Alabama Shakes, Kamasi Washington Biggest Winners At A2IM's Indie Music Libera Awards


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Alabama Shakes (ATO Records) and Kamasi Washington (Brainfeeder) each won multiple awards at last night's indie music A2IM Libera Awards in New York City. Alabama Shakes won three times and jazz saxophonist Washington was the night’s big newcomer winning two awards. Ted Leo hosted.

2016 Libera Award Winners:

Best Live Act
Alabama Shakes (ATO Records)

Marketing Genius
Run The Jewels “#12DaysofRTJ” (Mass Appeal Records)

Best Sync Usage
Alabama Shakes 'Sound & Color' (ATO Records)

Breakthrough Artist
Courtney Barnett ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ (Mom + Pop Music)

Creative Packaging
Father John Misty ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ (Creative Director: Sasha Barr) (Sub Pop Records)

Groundbreaking Album of the Year
Kamasi Washington The Epic (Brainfeeder)

Heritage Album of the Year
Kamasi Washington The Epic (Brainfeeder)

Independent Champion

Into the Pit
Savages ‘Adore Life’ (Matador Records)

Young Label Spotlight Award (Presented by IMPALA)
Innovative Leisure

Shifting Beats
Jamie xx ‘In Colour’ (Young Turks)

Independent Icon
Naughty By Nature

A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Curb (Curb Records)

Video of the Year
Run The Jewels “Close Your Eyes (and Count to F*ck)” (Mass Appeal Records)

Video of the Year- Fan Vote
Grimes “Kill V. Maim" (4AD)

A&R Team of the Year
ATO Records

Label of the Year (<5 employees)
Daptone Records

Label of the Year (6+ employees)
Sub Pop Records

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes ‘Sound & Color' (ATO Records)

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