Saturday, February 13, 2016

10th Annual IMA Judges

10th Annual IMA Artist Judges

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Bettye LaVetteBettye LaVette

Tom Waits & Kathleen BrennanTom Waits & Kathleen Brennan

Suzanne VegaSuzanne Vega

Ryan TedderRyan Tedder

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne


Adam DuritzAdam Duritz
Counting Crows

Jesse HarrisJesse Harris

Joe PerryJoe Perry

Aimee MannAimee Mann

Shelby LynneShelby Lynne

Jim LauderdaleJim Lauderdale

McCoy TynerBeth Gibbons

Andraé CrouchAndraé Crouch

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
Good Charlotte

Joel MaddenJoel Madden
Good Charlotte

Charlie MussewhiteCharlie Musselwhite

JonathaBrookeJonatha Brooke

Andrew W.K.Andrew W.K.

Judy CollinsJudy Collins

Rob WassermanRob Wasserman

Toots HibbertToots Hibbert

Laurie BerknerLaurie Berkner

Jeremy TaggartJeremy Taggart
Our Lady Peace

Vijay IyerVijay Iyer

Arturo O'FarrillArturo O’Farrill

Tim PagnottaTim Pagnotta

Tim LambesisTim Lambesis
As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine

Lee RitenourLee Ritenour

Pete WentzPete Wentz
Fall Out Boy/ Owner, Decaydance Records

Jeremy CampJeremy Camp

Arturo SandovalArturo Sandoval

McCoy TynerMcCoy Tyner

Martin AtkinsMartin Atkins
Public Image Ltd.
Nine Inch Nails

Zach FilkinsZach Filkins

Brandi CarlileBrandi Carlile

Dennis DikenDennis Diken
The Smithereens

Alex WurmanAlex Wurman

Weird Al Yankovic“Weird Al” Yankovic

10th Annual IMA Industry Judges

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Bill BraginBill Bragin
Director of Public Programming, Lincoln Center

Anthony DeCurtisAnthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor,
Rolling Stone

Jason OlaineJason Olaine
Artistic Director – Yoshi’s San Francisco, Talent Buyer – George Wein’s Newport Jazz Festival & CareFusion New York Jazz Festival, Independent Producer, General Manager – Monterey Jazz Festival Records

Delphine RobertsonDelphine Robertson
Deva Anderson Music Supervision
Playtone Productions

Kevin LymanKevin Lyman
Founder, Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour, & Mayhem Festival

Celina DenkinsCelina Denkins
Senior Booking Agent/National Talent Buyer, Whisky-a-Go-Go

Dalis AllenDalis Allen
Director, Kerrville Folk Festival

Aubin PaulAubin Paul

Evan SchlanskyEvan Schlansky
American Songwriter

Pat McGuirePat McGuire
Editor-In-Chief, Filter Magazine

Bruce IglauerBruce Iglauer
Founder, Alligator Records

Dan StorperDan Storper
Founder, Putumayo World Music

Bob LudwigBob Ludwig
Mastering Engineer

Troy StacyTroy Stacy

Kimberly AldridgeKimberly Aldridge
Manager of Music Licensing for AMI Entertainment Network, Inc.

Pilley BianchiPilley Bianchi
A&R, Mamapalooza Records

Carol LesterCarol Lester
A&R, Mamapalooza Records, MamaPUBlooza Publishing, VP Marketing

Skip The FunktologistSkip The Funktologist
A Funk Above the Rest Syndicated Radio Show

Anne SaundersAnne Saunders
Artistic Director for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Kenny LagunaKenny Laguna
Songwriter/Producer, President
Blackheart Records

Josh BaronJosh Baron


10 Responses to “10th Annual IMA Judges”
  1. I am so excited to see Suzanne Vega AND Judy Collins on the board! What a smorgasbord of talent this year (o:

  2. Ange says:

    Ooo! How exciting! What an incredible list of judges. In my head I imagine them all sitting in one big room together listening to CD after CD… somehow I doubt that’s the official process!

  3. We compose Latin music, with Spanish lyrics, and there’s a big market for it here in the US, as well as internationally. While you say that your awards welcome all genres, you don’t seem to have anyone on your panel of judges that speaks Spanish, so how would they be able to judge something that they can’t understand?

  4. IMA Robert says:

    Hey Sylvia,

    If you look carefully, you’ll notice we proudly have Arturo Sandoval on our panel of judges. He was born in Cuba and speaks Spanish. I believe there are also other judges on the panel who may also speak Spanish. I also suggest to artists who submit foreign language songs to include a translation or at least the lyrics so that we can use an online translating site to help us understand what is being sung. I hope that answers your question. We’d be delighted to review your material.

  5. Jay Wisneski says:

    Very excited about the panel of judges that includes Andrew WK, Joel & Benji from Good Charlotte & Pete Wentz! Taken Flight is looking to show the rock/pop-punk world that we have the ability to be the next big hit ;)

  6. Kris says:

    It’s great having Tom Waits and Ozzy on the list. They are both really experienced, you know, for forty years they’ve heard quite all there is to be heard in their genres. And Sylvia, by the way, I think Tom Waits also speaks Spanish. Not sure though :P .

  7. geena B says:

    oh,great!!!!Tom Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan are on the list…I´m very excited.It`s a honour for us to take part in this award!ciao from Italy

  8. IMA Robert says:

    We’re excited, too!

  9. Barry n Tina says:

    Skip the Funktologist …. our man! Very deserving indeed.

  10. prentiss says:

    Im excited its my first time entering this contest. Im thrilled to have all those talented judges listening to my music and the rest of all the indie artist thank you IMA!

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