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Independent Music Award Winners Announced

The big winners at the AIM Independent Music Awards include BBC 6 Music DJs and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
BBC 6 Music and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win big
The Association of Independent Music Awards took place last night, celebrating the innovative talent of the independnent music industry.

With categories such as the Golden Welly award for the best indie festival and Indie Champion award, as well as Hardest Working, and Best 'Difficult' Second Album, the awards cover an eclectic mix of artists and those behind the scenes.

BBC 6 Music presenters did well, with Gilles Peterson named Indie Champion and Steve Lamacq awarded the Special Recognition Award in honour of his 20 years of broadcasting.

Other big winners were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who won both Independent Breakthrough Act of the Year and the PPL Award for Most Played Indie Act.

Billy Bragg was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. Other winners included Daughter, The xx, Vampire Weekend and Django Django.

Full list of winners:

  • Best Live Act: Enter Shikari
  • Independent Breakthrough of the Year: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Hardest Working Band or Artist: Frankie & The Heartstrings
  • Best 'Difficult' Second Album: The xx - Coexist
  • Independent Album of the Year: Daughter - If You Leave
  • Best Small Label: Alcopop! Records
  • PPL Award for Most Played Independent Act: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Special Catalogue Release of the Year: Various Artists - Scared to Get Happy: A Story of Indie Pop 1980 - 89
  • Independent Label of the Year: Warp
  • Independent Track of the Year: Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
  • Independent Video of the Year: Django Django - WOR
  • Indie Champion Award: Gilles Peterson - BBC 6 Music
  • Golden Welly Award: In The Woods
  • Special Recognition Award: Steve Lamacq - BBC 6 Music
  • Outstanding Contribution to Music: Billy Bragg
  • Pioneer Award: Geoff Travis - Rough Trade

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By Alice Thomson

Posted on 4 Sep 2013 10:14 to category : Music News

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