AIM Awards


The AIM Independent Music Awards is the leading awards ceremony for independent music. The ceremony shines a spotlight on the great wealth of talent on UK independent labels, some of the most exciting music and forward thinking labels in the world.

Many awards ceremonies hand out gongs to the best-selling or priority artists, but the independents have always measured success a little differently. The AIM Awards recognises the real heroes of music; those who do things their own way, make incredible music and inspire us all with their creativity, commitment & spirit.

The AIM Awards boasts a uniquely varied selection of nominees and winners, with artists, labels and festivals from all genres in with an equal chance of recognition. This diversity is something we are very proud of and we will continue to shine a light on the talent coming out of the ever impressive independent community.

Now in its seventh year, the AIM Awards is proud to have honoured a wide array of extraordinary independent artists, labels and industry figures including: Björk, Stormzy, Adele, The Prodigy, London Grammar, Richie Hawtin, Wolf Alice, Billy Bragg, Christine and The Queens, Enter Shikari, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, First Aid Kit, Alt-J, SBTRKT, Daughter, Alcopop!, 4AD, Hyperdub, Transgressive, Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Martin Mills (Beggars Group), Daniel Miller (Mute), Laurence Bell (Domino),  & many more!

Details on the AIM Awards 2017 will be announced in the coming months, including information on tickets and how to enter your artists.

Here are some highlights from the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016:

Little Simz at the AIM Awards 2016 Stormzy Innovator Award winner 2016
2016’s hosts, Radio X’s John Kennedy and BBC Radio1’s MistaJam Damon Albarn with XL Recordings’ Richard Russell
Alvvays performing at the AIM Awards 2015 Noel Gallagher presenting an AIM Award
Wolf Alice – Independent Breakthrough Twin B & Huw Stephens
The AIM Awards lights! FKA twigs, Track of the Year 2015
Oscar opening the AIM Awards 2016 Julie Adenuga, Stormzy & Twin B

Click here to see the full gallery of the 2016 AIM Independent Music Awards