Fans Select Winners
In The 11th Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Poll

Company Of Thieves, Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Amy Correia, Blame Sally and The Mahones Among More Than 70 Artists Honored By Music Fans

Music Resource Group (MRG) and The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), today announced the results of The IMA Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined portion of the 11th annual program.

More than 60,000 music fans from around the world have voted online for their favorite self-released and independent label artists. For the 11th program, artists and bands represented the 340 nominees in more than 70 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories.

Included in the latest batch of IMA Vox Pop winners are the indie rock band Company Of Thieves, the eclectic rock group Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Irish punk rockers The Mahones, and the folk quartet Blame Sally, which received top honors in three categories. Blame Sally fans also rallied behind band member Monica Pasqual by awarding her a separate win for her solo, concept album This Cold Desire.

More than 80 percent of the “people’s voice” selections differed from IMA winners named in May by the artist and industry judging panel that included Keith Richards, Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Ozzy Osbourne, Joshua Redman, Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), and Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center) among many other artists and music industry professionals.

The complete list of winners is below and their nominated work and bios are available at www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com

“The Independent Music Awards celebrate musicians who follow their own muse and empower music fans who support these extraordinary recording artists,” said The IMA Executive Director Martin Folkman. “The Vox Pop award is one of the many ways The IMAs motivates fans to discover and support incredible, independent talent.”

ARTISTRY HAS ITS AWARDS

Now in its 12th 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.

Submissions for the 12th edition of The Independent Music Awards are open at: www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com/submit

11TH ANNUAL IMA VOX POP WINNERS
* Denotes artists who received honors in both the judge-determined and Vox Pop program components

Section Category Artist Winning Work
Album Adult Contemporary Brooke Annibale Silence Worth Breaking
Album Alt. Country The Lonesome Heroes Daydream Western
Album Americana April Verch That’s How We Run
*Album Blues Scott H. Biram Bad Ingredients
Album Children’s Music Kira Willey Kings & Queens of the Forest
Album Compilation Various Artists Made in Aurora Vol. 1
Album Concept Monica Pasqual This Cold Desire
Album Contemporary Christian Ben Apolinar Firm
*Album Contemporary Classical Juice Songspin
Album Country Shawna Russell Shawna Russell
Album Dance/Electronica Digital Virus Music Inspired by the Genre of Dubstep
Album Eclectic Spottiswoode & His Enemies Wild Goosechase Expedition
*Album Folk/Singer-Songwriter Amy Correia You Go Your Way
*Album Indie / Alt. Rock Company of Thieves Running from a Gamble
Album Instrumental Ben Tyree/BT3 re:Vision
*Album Jazz Alon Nechushtan Words Beyond
Album Latin Dislocados Pasaporte Universal
Album Live Performance Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra Live at Brooklyn Bowl
Album Metal/Hardcore Shadowside Inner Monster Out
Album New Age Paradiso and Rasamayi 3rd Eye Rising
Album Pop Ida Gard Knees, Feet & the Parts We Don’t Speak Of
*Album Punk The Mahones The Black Irish
Album R&B Teri Tobin Love Infinity
*Album Rap/Hip-Hop Yahzilla Yahzilla…the Movie
Album Reissue Pixie Williams For the Record – The Pixie Williams Collection 1949-1951
Album Rock / Hard Rock Hellbros Goodtime Machine
Album Tribute Ernie Hawkins Whinin’ Boy
Album World Beat Anna Pingina Moy
Album World Traditional Jamie Laval Murmurs and Drones
Album/EP College Record Label Release Kuf Knotz Boombox Logic
EP EP The Danberrys Company Store EP
Song Acoustic April Verch Worth the Wait
Song Adult Contemporary Blame Sally Wide Open Spaces
Song Alt. Country Blame Sally Big Big Bed
Song Americana Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three Ain’t the Same
Song Blues Transvaal Diamond Syndicate Devil on My Shoulder
Song Children’s Music Marlowe & tHe MiX Life Is a Roller Coaster
Song Contemporary Christian Christopher Williams Great Affection
Song Country LiveWire What Makes You a Man
*Song Cover Ernie Hawkins Shuffle Rag
Song Dance/Electronica zircon The End
Song Eclectic Monica Pasqual These Darkened Days
Song Folk/Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph There’s Always Maybe
Song Gospel Kira Small I Will Raise My Voice
Song Holiday Dislocados Navidad en Heathrow
Song Indie / Alt. Rock Girl in a Coma Adjust
Song Instrumental Karrnnel Coast / Rain
Song Jazz Jim Heineman’s Dream Band Rh Positive
*Song Latin Dislocados Como Tú (feat. Jimmy Bosch)
Song Love Amy Correia Love Changes Everything
Song Metal/Hardcore No Class Assassins 3rd Time’s Not a Charm
Song New Age Michele McLaughlin Melancholy Snowfall
*Song Pop Echo and the Empress Balloon
Song Punk Max Raptor Carolina
Song R&B Teri Tobin Free
*Song Rap/Hip-Hop Thoughtsarizen Living a Dream
Song Rock / Hard Rock The Trews Hope & Ruin
Song Social Action Tiller’s Folly Death and Taxes (feat. John Cowan & Josh Shilling)
Song Story Blame Sally Bird in Hand
*Song Used in Film/TV/Multimedia Anni Rossi Crushing Limbs
Song World Beat Dave Eggar and Deoro Jonan
Song World Traditional Battlefield Band A’ Bhriogais Uallach (The Pompous Trousers)
*Video Long Form In the Country Sounds and Sights
Video Short Form Dirtfoot Cast My Plans
Design Album Art Ombilicus Mundi, Alexandre Désilets & Ariane Charbonneau Alexandre Désilets – La garde
*Design Album Packaging Qing-Yang Xiao Macy Chen – After 75 Years
*Design Artist Concert Photo George Abruzzese / Killshot Photography Cory Smoot – Rest in Peace My Friend
Design Artist Publicity Photo Erin Wallis / Erin Wallis Photography Jasmine Chadwick Publicity/Album Photo
Design Band/Venue Poster Damien Weighill Giggle Party – Kettle Art Gallery
Design Music Website Ombilicus Mundi & Ariane Charbonneau Alexandre Désilets – www.alexandredesilets.com
Design Swag Sarah Dodds / Backstage Design Studio Injustice Down – Logo T-Shirt

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