VOTING FOR INAUGURAL AIM INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOW OPEN!
The inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards, taking place on Thursday 10th November at Floridita in London, will recognise and celebrate the artists, labels, companies and individuals at the heart of the thriving independent music sector.
Music fans are invited to vote now for three of the awards to be bestowed on the evening: Best Independent Festival, Best Live Act and an Indie Champion. In the week since voting launched, an astounding 10,000 votes have already been placed.
The Indie Champion award is an award for someone who demonstrates unwavering support for the independent community. AIM (Association of Independent Music) members were invited to nominate individuals and the following shortlist are nominees who have all tirelessly supported the sector, going above and beyond to spread, promote and champion independent music.
• Craig Charles (6 Music)
• Gilles Peterson (Radio 1/club DJ)
• Huw Stephens (Radio 1)
• Jeff Smith (Radio 2 & 6 Music Head of Music)
• Jen Long (BBC Introducing)
• John Doran & Luke Turner (The Quietus)
• John Leckie (record producer)
• John Robb (Louder than War)
• Lisa Meyer & Jenny Moore (Capsule/Supersonic Festival)
• Marc Riley (6 Music)
• Nathan Clark (Brudenell Social Club)
• Richard Thane (The Line of Best Fit)
• Tom Robinson (6 Music)
• Tony McDonagh (Manilla PR)
Voting now open at http://www.musicindie.com/awards/indiechampion
Best Live Act (in association with The Fly)
For the best live act signed to an independent label. Nominees are:
Bring Me The Horizon
Explosions in the Sky
Frankie & The Heartstrings
Josh T Pearson
Les Savy Fav
We Are The Ocean
Voting now open at http://www.the-fly.co.uk/words/news/top-news-stories/10684/aim-awards-2011-best-live-act
Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival (in association with Virtual Festivals)
Recognising the UK's best independent festival in association with AIF (Association of Independent Festivals). Nominees are:
• Bearded Theory
• Camp Bestival
• End of the Road
• Secret Garden Party
• Summer Sundae
• Y Not Festival
Voting now open at http://www.virtualfestivals.com/latest/news/11567.
All voters are entered into competition to win a pair of guest tickets to the winning festival.
The public voting for these three awards will close on Friday 30th September 2011.
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