AIM Independent Music Awards

Daniel Miller

 The winners of the "Outstanding contribution to music" and Pioneer Awards recipients have been unveiled. The Pioneer Award sponsored by NOKIA, this year goes to Mute's Daniel Miller, one of the most influential figures in the history of electronic music.

Edwyn Collins
 The "Outstanding Contribution To Music Award" sponsored by eMusic will be received by Edwyn Collins, whose 36-year musical career has seen him write, record and produce some of the most influential music of the last three decades.

The awards were decided by an expert panel of judges selected from across the music industry including such luminaries as Sean Adams (DrownedInSound), Tim Jonze (, Ras Kwame (DJ), Pete Paphides (Music Journalist & Broadcaster), Paul Stokes (Associate Editor (Digital) Q), Luke Turner (Associate Editor, The Quietus) as well as AIM Independent Music Award hosts Huw Stephens (DJ, BBC Radio 1) and Steve Lamacq (DJ, BBC 6Music).

According to Chairman and the CEO of AIM, " We wish them both a special evening with us at the AIM awards event on 29th October knowing they will be amongst their own people - indies who understand their special qualities and who will be as admiring and respectful of these two people as I am"

Donald Earl

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