Steve Goodman (aka Kode9) is the first person to receive the Innovator Award at the annual AIM Independent Music Awards. Goodman founded Hyperdub in 2004, and this year celebrates its tenth anniversary with a string of compilation releases, plus events including takeovers of the London venue Fabric. The awards ceremoney took place 2 September at The Brewery in Clerkenwell.
Also awarded this year was Beggars group founder Martin Mills. AIM is a not for profit body representing independent labels in the UK, More details here.