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Full List Of 2014 A2IM Libera Award Winners

A2im-libera-awardsThe American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) held its third annual Libera Awards, aka The LIBBYs, to honor accomplishments in indie music last night at Highline Ballroom in New York City. Arcade Fire ruled the evening with three awards one of which they shared with Arctic Monkey for "Album of the Year." Both Daptone Records and Glassnote Records were honored with "Label of the Year" awards.

2014 A2IM Libera Award Winners:

Light Bulb Award (sponsored by Redeye) - celebrating the most innovative/creative marketing campaign by an Independent label or artist
Steven Hill & Josh Berman (Warp Records), Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

Hardest Working Artist - celebrating the Independent label band/artist that worked hardest at their job or was the most instrumental in promoting their music
Charles Bradley (Daptone Records)

Best Sync Usage (sponsored by Silva Screen Music) - celebrating the most creative or most impactful use of independent music in a film/TV/ad campaign
Alabama Shakes "You Ain't Alone" (ATO Records) in Dallas Buyers Club (by District Music)

Independent Ally of the Year (sponsored by Caroline)- celebrating the music service provider or partner (including but not limited to physical and digital retailers, media outlets, digital platforms, music supervisors, licensors or marketers) who was most supportive or beneficial to independent labels and artists
NPR Music

Best Live Act of the Year (sponsored by Entertainment One) - celebrating the Independent label band/artist that had the best live act
Arcade Fire "Reflektor" (Merge Records)

Creative Packaging Award (sponsored by A to Z Media) - celebrating the best or most creative packaging including bundled packages, premium offerings or artwork/design packaging
Kurt Vile "Wakin On A Pretty Daze Deluxe LP" (Matador Records) by Stephen Powers/ESPO

Breakthrough Artist of the Year (sponsored by INgrooves) - celebrating this year's best breakthrough act
Chvrches "The Bones of What You Believe" (Glassnote)

Video of the Year (sponsored by Merlin) -
Arcade Fire "Reflektor" (Merge Records)

Up and Comer Award - A2IM Member Vote (sponsored by Beats Music) - celebrating the next Independent label superstar artist
Angel Olsen "Burn Your Fire For No Witness" (Jagjaguwar)

A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award - celebrating a lifetime of exceptional independent music success and leadership
Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records)

Independent Album of the Year (sponsored by Spotify) - TIE
Arcade Fire "Reflektor" (Merge Records)
Arctic Monkeys "AM" (Domino Recordings)

Independent Label of the Year Award (sponsored by The Orchard)- 5 employees or less worldwide
Daptone Records

Independent Label of the Year Award (sponsored by ADA) - 6 employees or more worldwide
Glassnote Records

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Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch) also blogs at DanceLand. Send news about music tech startups and services, DIY music biz and music marketing to: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.

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