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Orange county hip-hop artists Thoughtsarizen nominated for an Independent Music Award
Thoughtsarizen, a talented writer, performer, and hip-hop MC out of Huntington Beach, California joins exceptional independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by MRG as Nominees in The 11th Independent Music Awards.
Thoughtsarizen's song "Living a Dream" produced by Tellingzbeatz and released on ExPat records is a reflection on peoples ability to maintain status quo in the face of challenges. A Jackie Green sample helps highlight the main subject of the song, and Thoughtsarizens smooth yet distinctive flow shows the audience a picture of both intelligence and style.
Thoughtsarizen is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Bruce Cockburn (Folk/Singer-
Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.
Winners will be determined by a panel of 77 influential artist and industry judges including Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Joshua Redman, Tori Amos, Michael Franti, Bettye LaVette, Del McCoury, Ozzy Osbourne, Shelby Lynne, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Bill Bragin
(Lincoln Center), Sara Beesley (Joe’s Pub), Chris Diaz (Knitting Factory Entertainment)
The results will be announced in April 2012. In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 20, 2012 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected program winners. The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 billion music fans worldwide.
Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at TheIndependentMusicAwards.com
“I am beyond happy that I was able to be nominated, its an amazing thing. I hope you take the time to check out my track, you are awesome if you do. Thanks to everyone, including YOU. I will continue to hold down Orange County hip-hop, and make records for everyone who will listen for ages to come!” - Thoughtsarizen