Nominees For The 2019 Indies Announced

The 19th Annual Independent Music Awards honour the best Canadian indie artists. The event takes place during CMW, on May 11, at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Voting is now open.

Nominees For The 2019 Indies Announced

By FYI Staff

Canadian Music Week has announced the nominees for the 2019 Indies - The 19th Annual Independent Music Awards - presented by Jim Beam with Indie88.

U.S Girls, breakthrough artist Dizzy, Saskatchewan's favourite sons The Dead South, Francophone post-punk band Jesuslesfilles, and artist/activist Jeremy Dutcher are among the Canadian artists nominated in the 14 categories for this year's awards.

Both public and industry votes decide the winners of the Indies. Cast your vote here by May 5th.

The  Indies are on May 11 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, and feature performances by The Elwins, La Force, Born Ruffians, and the winner of the Jim Beam Talent Search.


Here is the full list of nominees

ALBUM OF THE YEAR                         
            Aaron Pritchett - Out On The Town - Big Star Recordings
            Alexandra Stréliski - INSCAPE - Secret City Records
            Suuns - Felt - Secret City Records
            U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited - Royal Mountain Records
            Whitehorse - A Whitehorse Winter Classic - Six Shooter Records
SINGLE OF THE YEAR                         
            DVBBS - IDWK - Ultra Music Canada
            Loud Luxury - Love No More - Armada Music
            Lucky Rose - Lost ft. Jordan Hart - Ultra Music Canada
            MONOWHALES - Take it Back - MONOWHALES
            Patrick Watson - Mélody Noir - Secret City Records
GROUP OF THE YEAR                         
            Suuns - Secret City Records
            The Dead South - Six Shooter Records
            The Dirty Nil - Dine Alone Records
            Tokyo Police Club - Dine Alone Records
            U.S. Girls - Royal Mountain Records
ARTIST OF THE YEAR                         
            Born Ruffians - Paper Bag Records
            Jeremy Dutcher - Fontana North
            Lindi Ortega - Shadow Box Music
            Neko Case - Anti -
            Tanya Tagaq - Six Shooter Records
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR                          
            Dizzy - Royal Mountain Records
            Donovan Woods - Meant Well
            La Force - Arts & Crafts
            Sarah MacDougall - Label In Between
            The Trews - Cadence Recordings
INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                                
            Elisapie - Bonsound
            iskwē - iskwē Music
            Jeremy Dutcher - Fontana North
            Midnight Shine - Midnight Shine Music
            nêhiyawak - Arts & Crafts
ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                               
            Born Ruffians - Paper Bag Records
            Ellevator - Arts & Crafts
            Nap Eyes - You've Changed Records
            La Force - Arts & Crafts                   
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                                 
            Caracol - Indica Records
            DVBBS - Ultra Music Canada
            Keys N Krates - Dim Mak
            Milk & Bone - Bonsound
            REZZ - Mau5trap
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                            
            Choses Sauvages - Audiogram
            Jean-Michel Blais - Arts & Crafts
            Jesuslesfilles - Blow The Fuse Records
            Pierre Lapointe - Audiogram
            Safia Nolin - Bonsound
POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                       
            Chromeo - Last Gang
            Emilie Kahn - Secret City Records
            Ralph - 604 Records
            Said The Whale - Arts & Crafts
            Soran - Audiogram
RAP/R&B ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                          
            Cadence Weapon - Upper Class Recordings,
            Evil Ebenezer x JYAY - Independent
            Killy - Secret Sound Club
            Shad -  Secret City Records
            Zaki Ibrahim -  Pirates Blend
ROCK ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                                 
            Crown Lands - Independent
            The Barr Brothers - Secret City Records
            The Elwins - Hidden Pony
            The Glorious Sons - Black Box
            The Trews - Cadence Recordings
            Dan Mangan - Arts & Crafts
            Megan Bonnell - Cadence
            Great Lake Swimmers - Nettwerk
            Joshua Hyslop - Nettwerk
            Sarah MacDougall - Label In Between
VIDEO OF THE YEAR                          
            Chromeo - Must've Been (feat. DRAM) - Last Gang
            DVBBS - IDWK (feat. Blackbear) - Ultra Music Canada
            Loud Luxury - Body (feat. Brando) - Armada Music
            Suuns - Watch You, Watch Me - Secret City Records
            Tim Hicks - The Worst Kind (feat. Lindsay Ell) - RGK Entertainment                                 
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The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories. Top Downloads and Top Canadian Downloads represent the most copied tracks in the week ending March 1. Most Active Indies blends downloads and streams, with the affiliated label and radio promotions company in parentheses.

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