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AIM 2016 nominations shortlist announced

Find out who is up for an award in September.

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AIM Independent Music Awards has revealed its nominee shortlist. The winners will be revealed at this year’s ceremony, which will take place at Clerkenwell’s, The Brewery on 6th September.

The Independent Label Of The Year award is being contested by Because Music, Bella Union, Epitaph/ANTI, Moshi Moshi and Ninja Tune. 47 artists will be battling for 9 artist awards this year and leading the nominations are the likes of Christine and The Queens, Field Music, Flume, Radiohead, Roots Manuva, Skepta and Wolf Alice.

The full list of nominees is:

Best Small Label (In Association With Proper Music Distribution)

Beatnik Creative

Earth Recordings

Holy Roar

Local Action

Numbers

 

Best Difficult Second Album (In Association With Radio X)

Daughter – Not To Disappear

Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers

Melt Yourself Down – Last Evenings On Earth

Money – Suicide Songs

Savages – Adore Life

 

Special Catalogue Release Of The Year (In Association With Modo)

British Sea Power – The Compleat Illustrated British Sea Power (Vol. 1)

Mikael Tariverdiev – Film Music

Slade – When Slade Rocked The World

Various Artists – Ork Records: New York, New York

Various Artists – Leaf 20 Box Set

 

Hardest Working Band Or Artist

Darren Hayman

Kamasi Washington

Martyn Joseph

Run The Jewels

Shaodow

 

Golden Welly Award For Best Independent Festival In Association With Aif, Voted For Viadiymag.Com)

Barn On The Farm

Beat Herder

Brainchild Festival

Pete The Monkey

Strawberries & Creem Festival

 

Independent Breakthrough Of The Year (In Association With Youtube)

Christine And The Queens

Father John Misty

Flume

Neck Deep

Pvris

Stormzy

 

Indie Champion Award (In Association With Ci)

Chris Bye  – Arts Council England / Liverpool Sound City

Jen Long – Dice

Jess Partridge – London In Stereo

Jon Tolley – Banquet Records

Mary Anne Hobbs – Bbc 6music

 

Independent Video Of The Year (In Association With Vevo)

Darwin Deez – The Mess She Made

Grimes – Kill V. Maim

Kaytranada – Lite Spots

Oscar – Sometimes

Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

 

Best Live Act (Voted For By Visitors To Songkick)

Babymetal

Caravan Palace

Courteeners

Sunset Sons

Wolf Alice

 

Independent Track Of The Year (In Association With Mcps)

Adele – Hello

Christine And The Queens – Tilted

Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over

Flume – Never Be Like You

Ghetts X Rude Kid – One Take

Major Lazer Ft Nyla & Fuse Odg – Light It Up [Remix]

Protoje Ft Chronixx – Who Knows

Radiohead – Burn The Witch

Skepta – Man

Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out

 

Ppl Award For Most Played New Independent Act

Kda

Sigala

Wolf Alice

Tchami

 

Independent Album Of The Year (In Association With The Orchard)

Arca – Mutant

Brian Eno – The Ship

Field Music – Commontime

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom

Lapsley – Long Way Home

Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons

Press To Meco – Good Intent

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Roots Manuva – Bleeds

Skepta – Konnichiwa

 

Independent Label Of The Year (In Association With Believe Digital)

Because Music

Bella Union

Epitaph/Anti

Moshi Moshi

Ninja Tune

 

Outstanding Contribution To Music (In Association With Amazon Music)

Roisin Murphy

 

Pioneer Award

Richard Russell, Xl Recordings

 

Innovator Award (In Association With Fuga)

TBA

The winners will be revealed during the ceremony on 6th September 2016 at The Brewery in Clerkenwell.

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