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Inside the AIM Awards 2019 as Debbie Harry and Johnny Marr win big - creative packaging
Johnny Marr and Debbie Harry took to the stage at the AIM Awards 2019, which was held at London's Roundhouse on Tuesday night. And while they reveled in their years of success, the Group took time to celebrate the up-and-coming musicians of this Production while throwing their support behind independent Album labels. Dave and punk rockers IDLE came out on top as they were both Introduced with two awards each.
The South London rapper shot home the Best Independent Album award as well as Best Independent Track for his song Funky Friday (ft. Fredo). While his industry buddies IDLE attained Best [Difficult] Second Album for Joy as an Act of Resistance on top of the UK Independent Breakthrough award. Teasing another album, the Love Song hitmakers stated on point: 'Thank you... quite confusing to be winning Breakthrough and [Difficult] Second Album as well.
'It's taken us a very long time to get here. It's true, it was that difficult. And it's also weird to be composing this while we're composing album three now. 'Thank you, thank you very much. 'Johnny Marr was presented the Pioneer award and received a special message form his pal Nile Rodgers.
Before The Smiths celebrity entered the stage, a prerecorded movie of Nile appeared on the big displays where the Chic singer congratulated his friend. He said: 'Hey, this is Nile Rodgers and I'm here to congratulate Johnny Marr. There is no one more of this award than 22, deserving.
'You are off the charts trendy, you are so independent minded, music is such a great journey for you. 'The Upside Down hitmaker additional: 'I love you and your family, and I love your son - of class, he's named after me. 'Anyway my brother, large ups to you - peace out.
'The winner then entered the point where he made his own address, thanking Tony Wilson and Beggars Banquet Records for helping him when he first began out on the scene. 'As a pixel 2C and an enthusiast.. I'd like to thank everybody. Thanks to all you guys working in the separate industry,' he said.
'The weird thing that this miniature island continues to do is spread really great independent music across the planet. 'The celebrity lasted: 'I'll finish by saying I've often been asked what kind of music I make - I'm an indie genre and that's good enough for me. 'Who is Mercury Prize nominee and Thiago Silva rapper, DaveFoals celebrity Yannis Philippakis stocks information with Dave following initial Mercury Prize nodWhat are the Mercury Prize chances as the nominees are announcedThe Kinks' Ray Davies was also on hand to present Debbie Harry with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award.
He stated of the Call Me songstress: 'Wherever she goes she steals the show. And now her celebrity will glow brighter than. 'Best Live Act (in organization with Songkick) Gerry CinnamonBest Little Label (in organization with Proper Music Group) Scruff of the NeckBest Creative Packaging (in organization with MCPS) Various Artists, hand picked and curated in collaboration with The Rolling Stones, Confessin' the BluesUK Independent Breakthrough (in organization with YouTube Music) IDLESOutstanding Contribution to Music in association with MerlinDebbie HarryBest Independent Album (in organization with Spotify) Dave for PsychodramaBest [Difficult] Second Album (in organization with Key Production) IDLES for Joy as an Act of ResistancePPL Award for Most Played New Independent ArtistFreya RidingsInternational Breakthrough (in organization with Creative Industries Federation) Jade BirdInnovator Award in association with Amazon MusicAllen KovacBest Independent Video (in association with Vevo) Hot Chip for Hungry ChildBest Independent Track (in organization with Facebook) Dave for Funky Friday (ft.
Fredo) One To Watch (in organization with BBC Music Introducing) GeorgiaBest Independent Label (in organization with [PIAS]) Partisan RecordsPioneer Award in association with Bucks Music GroupJohnny MarrIndie Champion in association with ClientEarthCharles CaldasMORE: Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite for a drink ahead of El Camino filmMORE: Tommy Fury moving in with Molly-Mae Hague following Love Isle couple buy first flat together