MTS Management Group is proud to announce their nomination for Management Company of the Year, and their artists’ combined 18 nominations, at the 2nd Annual International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards. MTS would like to congratulate their artists Doug Briney, Ed Roman, Hicks, Jiggley Jones, Marshall Dane and Xander Demos (XDB) on their multiple nominations. The 2nd Annual IMEA Awards will be held on October 4, 2014 at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
Nominees are selected by the Nominating Committee, from fan and individual/organization nominations. The Nominating Committee is compromised of performing arts industry professionals ranging from theatrical producers, A&R reps, respected season musicians, PRO representatives, performing arts (music, theatre, film) business executives, etc. Once the Official Nominees are announced, the Nominating Committee members convert into a Voting Committee, which also consists with an additional number of anonymous members. Winners will be determined by a weighted fan vote, industry vote, member vote, and Voting Committee vote. Fans may cast their votes at http://www.imeaawards.com/vote/music/ until August 27, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.
Here is a list of MTS Management Group artists’ 2014 nominations:
ADULT CONTEMPORARY ARTIST:
Ed Roman and Jiggley Jones
ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM:
Ed Roman – Letters From High Latitudes
Jiggley Jones – A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light
ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONG:
Jiggley Jones – “Walk On Me”
COUNTRY MALE ARTIST:
Doug Briney and Marshall Dane
Marshall Dane – One Of These Days
Hicks – “Hayride”
Doug Briney – “Unknown Soldier”
Xander Demos and XDB
Xander Demos “Dancing Through Daggers”
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:
Marshall Dane, Miqael Persson (aka Hicks) and Xander Demos
VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Doug Briney – “Unknown Soldier”
Hicks – “Unreachable Dream”
MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR:
MTS Management Group
MTS won Management Company of the Year and Jiggley Jones won Songwriter of the Year, in 2013. Former MTS artist, Amy Rose also won Country Entertainer of the Year, in 2013. She is also nominated for Country Female Artist, this year. Entertainer of the Year (each genre,) Radio, and Label nominees will be announced later this week. For a complete list of 2014 IMEA Award Nominees, visit http://www.imeaawards.com/nominees/.
“This is truly humbling and incredible, at the same time,” said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. “Last year’s nominations and wins were completely unexpected, and we’re even more blown away by this year’s recognition. I am so proud of our artists. They are the hardest working bunch of people that I know, and they so deserve to be given this kind of nod from their peers in the industry. We hope that the fans will continue to show their support, when it comes time for the fan voting to start. It’s so competitive, and we can use all the help we can get, by spreading the word and getting the vote out. We want to wish all of the nominees the best of luck, and we’ll see you in October!”
The International Music and Entertainment Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving as an advocate to individuals and organizations within the performing arts and entertainment industries. “Our goal is to promote and recognize new and established artists, bands, musicians, actors, directors, producers, playwrights, composers, songwriters, and filmmakers through performances, showcases, workshops, competitions, conferences, and an annual awards program.” For more information, visit http://www.imeaonline.com.