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A2IM REVEALS LIBERA AWARDS NOMS

Run the Jewels leads the pack of nominees for the American Association of Independent Music’s 2021 Libera Awards with seven nods, while Phoebe Bridgers and Perfume Genius collect five apiece.  

Like its immediate predecessor, the 10th edition of the Libera Awards will be livestreamed. The 6/17 ceremony, produced by The Control Room and presented by Merlin, will feature performances by nominees and presentation of the Independent Icon Awards.

Sweet Relief will once again be A2IM’s charity partner for the Libera Awards, with 100% of proceeds raised during the show going to career musicians and music-business professionals in need.

Record of the Year

  • Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher (Dead Oceans)
  • Run the Jewels – RTJ4 (Jewel Runners, Inc.)
  • Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (Matador)
  • Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind (Warp)
  • Thundercat – It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder)
  • Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud (Merge) 

Best Live/Livestream Act

  • Run the Jewels (Jewel Runners, LLC)
  • Phoebe Bridgers (Dead Oceans)
  • Fontaines D.C. (Partisan)
  • Perfume Genius (Matador)
  • Arca (XL Recordings) 

Breakthrough Artist/Release (Presented by Ingrooves)

  • Arlo Parks (Transgressive/[PIAS])
  • Bonny Light Horseman (37d03d)
  • Overcoats (Loma Vista)
  • Arlo McKinley (Oh Boy)
  • Orion Sun (Mom+Pop) 

Independent Champion (Presented by Merlin)

  • Bandcamp
  • SoundExchange
  • Secretly Distribution
  • Tunecore
  • The Orchard

Label of the Year (Big) (Presented by ADA)

  • Partisan
  • Sub Pop
  • Warp
  • Stones Throw
  • Ninja Tune 

Label of the Year (Medium)

  • Light in the Attic
  • Sacred Bones
  • Matador
  • Ghostly International
  • Rough Trade 

Label of the Year (Small) (Presented by Spotify)

  • Daptone
  • Innovative Leisure
  • Fire Talk
  • International Anthem
  • Hardly Art
  • Oh Boy 

Full list of nominees and more: www.liberaawards.com.

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