Live Stream Performances by Naughty By Nature (Tommy Boy), Mac DeMarco (Captured Tracks), Nosaj Thing (Innovative Leisure), and Torres (Partisan) on June 16th
A2IM is proud to announce Twitter and Periscope as the official social media platforms for the 5th Annual Libera Awards. The Libera Awards are live-streaming the performances on Periscope and will also be hosting a Twitter Mirror backstage for winners and performers.
The 2016 A2IM Libera Awards will feature a multi-artist performance lineup, and fans of Naughty By Nature (Tommy Boy), Mac DeMarco (Captured Tracks), Nosaj Thing (Innovative Leisure), and Torres (Partisan) will be able to live-stream performances via Periscope. Follow @A2IM on Periscope to watch the broadcast which will start at 7:10PM ET on June 16th.
The Libera Awards will feature a Twitter Mirror, a downloadable software application, which will allow winners and performers to take candid photos of themselves backstage, and Tweet them out through the event’s Twitter account (follow along on @A2IM). Twitter Mirrors have made appearances at the Grammys, Oscars, NBA Finals, and AMAs.
About A2IM’s Libera Awards:
A2IM’s 2016 Libera Awards, which recognize excellence across a broad swath of categories within the independent music community, will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York City at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom.This year, 19 awards will be handed out, including Album of the Year and Label of the Year. Nominees include chart toppers Alabama Shakes and All Time Low, breakout artists Courtney Barnett and Kamasi Washington, and innovative labels ATO, Sub Pop, and 4AD.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City representing a broad coalition of 391 Independently-owned American music labels. The organization 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, using Nielsen SoundScan data, identified the Independent music label sector as 34.4 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2015 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry segment.
The organization’s board of directors are composed of the following: Razor & Tie President Craig Balsam, Concord Music Group President Glen Barros, INgrooves General Manager Amy Dietz, Epitaph/Anti- General Manager Dave Hansen, Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills, Hopeless Records Owner Louis Posen, Dualtone Music Group CEO/Co-Founder Scott Robinson, Kill Rock Stars Owner/President Portia Sabin, Adshare President Jim Selby, Tommy Boy Owner/CEO Thomas Silverman, and Secretly Group Co-Founder/Co-Owner Darius Van Arman. A2IM’s president’s advisory committee is Curb Records Vice President Taylor Childress, Red House Records Vice President Chris Frymire, and Innovative Leisure Co-Owner Nate Nelson.