from the A2IM press release
A2IM announced the nominees for the 4th Annual Libera Awards (The ‘LIBBYs’), to be held Thursday, June 25 at NYC’s Highline Ballroom, closing out A2IM’s 10th anniversary and annual Indie Week. The Libera Awards, co-presented by Pandora, celebrate the continually expanding successes of Independent labels and artists – and the services that support them – and are voted on solely by members of the Independent community.
Beggars Group (4AD, Matador, XL, Young Turks) lead with 11 nominations, including 4 for FKA Twigs (“Album of the Year”, “Best Sync”, “Groundbreaking Album”, “Video of the Year”); followed by Warp Records who scored 6 nominations, including 3 for Aphex Twin (“Album of the Year”, “Marketing Genius”, “Creative Packaging”); Mass Appeal scored 5 nominations, including 4 for Run the Jewels (“Album of the Year”, “Marketing Genius”, “Hardest Working Artist”, “Groundbreaking Album”); Concord Music Group (Concord Records, Loma Vista, Fantasy)...
Matador Records is pleased to announce a few staffing changes and additions in both their London and New York offices.
Natalie Judge has been promoted to General Manager of Matador UK. Over the past seven years, Natalie has helped bring Matador to new prominence in the UK, Europe and overseas. She has overseen many triumphant campaigns and has been instrumental in some of the label’s recent and upcoming signings. Matador looks forward to expanding their presence in London and the rest of the world with Natalie at the helm of those efforts.
In New York, Robby Morris has been promoted to A&R Director. Robby will now be responsible for the day-to-day management of Matador’s global A&R department. In addition, he will work closely with the marketing, media and art departments to manage all aspects of album campaigns.
Rian Fossett is also a recent addition to the New York office and is the...