AIM Independent Music Awards - The Winner


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Last night, the independent music community got together for the annual shindig. I was a judge on the bulk of these awards and there’s some interesting winners.

BEST SMALL LABEL
in association with Proper Music Distribution
NUMBERS

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
in association with Radio X
DAUGHTER - NOT TO DISAPPEAR

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
in association with MODO
SLADE – WHEN SLADE ROCKED THE WORLD

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
DARREN HAYMAN

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL
in association with AIF, voted for by readers of DIY
BRAINCHILD FESTIVAL

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
in association with YouTube
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS

INDIE CHAMPION
in association with CI
JON TOLLEY - BANQUET RECORDS

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
in association with Vevo
OSCAR - SOMETIMES

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR
in association with MCPS
ADELE - HELLO

BEST LIVE ACT
voted for by visitors to Songkick
BABYMETAL

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
SIGALA

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
in association with The Orchard
LITTLE SIMZ - A CURIOUS TALE OF TRIALS + PERSONS

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR
in association with Believe Digital
EPITAPH / ANTI

INNOVATOR AWARD
in association with FUGA
STORMZY

PIONEER AWARD
RICHARD RUSSELL - XL RECORDINGS

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
in association with Amazon Music
RÓISÍN MURPHY