Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO
THE IMAGINARY ROAD STUDIOS
2016 ZMR MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

BEST NEW ARTIST

abendromen - TOM EATON (Riverwide Records)

BEST PIANO ALBUM – WITH INSTRUMENTATION

There Was a Time - KATHRYN KAYE (Overland Mountain Music)

The following winners were mastered by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:    Erik Scott

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM:  Erik Scott

BEST AMBIENT ALBUM:   Jeff Pearce

 

ZMR ANNOUNCES THREE
IMAGINARY ROAD STUDIO
2015 WINNERS: 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    "Next"
    artist: Jeff Oster

BEST PIANO ALBUM W/ INSTRUMENTATION

    "Patterns of Sun and Shade"
    artist:  Kathryn Kaye

BEST CHILL/GROOVE ALBUM

    "Next"
    artist:  Jeff Oster

 

Zone Music Reporter has announced the 2015 Nominees


Will and Tom are pleased to announce that CDs produced and recorded at Imaginary Road Studios have been nominated in 8 categories -

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE MUSICIANS


Album of the Year
Jeff Oster/NEXT

Best Chill/Groove Album
Jeff Oster/Next

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Neil Tatar/Learning to Fly

Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic
David Lindsay/Nightbound

Best New Artist
Angelo Rapan/Songs of Leaving

Best Piano Album – Solo
Kori Linae Carothers/Fire In The Rainstorm

Best Piano Album with Instrumentation
Heidi Anne Breyer/Letters from Far Away

Best Piano Album with Instrumentation
Kathryn Kaye/Patterns of Sun and Shade

Best Piano Album with Instrumentation
Angelo Rapan/Songs of Leaving

 

Four of ZMR's Top Ten are from Imaginary Road Studios

ZMR has released the 2015 TOP 100 Airplay Chart.

Jeff Oster's Next was voted #1 and  4 of the top 10 CDs were produced and recorded at Imaginary Road Studios by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton.

         #1   NEXT by Jeff Oster
         #5   PATTERNS OF SUN AND SHADE by Kathryn Kaye
         #8   WHERE DID THE TIME GO by Neil Tatar
        #10  FIRE IN THE RAINSTORM    by Kori Carothers

"These people aren't just clients of ours… they're friends of ours,
and we're incredibly proud of them and deeply and sincerely grateful for their trust in us."

Will Ackerman & Tom Eaton

Imaginary Road Studios
Windham County, Vermont

 

The Prestigious 2014 ZMR Music Award Winners:

Imaginary Road Studios had 4 winners at the ZMR Convention in New Orleans on May 9th 2015:

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Best New Artist:

Jennnifer DeFrayne
for her CD By a Wire

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Best Instrumental Album- Acoustic

Emergence
Artist: Lawrence Blatt

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Best Piano Album – Solo

Call of the Mountains
Artist: Masako

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Best Piano Album w/ Instrumentation

Mesa Verde Soundscapes
Artist: Jill Haley

 

We are proud to list the 2014 CDs recorded and/or produced at Imaginary Road Studios that have been nominated for the prestigious

2014 Zone Music Award Nominations

The CDs are nominated by broadcasters worldwide.

Album of the Year

Emergence - Lawrence Blatt (LMB Music)
Mesa Verde Soundscapes - Jill Haley (Self Released)

Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic

Emergence - Lawrence Blatt (LMB Music)
Mind Heart Fingers - Trevor Gordon Hall (Self Released)
Unlike the Stars - Vin Downes (Riverwide Records)

Best New Artist

By a Wire - Jennifer DeFrayne (Little Hartley Music)
Sojourn - Jim Gabriel (Self Released)

Best Piano Album – Solo

Call of the Mountains - Masako (Self Released)
Passionata - Denise Young (Dancing Horses Music)

Best Piano Album - w / Instrumentation

Closer - Louis Colaiannia w/ Various Artists (LouisColaiannia)
Tapestries of Time - Ann Sweeten (Orange Band Records)
By a Wire - Jennifer DeFrayne (Little Hartley Music)
Mesa Verde Soundscapes - Jill Haley (Self Released)

 

Will Ackerman was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual ZMR Music Awards convention in May 2013 The award celebrated recent productions by the founder of Windham Hill Records as well as his influence of excellence on the music he touches.

Will also won the 2012 Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album awards for The Gathering, a compilation of music and artists Will recently produced at his studio in Vermont.

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Favorite Echoes Artists of last 25 Years

Listeners of John Diliberto's Echoes Radio program voted for their
favorite Echoes Artists of the last 25 years.
Will Ackerman and many other Windham Hill musicians were among their favorites.
You can check out the list at http://wp.me/p4ZE0X-47x

 

2013 ZMR Winners

BEST NEW ARTIST
Masako
Artist:  Masako
 
BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Dreaming of Now
Artist:  Shambhu
 
BEST HOLIDAY ALBUM
What the Winter Said
Artist:  Kathryn Kaye

 

2012 ZMR Winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman
 
BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
The Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman
 
BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM – ACOUSTIC
Touched by the Sun
Artist:  Todd Boston

 


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