AIM Independent Music Awards 2017 – The Winners

The winners of the 2017 AIM Independent Music Awards were announced last night at a star-studded bash at the Brewery in London which celebrated another great year for the independent music industry. The awards show was presented by MistaJam and Clara Amfo with performances from rapper Dave and indie band Public Service Broadcasting.

Congratulations to all of the winners which included Planet Mu who took home the Proper sponsored Best Small Label award, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds who won the Special Catalogue Release of the Year for their boxset Lovely Creatures and Proper distributed band Counterfeit who won the Best Live Act.

You can find all of the winners below:

BEST SMALL LABEL
Planet Mu
In association with: Proper Music Distribution

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
Jlin – Black Origami
In association with: Radio X

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
In association with: MCPS

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
ShaoDow

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL
Lost Evenings
In association with: AIF & DIY

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
Sampha
In association with: YouTube

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD
Katie Riding & Joe Daniel – Indie Label Market

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels)
In association with: Vevo

BEST LIVE ACT
Counterfeit
In association with: Songkick

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR
The xx – On Hold
In association with: Spotify

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
Stormzy
In association with: PPL

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
In association with: INgrooves

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR
Because Music
In association with: Believe

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
The Dillinger Escape Plan

PIONEER AWARD
Steve Beckett (Warp Records)
In association with: The Orchard

INNOVATOR AWARD
Boy Better Know
In association with: FUGA