerts
Album PackagingYang, Ya-TangDavid Teng, Shien-Ta Su & Zhen Ru - Zen and Flowers
Concert PhotographyClaus Rotstein Greg Puciato (Killer Be Killed) - Live at Soundwave Festival 2015
Concert PhotographyDilma Gelvez & Emanuel JulioPedro Rock - LIVE SESSION Cartagena
Concert PhotographyThomas SteenlandGuy Klucevsek: Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy
Publicity PhotographyBill BernsteinRachael Sage - Choreographic Press Photo
Publicity PhotographyDoug Seymour / Doug Seymour Photography Aleem
PhotographyJohnny GilesMean Mary
Music Promo PosterDoug Seymour / Doug Seymour PhotographyRodriguez - Live in South Africa
Music Promo PosterRuth Ann Liu-Johnston (Graphic Design), Craig Merrill (Photographer), Lucky Diaz (Billboard Ad Layout & Design)Jeff Oster - Next
Music Promo PosterTony Halchak Limited Edition Ed Randazzo Album Lyrics Poster
Music Promo PosterTony HalchakTony Halchak and Bret Alexander at Old Forge Brewing Gig Poster
Music Promo PosterTony HalchakTony Halchak at Turkey Hill Brewing Gig Poster
Music WebsiteKrzysztof A.
Music WebsiteBen
Music WebsiteMark Griffiths
Music WebsiteShantell
Music WebsiteTiyannahSoul, Jacky Gé, P Prod
Video CategoriesNomineeNominated Video
Long FormKnafoChange to Last
Long FormNeil Barnes Hyde and Seek (The Making Of)
Long FormNorthwest Sinfonia & David SabeeOrigins: Life and the Universe
Long FormRachael SageChoreographic EPK
Long FormWertico Cain & GrayRealization
LyricShadowman Little Devil
LyricSuzanne NuttallLosing Has Never Felt So Sweet
LyricThe QuarantinedThe End?! Lyric Video
LyricWiLMake Make
Short FormAinda Dúo En el vendaval
Short FormAir Traffic ControllerThe House
Short FormFeaMujer Moderna
Short FormGrey SaturnThe Beatzeria
Short FormJuliette ReillyHero
Short FormStarBendersTime Stops