19 August 2020
Missed the Awards? Last chance to tune in, all-day today! 🔥
Last Wednesday evening, we celebrated the best in independent music, with 18 award categories, and exclusive performances from some of the UK’s leading artists including Damon Albarn, Little Simz, AJ Tracey and Arlo Parks plus special guests and over 20,000 people joined us to watch. All presented by the brilliant Tiffany Calver (BBC 1xtra) and Jess Iszatt (BBC Introducing London).
If you missed the Awards, we’re giving you a final chance to tune in. All-day today! Stream at or on the AIM YouTube channel from midnight Tuesday 18 August to midnight tonight on Wednesday 19 August. Once it finishes, there will be no more chances to catch the “Independent Music awards for artists outside major label system” (Ben-Beamont Thomas, The Guardian).
Who won? Take a look at the full list here.
Don’t forget, exclusive extra content is available only on AIM Awards app (search ‘AIM – Official’ in the app store). Interviews with AJ Tracey, Arlo Parks, Little Simz and Femi Koleoso and exclusive performances from Arlo Parks and Little Simz. Plus behind the scenes looks at the work of Jon Tolley (Banquet Records), Rupert Morrison (Drift Records) and the technology behind this formidable event.
Be sure to share the love on socials using #AIMAwards2020 and tagging @aimawards!
Where: or AIM YouTube channel
When: Midnight to midnight, Wednesday 19 August
Why: We’ll leave it to Joe to explain…
“It was a lot more fun to watch than your usual ceremony, and given the confidence and celebration in the music, and the possibilities opened up by multi-screen streaming, it suggested a lot of interesting ways forward. This was a reaction, in haste, to an unprecedented situation. Hopefully, a lot of people in the music world will have been watching, and will have taken a lot of useful lessons for online broadcasting for a world where independent music culture is simultaneously in crisis and full of more promise than for many years.”
Joe Muggs (The Arts Desk)
We want to thank every single person who submitted an entry, everyone who was shortlisted, the winners, the judges, each sponsor and partner, everyone who helped with clearance and all the other teams involved with making the event such a success. Lastly, thank you to the individuals who will have been left with no doubt the might of the UK’s independent sector! 
Team AIM