This Year’s Independent Music Award Winners Revealed

(Holly Golightly, winner, Best Americana Album)

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(Holly Golightly, winner, Best Americana Album)
(Holly Golightly, winner, Best Americana Album)

The winners of the 9th annual Independent Music Awards, which American Songwriter helped judge, have been revealed.

Other judges for the multifaceted contest, which selects winners in 50 album, song, music video and design categories, included Tom Waits, The Black Keys, Ricky Skaggs, Aimee Mann, Suzanne Vega, Bettye LaVette, Judy Collins, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.

You can get in on the action too: music fans have until June 25 to champion their favorite Nominees at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox (click here) to determine the 9th Independent Music Awards ‘People’s Voice’ Winners.

Submissions for The 10th Independent Music Awards program are currently being accepted here. This year’s Album category winners are currently being featured on the iTunes Indie Spotlight page.

Here’s a list of the 9th IMA winners:

[IMA ALBUM CATEGORY WINNERS]

ALT. COUNTRY – ALBUM
Artist: Beat Circus
Album: Boy From Black Mountain
Label: Cuneiform

AMERICANA – ALBUM
Artist: Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Album: Dirt Don’t Hurt
Label: Transdreamer

BLUES – ALBUM
Artist: Joe & Vicki Price
Album: Rain or Shine

CHILDREN’S – ALBUM
Artist: Charlie Hope
Album: I’m Me! A Collection Of Songs For Children
Label: Little Maple Leaf Productions

COLLEGE LABEL RELEASE – ALBUM
Album: AEMMP Records Chompilation
Label: AEMMP Records, Columbia College Chicago

CONCEPT – ALBUM
Artist: Phil Roy
Album: In The Weird Small Hours
Label: Ear Pictures

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN – ALBUM
Artist: John Mandeville
Album: We Belong To Heaven
Label: I.P.O. Records

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL – ALBUM
Artist: Heritage Orchestra feat. DJ Yoda
Album: G. Prokofiev Concerto for Turntables
Label: Nonclassical Recordings

COUNTRY – ALBUM
Artist: Dale Watson
Album: The Truckin’ Sessions, Vol. 2
Label: Hyena Records

DANCE/ELECTRONICA – ALBUM
Artist: Alaska in Winter
Album: Holiday
Label: Milan Records

ECLECTIC – ALBUM
Artist: Gemma Ray
Album: Lights Out Zoltar!
Label: Bronzerat Records

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER – ALBUM
Artist: Michael Zapruder
Album: Dragon Chinese C0cktail Horoscope
Label: Side Cho

GOSPEL – ALBUM
Artist: Russell Leonce
Album: Culture of Love
HARD ROCK/METAL – ALBUM

Artist: All That Remains
Album: Overcome
Label: Razor & Tie Entertainment

INDIE LABEL PROMO COMPILATION – ALBUM
Album: Cedille On The Move
Label: Cedille Records

JAZZ – ALBUM
Artist: Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets
Album: Echoes Of Ethnicity
Label: Owl Studios

LATIN – ALBUM
Artist: Maestros del Joropo Oriental
Album: °Y Que Viva Venezuela!
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

LIVE PERFORMANCE – ALBUM
Artist: Danielia Cotton
Album: Live Child
Label: Cottontown Records

NEW AGE – ALBUM
Artist: Rocky Fretz
Album: The Path Ahead…And Steps Then Taken
POP/ROCK – ALBUM

Artist: Spinnerette
Album: Spinnerette
Label: Anthem

PUNK – ALBUM
Artist: The So So Glos
Album: Tourism / Terrorism
Label: Green Owl

R&B – ALBUM
Artist: Michael Olatuja
Album: Speak
Label: Backdrop/ObliqSound

RAP/HIP-HOP – ALBUM
Artist: Illa J
Album: Yancey Boys
Label: Delicious Vinyl

WORLD BEAT – ALBUM
Artist: Oran Etkin
Album: Kelenia
Label: Motema Music

WORLD TRADITIONAL – ALBUM
Album: Blodeugerdd Song Of The Flowers: An Anthology Of Welsh Music And Song
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

[IMA SONG CATEGORY WINNERS]

ACOUSTIC – SONG
Artist: Joanna Chapman-Smith
Song: “Melodies”

ALT. COUNTRY – SONG
Artist: My Cousin, The Emperor
Song: “A Long Way From Home”

AMERICANA – SONG
Artist: Tim Easton
Song: “Burgundy Red”
Label: New West Records

BLUES – SONG
Artist: Used Blues Band
Song: “Palm Reader Blues”

CHILDREN’S – SONG
Artist: Charlie Hope
Song: “I’m Me!”
Label: Little Maple Leaf Productions

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN – SONG
Artist:Christopher Williams
Song: “Anything But Fail”
Label: BiG ReD VaN Music

COUNTRY – SONG
Artist: Codie Prevost
Song: “Spin”
Label: Goos Spirit Records

COVER – SONG
Artist: Daisy Chapman
Song: “Umbrella” Orig. by Rihanna
Label: Dandyland

DANCE/ELECTRONICA – SONG
Artist: Codebreaker
Song: “Follow Me”
Label: Disco Demolition Records

FILM/TV/GAMING & MULTIMEDIA – SONG

Artist: The Submarines
Song: “You, Me and the Bourgeoisie” from the Apple iPhone 3GS ad
Label: Nettwerk

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER – SONG
Artist: Wolf In the Fold
Song: “Death”

GOSPEL – SONG
Artist: Noreen Crayton
Song: “Walking in the Faith”
Label: Angelic Star Records

HARD ROCK/METAL – SONG
Artist: Moving Atlas
Song: “Becoming Blue”

JAZZ – SONG
Artist: Austin McMahon
Song: “Platone”
Label: Fractamodi

LATIN – SONG
Artist: Jimmy Fontanez
Song: “Mi Salsa Vocal”

LOVE – SONG
Artist: Emma-Lee
Song: “Until We Meet Again”
Label: Bumstead Productions

NEW AGE – SONG
Artist: Tom Yoder
Song: “Locked In”

POP/ROCK – SONG
Artist: fun.
Song: “All The Pretty Girls”
Label: Nettwerk

PUNK – SONG
Artist: The So So Glos
Song: “My Block”
Label: Green Owl

R&B – SONG
Artist: Shoshana Bean
Song: “Superhero”
Label: Shotime Records

RAP/HIP-HOP – SONG
Artist: Miles Jones
Song: “Coast to Coast”

SING OUT FOR SOCIAL ACTION – SONG
Artist: State Radio
Song: “Calling All Crows”
Label: Nettwerk

STORY – SONG
Artist: Lisa Carver
Song: “Bullets”
Label: Adroit Records

WORLD BEAT – SONG
Artist: The Very Best
Song: “Warm Heart of Africa” feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig
Label: Green Owl

WORLD TRADITIONAL – SONG
Artist: Roman Miroshnichenko
Song: “Unforgiven”
Label: Raritet

[IMA MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY WINNERS]

SHORT FORM
Artist: Anj
Video: “Gorbachev”

LONG FORM
Artist: The Jimmies
Video: Trying Funny Stuff DVD
[IMA DESIGN CATEGORY WINNERS]

ALBUM PACKAGING
Designer: Tri-Plex Packaging Corp. of New York
Package: Pete Seeger – American Favorite Ballads: Vol. 1-5

ALBUM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographer: Michael Aghajanian
Photo: Sholi

ARTIST/BAND PUBLICITY PHOTO
Photographer: Jason Grover
Photo: Blake Berglund

CONCERT/PERFORMANCE PHOTO
Photographer: Killshot Photography * Brooks Institute
Photo: GWAR

BAND/VENUE POSTER
Designer: Matt Kelley – One Lucky Guitar
Poster: Lead Belly

BAND WEBSITE
New Rhodes

INDIE LABEL WEB SITE
Razor & Tie

MUSIC BUSINESS WEBSITE
Music2 Management

SWAG
Blame Sally


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