Russ Feat. 6LACK and Tenacious D are HIMA 2024 Nominees!

The Hollywood Independent Music Awards (HIMA) has announced its full list of NOMINEES. The 2nd Annual HIMA’s will be on Thursday, July 18th at the historic Avalon Hollywood in Southern California. The event begins with a media drenched red carpet from 5:30pm ahead of the main awards show and after-party.

Some notable nominees include multi-platinum artist Russ for his single “Workin On Me” (Feat. 6LACK), Aaron Lazar & Josh Groban for their song “Let Your Soul Guide You’, Billy Morrison (The Morrison Project) nominated for the independent rock song “Crack Cocaine” featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens. Tenacious D for concept song “Video Games”, hip-hop superstars Slum Village for their album “F.U.N.” and single “Factor” feat. Eric Roberson.

During the star studded evening, the HIMA will honor independent artists, composers, songwriters, record labels, and technical recording professionals around the globe for their creative contributions to independent music.

The HIMA is an extension of its parent company the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA), an annual event that celebrates the songs and scores in all visual media including film, TV, video games, commercials, trailers, music videos, documentaries, and other new visual media. However, with the increased engagement from independent artists around the globe, the Hollywood Independent Music Awards was, by similar design to that of the HMMA, necessary to be a stand-alone platform specifically recognizing independent music from the independent music community.

Brent Harvey, Founder and executive producer of both the HMMA and HIMA says, “We’ve had an overwhelming response to this years’ HIMA’s from around the globe. Most people don’t realize how many truly independent artists there are, including household names. There will be some big surprises at this year’s show!”

HIMA music categories include mainstream genres and sub-genres expected in a music award shows, however, the event also highlights professionals including sound mixers, recording engineers, producers, and independent record labels. HIMA is the first and only music awards to have the category of Adult Contemporary Hip Hop (ACH).

This year’s HIMA main event will feature live music performances, celebrity appearances, a VIP pre-show mixer with hors d'oeuvres, award presentations, and an official after party.

The main event will include a special Outstanding Packaging and Design Award for José Iturbi’s body of work. Iturbi was considered Hollywood’s best pianist, conductor and arranger during Hollywood’s golden era.

Coming up next the HIMA will announce nominations for Best Independent Record Label, along with some of the live performances and presenters for the evening.

Tickets to the Hollywood Independent Music Awards are now available: HERE

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