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AIM Independent Music Awards : 2011

AIM Awards

The 2011 AIM Independent Music Awards took place on Thursday 10th November at Floridita in Soho. 14 awards were given out to independent artists, label owners and industry figures.

2011 Winners

Best Small Label: Stolen Recordings
Best 'Difficult' Second Album: Adele - 21
Hardest Working Band or Artist: Frank Turner
Catalogue Release of the Year: Matador at 21 - Various Artists (Matador)
Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival: Bearded Theory
Independent Breakthrough of the Year: SBTRKT
Innovative Marketing Campaign of the Year: Ninja Tune campaign for Ninja Tune XX
Indie Champion Award: John Robb, Louder Than War
Independent Entrepreneur of the Year: Rob da Bank (Sunday Best, AIF, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Radio 1)
Best Live Act: Frank Turner
PPL Award for Most Played Independent Act: Adele
Outstanding Contribution to Music: Bjork
Pioneer Award: Laurence Bell, Domino Recording Co


Alison Rob da Bank
Alison Wenham, AIM's CEO Rob da Bank - Independent Entrepreneur
of the Year
Frank Turner Bearded Theory
Frank Turner performing Beardyman & Bearded Theory's
Michael Eccleshall
Dinner John Robb
Guests at the awards dinner John Robb - Indie Champion




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