40% of Grammy wins in 2018 were independent releases

Independent music has an impressive showing at Grammys
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Three Grammy-winning albums distributed by CD Baby!

Our friends at A2IM published an article listing all the recent Grammy-winning titles that were released by independent labels, accounting for 36 out of 84 award categories.

Depending on your perspective, it might seem strange to recognize Big Machine and Sub Pop as indie (since they’re almost household names) but that’s exactly what they are, and their achievements are all the more impressive because of their relative independence from the majors.

But it’s not just “big” indies who won this year.

Of the fifteen titles CD Baby distributes that were nominated for a Grammy this year, three of them won!

Congratulations to:

Were you at the Grammys? Did your album get a nomination or consideration? Let me know about it in the comments below.

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