Voting now open for The Aux Awards 2023

Aux (, the streamlined remote-collaboration app that allows remote working musicians to backup, share, and version Ableton Live and Logic Pro projects, is thrilled to announce the return of the Aux Awards. The Awards is a celebration of all things independent music, giving recognition to the creators and music and technology brands who have been making waves over the past 12 months. Voting is now open until 3rd March at and the winners will be announced on 20th March on the Aux YouTube channel.

Across 9 categories, the shortlist has been thoughtfully selected by the visionary team at Aux – led by founder, tech entrepreneur Ben Bowler – together with reputable industry partners: MusicAlly, Lady of The House and DataTransmission. And anyone can vote in the Awards be they fans or industry alike.

With over 70 nominees lining up as potential award recipients, some of the shortlist includes: Angel Lee and Future Alters who are up for Best Independent Artist / Group; HEIGHTS and Rachel Jane who are contenders for Best Single; Collars and Bearcubs have been nominated for Best Album; AEI and Independent Music Week are finalists for the Best Music Business Award, and AudioShake and Staccato are in line for the Best New Music Tech accolade.


The inaugural Aux Awards took place in March 2022. Over 1,500 votes were cast by musicians and music fans globally, with thousands more tuning in to watch the live streamed ceremony with live performances from winners Emma Mae, CLOUD, alternative lyricist Anna Wolf, and shoegaze/alt-rock outfit Silktape, in celebration of the brightest and most innovative names in independent music.

Over the coming year, many more updates will appear on, which launched Version 1 of its desktop app in September 2022. As a recipient of a £50,000 Innovate UK Next Steps Grant, 2023 will see the integration of Aux’s pioneering AI technology that will ultimately help the next generation of music and content creators to make career-changing collaborator and industry connections right from within the app.

Get voting in the Aux Awards 2023 now:

Aux Awards 2023 Shortlist

Hot Tip – Best Independent Artist/Group


Angel Lee



Natty Lou

Future Alters


Steady Habits

On Repeat – Best Independent Single

Woodland by Meg Chandler

Alcatraz by Solar Eyes

If You Love Her by Tokyo Tea Room

Stories Of Strange Women by Scruffy Bear

Still Here by Rachel Jane

Metchu by HEIGHTS

Windy City by Natasha Kitty Katt

Meditation by Jamurai

Long Play – Best Independent Album

Polarchoral by Grice

Rolling With The Wind by Aspen Forest

Luna by Dust We Are

Kind Of Loud by Fuzekin

Daybreak at the Electric by Jet Vesper

Clyde by Collars

A Death At Sea by San Lorenz

Weather Report by Bearcubs

Sound and Vision – Best Independent Music Video

Foxtrot N by Harvey Causon

The Dream by Gold Panda

Kryptonite by Congratulations

I Don’t Think I’ll Go Out Today by Shelf Lives

Asking For It by M(h)aol

Waiting For The Sun by Belija Flo

The South by Harrison Rimmer

Headtop Buss From Luss / Mazzalean by Bawo

Game Changer – Most Innovative Artist


J. Graves



Sir Francis

All Day Breakfast Cafe

Funky Times


Top of the Feed – Best Content Creator

Grahame Farmer

Jeff Nang Music Production Tips

Sounds Like Emma

Tokota Music

Estelle Rubio

Josh Mason

Music Industry Mentor

LNA Does Audio Stuff

Daily Download – Best Music Podcast

Tape Notes

Mixing Music

The Art of Longevity

Switched On Pop


The Daydream Club

All Songs Considered

Riffs on Riffs

Breaking Barriers – Best Music Business

Riffs on Riffs



Lady Of The House


Independent Venue Week

Terrible Group


Key Production

Future Tech – Best New Music Tech









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