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Mad Dragon Records Receives Eight IMA Nominations

December 11, 2009

Mad Dragon Records Receives Eight IMA Nominations
Mad Dragon Records, the record label run by Music Industry students at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and several of the label's artists received eight Independent Music Awards (IMA) nominations. The IMAs are the top national awards for college music recording programs and independently produced music. The eight nominations are up from three last year. The label has won in the category of “Best College Label” for the past two years. The nominees are:

• Song Sing Out For Social Action: Hoots + Hellmouth, "Root of the Industry" • Album Alt. Country: Hoots + Hellmouth, The Holy Open Secret • College Label Release (album or EP): Hoots + Hellmouth, The Holy Open Secret; Andrew Lipke and the Prospects, Motherpearl + Dynamite • Indie Label Promo Compilation: 180 Grams and Unleashed 5 • Publicity Photography: Hoots + Hellmouth/Doug Seymour • Band Web site Hoots + Hellmouth (http://www.hootsandhellmouth.com/)

Voting for several awards categories is now open to the public at http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imafinalist/. Winners selected by the IMA's industry and artist judging panel will be announced in January 2010. Winners determined by public voting will be announced in spring 2010. For more information about Mad Dragon Records, visit http://www.myspace.com/maddragonrecords.

About MAD Dragon Records and the Music Industry Program MAD Dragon Records is a student-staffed and faculty-administered record label based out of Drexel University. Founded in 2003, MAD Dragon focuses on artist development and creates strategic alliances with professionals in the music industry to maximize the potential for each of its releases. Drexel's Music Industry program focuses on real-world applications of cutting edge production techniques and the most current business/law developments, coupled with a basic music education. Students learn how to critically analyze all aspects of the music industry by immersing themselves in the industry's business and legal aspects when they work with the MAD Dragon enterprises, which includes the label MAD Dragon Records, concert booking and promotion wings DraKo Booking and MaDKo Concerts, music publishing MAD Dragon Publishing, and MADFire Music Video Productions

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News Media Contacts: Zeek Weil, director communications and events, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design 215-895-2629 or zw36@drexel.edu

Niki Gianakaris, director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or ngianakaris@drexel.edu

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