Last night, artists, supporters, executives, and just about anyone involved in the world of Boston music showed up to fill out five floors of The Liberty Hotel. The 25th annual Boston Music Awards celebrated both the continuing success of familiar acts and the welcoming of newcomers, with many of the winners maintaining their momentum from last year’s awards.

Mean Creek took home Album of the Year for a second consecutive time, October’s strong follow-up, Youth Companion, to last year’s Hemophiliac was an award-worthy sentiment from the Allston-bred band, who have been touring with the Counting Crows. Mexo-Americana duo David Wax Museum was awarded Song of The Year for “Harder Before It Gets Easier,” a folksy following to 2011’s winner “Born With a Broken Heart.”

Boston staple Dropkick Murphys were bumped from their spot as last year’s Artist of the Year and Live Act of the Year, but not forgotten, instead branded Punk Act of the Year. The Dropkicks made room for a new Artist of the Year, Karmin, the Berklee-born group who graced Rolling Stone’s cover this year after their breakout hit “Brokenhearted” surfaced. Shea Rose only shifted her title from last year slightly, exchanging her Urban/R&B/Contemporary Artist of the Year for Pop/R&B Artist of the Year, and Bostinno’s channel partner Allston Pudding was named Boston’s Best Music Blog for a second time around. Different faces included rapper Cam Meekins, who took home the award for Best New Artist, and Debo Band took over as Live Artist of the Year.

Since the award ceremony is set up like a non-ceremony, the night turns into more of a party for Boston’s music lovers and makers to hang out around the Liberty’s sprawling rotundas, and while waiting in many lines for an elevator. The sounds from several separate stages put forth a spirited blend of Boston’s best musical efforts, both past and present. Earthquake Party, Streight Angular, and New Artist nominee Dutch Rebelle represented a newer generation, while The Real Kids and O Positive rocked out in ‘70s and ‘80s style. Across the river, Mean Creek played a more intimate set at Redstar Studios, which was displayed on TV screens at the Liberty.

This year was no exception: Boston’s take on an awards show is a fun, energetic display of those working hard to bring the music of a talented city to the forefront. While the awards are the reason for the night, the focus thereafter shifts to bringing everyone–the nominees, the musicians, and the fans–together.

Here’s the complete list of the winners:

Artist of the Year- Karmin
Album of the Year- Youth Companion by Mean Creek
Song of the Year- “Harder Before It Gets Easier” by David Wax Museum
New Artist of the Year- Cam Meekins
Live Artist of the Year- Debo Band
Rock Artist of the Year- RIBS
Hip Hop Artist of the Year- Moe Pope & Rain
Pop/R&B Artist of the Year- Shea Rose
Americana Artist of the Year- Kingsley Flood
Blues Artist of the Year- Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
DJ Artist of the Year- Frank White
Electronic Artist of the Year- Andre Obin
Folk Artist of the Year- Caleb Groh
Gospel Artist of the Year- Berklee Reverence Gospel Choir
International Artist of the Year- Evolfo Doofeht
Jazz Artist of the Year- Omar Thomas
Metal/Hardcore Arist of the Year- Converge
Punk Artist of the Year- Dropkick Murphys
Singer/Songwriter of the Year- Will Dailey
Female Vocalist of the Year- Nicole Nelson
Male Vocalist of the Year- Christian McNeill
Producer of the Year (Hip Hop)- Malik Williams
Producer of the Year (Rock)- Dave Minehan
Video of the Year- “252” Gem Club
Best Boston Artist Who Doesn’t Live in Boston- Passion Pit
Best Dance Night- The Pill
Best Live Music Venue- Royale
Best Live Ongoing Residency- Tim Gearan Band at Atwood’s Tavern
Best Music Blog- Allston Pudding
Unsung Hero- Ed Valauskas
Humanitarian of the Year- Jillian Jensen