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Indie Labels, Musicians Score MTV Video Music Award Nominations

MTV-Video-Music-Awards-logoIndependent labels are continuing to prove that they are a forced to be reckoned with on every level. Even MTV's VMAs, once totally dominated by the majors, is recognizing indie power, thanks in no small part to Taylor Swift.

via A2IM

The 2015 MTV Video Award nominees were announced this morning with Taylor Swift (Big Machine) scoring a whopping 9 nominations. This year, fans are invited to vote for the winners in each category.  

Check out the A2IM member label nominations in each category and don’t forget to vote via the links below.

taylorVideo of the Year

-Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (Big Machine)
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Artist to Watch
-Fetty Wap “Trap Queen” (300 Entertainment)
-FKA Twigs “Pendulum” (Young Turks)
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Best Rock Video
– Arctic Monkeys “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High” (Domino)
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Best Pop Video
-Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (Big Machine)
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Best Collaboration
-Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (Big Machine)
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Best Female Video
-Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (Big Machine)
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Best Hip-Hop Video
-Fetty Wap “Trap Queen” (300 Entertainment)
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NON-VOTING CATEGORIES

Best Art Direction
-Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (Big Machine)

Best Direction
-Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (Big Machine)
-Childish Gambino “Sober” (Glassnote)

Best Choreography
-Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar “Never Catch Me” (Warp)
-OK Go “I Won’t Let You Down” (Paracadute/BMG Rights)

Best Editing
-Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (Big Machine)

Best Cinematography
-Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar “Never Catch Me” (Warp)
-Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (Big Machine)
-FKA Twigs “Two Weeks” (Young Turks)

Best Visual Effects
-Childish Gambino “Telegraph Ave” (Glassnote)
-FKA Twigs “Two Weeks” (Young Turks)
-Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (Big Machine)

Full details and list of nominees can be found at the MTV VMA website.

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