AIM Awards 2015 Nominees

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After careful deliberation by our esteemed judging panel, along with public voting which saw more than 15,000 people register their votes, we can now reveal our nominees! Congratulations to all of the bands, artists, festivals, labels and industry figures nominated. The full list of nominees for the AIM Independent Music Awards 2015 can be seen below.

The fifth annual AIM Independent Music Awards will take place at The Brewery in London on 8th September 2015. The ceremony will host the industry's finest, all turning out to celebrate another fantastic year for independent music.


The 2015 AIM Awards nominees are...


BEST SMALL LABEL -
in association with Disc Manufacturing Services
Basick RecordsDMS
Erased Tapes
High Focus Records
Planet Mu Records
Rocket Girl



BEST 'DIFFICULT' SECOND ALBUM - in association with XFMXfmlogo
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Colour
Holly Herndon - Platform
Nadine Shah - Fast Food
The 2 Bears - The Night Is Young
Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too



SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR - in association with Amazon Music
Cities Of Darkscorch Boardgame
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Inside The Pleasuredomeamazon
Bjork - Coloured Vinyl Catalogue Reissue
The Pretty Things - Bouquets From a Cloudy Sky
Imogen Heap - Sparks (Deluxe Boxset)
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Reissue



HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
Courtney Barnett
JME
Little Comets
Swans
Young Fathers



GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL - in association with AIF and DIY
ArcTanGentDIY SMALL
Barn on the Farm
Brainchild Festival
Pete The Monkey
Truck Festival



INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
Courtney Barnett
FKA Twigs
Run The Jewels
Sonhoy Blues
Wolf Alice



INDIE CHAMPION AWARD - sponsored by CICI 2015
Camilla Pia - BBC 6Music
Marc Riley - BBC 6Music
Peter Guy - Getintothis
Rupert Morrison - The Drift Record Shop
Tim Burgess - Songwriter & O Genesis Music Ltd



INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Vevo
Alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine
Flying Lotus - Never Catch Mevevo 2014
Ghostpoet - Sorry My Love It's You, Not Me
Ibeyi - River
Son Lux - Change Is Everything



BEST LIVE ACT - in association with Jack Daniel's voted for by visitors to SongkickJD
All Time Low
Alt-J
Erasure
Thunder
To Kill A King
Twin Atlantic



INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR - in association with Spotify
Alt-J - Every Other Freckle
Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Bestspotifynew
FKA Twigs - Two Weeks
Jamie XX - Loud Places
LA Priest - Oino
Major Lazer - Lean On
Mogwai - Teenage Exorcist
Neck Deep - Can't kick Up The Roots
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
Wiley - On A Level



INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- in association with dotFans
Bjork - Vulnicuradotfans
Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep
Father John Misty - I Love you, Honeybear
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
JME - Integrity>
The Bug - Angels & Devils
The Charlatans - Modern Nature
The Xcerts - There Is Only You
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too



INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR -
in association with Believe Digital
Epitaph RecordsBelieve Digital
Erased Tapes Records
Heavenly Recordings
Planet Mu Records
Transgressive Records



PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACTPPLNEW
FKA Twigs
Ghetts
Jungle
Ward Thomas



WINNERS

Some of our 2015 winners have already been decided by our esteemed judging panel!


promostream

INNOVATOR AWARD 2015 in association with Promostream

PETER QUICKE, MATT BLACK AND JONATHAN MORE, NINJA TUNE

Read more about the Innovator Award here



The Orchard

PIONEER AWARD 2015 in association with The Orchard

DIGBY PEARSON, EARACHE RECORDS

Read more about the Pioneer Award here



OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC AWARD 2015 in association with Merlin

Merlin

SKEPTA

Read more about the Pioneer Award here


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