We are proud to announce the winners of the LA Music Critic Awards for the first half of 2014. Thank you to the incredible indie artists that make this hard - you guys are just too good. We have provided links to each of the winners so that you can check out their Facebook pages. We have also provided links to the three video winners.
We highly encourage you to check out these artists, if you're not already a fan. Remember, they are just the tip of the iceberg of the talent pool that currently exists in indie music. At a time when mainstream music is becoming so boring, indie musicians and artists continue to set the standard for new and exciting music - don't miss your chance to discover new music.
And the winners are . . .
Best EP Male: Ryan Aderrey
Best EP Female: Alexis Keegan
Best EP Group: Sestra
Best CD Male: Frank Shiner
Best CD Female: Alisha Zalkin
Best CD Group: Elyse & the Aftermath
Best Single: Frank Shiner (Feels Like Home)
Best Video (lyrical): Alexis Keegan (Worry No More)
Best Rock: Elyse & the Aftermath
Best Pop: Didi Benami
Best Country: Jo Dee Messina
Best Folk: Broken Whistle
Best International: Ash Grunwald
Thanks to everyone for submitting, especially to Red Boot PR (Laura Goldfarb and Aili Watanabe) and Ue3 Promotions/Open All Nite (Jennifer Lyneis and Steve Belkin). We are so proud to have such great promotional minds working with these indie artists. They truly are in great hands.
Please let me know your thoughts on these selections.
To those of you releasing in the second half of 2014, don't wait until December to submit - submit as soon as you release so we will have time to fully evaluate you for an award. Indie Rocks!!