Vienna Teng, Valerie June, Willie Sugarcapps, Pete Seeger and The Soul of John Black were among the self-released and independent label talent named today as the judge-determined Winners of The 13th Independent Music Awards (IMAs). The veteran artists and rising stars were named in more than 80 categories.
Vienna Teng was named the winner in four categories, the most any artist has received in a given year. The self-proclaimed âchamber folkâ artist was honored in the Adult Contemporary Album, A Cappella Song, Social Action Song and Pop Song categories.
Mree, who bills herself as an emerging, experimental folk artist, and who is currently enrolled at NYUâs Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, received top honors in the Music Producer category for her sophomore album âWinterwell.â The judges cited the sophisticated soundscapes that cushion the songs among the reasons for honoring the albumâs overall production.
See the complete list of winners here.