Canadian Music Week has announced the nominees for the 2017 Indies – the 17th Annual Independent Music Awards – presented by Jim Beam with Indie88. Wintersleep, The Strumbellas, July Talk, Kaytranada, Charlotte Day Wilson, Tanya Tagaq, Jazz Cartier and A Tribe Called Red are some of the nominees alongside a number of artists being honoured across 14 categories on Wednesday April 19th at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.
The Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88 is supported by The Ontario Media Development Corporation through the Ontario Music Fund, and recognizes the best and brightest talent that independent music has to offer.
This year’s awards will be hosted by Indie88’s Matt Hart and Josie Dye, and will feature performances by Hollerado, The Wooden Sky, Repartee (nominated for Pop Artist/Group Of The Year), The Nursery (winners of the Jim Beam Make History Talent Search), Dan Mangan (recipient of the Make History Award), and a special set from 54-40 (Hall Of Fame Inductees).
For more information and to purchase tickets go to https://cmw.net/music/shows/indies-w-indie88/.
To purchase a festival wristband, visit https://cmw.net/music/wristbands/. Keep in mind that limited #CMW2017 wristbands/passes will be accepted for the Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88.
Public and industry votes decide the winners. Fans can vote online at http://www.indies.ca.
2017 Indie Awards Nominees
Album of the Year
A Tribe Called Red – We are the Halluci Nation
Andy Shauf– The Party
Basia Bulat – Good Advice
Kaytranada – 99.9%
PUP – The Dream is Over
Single of the Year
Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up
Grimes – Flesh Without Blood
July Talk – Push and Pull
The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know
The Zolas – Swooner
Group of the Year
A Tribe Called Red
Tokyo Police Club
Artist of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Andy Shauf – Quite Like You; the Magician
Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up
Dan Mangan – Race to the Bottom
Kai – Never Be Like You (Feat. Flume)
The Strumbellas – Spirits; We Don’t Know
Alternative Artist/Group of the Year
Charlotte Day Wilson
Plants and Animals
Electronic/Dance Artist/Group of the Year
Francophone Artist/Group of the Year
Indigenous Artist/Group of the Year
Silla + Rise
Pop Artist/Group of the Year
Virginia to Vegas
Rap/R&B Artist/Group of the Year
Clairmont the Second
Tasha the Amazon
Rock Artist/Group of the Year
The Pack A.D.
Singer-Songwriter Artist/Group of the Year
John K Samson
International Artist/Group of the Year
Car Seat Headrest
Chance the Rapper
I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.