AIM Independent Music Awards open voting to public for three awards

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.

Indie Champion
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:
Amon Tobin
Beardyman
Bo Ningen
Bring Me The Horizon
Enter Shikari
Explosions in the Sky
Frank Turner
Frankie & The Heartstrings
Friendly Fires
Fucked Up
Grinderman
Josh T Pearson
Les Savy Fav
The Blackout
The Computers
The Walkmen
tUnE-yArDs
Warpaint

Voting now open at AIM Awards 2011 Best Live Act / Top Stories / Music News from THE-FLY.CO.UK – The UK’s most popular music magazine

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
Belladrum
Camp Bestival
Creamfields
End of the Road
Grassroots
Secret Garden Party
Summer Sundae
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.

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