Entries Now Open For AIM Independent Music Awards 2017

 www.musicindie.com/awards 

THE 7TH ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY CELEBRATING INDEPENDENT TALENT IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY - THE BREWERY, CLERKENWELL ON TUESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER. 

The Association of Independent Music will be accepting entries for this year’s Awards from Thursday 4th May. 10 categories are open for submissions from both members and non-members and can be submitted here, the entry deadline is 23rd May. 

Every year the AIM Awards shines a spotlight on the music industry’s independent sector, saluting important figures and honouring emerging talent well ahead of other industry awards. It also celebrates the exciting diversity and growing strength of the industry’s independent sector. 

Over the past seven years, new, grassroots talent has rubbed shoulders with internationally-established artists, making the AIM Awards the most distinct and wide-ranging awards event in the UK. Showcasing this eclectic mix of independent artists, last year's big winners included Stormzy (Innovator Award), Christine And The Queens (Independent Breakthrough Of The Year) and Roísín Murphy (Outstanding Contribution To Music).

This year’s judging panel features leading figures from the industry. New names on this year’s panel include A.Dot (BBC 1Xtra), Alex Hoffman (Vice), Carl Loben (DJMag), Julie Adenuga (Beats1), Laura Snapes (Pitchfork, Guardian, Uncut), Matt Stocks (Scuzz TV), Maya Jama  (RinseFM) and Merlin Alderslade (Metal Hammer). See Notes to Editor for full list.  

Speaking to Music Week, AIM CEO Paul Pacifico said of the awards “It serves many purposes to have a night where we come together and remind ourselves of what we have achieved. It’s an expression of power to the outside world”.  

Categories for the 2017 Awards:
Best Small label
Best ‘Difficult' Second Album
Special Catalogue Release of the Year
Hardest Working Band or Artist
Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival
Independent Breakthrough of the Year
Indie Champion Award*
Independent Video of the Year
Best Live Act
Independent Track of the Year
Innovator Award*
Independent Album of the Year
PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act*
Independent Label of the Year*
Outstanding Contribution to Music* 
Pioneer Award*

Categories shortlisted by judging panel and not open for entry.  

More information, including last year’s winners, tickets, tables and sponsorship packages can be found at www.musicindie.com/awards

May 4, 2017 9:39am by AIM  

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