Thursday, July 24, 2014

12th Annual IMA Judges


12th Annual IMA Artist Judges

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Ziggy MarleyZiggy Marley

Suzanne VegaSuzanne Vega

Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan
Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan

Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Ndegeocello

Del McCoury
Del McCoury
Del McCoury Band

Pete Wentz
Pete Wentz
Fall Out Boy/ Owner, Decaydance Records

Shelby Lynne
Shelby Lynne

G. Love
G. Love
G. Love & Special Sauce

McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner

Brandi CarlileBrandi Carlile

John Medeski
John Medeski
Medeski Martin & Wood

Chris Wood
Chris Wood
Medeski Martin & Wood

Judy Collins
Judy Collins

Raul Midón
Raul Midón

Andrea Marcovicci
Andrea Marcovicci

Weird Al Yankovic
“Weird Al” Yankovic

Bernie Worrell
Bernie Worrell

Jeremy Taggart
Jeremy Taggart
Our Lady Peace

Toots Hibbert
Toots Hibbert

Dennis Diken
Dennis Diken
The Smithereens

Joel Madden
Joel Madden
Good Charlotte

Arturo SandovalArturo Sandoval

Jonatha BrookeJonatha Brooke

Jim LauderdaleJim Lauderdale

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12th Annual IMA Industry Judges

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Bill Bragin
Bill Bragin
Director of Public Programming, Lincoln Center

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

Terry McBride
Terry McBride
CEO, Nettwerk Music Group

Alan Light
Alan Light
Director of Programming
Live From The Artists Den

Alec Bemis
Alec Bemis
Founder, Brassland Records

Delphine Robertson
Delphine Robertson
Deva Anderson Music Supervision
Playtone Productions

Jason Olaine
Jason Olaine
Program Director
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Anthony DeCurtis
Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor,
Rolling Stone

Evan Schlansky
Evan Schlansky
American Songwriter

Dan Storper
Dan Storper
Founder, Putumayo World Music

Lydia Hutchinson
Lydia Hutchinson
Founder/Publisher
Performing Songwriter

Bruce Iglauer
Bruce Iglauer
Founder
Alligator Records

Bob Ludwig
Bob Ludwig
Mastering Engineer
Gateway Mastering & DVD

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

Dalis Allen
Dalis Allen
Director, Kerrville Folk Festival

Anne SaundersAnne Saunders
Artistic Director for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Chris Diaz
Chris Diaz
Talent Buyer
Knitting Factory Entertainment
Brooklyn, NY

Nisha Asnani
Nisha Asnani
Program Manager
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
New York, NY

Kath Borer
Kath Borer
Senior Manager
The Music House For Children
London, England

John Sanders
John Sanders
Senior Talent Buyer
Iron Horse Ent. Group
Northampton, MA

John Scoles
John Scoles
Owner
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club
Winnipeg, MB

Heather D
Heather D
Talent Buyer
The Bell House /
Union Hall
Brooklyn, NY

Colleen Fischer
Colleen Fischer
Director of Booking
Austin City Limits Live
Austin, TX

Sara Beesley
Sara Beesley
Programming Manager
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY

Patrick MacIntyre
Patrick MacIntyre
Owner
Ironwood Stage & Grill
Calgary, AB

Paul Oveisi
Paul Oveisi
Owner
ZirZamin
New York, NY

Art Szabo
Art Szabo
Talent Buyer
The Starlite Room / BRIXX Bar & Grill / Temple
Edmonton, AB

Todd Pinnell
Todd Pinnell
Manager / Booker
Tattoo Rock Parlour
Toronto, ON

Steve Silman
Steve Silman
GM / Talent Buyer
The Railway Club
Vancouver, BC

Brice Rosenbloom
Brice Rosenbloom
Music Director
(Le) Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

Eugene Haslam
Eugene Haslam
Owner
Zaphod Beeblebrox
Ottawa, ON

Mads Black Just-Olesen
Mads Black Just-Olesen
Talent Buyer & Production Manger
Littlefield
Senior Booker
Spike Hill
New York, NY

Jon Keats
Jon Keats
Events Director
The Cavern Club
Liverpool, England

Craig Laskey
Craig Laskey
Owner
Collective Concerts
Talent Buyer
Horseshoe Tavern /
Lee’s Palace
Toronto, ON

Edan Wilber
Edan Wilber
Owner
Entertainment4Every1
Manager/Booker/Sound
Death by Audio
New York, NY

Erika Nichols
Erika Nichols
COO/GM
The Bluebird Café
Nashville, TN

Andy Bodor
Andy Bodor
Co-Owner and Booker
Cake Shop & Bruar Falls
New York, NY

David Jemilo
David Jemilo
Owner
Green Mill Jazz Club
Chicago, IL

Hunter Rodgers
Hunter Rodgers
Assistant Manager
Cain’s Ballroom
Tulsa, OK

James White
James White
Owner
Broken Spoke
Austin, TX

Jeannette Murrietta
Jeannette Murrietta
Booking Manager
Arts & Venues Denver
Denver, CO

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

More to Come

Comments

11 Responses to “12th Annual IMA Judges”
  1. Last year you had Doyle Lawson as a judge. Who do you have this year from the bluegrass genre? I didn’t see anyone I recognized on your list.

  2. IMA Robert says:

    Hey Myrna, you may be getting us mixed up with another program. We did not have Doyle Lawson as a judge last year. However, we are proud to have Del McCoury back aboard this year as one of our judges. You can find out more about him at his Judges page here: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/judges/del-mccoury

    We also have several industry judges who have a background in bluegrass and related genres, including Erika Nichols – COO/GM, The Bluebird Café, Nashville, TN; Anne Saunders – Artistic Director for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; Dalis Allen – Director, Kerrville Folk Festival; Colleen Fischer – Director of Booking, Austin City Limits Live, Austin, TX; and James White – Owner, Broken Spoke, Austin, TX.

    You can see the full list at our 12th Annual Judges page: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/judges/12th-annual-ima-judges/

  3. Hello! My band Silence submitted our song Ultimatum for best metal/hardcore song I was just wondering who do you have this year for that genre?

  4. IMA Robert says:

    Curtis,

    We typically don’t announce which judges will be reviewing which categories. We usually give judges the categories they have a background in or personally request. If there are any well-known artists in your genre you’d like to see as judges for next year, we’d definitely consider reaching out to them.

  5. oh ok thanks! So if you can’t announce which judges will be judging what then could you give us a roundabout time when the nominees will be announced? The anticipation is killing me! haha :D

  6. IMA Robert says:

    We don’t have an exact date scheduled but usually we make the announcement in the first quarter of the year. We’re hoping sometime around February. Good luck!

  7. So my band submitted a song through reverbnation under the name silence. We recently had to change our band name since we found out there was a more established band with the name already. We are now As We Walk. How do I got about changing the name in our submission (Silence – Ultimatum) to As We Walk – Ultimatum. I mean I have no idea if we’ll get nominated or not but just in case is there a way I can go about fixing this?

  8. IMA Robert says:

    Hey Curtis,

    No worries! We’ve had to do this several times over the past programs. If you do get nominated, we will make the appropriate changes.

    Robert
    IMA

  9. A says:

    Hi,

    It says here that you cannot disclose which judges judge which categories but this was before the nominations were out. Is there a chance to know or a place to find out who is judging the contemporary classical album and instrumental song categories? Who out of the judges are specifically classical/instrumentally acclaimed artists?

    Thanks!!

  10. IMA Robert says:

    We never disclose which judges judge which categories, except in rare promotional cases where the judge has given us permission. We do this for their confidentiality and is agreed upon before they become a judge. We always try to match categories to the judges who have a background in that genre, as it is usually the categories they prefer. Sometimes, it’s obvious which judges may be reviewing certain categories, but this isn’t always the case as it’s sometimes difficult to know which genres they request/specialize in. Hope that helps in some way!

    Robert
    IMA

  11. Fred Sights says:

    Hey, I just want to take this time to say thanks for the opportunities! This is my first time stepping out I always had believed in what I was doing so I am glad to at least be heard! Thanks again

    Fred

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