Tarquin Nominated for HIMA Award

Emmy-winning guitarist/producer (and occasional Music Connection contributor) Brian Tarquin and his BHP Music-Guitar Trax Records have just been nominated for a Hollywood Independent Music Award. The winners will be announced on August 17, 2023, at The Avalon in the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, California. Complete list: https://himawards.com/2023-nominations/

Hollywood Independent Music Awards

The Hollywood Independent Music Awards is the premier global platform for independent music. Emerging and established artists, songwriters, composers, and audio recording professionals around the world are recognized for outstanding contributions and content creation. The HIMAwards provides invaluable HUMAN resources, tools, education, and opportunities to help music artists develop successful careers without dependence on a major label.

HIMAwards founder is Brent Harvey, Executive Producer of the Hollywood Music In Media Awards, one of the most anticipated award events in the industry. The HIMAwards Advisory Board is comprised of some of the industry’s most respected and seasoned professionals. All personnel, resources, and services under the HIMAwards banner are fully vetted and endorsed by the HIMAwards founder, assuring the highest marks in principles and standards. HIMAwards seminars, panels, and symposiums, both virtual and in-person, are created to inform and empower independent artists.

BHP Music-Guitar Trax Records

This is the record imprint of multi-Emmy Award winning guitarist/producer Brian Tarquin, specializing in guitar instrumental music. The label releases the Guitar Master Series featuring such legends as: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Larry Coryell, Jean Luc Ponty, Robben Ford, Vinnie Moore, Allan Holdsworth and many others. In 2019 the label received the Global Music Gold Award for Orlando In Heaven for “Best Album.” Three years in a row (2016-2019) received “Best Album of The Year” nominations from the Independent Music Awards for the releases Guitars for Wounded Warriors, Orlando in Heaven and Guitars for Veterans. Featuring such world-class shredders as: Steve Morse, Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Guns N’ Roses), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Chuck Loeb (FourPlay). Many of the releases were composed, performed and produced by Tarquin in Jungle Room Studios, his comprehensive analog/digital recording studio.