A2IM and eMusic Partner For Fan-Voted Libera Award
Up & Comer Award Category Voted On By eMusic Members
Today, the American Association of Independent (A2IM) Music Libera Awards (”The Libbies”) announces eMusic as a partner for the “Up & Comer Artist” category, which will celebrate the next great U.S. independent artist(s) with two special honors.
The A2IM Libera Award for “Up & Comer Artist presented by eMusic” will consist of two awards, determined by two separate votes: one by the A2IM member community and another by an eMusic member vote – giving both the music industry and music fans the opportunity to choose the next breakthrough independent artist(s).
“We’re thrilled to support the inaugural American Association of Independent Music Libera Awards,” said Molly Neuman, VP of Label Relations and MD Europe, eMusic. “Through this partnership, we’ll be giving members a unique way to participate in the exciting conversations about who will be the next big independent music superstar.”
A2IM is accepting nominations for all 11 Libby categories now through March 30th, 2012. Submissions are being accepted at A2IM.org.
Nominations are being managed via a partnership between A2IM & Official.fm and can be submitted by all U.S. independents or their representatives. A2IM Libera Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 21st at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC.
Click below to submit nominations in the following Libera Award categories:
Award: Up and Comer Award presented by eMusic – celebrating the next independent label superstar artist; to qualify artist must have total career sales not exceeding 5,000 full length albums or 25,000 tracks (combined)
Award: Best Sync Usage – for the most creative or most impactful use of independent music in a film/tv/ad campaign
Award: Music Supervisor of the Year – for the music supervisor/licensing person who was especially supportive of independent music labels and artists in the last 12 months
Award: Light Bulb Award – celebrating the most innovative/creative marketing campaign by an independent label or artist in the last 12 months
Award: Road Warrior of the Year – celebrating the independent label band/artist that worked hardest at their job in the last 12 months
Award: 21st Century Award – celebrating the service provider or platform that was most beneficial to independent labels and artists in the last 12 months
Award: Creative Packaging Award (Physical or Digital) – celebrating the best or most creative packaging – including bundled packages, premium offerings or artwork/design packaging – from an independent label or artist in the last 12 months
A2IM is a not-for-profit trade organization serving the Independent music community as a unified voice representing a sector that comprises over 30% of the music industry’s market share in the United States (and almost 40% of SoundScan digital album sales). The organization represents the Independents’ interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. A2IM is headquartered in New York City.
The organization’s board of directors is composed of the following: Concord Music Group President Glen Barros; Sub Pop VP Business Affairs Eric Brown; tinyOGRE Entertainment COO Jim Cooperman; Epitaph General Manager Dave Hansen; Yep Roc Records co-owner Tor Hansen; Alligator Records Founder/CEO Bruce Iglauer; The Beggars Group Founder/CEO Martin Mills; Kill Rock Stars President Portia Sabin; Jim Selby, Naxos of America CEO, Tommy Boy CEO/Founder Tom Silverman; Razor & Tie COO Victor Zaraya.
eMusic is a discovery-and-download destination for music collectors. eMusic Members sign up for a monthly subscription that allows them to discover, download and own music. In addition to providing recommendations, eMusic’s editorial team publishes original artist interviews, album reviews, and curated streaming radio programming. eMusic also sells downloadable audio books from all major audio book publishers. Headquartered in New York with an office in London, eMusic is available in the U.S., Canada, the E.U., Norway and Switzerland. eMusic.com Inc. is owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.eMusic.com.
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For more information, or to become a member of A2IM, please visit www.a2im.org.