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INDIES WINNERS ANNOUNCED

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCES THE 2018 JIM BEAM INDIES WITH INDIE88 WINNERS
 
Canadian Music Week is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 Indies - presented by Jim Beam with Indie88 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto, hosted by Indie88's Josie Dye, Matt Hart, and Carlin Burton. Jessie Reyez, Gord Downie, Death from Above 1979, and The Glorious Sons took home the top prizes, with Pierre Kwenders, Ria Mae, and Iskwé amongst the other winners. Fan favourites The Rural Alberta AdvantageSaid the Whale and Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs took to the stage, accompanied by Jim Beam Talent Search winner Alfie and Hall of Fame Inductees Teenage Head.
 
Celebrating the best of independent music - both Canadian and international - the Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88, supported by The Ontario Media Development Corporation through the Ontario Music Fund, proved to be an unforgettable night for fans and industry alike.
 
2018 INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR  
Alvvays - Antisocialites (Royal Mountain)
Daniel Caesar - Freudian (Golden Child)
Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself (Arts & Crafts)
July Talk - Touch (Sleepless)
Weaves - Wide Open (Buzz Records)
 
SINGLE OF THE YEAR 
Allan Rayman - 13 (Communion Music)
Death from Above 1979 - Freeze Me (Last Gang)
DVBBS - Not Going Home ft. Gia Koka & CMC$ (Ultra Music)
Mother Mother - The Drugs (Mother Mother Music Inc.)
Virgina to Vegas - Lights Out (Wax)

GROUP OF THE YEAR 
Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) 
Hollerado (Royal Mountain)
Stars (Last Gang)
The Glorious Sons (Black Box)
The Rural Alberta Advantage (Paper Bag)
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Daniel Caesar (Golden Child)
Jessie Reyez (FMLY)
Lido Pimienta (Lido Pimienta)
Mac DeMarco (Royal Mountain/Captured Tracks)
PartyNextDoor (OVO Sound)
 
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR            
Alvvays - Dreams Tonite; In Undertow (Performed by Alvvays) (Royal Mountain)
Daniel Caesar - Get You; We Find Love (Performed by Daniel Caesar) (Golden Child)
July Talk - Beck + Call; Picturing Love (Performed by July Talk) (Sleepless)
PartyNextDoor - Wild Thoughts (Performed by DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller) / Not Nice(Performed by PartyNextDoor) / Damage (Performed by PartNextDoor ft. Halsey) (OVO Sound)
Shaun Frank - No Future (Performed by Shaun Frank ft. Dyson) (Ultra Music)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                      
Fast Romantics (Light Organ)
Partner (You've Changed)
Said the Whale (Hidden Pony)
The Courtneys (Flying Nun Records)
The New Pornographers (Dine Alone)
 
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                       
DVBBS (Ultra Music)
Grandtheft (Mad Decent)
Jacques Greene (Vase Music/Arts & Crafts)
Neon Dreams (Dreaming Out Loud Entertainment)
Shaun Frank (Ultra Music)
 
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                   
Canailles (Dare to Care)
Catherine Leduc (Dare to Care)
Corridor (Corridor)
Mara Tremblay (Audiogram)
Peter Peter (Audiogram)
 
INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                   
Iskwe (Iskwé Musik)
JB the First Lady (JB The First Lady)
Mob Bounce (RPM Records)
The Jerry Cans (Aakuluk Music)
Wolf Saga (Mukwa Records)
 
POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR              
Christian Hudson (Mathurmatics)
Coleman Hell (604)
Marianas Trench (604)
Ralph (604)
Ria Mae (Ria Mae/Sony)
 
RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                  
Allie (Oracle)
Majid Jordan (OVO Sound)
Pierre Kwenders (Bonsound)
Quake Matthews (Fontana North)
SonReal (Black Box)
 
ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR           
Big Wreck (ole)
Bleeker (Five Seven)
One Bad Son (604)
Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs (Dine Alone)
The Wild (eOne)

SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                    
Leeroy Stagger (True North)
Leif Vollebekk (Secret City)
Matt Mays (Sonic Records)
The Barr Brothers (Secret City)
The Weather Station (Outside)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                  
J. Cole (Dreamville Records/Interscope)
Migos (Quality Control Music)
Run The Jewels (Run The Jewels Inc.)
Sampha (Young Turks)
St. Vincent (Loma Vista Records)
 
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Now in its 36th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 7 nights of performances, over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W. Toronto.
 
ABOUT JIM BEAM 
BEAM SUNTORY INC. IS THE THIRD LARGEST SPIRITS PROVIDER IN THE WORLD, AND IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE THAT IT WOULD HAVE AT ITS HELM THE WORLD'S NO. 1 SELLING BOURBON: JIM BEAM®.
SINCE 1795, WE'VE REMAINED TRUE TO THE BEAM FAMILY RECIPE, PASSED ON FROM SEVEN GENERATIONS. TODAY WE CARRY ON THE LEGACY OF THE LEGENDARY BEAM MASTER DISTILLERS AND MAKE HISTORY® IN EVERY BOTTLE.
WE'VE MADE OUR HISTORY, AND NOW MAKE YOURS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.JIMBEAM.COM 
 
ABOUT CENTRAL ONTARIO BROADCASTING/INDIE88
FOUNDED IN 1988, CENTRAL ONTARIO BROADCASTING IS AN INDEPENDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY THAT OWNS AND OPERATES THREE RADIO STATIONS: INDIE88 IN TORONTO, ROCK 95 AND 107.5 KOOL FM IN BARRIE. INDIE88 (CIND-FM) OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED ON AUGUST 3RD AS CANADA'S FIRST INDIE STATION - GIVING GREAT MUSIC A HOME. THE STATION SUPPORTS THE MUSICIAN BEHIND THE SONG AND PUTS THE AUDIENCE FIRST. INDIE88 IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A PLATFORM FOR EMERGING CANADIAN ARTISTS AND ALL THEIR FANS. TO EXPERIENCE INDIE88, TUNE IN TO 88.1 FM AND INDIE88.COM.
 
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