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.
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!
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 Now Available!
Tickets for the ceremony are now available, and can be booked using the forms downloadable from the bottom of this page.
In keeping with the independent spirit, tickets are priced so that all AIM members large and small can afford to attend, and prices are as follows.
£140+VAT (Gold) / £1400 (Gold table of 10)
£85 +VAT (Silver) / £850 (Silver table of 10)
Friends of AIM tickets are £165+VAT each & non-member tickets are £200 +VAT each.
The ticket price includes entrance to the awards, welcome drinks reception, a delicious 3-course dinner with drinks and entrance to the lively after party. Please note that tickets are highly limited.
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.
- AIM Awards 2014 - Members Booking FormDOC 106Kb 19/03/2014
- AIM Awards 2014 - Non members & Friends of AIM Booking FormDOC 108Kb 19/03/2014
- AIM Awards 2014 - AIF Members Booking FormDOC 104Kb 19/03/2014
- AIM Announces 2014 AIM Independent Music Awards (press release)PDF 466Kb 26/03/2014