CMW Opens Nominations 2019 Indie Awards

Canadian Music Week has announced that nominations are now open for the 19th Canadian Independent Music Awards. Dubbed "the Indies," the show, which is presented by Jim Beam with Indie88, will be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto on Saturday, May 11th. The annual event will feature performances by Born Ruffians, Keswick Ontario's The Elwins, and the winner of the Jim Beam National Talent Search.

Part concert and part awards, the Indies are a celebration of national and international independent musicians making outstanding achievements in independent music. Artists and their representatives can submit their nomination(s) today for a chance to be recognized among industry peers, media, and fans alike.

Submissions are being accepted through until March 31, 2019. Artists or their representatives (including labels and managers) can submit nominations on their behalf. The eligibility period for all awards categories runs from Jan. 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. Nominees must have been active during the eligibility period and are based on the performance of the group or artist either on record or in live performances. For complete submission details, eligibility criteria and award categories, see "Criteria" on the Indies website.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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