AIM Independent Music Awards

AIM Awards 2014


Many an awards show hands out gongs to the best-selling or priority artists, but the indies have always measured success a little differently. The AIM Independent Music Awards recognises the real heroes of music; those who do things their own way, make phenomenal music and inspire us all with their creativity, commitment & brilliance.



Now in our fourth year, the AIM Awards is proud to have honoured a fantastic array of independent artists, labels and industry figures such as: Björk, Adele, Edwyn Collins, 4AD, The Prodigy, Alcopop! Recordings, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Enter Shikari, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, First Aid Kit, Alt-J, SBTRKT, Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Daniel Miller (Mute), Laurence Bell (Domino), Daughter, Vampire Weekend & many more. Check out the winners and highlights videos from previous years by clicking on the menu on the left.

 SBTRKTDaughterMacklemore & Ryan Lewis


The 2014 AIM Independent Music Awards will take place on 2nd September, at The Brewery in London, and we're delighted to welcome on board two fantastic new hosts, XFM's John Kennedy and BBC Radio 1's Alice Levine!

John KennedyAlice Levine


Speaking about the Awards, John said: "I'm delighted and honoured to be presenting the AIM Awards with Alice. I've been involved as a judge since the Awards began and they bring well deserved recognition to the excellence of Independent labels in the UK. It's great that they represent the endeavours of tiny operators as much as the heavy hitters. It's going to be a fantastic night!"

Alice added: “This is my first AIM awards and I can't wait.  Celebrating and highlighting the work that independent labels do is so important for their growth and for the growth of the industry as a whole. AIM is reminding us what is really important...the music. John and I will be also wearing matching suits, Ant n Dec style.”

Tickets for the 2014 AIM Independent Music Awards Afterparty Now Available!

Tickets for the ceremony are now sold out, but afterparty tickets are available here for just £12 each.


How to Enter

Entries were accepted for the 2014 AIM Awards during May, you've missed the boat for this year!  Nominees will be announced in August.

Highlights of the 2013 AIM Awards


Check out this great video from the 2013 AIM Awards, featuring Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Franz Ferdinand, Billy Bragg, Ghostpoet, Enter Shikari, The xx, The Computers and many other notable faces from the independent sector.




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