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Band News (more headlines) 05-19-2009

Fans Elect New Winners In 8th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Populi Poll

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'People's Choice' Votes Differ From Industry-Selected Winners



The Fans have spoken. The Independent Music Awards (IMAs), the awards program for independent artists and fans announced the results of the fan-selected winners of the 8th annual IMA program.

Over 33,000 votes were cast in support of independent artists who were nominated in more than 50 music genre and design categories. In most cases, the fan-selected winners were not those chosen by the industry judging panel that included Peter Gabriel, Roger Daltrey, Suzanne Vega, Keith Urban, George Jones, Clint Black and many other industry vets.

The 'people's choice' component of the Independent Music Awards encourages fans throughout the world to make a difference in artists' careers. Launched during the 6th IMA program, voting at the Vox Pop Jukebox begins in the fall when the IMA nominees are announced and continues for several months after the results of the industry-judging panel are determined.

IMA winners and nominees receive promotion, distribution and performance opportunities that place them in front of millions of music fans.

Submissions for the 9th annual Independent Music Awards must be received by August 21, 2009 to be considered for the upcoming program.

Artists nominated in the the 8th Independent Music Awards who won both the industry and people's choice poll include:

Unknown Hinson (Alt. Country Song), Ridley Bent (Country Song),
Velvet Code (Dance/Electronica Song), The Trews (Hard Rock/Metal Song), Joe L Da Vessel (Holy Hip Hop Song), John Ricci (Jazz Song), April Smith (Pop/Rock Song), Mana Poly All-Stars (Social Action Song), The Wilders (Alt. Country Album), Niklas Sivelöv (Contemporary Classical Album) and Ala-Tan-Ch-Chi-Ge & Zha-Ge-DaSu-Rong (World Traditional Album).

Adding to their IMA win for Alt. Country album, The Wilders' epic
"Someone's Gotta Pay" was a hit with fans as well, yielding the Kansas City band additional awards in both Americana Song & Alt. Country Album categories. And the design firm Oxen, headed by Emilee Seymour and Shawn Harris, the front man for the Art-Pop Rockers the Matches, earned Harris' band Vox Pop honors for both the Music Video and Band Web Site categories.

For a complete list of 8th Independent Music Award Winners and Judges, see below.

Artistry Has Its Awards

The Independent Music Awards is a prestigious international program that helps top ranked artists and releases reach new markets via promotions, distribution and performance opportunities that place them in front of millions of Fans, Programmers, Talent Buyers, Film, TV & Gaming Music Supervisors, Press and other industry gatekeepers.

The IMAs honor artists who broaden the definition of commercial success & represent the diversity of the global Indie scene. The program supports artists with previous major label releases as well as artists that have only self-released or appeared on indie labels.

Past winners and nominees include: Koko Taylor, The Apples In Stereo, Lacuna Coil, Sugarcult, God Forbid, Jeff Healey, Dengue Fever,
Sweet Honey In The Rock, Joan As Police Woman, Twilight Hotel, Speech Mary Gauthier and Tannis Slimmons.

Adding to an already broad spectrum of music and design categories, awards added to this year’s program include: Story Song, Love Song, Concept Album and Eclectic.

Submissions for the 9th annual Independent Music Awards must be received by August 21, 2009 to be considered for the upcoming program.


A spread featuring the judge-determined IMA winners and entry forms for the upcoming IMAs are included in the 2009 edition of the industry contact directory, The Musician’s Atlas currently on sale.

Program details and entry forms are also available at IndependentMusicAwards.com and sonicbids.com/ima2009.

Judges and additional program news will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to IMA sponsored showcases throughout the year, a full-day celebration of IMA artists is scheduled for February 2010 in New York City.

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ALBUM WINNERS

** = Artists who won both judge and fan votes.

ALT. COUNTRY
The Wilders- Someone's Got To Pay **

AMERICANA
Valerie Smith & Becky Buller- Here's A Little Song

BLUES
Delta Generators- Devil In The Rhythm

CHILDREN’S MUSIC
The Kerplunks- The Kerplunk

COLLEGE RECORD LABEL
John Common, Autumn Fish, Dualistics- From These Words

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
Legacy- Legacy

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL
Niklas Sivelöv- Improvisational 1 **

COUNTRY
Danielle Talamini- The Road Rises

DANCE/ELECTRONICA
Phileas- Spoken Wor(L)D

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER
Eric Wilson- The Twenties

GOSPEL
J. Parker Scott- Steppin' In

HARD ROCK/METAL
Slickfist- Subharmonic Addiction

JAZZ
Massimo Biolcati- Persona

LIVE PERFORMANCE
The Brakes- Tale Of Two Cities

NEW AGE
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey- Lil' Tae Rides Again

POP/ROCK
Elephone- Canister

LATIN
Various Artists-¡Ayombe! - The Heart Of Colombia's Música Vallenata

PUNK
The Bloody Irish Boys- Drunk Rock

R&B
Lyne'- C'et Moi

RAP/HIP-HOP
Melo Kan- EPU

WORLD FUSION
Lehera- Heart Sky

WORLD TRADITIONAL
Ala-Tan-Ch-Chi-Ge & Zha-Ge-DaSu-Rong- The Mongolian Folk Long-Song **

SONG WINNERS

ALT. COUNTRY
Unknown Hinson-“Torture Town”**

AMERICANA
The Wilders- “Hey Little Darlin”

BLUES
Celso Salim- “Big City Blues”

CHILDREN'S MUSIC
Debbie and Friends-“Hangin' Around”

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
Bill Petty- “In You”

COUNTRY
Ridley Bent- “Nine Inch Nails”**

COVER SONG
Megan Slankard- “America”

DANCE/ELECTRONICA
Velvet Code- “Say You Love Me”**

FILM/TV (tie)
Jude Johnstone- “In This House”
Michael Brandmeier- “Returning Home”

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER
Andrea Hamilton- “It'll Be Alright”

GOSPEL
Darcell- “If U Wanna”

HARD ROCK/METAL
The Trews- “Hold Me In Your Arms”**

HOLY HIP HOP
Joe L Da Vessel - “I See”**
Craig Amaker- “Crazy Praise Reload”

JAZZ
John Ricci- “Mode Time”**

LATIN
Muza(Sol Aravena)- “Ausencia”

NEW AGE
Martyrs of Sound- “Ananda”

POP/ROCK
April Smith- “Colors” **

PUNK
The Reveling- “The Great Unknown”

R&B
Izzy James- “Caught Up”

RAP/HIP-HOP
Wondur of Dynamic Vibrations- “The Weight”

SOCIAL ACTION
Mana Poly All-Stars- “Gunshots”**

WORLD FUSION
Baye Kouyate- “Danama”
Pavlov's Dogs Orchestra- “Lines”

WORLD TRADITIONAL
Daniel Payne- “Viking Jig”

DESIGN WINNERS

BAND WEB SITE
Oxen- www.thematches.com

MUSIC VIDEO
the Matches- “Yankee in a Chip Shop”

BAND/VENUE POSTER
Two Hours Traffic/Rebecca Ford

ALBUM ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Kerry Sherck

ARTIST/BAND PUBLICITY PHOTO
Jody Domingue

CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY
Ebru Yildiz

BUSINESS WEB SITE
iMedia Development- www.noisyplanet.net

INDIE RECORD LABEL WEB SITE
Dirty Bandits

8th Annual IMA Judges:

*Peter Gabriel

*Suzanne Vega

*Roger Daltrey

*Buddy Guy

*Clint Black

*James “Blood” Ulmer

*Paquito D’Rivera

*Keith Urban

*Steve Vai

*Rob Wasserman

*Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying)

*Butch Walker

*Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw)

*Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne)

*Kristen Henderson (Antigone Rising)

*John Patitucci

*Lee Ritenour

*Brian Litrell (Backstreet Boys)

*DJ Skribble

*Billy Graziadel (Ex-Biohazard/Suicide City)

*Jennifer Arroyo (Ex-Kittie/Suicide City)

*Dez Cadena (The Misfits)

*Christopher “Play” Martin (Kid n Play)

*Kurtis Blow

*MC Lars

*Ice T

*Lisa Loeb

*Rick Springfield

*Jason Olaine (VP Programming The Festival Network)

*Aimee Allen (Former Indie 103.1 Suicide Girls Radio Host)

*Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone)

*Joe Cuello (MTV Networks)

*Mike Errico (SpiralFrog.com)

*Barbara Dacey (mvyradio.com)

*Josh Madden (DCMA Clothing)

*K. Tighe (Venus Zine)

*Carol Lester (Mamapublooza Publishing)

*John Pfeiffer (The Aquarian Weekly)

*Pilley Bianchi (Mamapalooza Records)

*Paul Anthony (Rumblefish)

*Lee Mergner (Jazz Times)

*Shari Black Velvet (Black Velvet Magazine UK)

*James Wells (Eyeball Records)

*Gordon “Big G” Ames (Big G’s Texas Roadshow)

*Josh Rabinowitz (Grey Group Advertising)

*Stefan Goldby (Mania TV Network)

*Carrie Hughes (MTV Music Supervisor)

*Eric Faison (Superadio Networks)

*Fiona Bloom (The Bloom Effect)

*Elena Rossi (Capitol Music Group)

*Heather Smith (Rock The Vote)

*Aubin Paul (Punknews.org)

*Richard Jankovich (Rumblefish)

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