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Dan Briggs

At this year's Association of Independent Music's Independent Music Awards held Tuesday in London, Arctic Monkeys walked away with the Independent Album of the Year honor, while Domino Records earned the Independent Label of the Year award. 

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The AIM Independent Music Awards were hosted by Radio 1's Alice Levine and XFM's John Kennedy, and included live sets by Twin Atlantic and Oh Daughter. It was live tweeted here

Other winners included Beggars Group Founder and Chairman Martin Mills, who took home the Pioneer Award; DJ and producer Richie Hawtin received the Outstanding Contribution to Music award; Steve Goodman, also known as Kode9, received the Innovator Award for his Hyperdub label; London Grammar won the PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act and the Independent Breakthrough of the Year award; and Twin Atlantic won the Independent Track of the Year for the song "Heart and Soul."

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The full list of nominees with winners underlined:

BEST SMALL LABEL
Hyperdub
Kissability
Marshall Teller Records
National Anthem
Sonic Cathedral

BEST LIVE ACT
Bonobo
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Five Finger Death Punch
London Grammar
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

BEST ‘DIFFICULT’ SECOND ALBUM
Anna Calvi – One Breath
Ben Watt – Hendra
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell
Withered Hand – New Gods

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL 
ArcTanGent
Barn on the Farm
Greenbelt
In The Woods
LeeFest

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
Bonobo
Femme
Gabby Young & Other Animals
Ghetts
PINS

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
Courtney Barnett
Future Islands
London Grammar
Sohn
Young Fathers

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
FKA Twigs – Water Me
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
London Grammar – Strong
Sampha – Too Much
Twin Atlantic – Heart and Soul

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – You Will See Me
FKA Twigs – Water Me
James – Moving On
Liars – Mess On A Mission
Royal Canoe – Birthday

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD
Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio
Camilla Pia, BBC 6Music
Charles Caldas, Merlin
John Doran, The Quietus
Tim Palmer & Clemence Godard, Bird on the Wire

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Cabaret Voltaire – Collected Works 1983 – 1985
Nightmares on Wax - N.O.W.Is The Time
Small Faces – Here Comes The Nice – Immediate Years Box Set 1967 – 1969
The Twilight Sad: Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters (Expanded Edition)
Various – Purple Snow – Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Actress – Ghettoville
Arctic Monkeys – AM
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
Fred V & Grafix – Recognise
Gruff Rhys – American Interior
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
London Grammar – If You Wait
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
Within Temptation – Hydra

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR
Because Music
Domino
Fearless Records
Hospital Records
Ninja Tune
Secretly Group

INNOVATOR AWARD: Steve Goodman, Hyperdub Records

PIONEER AWARD: Martin Mills, Beggars Group

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC: Richie Hawtin