Taiwanese artists win seven Independent Music Awards

04/29/2020 07:47 PM
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Jazz band Skyline performs with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra / Photo from the Taipei Cultural Center in New York
Jazz band Skyline performs with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra / Photo from the Taipei Cultural Center in New York

New York, April 28 (CNA) Taiwanese artists won in seven categories -- the most in history -- at the 18th Independent Music Awards, the results of which were announced Tuesday, according to the Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

The seven winning Taiwanese artists included four-man metal band FUTURE AFTER A SECOND, which grabbed the award for best metal/hardcore song with "Invert."

Jazz band Skyline's album, Symphojazz, won in the live performance category, while composer Ian Chen received the award for best film/TV/game score for his original soundtrack to the Fantastic Creatures game.

A-Flight, which produced the audio for a short film promoting Taiwan's 2019 Golden Bell Awards, shared the short form video category for animated or stop-motion videos with Brian Shankar Adler's jazz music video "Mantra."

On the design front, Li Jheng-han, Chen Hsin-hung and Tai Hsiao-yin won best album packaging for Emerge House Band's album "Time."

Ye Fong-yau won in the artist concert photo category for his work with Japanese punk band Brahman at the Fireball Festival, while Ji Chen-chi's work at Taiwanese indie band Amazing Show's "The Great Paradisiacal Mountain" concert won in the music promo poster category.

According to the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Taiwanese artists were nominated in 16 categories this year, but the ceremony, which had originally been scheduled for June, was canceled because of the COVID-19 conoravirus pandemic.

(By Ozzy Yin and Kay Liu)

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