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Past Judges For The Independent Music Awards Include:

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Past IMA Artist Judges

  • Roger Daltrey
  • Clint Black
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Zakk Wylde
  • Lee Ritenour
  • Billy Graziadei
  • Christopher "Play" Martin
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Les Claypool
  • Susan Tedeschi
  • Duncan Sheik
  • Judy Collins
  • Frank Iero
  • Peter Gabriel
  • McCoy Tyner
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • David Grisman
  • Bebel Gilberto
  • Tim Pagnotta (Sugarcult)
  • Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim
  • Norah Jones
  • Tom Waits
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Jose Feliciano
  • Suzanne Ciani
  • Kelly Willis
  • Pat DiNizio
  • Terence Blanchard
  • Joe Henry
  • Hank Shocklee
  • Steve Vai
  • Mavis Staples
  • William Ackerman
  • Delbert McClinton
  • Arturo Sandoval
  • Me'shell Ndegeocello
  • John Medeski
  • Michael Rose
  • George Jones
  • James "Blood" Ulmer
  • Butch Walker
  • Kristen Henderson
  • Brian Littrell
  • Jennifer Arroyo
  • Kurtis Blow
  • Rick Springfield
  • Chad Smith
  • Angelique Kidjo
  • MickDeth
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Chuck Comeau
  • Wynonna
  • Paul Oakenfold
  • Marc Ribot
  • Beenie Man
  • Rob Wasserman
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • Bill Wyman
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Paquito D'Rivera
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Hubert Sumlin
  • Chris Thile
  • George Clinton
  • Joshua Redman
  • Tina Weymouth
  • Lou Reed
  • Jonatha Brooke
  • Ray Davies
  • Victor Wooten
  • Erykah Badu
  • Ben Folds
  • Don Byron
  • Eileen Ivers
  • DJ Spooky
  • Robin Spielberg
  • Buddy Guy
  • Keith Urban
  • Daryl Palumbo
  • John Patitucci
  • DJ Skribble
  • Dez Cadena
  • MC Lars
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Ice-T
  • Mobb Deep
  • Martin Atkins
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Buddy Guy
  • Howard Tate
  • Patty Loveless
  • Bill Frisell
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Joe Perry
  • Aimee Mann
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Sara Lee
  • Wilson Pickett
  • Charlie Hunter
  • Robbie Fulks
  • Amy Ray
  • Mickey Hart
  • Joan Baez
  • Wendy Waldman
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • Kenny Aronoff
  • Mitchell Froom
  • Martin Sexton
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Chris Whitley
  • Steven Halpern






















































Past IMA Industry Judges

  • Jason Olaine
  • Barbara Dacey
  • Ben McLane
  • Regina Kelland
  • James Wells
  • Fiona Bloom
  • Richard Jankovich
  • Joe Cuello
  • Anthony DeCurtis
  • Ben Fong-Torres
  • Mike Errico
  • Carrie Istad
  • Jeff Torrice
  • Ethan Allen
  • Shari Black Velvet
  • Stefan Goldby
  • Merri Cyr
  • Dan Storper
  • Barry Bergman
  • Paul Anthony
  • Tim Riley
  • Spencer Drate
  • Judith Salavetz
  • Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim
  • Aimee Allen
  • Josh Madden
  • Nelia Wolosky
  • Paul Anthony
  • Gordon "Big G" Ames
  • Heather Smith
  • Carrie Hughes
  • Joe Boyd
  • Chris Douridas
  • David Wilkes
  • Lior Goldenberg
  • Pilley Bianchi
  • Carol Lester
  • Annie Lin
  • Roger LeBlanc
  • Jennifer Tefft
  • Alexandra Patsavas
  • Abby White
  • Brett Kimberlin
  • Melinda Newman
  • Paul Rogers
  • Robert Kraft
  • Jeri Heiden
  • Bob Ludwig
  • K. Tighe
  • John Pfeiffer
  • Lee Mergner
  • Eric Faison
  • Aubin Paul
  • Kevin Lyman
  • Elena Rossi
  • Philippa Murphy
  • Chris Kimsey
  • Melissa Cross
  • Michael Patterson
  • Jennifer DaRe
  • Danny Saber
  • Roy Jackson
  • Scott Reifman
  • Robert Goodale
  • Michael McDonald
  • Louis Meyers
  • Claire Armbruster
  • Don Rose
  • Josh Rabinowitz
  • Alan Light






































Past IMA Winner Judges

  • Aja West
  • Drew Pilgram
  • Marco Benevento
  • Sebastian Demrey
  • Kira Willey
  • Stanley Maxwell
  • Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim
  • Jeff Oster
  • Ari Gold
  • Marilyn Carino
  • Tannis Slimmon
  • Alasdair White
    Gordon "Big G" Ames
  • Vincent Joseph Manzo
  • Kenny White
  • Johnny Dowd
  • Lionel Loueke
  • Luca Mundaca