LTW! Boss John Robb wins AIM Independent Music Awards ‘Indie Champion’

John Robb wins Indie Champion Award

We are delighted to confirm that Louder Than War boss John Robb was last night awarded the title ‘Indie Champion’ by people and industry representatives voting in the poll for AIM (Association of Independent Music)

The award ceremony was held at Floridita , London and was hosted by well known and much loved radio DJs Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens, both of whom are renowned for their passion and knowledge of music and support for the indies!

John Robb was confirmed as ‘INDIE CHAMPION – For an individual who demonstrates unwavering support for the independent community’ – the award being presented by Iain McNay, the founder of Cherry Red Records.

With a career in music now spanning over 30 years, the award is recognition for John’s unswerving passion and belief in new and independent music; from forming his first band The Membranes when aged 16, producing his own fanzine, starting and running his own record label, to today as the front man of Goldblade, celebrated author and journalist, DJ and founder of Louder Than War – John’s connitment to independednt music has never been stronger.

Congratulations John.

Full Award Ceremony write up to follow… in the meantime the full list of awards went as follows:

Best Small Label: Stolen Recordings
Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album: Adele – 21
Hardest Working Band or Artist: Frank Turner
Catalogue Release of the Year: Matador at 21 – Various Artists (Matador)
Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival: Bearded Theory
Independent Breakthrough of the Year: SBTRKT
Innovative Marketing Campaign of the Year: Ninja Tune campaign for Ninja Tune XX
Indie Champion Award: John Robb, Louder Than War
Independent Entrepreneur of the Year: Rob da Bank (Sunday Best, AIF, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Radio 1)
Best Live Act: Frank Turner
PPL Award for Most Played Independent Act: Adele
Outstanding Contribution to Music: Bjork
Pioneer Award: Laurence Bell

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  1. Congratulations John…like i said, my ex-missus used to work with you on ‘turn on terry’…during which i was really impressed with your knowledge of pop culture and how you conducted yourself…such a quick turn of thought, coupled with a rare (these days!) sense of humility…you deserve any plaudits thrust in your general direction…well deserved my friend…well deserved…

  2. we are delighted to read this ! John works tirelessly to champion new music, tell it how it is and support the social and political movements that are making a change in this disaffected world.

    Congratulations John, keep up the good work !


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