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The Jim Beam® Indies

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the inaugural Jim Beam® Fan Choice Award where music fans across Canada will be able to vote for their favourite Canadian Independent Artist. Voting is now open at This new award will be presented at the 23rd Anniversary Jim Beam® INDIE Awards on June 6, 2024Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.

Finger Eleven, nominated for Rock Artist/Group or Duo of the Year, will be closing out the Jim Beam® INDIES with a headline set. The INDIES will include award presentations, and dynamic performances by select nominees and the winner of the 2024 Jim Beam® National Talent Search. Tickets are currently on sale and can purchased at the following link:

The 2024 Jim Beam® INDIE Awards will feature a diverse array of Canadian artists, celebrating the spectrum of talent within the independent music scene across 19 categories. Allison Russell, Charlotte Cardin, and The Beaches lead with fournominations each.

The 23rd 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.

Key Submission Dates and Deadlines

January 31, 2024 – Submissions open
Feb 27 , 2024 – Midnight ET – Deadline for submissions
April 1st, 2024 – 12:00 NOON ET – Voting Open
April 26th, 2024 – 12:00 NOON ET – Voting Closes
May 1st, 2024 – 12:00 NOON ET – Jim Beam® FAN CHOICE Voting Open
May 24th, 2024 – Jim Beam® FAN CHOICE Voting Closes

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