AIM Awards RecapPosted by Kelaine Blades on October 30th, 2012 – 3 Comments
We’re all nursing sore heads and feet today, after a great night out at the AIM Independent Music Awards…
Now in their second year, the awards were set up by the Association of Independent Music to honour the finest indie artists, albums, events, labels and tastemakers. We were delighted to be part of 2012’s event, as sponsors of ‘Independent Breakthrough of the Year’, and thrilled to see the award go to Alt-J, whose excellent debut, An Awesome Wave, has been a big hit with our customers.
Others celebrating on the night included Enter Shikari, who won Independent ‘Album of the Year’, and 4AD, who were named ‘Best Independent Label’. Orange Juice’s Edwyn Collins and Mute’s Daniel Miller were also recognised, picking up honorary awards for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ and ‘Pioneer’ respectively. You can see the full list of winners on the official AIM Awards website.
The event was presented by BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stevens, and live entertainment came courtesy of Frankie and the Heartstrings, Land Observations and Big Deal.
All this week, the nominees for ‘Independent Breakthrough of the Year’ are each donating a free song for your listening pleasure. To take advantage, and to find out more about the nominees, check out our AIM Feature.
Up next? The Barclaycard Mercury Prize on 1st November…