Independent Music Awards

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Each year, artists and labels everywhere (in a wide range of genres) anxiously await the posting of the IMA nominees. Here at Yellow Dog Records, we’ve learned to feel good about our chances, as we’ve now seen our artists nominated in seven straight years.

In the 2014 R&B category, The Soul of John Black (whose album Good Thang netted an IMA in 2012) has been nominated for Soul Album (A Sunshine State of Mind) and Soul Song (Higher Power). And our piano-drums powerhouse The Claudettes has been nominated for Instrumental Album (Infernal Piano Plot…HATCHED!) and Long Form Music Video (The Claudettes: Live in the Studio). Well done, boys.

The general public is invited to vote in each of these categories for the IMA’s “Vox Populi” award. Visit the links below to check out these songs, albums and videos…and vote!


We are pleased to announce that Mary Flower and The Soul of John Black have been nominated for the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards! It’s our 5th year in a row for having our artists as finalists in the IMA’s, and we’re happy to have such recognition given for their albums and songs.

Mary Flower’s Misery Loves Company has been receiving quite a lot of recognition this year, including two Blues Music Award nominations for Acoustic Album of the Year and Acoustic Artist of the Year. Adding to her honors, the IMA’s have chosen her latest release as a finalist for Americana Album.

The Soul of John Black’s latest release, Good Thang, has been nominated as a finalist for R&B Album, and the track “My Brother” is nominated for Blues Song.

The general public is invited to vote in each of these categories for the IMA’s “Vox Populi” award — visit the links below to check out songs from these albums and vote! Voting goes through July 27.

UPDATE: to vote in the “Vox Populi” category, visit the above links and once you’ve logged in, click the stars underneath song to “rank” it with a score from 1 to 5.

We’re pleased to announce that the Independent Music Awards have named God’s Favorite Band, by the Asylum Street Spankers, as “Best Gospel Album” in their 10th annual awards.

The winners in more than 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories, winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe, were determined by a panel of 62 influential music industry pros.  We’re thinking it was Tom Waits’ vote that put the Spankers over the top.

Voting now continues in the “Vox Populi” category, where another set of winners will be determined directly by music fans from around the world.

Check out the Independent Music Awards’ interview with the Spankers here.  And don’t forget to vote in the Vox Populi category by July 11!

Finalists in the 10th annual Independent Music Awards have been announced, and for the 4th year in a row, Yellow Dog Records artists have earned recognition.

Eden Brent‘s celebrated album Ain’t Got No Troubles is nominated for the Blues Album award, while her song “Leave Me Alone” is nominated for Adult Contemporary Song.

Meanwhile, the Asylum Street Spankers‘ “agnostic gospel” album God’s Favorite Band is nominated for the Gospel Album award.

The general public is invited to vote in each of these categories for the IMA’s “Vox Populi” award — visit the links below to check out songs from these albums and vote! Voting goes through July 11.

We’re pleased to announce that the song “Slow Lane to Glory” from Mary Flower‘s latest album Bridges has won the Vox Populi award for “Acoustic Song of the Year” in the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards.  Music fans from around the world voted online for their favorite independent label artists selected from the 250 IMA nominees.  Thanks to all the fans who participated to choose Mary’s song!  See all the song nominees on the IMA jukebox.

“Slow Lane to Glory”, an instrumental track from Mary Flower‘s new album Bridges, has been nominated as one of five finalists for “Acoustic Song of the Year” in the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards. The general public is invited to vote for their choice of best song in the IMA’s “Vox Populi” award — visit this link to check out the song and vote! Voting goes through the end of February.

“Mississippi Flatland Blues”, the opening track from Eden Brent‘s new album Mississippi Number One, has been nominated as one of five finalists for “Blues Song of the Year” in the 2008 Independent Music Awards. The general public is invited to vote for their choice of best song in the IMA’s “Vox Populi” award — visit this link to check out the song and vote!

In other news:

  • “Mississippi Flatland Blues” will also be featured as “Blues Breaker” song of the week on the nationally syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour over the weekend of December 13-14 – check out station listing and air times at http://www.thebluesmobile.com. Eden recently returned from a tour of the West Coast where visited the House of Blues Radio Hour studios in San Francisco and was interviewed by Elwood Blues – we’re told that the interview might air on the Radio Hour in February – we’ll keep you posted!
  • Eden will be profiled in a feature article “New Women of the Blues” in the upcoming (Feb/Mar 2009) issue of Blues Revue magazine. The issue mails to subscribers in mid-Dec so keep an eye out for your copy!

IMA FinalistThe Good Girl Blues, the new album from The Soul of John Black, has been nominated as one of five finalists for “Blues Album of the Year” in the 2007 Independent Music Awards. The other finalists are rarified company indeed, including new albums from Koko Taylor, Ike Turner, Watermelon Slim, and Big Pete Pearson. Visit this link to vote in the IMAs!
In other news:

  • International interest has been building, with both Japan’s Blues & Soul and France’s Soul Bag magazines requesting tracks fromThe Good Girl Blues for inclusion on sampler CDs distributed to their subscribers
  • Great airplay continues, with The Good Girl Bluesreaching #2 on XM Satellite Radio Bluesville’s Picks to Click