Posted By Earnest Williams on 08/23/2017

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Earnest Williams Is In The Running To Become An Independent Music Award Nominee

August, 2017 – R&B Soul/HipHop artist Earnest Williams of Dallas, TX is among the Musicians, vying for a nomination in The 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). The influential program for self-released and indie label artists and releases honor the year’s best independent Songs, Albums, EPs, Music Videos and Music Design projects from around the globe.

If nominated Earnest could be among this year’s Winners announced from the stage at The IMAs day-long Independent Music Party at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

IMA Winners are determined by music fans and a blue-ribbon panel of recording artists, journalists, talent buyers and other key industry decision makers, which have included Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Amy Mann, Melissa Etheridge, Snoopp Dogg, Keith Urban, Meshell Ndegeocello, Steve Vai, Tori Amos, Black Keys and Amy Ray among many others. And are promoted to millions of music consumers in year-long promotion, performance and distribution opportunities.

This year the program has expanded its Vox Pop voting platform, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs. For the first time, indie music fans will nominate an artist or band for one of five Nominee slots in all Song and Short Form Music Video categories. Fans earn points by championing their favorite projects entered in this part of the program. The most supportive fan will win the first IMA Super Fan award. Fans can help Earnest Williams become an IMA Nominee by going to and supporting this artist's eligible projects. There they can also discover new self-released and indie label projects from established artists and risings stars from around the world.

Artistry Has Its Awards Now in its 16th year, The Independent Music Awards actively support independent artists and releases traditionally ignored by mainstream outlets. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of Musician’s Atlas, the music industry’s contact database, The IMAs leverage its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to place IMA artists in front of nearly 1 billion music fans around the world.

Past Winners and Nominees include: Flying Lotus, Killer Mike, Amy Lee, Pokey LaFarge, Valerie June, Band of Skulls, JD McPherson, Meghan Trainor, Melissa Auf der Maur, Darrell Scott, Dale Watson, Tony Trischka, Amy Correia, Ben Kweller, Birdie Nam Nam, Miguel Migs, Oran Etkin, Jeff Biram, Girl In a Coma, Omar Sosa, among many others.

Do your part and vote for Earnest today and give him the opportunity to be one of the next IMA award winners.

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