We are excited to announce that Help Musicians UK is the official charity partner for the AIM Independent Music Awards. Announced at the nominations launch party last night at the House of Vans in London, it marks the first ever charity partnership of the awards.
The health of the current independent music scene is strong, with a total of 43 artists in the running for 9 artist awards. Now in its fifth year, the awards honour the full spectrum of independent music.
For a full list of nominees, visit the AIM website.
Organiser of the annual awards ceremony is AIM Marketing and Events Manager, Lara Baker. Speaking with her following the launch, she said:
“Revealing the 2015 AIM Awards nominees last night at House of Vans was an exciting moment for everyone. This year’s nominees span every genre and every size of label, and are truly representative of how diverse and exciting the independent sector is right now.
We’re thrilled to have Help Musicians UK as our first charity partner for the AIM Awards. Independents take care of their artists, so fundraising for a charity that does so much to support musicians at every stage of their career is a great fit and an important statement.”
Attending last night’s launch was Sarah Wainman, Events Co-ordinator at Help Musicians UK, who said:
“We’re incredibly proud to be the AIM Independent Music Awards first official charity partner, together raising funds to ensure that Help Musicians UK continue to back artists throughout their career. The awards ceremony is a key moment to praise the excellent work of the independent sector, which is renowned for supporting its artists, and we’re thrilled that AIM is so keen to champion the artists who create the music which we all love.
This exciting partnership will enable us to continue raising awareness so that, ultimately, all working musicians in the UK know we are here for them in times of need.”
The AIM Independent Music Awards will take place on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at The Brewery in the heart of East London, hosted by XFM’s long term champion of new music, John Kennedy, and Radio 1’s Alice Levine.
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