Also, there are two new categories this year. The Humanitarian Award will honor a person, artist or company from the independent music community whose programs are designed to better the world. The A2IM Artist record of the year award is an initiative to help independent, self-releasing artists optimize their careers.
There are 31 categories in which members are asked to vote. Visit the Libera Awards website to access the voting platform, which is sponsored by Merlin. Nominations close on Dec. 7.
There are three additional categories not included on the voting platform — independent icon, the lifetime achievement award and the A2im independent impact award.
The A2IM Libera awards were first held in June 2012. The 10th ceremony will be held virtually on June 17, 2021 (as was the 2020 event). If it is safe for people to gather in groups at that time, an in-person event will be added. The awards will be the capstone event of A2IM's Indie Week, the annual music business conference, which will be held virtually from June 14-17, 2021.