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2013 LA Music Critic Award Winners

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.

Keaton Simons captures the 2013 LA Music Critic Icon Award
Keaton Simons captures the 2013 LA Music Critic Icon Award
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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.