Independent Music Awards Nominations Press Release
Rey Alvarez Is Among 400 Of The Year’s Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Nominated In The 14th Independent Music Awards
Rey Alvarez, Garland Jeffreys, Antigone Rising, Oran Etkin, Bent Knee, Dawn Landes, Buddy Mondlock, Team Me, Sleepy Time Banjo Boys, Elizabeth Mitchell, Highasakite, Pompeya, Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna, and Radio Radio Are Among The 14th Independent Music Awards Nominees
March 26, 2015 – EDM/Dance vocalist Rey Alvarez of New York City was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee of The 14th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. Independent Music Awards nominations in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories were announced for self-released and independent label artists from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Canada, Colombia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mali, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and United States.
The eclectic mix of established and rising talent nominated in The 14th IMAs were culled from thousands of submissions that were released during the program’s eligibility period, between June, 2013 thru December 2014. Nominated along with Rey Alvarez are a diverse group of recording artists including Garland Jeffreys, Bent Knee, Oran Etkin, Dawn Landes, Antigone Rising, Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca, Buddy Mondlock, Edie Carey & Sarah Sample, Asylum Street Spankers, Alexandre Désilets, Dead Obies, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Dawn Landes, Highasakite, The Amigos, Team Me, Rachael Sage, Pompeya, Eden Brent, Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna, Radio Radio and Elizabeth Mitchell and others.
The EP, Cry for You by Rey Alvarez has earned a nomination in the Dance/Electronica EP category.
Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Sharon Jones, Raul Midón, Amanda Palmer, Lunice, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jane Monheit, Arturo Sandoval, Melissa Auf der Maur, Shelby Lynne, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lila Downs, Chris Wood & Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers), Judy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Dennis Diken (The Smithereens), Adam Agee (Stellar Kart), Nathan Currin (Family Force 5), Deon Rexroat (Anberlin), Jonathan Steingard (Hawk Nelson), Terry McBride, (Nettwerk Music Group), Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic), as well as numerous talent buyers from high profile showcase platforms and performance venues throughout the world.
Fans Choose Best Music, Video & Designs at IMA Vox Pop Poll
In addition to the Winners selected by the Artist & Industry judges, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 31, 2015 to vote for their favorite Nominees at The Vox Pop Jukebox, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs.
IMA Winners will be promoted to more than 1 Billion music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at: www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com
When asked about this nomination, Rey Alvarez replied,
"This nomination is an honor for me and I truly appreciate being recognized for the work and effort in creating, Cry for You with DJ Geremy. To have this recognition humbles me and makes me proud at the same time. I am grateful for the opportunities that I've had and for all of the people who have been touched by my music and have been supportive of it. I hope that you all visit the Dance/Electronica EP category for Cry for Youin the Vox Pop Jukebox and cast your vote in the public part of these awards."