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14 August 2019, 13:30 | Updated: 14 August 2019, 13:33
The former Smiths guitarist will receive the coveted prize and perform at the awards ceremony at the Roundhouse in September.
Johnny Marr is set to be honoured with the Pioneer Award at the Aim Independent Music Awards 2019.
The former Smiths guitarist - who will also headline the inaugural AIM Awards live show at Camden's Roundhouse - will take home the coveted prize, which is presented in association with Bucks Music Group and celebrates his trailblazing career across 40 years.
The announcement comes as the final list of nominees are confirmed, who will be recognised for their live performances.
Battling it out in the Best Live Act category - whose winner will be determined by public vote - are AJ Tracey, Calpurnia, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Gerry Cinnamon and IDLES - who are now in the running for a record breaking five awards.
On the night Blondie icon Debbie Harry will also take home the award for Outstanding contribution to music.
Find out more about the AIM Awards and how to buy tickets below...
The first ever live AIM Awards ceremony takes place this year on 3 September 2019 at Camden's Roundhouse.
The ceremony will begin at 3pm, with the live show and after-party running from 8:15pm-2am
The awards ceremony will include a headline performance from Johnny Marr, plus a performance from electro-pop sensation Georgia and an after-show DJ slot from Let's Eat Grandma.
Tickets to the ceremony, which include dinner, drinks receptions, and access to the exclusive live gig and after-party, can be purchased here.
Tickets to the live gig and after-party only are available here.
See the full list of the 2019 AIM Awards nominees below:
UK Independent Breakthrough (in association with YouTube Music)
Best Independent Track (in association with Facebook)
Dave, “Funky Friday (ft. Fredo)”
FKA Twigs, “Cellophane”
Fontaines D.C., “Boys In The Better Land”
Georgia, “About Work The Dancefloor”
JARV IS, “Must I Evolve”
Jai Paul, “Do You Love Her Now”
Holly Herndon, “Eternal”
Little Simz, “Selfish (ft. Celo Sol)”
Sharon Van Etten, “Seventeen”
Four Tet, “Teenage Birdsong”
Best Independent Album (in association with Spotify)
Better Oblivion Community Center, “Better Oblivion Community Center”
Christine And The Queens, “Chris”
Fontaines D.C., “Dogrel”
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, “End of Suffering”
Jade Bird, “Jade Bird”
Jordan Rakei, “Origin”
Little Simz, “GREY Area”
Snapped Ankles, “Stunning Luxury”
Swindle, “No More Normal”
Best [Difficult] Second Album
Erland Cooper, “Sule Skerry”
IDLES, “Joy as an Act of Resistance.”
Julia Jacklin, “Crushing”
Maribou State, “Kingdoms In Colour”
SOAK, “Grim Town”
One To Watch (in association with BBC Music Introducing)
Best Small Label
Fuzz Club Records
Scruff of the Neck
Best Creative Packaging (in association with MCPS)
Hand-picked and curated in collaboration with The Rolling Stones, Confessin’ The Blues compilation
Murlo, “Dolos”IDLES, “Joy as an Act of Resistance”
Various Artists, Sick Music 2019 compilation Keith Richards, “Talk Is Cheap”
Best Independent Video (in association with Vevo)
Christine and the Queens, “5 Dollars”
Hot Chip, “Hungry Child”
John Grant, “He’s Got His Mother’s Hips”
Caleb Steph, “Black Boy”
FKA Twigs, “Cellophane”
Best Independent Label (in association with [PIAS])
Brownswood Recordings Domino Nuclear Blast Partisan Records Rough Trade
PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Artist
Best Live Act (in association with Songkick)
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Awarded to Charles Caldas
Innovator Award (in association with Amazon Music)
Awarded to Allen Kovac
Outstanding Contribution to Music (in association with Merlin)
Awarded to Debbie Harry
Pioneer Award (in association with Bucks Music Group)
Awarded to Johnny Marr