Indie Artists & Labels Grab 50% Of Grammy Nominations
Independent music labels and artists received 273 of the 542 or just over 50% of the nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, according to indie trade group A2IM. Independent releases are nominated in 88 of the 108 Grammy categories including top categories Album of the Year (The Suburbs on Merge) and Best New Artist (Mumford & Sons on Glassnote and Esperanza Spalding on HeadsUp).
Some categories were dominated by indies, including Best Pop Instrumental Album, Best Electronic/Dance Album, Best Latin Rock Album, and all of the Jazz, Classical, Reggae, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, and Folk categories.
Indie label groups Concord and Naxos recieved 20 nominations each and artist owned indies Skaggs Family Records got 4 nominations. Rising indies also did well including Nacional Records (3 nominations), Mack Avenue (5 nominations), and HighNote/Savant (4 nominations).
Full list of Grammy nominations here.