Past IANMA Award Winners

 

Top Artist Achievements

Best Overall Music Brand

Catie Waters - Solo | Artist

Catie Waters

Solo, Artist

Red Oak, Texas

 

"Dark, enchanting, soulful and haunting, her original music and lyrics has been described as a unique blend of jazz and soul, with rich undertones of R&B and funk grooves"

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Most Influential Artist Brand

Before You Exit - Indie Pop | Band

Before You Exit

Indie Pop, Band

Orlando, Florida

 

"A brothers trio whose soaring pop rock album effortlessly blends sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock; pooled with the wisdom and input of chart-topping songwriters"

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Top Artist Honors

Band/Group/Duo of the Year

Minor Soul - Indie Pop | Band

Minor Soul

Indie Pop, Band

New York, New York

 

"Every lyric and melody reflects their inner city roots - inspired by rockers and folkies of pop culture’s past, neo-Punk rockers...all swirling around into one sonic melting pot "

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Top Artist Achievements

Best Indie Song

Tracy Cruz - Songwriter | Singer

Tracy Cruz

Songwriter, Singer

San Jose, California

 

"A sultry, soulful and emotive alto singer with a vocal range that stretches from unbelievable lows to soprano highs. Cruz’s alluring voice is comprised of sounds from the old and new"

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Artist Achievements

Best Music Photographs

Lights Resolve - Rock Ensemble | Band

Lights Resolve

Rock Ensemble, Band

New York, New York

 

"With soaring, rhythmic vocal approaches, dynamic and ambient guitars and keyboards, thundering groove bass lines, and intricate, hammering drums, the band has really found a voice of its own"

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Top Artist Honors

Singer Songwriter of the Year

Malynda Hale - Solo | Singer

Malynda Hale

Solo, Singer

North Hollywood, California

 

"a classically trained vocalist acclaimed for her pure voice and powerful range; Malynda Hale continues to add to a passionate fan base with her own take on Pop and Soul music"

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Artist Achievements

Best Website Design

Steve  Chab - Self Produced | Producer

Steve Chab

Self Produced, Producer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

"Writes and produces music in many genres: emo, math rock, progressive rock, glitch, glitch-hop, funk, etc. Writing and producing music is my passion and expertise"

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Artist Achievements

Best Musical Performance

Everyone\'s Talking - Ensemble | Band

Everyone's Talking

Ensemble, Band

Toronto, Canada

 

"a piano rock band blending progressive, jam-band, electronic and pop music elements to create Everyone's Talking"

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Top Artist Honors

Artist of the Year

Sorne - Group | Artist

Sorne

Group, Artist

Austin, Texas

 

"a tapestry of humanism, calling upon archetypal images, hand-made instruments, ethereal voices, and driving rhythms to forge a new poetry and renewed sense of song"

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Top Artist Achievements

Best Music Video

Traum Diggs - Rapper | Singer

Traum Diggs

Rapper, Singer

Brooklyn, New York

 

"diggs’ straight forward, crystal clear delivery is a throwback to when hip-hop was more authentic..."

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Artist Achievements

Best Artist Biography

Karyn Ellis - Solo | Artist

Karyn Ellis

Solo, Artist

Toronto, Canada

 

"under the surface of her folky vocals, there hides a youthful playfulness and sensuality. It is this contrast that makes her music so pleasing"

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Best Original Songwriting

David Niari - Fine Arts | Arts

David Niari

Fine Arts, Arts

Chicago, Illinois

 

"I draw that I might also draw something out of you."

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