TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Indie artists will take center stage on Friday, March 22nd at the Kool Haus in Toronto at the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards - The SiriusXM Indies - during Canadian Music Week activities.
Honouring the year's best in independent music - from the breakout
success of Canadians Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench and deadmau5 to
the noteworthy achievements of Internationals fun., The Lumineers and
Calvin Harris - the show will award artists across 37 categories and
feature special performances from nominated artists, including Matt Mays, Diamond Rings, Yukon Blonde, The Wooden Sky, Canailles, and Cadence Weapon. Award-winning Australian hip-hop artist 360 will make a guest appearance.
Multiple nominees (with seven nominations) Metric saw their fifth album Synthetica debut at #2 on the Canadian Soundscan Album Chart. Their lead album
single, Youth Without Youth broke records at radio spending 16 weeks at
#1 and the band recently completed their first-ever arena tour across
Canada. Metric will headline the SiriusXM Indies with an exclusive
The 2013 SiriusXM Indies will be broadcast live for SiriusXM subscribers
in Canada and the U.S. on "The Verge" (XM 151) and "Iceberg" (Sirius
English and French winners of the Emerging Artist of the Year categories
will receive a $5,000 bursary from SiriusXM Canada.
Both public and industry votes decide the winners. Fans can vote online
for their favourites as of Monday, January 28th at www.indies.ca.
Tickets for the show will be available for purchase as of this Friday, January 25th at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, Rotate This and Soundscapes; online
at www.ticketmaster.ca and www.indies.ca; or 1.855.985.5000 to charge by phone.
For full list of nominees http://www.cmw.net/media/press-room/
SOURCE: Canadian Music Week
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