Aminah took out two awards last night at the 18th Annual Independent Music Awards in New York, in both songwriting and music video directing categories.
She is among the year’s most exceptional artists honoured at the prestigious awards, alongside Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams, D Generation’s Jesse Malin and Canada’s Juno Award nominee, STORRY.
2020 marks Aminah’s second year as a musical nominee at the awards and her first win, with song “Storm of Time” taking out Best Alt. Country Song. It was her first nomination and win in a filmmaking category, earning her the audience award for Best Director, Short Form Music Video for “I Need to Learn.”
Both songs feature on the album Blue Wooden Boat, the first release on Aminah’s independent label Blue Wolf Records. The video was the second project under Aminah’s newest venture, Sky Woman Productions. Created as part of Revelation Perth International Film Festival’s 2019 Blind Date initiative it had its online premiere with New York music magazine, Musical Notes Global.
The Independent Music Awards recognises exceptional work by indie creatives from around the globe. This year’s Nominees were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents. Previous nominees include Macy Gray, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, Passenger,
Meghan Trainor and Pokey LaFarge.
Winning projects were selected by an influential judging panel that included Tom Waits, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley,
KT Tunstall, Roberta Flack, Coolio, and Joe Satriani.