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March 26, 2015
MUSIC RESOURCE GROUP (MRG) announced the nominees for its 14th INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (IMAs).
Nominations in more than 80 album, song, EP, music producer, music video and design categories were announced for self-released and independent label artists from all over the world.
The eclectic mix of established and rising talent nominated in the 14th IMAs were culled from thousands of submissions that were released during the program’s eligibility period, between JUNE 2013 and DECEMBER 2014.
Artists who received nominations include GARLAND JEFFREYS, BEN KNEE, ORAN ETKIN, DAWN LANDES, ANTIGONE RISING, FLACO JIMENEZ & MAX BACA, BUDDY MONDLOCK, EDIE CAREY & SARAH SAMPLE, ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS, ALEANDRE DESILETS, DEAD OBIES, SLEEPY MAN BANJO BOYS, DAWN LANDES, HIGHASAKITE, THE AMIGOS, TEAM ME, RACHAEL SAGE, POMPEYA, EDEN BRENT, PASCUALA ILABACA Y FAUNA, RADIO RADIO and ELIZABETH MITCHELL.
Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including SHARON JONES, AMANDA PALMER, SUZANNE VEGA, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, JANE MONHEIT, ARTURO SANDOVAL, MELISSA AUF DER MAUR, SHELBY LYNNE, ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC, JUDY COLLINS, BERNIE WORRELL, DENNIS DIKEN, TERRY McBRIDE, BOB LUDWIG, and ANTHONY DeCURTIS, along with talent buyers from high-profile showcase platforms and performance venues throughout the world.
In addition to the winners selected by the artist and Industry judges, music fans from around the world have until FRIDAY, JULY 31st to vote for their favorite Nominees at THE VOX POP JUKEBOX, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs.
IMA Winners will be promoted to more than one billion music fans via online and broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of nominees and judges available at theIndependentMusicAwards.com
Produced by MUSIC RESOURCE GROUP, publisher of “Musician’s Atlas,” the music industry’s contact database, the IMAs will accept submissions for the 15th INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS beginning later this spring.