Independent Music Awards Add More Names to Judging Panel
September 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM (PT)
A number of music journalists, bloggers, broadcasters and dozens of talent buyers from AUSTRALIA, CANADA, SPAIN, the U.K. and U.S. have been added to this year’s roster of influential artists and industry gatekeepers who will be juding talent on the 14th annual INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS.
Some of those confirmed include ANTHONY DeCURTIS (ROLLING STONE), ALVIN BLANCO (HIPHOPWIRED), EVAN SCHLANSKY (AMERICAN SONGWRITER), BILLY THE KIDD (CLEAR CHANNEL), BILL BRAGIN (LINCOLN CENTER, HILLARY McANDREW PLATE (LINCOLN CENTER), JASON OLAINE (JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER), TERRY McBRIDE (NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP), MATT SQUIRE (music producer), BENJI ROGERS (PLEDGEMUSIC), SARA BEESLEY (WOLF TRAP FOUNDATION), DARYL ROBINSON (MAMA GROUP, LONDON), ERIKA NICHOLS (THE BLUEBIRD CAFE, NASHVILLE), JOC CURRAN (THE ZOO, BRISBANE), ALVARO VILLACIS (WURLITZER BALLROOM, MADRID), ART SZABO (THE STARLITE ROOM/ BRIXX BAR & GRILL/EDMONTON), JESSICA DARLOW (ARTRAGE/THE BAKERY, PERTH) and MITCH EXTON (ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, BRISBANE).
These join the already-named judges to the panel, which include AMANDA PALMER, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, MELISSA AUF DER MAUR, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, SHARON JONES, SHELBY LYNE, SUZANNE VEGA and "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC, among the Artist Judging Panelists confirmed for this year's awards.
Nominees will be announced in the first quarter of next year, with winners to follow.