The 22nd Anniversary of 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 – – 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 2023 Jim Beam® Indie Awards, national music release dates must fall between the eligibility period of January 1st, 2022, and February 20th, 2023.

Key submission dates and deadlines:

February 27th, 2023 – Submissions open
April 8th, 2023 – Midnight ET – Deadline for submissions
April 22nd, 2023 – Midnight ET – Voting Open
May 6th, 2023 – Midnight ET – Voting Closes

June 8th, 2023 – 8pm – INDIES Awards

Please Note: Dates may be subject to change.