2012 SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2012 SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS
TORONTO, ON – February 22, 2012 – Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2012 Independent Music Awards – The SiriusXM Indies. The winners will be presented on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the legendary Canadian Ballroom of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, beginning at 8:00pm.  Now in their 12th year, The Siriux XM Indies acknowledge, promote and honour achievements of Canadian and international artists in the independent music sector. In total, 140 nominees have been shortlisted for this year’s ceremony; the full list of nominees and award categories can be found below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Austra – Feel It Break (Paper Bag)

City and Colour – Little Hell (Dine Alone)

Feist – Metals (Arts & Crafts)

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life (Matador/Beggars Canada)

Mother Mother – Eureka (Last Gang)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Alyssa Reid – Alone Again (Wax)

Crystal Castles – Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith) (Last Gang)

Kristina Maria – Let’s Play (MapleMusic)

Raghav – Fire (Cordova Bay)

The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know (Dine Alone)

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

City and Colour (Dine Alone)

Hey Rosetta! (Sonic)

Mother Mother (Last Gang)

The Pack A.D. (Mint)

The Sheepdogs (Dine Alone)

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Coeur de Pirate (Grosse Boîte)

Dan Mangan (Arts & Crafts)

Feist (Arts & Crafts)

Rich Aucoin (Sonic)

The Weeknd (Independent)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Coeur de Pirate – Adieu (Grosse Boîte)

Danny Fernandes – Hit Me Up (CP)

Marianas Trench – Haven’t Had Enough (604)

Neverending White Lights – Falling Apart (feat. Bed of Stars) (MapleMusic)

Timber Timbre – Woman (Arts & Crafts)

LIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Deadmau5 (Mau5trap Recordings/Ultra)

Hollerado (Arts & Crafts)

Rich Aucoin (Sonic)

The Sheepdogs (Dine Alone)

Timber

Timbre

(Arts & Crafts)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Braids  (Flemish Eye)

Destroyer (Merge)

Grimes (Arbutus)

Library Voices (Nevado)

Sandro Perri (Constellation)

BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

David Gogo (Cordova Bay)

Harry Manx & Kevin Breit (Stony Plain)

MonkeyJunk (Stony Plain)

Suzie Vinnick (Independent)

The 24th Street Wailers (Independent)

CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Jack Grunsky (Casablanca Kids Inc.)

Mike Whitla (Independent)

Splash’N Boots (Splash Records)

The Kerplunks (Independent)

Will Stroet (Independent)

COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Dean Brody (Open Road)

Doc Walker (Open Road)

High Valley (Open Road)

Jason McCoy (Open Road)

Tara Oram (Open Road)

ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Austra (Paper Bag)

Crystal Castles (Last Gang)

Deadmau5 (Mau5trap Recordings/Ultra)

Junior Boys (Domino)

Rich Aucoin (Sonic)

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Blackie And The Rodeo Kings (File Under: Music)

Bruce Cockburn (True North)

Elliott Brood (Paper Bag)

One Hundred Dollars (Outside)

The Deep Dark Woods (Six Shooter)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Coeur de Pirate (Grosse Boîte)

Galaxie (C4)

Jimmy Hunt (Dare To Care)

Les Breastfeeders (Blow The Fuse)

Malajube (Dare To Care)

JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Colin Stetson (Constellation)

Cory Weeds (Cellar Live)

Diana Panton (eOne)

Jill Barber (Outside)

Sophie Milman (eOne)

METAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Devin Townsend (Inside Out/eOne)

Fuck The Facts (eOne)

KEN Mode (Profound Lore)

Protest The Hero (Underground Operations)

Untimely Demise (Sonic Unyon)

POP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Alyssa Reid (Wax)

Danny Fernandes (CP)

Kristina Maria (MapleMusic)

Mia Martina (CP)

Neverest (VicPark Group/Fontana North)

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Abandon All Ships (Underground Operations)

Cancer Bats (Distort)

Chixdiggit (Fat Wreck Chords)

Fucked Up (Matador/Beggars Canada)

Living With Lions (Black Box)

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Sloan (Outside)

The Pack A.D. (Mint)

The Sheepdogs (Dine Alone)

The Trews (Bumstead)

Theory of a Deadman (604)

URBAN ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

D-Sisive (Urbnet)

Danny Fernandes (CP)

JRDN (Kuya/Fontana North)

Swollen Members (eOne)

The Weeknd (Independent)

WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Aline Morales (Independent)

Kiran Ahluwalia (Independent)

Massiel Yanira (MapleMusic)

Minor Empire (Independent)

Pavlo (Fontana North)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Adele – 21 (XL)

Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Naïve)

Taylor Swift – Speak Now (Big Machine/Open Road)

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Adele – Rolling In The Deep (XL)

AWOLNATION – Sail (Red Bull)

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) (Eleven)

Seether – Country Song (Wind-Up)

Young The Giant – My Body (Roadrunner)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Beirut (Pompeii)

Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)

M83 (Naïve)

Metronomy (Because)

Wilco (dBpm/Anti)

INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Adele (XL)

Anna Calvi (Domino)

Taylor Swift (Big Machine/Open Road)

Tom Waits (Anti)

tUnE-yArDs (4AD)

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR

AWOLNATION – Sail (Red Bull)

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) (Eleven)

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Independent)

The Black Keys – Lonely Boy (Nonesuch)

Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers (XL)

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

AWOLNATION (Red Bull)

SBTRKT (Young Turks/XL)

The Jezabels (Dine Alone)

The Naked and Famous (Somewhat Damaged)

Young The Giant (Roadrunner)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Adrian Glynn

Dinosaur Bones

Imaginary Cities

Indian Handcrafts

Low Level Flight

Nash

Rich Aucoin

The Pack A.D.

Timber Timbre

Wildlife

The 2012 SiriusXM Indies will feature performances by Passion Pit, The Sheepdogs, Dan Mangan, Rich Aucoin, The Pack A.D. and Young Empires, along with a special reunion by this year’s Hall of Fame inductees Treble Charger.  The show will be broadcast live to air on “The Verge” (XM 151) and “Iceberg” (Sirius 151). Tickets for the Sirius XM Indies are available for purchase for $39.50 at Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.ca, www.canadianmusicfest.com, www.indies.ca, Rotate This and Soundscapes.

An initiative of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music & the Arts (CAAMA), the awards are limited to independent artists and cover 14 genres of music. Both a public and an industry vote decide the winners. Voting is now open at www.indies.ca.  For additional details and voting information, please visit the website.

About SiriusXM Canada

SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR) is the country’s leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL. SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. Sirius XM programming is also available online at www.sirius.ca  and www.xmradio.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices. SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

About Canadian Music Week

Celebrating 30 years, 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; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nationís largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.  For more information, visit www.cmw.net.

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