Thursday, January 17, 2008

Stanley Maxwell wins Independent Music Award for Best Jazz Song

The Stanley Maxwell song "Mousetrap" has been selected as the Winner in the "Best Jazz Song" category of the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards. Stanley Maxwell was selected by Industry and Artist judges over four other Jazz Song Finalists, including The Harlem Experiment's "Harlem River Drive".

Stanley Maxwell's "Mousetrap" joins fellow winners Marco Benevento (Best Live Performance Album - "Live At Tonic"), The Frequency (Best Jam Song - "Jim Gordon Part II"), Ernie Watts (Best Jazz Album - "Analog Man"), and Lionel Loueke (Best World/Traditional Song - "Kponnon Kpete") on the IMA CD compilation, Now Hear This, to be distributed at major music events such as SXSW, Folk Alliance, Popkomm, NXNE, Ozzfest, Warped Tour, MacRock, MTV Springbreak, London Calling and others throughout 2008.

The compilation will also be serviced to over 700 U.S. and Canadian public and college radio stations by The Planetary Group, and promoted to over 4 million eMusic subscribers and over 2 million Pure Volume customers.

You can listen to all the Winners of the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards at:

Stanley Maxwell named a Finalist in 7th Annual Independent Music Awards

Stanley Maxwell has been named a Song Category Finalist in the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards, an international program that helps indie artists and releases overcome mainstream obstacles and reach wider audiences. This program provides year-long promotion, marketing and distribution opportunities that place both winners and finalists in front of more than 20 million music fans and industry decision makers around the world.

Please visit the IMA Jukebox to vote for Stanley Maxwell! There is a rating system for all finalists in every category; Stanley Maxwell's "Mousetrap" is a Song Finalist in the "Jazz" category. This "Vox Populi" poll will determine the winners of the popular vote; results will be announced in January 2008.

The link to the Jukebox is:

The Independent Music Awards are produced by Music Resource Group (publisher of The Musician's Atlas) and co-sponsored by Borders Books & Music; eMusic; The Planetary Group; ManiaTV and HavocTV; Burnside Distribution; and MediaGuide.

Artist Judges for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards include Les Claypool, Chad Smith, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Ray Davies, Susan Tedeschi, Angelique Kidjo, Ice-T, Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik, Tim Pagnotta, MickDeth, Mobb Deep, Judy Collins, Charlie Musselwhite, Martin Atkins, Frank Iero, Rob Wasserman, Chuck Comeau, Bill Frisell, Mark Ribot, Peter Gabriel, and McCoy Tyner.

Industry Judges for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards include Carrie Hughes, Kevin Lyman, Joe Cuello, Joe Boyd, Elena Rossi, Anthony DeCurtis, Abby White, Chris Douridas, Philippa Murphy, Ben Fong-Torres, David Wilkes, Chris Kimsey, Mike Errico, Lior Goldenberg, Melissa Cross, Carrie Istad, Pilley Bianchi, Michael Patterson, Jeff Torrice, Carol Lester, Jennifer DaRe, Ethan Allen, Annie Lin, Danny Saber, Brett Kimberlin, Shari Black Velvet, Roger LeBlanc, Roy Jackson, Stefan Goldby, Josh Rabinowitz, Tim Riley, Jennifer Tefft, and Scott Reifman.