Winners from the 2014 Indie Awards at CMW

SiriusXM Indie Awards copy

The stragglers may still be passed out in venue bathrooms across Toronto, but the 2014 edition of Canadian Music Week has officially wrapped up.  The final major event was the Indie Awards, presented by SiriusXM.  Here’s who won what across the 37 different categories:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge Records)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

City and Colour – The Lonely Life (Dine Alone Records)

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Half Moon Run (Indica Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Basia Bulat (Secret City Records)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sebastien Grainger (Last Gang Records)

LIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Hollerado (Royal Mountain Records)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mother Mother (Last Gang Records)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge Records) 

MUST FOLLOW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Born Ruffians (Paper Bag Records) 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Classified – Inner Ninja ft. David Myles (Half Life Records)

MOST PLAYED INDEPENDENT ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

BEST-SELLING INDEPENDENT RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge Records)   

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
July Talk (July Talk / Sleepless Records)

BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
MonkeyJunk (Stony Plain Records)

CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Splash’N Boots (Independent)

COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody (Open Road Recordings)

DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Rosette (Ultra Music)

ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red (Pirates Blend Records)

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Strumbellas (Six Shooter Records)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Karim Ouellet (Coyote Records / Abuzive Muzik)

JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Colin Stetson (Constellation)

METAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast / Fontana North)

POP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Fast Romantics (Pipe & Hat)

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
PUP (Royal Mountain Records)

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Shad (Black Box Recordings)

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Wildlife (Wax Records)

SOUL/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Chloe Charles (Athena Music International)

WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Sultans of String (Independent)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Vampire Weekend (XL Recordings) 

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Janelle Monáe (Wondaland Art Society / Bad Boy Records)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys – AM (Domino)

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know? (Domino) 

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
CHVRCHES (Glassnote Records)

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (Macklemore)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(English)
Mounties (Light Organ Records)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(French)
Ponctuation (Bonsound)

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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