Angel Olsen, Radiohead, Jagjaguwar Among Winners at Sixth Annual Libera Awards
publish date: 2017-06-08
The independent music business last night celebrated, fed and feted its own at the sixth annual Libera Awards, an event organized by the American Association of the Independent Music recognizing achievement in the independent music community. The event capped off the trade organization’s 12th annual Indie Week (June 5-8) which saw a broad swath of the independent music industry descend upon the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center on NYC’s Lower East Side for four days of meetings, panels, discussions, keynotes, performances, shmoozing and more.
This year’s big winners included Angel Olsen whose album My Woman (Jagjaguar) took Album of the Year honors; Radiohead (XL Recordings) who won two Libera statuettes for Best Live Act and Video of the Year (Fan Vote) for “Daydreaming;” and the Jagjaguar which won Label of the Year (More Than Five Employees).
Other winners included Bandcamp, a digital platform spotlighting primarily indie music and which won the Independent Champion Award,;Triple Crown Records which received best label with less than five employee, and the beloved and late-Sharon Jones (Daptone Records) who won Best Syc Usage for a Lincoln MKZ spot (full winners list below).