A2IM, the American Association of Independent Music, announced that for the second year in a row, more than half of the nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards have been earned by independent music labels and artists—a total of 194 out of 387 non-producer nominations.
“The music of independent labels and artists offers cultural diversity and BREAKs new ground for music fans,” says Jim Mahoney, A2IM Vice President, adding that the nominations represent “a true sign of the continued strength, presence, and the importance of independent music.”
Mahoney applauds the recognition of the entire independent label community: “Independents come in all shapes and sizes, business models, and musical genres. For every independent, garnering a Grammy nomination is a reward and testament to the tremendous contributions that independents offer to music fans and reflects the hard work music labels poured into supporting these great artists.”
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Get a full list of A2IM member nominees.