2013 Indies Honour The Best In Independent Music With Awards And An Exclusive Headline Performance By Metric

TORONTO, ON – (January 23, 2013) – Indie artists will take center stage on Friday, March 22nd at the Kool Haus in Toronto at the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards – The SiriusXM Indies – during Canadian Music Week activities.

Honouring the year’s best in independent music – from the breakout success of Canadians Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench and deadmau5 to the noteworthy achievements of Internationals fun., The Lumineers and Calvin Harris – the show will award artists across 37 categories and feature special performances from nominated artists, including Matt Mays, Diamond Rings, Yukon Blonde, The Wooden Sky, Canailles, and Cadence Weapon. Award-winning Australian hip-hop artist 360 will make a guest appearance.


Multiple nominees (with seven nominations) Metric saw their fifth album Synthetica debut at #2 on the Canadian Soundscan Album Chart. Their lead album single, Youth Without Youth broke records at radio spending 16 weeks at #1 and the band recently completed their first-ever arena tour across Canada. Metric will headline the SiriusXM Indies with an exclusive concert performance.

The 2013 SiriusXM Indies will be broadcast live for SiriusXM subscribers in Canada and the U.S. on “The Verge” (XM 151) and “Iceberg” (Sirius 151).

English and French winners of the Emerging Artist of the Year categories will receive a $5,000 bursary from SiriusXM Canada.

Both public and industry votes decide the winners. Fans can vote online for their favourites as of Monday, January 28th at www.indies.ca.

Tickets for the show will be available for purchase as of this Friday, January 25th at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, Rotate This and Soundscapes; online at www.ticketmaster.ca and www.indies.ca; or 1.855.985.5000 to charge by phone.

Full list of nominees:

2013 SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Grimes – Visions (4AD/Arbutus Records)
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur (MapleMusic Recordings)
Marianas Trench – Ever After (604 Records)
Metric – Synthetica (Metric Music International Inc.)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (604 Records)
deadmau5 – The Veldt (Ultra Records)
Marianas Trench – Fallout (604 Records)
Metric – Youth Without Youth (Metric Music International Inc.)
Mia Martina – Burning (CP Records)

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Japandroids (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)
Marianas Trench (604 Records)
Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)
Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)
Stars (Soft Revolution Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)
deadmau5 (Ultra Records)
Diamond Rings (Secret City Records)
Grimes (4AD/Arbutus Records)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariane Moffatt (Audiogram)
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)
Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings)
Sarah Slean (Pheromone Recordings)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bahamas (Barchords Inc.)
Diamond Rings (Secret City Records)
Joel Plaskett (MapleMusic Recordings)
Matt Mays (Sonic Records)
The Weeknd (XO&co.)

LIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
deadmau5 (Ultra Records)
Marianas Trench (604 Records)
Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)
Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)
USS (Coalition Music)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)
John K. Samson (Epitaph)
Josh Ramsay (604 Records)
Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings)
Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (604 Records)
deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way – Professional Griefers (Ultra Records)
Marianas Trench – Fallout (604 Records)
Metric – Youth Without Youth (Metric Music International Inc.)
Young Empires – White Doves (Pirates Blend)

MUST FOLLOW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)
deadmau5 (Ultra Records)
Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)
Said The Whale (Hidden Pony Records)

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Aleesia ft. Big Sean – Kiss It Bye Bye (A-Lista)
Artists Against Bullying – True Colors (Wax Records)
D-Sisive ft. Neverending White Lights – Don’t Turn The Lights Out (Ocean Records Canada)
Deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way – Professional Griefers (Ultra Records)
Whitehorse – Devil’s Got A Gun (Six Shooter Records)

MOST PLAYED INDEPENDENT ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
Dallas Smith (604 Records)
Kristina Maria (Lupo One)
Marianas Trench (604 Records)
Mia Martina (CP Records)

BEST-SELLING INDEPENDENT RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (604 Records)
deadmau5 – >album title goes here< (Ultra Records)
Marianas Trench – Ever After (604 Records)
Metric – Synthetica (Metric Music International Inc.)
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (Secret City Records)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Kranky Records)
Mother Mother (Last Gang Records)
Said The Whale (Hidden Pony Records)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Paper Bag Records)
Yukon Blonde (Dine Alone Records)

BLUES ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Julian Fauth (Electro-Fi Records)
Shakura S’Aida (Electro-Fi Records)
Steve Strongman (Independent)
The 24th Street Wailers (Independent)
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer (Independent)

CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Gasoi (Sparkling Productions)
Kathy Reid-Naiman and Hannah Naiman (Merriweather Records)
Rick Scott (Independent)
The Funky Mamas (Independent)
Will Stroet (Will Stroet)

COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Corb Lund (New West Records)
Dallas Smith (604 Records)
Dean Brody (Open Road Recordings)
Doc Walker (Open Road Recordings)
High Valley (Open Road Recordings)

DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Daphni (Merge Records)
Felix Cartal (Dim Mak Records)
Massari (CP Records)
Mia Martina (CP Records)
Rosette (Ultra Records)

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Crystal Castles (Last Gang Records)
deadmau5 (Ultra Records)
Grimes (4AD/Arbutus Records)
Purity Ring (Last Gang Records)
Zeds Dead (Ultra Records)

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Del Barber (Six Shooter Records)
Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings)
Lindi Ortega (Last Gang Records)
Rose Cousins (Outside Music)
The Wooden Sky (Black Box Recordings Inc)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Canailles (Grosse Boîte)
Fanny Bloom (Grosse Boîte)
Lisa LeBlanc (Bonsound)
Peter Peter (Audiogram)
Radio Radio (Bonsound)

JAZZ ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cory Weeds (Cellar Live Records)
Elizabeth Shepherd (True North Records)
Emilie-Claire Barlow (Empress Music Group Inc.)
Peter Appleyard (True North Records)
Susie Arioli (Spectra Musique)

METAL ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Bison b.c. (Metal Blade Records)
Derelict (Independent)
Devin Townsend Project (eOne Music Canada)
Mares Of Thrace (Sonic Unyon Records)
Scythia (Independent)

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
Craig Smart (Go2 Records)
Dirty Radio (604 Records)
Kristina Maria (Lupo One)
Marianas Trench (604 Records)

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cancer Bats (Distort)
METZ (Sub Pop Records)
Nu Sensae (Suicide Squeeze)
Propagandhi (Epitaph)
White Lung (Deranged)

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cadence Weapon (Upper Class Recordings)
D-Sisive (URBNET)
Kid Koala (Ninja Tune)
Madchild (Madchild)
Shad (Black Box Recordings)

ROCK ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big Wreck (SRO Anthem)
Japandroids (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)
Matt Mays (Sonic Records)
Monster Truck (Dine Alone Records)
Our Lady Peace (Coalition Music)

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)
Rochelle Jordan (Independent)
The Slakadeliqs (Independent)
The Weeknd (XO&co.)
Zaki Ibrahim (D6/IQRA/Red Ink)

WORLD ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red (Masalacism)
Sagapool (Distribution Select)
Sultans of String (Independent)
The Battle of Santiago (Followed By Thousands)
The Souljazz Orchestra (Solidarity)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
fun. (Fueled By Ramen)
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote)
The Black Keys (Nonesuch)
The Lumineers (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)
The xx (Young Turks / XL)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Amanda Palmer (8 Ft. Records)
Calvin Harris (Ultra Records)
Cat Power (Matador)
Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
Ty Segall (Drag City)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
fun. – Some Nights (Fueled By Ramen)
Mumford & Sons – Babel (Glassnote)
Taylor Swift – Red (Big Machine Records)
The Black Keys – El Camino (Nonesuch)
The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Ultra Records)
fun. – We Are Young (Fueled By Ramen)
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait (Glassnote)
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Big Machine Records)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Alabama Shakes (MapleMusic Recordings / ATO Records)
Calvin Harris (Ultra Records)
fun. (Fueled By Ramen)
Tame Impala (Modular Recordings)
The Lumineers (Dine Alone Records)

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Ultra Records)
fun. – We Are Young (Fueled By Ramen)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (Macklemore)
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Big Machine Records)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (English)
Bahamas (Barchords Inc.)
Bend Sinister (File Under Music)
Cookie Duster (MapleMusic Recordings)
Eight and a Half (Arts & Crafts)
Fine Times (Light Organ Records)
Great Bloomers (Dine Alone Records)
Half Moon Run (Indica Records)
METZ (Sub Pop)
Poor Young Things (Bumstead Productions)
Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (French)
Louis-Jean Cormier (Simone Records)
Julien Pilon (Penoram)
Lisa Leblanc (Bonsound)
Canailles (Grosse Boîte)
Les Vestons (Disques Jupiter)
Julien Sagot (Simone Records)
Tremblay (Sphère Musique)
Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé (Disques Orage)
Gazoline (Ambiances Ambiguës)
Écho Kalypso (Les Disques Inconnu)

About Canadian Music Week
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining three information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a six-day period from March 19 to March 24, 2013 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel and over 60 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.

About SiriusXM Canada
SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR) is the country’s leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.

SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. Sirius XM programming is also available online at www.sirius.ca and www.xmradio.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

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