The news just rolled in that our album "Diner In The Sky" and song "More Than Friends" won the popular vote portion of the 2015 Independent Music Awards! Last summer, the album won the judged portion of the competition. Over the past half a year, fans from around the world have had a chance to vote for their favorite nominee as well. So we have all of YOU to thank for this. We Love You!
Here's the IMA press release:
February 24, 2016 – The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) today announced the results of The IMAs 14th annual 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 14th IMA Nominees were announced, enabling music fans around the world to discover and support more than 400 nominated self-released & indie label Music, Video, and Visual Arts projects.
This year’s ‘Voice of the People’ favorites differed from the judge determined winners by a margin of more than 80%. Fan favorites includingMegan Slankard, We Were Superheroes, Brad Lee Schroeder, Jazzation, and Celso Salim Band are among this year’s Vox Pop artists not selected by the Artist and Industry judging panelists which included Amanda Palmer, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lila Downs, Chris & Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers), Lunice, Jane Monheit, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Melissa Auf der Maur, Sharon Jones, Shelby Lynn, Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone Magazine), Terry McBride (Nettwerk Records) and Jason Olaine (Jazz At Lincoln Center) among many others.
To date, nearly 500,000 fans have championed their favorite established artists and rising stars in The IMAs Vox Pop poll.