Boston’s best rockers, rappers, indie groups and DJs rocked out at the Liberty Hotel on Sunday night. The elegant hotel turned six spaces into six different venues for the Boston Music Awards, featuring a festival-style lineup with more than 15 artists, each of whom played 15 to 30-minute sets in one of the venues. Here is the big list of winners, with Dropkick Murphys taking home the big awards; artist of the year and live artist of the year. And you may even recognize the woman who beat Justin Bieber as the best local jazz act.

Gospel/Inspirational Artist Of The Year

Renese King

Best Live Ongoing Residency

Session Americana

Best DJ/Dance Night

Fresh Produce at Good Life

Best Live Music Venue

Middle East


Best Music Blog

Allston Pudding

Producer Of The Year, Rock

Ed Valauskas

Producer Of The Year, Hip-Hop


Singer Songwriter Of The Year

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Rock Artist Of The Year

Viva Viva

Punk Artist Of The Year

Dead Cats Dead Rats

Pop Rock Artist Of The Year

Gentleman Hall

Metal/Hardcore Artist Of The Year


Jazz Artist Of The Year

Esperanza Spalding

International Artist Of The Year

Mamadou Diop

R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year

Shea Rose

Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year


Folk Artist Of The Year

Lori McKenna

Electronic Artist Of The Year


DJ Artist Of The Year

Leah V

Blues Artist Of The Year

Roomful Of Blues

Americana Artist Of The Year

Girls Guns and Glory

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Christian McNeill

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Lisa Bello

Video Of The Year

“Close To Me,” Gentlemen Hall

Live Artist Of The Year

Dropkick Murphys

Song Of The Year

“Born with a Broken Heart,” David Wax Museum

New Artist Of The Year


Album/EP of the Year

“Hemophiliac,” Mean Creek

Artist of the Year

Dropkick Murphys

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