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Long Beach, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Long Beach, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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The best kept secret in music


"Independent Music Awards Vox Populi Winner"

International Acts Win Big in The 13th Independent Music Awards Fan Vote

Southern California’s Own Lakin Joins Al Farabi, Born Of Osiris, Hitarda, Melissa Ferrick, Pierre Bensusan, Sarkodie, Volodja Balzalorsky and Willie Nile Among
The IMA Vox Pop Winners

August 5, 2014 – The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) today announced the results of The IMA 13 Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined component of the prestigious international program for independent artists and releases. Vox Pop voting began in March, when The 13th IMA Nominees were announced, so music fans around the world would discover, and support more than 400 nominated self released & indie label Music, Video, and Design projects.

Long Beach based Lakin is among the diverse group of artists named as this year’s fan favorites. Lakin’s eclectic style shines through her music and has helped her to cultivate a loyal fan base throughout Southern California, opening for such major acts as Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, Brian McKnight, Sheila E., and Gladys Knight.

Nearly 40% of this year’s fan favorites, which include Al Farabi, Born Of Osiris, Hitarda, Melissa Ferrick, Pierre Bensusan, Sarkodie, Volodja Balzalorsky andWillie Nile, are from outside the United States. Vox Pop Winners will receive additional marketing support from The Independent Music Awards and its partners. The complete list of the 13th annual IMA Vox Pop poll is below.

As in previous years, the “people’s voice” winners named today differ from those honored in June by the industry judging panel comprised of Recording Artists, Talent Buyers, Music Journalists, Film & TV Music Supervisors, and others including Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Chiddy Bang, Laurie Anderson, Hudson Mohawk (TNGHT), Lunice (TNGHT), Melissa Auf der Maur, Sharon Jones, Joshua Redman, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jim Lauderdale, Shelby Lynn, Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone Magazine),Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour) and Jason Olaine (Jazz At Lincoln Center).

To date more than 100,000 fans have championed their favorite established artists and rising stars in The IMA Vox Pop poll.

“It’s obvious that you don’t need a passport or major label publicity machine to win new fans and attract industry attention,” said Martin Folkman, Executive Director of The Independent Music Awards. “Ultimately The IMAs is not about winners. We’re focused on placing exceptional artists and releases in front of music consumers around the world.” - Independent Music Awards


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