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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

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