The Ghost And The Paperboy Video Nominated for Independent Music Award

in the Lyric Video Category - video by Craig Valde

Independent Music Awards

New York, NY April 9, 2020 — Award-winning, Toronto-based trumpeter, composer and vocalist MIKE FIELD's lyric video for The Ghost And The Paperboy was just nominated for an Independent Music Award (IMA) in the Lyric Video category. The video was created by CRAIG VALDE, a Toronto-based cartoonist, animator and storyboard artist. Music Resource Group today announced the Nominees for The 18th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs). Nominations in 100+ Music, Video and Design categories were awarded to an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent from around the globe.

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Mike Field & Craig Valde, Lucinda Williams, Steven Van Zandt, Jesse Malin, Jonatha Brooke, STORRY, Sawyer Fredericks, Sofía Rei & JC Maillard, Chiara Izzi, Jake La Botz, Wouter Kellerman, Guy Scheiman, The Dollyrots and Sekou Andrews are among this year's honorees. View all 18th IMA Nominees here.

The winning projects will be selected by influential judging panels including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers.

Vox Pop voting for the fan-favorite Song and Video projects at runs thru THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 18th annual Independent Music Awards ceremony originally scheduled for June in New York City will proceed as an online showcase for this year’s top-ranked artists and music projects. More details and a new announcement schedule will be released in the days ahead. View a complete list of 18th IMA Nominees and Judges at

“The Ghost And The Paperboy” music by Mike Field, video by Craig Valde
Performed by Mike Field (trumpet, vocals), Mark Camilleri (piano), Jerry Caringi (accordion), Davide Direnzo (drums), George Koller (bass), Rosendo "Chendy" León (percussion), Tony Zorzi (guitars)
Produced by Mike Field and Dominic Mancuso
Recorded by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music Company and Dominic Mancuso at dot productions
Mixed by John "Beetle" Bailey at The Drive Shed
Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering

The IMAs are in their 18th year, they receive thousands of submissions worldwide, and judging panels this year include top recording artists such as Tom Waits, Slayer, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael W. Smith, Sepultura, Amy Lee (Evanescence) and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

Born and raised in Canada, jazz trumpeter, composer and vocalist Mike Field is known for his bright and energetic music. His works have earned him a series of prestigious awards including the worldwide Independent Music Award for Jazz Music Producer (True Stories 2018), the Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Jazz Vocals (Magnolia 2017), and reaching #1 on the Canadian Jazz Charts (Attic Jump 2016). He performs regularly in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, with the odd concert in South Korea, Chile and Antarctica. Whether he's playing one of his standard-like instrumental jazz tunes or singing a silly world-music vocal piece, his music is a mix of fun, technical ability and cultural influences.

Craig Valde is a Toronto based cartoonist, animator, and storyboard artist. He's worked on more than a dozen films and shows including 'The Iron Giant', 'Total Drama Island', 'Sidekick', and 'Looped'. Craig is known for his entertaining and humourous art. When not busy drawing, Craig tries his best to obey the laws of physics.

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The Ghost And The Paperboy Video:
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