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SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON INDIE TALENT

SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON INDIE TALENT

The best of Canada’s Independent talent took centre stage Wednesday as the 16th annual Indie Awards were presented at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Funded by the Ontario Music Fund Corporation (through the Ontario Music Fund) and hosted by Indies 88 radio personality Raina Dunn, this Canadian Music Week initiative resulted in a number of awards being spread out between a number of budding and established independent artists.

With stand out live performances turned in by The Strumbellas, Wintersleep, Alberta Cross and The Zolas, the near capacity crowd also witnessed the following Indie 88 award recipients:

Group Of The Year – The Strumbellas (Six Shooter Records)

Single Of The Year - Amerika - Wintersleep
Single Of The Year – Amerika – Wintersleep

Songwriter Of The Year – City And Colour (Dine Alone Records)
Artist Of The Year – Yoan (Production J)

Album Of The Year – Art Angels – Grimes (4AD/Crystal Meth)
Pop Artist Of The Year – Coleman Hell (604 Records)
Rock Artist/Group Of The Year - The Elwins
Rock Artist/Group Of The Year – The Elwins
Electronic Dance Artist/Group Of The Year – Purity Ring (Last Gang Records)
Rap/R&B Artist Of The Year – Jazz Cartier (Safe And Sound)
Francophone Artist/Group Of The Year – Chocolat (Grosse Boite)
Singer/Songwriter Of The Year – Dan Mangan (Art And Crafts Records)
Alternative Artist/Group Of The Year - The Zolas
Alternative Artist/Group Of The Year – The Zolas

 

Aboriginal Artist/Group Of The Year – A Tribe Called Red (Pirates Blend/Sony Music)
International Artist/Group Of The Year – Alabama Shakes (Cadence Music/Ato Records

All winners received guitar-shaped awards courtesy of Long And McQuade and Epiphone.

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