24 May 2022
Last Week to Submit – Here’s What You Need to Know

Artists, labels, managers, distributors and everyone in between – You have until midnight next Tuesday, 31 May to submit to this year’s #AIMAwards2022 – that’s five working days!


The AIM Independent Music Awards have been championing artists, labels, entrepreneurs and outstanding individuals from all corners of the independent community since 2011. Legends and future superstars celebrated include Arlo Parks, Dave, Idles, Jazz re:freshed, Little Simz, Numbers, Partisan Records, Adele, Ninja Tune, Scruff of the Neck, SOPHIE and The xx. 


Five things you need you need to know: 


1) These are the Awards where ALL independent artists, entrepreneurs and businesses have a chance to be recognised – Across 18 categories, our Awards celebrate independent excellence, no matter the size or scale of the business. Which categories will you submit to? See ‘Categories and Criteria’. 


2) We’ve had more submissions than ever – please keep them coming! Visit ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and ’Submissions Guidance’.  


3) Brand new categories for 2022: 

  • ‘Music Entrepreneur of the Year’ – Do you know a risk taker, an early adopter, someone who’s put it all on the line to achieve a vision that perhaps only they saw?   
  • ‘Best Independent EP/ Mixtape’ – Every submission will be music listened to by our expert judges and tastemakers.


4) Pay nothing to submit – Categories ‘One to Watch’, ‘Best Independent EP / Mixtape’, ‘Best Boutique Label’, ‘Diversity Champion’, ‘Independent Champion’ and ‘Music Entrepreneur of The Year’ are free for anyone to enter. All submissions are free for AIM Rightsholder and Distributor members. 


5) Save The Date: Wednesday, 28th September 2022 – Details of how to attend the ceremony at Roundhouse, London will be announced closer to the event. 


There’s still time to get your entries in by midnight, Tuesday 31st May. We look forward to receiving your your submissions and can’t wait to celebrate with you in September! 


AIM Members 


All submissions are free for AIM Rightsholder and Distributor members. You will need your Member ID to make a submission. You can find this on the ‘Dashboard’ once you login into the AIM website. If you have any questions please get in touch.