The Controversy, founded by Laura Vall (Vocals, Independent Artist) and Thomas Hjorth (Guitar) and also including MI graduatesMike Papagni(Drums) and Ryan Bray(Guitar), has received five award nominations for 2013 after winning the 2012 Artist in Music Award for Artist of the Year.
This year the band is nominated for Artist In Music Awards in the categories of Best Music Video (for their latest single “Real”), Best Alternative Artist, Best Indie Rock Artist and Best Adult Contemporary Artist as well as a Hollywood Music In Media Award for Best Alternative Song (also for “Real”). The Controversy will also perform for the AIMA showcase at the House of Blues on July 29; winners of that showcase will perform at the Awards ceremony in February 2013.
The single “Real” comes from the album of the same name which was co-produced by Thomas, Laura, and MI Audio Engineering instructor Mehdi Hassine, who also engineered the album assisted by MI Audio Engineering alumna Ellie McNeil.
For more information about The Controversy, visit their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter (@TControversy). To learn more about the Artist in Music Awards, visit http://www.aimusicawards.com.
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