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Alabama Shakes, Kamasi Washington Biggest Wiiners At A2IM’s Indie Music Libera Awards

 shakesAlabama 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.

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A2IM

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

Merlin

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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