AIM Awards Nominations 2017

The nominees for the 7th annual AIM Independent Music Awards were announced last night at an exclusive launch event at House Of Vans in London with the winners to be announced at a ceremony on the 5th September.

Congratulations to all of the nominees which include many Proper distributed artists and labels. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are nominated in three categories, Independent Album of the Year, Independent Track of the Year and Special Catalogue Release of the Year, Hospital Records are nominated for the Independent Label of the Year as well as getting a nod for the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival for their Hospitality in the Park events and Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes are nominated for Best Difficult Second Album.

We’re pleased to once again be supporting the event by sponsoring the Best Small Label Category which includes the nominees Cannibal Hymns, LAB Records, Local Action, Planet Mu and Shogun Audio. You can find the full list of nominees for each category below:

BEST SMALL LABEL
in association with Proper Music Distribution
Cannibal Hymns
LAB Records
Local Action
Planet Mu
Shogun Audio

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
in association with Radio X
Bear’s Den – Red Earth & Pouring Rain
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin
Jlin – Black Origami
Little Simz – Stillness in Wonderland
Songhoy Blues – Résistance

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
in association with MCPS
Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Buzzcocks – Time’s Up
Erasure – From Moscow To Mars: An Erasure Anthology
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1984 – 2014)
Steve Hillage – Searching For The Spark

HARDEST WORKING GROUP OR ARTIST
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Little Simz
Michael Chapman
ShaoDow
Worriedaboutsatan

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL
in association with AIF, voted by music fans via DIY
Blissfields
Brainchild Festival
Handmade Festival
Hospitality In The Park
Lost Evenings

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
in association with YouTube
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Angel Olsen
Dave
Jane Weaver
Sampha

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD
Andy Carr – The Kids Are Solid Gold
Jess Partridge – Vice / London in Stereo
John Kennedy – Radio X
Katie Riding & Joe Daniel – Indie Label Market
Stephen Ackroyd – Dork / Upset

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
in association with Vevo
Bonobo – No Reason
DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels)
FEMME – Fire With Fire
Jacob Plant – Bike Engine
The Blaze – Territory
The Japanese House – Saw You in a Dream

BEST LIVE ACT
voted for by music fans via Songkick
Counterfeit
Jack Savoretti
LP
Passenger
Rick Astley

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR
in association with Spotify
Dave – Wanna Know
Goldfrapp – Anymore
Jane Weaver – Slow Motion
Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer
Methyl Ethel – Ubu
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone
Sacred Paws – Everyday
Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
Stormzy – Big For Your Boots
The xx – On Hold

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
in association with PPL
Dave
Gavin James
Låpsley
Stormzy
Viola Beach

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
in association with INgrooves
alt-J – RELAXER
Bing & Ruth – No Home of the Mind
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
Giggs – Landlord
Jane Weaver – ModernKosmology
Jlin – Black Origami
Justice – Woman
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Sacred Paws – Strike A Match
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR
in association with Believe
Because Music
Heavenly Recordings
Hospital Records
Matador Records
Nuclear Blast

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
The Dillinger Escape Plan

PIONEER AWARD
in association with The Orchard
Steve Beckett – Warp Records

INNOVATOR AWARD
in association with Fuga
TBC