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Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88 Nominees Announced/Vote Now!

 

 

JIM BEAM INDIES WITH INDIE88

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

VOTING NOW OPEN

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Indies - the 18th annual Independent Music Awards - presented by Jim Beam with Indie88. R&B artist 

Daniel Caesar, breakthrough artist Jessie Reyez, both Remix Project Alumni, Cree and Dene pop and electronic music singer Iskwe, and Montréal-based Congolese rhumba- electronic fusion artist and Moonshine collective founder Pierre Kwenders are among the many Canadian artists nominated at this year's awards. 

Featuring performances by The Rural Alberta Advantage, Vancouver based indie-folk rock trio Said the Whale, Toronto's power pop rock band Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs and the winner of the Jim Beam talent search, the awards show honours top  independent artists at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto on May 12. Public and industry votes decide the winners of the Indies. 

To vote for your favourite acts in their respective categories visit here: and cast your vote by May 1st.

 

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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.

Virginia 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 PartyNextDoor 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 Recordings

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