Winners of Icelandic Music Awards announced

imx-new-logo2.jpgIceland Music Export has announced the results of the annual Icelandic Music Awards. The winners were decided by an academy of music scholars and the Icelandic public.

The results for 2007 are as follows:

Album of the year

Rock/alternative: “Mugiboogie” – Mugison
Pop: “Frágangur/Hold er Mold” – Megas
Various: “Vid og vid” – Ólöf Arnalds
Jazz: “Cycles” – Einar Scheving
Classical/Modern: “Melodía” – Kammerkórinn Carmina (Chamber choir Carmina)

Performer of the year

Diverse Music: Björk
Classical/Modern: Kammersveitin Ísafold (“Chamber band Ísafold”)
Jazz: Sigurður Flosason

Composition/song of the year

Classical/Modern: “Apocrypha” – Hugi Guðmundsson
Jazz: “Daboli” – Agnar Már Guðmundsson
Diverse music: “Verum í Sambandi” – Sprengjuhöllin

Lyricist of the year

Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson (Sprengjuhöllin)

Songwriter of the year

Högni Egilsson (Hjaltalín)

Female singer of the year

Björk

Male singer of the year

Páll Óskar Hjálmtasson

Movie/TV music of the year

Pétur Ben for Foreldrar (“Parents”)

Music Video of the year

Gísli Darri/Bjarki Rafn for Mugison’s “The Great Unrest”

Album cover of the year

“Mugiboogie” – Mugison, Kjartan Hallur and Alli Metall.

Brightest hope

Hjaltalín

Internet awards from Tónlist.is

Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson

Popular award (as voted for on Visir.is)

Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson

Reykjavík Loftbrú Export Award

Sigurður Flosason and Jóel Pálsson Quartet

Honorary award

Rúnar Júlíusson

For more information on Icelandic music, visit www.icelandmusic.is

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