For the second year running Genuine arranged for Jack Daniel’s to support the most prestigious event in the calendar of the UK’s independent music industry: the AIM AWARDS.

This was the 3rd year that AIM, the Association of Independent Music, has run the awards, that were once again presented by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Radio 2/ BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq. The awards party featured live music from ‘Outstanding Contribution To Music’ winner, Billy Bragg and Domino’s Franz Ferdinand.

A full list of this year’s winners can be found HERE, but check out some of the evening’s highlights below;

AIM AWARDS 2013 hosts, Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq;

Rough Trade founder, Geoff Travis, who won this year’s ‘Pioneer Award’. Geoff’s acceptance speech was absolutely fascinating; here he is pictured accepting the award, applauded by Mute founder Daniel Miller and Green Gartside of Scritti Politti.

Other winners included the XX for ‘Best Difficult 2nd Album’, Django Django for ‘Best Music Video’, and Frankie & The Heartstrings for ‘Hardest Working Band’.

Other notable guests were Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis, presenting Billy Bragg’s ‘Oustanding Contribution To Music Award’

and Beggars Group founder, Martin Mills, who presented the ‘Indie Champion’ award (to Steve Lamacq) along with Beggars’ Hannah Overton





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