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More details about new indie sector awards announced

By | Published on Monday 4 July 2011


More information now about the previously reported all new and slightly dazzling AIM Independent Music Awards, set up by the Association Of Independent Music to champion and celebrate all the fab dudes that work at or record for independent record companies.

Categories for the inaugural Independent Music Awards have been announced today, it being Independence Day and all, celebrating that moment when those ground-breaking Americans declared independence from the dastardly King George III, who I think headed up Parlophone Records at the time. Radio geezers Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens have also been confirmed as hosts of AIM’s awards event.

Among the gongs that will be dished out in London on 10 Nov are prizes for best small label, entrepreneur of the year, best catalogue release and international achievement, and best independent festival and live act. A judging panel will select winners for most of the prizes, though some will be selected by other means, including public votes.

Commenting on the new awards show, AIM Chief Alison Wenham told CMU: “AIM has spent ten years focused on helping independent music to make the most of its huge creative assets, first in the UK and lately worldwide. We were always looking outward and upward. Now with the confidence which comes from our genuine and measurable achievements in the independent sector, we want to celebrate, in a distinct and indie fashion”.

There will be more info about the awards here. Tickets for the awards show will be £70 for AIM members and £150 for everyone else. Including George III, who likes to party with the best of them.