A2IM congratulates the indie label community’s artists on 34 GRAMMY wins, led by Bon Iver’s two GRAMMY’s including the Best New Artist award. The indie community’s percentage share of GRAMMY wins increased over the prior year with additional multiple A2IM member label wins by Big Machine’s Taylor Swift, Concord Music Group’s (label winner of seven GRAMMY’s) Chick Corea, and Rounder’s Alison Krauss. A number of A2IM member comments are included here in the A2IM press release and we congratulate them all!
In addition to these wins, Adele who is signed to Beggars/XL but licensed to and marketed by Columbia in the U.S. (and therefore excluded from the indie total), won six GRAMMY awards including Album of the Year. This marks the fourth consecutive year that an artist signed to an indie label has won Album of the Year, following 2011’s winner Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’, 2010’s winner Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless’ (Big Machine), and 2009’s winner Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ ‘Raising Sand’ (Rounder).