Canadian Music Week Announcement: The Indies Nominees Are...

                   The 9th Annual Independent Music Awards
                     Saturday, March 14, 2009 8:00 p.m.
                   The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto

                               Host: Jon Lajoie
                     Performances: Arkells, Anvil, Beast,
                    Crystal Castles, Hey Rosetta! and USS

    TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - The artists and bands have been selected! is proud to reveal the nominees for the 9th Annual Independent
Music Awards, "The Indies". The event will take place on Saturday, March 14,
2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto. The Indies
acknowledge, promote and honour achievements of Canadian and international
artists in the independent music sector. Tickets for this event can be
purchased for $35, at or by calling 905.858.4747.
    This year's host will be Canadian comedian Jon Lajoie with performances
by the Arkells, Beast, Crystal Castles, Hey Rosetta!, USS and Indies Hall of
Fame inductees Anvil. The show will be featured live to air on XM Satellite
    And now the nominees are...
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    Canadian Music Week is Canada's leading annual entertainment event
dedicated to the expression and growth of the country's music, media and
entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a
trade exposition; a film festival; four awards shows and the nation's largest
New Music Festival - Canadian Music Fest - CMW spans a four-day period from
March 11 to March 14, 2009 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and various
downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For
more information, visit

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