AIM Independent Music Awards

2016 awards

The full list of nominees for the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 has now been revealed! After careful deliberation by our esteemed judging panel, along with over 15,000 public votes, this year's AIM Awards nominees have been selected. Congratulations to all of the bands, artists, festivals, labels and industry figures nominated at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016.


The sixth annual AIM Independent Music Awards will take place at The Brewery in London on 6th September 2016. The ceremony will be packed with the independent music industry's finest, all turning out to celebrate another outstanding year for independent music.


The 2016 AIM Awards nominees are...


BEST SMALL LABEL -
 sponsored by Proper Music Distribution

Beatnik
Holy Roar
Numbers
Earth Recordings
Local Action


BEST 'DIFFICULT' SECOND ALBUM - sponsored by Radio X

Daughter - Not To Disappear
Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers
Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings On Earth
Money - Suicide Songs
Savages - Adore Life


SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Modo

British Sea Power - The Compleat Illustrated British Sea power (vol.1)
Mikael Tariverdiev – Film Music
Slade – When Slade Rocked The World
Various Artists – Ork Records: New York, New York
Various Artists – Leaf 20 Box Set


HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST

Darren Hayman
Kamasi Washington
Martyn Joseph
Run The Jewels
Shaodow


GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL - sponsored by AIF / voted for by visitors to DIY
Barn on the Farm
Beat Herder
Brainchild
Pete the Monkey
Strawberries & Creem


INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR - 
sponsored by YouTube

Christine and the Queens
Father John Misty
Flume
Neck Deep
Pvris
Stormzy



INDIE CHAMPION AWARD -
 sponsored by CI

Chris Bye  - Arts Council England / Liverpool Sound City
Jen Long – DICE
Jess Partridge - London In Stereo
Jon Tolley – Banquet Records
Mary Anne Hobbs – BBC 6Music



INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR -
sponsored by Vevo

Darwin Deez – The Mess She Made
Grimes – Kill V. Maim
Kaytranada – Lite Spots
Oscar – Sometimes
Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry



BEST LIVE ACT -
voted for by visitors to Songkick

Babymetal
Caravan Palace
Courteeners
Sunset Sons
Wolf Alice


INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR - sponsored by MCPS

Adele – Hello
Christine And The Queens – Tilted
Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
Flume – Never Be Like You
Ghetts x Rude Kid – One Take
Major Lazer ft Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up [remix]
Protoje Ft Chronixx – Who Knows
Radiohead – Burn The Witch
Skepta – Man
Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out



INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- sponsored by The Orchard

ARCA – Mutant
Brian Eno – The Ship
Field Music – Commontime
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Lapsley – Long Way Home
Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons
Press To Meco – Good Intent
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Roots Manuva – Bleeds
Skepta – Konnichiwa



INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR - 
sponsored by Believe Digital

Because Music
Bella Union
Epitaph/ANTI
Moshi Moshi
Ninja Tune



PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT

KDA
Tchami
Wolf Alice
Sigala



Winners

Some of our 2016 winners have already been decided by our esteemed judging panel!

PIONEER AWARD 2016

RICHARD RUSSELL, XL Recordings

Read more about the Pioneer Award here


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC AWARD 2016 sponsored by Amazon Music

ROISIN MURPHY

Read more about the Pioneer Award here



Attend the AIM Awards Afterparty!

Tickets for the afterparty only are also available, this takes place in The Brewery from 10.30pm immediately after the ceremony on 6th September.  A stellar line-up of DJs will spin independent party tunes until 3am. To join in the celebrations, click here to buy tickets.


Highlights of the 2015 AIM Awards


Check out this highlights video from the 2015 AIM Awards, featuring Noel Gallagher, John Kennedy, Alice Levine, Jungle, Wolf Alice, FKA twigs and many other notable faces from the independent sector.



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