Congratulations to the band, artistic team and crew!! You rock!!
Lua Hadar with Twist nominated for 12th Independent Music Awards
More Than 300 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists Nominated from thousands of submissions worldwide
For Immediate Release
San Francisco, April 10, 2013 – Cosmopolitan jazz ensemble LUA HADAR with TWIST of San Francisco, California joins more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.
Celebrating the democracy of creativity and meritocracy of talent, The Independent Music Awards honor exceptional independent artists traditionally ignored by mainstream media and big box retailers.
Lua Hadar with Twist is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Omar Sosa, Ben Kweller, Band Of Skulls, Bright Eyes, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Killer Mike, Paper Lions, Sarah Cheng-De Winne and The Congregation, among many other deserving artists whose recordings were released during the 12th IMA program eligibility period.
Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.
Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Del McCoury, Pete Wentz, Shelby Lynne, G. Love, Jim Lauderdale, McCoy Tyner, Brandi Carlile, John Medeski & Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Judy Collins, Raul Midon, Andrea Marcovicci, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bernie Worrell, Jeremy Taggart, Toots Hibbert, Dennis Diken, Joel Madden, Arturo Sandoval, Jonatha Brooke, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Dan Storper (Putumayo World Music, Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) and others.
The results will be announced in May, 2013.
In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 19, 2013 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox (http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/12th) to determine the fan-selected program winners.Hadar says, “We’re thrilled and honored at this nomination always grateful for the support of our fans, friends and family. The judges will choose in May but The People have a voice, too, and a popular vote. If fans would like to show their support they can do so by voting for us in the Long Form Video category at IMA Vox Pop Jukebox at this special link: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/12th/Video/Long-Form.”
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 TheIndependentMusicAwards.com
Contact: Jude Folkman
Music Resource Group