Independent Music Awards 2016
Rene Russell Is In The Running To Become An
Independent Music Award Nominee
Fans can vote to help Rene Russell become
an IMA Nominee by going to:
2016 – 12-string guitarist/singer-songwriter, with an-Alt-Folk-Rock percussive groove. Rene Russell’s music has elements of American roots genres spliced with a unique modern sound.
Rene Russell of Charleston, SC is among the Musicians, Music Producers, Photographers, Graphic Artists and Videographers vying for a nomination in The 15th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). The influential program for self-released and indie label artists and releases honor the year’s best independent Songs, Albums, EPs, Music Videos and Music Design projects from around the globe.
Some of Rene Russell’s career highlights to date include living and playing in cities across the country; Atlanta, Ga, Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, and San Diego, CA. She now lives in Charleston, SC, and in 2011/2012 she was a co-host for BalconyTV Charleston/Behind the Scenes.
In 2015 she performed at the 30-A Songwriter’s Festival and is currently touring both locally and regionally throughout the Southeast in support of her new album. If nominated she could be among this year’s Winners announced from the stage at The IMAs day-long Independent Music Party at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in September 2016.
IMA Winners are determined by music fans and a blue-ribbon panel of recording artists, journalists, talent buyers and other key industry decision makers, which have included Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Amy Mann, Melissa Etheridge, Snoopp Dogg, Keith Urban, Meshell Ndegeocello, Steve Vai, Tori Amos, Black Keys and Amy Ray among many others. And are promoted to millions of music consumers in year-long promotion, performance and distribution opportunities.
This year the program has expanded its Vox Pop voting platform, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs. For the first time, indie music fans will nominate an artist or band for one of five Nominee slots in all Song and Short Form Music Video categories. Fans earn points by championing their favorite projects entered in this part of the program. The most supportive fan will win the first IMA Super Fan award.
Fans can help Rene Russell become an IMA Nominee by going to: http://fans.independentmusicawards.com/artists/rene-russell/ and supporting this artist's eligible projects.There they can also discover new self-released and indie label projects from established artists and risings stars from around the world.
Artistry Has Its Awards
Now in its 15th year, The Independent Music Awards actively support independent 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.
Past Winners and Nominees include: Flying Lotus, Killer Mike, Amy Lee, Pokey LaFarge, Valerie June, Band of Skulls, JD McPherson, Meghan Trainor, Melissa Auf der Maur, Darrell Scott, Dale Watson, Tony Trischka, Amy Correia, Ben Kweller, Birdie Nam Nam, Miguel Migs, Oran Etkin, Jeff Biram, Girl In a Coma, Omar Sosa, among many others.
Submissions to The 15th Independent Music Awards will be accepted from January thru April 30 2016. Details available at www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com
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