AIM Awards 2016 – And The Winners Are…

Congratulations to all of the winners of this years AIM Independent Music Awards which took place last night at The Brewery in London. The awards were hosted by John Kennedy and MistaJam with the winners and nominees once again highlighting the diversity and creativity of independent music over the past 12 months.

One of the biggest cheers on the night went to Jon Tolley of Banquet Records who won the Indie Champion Award and undoubtedly the funniest speech was given by winner of the Hardest Working Band or Artist Award, Darren Hayman, who commented “I’ve chosen quantity over quality…”.

You can find the full list of winners below.

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

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

BEST LIVE ACT

voted for by visitors to Songkick
Babymetal

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR

in association with MCPS
Adele – Hello

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
Roisin Murphy