And the Nominees for the 2016 Indie Awards Are…

One of the big events of Canadian Music Week is the Indie Awards. Here’s who will be up for what at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on May 4.

2016 INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion (604 Records)

Grimes – Art Angels (4AD / Crystal Math)

Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone? (Arts and Crafts)

Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon  (Arts and Crafts)

Viet Cong – Viet Cong (Flemish Eye)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Arkells – Leather Jacket (Arkells Music Inc. / Universal Music Canada)

Coleman Hell – 2 Heads (604 Records)

Jocelyn Alice – Jackpot (Disruptor Records / Sony Music Canada)

The Strumbellas – Spirits (Six Shooter Records)

Wintersleep – Amerika (Dine Alone Records)

GROUP OF THE YEAR

BADBADNOTGOOD (Innovative Leisure)

Metric (Metric Music International Inc. / Universal Music Canada)

The Strumbellas (Six Shooter Records)

Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records)

Young Empires (Pirates Blend Records / Sony Music Canada)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)

City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

Grimes (4AD / Crystal Math)

Lights (LIGHTS Music Inc. / Universal Music Canada)

YOAN (Productions J)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

Hayden (Arts and Crafts)

Tobias Jesso Jr. (Arts and Crafts)

Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records)

Young Empires (Pirates Blend Records / Sony Music Canada)

ABORIGINAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

A Tribe Called Red (Pirates Blend Records / Sony Music Canada)

Buffy Sainte-Marie (True North Records)

City Natives (Unsigned)

Drezus (Drezus Music)

Tanya Tagaq (Six Shooter Records)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Destroyer (Merge)

Half Moon Run (Indica Records / Glassnote Music)

Mac DeMarco (Captured Tracks)

The Zolas (Light Organ Records)

Yukon Blonde (Dine Alone Records)

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

A-Trak (Last Gang Records)

Braids (Flemish Eye)

Keys N Krates (Dim Mak)

Pomo (HW&W / Ultra Music Canada)

Purity Ring (Last Gang Records)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Chocolat (Grosse Boite)

Galaxie (La Meute)

La Bronze (Kartel Musik)

Louis-Jean Cormier (Simone Records)

Marie-Pierre Arthur (Simone Records)

POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Coleman Hell (604 Records)

Dan Talevski (eOne Music Canada)

Jocelyn Alice (Disruptor Records / Sony Music Canada)

Ria Mae (Ria Mae Media / Sony Music Canada)

Tyler Shaw (Tyler Ip / Sony Music Canada)

RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Daniel Caesar (Independent)

Jazz Cartier (Safe & Sound)

John River (Independent)

SonReal (Black Box)

Spek Won (Independent)

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Dilly Dally (Buzz Records)

Hey Rosetta! (HR Music Inc. / Sonic Records)

Monster Truck (Dine Alone Records)

The Elwins (Hidden Pony Records)

The Glorious Sons (Black Box)

SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Basia Bulat (Secret City Records)

Dan Mangan (Arts and Crafts)

Lindi Ortega (Grand Tour Records / Last Gang)

Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)

The Weather Station (Outside Music)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Alabama Shakes (Cadence Music / ATO Records)

Courtney Barnett (Mom + Pop)

Major Lazer (Mad Decent)

Mumford & Sons (Glassnote Music)

Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats (Bottleneck Music / Concord Music Group)

 

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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