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A2IM Libera Awards 2017 – Nominate Now!

All U.S. Independent labels, artists, distributors and partners are invited to submit projects for consideration for the 2017 A2IM Libera Awards.

Each year, the A2IM Libera Awards spotlight extraordinary achievements by independent labels and artists as voted upon by the independent music community.

“Sitting up in the balcony waiting for the show to begin, I was floored by the album covers that flicked by on the screen: St. Vincent, Kamasi Washington, Courtney Barnett, Alabama Shakes, Jamie xx, Grimes — all of these albums topped many year-end lists last year, including my own. Seeing them contextualized as specifically independent artists free from the major label system drove home how important this community really is.” – Caitlin White, BK Mag

Check out the list of the 2016 winners here.

The 2017 A2IM Libera Awards will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in New York City at the Playstation Theater. To purchase tickets to the Awards, see here!

*When you purchase any dinner ticket to the Libera Awards, you receive FREE submissions*

Send in your Nominations now using the links below!

You must submit only those artists, projects, partners or labels with whom you have worked. All nominee submissions must be for music, projects, or achievements that are related to commercially released projects in the United States via an independently owned/controlled label or artist during the period March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 28th.

Submission Costs:

A2IM Non-Members Libera Award Submissions are $30/per submission.

A2IM Member Libera Award Submissions pricing is $10/per submission with the code below:

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Award: Album of the Year
Award: Blues/Jazz/R&B
Award: Best Live Act
Award: Best Sync Usage
Award: Breakthrough Artist
Award: Creative Packaging
Award: Rap/Hip-Hop
Award: Country/Americana/Folk
Award: Independent Champion
Award: Metal/Hard Rock
Award: Label of the Year (Big, 6 or more employees)
Award: Label of the Year (Small, 5 or less)
Award: Marketing Genius
Award: Dance/Electronica
Award: Video of the Year
Award: Classical/World

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.