A2IM Opens Submissions For 2015 Libera Awards
December 11, 2014 at 11:15 AM (PT)
The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT LABELS (A2IM) is now accepting nominations for the fourth annual LIBERA AWARDS (THE "LIBBYs"), honoring independent labels and their artists as voted upon by the indie music community.
Winners will be selected by voting members of A2IM and presented at the LIBBYS AWARDS ceremony at the HIGHLINE BALLROOM in NEW YORK on JUNE 25th. Awards will be handed out in 13 different categories including Breakthrough Arist Of The Year, Hardest Working Artist, Marketplace Ally, Marketing Genius, Best Sync Usage, and Creative Packaging Of The Year.
The 2014 LIBBYs saw MERGE RECORDS' ARCADE FIRE take home the most honors (three awards, including a shared ALBUM OF THE YEAR with DOMINO RECORDS' ARCTIC MONKEYS), while DAPTONE RECORDS and GLASSNOTE RECORDS were honored with LABEL OF THE YEAR awards. The 2014 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD went to ALLIGATOR RECORDS' Founder and CEO BRUCE IGLAUER.
The LIBBYs were founded by a committee of Independent music labels and the committee is chaired by KILL ROCK STARS President PORTIA SABIN, who added: "Independent labels are the risk-takers of the music industry; we commit our resources, expertise, and passion for music in creating meaningful opportunities for the artists we believe in. To win a LIBBY is to be recognized by the Independent community who understands firsthand the challenges we face as an industry, and thus the hard work and innovation that we put into our jobs every day."