The AIM Awards 2021 has announced a full list of nominees.
“Having presented the ceremony in 2020, this will be marking a year of the world being in a global pandemic, a year where music and community really helped so many of us get through the tough times,” says this year’s host, Tiffany Calver. “To be able to celebrate the innovators and independent artists that flourished through such a challenging period is a true honour.”
Amongst the nominees this year are TSHA, Jayda G, Bicep, Conducta, India Jordan, Floating Points, AJ Tracey, and the late producer SOPHIE who passed away earlier this year.
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AIM (Association of Independent Music) is a non-profit organisation running for the past 22 years celebrating new music and upcoming talent representing over a quarter of the UK’s recorded music market.
The categories for the awards ceremony include UK Independent Breakthrough in association with YouTube Music, International Breakthrough in association with Deezer, and Best Independent Track in association with Facebook.
Currently, London’s Arlo Parks takes top honours with four nominations under different categories, closely followed by Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club with three nominations.
Arlo Parks reacted to the nominations, “What an honour to be nominated for four AIM Awards!! This is far beyond my wildest dreams and I’m so glad my work has reached this far and touched so many, especially in these tumultuous times.”
Music publisher Paulette Long OBE will also be taking home AIM’s Diversity Champion award as the first recipient of the honour.
The event will be streamed globally on August 25. Voting closes at 2:PM on July 5 - cast your vote here.
View the full list of nominees here.
Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter