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. Three of the 14 awards to be bestowed on the night are now open for public voting.
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 Indie Champion Award – The Association of Independent Music
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
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:
End of the Road
Secret Garden Party
Y Not Festival
Voting now open at Vote for the Best Independent Festival at AIM Awards – And you could win guest tickets to the winning festival! – Festival News. All voting entries are entered into competition to win a pair of tickets to the festival that receives the award.
The public voting for these three awards will close on Friday 30th September 2011.
For more information on the AIM Independent Music Awards: