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    2024 Live Music Industry Awards presented by

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024
    Awards Show. 5:00PM -7:00PM
    Frontenac Ballroom (across from Westin Harbour Castle Hotel)

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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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    ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

       

    CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK (Jointly presented by San Rafael 71′ and Amsterdam Brewery) is Canada’s most established music industry conference. Now in its 36th year, it is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. CMW brings together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events – combining informative, intensive conferences, a cutting-edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. All convention functions take place at the CMW’s host hotel, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen Street West, Toronto M5H 2M9).

    For Canadian Music Week information, please contact:

    Kayley Szanto – Communications Manager

    E: kayley@cmw.net