13 April 2022
Get your submissions in – just two weeks to go!

There are just two weeks left to submit for this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards! With the upcoming Easter break this leaves just 7 working days to get your submissions in.

The deadline to submit by is midnight, Tuesday 26th April.

Every single submission will get listened to or looked at by our panel of tastemakers and expert judges, so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity! All categories are absolutely free for AIM Rightsholder and Distributor members to enter.  Please read through the Submissions Guidance below to make the submissions process as clear and smooth as possible for you.



Recognising that following up on a great first album can be difficult, with less unreleased material in the bag and often a short time between initial and second album! This category rewards the best follow-up albums of the past year. Have you or your artist worked on any outstanding second albums in the past year? Make sure you get it submitted!



STEP 1:  Read through the Frequently Asked Questions and Category Criteria for key information including:

‘What information do I need to make submissions?’

‘What’s the difference between the ‘Best Independent Label’ and ‘Best Boutique Label’ categories?’

‘How can I nominate someone else for ‘Entrepreneur of The Year’, ‘Independent Champion’ and ‘Diversity Champion?’


STEP 2: Prepare the information you need before making submissions. We’ve listed this here:


STEP 3: Create an account on the AIM Awards website here.

  • You need to create an account for 2022 (any accounts created for previous years are not in use)
  • AIM members (Rightsholder, Distributor and Friends of AIM) should enter their Member ID (see the top of this email) when creating their AIM Awards account. You could also find your Member ID by logging into the member-only area of the AIM website. The ID will be on the dashboard
  • Your AIM Awards account is separate to your login for the main AIM site
  • You can now save drafts of your nominations and submit them later.


STEP 4: Get your submissions in by midnight, Tuesday 26th April and cross your fingers for the nominee announcement!


If, after reading the Frequently Asked Questions and Category Criteria, you have unanswered questions, please feel free to get in touch at