Submissions are Closed

Thank you for participating in the 2024 Libera Awards submissions process! We are excited to announce that First Round of Voting opened on Wednesday, January 17th and will close on Tuesday, January 30th.

For official voters, please review the important voting steps and information below.

Voting

Log In

Click the Registration link that was sent to you to begin the process. If you need help designating your voter for your company, please contact membership at membership@a2im.org. All members in good standing receive ONE vote in the first round.

If you previously created an account during the submission phase last year, you can use the same login credentials to vote. If you’ve never used the platform before, you’ll be required to create a new account. Members who are still logged in from the submission phase will be taken directly to the voting homepage.

Note that voting is open to only one member company representative during The First Round of Voting.
the login form

Click Judge

At the top of your screen you’ll find a tab that says Judge
zooming in on the judge link

Select a category to judge

Select the categories that you would like to vote in from the list provided.
a red arrow pointing to the categories

Choose a Submission

You can listen to audio, watch video, and view links for each entry by clicking on the Entry Name.
scrolling down the entry page

Cast Your Vote

To cast a vote for a submission, simply click the heart button for that entry. When you click vote, you should see a “+1” pop up next to the heart. If you made a mistake, you can revoke your vote by clicking the heart again to remove the “+1”.
clicking on the vote button

That's All Folks!

Once you have cast your votes for each category that you feel comfortable voting in, you’re all set! There is no “submission” button. Your votes are automatically tallied when you click the heart. Thank you for your participation this year!
that's all folks!

Need Additional Help?

If you continue to experience issues with submissions after this guide, please contact support@a2im.org.

Solicitations

If you plan on taking out For your Consideration (FYC) ads to promote your nominated work, please review our solicitation guidelines carefully. Please note that we have teamed up with Hypebot to offer various ad options for all budget types! You can find more information here.

Submissions are Closed

Thank you for participating in the 2024 Libera Awards submissions process! We are carefully reviewing your submissions and will be providing information on next steps and voting very soon! Stay tuned!

In the meantime, take a moment to review our solicitation guidelines.

Dawn Richard singing on stage at the 2023 Libera Awards

Submissions

Submit your music to be considered at the 2024 A2IM Libera Awards, the largest celebration of independent music globally.

Submit for the 2024 Libera Awards

To qualify, artists/submissions must be independently owned/controlled, and commercially released in the United States and its Territories between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. Single tracks, EPs, and albums can qualify for all categories listed as Best Record.

For discounts on bulk submissions (10 or more), email sales@a2im.org.

2024 Libera Awards Categories

  • Record of the Year
  • Music Video of the Year
  • Label of the Year (<5 employees)
  • Label of the Year (6-14 employees)
  • Label of the Year (15+ employees)
  • Breakthrough Artist
  • Independent Champion
  • Publisher of the Year **NEW**
  • Distributor of the Year **NEW**
  • Self-Released Record of the Year
  • Best Alternative Rock Record
  • Best American Roots Record
  • Best Blues Record
  • Best Classical Record
  • Best Country Record
  • Best Dance Record
  • Best Electronic Record
  • Best Folk Record
  • Best Global Record
  • Best Heavy Record
  • Best Hip-Hop/Rap Record
  • Best Jazz Record
  • Best Latin Record
  • Best Outlier Record
  • Best Pop Record
  • Best Punk Record
  • Best R&B Record
  • Best Record From Games and Interactive Media **NEW**
  • Best Reissue
  • Best Remix
  • Best Rock Record
  • Best Singer-Songwriter Record
  • Best Soul/Funk Record
  • Best Spiritual Record
  • Marketing Genius
  • Creative Packaging
  • Best Short-Form Video
  • Best Sync Usage

How to Submit

Log In

If you used this platform last year, just log in with previous credentials at libera.awardsplatform.com
(If you did not use the platform in the previous years, you can register at this time.)

the login form

Start an Entry

Select a category and please fill out all required information. View a list of all awards categories and their descriptions here.

the first part of the submission form

Add Attachments

In order to successfully submit your entry, at least (3) attachments are required to complete your submission: (1) Audio File, (1) Cover Art, and (1) URL. For video based categories, please also submit at least (1) video. For Label of the Year, Independent Champion, Distributor of the Year, and Publisher of the Year categories, only upload a high-res company logo.
If Independent Champion is a person, upload a headshot.

the second part of the submission form

Submit Entry

You can submit multiple entries at once.

(A2IM Members receive a discounted submission rate. Check the special offers in the infohub for your discount code)

Had a lot of releases this year?

We’ve got a discount for you! Contact sales@a2im.org for bulk submission information.

Need additional help?

If you continue to experience issues with submissions after this guide, please contact support@a2im.org.