AIM Awards 2017


Entries for the AIM Independent Music Awards 2017 are now closed! With a record number of entries, we will now be sharing all of the submissions with our judging panel and working towards our final list of nominees, to be announced in August.

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 incredible talent coming out of the independent community.

The 7th annual AIM Awards will take place on Tuesday 5th September 2017, at The Brewery in Clerkenwell.  This year, Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo will co-host the event with AIM Awards judge and previous host, Mistajam.

Steve Beckett, co-founder Warp Records has been announced as the winner of AIM’s 2017 Pioneer Award. Click here to read more about Steve and the story of one of the UK’s most revered independent record labels. Announced on the Huw Stephens Radio 1 show in July, AIM are thrilled to honour such a worthy recipient.

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.


Tickets for the ceremony are now on sale. Please download the relevant booking form below and return to

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.

AIM Members
£185+VAT (Gold)
£99 +VAT (Silver)

Friends of AIM  – £230+VAT
AIF Members – £120+VAT
Non-Member – £285 +VAT

AIM Members – AIM Awards booking form 2017

Friends and Non-Members – AIM Awards 2017 booking form

AIF members – AIM Awards booking form 2017

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.

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!

Further details on the AIM Awards 2017 will be announced in May, including the entry process.

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