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Nominees A2IM's Indie Music Libera Awards Announced [FULL LIST]

image from www.celebrityaccess.comIndie label trade association, the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), announced the nominees for its 6th annual Libera Awards. Created by and for the Independent label community, the Libera Awards – name adapted from the Latin word for freedom – is part of A2IM’s Indie Week in New York City.

Nominees are voted for by members of the U.S. independent music community and the name Libera comes from the Latin phrase for independent and is defined as free and unrestricted.

This year's award ceremony will take place on June 8th at the Playstation Theater in New York City.

Album of the Year

Angel Olsen - MY WOMAN (Jagjaguwar) Bon Iver - 22, A Million (Jagjaguwar) Bonobo - Migration (Ninja Tune) Mandolin Orange - Blindfaller (Yep Roc Records) Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings) Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.) Thundercat - Drunk (Brainfeeder)


Best Blues/Jazz/R&B Album

Adrian Young - Something About April II (Linear Labs) BADBADNOTGOOD - IV (Innovative Leisure) Bobby Rush - Porcupine Meat (Rounder Records) Charles Bradley - Changes (Daptone Records) Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (Innovative Leisure) Sampha - Process (Young Turks) Thundercat - Drunk (Brainfeeder)


Best Live Act Sponsored by Kickstarter

Angel Olsen (Jagjaguwar) Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar) Charles Bradley (Daptone Records) Chuck Prophet (Yep Roc Records) Iggy Pop (Loma Vista Recordings) Radiohead (XL Recordings) Run the Jewels (Run the Jewels, Inc)


Best Sync Usage

Alabama Shakes - Transparent | Season 3 Official Trailer | Amazon Video (Music Supervisor: Arranged by Zync Music) (ATO Records) Gillian Welch - Hell or High Water (Music Supervisor: Chris Robertson) (Acony Records) Perfume Genius - Toyatathon 2016 Ad Spot (Music Supervisor: Abby Rubin) (Matador Records) Radiohead - The Accountant Official Trailer (Music Supervisor: Miwa Okumura) (XL Recordings) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Lincoln MKZ Spot (Music Supervisor: Neal Sugarman) (Daptone Records) Sharon Van Etten - 2016 Volvo XC90 TV Commercial (Music Supervisor: Ben Dorenfeld, Grey Advertising / Jon Coombs, Secretly Group) (Jagjaguwar) tUnE-yArDs - #Pixel: Memories by you, Phone by Google (Music Supervisor: Abby Rubin) (4AD)


Breakthrough Artist Sponsored by INgrooves

Delicate Steve - This Is Steve (ANTI-) The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood (4AD) Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math (ATO Records) Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter (Third Man Records) Roosevelt - Roosevelt (City Slang) Whitney - Light Upon the Lake (Secretly Canadian) Young M.A - OOOUUU (M.A Music/3d)


Best Classical/World Album

Bing & Ruth - No Home Of The Mind (4AD) Céu - Tropix (Six Degrees Records) Hailu Mergia - Wede Harer Guzo (Awesome Tapes From Africa) Imarhan - Imarhan (City Slang) Laraaji - All In one Peace (Leaving Records) Peter Broderick - Partners (Erased Tapes Records) Tinariwen - Elwan (Anti-)


Best Country/Americana/Folk Album

Case/Lang/Veirs - Case/Lang/Veirs (ANTI-) Drive-By Truckers - American Band (ATO Records) Gillian Welch - Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg (Acony Records) Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levee (Merge Records) Mandolin Orange - Blindfaller (Yep Roc Records) Margo Price - Midwest Farmers Daughter (Third Man Records) Michael Chapman - 50 (Paradise of Bachelors) Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Dead Oceans)


Creative Packaging

Bobo Yéyé - Belle Époque in Upper Volta (Creative Director: Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier) (Numero Group) Bonobo - Migration (Creative Director: Neil Krug) (Ninja Tune) Bon Iver - 22, A Million (Creative Director: Eric Timothy Carlson) (Jagjaguwar) Eggs Over Easy - The Eggs Over Easy Story (Creative Director: Nathan Golub) (Yep Roc Records) King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity (Creative Director: Jason Galea) (ATO Records) My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves (Deluxe Edition) (Creative Director: Jim James & Danny Cash) (ATO Records) Thundercat - Drunk (Creative Director: Adam Stober) (Brainfeeder)


Best Dance/Electronica Album

ANOHNI - HOPELESSNESS (Secretly Canadian) Bonobo - Migration (Ninja Tune) Boys Noize - Mayday (Boysnoize Records) DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall (Mass Appeal Records) Flume - Skin (Mom + Pop Music/Future Classic) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears (Western Vinyl) TYCHO - Epoch (Ghostly International)


Independent Champion Sponsored by The Orchard

Bandcamp MERLIN NPR PledgeMusic Redeye Secretly Distribution Spotify


Label of the Year (6+ employees) Sponsored by ADA

ATO Records Innovative Leisure Jagjaguwar Mexican Summer Stones Throw XL Recordings Yep Roc Records


Label of the Year (<5 employees)

Acony Records Dangerbird Records Daptone Records Erased Tapes Records Run For Cover Records Topshelf Triple Crown Records


Marketing Genius Sponsored by Caroline

Bon Iver - 22, A Million - (Marketing Lead: Phil Waldorf / Tom Davies) (Jagjaguwar) Charles Bradley - Changes - (Marketing Lead: Nydia Davila, Victoria Morris, and Joanna Noyes) (Daptone Records) DJ Shadow - Nobody Speak Campaign - (Marketing Lead: Amit Nerurkar, Chris Mcilvenny, Annie Chen) (Mass Appeal Records) Joseph - I'm Alone, No You're Not - (Marketing Lead: Jon Salter, Laura Lyons) (ATO Records) KAYTRANADA - 99.9% The Game - (Marketing Lead: Adam Berman, Pablo Douzoglou, Blake Thomas) (XL Recordings) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity - (Marketing Lead: Jon Salter, Dave McClain, Laura Lyons) (ATO Records) Radiohead - Radiohead Disappears from the Internet - (Marketing Lead: Radiohead, Scott Wright) (XL Recordings) The xx - I See You (Marketing Lead: Pablo Douzoglou, Blake Thomas) (Young Turks)


Best Metal/Hard Rock Album

The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Monolith of Phobos (ATO Records) Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate (Epitaph) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity (ATO Records) Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct (Blackened Recordings) Pierce The Veil - Misadventures (Fearless Records) Red Fang - Only Ghosts (Relapse Records) White Lung - Paradise (Domino Recording Company)


Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album

Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid (Rhymesayers Entertainment)v De La Soul - And The Anonymous Nobody (A.O.I. Records)

Gold Panda - Good Luck And Do Your Best (City Slang)
KAYTRANADA - 99.9% (XL Recordings)
NxWorries - Yes Lawd! (Stones Throw)
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.)
Tech N9ne - The Storm (Strange Music)

Video of the Year Sponsored by YouTube

Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me (Jagjaguwar)

ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me (Secretly Canadian)
Bonobo - Kerala (Ninja Tune)
DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak (Mass Appeal Records)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife/People-Vultures (ATO Records)
Mitski - Your Best American Girl (Dead Oceans)
Radiohead - Daydreaming (XL Recordings)

Video of the Year (Fan Vote) Sponsored by YouTube

Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me (Jagjaguwar)

ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me (Secretly Canadian)
Bonobo - Kerala (Ninja Tune)
DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak (Mass Appeal Records)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife/People-Vultures (ATO Records)
Mitski - Your Best American Girl (Dead Oceans)
Radiohead - Daydreaming (XL Recordings)

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