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St. Louis Independent Music Artists Sheila Shahpari And Madahoochi Win Honors, Prizes 

ST. LOUIS – Bonneville International Corporation’s St. Louis-based independent music stations and the iChannel HD Radio Network recently partnered with ALIVE Magazine as a sponsor of the “Emerging Artists” contest.  

Two independent artists – rocker chick Sheila Shahpari and jam band Madahoochi – were voted as the winning artists from among 44 St. Louis area musicians. Besides the contest’s bragging rights, both artists won a lucrative prize package that includes a recording package from Phat Buddah Productions, one year’s representation by Talent Plus, and an iCoustix Session with  

The two “Emerging Artists” were honored on Saturday, September 13 with a live performance at The Gramaphone in St. Louis’ Grove District.  

The “Emerging Artists” performance was also a benefit fund-raiser for LiveFeed, a new grassroots organization in St. Louis dedicated to engaging the local entertainment industry and its fans to promote hunger awareness and provide a consistent, reliable inflow of food to local food pantries. LiveFeed is also dedicated to supporting local musicians and venues as a community in St. Louis.  

Notes iChannel Program Director Ken Williams, “We were excited to be a part of the “Emerging Artist” contest. ALIVE Magazine is a young lifestyle-oriented magazine in the Midwest and their sponsors have figured out that independent artists are the new frontier/forefront for the music industry.” Williams adds, “They recognize iChannel as the station that gives these Independent Artists an unprecedented platform to expose their music to thousands of listeners, not only in St. Louis but across the world.” 

Information about ALIVE Magazine’s “Emerging Artist” contest is available at their website at

For more information about LiveFeed, please visit their website at or contact Director of Operations Amy Graham at (314) 616-7265 or via email at

And to learn more about the ALIVE Magazine “Emerging Artist” winners Sheila Shahpari and Madahoochi, please visit the iChannel website at; or contact iChannel Program Director Ken Williams at (314) 983-6262 or

About iChannel

iChannel stands for “Independent Artist Channel.”  iChannel is the source of music from the best Independent Artists from around the world, and the premiere destination to be the “First to Hear, First to Know”® directly from the originators of new, independent music from all 50 states in the U.S. and 29 other countries. 

Produced through Bonneville International Corporation’s St. Louis studios, iChannel provides independent and unsigned artists a high-quality network of radio stations online as well as on HD Radio across the U.S. with a sophisticated presentation to promote and distribute their music, free of charge. Independent Artists connect to key music influencers on iChannel to promote upcoming concerts, share band information and more, right in that moment. 
iChannel is for those who appreciate the best independent music from across the globe. Listeners tune in daily from all over the world to hear this amazing rotation of music while browsing profiles to discover new artists and their music, see pictures and videos, read blogs, download podcasts of in-studio performances and check reviews from iChannel’s Live on-air DJ’s and other music-oriented contributors. All with the ability to instantly share the discovery with their inner circle and across connected networks through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email. 

iChannel is owned and operated by Bonneville International ( an award-winning, dynamic and diversified media company with television, radio, advertising, and satellite operations in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Salt Lake City.  Known not only as a leader in the industry but also as a values-driven company, Bonneville’s mission is to "Make a Difference" in the communities where it operates. Bonneville is a national leader in providing quality, values-oriented media products and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

For more information regarding iChannel, please visit their web site at

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