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2013 LA Music Critic Award Winners

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You've all been so patient, waiting for this announcement. I promise not to make you wait any longer. Watch for profiles of the winners, coming soon.

Best EP Male: Move (Jakey Lee)
Best EP Female: The Race (Michelle "MLO" Oglevie)
Best EP Group: I Would Love You So (Me & Mr. Cassidy)

Best CD Male: Beautiful Pain (Keaton Simons)
Best CD Female: The Left Atrium (Kris Angelis)
Best CD Group: Dark Symphony (Le Reverie)

Best Single: Keaton Simons - Beautiful Pain

Best Producer: Billy Alexander - Alaina Blair (Alaina Blair)

Best Video (lyrical): Curtis Peoples - Afraid
Best Video (live): David & Devine - A Song For You
Best Video (official): Delaney Gibson - Lions
Best Video (Holiday or Comedy): Calico - Santa Have Mercy

Best Rock: Rocket Songs (Rocket)

Best Pop: Afraid (Curtis Peoples)

Best Jazz: Jazzscapes (Debe Gunn)

Best Folk: Buy Yourself Another (Merry Wives of Windsor)

Best Spoken Word/Rap: Frodie and Friends (Frodie)

Best Country: Alaina Blair (Alaina Blair)

Best International: Llano, Llanero, Lloron (Cunao)

Rising Star Award: Rachel Arianna

Icon Award: Keaton Simons

Most Creative Promotion Award: Katrina Parker (Kickstarter)

Comeback Award: Janelle Barreto & Rocket

So Bad it's Good aka the Rebecca Black Award: Abbey Scott (LaLa World)

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Best Musical Opportunity for Indie Artists: NBC's The Voice

Best New Music Show: AXS TV's World's Greatest Tribute Bands

Best PR for Indie Artists: Red Boot Publicity

Best Branding Company for Indie Artists: UE3 Promotions

Thanks to all for submitting - there was so much good music that the decisions were difficult. We feel these awards exemplify the high quality of talent in the indie music scene. Best wishes for a very successful 2014 to all winners and runners-up. Looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings to the table.

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