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BMG RULES AIM NOMINATIONS

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Stormzy and Little Simz are amongst the most-nominated artists for the Association of Independent Music Awards, which were revealed at a Jagermeister-fueled event in London on Tuesday. BMG boasts the most mentions in the label stakes with four, followed by Mute with three and Because, Young Turks, 4AD and Domino with two apiece.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 9/5.

The nominees are:

Independent Label of the Year 
Because Music 
Heavenly Recordings
Hospital Records
Matador Records
Nuclear Blast

Independent Album of the Year
Alt-j Relaxer (Infectious)
Bing & Ruth No Home of the Mind (4AD)
Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! (Glassnote)
Giggs Landlord (SN1)
Jane Weaver Modern Kosmology (Fire)
Jlin Black Origami (Planet Mu)
Justice Woman (Ed Banger/Because Music)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed)
Sacred Paws Strike A Match (Rock Action)
Stormzy Gang Signs & Prayer (#Merky)

Independent Track of the Year
Dave “Wanna Know” (Dave)
Goldfrapp “Anymore” (Mute)
Jane Weaver “Slow Motion” (Fire)
Joe Goddard “Music Is The Answer” (Domino)
Methyl Ethel “Ubu” (4AD)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Jesus Alone” (Bad Seed)
Sacred Paws “Everyday” (Rock Action)
Sampha “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” (Young Turks)
Stormzy “Big For Your Boots” (#Merky)
The xx “On Hold” (Young Turks)

Independent Breakthrough of the Year
67
 (6ix7even)
Angel Olsen (Jagjaguwar)
Dave
Jane Weaver
Sampha 

Best Difficult Second Album
Bear’s Den Red Earth & Pouring Rain (Communion)
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Modern Ruin (International Death Cult)
Jlin Black Origami (Planet Mu)
Little Simz Stillness in Wonderland (Age 101)
Songhoy Blues Résistance (Transgressive)

Independent Video of the Year
Bonobo “No Reason” (Ninja Tune)
DJ Shadow “Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels)” (Mass Appeal)
FEMME “Fire With Fire” (Tape Music)
Jacob Plant “Bike Engine” (BMG)
The Blaze “Territory” (Animal 63)
The Japanese House “Saw You in a Dream” (Dirty Hit)

Best Live Act
Counterfeit (Xtra Mile)
Jack Savoretti (BMG)
LP (BMG)
Passenger (Black Crow)
Rick Astley (BMG)

PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act
Dave
Gavin James (Believe)
Låpsley (XL)
Stormzy 
Viola Beach (Fuller Beans)

Hardest Working Band or Artist
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ([PIAS])
Little Simz 
Michael Chapman (Paradise of Bachelors)
ShaoDow (DiY Gang)
Worriedaboutsatan (This Is It Forever)

Best Small Label
Cannibal Hymns
LAB Records
Local Action
Planet Mu

Special Catalogue Release of the Year
Alice Coltrane The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop)
Buzzcocks Time’s Up (Domino)
Erasure From Moscow To Mars: An Erasure Anthology (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Mute)
Steve Hillage Searching For The Spark (Madfish)

Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival
Blissfields
Brainchild Festival
Handmade Festival
Hospitality In The Park
Lost Evenings

Indie Champion Award
Andy Carr – The Kids Are Solid Gold
Jess Partridge – Vice / London in Stereo
John Kennedy – Radio X
Katie Riding & Joe Daniel – Indie Label Market
Stephen Ackroyd – Dork / Upset

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