Björk and Domino founder to receive new AIM awards

AIM (Association of Independent Music) have revealed that Björk will be the very first recipient of their new Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

Björk’s contribution to independent music has spanned over 20 years, inspiring many with her innovation and talent, making her the very deserved winner of AIM’s first Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

Signed to One Little Indian, her eclectic musical style, distinctive voice and pioneering approach to performance has earnt her popularlity and respect from music fans and critics alike.

With seven solo albums under her belt, this year Björk is pushing the envelope with new album project Biophilia, with a series of apps, an education project and a documentary exploring nature, music and technology.

Domino Recording Company founder Laurence Bell will also receive the The Pioneer Award – recognising a visionary independent label founder.

Launched in 1993 on the back of a £40 a week enterprise allowance scheme and shaped by an unwavering set of independent principles, Domino has achieved great critical and commercial success based on Bell’s tireless nurturing of artists whose music he loves and believes in. Bell’s risk taking, hard work and unyielding passion has seen him involved with numerous classic albums by artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Pavement, Elliott Smith and The Kills.

Twelve other awards will be presented at the ceremony hosted by 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens in London on Thursday 10 November.

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