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Entries Open For This Year's AIM Awards
Laurie Tuffrey , May 16th, 2013 05:48

Entry for all categories taking place until June, with ceremony to follow in September

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AIM have announced that entries are now open for the Independent Music Awards 2013.

Both members and non-members can submit entries for the categories at the foot of the piece - head here to download a form, which needs to be returned by June 13.

Following that deadline, the nominees will be announced on August 6, with the final winners - decided by a panel of judges including tQ's Luke Turner - awarded at the ceremony on September 3 at The Brewery in Clerkenwell, London. Tickets available for the awards show; head here to get hold of them.


Independent Track of the Year (in association with Spotify) - for the year's best independently released track

Independent Video of the Year - For the best music video from an act signed to an independent label

Best Live Act (voted for by readers of The Fly) - For the best live act signed to an independent label

Independent Album of the Year - For the year's best independently released album

Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival (in association with UK Music) - Recognising the UK's best independent festival

Independent Breakthrough of the Year (in association with 7digital) - For an artist that made serious waves in 2012

Best 'Difficult' Second Album (in association with Xfm) - The independent album that has built on the success and brilliance of a debut release

Special Catalogue Release of the Year - For a catalogue release that offers something special

Best Small Label (in association with Disc Manufacturing Services) - They're not big (yet) but they are clever!

Hardest Working Band or Artist - For a band or artist that demonstrates an admirable work ethic

PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Artist - The new independent act most played in public and on radio

Pioneer Award (in association with The Orchard) - Recognising a visionary independent label founder

Outstanding Contribution to Music (in association with eMusic) - For an artist who continues to influence and inspire with their work

Independent Label of the Year (in association with Coutts) - For a label that has had a truly brilliant year

Indie Champion Award (AIM members invited to put forward nominations) - For an individual who demonstrates unwavering support for the independent community