Aimee Mann, Taylor Swift & Nick Cave Among Winners at A2IM 2018 Libera Awards

Aimee Mann, Taylor Swift & Nick Cave Among Winners at A2IM 2018 Libera Awards

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) It was all about the Indies on Thursday, June 21st at the 2018 A2IM Libera Awards, presented by SoundExchange with a special celebration of Merlin’s 10 Year Anniversary, held at The PlayStation Theater in NYC. Closing out A2IM’s annual Indie Week, performers, nominees and industry VIPs walked the red carpet to start the night off. Spotted on the carpet were A2IM CEO Richard James Burgess, performer and nominee Natalie Prass, actor Brendan Hines, Brett Gurewitz, Willie Nile, DJ Breakout and The Funky 4 + 1, model Brittany Garrick, awards host Kate Wolff, Raul Midon and Shabazz Palaces among others

During the show, hosted by NYC comedian Kate Wolff, the audience was treated to performances by Aimee Mann, Funky 4+ 1, Natalie Prass, Raul Midon, Sam Outlaw, Vicktor Taiwo, and a special tribute to Sharon Jones by her band The Dap-Kings.

 This year, A2IM honored punk rock trailblazer Brett Gurewitz with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Merlin’s 10th Anniversary was also celebrated at the awards.

A full list of winners is below. Photos from the red carpet and the awards are available upon request.

2018 Libera Award Winners:

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Live Act

Nick Cave

Bad Seed Ltd.

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Hip-Hop/Rap Album

Shabazz Palaces – ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’

Sub Pop Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best American Roots/Folk Album

Aimee Mann – ‘Mental Illness’

SuperEgo Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Blues Album

Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’

ATO Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Classical Album

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – ‘Copland: Symphony No. 3 & 3 Latin American Sketches’

Naxos

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Country/Americana Album

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – ‘The Nashville Sound’

Southeastern Records /Thirty Tigers

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Jazz Album

Kamasi Washington – ‘Harmony of Difference’

Young Turks

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Latin Album

Chicano Batman – ‘Freedom Is Free’

ATO Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Outlier Album

Moses Sumney – ‘Aromanticism’


Jagjaguwar

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Metal Album

Converge – ‘The Dusk In Us’

Epitaph Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Dance/Electronic Album

Sylvan Esso – ‘What Now’

Loma Vista Recordings

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best R&B Album

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – ‘Soul of a Woman’

Daptone Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Re-Issue

Elliott Smith – ‘Either/Or: Expanded Edition’

Kill Rock Stars

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Rock Album

The National – ‘Sleep Well Beast’

4AD

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best Sync Usage

Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’

Partisan Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Best World Usage

Ibeyi – ‘Ash’

XL Recordings

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Independent Icon

Funky 4 + 1

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Breakthrough Artist

Princess Nokia – ‘1992 Deluxe’

Rough Trade Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Creative Packaging

Bob’s Burgers – ‘The Bob’s Burgers Music Album’

Sub Pop Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Independent Champion

MERLIN

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Label of the Year (6+ employees)

Dead Oceans

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Label of the Year (

Daptone Records

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Marketing Genius Award 

Run the Jewels – Call Ticketron! 646.846.RTJ3

Run the Jewels, Inc.

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Video of the Year 

Perfume Genius – “Die 4 You”

Matador Records

 

A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award 

Brett Gurewitz

2018 A2IM Libera Awards

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Independent Impact Award

Taylor Swift – ‘Reputation’

Big Machine Label Group

 

2018 A2IM Libera Awards: Album of the Year 

Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’

Dead Oceans

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