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UK Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced

image from www.musicindie.comUK indie music trade group AIM has announced the 2011 Independent Music Award nominees "after careful deliberation from our esteemed judging panel and public voting which saw more than 14,000 people register their votes".  The winners will be announced at aceremony on November 10th.

Two winners have already been chosen by the judging panel:

PIONEER AWARD: LAURENCE BELL,
DOMINO RECORDING COMPANY

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC: BJÖRK
In association with eMusic 

The nominees:

BEST SMALL LABEL
In association with Sound Performance

  • Ambiguous Records
  • Naim Edge Records
  • Smalltown America
  • Stolen Recordings

BEST 'DIFFICULT' SECOND ALBUM

  • Adele - 21 (XL Recordings)
  • Bon Iver - Bon Iver (4AD)
  • Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Bella Union)
  • Friendly Fires - Pala (XL Recordings)
  • Toddla T - Watch Me Dance (Ninja Tune)

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
In association with Live Nation

  • Beardyman (Sunday Best)
  • Bring Me The Horizon (Visible Noise)
  • Frank Turner (Xtra Mile)
  • Random Hand (Bomber Music)

CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
In association with Rovi Europe

  • Coals to Newcastle - Orange Juice (Domino)
  • Matador at 21 - Various Artists (Matador)
  • Ninja Tune XX - Various Artists (Ninja Tune)
  • The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall / This Nation's Saving Grace (Omnibus Edition) - The Fall (Beggars)

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL
In association with AIF, voted for by readers of Virtual Festivals

  • Bearded Theory
  • Belladrum
  • End of the Road Festival
  • Y Not Festival

INDEPEDENT BREAKTHROUGH
OF THE YEAR

  • Bring Me The Horizon (Visible Noise)
  • Caro Emerald (Dramatico)
  • The Horrors (XL Recordings)
  • SBTRKT (XL Recordings)

INNOVATIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN
OF THE YEAR

  • Ninja Tune campaign for Amon Tobin 'ISAM'
  • Ninja Tune campaign for 'Ninja Tune XX'
  • Radar Maker campaign for Frankie & The Heartstrings 'Hunger'
  • Warp campaign for Flying Lotus
    'Cosmogramma, Pattern+Grid World,
    Cosmogramma Alt Takes'

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD

  • Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
  • Nathan Clark, Brudenell Social Club
  • John Robb, Louder Than War
  • John Doran & Luke Turner, The Quietus


INDEPENDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
In association with The Orchard

  • Julie Weir (Visible Noise / Wiseblood Management)
  • Martin Goldschmidt (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Rob da Bank (Bestival/ Camp Bestival /AIF /Radio 1 /Sunday Best)
  • Ruth Daniel (Fat Northener /unConvention)

BEST LIVE ACT
In association with Sailor Jerry, voted for by readers of The Fly

  • Bring Me The Horizon (Visible Noise)
  • Enter Shikari (Ambush Reality)
  • Frank Turner (Xtra Mile)
  • Warpaint (Rough Trade)

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED INDEPENDENT ACT
In association with PPL

  • Adele (XL Recordings)
  • Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
  • Vampire Weekend (XL Recordings)
  • The xx (Young Turks / XL Recordings)


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