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The AIM Independent Music Awards, hosted by the Association of Independent Music (commonly abbreviated to AIM), began in 2011. It is established through a collection of independent labels and providing service and support to independent and smaller artists and record labels globally, achieving recognition for their efforts and works. The AIM Independent Music Awards are also providing recipients with greater opportunities to further expand their careers and name in the music industry.

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AboutEdit

The Association of Independent MusicEdit

The Association of Independent Music is a non-profit organization initiated in March of 1999 and the current AIM's CEO is Paul Pacifico which previously held titles as CEO of the Featured Artists' Coalition (commonly abbreviated to FAC)[1]and President of the International Artists Organisation (commonly abbreviated to IAO), a professor at Berklee College of Music (Campus in Valencia, Spain) and also owns his own Independent music company.[2] The trade body was initiated in order to represent smaller indie artists, bands and labels. The organization provides support, education, publicity and assistance to their members through music awards and festivals. The Association of Independent Music advocate"providing a collective voice for UK's independent music industry" and "supporting UK's independent music."[3] The organisation has expanded and representing approximately eight hundred varying record labels, artists and companies of diverse sorts within the music industry. The organisation are also branching into other trade bodies, such as the Association of Independent Festivals. [4]

The Association of Independent FestivalsEdit

The Association of Independent Festivals (commonly abbreviated to AIF) are being a division of the AIM which are works with the direct aim of aiding independent festivals and labels. The aims of The Association of Independent Festivals is "represent, empower and provide a vital support network to independent festivals organizers." The trade body was initially founded in 2008 by DJ Robert John Gorham, more commonly known as Rob da Bank (who is also founder of annual music festival bestival '), and the director of bestival Ben Turner. The body currently represents approximately fifty member events.

The Association of Independent Festivals member events
A Boundless Summer - Borde Hill Garden
Adobe in the Park
ArcTanGent Festival
Barn On The Farm Festival
Belladrum Festival
Bestival
Blissfields Festival
Brecon Jazz Festival
Brownstock Music Festival
Camp Bestival
Common People
Eden Sessions
End of The Road
Fire in the Mountain
Isle of Wight Festival
Secret Garden Party
Tramlines Festival
Two Thousand Trees Festival
Y Not Festival

2015 Awards winnersEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2015[5]
Erased Tape Records Best Small Label Won
Young Fathers-'White Men Are Black Too' Best Difficult Second Album Won
Cities of Darkscorch Boardgame Special Catalogue Release of the Year Won
Swans Hardest Working Band of Artist Won
Brainchild Festival Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival Won
Wolf Alice Independent Breakthrough of the Year Won
Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music Indie Champion Won
Flying Lotus-'Never Catch Me' Independent Video of the Year Won
All Time Low 'Best Live Act Won
FKA-'Two Weeks' Independent Track of the Year Won
Jungle PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act Won
Enter Shikari-'The Mindsweep' Independent Album of the Year Won
Transgressive Records Independent Label of the Year Won
Digby Pearson Pioneer Award Won
Peter Quicke, Matt Black and Jonathan More of Ninja Tune Innovator Award Won
Skepta Outstanding Contribution to Music Won

2016 Awards winnersEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016[6]
Numbers Best Small Label Won
Daughter, Not to Disappear Best Difficult Second Album Won
Slade, When Slade Rocked the World Special Catalogue Release of the Year Won
Darren Hayman Hardest Working Band/Artist Won
Brainchild Festival Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival Won
Christine and the Queens Independent Breakthrough of the Year Won
Jon Tolley Indie Champion Award Won
Oscar-Sometimes Independent Video of the Year Won
Babymetal Best Live Act Won
Adele-Hello Independent Track of the Year Won
Sigala PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act Won
Scott Gorham Riff Lord Award Won
Stormzy Innovator Award Won
Little Simz-A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons Independent Album of the Year Won
Epitaph/ANTI Independent Label of the Year Won
Roisin Murphy Outstanding Contribution to Music Won
Richard Russel, XL Recordings Pioneer Award Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Featured Artists Coalition - Home". Featured Artists Coalition. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  2. ^ "Interview: Paul Pacifico". WARM | World Airplay Radio Monitor. 2018-07-20. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  3. ^ "Association of Independent Music". www.aim.org.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  4. ^ "Home". The Association of Independent Festivals. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  5. ^ "AIM Independent Music Awards 2015 Winners: FKA Twigs, All Time Low, Flying Lotus & More". billboard.com. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Independent Music Awards Winners!". musicindie.com. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016.