2013 Canadian Music Independent Awards Announce Nominees and Performers

Every March in Toronto marks The SiriusXM Indie Music Awards. This is the award show’s 13th annual event and will take place at the Kool Haus on Friday, March 22. The awards winners are chosen by the fans who can vote for their favourite artist as of Monday. Performers include Metric, Matt Mays, Diamond Rings, Yukon Blonde, The Wooden Sky, Canailles and Australian hip-hop artist 360.

 

The show will be broadcast live on The Verge (XM channel 151) and Iceberg (Sirius channel 151). Carly Rae Jepsen is nominated for several major awards including single of the year, video of the year, female artist of the year, artist of the year and more! Scroll down below for a full list of nominees for this years SiriusXM Indie Awards nominees.

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Grimes – Visions (4AD/Arbutus Records)

Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)

Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur (MapleMusic Recordings/Fontana North Distribution)

Marianas Trench – Ever After (604 Records)

Metric – Synthetica (Metric Music International Inc.)

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (604 Records)

deadmau5 – The Veldt (Ultra Records)

Marianas Trench – Fallout (604 Records)

Metric – Youth Without Youth (Metric Music International Inc.)

Mia Martina – Burning (CP Records)

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Japandroids (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)

Marianas Trench (604 Records)

Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)

Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)

Stars (Soft Revolution Records)

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)

Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)

deadmau5 (Ultra Records)

Diamond Rings (Secret City Records)

Grimes (4AD/Arbutus Records)

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariane Moffatt (Audiogram)

Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)

Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)

Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

Sarah Slean (Pheromone Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bahamas (Barchords Inc.)

Diamond Rings (Secret City Records)

Joel Plaskett (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

Matt Mays (Sonic Records)

The Weeknd (XO&co.)

 

LIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

deadmau5 (Ultra Records)

Marianas Trench (604 Records)

Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)

Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)

USS (Coalition Music)

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)

John K. Samson (Epitaph)

Josh Ramsay (604 Records)

Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (604 Records)

deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way – Professional Griefers (Ultra Records)

Marianas Trench – Fallout (604 Records)

Metric – Youth Without Youth (Metric Music International Inc.)

Young Empires – White Doves (Pirates Blend)

 

MUST FOLLOW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)

City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

deadmau5 (Ultra Records)

Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)

Said The Whale (Hidden Pony Records)

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Aleesia ft. Big Sean – Kiss It Bye Bye (A-Lista)

Artists Against Bullying – True Colors (Wax Records)

D-Sisive ft. Neverending White Lights – Don’t Turn The Lights Out (Ocean Records Canada)

Deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way – Professional Griefers (Ultra Records)

Whitehorse – Devil’s Got A Gun (Six Shooter Records)

 

MOST PLAYED INDEPENDENT ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)

Dallas Smith (604 Records)

Kristina Maria (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

Marianas Trench (604 Records)

Mia Martina (CP Records)

 

BEST-SELLING INDEPENDENT RELEASE OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (604 Records)

deadmau5 – >album title goes here< (Ultra Records)

Marianas Trench – Ever After (604 Records)

Metric – Synthetica (Metric Music International Inc.)

Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (Secret City Records)

 

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Kranky Records)

Mother Mother (Last Gang Records)

Said The Whale (Hidden Pony Records)

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Paper Bag Records)

Yukon Blonde (Dine Alone Records)

 

BLUES ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Julian Fauth (Electro-Fi Records)

Shakura S’Aida (Electro-Fi Records)

Steve Strongman (Independent)

The 24th Street Wailers (Independent)

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer (Independent)

 

CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Jennifer Gasoi (Sparkling Productions)

Kathy Reid-Naiman and Hannah Naiman (Merriweather Records)

Rick Scott (Independent)

The Funky Mamas (Independent)

Will Stroet (Will Stroet)

 

COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Corb Lund (New West Records)

Dallas Smith (604 Records)

Dean Brody (Open Road Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

Doc Walker (Open Road Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

High Valley (Open Road Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

 

DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Daphni (Merge Records)

Felix Cartal (Dim Mak Records)

Massari (CP Records)

Mia Martina (CP Records)

Rosette (Ultra Records)

 

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Crystal Castles (Last Gang Records)

deadmau5 (Ultra Records)

Grimes (4AD/Arbutus Records)

Purity Ring (Last Gang Records)

Zeds Dead (Ultra Records)

 

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Del Barber (Six Shooter Records)

Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

Lindi Ortega (Last Gang Records)

Rose Cousins (Outside Music)

The Wooden Sky (Black Box Recordings Inc)

 

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Canailles (Grosse Boîte)

Fanny Bloom (Grosse Boîte)

Lisa LeBlanc (Bonsound)

Peter Peter (Audiogram)

Radio Radio (Bonsound)

 

JAZZ ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Cory Weeds (Cellar Live Records)

Elizabeth Shepherd (True North Records)

Emilie-Claire Barlow (Empress Music Group Inc.)

Peter Appleyard (True North Records)

Susie Arioli (Spectra Musique)

 

METAL ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Bison b.c. (Metal Blade Records)

Derelict (Independent)

Devin Townsend Project (eOne Music Canada)

Mares Of Thrace (Sonic Unyon Records)

Scythia (Independent)

 

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)

Craig Smart (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

Dirty Radio (604 Records)

Kristina Maria (Lupo One / Fontana North Distribution)

Marianas Trench (604 Records)

 

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Cancer Bats (Distort)

METZ (Sub Pop Records)

Nu Sensae (Suicide Squeeze)

Propagandhi (Epitaph)

White Lung (Deranged)

 

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Cadence Weapon (Upper Class Recordings)

D-Sisive (URBNET)

Kid Koala (Ninja Tune)

Madchild (Madchild)

Shad (Black Box Recordings)

 

ROCK ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Big Wreck (SRO Anthem)

Japandroids (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)

Matt Mays (Sonic Records)

Monster Truck (Dine Alone Records)

Our Lady Peace (Coalition Music)

 

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)

Rochelle Jordan (Independent)

The Slakadeliqs (Independent)

The Weeknd (XO&co.)

Zaki Ibrahim (D6/IQRA/Red Ink)

 

WORLD ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

A Tribe Called Red (Masalacism)

Sagapool (Distribution Select)

Sultans of String (Independent)

The Battle of Santiago (Followed By Thousands)

The Souljazz Orchestra (Solidarity)

 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

fun. (Fueled By Ramen)

Mumford & Sons (Glassnote)

The Black Keys (Nonesuch)

The Lumineers (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

The xx (Young Turks / XL)

 

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Amanda Palmer (8 Ft. Records)

Calvin Harris (Ultra Records)

Cat Power (Matador)

Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)

Ty Segall (Drag City)

 

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

fun. – Some Nights (Fueled By Ramen)

Mumford & Sons – Babel (Glassnote)

Taylor Swift – Red (Big Machine Records)

The Black Keys – El Camino (Nonesuch)

The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

 

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Ultra Records)

fun. – We Are Young (Fueled By Ramen)

Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait (Glassnote)

Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Big Machine Records)

The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

 

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Alabama Shakes (ATO Records / Fontana North Distribution)

Calvin Harris (Ultra Records)

fun. (Fueled By Ramen)

Tame Impala (Modular Recordings)

The Lumineers (Dine Alone Records)

 

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Ultra Records)

fun. – We Are Young (Fueled By Ramen)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (Macklemore)

Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Big Machine Records)

The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

 

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (English)

Bahamas (Barchords Inc.)

Bend Sinister (File Under Music)

Cookie Duster (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

Eight and a Half (Arts & Crafts)

Fine Times (Light Organ Records)

Great Bloomers (Nevado Records)

Half Moon Run (Indica Records)

METZ (Sub Pop)

Poor Young Things (Bumstead Productions)

Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records)

 

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (French)

Louis-Jean Cormier (Simone Records)

Julien Pilon (Penoram)

Lisa Leblanc (Bonsound)

Canailles (Grosse Boîte)

Les Vestons (Disques Jupiter)

Julien Sagot (Simone Records)

Tremblay (Sphère Musique)

Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé (Disques Orage)

Gazoline (Ambiances Ambiguës)

Écho Kalypso (Les Disques Inconnu)

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