WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2013 INDIES – AWARDS PRESENTED TO CANADA’S METRIC, MARIANAS TRENCH AND SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTISTS

TORONTO, ON – (March 23, 2013) – Last night’s SiriusXM Indies took over the Kool Haus for a sold-out presentation of awards and performances by some of Canada’s breakthrough artists. From Metric to Marianas Trench, and Matt Mays to Cold Specks, indie stars came out to celebrate the year in independent music. Artists Canailles and Poor Young Things came out the biggest winners taking the titles of SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the Year in the French and English categories, respectively, and taking home a $5,000 bursary each from SiriusXM Canada.

And the winners are:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (604 Records)

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Metric (Metric Music International Inc.) 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts) 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Matt Mays (Sonic Records) 

LIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
deadmau5 (Ultra Music) 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Josh Ramsay (604 Records) 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Marianas Trench – Fallout (604 Records) 

MUST FOLLOW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Said The Whale (Hidden Pony Records)

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Artists Against Bullying – True Colors (Wax) 

MOST PLAYED INDEPENDENT ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records) 

BEST-SELLING INDEPENDENT RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Metric – Synthetica (Metric Music International Inc.) 

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Yukon Blonde (Dine Alone Records) 

BLUES ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer (Independent) 

CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Gasoi (Sparkling Productions) 

COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dallas Smith (604 Records) 

DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Massari (CP Records) 

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Grimes (4AD/Arbutus Records) 

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Wooden Sky (Black Box Recordings Inc) 

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lisa LeBlanc (Bonsound) 

JAZZ ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Emilie-Claire Barlow (Empress Music Group Inc.) 

METAL ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Devin Townsend Project (eOne Music Canada)

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Marianas Trench (604 Records) 

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
METZ (Sub Pop Records) 

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cadence Weapon (Upper Class Recordings) 

ROCK ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big Wreck (SRO Anthem)                                                                

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Weeknd (XO&co.) 

WORLD ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Souljazz Orchestra (Solidarity) 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Black Keys (Nonesuch) 

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records) 

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Mumford & Sons – Babel (Glassnote) 

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR
fun. – We Are Young (Fueled By Ramen) 

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Lumineers (Dine Alone Records) 

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (Macklemore) 

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
 (English)
Poor Young Things

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
 (French)
Canailles

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
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.2 million subscribers, 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 every major sport 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. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.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 SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

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