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Press release: Congrats to our AIM Awards nominees14 June 2021

Congrats to our 2021 AIM AWARDS nominees nominees!
International Breakthrough – Tkay Maidza
Best Independent Track – Mustafa “Air Forces”
Best Independent Track – Tkay Maidza “Shook”
Best Independent Album – Dry Cleaning New Long Leg
Best Independent Video – Julien Baker “Hardline”
Best Creative Packaging – Sleaford Mods Spare Ribs
Best Independent Label – 4AD

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Press release: 4AD establishes The Vaughan Oliver Graphic Design Scholarship with Northumbria University 9 June 2021

Aspiring Graphic Design students at Northumbria University will have the opportunity to enhance their learning experience, through the new Vaughan Oliver Scholarships, launching in September 2021.

Vaughan Oliver was one of the most influential British Graphic Designers and Art Directors of his generation. Graduating from Northumbria University (then known as Newcastle Polytechnic) in 1979, Oliver went on to earn a global reputation as a visionary in his field, best known for his work with independent record label 4AD where he
built an enviable portfolio of work for artists including Cocteau Twins, Pixies, The Breeders, Throwing Muses, Scott Walker and Modern English, to name just a few.

In an obituary following Vaughan’s sad passing in 2019, The Guardian said of his work: “With their clashing fonts and boldly allusive but mysterious symbolism, his sleeves became some of the most revered in modern pop.”

Vaughan’s work with 4AD and through his companies 23 Envelope and...

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Press release: 2021 Libera Award nominations29 March 2021

We have 17 Libera Award nominations this year. Congrats to all. We look forward to the event on June 17th!
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Record Of The Year: PERFUME GENIUS
Video Of The Year: PERFUME GENIUS “DESCRIBE”
Video Of The Year: FKA TWIGS – “SAD DAY
Best Live/Livestream Act: PERFUME GENIUS
Best Live/Livestream Act: ARCA
A2IM Humanitarian Award: PAUL REDDING
Best Alternative Rock Record: CAR SEAT HEADREST
Best Dance/Electronic Record: ARCA
Best Dance/Electronic Record: YAEJI
Best Jazz Record: GIL SCOTT HERON + MAKAYA MCCRAVEN
Best Rock Record: KING KRULE
Best Reissue: PIXIES/BOSSANOVA 30TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE
Creative Packaging: PERFUME GENIUS
Marketing Genius: SUPPORTING INDIE RETAIL CAMPAIGN
Marketing Genius: PERFUME GENIUS
Label Of The Year/Medium:...

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