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Beggars Group projects score ELEVEN A2IM nominations

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) scored 6 nominations; Secretly Group (Jagjaguwar, Numero Group, Secretly Canadian) scored 5 nominations; while Sub Pop and Thirty Tigers scored 4 nominations.

From Matt Harmon, President of Beggars Group US:
“We are blown away by the number of Libby nominations that the Beggars Group labels have received this year. Our labels and artists have always espoused hard work and creativity, and 2014 was no different. We are humbled to be recognized by our peers across the independent community for the results across the Group. We look forward to celebrating everyone’s achievements at this year’s Libera Awards.”

BEGGARS GROUP Libera Award Nominees

Hardest Working Artist of the Year
Future Islands (4AD)

Best Sync Usage
FKA Twigs “Video Girl” (usage: Google Glass Commercial) (Young Turks)
tUnE-yArDs “Water Foundtain” (usage: Sonos Commercial) (4AD)

Creative Packaging Award
Belle and Sebastian ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ (Matador)
Ibeyi ‘Ibeyi’ (XL)

Groundbreaking Album of the Year
FKA Twigs ‘LP1′ (Young Turks)

Video of the Year (sponsored by YouTube)
FKA Twigs “Two Weeks” (Young Turks)
Jungle “Time” (XL)
tUnE-yArDs “Water Fountain” (4AD)

Album of the Year (sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP)
FKA Twigs ‘LP1′ (Young Turks)

Label of the Year (6 or More Employees) (sponsored by ADA)
4AD