Every Winner From this Year’s AIM Independent Award Ceremony

Jorja Smith. Photo by Richard Isaac/REX/Shutterstock (9694114t)

The AIM Independent Music Awards ceremony was held on September 4 in London. The event celebrates the UK independent music scene and commends the pool of musical talent in that scene.

This year, the likes of IDLES and SOPHIE won big. Ninja Tune won independent record label of the year and Nadine Shah won best album for Holiday Destination. Check out the full list of winners below:

Independent Album of the Year – in association with Ingrooves;

Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination (1965 Records/[PIAS])

Independent Track of the Year – in association with Spotify:

Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Ninja Tune)

Best Sophomore Release – in association with Radio X:

Jorja Smith (FAMM)

International Breakthrough of the Year – in association with Deezer:

Phoebe Bridgers (Dead Oceans)

Best Live Act – in association with Songkick:

Erasure (Mute Records)

Hardest Working Group or Artist:

IDLES (Partisan Records)

Tracey Thorn

Pioneer Award:


Innovator Award (in association with Fuga):


Best Creative Packaging – in association with MCPS:

Black Sabbath – The Ten Year War (BMG)

Independent Label of the Year – in association with Believe:

Ninja Tune

Best Small Label – in association with Awesome Merchandise:

Black Acre Records

Indie Champion Award – in association with [PIAS]:

Femi Adeyemi – Founder of NTS Radio

PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act:

Dave (Dave)

Independent Video of the Year – in association with Vevo:

Novo Amor – Birthplace (AllPoints) / Directed by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy