AIM Independent Music Awards 2020: Nick Cave, Flying Lotus, IDLES & FKA Twigs Amongst Nominees

The award ceremony goes virtual this year, with jazz virtuoso Moses Boyd and UK drill rapper Digga D leading the list of nominations.
Posted: 17 June 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

In a year that desperate requires some visible celebration of the music industry's crucial independent sector and ethos, the AIM Independent Music Awards have announced their 2020 nominees, welcoming the greatest number of submissions in the eventโ€™s history.

Due to the current circumstances, the awards ceremony will go online on 12th August as it enters its tenth year with Arlo Parks named as the first artist to perform. Despite the digital relocation, regular venue The Roundhouse will remain AIM's foremost charity partner.

Leading the nomination categories however, are jazz drumming virtuoso Moses Boyd and UK drill rapper Digga D out in front on three nominations each, closely followed by Polish pianist Hania Rani, psychedelic R'n'B singer Greentea Peng established electronic music innovators  Flying Lotus and Floating Points, all sitting pretty on two award nominations.

Laura Marling, King Krule, IDLES, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Bicep, Moses Sumney, and Fontaines D.C. have all scooped up one award nomination, with Afrobeat percussionist and pioneer Tony Allen posthumously receiving the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award. 

The Best Live Act Award will be voted for by the public, so click here to vote for your favourite live artist from the 54-strong list here

For the full list of 2020 nominees, click here.

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