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A2IM Libera Awards

Last Thursday, June 8th, 2017 A2IM Libera Awards toasted to this year’s biggest independent artists as voted by their peers in the independent music community at the Playstation Theater. The indie world, ranging with diverse genres from labels big and small are celebrated from around the globe, with Liberas displaying the amazing scope of the independent music world today. Liberas Awards was created by and for the independent label community.

VIP guests had the opportunity to be seated for dinner while enjoying an engaging live experience.

Live performances were by Talib Kweli, Ani Difranco, Twin Peaks, Nick Hakim and Nick Lowe

Here were the categories and winners of each.

Album of the Year Sponsored by The Orchard : Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN (Jagjaguwar)

Best Blues/Jazz/R&B Album : Charles Bradley – Changes (Daptone Records)

Best Live Act Sponsored by Kickstarter : Radiohead (XL Recordings)

Best Sync Usage : Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Lincoln MKZ Spot (Music Supervisor: Neal Sugarman) (Daptone Records)

Breakthrough Artist Sponsored by INgrooves : Whitney – Light Upon the Lake (Secretly Canadian)

Best Classical/World Album : Tinariwen – Elwan (Anti-)

Best Country/Americana/Folk Album : Margo Price – Midwest Farmers Daughter (Third Man Records)

Creative Packaging : Thundercat – Drunk (Creative Director: Adam Stober) (Brainfeeder)

Best Dance/Electronica Album : Bonobo – Migration (Ninja Tune)

Independent Champion : Bandcamp

Label of the Year (6+ employees) Sponsored by ADA : Jagjaguwar

Label of the Year (<5 employees) Sponsored by Spotify : Triple Crown Records

Marketing Genius Sponsored by Caroline : The xx – I See You (Marketing Lead: Pablo Douzoglou, Blake Thomas) (Young Turks)

Best Metal/Hard Rock Album Sponsored by Fox Rothschild : King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (ATO Records)

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album : Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.)

Video of the Year Sponsored by YouTube : DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak (Mass Appeal Records)

Video of the Year (Fan Vote) Sponsored by YouTube : Radiohead – Daydreaming (XL Recordings)

Additional Categories

Lifetime Achievement Award :  Ani Difranco

Independent Icon Award :  Nick Lowe

Independent Impact Award Powered by Nielsen : Florida Georgia Line

*All photos courtesy of A2IM Libera Awards

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