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We're very proud to say that we will be the charity partner for the AIM Awards 2017! The news was announced at the launch event on Tuesday 8 August at House of Vans in London. The launch featured a special performance from rap crew 67 who have been nominated for Independent Breakthrough of the Year.

Every year the AIM Awards shines a spotlight on the music industry’s independent sector, saluting important figures and honouring emerging talent. It also celebrates the exciting diversity and growing strength of the sector.

The AIM Awards will take place on Tuesday 5 September. Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo will co-host the event with AIM Awards judge and previous host, Mistajam. There will be a collection to raise money for Youth Music on the night, and we're thrilled to get the chance to tell the guests all about what we do.

Youth Music is doing hugely valuable work at grassroots level to encourage many young people to discover and develop their musical talent, as well as supporting them through often challenging young lives. Many of these young people wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to make music, so we’re very pleased to invite Youth Music to join us as charity partner for our seventh annual awards in support of this great work.

Paul Pacifico, AIM CEO
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Nominees for awards this year include Alt-J, Goldfrapp, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Passenger and Stormzy.