2012 Winners

Independent Album of the Year
presented by Official.fm
Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)

Indie Label of the Year Award (5 Employees or less worldwide)

Daptone Records

Indie Label of the Year Award (6 Employees or more worldwide)


Lifetime Acheivement Award

Martin Mills, Beggars Group Founder/CEO

Up and Comer Award presented by eMusic 

The Dø (Six Degrees Records) [A2IM member vote]

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Bloodshot Records) [eMusic member vote]

Video of the Year

Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” (Merge Records)

Best Sync Usage

Glassnote Records (GIVERS’ song “Saw You First” in Kindle Fire product launch)

Music Supervisor of the Year

PJ Bloom (Neophonic)

Light Bulb Award (most innovative/creative marketing campaign)

Epitaph/Anti- Records (Tom Waits Invite-Only Listening Party)

Road Warrior of the Year

Charles Bradley (Daptone Records)

21st Century Award


Creative Packaging Award (Physical or Digital)

Ninja Tune for Amon Tobin (ISAM limited edition “Control Over Nature” CD/Book)

2012 Gallery

The First Annual A2IM Libera Awards (The Libbies)