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June 3, 2014 –  Robert Walter’s20th Congress is among the established and rising artists named as the judge-determined Winners of The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential, international awards program for independent bands and fans.
 
The veteran artists and rising stars named as 13th IMA Winners in more than 80 Album, EP, Song, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories were winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe, and were determined by a panel of influential artists and music industry executives.
 
The 13th IMA Judging panel featured exceptional recording artists including: Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Chiddy Bang, Suzanne Vega, G. Love, Sharon Jones, Laurie Anderson, Jim Lauderdale, Krewella, Shelby Lynne, Joshua Redman, Lunice, Chris Wood & Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, Hudson Mohawke, Raul Midon, Melissa Auf der Maur, Aoife O’Donovan, Judy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Meshell Ndegeocello, Arturo Sandoval, Band Of Skulls, Adam Agee, Dennis Diken, Nathan Currin, Lindz West of LZ7, Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria and Jonathan Steingard of Hawk Nelson.
 
The IMA Judging panel was also comprised of record label executives, club and festival talent buyers, music journalists, film & tv music supervisors including: Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Hillary McAndrew Plate (Lincoln Center), Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Jason Olaine (Jazz At Lincoln Center), Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter), Delphine Robertson (Playtone Productions), Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records), Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Dalis Allen (Kerrville Folk Festival), Megan West (SoundCloud), Lydia Hutchinson (Performing Songwriter),  Anne Saunders (Falcon Ridge Folk Festival), Billy The Kidd (Clear Channel), Sara Beesley (Joe’s Pub), Maria Mar (95.9 The Rat), Kath Borer (The Music House For Children), Patrick MacIntyre (Ironwood Stage & Grill), Paul Oveisi (The McKittrick Hotel), Art Szabo (The Starlite Room), Todd Pinnell (Tattoo Rock Parlour), Steve Silman (The Railway Club), Eugene Haslam (Zaphod Beeblebrox), Mads Black Just-Olesen (Littlefield & Spike Hill), Edan Wilber (Death by Audio), Erika Nichols (The Bluebird Café), David Jemilo (Green Mill Jazz Club), Hunter Rodgers (Cain’s Ballroom), James White (Broken Spoke), Annie Lawlor (Buddy Guy’s Legends), Daniel Gallant (Nuyorican Poets Café), David Kelleran (Coco66), Jo Bennett (Bush Hall), Luke Rinaldi (Rosemount Hotel & Railway Hotel), John McCooke (The Good Ship), Matthew McLean (Doug Fir Lounge), Kimberley Galceran (FBi Social), Sarah Whitby (Fly By Night), Sean Hitchings (93 Feet East), Colin Wesh (Ginglik), Vis the Spoon (Rhythm Factory), Luke Della Santa (The Standard), Daniel Michael (HQ Complex), Tim Carroll (Black Bear Lodge), Kylie McDowell (Beach Road Hotel), Patrice Lovelace (The Underworld), Tim Frank (Hard Rock Café), Kevin Hoskins (Rock Shop), Mitch Exton (Alhambra Lounge), Jessica Darlow (ARTRAGE), Jack Clover (Slaughtered Lamb), Kwenya Carreira (Marula Café), Alvaro Villacis (Wurlitzer Ballroom), Immy Doman (Green Note), Risa Tabatznik (Green Note) and Mark Ellicott (Heaven).
 
Artist bios, as well as music and images for all winning and nominated Albums, EPs, Songs, Design and Music Videos available at:  http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/13th

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