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Earache founder Digby Pearson to receive AIM’s Pioneer Award

By | Published on Thursday 11 June 2015

Digby Pearson

The Association Of Independent Music has announced that Earache Records founder Digby Pearson is to receive the Pioneer Award at this year’s Independent Music Awards.

Says Pearson: “It’s an honour to be awarded AIM’s Pioneer award, cheers to all the voting panel. Great news for all up-and-coming independent rock and metal labels out there. If you’re dedicated and tenacious enough, it’s pleasing to know that hard work can pay off in terms of respect from industry peers. Lastly big up to the long suffering Earache staffers, especially Dan Tobin and Al Dawson, without whom nothing much would have been achieved”.

AIM CEO Alison Wenham added: “The rock and heavy music world is often underrepresented in mainstream media and other industry awards, so our judges selecting Digby Pearson as the Pioneer Award recipient this year is a very exciting moment. Digby and Earache’s influence and innovation in the metal world is undeniable, and we so look forward to celebrating his achievements”.

The Independent Music Awards will take place at The Brewery in London on 8 Sep.