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Taiwanese artists win seven Independent Music Awards

  • Date:2020-04-29

Winners of the 18th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs) in the U.S. were announced on April 28(EST). The 18th IMAs canceled this year’s live ceremony, and instead Tuesday announced the year’s best self-released and indie label projects online.

This year’s winning projects were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents; Nominees were announced earlier this year.

Out of 16 nominations, Taiwanese composer, Jazz band, Indie bands, and visual designers have won 7 awards.

The Taiwanese artists four-man metal band FUTURE AFTER A SECOND, which won the award for best metal/hardcore song with "Invert."Jazz band Skyline's album, Symphojazz, won in the live performance category, while composer Ian Chen received the award for best film/TV/game score for his original soundtrack to the Fantastic Creatures game.
A-Flight, which produced the audio for a short film promoting Taiwan's 2019 Golden Bell Awards.

Taiwanese artist shines in the design category. Li Jheng-han, Chen Hsin-hung and Tai Hsiao-yin won best album packaging for Emerge House Band's album "Time." Ye Fong-yau won in the artist concert photo category for his work with Japanese punk band Brahman at the Fireball Festival, while Ji Chen-chi's work at Taiwanese indie band Amazing Show's "The Great Paradisiacal Mountain" concert won in the music promo poster category.

“The world needs to hear from independent artists now more than ever. We didn’t want to keep it waiting”, said The Independent Music Awards Executive Director Martin Folkman. The IMAs would make an ongoing, online showcase for the winners 2020 later this year.

To see the completed winners list: