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Congrats to our A2IM award winners!

We were nominated for several A2IM Libera Awards and were lucky enough to take three of them home with us this year! Thank A2IM!

Best Live Act
Radiohead (XL Recordings)

Marketing Genius
The xx, I See You (Young Turks)

Video of the Year – Fan Vote
Radiohead, “Daydreaming” (XL Recordings)

the A2IM press release……..

At NYC’s PlayStation Theater last night, A2IM honored a select list of luminaries in a star-studded, highly-anticipated awards ceremony. Presented by SoundExchange, the Libera Awards gave members of the independent music community an opportunity to come together and celebrate their peers. The name for the Libera Awards is derived from the Latin word for freedom, recognizing the winners’ trailblazing and accomplishments in the dynamic world of independent music.

The evening was a stunning success, with Radiohead taking home the award for Best Live Act, as well as the Fan Vote Award for Video of the Year for their “Daydreaming” video. SoundExchange CEO Michael Huppe presented the Independent Icon Award to musician and producer Nick Lowe. Also among the winners was Angel Olsen, who won honors for Album of the Year for My Woman.

In addition to artists, the Libera Awards recognized the tireless work that occurs behind the scenes to bring independent music to listeners worldwide. Bandcamp was honored with the Independent Champion Award, while Triple Crown Records and Jagjaguwar took home Label of the Year Awards.

In one of the most dramatic moments of the evening, folk songstress and independent music powerhouse Dar Williams took the stage to present the A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award to singer, songwriter, and musical pioneer Ani DiFranco. After starting her own independent label, Righteous Babe Records, at the age of 18, DiFranco has repeatedly been recognized for her work in the music world, as well as on social and political issues. In 2009, DiFranco received the Woody Guthrie Award for her work towards positive social change. For over 25 years, she has been a powerful voice for grassroots cultural arts and independent music.
For the 2017 awards, A2IM was proud to present the first-ever A2IM Independent Impact Award to Florida Georgia Line. Powered by Nielsen Music, this award celebrates the independent artist with the highest combined sales and streams as measured by Nielsen music across all of the artist’s commercial releases in the U.S. between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017.

A2IM would like to congratulate the winners, as well as each of this year’s nominees.

Here is a full list of the 2017 Libera Award Winners.
Best Live Act
Radiohead (XL Recordings)

Marketing Genius
The xx, I See You (Young Turks)

Best Sync Usage
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, “Lincoln MKZ Spot” (Daptone Records)

Breakthrough Artist
Whitney, Light Upon the Lake (Secretly Canadian)

Creative Packaging
Thundercat, Drunk (Brainfeeder)

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

Best Classical/World Album
Tinariwen, Elwan (Anti-)

Independent Champion
Bandcamp

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

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Bonobo, Migration (Ninja Tune)

Independent Icon
Nick Lowe

A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award
Ani DiFranco (Righteous Babe Records)

Video of the Year
DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels, “Nobody Speak” (Mass Appeal Records)

Video of the Year – Fan Vote
Radiohead, “Daydreaming” (XL Recordings)

Best Metal/Hard Rock Album
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO Records)

Independent Impact Award
Florida Georgia Line

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

Label of the Year (<5 employees)
Triple Crown Records

Label of the Year (6+ employees)
Jagjaguwar

Album of the Year
Angel Olsen, MY WOMAN (Jagjaguwar)