CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
is proud to announce performers for the 2017 INDIE AWARDS
at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto on April 19, 2017
. Presented by Jim Beam with Indie88, this year’s artists include Toronto’s HOLLERADO and THE WOODEN SKY joined by St. John, NL indie-pop quartet REPARTEE.
This year’s edition will also feature a performance from the grand prize winner of the Jim Beam Make History Talent Search. The
inaugural competitionin association with Canadian Music Week supports indie and emerging artists through a national showcase of undiscovered talent. The radio-driven contest will take place in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal in partnership with 102.7 The Peak, X92.9, Indie 88 and CHOM FM. Artists (not signed to a major record label), are invited to submit an original song or video and bio to the radio stations’ websites or
, where a music industry panel at Canadian Music Week will select up to 5 artists as regional finalists in each market (20 in total). The winning bands from each city will be entered into the national competition, where a music industry panel from Canadian Music Week will select one grand prize winner. The selected artist will win travel, accommodation and be invited to perform live during Canadian Music Week Festival at the 2017 INDIE AWARDS.
Tickets on sale for the Indies: Friday, January, 27
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.
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Now in it’s 34th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premiere entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 7 nights of performances, with hundreds of 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 West, Toronto.
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