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Music Resource Group
Fely Tchaco, Bruce Cockburn, Melissa Ferrick, Girl In A Coma, Birdy Nam Nam, Ellis Marsalis, Larry Carlton And JD McPherson Are Among Nominees Of The 11th Independent Music Awards More Than 300 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists Nominated
For Immediate Release March 7, 2012 – Drawing from her own life's experience as well as folk wisdom, Ivory Coast singer songwriter FELY TCHACO embodies the new generation of artists_ who remain attached to their African heritage, while at the same time maintaining a resolutely modern outlook on the world. "GOBA" the opener of her new CD "MATURITE", immediately draws you into her world, hinting of pops and blues melded with African roots in a contemporary sound. "GOBA" is West African polyrhythms in dialogue with the world!
FELY TCHACO one of San Francisco music scene best kept secrets join more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 11th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.
FELY TCHAO is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Bruce Cockburn (Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album), Ellis Marsalis (Concept Album and Cover Song), Girl in a Coma (Indie/Alt. Rock Album and Song), Larry Carlton (Tribute Album), April Verch (Americana Album and Acoustic Song), Birdie Nam Nam (Dance/Electronica Album and Short Form Music Video), Melissa Ferrick (Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album and Acoustic Song), RuPaul (Social Action Song), and retro rock ‘n’ roller JD McPherson (Rock/Hard Rock Album). Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. Winners will be determined by a panel of 77 influential artist and industry judges including Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Joshua Redman, Tori Amos, Michael Franti, Bettye LaVette, Del McCoury, Ozzy Osbourne, Shelby Lynne, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center), Sara Beesley (Joe’s Pub), Chris Diaz (Knitting Factory Entertainment), and Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter). The results will be announced in April 2012.
In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 20, 2012 to cast their votes at HYPERLINK "http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/11th" The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected program winners.
The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 billion music fans worldwide.
Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at HYPERLINK "http://www.independentmusicawards.com" TheIndependentMusicAwards.com
I am very honored to be one of the nominees a the Independent Music Award. I am asking all my fans, friends and world music lovers to support and vote for me in the "Vox Pop Vote" by clicking on this link bellow:
Artistry Has Its Awards Celebrating the democracy of creativity and meritocracy of talent, The Independent Music Awards honor exceptional independent artists traditionally ignored by mass media and big box retailers. For the past 11 years, artists and labels from around the world have found new fans and prominence through The IMAs. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of the popular industry networking database The Musician’s AtlasOnline, and producers of the original webTV series, Grooveable Feast, The IMAs uses its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to connect Winners and Nominees to new audiences and revenue opportunities. Winners of The 11th IMAs will receive active promotions, distribution and performance opportunities that will place them in front of nearly 1 billion music fans. Artists, managers and labels credit The IMAs with increasing recognition among music fans and industry gatekeepers. Submissions for The 12th Independent Music Awards will open in later this month. More information is available at: " www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com”
- Jude Folkman