The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards

Brian Tarquin & Heavy Friends “Guitars For Wounded Warriors” has been nominated by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Best Compilation Album of the year for The 15th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs); the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. More than 400 innovative self-released and indie labelprojects culled from thousands of submissions worldwide, nominated by fans and industry inmore than 80 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories.

The winning projects will be selected by blue-ribbon panels of top recording artists that  include: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Slayer, The Kills, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell

Ndegeocello, Sepultura, Dido, Warren Haynes [Gov’t Mule], Suzanne Vega, Gus Unger-

Hamilton [alt-J], Shelby Lynne; previous IMA Winners including: Amy Lee [Evanescence], The Show Ponies, Noshir Mody, Rozina Pátkai and Ingrid Gerdes, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.


The 15th Independent Music Award Winners will be announced November 12th at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City during a free, daylong music festival showcasing exceptional IMA talent. Kicking off the event will be a ‘town-hall’ meeting where fans, bands and industry discuss new ways to keep independent arts alive and prospering. Come out and support the arts.