The Artists In Music Awards (AIMA) Ceremony tonight, Feb. 7 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, Calif., will showcase and recognize top emerging musicians chosen fairly by fans and music industry professionals.
At the ceremony, executive producer Mikey Jayy and his co-hosts will honor 130 nominees in 26 categories, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Eight nominees will perform, artists described by Jayy as "the best of the best."
The event will benefit the PAIN Against Domestic Violence Foundation.
Last year, Jayy expected about 800 to attend theevent, but was surprised when 1,500 people showed up. Similar Numbers are expected this year.
Jayy, founder of KGUP 106.5 FM, host of the music/talk show "The Great Unknowns Presents," and managing editor of "All Indie Magazine," created the event as a way to fairly choose and recognize independent artists from around the world-regardless of their popularity. For his efforts he has won the hearts of his artists and accolades from the music community. He recently was awarded "Community Service in Music Award" at the 22rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.
"Mikey started small, and worked diligently up to where he is now, and I don't see it plateauing anytime soon. He is the definition of hard work and success," says Lea Reis, founder of Infinite Music Source. Reis has produced projects ranging from Tu Pac Shakur and Moe-Dee to music teasers on Fox Sports.