AIM Awards 2020

AIM Awards goes virtual for 2020

This year’s AIM Independent Music Awards will be a virtual event and is set to take place on 12 August. Once again we’re pleased to see several Proper distributed artists among the nominees include Lauv whose nominated in the Best Independent Track category for ‘Modern Loneliness’, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds who are nominated for ‘Ghosteen’ in the Best Independent Album category and the King Of The Rollers who’ve been nominated in the Best Independent Remix category for ‘You Got Me (S.P.Y. Remix)’. Good luck to all of this year’s nominees which you can find below.

Alongside the award-giving, 2020’s ceremony will feature a variety of live performances with South London’s hotly tipped newcomer Arlo Parks the first to be confirmed. Find out more about this year’s event at aimawards.co.uk

2020 Nominees

UK Independent Breakthrough

(in association with Youtube Music)

  • Georgia
  • Digga D
  • Fontaines D.C.
  • Kokoroko
  • Moses Boyd

International Breakthrough

  • Bicep
  • Floating Points
  • Hania Rani
  • Idles
  • Yaeji

Best Independent Track

(in association with Facebook)

  • AJ Tracey – Dinner Guest (Ft. Mostack)
  • Digga D – No Diet
  • Flying Lotus – More (Ft. Anderson .Paak)
  • King Krule – Alone, Omen 3
  • Lauv – Modern Loneliness
  • Sorry – Right Round The Clock
  • Squid – Sludge
  • Sudan Archives – Confessions
  • Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela – We’ve Landed
  • Yves Tumor – Gospel For A New Century

Best Independent Album

(in association with Spotify)

  • Brooke Bentham – Everyday Nothing
  • Everything Is Recorded – Friday Forever
  • Kidjo Ojua – The Mixtape
  • Kim Gordon – No Home Record
  • Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter
  • Moses Boyd – Dark Matter
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
  • The Ninth Wave – Infancy
  • Phoenix Da Icefire & Husky Brown – Panacea
  • Sarathy Korwar – More Arriving

Best [Difficult] Second Album

  • Floating Points – Crush
  • FKA Twigs – Magdalene
  • Joe Armon Jones – Turn To Clear View
  • Life – A Picture Of Good Health
  • Moses Sumney – Græ

Best Independent Remix

  • Lafawndah – Tourist X Nídia Rework
  • King Of The Rollers – You Got Me (S.P.Y. Remix)
  • Makaya Mccraven – Gil Scott-Heron – We’re New Again
  • Apparat – Outlier (Solomun Remix)
  • Marie Davidson – Work It (Soulwax Remix)

One To Watch

(in association with BBC Music Introducing)

  • Arlo Parks
  • Blanco White
  • Caroline
  • Greentea Peng
  • Lavida Loca

Best Creative Packaging

(in association with Signature Brew)

  • Digga D – Double Tap Diaries
  • Hania Rani – ‘Esja’ Sheet Music Book
  • Motörhead – 1979
  • Sophie – Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides Non-Stop Remix Album
  • Moses Boyd – Dark Matter Lp (Dinked Edition)

Best Independent Video

(in association with Vevo)

  • Black Pumas – Colours
  • Bombay Bicycle Club – Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)
  • Flying Lotus – Black Balloons Reprise (Ft. Denzel Curry)
  • Greentea Peng – Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)
  • The Howl & The Hum – The Only Boy Racer Left On The Island
  • Zebra Katz – Moor

Outstanding Contribution To Music

  • Tony Allen (Winner)

About the AIM Awards
The AIM Awards 2020 marks the twenty-first year of the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and champions industry-leading creativity, innovation, and performance shown by independent artists, labels, and outstanding individuals.

AIM is the not-for-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent music sector, which makes up around a quarter of the recorded music market. Now in its 20th year, AIM’s members range from the largest, most respected record labels and associated music businesses in the world to self-releasing artists and the next generation of entrepreneurs in music.

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