Arshak receives nominations in THREE categories in the 14th Independent Music Awards!
- Instrumental Jazz Album [Hoodman’s Blind]
- Instrumental Jazz Song [Hoodman’s Blind]
- Music Producer (with Cheikh NDoye/Associate Producer)
Winners of the music industry judged awards are to be named in May 2014.
Arshak Sirunyan [Arshak] Is Among 400 Of The Year’s Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Nominated In The 14th Independent Music Awards
Garland Jeffreys, Antigone Rising, Oran Etkin, Bent Knee, Dawn Landes, Buddy Mondlock, Team Me, Sleepy Time Banjo Boys, Elizabeth Mitchell, Highasakite, Pompeya, Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna, and Radio Radio Are Among The 14th Independent Music Awards Nominees
March 26, 2015 – Jazz pianist and composer Arshak Sirunyan of Washington, DC was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee of The 14th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. Independent Music Awards nominations in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories were announced for self-released and independent label artists from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Canada, Colombia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mali, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United States and Tibet.
The album, Hoodman’s Blind by Arshak Sirunyan, has earned nominations in THREE categories — Hoodman’s Blind itself in the ALBUM : JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL category, song “ Hoodman’s Blind“ from the album in the SONG : JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL category and Arshak himself in the MUSIC PRODUCER category with the bass player and associate producer of the project Cheikh NDoye.
The eclectic mix of established and rising talent nominated in The 14th IMAs were culled from thousands of submissions that were released during the program’s eligibility period, between June, 2013 thru December 2014. Nominated along with Arshak are a diverse group of recording artists including Garland Jeffreys, Bent Knee, Oran Etkin, Dawn Landes, Antigone Rising, Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca, Buddy Mondlock, Edie Carey & Sarah Sample, Asylum Street Spankers, Alexandre Désilets, Dead Obies, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Dawn Landes, Highasakite, The Amigos, Team Me, Rachael Sage, Pompeya, Eden Brent, Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna, Radio Radio and Elizabeth Mitchell and others.
Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Sharon Jones, Raul Midón, Amanda Palmer, Lunice, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jane Monheit, Arturo Sandoval, Melissa Auf der Maur, Shelby Lynne, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Lila Downs, Chris Wood & Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers), Judy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Dennis Diken (The Smithereens), Adam Agee (Stellar Kart), Nathan Currin (Family Force 5), Deon Rexroat (Anberlin), Jonathan Steingard (Hawk Nelson), Terry McBride, (Nettwerk Music Group), Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic), as well as numerous talent buyers from high profile showcase platforms and performance venues throughout the world.
Fans Choose Best Music, Video & Designs at IMA Vox Pop Poll
In addition to the Winners selected by the Artist & Industry judges, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 31, 2015 to vote for their favorite Nominees at The Vox Pop Jukebox, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs.
IMA Winners will be promoted to more than 1 Billion music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at: TheIndependentMusicAwards.com
When asked about this nomination, Arshak replied, “I’m very honored and humbled for the nominations. Thank You IMA for awarding me with recognition, reassurance and renewed inspiration. The amount of resources to accomplish this project was overwhelming and the fact that it’s being appreciated gives me wings to find new heights and new challenges.”
Artistry Has Its Awards
Now in its 15th year, The Independent Music Awards actively support artists and releases traditionally ignored by mainstream outlets. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of Musician’s Atlas, the music industry’s contact database, The IMAs leverage its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to place IMA artists in front of nearly 1 billion music fans around the world.