A2IM's Second Annual Libera Awards Announced, Accepting Nominations

The second annual Libera Awards ("The Libbys"), an event begun by A2IM for independent labels and services, is now accepting nominations for its award show slated fro Thursday, June 20 at New York's Highline Ballroom.

Twelve categories, including Independent Album of the Year, Creative Packaging Award, and the 21st Century Award to "service provider or platform that was most beneficial to independent labels and artists" have been announced. A full list of awards and instructions on how to submit nominations, can be found here. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 17th.]

Last year's winners included Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills who received a Lifetime Achievement Award, Bon Iver, Daptone, Glassnote and Spotify. In addition to Spotify, partners for the event include eMusic and musician website service Bandzoogle.