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Fan Favorites Revealed In The 9th Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Poll


Tim Easton, Vienna Teng, Spinnerette, Cooper Boone, Alaska In Winter and
Danielia Cotton Among Those Honored By Music Fans


July 8, 2010 • Music Resource Group (MRG) and The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) the international program for independent bands and fans announced the results of The 9th IMA Vox Pop poll, the annual fan-determined awards.

Music fans from around the world voted online for their favorite self-released and independent label artists culled from the 250 IMA nominees. Tim Easton, Vienna Teng, Spinnerette, Cooper Boone, Alaska In Winter and Danielia Cotton are among the diverse Vox Pop winners in more than 50 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories.

More than 40 percent of the “people’s voice” winners differed from those named in January by the artist and industry judging panel that included Tom Waits, Bettye LaVette, Ricky Skaggs, Suzanne Vega, Aimee Mann, Pete Wentz, David Garrett, Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward, Anthony DeCurtis and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman among many other music luminaries.

“The Independent Music Awards celebrate artists who follow their own muse and the true music fans who support them,” said The IMA Executive Director, Martin Folkman. “The Vox Pop award is one of the many ways the program motivates fans to discover and support an incredible roster of talent. All IMA honorees receive marketing and sales support, Vox Pop winners have the added satisfaction that their art inspired fans to act.”

Expanding upon The IMAs’ array of tools that actively promote artists and releases, a voting widget was created for The 9th IMA nominees and fans to share on their websites and social media pages culminating in many new voters and several judging upsets. “Nominees who posted the widget earned more fan votes improving their standing in the poll by more than 50%,” said Folkman.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Several new fan-related programs will be implemented for The IMAs 10th anniversary program, which is currently accepting submissions at http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/submit/

Adding to an already broad spectrum of music and design categories, honors added to the 10th program include: Holiday Song, Tribute Album, Re-issue Album and EP releases.

Now in its 10th year, The Independent Music Awards is a prestigious international program that connects top ranked artists to new audiences and revenue opportunities. The IMAs yearlong promotions distribution and performance opportunities place winners and nominees in front of millions of Fans, Programmers, Talent Buyers, Film, TV & Gaming Music Supervisors, Media and other gatekeepers.

Past winners and nominees include: Lacuna Coil, Animate Objects, God Forbid, Jamie Lidell, The Apples In Stereo, Joan As Police Woman, The Trews, The Wilders, Dengue Fever, Selasee, Tony Trischka, Martin Sexton, Jeff Healey, Chris Whitley, Speech, Koko Taylor, Ike Turner, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Dan Zanes, Miguel Migs, Lionel Louke, Bitter:Sweet, The Mooney Suzuki and Jennifer Nettles.


THE 9TH IMA VOX POP WINNERS


ALBUM WINNERS:

ALT. COUNTRY
Corin Raymond (CA) – There Will Always Be A Small Time

AMERICANA
The Breakmen (CA) – When You Leave Town

BLUES
Joe & Vicki Price* (USA) – Rain or Shine

CHILDREN’S MUSIC
Hans Mayer (USA) – It’s Our World: The Green Album
Label: Myther Music

COLLEGE LABEL RELEASE (ALBUM OR EP)
Various Artists – AEMMP Records Chompilation (USA)
Label: AEMMP Records* (USA)

CONCEPT
Various Artists – Hiram & Huddie: Double Tribute to Hank Williams & Leadbelly, Vol. 1 & 2
Label: Hillgrass Bluebilly Records (USA)

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
Legacy (USA) – The Gift
Label: Legacy Music Ministries

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL
Al-Andalus Ensemble featuring Tarik & Julia Banzi (USA/MA) – 21 Strings
Label: Al-Andalus

COUNTRY
Rita Hosking (USA) – Come Sunrise

DANCE/ELECTRONICA
Alaska In Winter* (USA/DE) – Holiday
Label: Milan

ECLECTIC
Moon Safari (SE) – Blomljud
Label: Blomljud

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER
Vienna Teng (USA) – Inland Territory
Label: Zoë/Rounder

GOSPEL
Russell Leonce* (TT) – Culture of Love

HARD ROCK / METAL
Eldorado (ES) – Golden

INDIE LABEL PROMO COMPILATION
Various Artists – Cedille on the Move
Label: Cedille Records* (USA)

JAZZ
Curtis Brothers Quartet (USA) – Blood – Spirit – Land – Water – Freedom
Label: Truth Revolution Records

LATIN
Maestros del Joropo Oriental* (VE) – ¡Y Que Viva Venezuela!
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Danielia Cotton* (USA) – Live Child
Label: Cottontown

NEW AGE
Lawrence Blatt (USA) – The Color Of Sunshine
Label: LMB Music

POP/ROCK
Spinnerette* (USA) – Spinnerette
Label: Anthem

PUNK
Glocca Morra (USA) – The Working Bones, A Health Decline
Label: Livid

R&B
Neysa (USA) – A Day Late Dollar Short
Label: Hit’em Hard Entertainment

RAP/HIP-HOP
Face (USA) – The Mona Lisa Project
Label: Elleone Entertainment

WORLD BEAT
Oran Etkin* (USA) – Kelenia
Label: Motema Music

WORLD TRADITIONAL
Kevin Locke (USA) – Earth Gift
Label: Ixtlan Recording Consortium


SONG WINNERS:

ACOUSTIC
Mary Flower (USA) – “Slow Lane To Glory”
Label: Yellow Dog

ALT. COUNTRY
The Sumner Brothers (CA) – “Girl In the Window”
Label: In the Garage

AMERICANA
Tim Easton* (USA) – “Burgundy Red”
Label: New West

BLUES
Used Blues Band* (USA) – “Palm Reader Blues”

CHILDREN’S
The Kerplunks (CA) – “Walk On”

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
Christopher Williams* (USA) – “Anything But Fail”

COUNTRY
Cooper Boone (USA) – “Country Living”

COVER SONG
Daisy Chapman* (UK) – “Umbrella”
Label: Dandyland

DANCE/ELECTRONICA – (tie)
Boys Noize (DE) – “Jeffer”
Label: Boys Noise/ Last Gang

Wave Machines (UK) – “Keep The Lights On”
Label: Neopolitan

FILM/TV
Eduardo de la Iglesia (ES) – “Gods & Mortals”

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER
Nive Nielsen (DK) – “Pirate Song”

GOSPEL
Carol Manson (USA) – “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”

HARD ROCK/METAL
Eldorado (ES) – “The House Of 7 Smokestacks”

JAZZ
Austin McMahon* (USA) – “Platone”
Label: Fractamodi

LATIN
Billy Carrion (PR) – “Esta Fiesta”
Label: Ombligo Music

LOVE SONG
Summer Ames (USA) – “Breaking Up The Love Scene”

NEW AGE
Ronnda Cadle (USA) – “After”
Label: RiNCE Music

POP/ROCK
Fictionist (USA) – “Invisible Hand”
Label: Red Owl

PUNK
Brine & Bastards (USA) – “The Fog”

R&B
Shoshana Bean* (USA) – “Superhero”
Label: Shotime

RAP/HIP-HOP
Page (CA) – “Still Fly”
Label: Smoke and Mirrors Inc.

SOCIAL ACTION
low-fi (USA) – “War”

STORY SONG
Brandon Patton (USA) – “Mixed Up Modern Family”

WORLD BEAT
Buddhuza (GE) – “When I Open Up My Door”

WORLD TRADITIONAL
Roman Miroshnichenko* (RU) – “Unforgiven”


MUSIC VIDEO WINNERS:

SHORT FORM
La Otrabanda (USA/VE) – “La Cebolla”
Studio: Elephant Studios (ES)

LONG FORM
The Jimmies* – “Cool To Be Uncool”
DVD: Trying Fun Stuff
Label: Pluckypea
Director: Michael Slavins


DESIGN WINNERS:

ALBUM ART
Carnivaleros – Happy Homestead
Designer: Gary Mackender (USA)

ALBUM PACKAGING
Tim Easton – Porcupine
Designer: Tim Easton (USA)

ARTIST/BAND PROMOTIONAL PHOTO
Photographer: Jason Grover* (CA) – Blake Berglund

BAND VENUE POSTER
Designer: Will Bolton Design (USA)
Event: Winslow Bright CD Release
Venue: Granada Theatre

BAND WEBSITE (tie)
Band: Nitza
Designer: Cyryl
Website: www.Nitza.com

Band: The Gods Of Now
Designer: Jim Taylor
Website: www.TheGodsOfNow.com

CONCERT PHOTO
Photographer: Nancy Desrosiers
Band: The Trews

INDIE LABEL SITE
Label: Miguel Migs’ Salted Music
Designer: 20/20 Visual (CA)
Website: www.SaltedMusic.com

MUSIC BUSINESS SITE
Company: MUSIC2 Management*
Designer: Lisa Libutti, Social Circle Media
Website: www.Music2Management.com

SWAG
Band: Blame Sally*
Designers: Hugh D’Andrade, Mati Mc Donough, & Renee Harcourt
Product: Blame Sally, Night of 1000 Stars T-Shirt Design

* = Won both Judge and Fan Votes

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