Institute alumnus wins at the International Acoustic Music Awards

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance alumnus Roland Albertson (guitar Higher Diploma) won ‘Best Male Artist’ at this year’s International Acoustic Music Awards.

The International Acoustic Music Awards promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry, assisting deserving acts in exposing their music to a worldwide audience.  Winners of the competition were judged by a panel of music industry professionals including A&R from major labels (SonyBMG, Warner, EMI, Universal Music), publishers and producers.  As part of his award, Roland will be featured on a compilation disc of winners to be distributed across the United States.

About the song ‘Broken’ that scored him the award, Roland says:

I especially like the guitar in this song because it’s just basic chords in the right place. I believe it doesn’t necessarily need to be complicated to be good. It’s important to always improve your skills but try to figure out what you’re good at and always play at a level you’re comfortable with. I played the slide solo in this song and I just kept it simple and made it sound good and fit the song. It’s one of my favourite parts.

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