Saturday, December 16, 2006

MWQ Awards Annoucement!

Season's Greeting to you and yours!

We are happy to share another special news with you.

Michael White Quintet "Mechanical Man" From CD "Voices"Was Awarded Winner Of The Song – Jazz Category In The 6th Independent Music Awards (IMA). Sponsored by Music Resource Group and Co-Sponsored By Border's Books & Music.

IMA Winners 2007

Our submission as well as all other thousands of submissions were reviewed by a team of music journalists, musicians, radio programmers, record label A&R and other industry professionals. This group identified the five finalists which we were one of them announced to you back in early November.

Since then with great fellow finalists, we have been reviewed by who's who of celebrity artists, such as Peter Gabriel, Wynonna, Ozzy Osbourne, McCoy Tyner, Suzanne Vega, Cyndi Lauper, Marc Ribot, David Grisman, Howard Tate, Bebel Gilberto, Bill Frisell and others. Also industry judging panelists including: ATO Records President Michael McDonald, Americian Association of Independent Music (A2IM) President Don Rose, Folk Alliance Executive Director Louis Meyers, Performing Songwriter Music Editor Abby White, U.S. Music Management Forum President Barry Bergman, Billboard West Coast Bureau Chief Melinda Newman, MerleFest Artistic Director Claire Armbruster and Justice Through Music Director Brett Kimberlin.

Michael White Quintet will receive year-long promotion, airplay initiatives, marketing, and distribution opportunities that place us in front of millions of music fans & industry decision makers around the world. Moreover, IMA is in the early stages of planning a live awards ceremony and subsequent IMA showcases in New York in Spring 2007.

Music industry pros that were not part of this year's judging panel and you can cast your vote at the IMA site. Winners of this "Vox Populi" poll will be announced January 17, 2007.

Please visit the site and vote the Michael White Quintet !
Vox Populi Poll

Michael White Quintet "Fiesta Dominical" From CD "Voices" Is Listed On The World Music Category of 2006 Honorable Mentions-Session 1 In The John Lennon Songwriting Contest

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest

We are looking forward to see how current events unfolds in the coming year. Hope to team up with like minded music professionals to maximize potentials of the Michael White Quintet and our musical projects.

Thank you for your support !!

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