Independent Music Awards Nomination

Excited to have our new single "Don't Give Up The Night" honored as an IMA nominee in the 'Indie/Alt. Rock' category this year. Thank you to The Independent Music Awards

Official Press Release:

The Upset Victory is among The Year’s Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Nominated In The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards

Macy Gray, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche, Jonah Smith, Air Traffic Controller, Monica Pasqual & The Handsome Brunettes, Deep Dive Corp. + Ingrid Chavez, Hackensaw Boys, Milli Janatková, Cristina Morrison, Nive & the Deer Children, Mean Mary, Olivia Penalva, The Alternate Routes, Juliette Reilly, Ganda Boys, The Krickets, and All Hail The Yeti Are Among The 15th IMA Nominees

October 17, 2016 The high energy alt pop quintet The Upset Victory of Cincinnati, Ohio was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee in The 15th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. More than 400 innovative self-released and indie label projects culled from thousands of submissions worldwide, were nominated by fans and industry in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories.

Nominated along with The Upset Victory is an eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars that includes: Macy Gray, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, Air Traffic Controller, Hackensaw Boys, All Hail The Yeti, Deep Dive Corp + Ingrid Chavez, Milli Janatková, The Alternate Routes, Le Bouef Brothers, Murashita, The Krickets, and Nive and the Deer Children. Fan-nominated artists in the Song and Video categories include: Monica Pasqual and The Handsome Brunettes, Ganda Boys, Mean Mary, Olivia Penalva and Juliette Reilly among others. Click here for a full list of The 15th annual IMA Categories and Nominees

The winning projects will be selected by blue-ribbon panels of top recording artists that include: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Slayer, The Kills, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sepultura, Dido, Warren Haynes [Gov't Mule], Suzanne Vega, Gus Unger-Hamilton [alt-J], Shelby Lynne; previous IMA Winners including:Amy Lee [Evanescence], The Show Ponies, Noshir Mody, Rozina Pátkai and Ingrid Gerdes, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

IMA Winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at:

IMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED at The Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center

The 15th Independent Music Award Winners will be announced November 12th from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City during a free, day long music festival showcasing exceptional IMA talent. Kicking off the event will be a ‘town-hall’ meeting where fans, bands and industry discuss new ways to keep independent arts alive and prospering.

Artistry Has Its Awards

Now in its 16th year, The Independent Music Awards actively support innovative self-released and indie label artists and releases.  Produced by Music Resource Group, The IMAs leverage its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to place IMA artists in front of millions of music consumers and industry decision makers.

 Previous IMA Winners & Nominees include former major label acts including Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger and Martin Sexton; and cutting-edge rising stars including Flying Lotus, Amanda Palmer, Killer Mike, Lacuna Coil, Amy Lee, Passenger, Team Me, Radio Radio, RuPaul, And You Shall Know Us By The Trail of Dead…, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl In A Coma, Apples in Stereo, Pokey LaFarge, Valerie June and many, many more.

 Submissions for The 16th annual Independent Music Awards will be open in mid-November 2016.