Have you met The Libbies yet? A2IM‘s very first Libera Awards, taking place at the end of Indie Week this year? If not, consider this your formal introduction. This year, at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on June 21st, the first winners of the Libera Awards will be announced after an exciting Indie Week of events.
Categories include Independent Album of the Year, Independent Video of the Year, Independent Label of the Year, Road Warrior of the Year, Up & Comer Award, and more… aaaaand some of our beloved artists and labels are nominated!
Because we’re bursting with pride, we want to give them each their own shout out, so please find below The Orchard’s nominated artists and labels:
- Best Independent Sync Placement:
– Mohammed Rafi for Heineken, “The Date” [Saregama]
- Independent Video of the Year:
– Kina Grannis – “In Your Arms” [One Haven Music]
– Red Fang – “Wires” [Relapse Records]
- Independent Label of the Year (5 full time employees or fewer):
– Daptone Records
– Frenchkiss Records
– Ghostly International
– Surfdog Records
- Independent Label of the Year (6 or more employees):
– Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
- Up & Comer Award:
- The Dø [Six Degrees Records]
Check out the full list of finalists here, and be sure to tune in for the winners on June 21st!