29.08.17

AIM Awards Winners Announced

The AIM Independent Music Awards 2017 took place on September 5th, and what an incredible evening it was! 

We’d like to send massive congratulations to all of this year’s winners! The list truly represents the remarkable talent, innovation, eclecticism and diversity that is so unique to the independent sector. The winners and nominees demonstrate the high caliber of artists, labels, festivals and individuals working in independent music right now.

A huge thank you to all of this year’s entrants, nominees, sponsors, our brilliant hosts Clara Amfo and MistaJam, and everybody who continues to make the AIM Independent Music Awards such a special occasion.

Take a look at the full list of AIM Awards 2017 winners below…

AIM AWARDS WINNERS 2017

BEST SMALL LABEL
Cannibal Hymns

 

 

 

 

 

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
Jlin – Black Origami (Planet Mu)

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1984 – 2014) (BMG UK)

 

 

 

 

HARDEST WORKING GROUP OR ARTIST
ShaoDow (DiY Gang Entertainment)

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL
Lost Evenings

 

 

 


INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Sampha (Young Turks)

 

 

 


INDIE CHAMPION AWARD
Katie Riding & Joe Daniel – Indie Label Market

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels) (Mass Appeal)

 

 

 

 

BEST LIVE ACT
Counterfeit (Xtra Mile Recordings)

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR
The xx – On Hold (Young Turks)

 

 

 

 

INNOVATOR AWARD
BBK (BoyBetterKnow)

 

 

 

 

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
Stormzy (#MERKY)

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer (#MERKY)

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR
Because Music

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
The Dillinger Escape Plan

 

 

 

 


PIONEER AWARD
Steve Beckett – Warp Records