INDY music awards - highlighting the very best in emerging live music

The INDY Music Awards were set up in early 2007 to recognise and honour the hard work of independent live music venues, promoters and the artists they showcase and help develop.

121 London based venues and promoters nominated the best 218 artists out of an estimated 40,000 who played on their stages in 2006. Through our website 30,000 votes were placed and a shortlist of 36 artists went before an industry panel who decided on the eventual winners.

On May 15th 2007 the first ever INDY Music Awards were presented at a packed out Clapham Grand, hosted by Virgin Radios Greg Burns and attended by the cream of the independent music scene and many of the artists who have inspired the future talent of the UK.