Latest News: Dar Williams & SoundExchange’s Mike Huppe Among Presenters at A2IM Libera Awards 6-8 in NYC

A2IM Libera Awards Supports The Independent Music Community

On Thursday, June 8, the independent music community will come together to honor their peers at the 6th Annual Libera Awards presented by SoundExchange.

Among the presenters at this year’s Libera Awards will be singer – songwriter extraordinaire Dar Williams. Exploring religion, politics, and protest through her pop-infused folk, Williams has been a vocal presence in support of independent music for more than 25 years. Frequently performing at folk festivals and making appearances at events in support of independent music, her goal has always been to circumvent the juggernauts in the music industry to bring music directly to her fans. In fact, Williams chose to crowdfund her latest album, Emerald, through PledgeMusic.
SoundExchange President and CEO Mike Huppe is slated to present an award. At SoundExchange, Huppe has used his business and legal skills to ensure that artists throughout the music industry are able to collect their performance royalties. Huppe’s goal is to ensure that musicians are paid fairly and in an efficient manner. Since its inception, SoundExchange has collected over $3.5 billion for its artists.
Nominees at the Libera Awards include artists and labels from all facets of the independent music universe. Also nominated are organizations who have worked tirelessly to champion independent music throughout the country and the world. To view a full list of this year’s nominees, please visit:
The Libera Awards, which will take place at NYC’s PlayStation Theater, is the culmination of A2IM’s Indie Week, a four-day lineup of workshops and panels hosted by music industry leaders. Pandora CEO and founder Tim Westergren will be taking part as a keynote speaker, as will Music Confidential founder Susan Butler, and SoundExhange’s CEO, Mike Huppe. Indie Week will be held June 5 – 8 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center.
A2IM Libera Awards
Presented by SoundExchange

Thursday, June 8th

Performances by:
Nick Lowe, Ani DiFranco, Talib Kweli, Twin Peaks and Nick Hakin
PlayStation Theater
1515 Broadway
NY, NY 10036


Doors at 6 PM
Show at 7 PM

21 and over

General Admission Tickets Available HERE