Salt Lake City, UT, March 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- New Age Music Artist Albedo of Salt Lake City, UT has just been nominated for the “Best Soundtrack Album” award for his album “Forgotten Lands.” He joins more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.
Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.
The album “Forgotten Lands” is the soundtrack to the video game “Forgotten Lands VIII: The Legend of Shadow Lake” by TBC Productions. The game itself is a medieval fantasy written in the old classic 2D 8-bit style of the mid 1980s. The musical style ranges from ragtime to fiddle music to full orchestral score, plus many other varieties in between. A more recent classical album by the artist called “Symphony No. 1” is a five movement symphony based on the music from this album.
Albedo is a New Age Music Artist who also writes in the Classical, Soundtrack and Dance genres. Since being formed in January of 2002, many of his songs have been performed by several groups including the Murray Concert Band, the Davis County Symphony, plus others within the U.S., and lots of dance clubs around the world. "The Battle of Shiloh" from the album "Digital Fingers" was performed at Carnegie Hall in April of 2011. Eight albums have been officially released including: a tribute album called "Cliff Millward" released in 2013, which is a collection of classical works composed by Clifford Nicholas Millward (1933-2013). A new age Christmas album in 2012 that contains a collection of secular and sacred Christmas songs with live and synthetic elements. Similar in style to Mannheim Steamroller, Kurt Bestor, and Jon Schmidt. "Symphony No. 1" also released in 2012. "Forgotten Lands" in 2011. A collection of classical orchestral works by Utah composers called "Digital Fingers" in 2010. Also a dance album called "7th Heaven" in 2008, which was described by a fan as: "Mannheim Steamroller goes to the club!"
Winners of the Independent Music Awards will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Del McCoury, Pete Wentz, Shelby Lynne, G. Love, Jim Lauderdale, McCoy Tyner, Brandi Carlile, John Medeski & Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Judy Collins, Raul Midon, Andrea Marcovicci, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bernie Worrell, Jeremy Taggart, Toots Hibbert, Dennis Diken, Joel Madden, Arturo Sandoval, Jonatha Brooke, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Dan Storper (Putumayo World Music, Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) and others. The results will be announced in May, 2013.
In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 19, 2013 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox (http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/12th/Album/Soundtrack-Cast-Recording) to determine the fan-selected program winners. The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 billion music fans worldwide.