The AIM Independent Music Awards, our flagship event that recognises the achievements of independent artists, labels, entrepreneurs, and other rightsholders that contribute to the UK’s diverse and thriving independent music sector, is set to return to London’s iconic Roundhouse on 26 September 2023.
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This year’s Awards will focus on celebrating the independent music community, featuring more exclusive and intimate live performances throughout the ceremony.
Further to this, the 2023 Awards also boast a newly streamlined list of categories. Returning categories include the Diversity Champion award, previously won by British multi-platinum artist Stormzy. Additionally, the 2022 newly-established awards for Music Entrepreneur Of The Year and Best Independent EP / Mixtape also make a comeback. Submissions have now closed.
The 2023 edition boasts a hugely exciting array of nominees. R&B-led pop singer RAYE and experimental dance act Shygirl lead the pack with three nods each, while further multiple nominees include British jazz quintet Ezra Collective, London-based Nigerian songwriter Obongjayar, futuristic genre-defier Kelela, and experimental newcomer Jessica Winter, each landing two nominations.
You can see the first wave of nominees announcement here.
“This year’s Awards will be a celebration of the UK’s independent music community, and a recognition of the hard work and creativity we’ve seen over the past year from independent artists and the teams behind them. Today’s creators have more opportunities to have their music heard and find new audiences than ever before, and we are proud to see diversity and innovation thriving in UK music as a result, across independent label rosters, self-releasing artists, and the rapidly growing DIY artist sector.”
Silvia Montello, CEO – Association of Independent Music
AIM would like to thank its Annual Platinum Partners, Amazon Music, Merlin, Meta, Spotify, VEVO, and YouTube Music.