MTS Management Group is proud to announce Canadian singer/songwriter Billy Grima has won Best Adult Contemporary Artist at the 3rd Annual International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards. MTS Records was also named Record Label of the Year. The awards ceremony was held this past Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Marietta Performing Arts Center in Marietta, Georgia. This is Grima’s first IMEA award. After winning Manager of the Year in 2013 and 2014, this is MTS’ first win for their label. Other winners include Matthew Huff (Country Male Artist), Tenasie (Music Video) and Shantell Ogden (Songwriter). A complete list of winners is available at http://www.imeaawards.com/winners/2015-winners/.
“I couldn’t be happier for Billy Grima, than at this very moment,” said Michael Stover of MTS. “Billy has worked so hard this year, and he’s had alot of great successes, but to receive the recognition of his peers, his fans, and the industry panel is quite an accomplishment for him. I was really blown away by this year’s Record Label of the Year nod. Totally unexpected. I’m very grateful to everyone who voted for us. I can assure you that we will continue to grow and work harder than ever for our talented roster of artists. Thank you, IMEA!”
The IMEA Awards are presented annually by the International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA). IMEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving as an advocate to individuals and organizations within the performing arts and entertainment industries. The IMEA Awards were developed to honor and recognize the best in independent music and entertainment, internationally. For more information, visit http://www.imeaonline.com.
Billy Grima is an award-nominated singer/ songwriter living in the Caledon Hills of Ontario, Canada. Born in Blacktown, NSW Australia, Billy started writing at a very young age and was singing in a church choir by the age of 8 years old. At 15, Billy moved to Canada and settled in Toronto. Billy has 3 albums to his credit: I’m Just Standing , A Little Piece Of Heaven and his latest, titled Sugar & Cream, produced and engineered by Pete Swann (Glass Tiger’s Alan Connely, Adrian and Justin Lifeson, sons of Rush’s Alex Lifeson.) Sugar & Cream received airplay on more than 100 AM/FM stations across North America and more than 500 stations around the world. Billy is a Josie Show Awards nominee, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a three-time 2015 International Music and Entertainment (IMEA) Award nominee, and winner. For more information, visit http://www.billygrima.com.
MTS Records is the label arm of MTS Management Group. Started in 2011, MTS has released successful singles to radio from artists in multiple genres, including country, rock, metal, college and americana. MTS has charted 5 Number One singles on the New Music Weekly chart and 7 Top 85 Music Weekly chart singles. For more information, visit http://www.mtsrecords.net.