Canadian Music Week announces the 20th Anniversary Canadian Independent Music Awards – presented by Jim Beam® Live Streamed on Friday, May 21st, 2021.
Submissions are now open:
Part concert and part awards, the 2021 Jim Beam® Indie Awards are a celebration of new music and the artists who inspire the independent spirit, both nationally and internationally. Submit your nomination(s) today for a chance to be recognized among industry peers, media and fans alike. Submissions are being accepted through indies.ca until February 5, 2021.
Artists or their representatives (including labels, agents, managers, and publishers) can submit nominations on their behalf. The eligibility period for all awards categories runs from January 1, 2019, through January 1, 2021. Nominees must have been active during the eligibility period and are based on the performance of the group or artist. For complete submission details, eligibility criteria and award categories, see “Criteria” on the Indies website.
Past winners include The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Carly Rae Jepsen, Deadmau5, Alexisonfire, Lights, Marianas Trench, Mother Mother, The Arkells, Jessie Reyez, KAYTRANADA, Death From Above, The Strumbellas, Crystal Castles, and many more! Past nominees include Daniel Caesar, City and Colour, MAGIC!, Alvvays, Purity Ring, Coeur de Pirate, BADBADNOTGOOD, Chromeo, Bob Moses, Mac DeMarco, and more.
Some of the Past winners
Past performers include Janelle Monae, Tokyo Police Club, Billy Talent, Metric, The New Pornographers, Passion Pit, Rural Alberta Advantage, Bombay Bicycle Club, Born Ruffians, Arkells, and many others!
Monowhales Photo by Francesca Ludikar
Submission Deadline: February 5, 2021
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK:
Now in its 38th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premiere entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 6 nights of performances. In total respect for people’s safety, we have decided to do an All Virtual event for 2021.