A2IM Nominations Now Open

 

Awards event takes
place in June.

 

A2IM is now accepting
nominations for the 2012 American Association of Independent Music Libera
Awards (“The Libbies”), the first award show for independents, BY
independents, taking place June 21st at New
York’s Le Poisson Rouge, and capping off A2IM’s Indie
Week 2012.

 

Nominations will be managed via a partnership with
Official.fm and can be submitted by all U.S. independents for the below
categories.  Additionally, the A2IM Libera Award for “Up &
Comer Artist presented by eMusic” will consist of two awards, determined
by two separate votes: one by the A2IM member community and another by an
eMusic member vote – giving both the music industry and music fans the
opportunity to choose the next breakthrough independent artist(s). 

 

Award:
Independent Album of the Year presented by Official.fm

 

Award:
Indie Label of the Year Award (5 Employees or less worldwide)

 

Award:
Indie Label of the Year Award (6 Employees or more worldwide)

 

Award: Up and
Comer Award presented by eMusic
 – celebrating the next
independent label superstar artist; to qualify artist must have total career
sales not exceeding 5000 full length albums or 25,000 tracks (combined)

 

Award: Video of
the Year

 

Award: Best Sync Usage – for
the most creative or most impactful use of independent music in a film/tv/ad
campaign

 

Award:
Music Supervisor of the Year 
– for the music
supervisor/licensing person who was especially supportive of independent music
labels and artists in the last 12 months

 

Award: Light
Bulb Award
 – celebrating the most innovative/creative marketing
campaign by an independent label or artist in the last 12 months

 

Award:
Road Warrior of the Year
 – celebrating the independent label
band/artist that worked hardest at their job in the last 12 months

 

Award: 21st
Century Award
 – celebrating the service provider or platform
that was most beneficial to independent labels and artists in the last 12
months

 

Award:
Creative Packaging Award (Physical or Digital)
 – celebrating
the best or most creative packaging – including bundled packages, premium
offerings or artwork/design packaging – from an independent label or artist in
the last 12 months

 

The A2IM Libera Awards recognize the growing support and
market share for independent artists by celebrating the accomplishments of
independent artists and the independent labels that support them.

 

 

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