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    CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCES 2017 JIM BEAM INDIES WITH INDIE88 WINNERS

    THE WINNERS FROM LAST NIGHT 

    AT THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE, TORONTO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JIM BEAM AND INDIE88

     

    Canadian Music Week is excited to announce the winners from last night’s 2017 Indies – the 17thAnnual Independent Music Awards – presented by Jim Beam with Indie88 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown TorontoHosted by Indie88’s Josie Dye and Matt Hart,  A Tribe Called Red, The Strumbellas, Kaytranada, and July Talk took home the top honours of the night. 54-40 rocked the audience after being inducted into the Indies Hall of Fame, indie-alternative mainstays Holleradoperformed along with Repartee whocelebrated their Pop Group of the Year win with a fan-favourite show. The Jim Beam Make History Talent Search winners The Nursery and recipient of the Make History Award Dan Mangan hit the stage respectively.

    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. 

    2017 INDIE AWARDS WINNERS

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR            

    A TRIBE CALLED RED – WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION (PIRATES BLEND)
    ANDY SHAUF – THE PARTY (ARTS & CRAFTS)
    BASIA BULAT – GOOD ADVICE (SECRET CITY)
    KAYTRANADA – 99.9% (HW&W/ULTRA)
    PUP – THE DREAM IS OVER (ROYAL MOUNTAIN)

    SINGLE OF THE YEAR                       
    BOB MOSES – TEARING ME UP (DOMINO)
    GRIMES – FLESH WITHOUT BLOOD (CRYSTAL MATH)
    JULY TALK – PUSH AND PULL (SLEEPLESS)
    THE STRUMBELLAS – WE DON’T KNOW (SIX SHOOTER)
    THE ZOLAS – SWOONER (LIGHT ORGAN)

    GROUP OF THE YEAR                       
    A TRIBE CALLED RED (PIRATES BLEND)
    JAPANDROIDS (ARTS & CRAFTS)
    JULY TALK (SLEEPLESS)
    TOKYO POLICE CLUB (DINE ALONE)
    WINTERSLEEP (DINE ALONE)

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR           
    BASIA BULAT (SECRET CITY)
    HANNAH GEORGAS (DINE ALONE)
    KAYTRANADA (HW&W/ULTRA)
    RIVER TIBER (INDEPENDENT)
    TANYA TAGAQ (SIX SHOOTER)

    SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR            
    ANDY SHAUF – QUITE LIKE YOU; THE MAGICIAN (ARTS & CRAFTS)
    BOB MOSES – TEARING ME UP (DOMINO)
    DAN MANGAN – RACE TO THE BOTTOM (ARTS & CRAFTS)
    KAI – NEVER BE LIKE YOU (FEAT. FLUME) (FUTURE CLASSIC)
    THE STRUMBELLAS – SPIRITS; WE DON’T KNOW (SIX SHOOTER)

    ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                      
    AUSTRA (PINK FIZZ)
    CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON (INDEPENDENT)
    OPERATORS (LAST GANG)
    PLANTS AND ANIMALS (SECRET CITY)
    WEAVES (BUZZ)

    ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                       
    HOLY FUCK (LAST GANG)
    JESSY LANZA (GEEJ)
    JUNIOR BOYS  (GEEJ)
    TIM HECKER (PAPER BAG)
    ZEDS DEAD (DEADBEATS)

    FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                   
    ALACLAIR ENSEMBLE (7IÈME CIEL)
    DEAD OBIES (BONSOUND)
    FRED FORTIN (GROSSE BOÎTE)
    KLÔ PELGAG (COYOTE)
    KORIASS (7IÈME CIEL)

    INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                   
    AMANDA RHEAUME (INDEPENDENT)
    CRYSTAL SHAWANDA (NEW SUN)
    JACE MARTIN (INDEPENDENT)
    SILLA + RISE (BALANCED RECORDS)
    TWIN FLAMES (INDEPENDENT)

    POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR              
    CHARLOTTE CARDIN (CULT NATION)
    COLEMAN HELL (604)
    MARIANAS TRENCH (604)
    REPARTEE (SLEEPLESS)
    VIRGINIA TO VEGAS (WAX)

    RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                  
    CLAIRMONT THE SECOND (BLACK BOX)
    JAZZ CARTIER (INDEPENDENT)
    RIVER TIBER (INDEPENDENT)
    TANIKA CHARLES (INDEPENDENT)
    TASHA THE AMAZON (THE TRUTH MUSIC GROUP / HOT STREAM ENTERTAINMENT)

    ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR           
    BLACK MOUNTAIN (DINE ALONE)
    MONSTER TRUCK (DINE ALONE)
    PUP (ROYAL MOUNTAIN)
    THE PACK A.D. (CADENCE MUSIC)
    WHITE LUNG (DOMINO)

    SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                    
    DANIEL ROMANO (NEW WEST)
    DONOVAN WOODS (MEANT WELL)
    JOHN K SAMSON (ANTI-)
    LISA LEBLANC (BONSOUND)
    TERRA LIGHTFOOT (SONIC UNYON)

    INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                  
    ANDERSON .PAAK (STEEL WOOL/OBE)
    ANGEL OLSEN (JAGJAGUWAR)
    CAR SEAT HEADREST (MATADOR RECORDS)
    CHANCE THE RAPPER (INDEPENDENT)
    FRANK OCEAN (BOYS DON’T CRY)

     

    ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

    NOW IN IT’S 35TH 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 6 NIGHTS OF PERFORMANCES, WITH HUNDREDS OF SHOWCASING BANDS AT MORE THAN 30 LIVE MUSIC VENUES IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO. ALL CONVENTION FUNCTIONS TAKE PLACE AT THE SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO HOTEL, 123 QUEEN STREET WEST, 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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