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Second AIM Independent Music Awards announced

By | Published on Thursday 8 March 2012

AIM Awards 2012

The Association Of Independent Music has announced that its Independent Music Awards will return this October, following the ceremony’s inaugural event last year. Its return will also see the awards move from Floridita in Soho to the much bigger Brewery venue in East London.

AIM Chairman and CEO Alison Wenham told CMU: “The first AIM Awards was a fantastic event for the artists and companies whose hard work was finally recognised by their peers. We hope that as the awards show grows in size and stature, the wider industry will take note of the unique contribution the indie sector makes to the quality and diversity of the British music industry”.

Steve Lamacq, who will again co-host the event with Huw Stephens, added: “I’m delighted to be co-hosting the awards again after its inception last year. It really was a bit special being in a room with so many influential independent label bosses, including people like Martin Mills and Geoff Travis who put out so many of the records I bought as a teenager. What last year proved is that the AIM Awards does a variety of things. It raises the profile of the indie sector – but it’s also very valuable in bringing indie label heads together for a night to swap advice and discuss the future. And on top of that it’s terrific to mark some of the achievements of the musicians and labels who’ve excelled in their field”.

The AIM Independent Music Awards will take place at The Brewery on 29 Oct. Find out more at