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CT Troubadour named top
Indie Artist

Mystic River Press Sept 18, 2003

Songwriter and Connecticut State Troubadour Bill Pere of Mystic, was named Independent Artist of the Year for 2003 at the national Independent Music Conference held August 27-31 in Philadelphia.    The award was announced at the Immies ceremony,  (an Independent Music equivalent of the mainstream Grammys) and was presented by Philadelphia radio personality Melissa St.. Jude and IMC Executive Director Noel Ramos.Cited in the presentation were Pere's 25 years of service as  Director of the Connecticut Songwriters

Bill Pere on the cover of
 InterMixx Magazine

Association, his dedication to education through music, and his philanthropy as Founder and Executive Director of Local United Network to Combat Hunger, which produces benefit concerts and drama events.

The exact text of the award reads "In recognition of the musician or industry professional whose philanthropy, promotion, dedication and talent has done the most to advance the cause of  Independent Music scene and its ideals in 2003."

The Independent Music Conference brings together  independent artists and music professionals from across the country to help develop and support the growth of new music and new artists not affiliated with major labels.


Originally Published September 18 2003, The Mystic Times

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