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London Grammar, Barn on the Farm and Domino Records pick up 2014 AIM Awards

DIY readers chose Barn on the Farm for this year’s Golden Welly award at a ceremony in London.

London Grammar (pictured) were the big winners at the 2014 AIM Awards, which celebrated independent music with a ceremony in London last night, 2nd September.

With their breakthrough success of debut album ‘If You Wait’, the London trio were awarded Independent Breakthrough of the Year and PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act.

Entering its fourth year, the Awards also dished up gongs to Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Best Live Act) and Arctic Monkeys (Independent Album of the Year).

DIY readers voted Barn on the Farm festival for the Golden Welly Award For Best Independent Festival. Elsewhere, Domino Records won Independent Label of the Year, with Twin Atlantic picking up an award for Independent Track of the Year.

AIM Independent Music Awards Winners:

Best Live Act (in association with Songkick): Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Independent Breakthrough of The Year (sponsored by 7digital): London Grammar

Hardest Working Band or Artist (in association with Jack Daniel’s): Ghetts

Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album (in association with Xfm): Ben Watt - Hendra

Independent Album of The Year (sponsored by MixRadio): Arctic Monkeys - AM

Best Small Label (sponsored by Disc Manufacturing Services): Hyperdub

PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act: London Grammar

Special Catalogue Release of The Year (in association with Amazon Music): Various - Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound

Independent Label of The Year (sponsored by Believe Digital): Domino

Independent Track of The Year (sponsored by Spotify): Twin Atlantic - Heart & Soul

Independent Video of The Year (sponsored by VEVO): Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - You Will See Me

Indie Champion Award (sponsored by CI): John Doran, The Quietus

Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival (in association with AIF and DIY): Barn on the Farm

Special Recognition Award: Alison Wenham, AIM Chairman and CEO

Outstanding Contribution to Music (sponsored by eMusic): Richie Hawtin

Pioneer Award: Martin Mills, Beggars Group

Innovator Award (sponsored by The Orchard): Steve Goodman aka Kode9 of Hyperdub Records

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