With the 61st Grammy Awards at a close, our gowns are hung up and our tuxes at the dry cleaners. However, the celebration continues at A2IM and in all the studios and offices that brought us the incredible work that was honored on stage Sunday night. We want to give a major shoutout to all Independent music winners! Thanks to everyone in our community for keeping us moving all year long!

Without further ado, here are the Independent winners from the 61st Grammy Awards!


 Best Dance/Electronic Album

WOMAN WORLDWIDE
Justice

(Ed Banger Records / Because Music)


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

STEVE GADD BAND
Steve Gadd Band


Best Metal Performance

ELECTRIC MESSIAH
High On Fire

(eOne)


 Best Rock Song

MASSEDUCTION
Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

(Loma Vista)


Best Traditional R&B Performance

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE – (TIE)
PJ Morton Featuring Yebba

(Morton Records)


Best New Age Album

OPIUM MOON
Opium Moon


Best Improvised Jazz Solo

DON’T FENCE ME IN
John Daversa, soloist
Track from: American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)


Best Jazz Vocal Album

THE WINDOW
C├ęcile McLorin Salvant

(Mack Ave. Records)


Best Latin Jazz Album

BACK TO THE SUNSET
Dafnis Prieto Big Band

(Dafnison Music)


Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

YOU SAY
Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters

(Centricity Music)


Best Roots Gospel Album

UNEXPECTED
Jason Crabb

(Daywind Records)


Best Tropical Latin Album

ANNIVERSARY
Spanish Harlem Orchestra

(ArtistShare)


Best Bluegrass Album

THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS
The Travelin’ McCourys

(ArtistShare)


Best Contemporary Blues Album

PLEASE DON’T BE DEAD
Fantastic Negrito

(Cooking Vinyl)


Best Regional Roots Music Album

NO ‘ANE’I
Kalani Pe’a

(Kalani Pe’a Music LLC)


Best World Music Album

FREEDOM
Soweto Gospel Choir

(Shanachie)


Best Children’s Album

ALL THE SOUNDS
Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats

(A Few Little Music)


Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

FAITH – A JOURNEY FOR ALL
Jimmy Carter


Best Comedy Album

EQUANIMITY & THE BIRD REVELATION
Dave Chappelle


Best Musical Theater Album

THE BAND’S VISIT
Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari’el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

(Sh-K-Boom Records)


Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)


Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

SPIDERMAN THEME


Best Recording Package

MASSEDUCTION
Willo Perron, art director (St. Vincent)

(Lomo Vista)


 Best Album Notes

VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS DOCUMENTED BY WILLIAM FERRIS
David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists)


Best Historical Album

VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS DOCUMENTED BY WILLIAM FERRIS
William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)


Best Opera Recording

BATES: THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS
Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)


Best Choral Performance

MCLOSKEY: ZEALOT CANTICLES
Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing)


Best Classical Instrumental Solo

KERNIS: VIOLIN CONCERTO
James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

SONGS OF ORPHEUS – MONTEVERDI, CACCINI, D’INDIA & LANDI
Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles


Best Classical Compendium

FUCHS: PIANO CONCERTO ‘SPIRITUALIST’; POEMS OF LIFE; GLACIER; RUSH
JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

(Naxos)


Best Contemporary Classical Composition

KERNIS: VIOLIN CONCERTO
Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

(Seattle Symphony)