Canadian Music Week announces the nominees for the Indie Awards

One of the big events of Canadian Music Week is the Indie Awards. The 20th anniversary edition is set for May 30. Here’s who’s up for what. Note all the noms for Grimes, DVBBS, JJ Wilde and Snotty Nose Rez Kids.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
City and Colour – A Pill for Loneliness
Grimes – Miss Anthropocene
Half Moon Run – A Blemish in the Great Light
Hannah Georgas – All That Emotion
July Talk – Pray For It

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Grimes – Miss Anthropocene
Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia
Sarah Harmer – Are You Gone
The Glorious Sons – Pink Motel (Live from Richardson Stadium)
William Prince – Reliever

COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Hunter Brothers – Silver Lining
Madeline Merlo – Dear Me
Nice Horse – Cowgirl
The Dead South – Sugar & Joy
Tim Hicks – No Truck Song

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
DVBBS – Tinted Eyes (feat. blackbear & 24kGoldn)
Frank Walker – Only When It Rains (with Astrid S)
Grimes – Miss Anthropocene
Loud Luxury – Like Gold
Lucky Rose – Help w. Jason Walker

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Andee – Case départ
Charlotte Cardin – Passive Aggressive
Klô Pelgag – Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
Léa Jarry – L’heure d’été
Sarahmée – Irréversible

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
DVBBS – Tinted Eyes feat. blackbear & 24kGoldn
Half Moon Run – A Blemish in the Great Light
Moscow Apartment – Better Daughter
Neon Dreams – Happiness of Tomorrow
Sam Roberts Band – All of Us
The Dirty Nil – Fuck Art

HIP HOP/RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Cartel Madras – Age of the Goonda
Mike Shabb – Life is Short
Notifi – Close to You
Shad – Bun Babylon ft. Braveboy
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – TRAPLINE
Terell Safadi – Champagne in the Morning

INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Hey Little Rockabye
Crystal Shawanda – Church House Blues
Julian Taylor – The Ridge
Riit – ataataga
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – TRAPLINE

POP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Delaney Jane – Dirty Pretty Things
Felix Cartal – Happy Hour
GUS – Miss You
Loud Luxury – Like Gold: Loud Luxury and Frank Walker feat. Stephen Puth
Shawn Hook – Take Me Home
Virginia To Vegas – Hartland St.


JJ Wilde – Ruthless
July Talk – Pray For It
MONOWHALES – RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)
PUP – This Place Sucks Ass
The Dirty Nil – Fuck Art
The Glorious Sons – Pink Motel (Live from Richardson Stadium)

SONG OF THE YEAR – Presented by CMRRA (the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.)

City and Colour – Strangers
Composer – Dallas Green

DVBBS – Tinted Eyes feat. blackbear & 24kGoldn
Composers – Andrew James Bullimore – Christian Michael Dold – Golden Landis Von Jones – Matthew Tyler Musto Benjamin Shubert

JJ Wilde – The Rush
Composers – Frederik Thaae – Jillian Dowding

Jonathan Roy – Keeping Me Alive
Composers – Jonathan Roy – Brian Howes – Jason Van Poederooyen

Charlotte Cardin – Passive Aggressive
Composers – Charlotte Cardin – Jason Brando O Farrell Ciciola – Connor Siedel – Marc Andre Gilbert

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Grimes “Delete Forever”
JJ Wilde “Best Boy”
Jonathan Roy “Keeping Me Alive”
Lido Pimienta “Eso Que Tu Haces”
Snotty Nose Rez Kids “Boujee Natives”
The Dead South “Diamond Ring”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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