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2015 Indie Music Channel Awards Ceremony

Thomas Bellflower March 26, 2015

Ed Roman and Hicks have been nominated for the 2015 Indie Music Channel Awards. Ed is nominated for Best Male Folk Artist, Best Folk Recording “Comin’ My Way,” and Best Music Video (produced for under $5,000) “I Found God.” Hicks is nominate d for Best Country Artist, Best Country Song “Mama’s Kitchen,” and Best Country Video “Mama’s Kitchen.” The IMC Awards Ceremony will take place on April 26, 2015 at the famed Whisky A GoGo in Hollywood, CA.

Other nominees include Abi Ann, Al Brake, Ryan Daniel, Griffin Layne, and Nick Nassuet.  Previous IMC Award Winners include Diamante, Stephanie K, Lauren Moscato, Judith Miller and Tim McDonald.  For a list of the 2015 nominees, visit http://www.theindiemusicchannel.com/IMCA4nominees.htm.

Indie Music Channel was created by Emmy Award winning TV host, actor & model, Christopher Ewing.  “I created the Indie Music Channel and ‘The Radio Cafe’ radio show  because I have always felt that there needed to be more support for local, indie artists and their music.  There are a lot of really talented singers and bands out here whose music isn’t getting enough radio play, if at all, mostly because they aren’t signed to a big record deal with a major label.  Whether these singers or bands have a record deal or not, they still have AWESOME music that deserves to be heard on the radio and on television and now, through the Indie Music Channel, there is an outlet for them to get their music played.”  For more information, visit http://www.theindiemusicchannel.com.

Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada.  Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America.  Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee and a 2014 Artists In Music Award Nominee.  He is also a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner. Ed has performed at the Red Gorilla Music Fest during SXSW, The Millenni um Music Conference, and SS Cape May in late March.  His current album, Letters From High Latitudes (an homage to his Ontario home) is a critically-acclaimed vehicle for Ed’s socio-political, earthly-conscious and globally-aware messages.  This earthy, funky and magical mix of music has earned Ed Roman airplay chart recognition and won over legions of fans around the world, known as “Ed Heads.”  For more information, visit http://www.edroman.net.

Hicks (Miqael Persson) is an accomplished songwriter from the south of Sweden, with multiple Gold and Platinum records to his credit. His rock-edged songs have been recorded by artists like Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Giant (Dann Huff), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Little River Band, W.E.T. (Featuring Jeff Scott Soto), Grammy nominated Toby Hitchcock and Grammy winner, Barbados.  He has also written with Nashville heavy-hitters like Steve Wariner, Anthony Smith, Dallas Rogers, Dennis Morgan and Sharon Vaughn. In June 2014, “Hayride” became his first official US radio single release on MTS Records. It reached the Music Row chart Top 80, making Hicks the first Swedish artist to chart on Music Row.  In December, “Mama’s Kitchen” was released on MTS. It is currently in the New Music Weekly Top 10 country singles. For more information, visit www.hickscountry.com.

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