Welcome to indies.ca

The 21st Annual Canadian Independent Music Awards known as “The Indies” acknowledge, promote and honour the achievements of Canadian and International artists that embody the spirit of the independent music sector.

Nominees will be posted on the Indies website – www.indies.ca – with a photo, bio, audio and video link. The winners of The Indies are determined by a National Selection Jury comprised of professionals from the retail, recording, media, and live sectors.

To be considered for nomination for the 2022 Jim Beam® Indie Awards, national music release dates must fall between the eligibility period of January 1st, 2021, and February 1st, 2022.

Key submission dates and deadlines:

February 21st, 2022 – Submissions open
April 8th, 2022 – Midnight ET – Deadline for submissions
April 22nd, 2022 – Midnight ET – Voting Open
May 20th, 2022 – Midnight ET – Voting Closes

June 11th, 2022 – 8pm – INDIES Awards
El Mocambo,
462/464 Spadina Ave., Toronto

Please Note: Dates may be subject to change.