November 12, 2008 —
MAD Dragon Records has been nominated for three 2008 Independent Music Awards (IMAs). The label has two entries in the "College Label of the Year" category: The Swimmers' album Home and The Redwalls, a self-titled release. The final nomination, "Best Rock/Pop Song," for The Redwalls' "Modern Diet" is a ground-breaking achievement. All independent labels, not just college labels, will compete for this award. Peter Gabriel, Roger Daltry, Anthony Decurtis from Rolling Stone and MTV's Joe Cuello are among this year's judges.
Hoots & Hellmouth won the IMA's 2007 "Best College Label," competing against fellow MAD Dragon artist Andrew Lipke. Earlier this month, Andrew released Motherpearl & Dynamite, his second MAD Dragon release, to rave reviews. WXPN 88.5 FM has invited Andrew to perform at "Free @ Noon" from the World Café Live on Friday, November 28th. For information about how to attend Andrew's performance, visit the WXPN website here.
The IMAs support independent artists and labels through promotion, marketing and distribution and finalists and winners can reach upwards of 15 million new fans by participating. Entries are accepted from all over the world including the United States, Japan, Cuba, Israel, Russia and the United Kingdom.