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A2IMLast week's American Association Of Independent Music Libera Awards in New York City celebrated the best in independent music. Hosted by comedian Kate Wolff and sponsored by SoundExchange and BuzzAngle, the evening included a special celebration of Merlin’s 10th Anniversary. 

2018 Libera Award Winners

Best Live Act
Nick Cave

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Album
Shabazz Palaces – ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’
Sub Pop Records

Best American Roots/Folk Album
Aimee Mann – ‘Mental Illness’
SuperEgo Records

Best Blues Album

Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’

ATO Records

Best Classical Album 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra – ‘Copland: Symphony No. 3 & 3 Latin American Sketches’
Naxos

Best Country/Americana Album
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – ‘The Nashville Sound’
Southeastern Records /Thirty Tigers

Best Jazz Album
Kamasi Washington – ‘Harmony of Difference’
Young Turks

Best Latin Album
Chicano Batman – ‘Freedom Is Free’
ATO Records

Best Outlier Album
Moses Sumney – ‘Aromanticism’
Jagjaguwar

Best Metal Album
Converge – ‘The Dusk In Us’
Epitaph Records

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Sylvan Esso – ‘What Now’
Loma Vista Recordings

Best R&B Album
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – ‘Soul of a Woman’
Daptone Records

Best Re-Issue
Elliott Smith – ‘Either/Or: Expanded Edition’
Kill Rock Stars

Best Rock Album
The National – ‘Sleep Well Beast’
4AD

Best Sync Usage
Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’
Partisan Records

Best World Usage
Ibeyi – ‘Ash’
XL Recordings

Independent Icon
Funky 4 + 1

Breakthrough Artist
Princess Nokia – ‘1992 Deluxe’
Rough Trade Records

Creative Packaging
Bob’s Burgers – ‘The Bob’s Burgers Music Album’
Sub Pop Records

Independent Champion
MERLIN

Label of the Year (6+ employees)
Dead Oceans

Label of the Year (<5 employees)
Daptone Records

Marketing Genius Award
Run the Jewels – Call Ticketron! 646.846.RTJ3
Run the Jewels, Inc.

Video of the Year 
Perfume Genius – “Die 4 You”
Matador Records

A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award
Brett Gurewitz

Independent Impact Award
Taylor Swift – ‘Reputation’
Big Machine Label Group

Album of the Year
Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’
Dead Oceans

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