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K Sloan's Blank Pages Among The Year's Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated In The 16th annual Independent Music Awards
K Sloan, Reeve Carney, Harriet, Death Valley High, Eh440, Jane Siberry, Jackknife Stiletto, Dan Zanes, Fiona Joy, Next To None, Taylor Grey, Esprit d’Air, Wordsmith, Rozina Pátkai, Karim Baggili, Air Traffic Controller, Ganda Boys, Amiss O.mega (featuring Snoop Dogg) and The Bankesters Among The 16th IMA Nominees
New York, NY February 13, 2018 Retro Soul Songstress K Sloan of Detroit, MI (by way of Brooklyn, NY) was named as a Nominee in The 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential honors 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 panelists in 96 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories.
Nominated along with K Sloan is an eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars include: Taylor Grey, Esprit d’Air, Harriet, Fiona Joy, Dan Zanes, Next To None, Rozina Pátkai, Air Traffic Controller, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Jane Siberry and The Bankesters. Fan-nominated artists in the Song and Video categories include: Reeve Carney, Matthew Huff, MADYX, Ganda Boys, Karim Baggili and Amiss O.mega [featuring Snoop Dogg]. Click here for a full list of The 16th IMA Nominees and Categories.
The winning projects will be selected by judging panels of top recording artists including: Tom Waits, Slayer, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael W. Smith, Sepultura, Amy Lee [Evanescence] among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim. Voting on The IMA site for the fan selected Music, Video & Design winners runs from February 20th - March 20th at https://fans.IndependentMusicAwards.com
WINNERS ANNOUNCED at The IMAs Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center
The year’s best self-released and indie label projects will be announced March 31st from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The free annual indie music celebration draws artists, fans and influencers from around the globe for awards, performances, discussions and parties.
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: IndependentMusicAwards.com
Now in its 17th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group honor the year’s most exceptional & artistically daring music projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe. And connects them to new performance, promotion, distribution and fans. Program winners and nominees include extraordinary artists at every stage of their careers and include Amy Lee, Masta Ace, Valerie June, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, Jackson Browne, Team Me, Radio Radio, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Girl In A Coma, Apples in stereo, Pokey LaFarge, Killer Mike among many more. Submissions for The 17th annual Independent Music Awards will be open in June 2018. Details and eligibility available at www.IndependentMusicAwards.com
About K Sloan
K originally hails from the musical city of Detroit, MI and is very much committed to carrying the rich legacy of her city's roots. Her EP, entitled Blank Pages, is a blend of 60s retro soul influences like Etta James, Dionne Warwick, Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and of course, Detroit's very own Motown Records. K and her band, The Melodics, regularly perform in and around the New York Metro area and plan to head out on the road very soon!
About Blank Pages
-The EP was recorded at Mighty Toad Studio in Brooklyn between summer 2016 through early 2017.
-K wrote all the songs and performed lead and backing vocals.
-The EP was produced, arranged and mixed by NYC-based producer SWANG (Shuggie Otis, Ne-Yo, The Family Stone) for his company, RSP Experiment. He also played drums, guitar, keys, bass and percussion on the EP.
-A total of 20 musicians and vocalists performed on the EP.
-The EP was recorded to tape using many "old school" analog recording techniques.