Vote In The 2008 CMW Indie Awards

Canada Music Week

Canadian Music Week is kind of the Canadian Equivalent of CMJ and it runs from March 5-8 in Toronto, ON. There are a ton of bands playing in Toronto that week, and you can find a list of them all over here. The culmination of Canadian Music Week is the 8th Annual Indepedent Music Awards which will be take place on March 8, 2008. The New Pornographers, The Besnard Lakes, The Cliks, Young Galaxy, Attack In Black, Tokyo Police Club, and Lowest of the Low are all scheduled to play the awards show ceremony. See all the CMW Indie Awards nominees after the jump.

8th Annual Indie Awards

The 8th Annual Indepedent Music Awards

CHART MAGAZINE FAVOURITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Attack in Black Marriage
Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse
Feist The Reminder
The Weakerthans Reunion Tour

ASTRAL MEDIA RADIO FAVOURITE SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire Keep the Car Running
David Usher The Music
Feist 1234
Major Maker Rollercoaster
State of Shock Money Honey

FAVOURITE GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Bedouin Soundclash
Stars
Sum 41
The New Pornographers
Tokyo Police Club

FAVOURITE SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Feist
Jenn Grant
Julie Doiron
Kevin Drew
Matt Mays

FAVOURITE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Alexisonfire Rough Hands
Belly f. Ginuwine Pressure
Classified f. Meastro and DJ IV Hard to Be Hip-Hop
Feist 1234
Marianas Trench Shake Tramp

FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
M.I.A. Kala
Radiohead In Rainbows
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
M.I.A.
Peter Bjorn and John
Silversun Pickups
The Go! Team
The National

INDISCOVER.NET FAVOURITE ARTIST/BAND WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
Dragonette www.dragonette.com
Faber Drive www.faberdrive.com
Major Maker www.majormaker.com
Tegan and Sara www.teganandsara.com
The Cliks www.thecliks.com

FAVOURITE BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Danny Brooks
David Gogo
David Wilcox
Downchild
Little Miss Higgins

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Chris Hamilton
Daniel Cook
Pied Pumkin
The Bee’s Knees
The Smudge Fundaes

FAVOURITE CLASSICAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
James Ehnes
Jasper Wood
Les Violons du Roy
Marc-Andre´Hamelin
Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec

FAVOURITE COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Aaron Lines
Doc Walker
Emerson Drive
Jessie Farrell
Shane Yellowbird

FAVOURITE ELECTRONICA ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Amon Tobin
Caribou
Chromeo
Ghislain Poirier
Holy Fuck

FAVOURITE FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Catherine MacLellan
Corb Lund
Great Lake Swimmers
Justin Hines
The Sadies

FAVOURITE FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Hot Springs
Jean Leclerc
Les Trios Accords
Mes Aieux
Tricot Machine

FAVOURITE JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Brad Turner Quartet
Carol Welsman
Les Sabler
Sophie Milman
Yannick Rieu

FAVOURITE METAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
3 Inches of Blood
Anonymus
Blinded by Faith
Martyr
The End

FAVOURITE POP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Faber Drive
Jeremy Fisher
Miracle Fortress
Suzie McNeil
Young Galaxy

FAVOURITE PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Comeback Kid
Silverstein
The Carps
The Flatliners
The Saint Alvia Cartel

FAVOURITE ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Joel Plaskett Emergency
Neverending White Lights
Ten Second Epic
Two Hours Traffic
Wintersleep

FAVOURITE URBAN ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Belly
Classified
Grand Analog
JDiggz
Politic Live

FAVOURITE WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Alex Cuba
Compadres (James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez)
Kiran Ahluwalia
Kobo Town
Sultans of String

BAND LIST
.Unit | 40 SONS & DAUGHTERS | 4LYN | 6ixty8ights | 9th Uno | A PLOT AGAINST ME | A Primitive Evolution | A Textbook Tragedy | AARON PRITCHETT | Abdominal | Ace Frehley | ADA | Alana Kurtis + The Tumblers | Alanis Morissette | Alex Cuba | Alex Dimez | ALI ESKANDARIAN | Allison Moorer | ALLISTER BRADLEY | Alpha Galates | Alysha Brillinger | AMANDA RHEAUME | ANDREW NEVILLE AND THE POOR CHOICES | Angel Pier | ANGIE NUSSEY | ANNA NEALE | Architects | Arise and Ruin | Aristo | Arkells | ART OF DYING | Attack In Black | AUTOMATIC DUB RIOT | B & THE NORTH | BANG CAMARO | Benjamin Keith | BETH IN BATTLE MODE | BILLY THE KID | Birds Of Wales | Black Lungs | BLUEVENUS | Blurred Vision | BOCCE | Bonjour Brumaire | BOYS IN A BAND | BOZACK MORRIS | BRAD COLE | BRAD MONK AND THE UNION BAND | Braintoy | BRANE | Brett Ryan | Brian Melo | Brooke Miller | Cache | Camouflage Nights | Cancel Winter | Carmen Townsend | Catherine MacLellan | Cathy Davey | Chocolat | Chris Smith | closethuman | Colin Moore | Colin Munroe | Corb Lund | Cory Woodward | Costanza | Creature | Dan Mangan | Daniel McKenzie | Daniel Wesley | Danko Jones | David Porteous | David Usher | Dean Lickyer (formerly High Voltage) | Deerhoof | Delorentos | Deon Blyan | DJ Big Jacks | DJ CATALIST | DJ JOHN KONG | DJ Rekha | DJ SHORTCUT | Dog Day | Don Brownrigg | Down With The Butterfly | Down With Webster | Drew Smith | Drowning Girl | Dub Trio | Dukes of the Archipelago | Earl Pereira & the Mobadass Allstars | Econoline Crush | Elias | Elise Estrada | Emma-Jane Thommen | Erin Lang | Eternia | F.B.I. FUKIN BADASS INDIANS | FABER DRIVE | Fake Shark-Real Zombie! | Fight Like Apes | Final Flash | Finger Eleven | Flash Lightnin | Flicker | Foreign Islands | Forty Birds | Fox Jaws | Foxfire Forest | Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols | Fully Loaded | Ghost Brothers | GISELLE NUMBA ONE | GLEN MORROW MEWS | Gogol Bordello | Grady | Grand Analog | Grand PM | GreenTaRA | Greg Hobbs | GrimSkunk | Hail The Villain | Hans Munoz | Har Mar Superstar | HAWSKLEY WORKMAN | Hayley Sales | Heather Morgan & The Company of Men | Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah | Hello Operator | Hey Ocean! | Hey Romeo | hey rosetta! | High Deafinition | Hilltop Hoods | Hollerado | HOT LITTLE ROCKET | Hot Panda | Hot Springs | HUCKLEBERRY FRIENDS | i see rowboats | Iain Archer | Ill Scarlett | Illatease | Immaculate Machine | IN THE QUIET MORNING | Inward Eye | Irene Atman | Jane Vain & The Dark Matter | Jason Blaine | Jason Collett | Jeff Redinger | Jeffree Star | Jenn Grant and the Night Painters | Jenn Marino | Jenny Omnichord | Jessica Beach | Jessie Farrell | Johnny Truant | Julie Crochetiere | Julie Doiron | Jully Black | Justin Nozuka | Justis | Juxtaposse | KaeSun | Karkwa | Karlex | katchphraze | Katie Stelmanis | Kenny Mehler | KHIASMA | Kid Gib | Kizzy | Kobo Town | k-os | Krista L. L. Muir | KRS-ONE | Kyrie Kristmanson | Late Nite Access | Latefallen | LAURA BARRETT | LEAF-FAT | Leave With Me | Lee Mellor | Les Breastfeeders | Lifestory: Monologue | Lights | Lindi Ortega | Lindsay Ferguson | Lions Club | Little Birdie | LITTLE MISS HIGGINS | Lotus Child | Love Kills | Lowest Of The Low | Lucas Hunter | M.O.P. | Magneta Lane | Mark Berube and The Patriotic Few | Matt Barbeau | Maximum the Hormone | Maybe Smith | MAYHEM MOREARTY | Mazoni | Melissa Bellm | MicLordz & Sauce Funky | Mindbender | Minority | Missy Higgins | Misteur Valaire | Mongrels | Moses Hazy | My Little Problem | My Shaky Jane | Nate James | Nerve | No Age | No Stone | Notes To Self | octoberman | One Eleven Archer | One Man’s Opinion | OPOPO | OurStage.com contest winner | Ox | Paddy Casey | People Noise | Peter Katz | Politic Live | Pooma | PorkBelly Futures | Proof of Ghosts | Punish Yourself | Raggedy Angry | raised by swans | Ralston Bowles | Rawalpindi | Rebekah Higgs | Rebel Emergency | RED1 | Reggae Cowboys | Restlesslist | Reykjavík! | Rich Aucoin | Rides Again | Rock Plaza Central | Ruthie Lamb | Ruut | Ry Moran | Ryan McMahon | Ryan Shearing and The Ghost of Belle Starr | RZA as Bobby Digital | Sacha Korn | Said The Whale | Sara Haze | Sara Westbrook | Satabdi Express | Scarlet Sins | Scott Szeryk | Scrambled Eggs | Sebastien Grainger Et Les Montagnes | secret broadcast | Secret Suburbia | Señor Kasio | Sharko | Shaun Verreault | Shelly Rastin | Shuyler Jansen | Sia | Sick Of Sarah | SLIM TWIG | Slowcoaster | SOCALLED | Sojourn | Spirits | Spy Machine 16 | Standstill | State Of Shock | Steph Fraser | Steve Earle | Still Life Still | Survivor Screams | Suzie McNeill | Syrum | Tempered Mental | Ten Kens | Tenet | The Acorn | The Audreys | The Beat Poets | The Besnard Lakes | The Breeders | The Burning Hell | The Café Ole | The Cansecos | The Cliks | The County Boys | The Creepshow | The Deep Dark Woods | The Details | The Divorcees | The Donnas | The Dunes | The Ease Down | The End | The Ending | The Framework | The Ghost Is Dancing | The Good Lovelies | The Guys | The Hives | The Holly Springs Disaster | The Jamestown Union | The John Henrys | The Joys | The Junction | The Knaves | The Lost Brothers | The Love Machine | The Miles | The Mission District | The New Pornographers | The Nods | The Pack A.D. | The Painted Birds | The Passengers | The Pigeon Detectives | The Prefect | The Rebellion | The Red Light Riot | The River Raid | The Rocky Fortune | The Russian Futurists | The Saint Alvia Cartel | The Sainte Catherines | The Schomberg Fair | The Smears | The Superfantastics | THE TRAVEZTY | The United Steel Workers of Montreal | The Vicious Guns | The Waking Eyes | The Weather Station | The Wheat Pool | The Woodenelves | Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold | Tim Vaughn | Tin Bangs | Tin Bird Choir | Tokyo Police Club | Tokyo Sex Destruction | Tom Fun Orchestra | Traffic Island | Trainwreck | TROPICS | Two-Minute Miracles | UXL | Vesta Varro | Virtue & Vice | Volcanoless in Canada | Warren Hill | we are the take | Whatever Happened To Corduroy? | White Cowbell Oklahoma | Wickhead | Wil | Will Kevans | WINTER GLOVES | WISE YOUNG & KING | Woodhands | wordPEOPLE | Yellow Wood | Yesterday’s Ring | Yoav | Yonder | YOUNG GALAXY | Young Rival | Your Favorite Enemies | ZAKI IBRAHIM | Zuku

2 thoughts on “Vote In The 2008 CMW Indie Awards”

  1. Hi,

    I’m a little confused…I thought the Independent Music Awards were for independent artists…those artists who do not have record deals. Under the jazz category, you have nominated Sophie Milman and Carol Welsman, who both have had record deals for at least 2 or more years……could you explain why they have been nominated?….thank you.

    Irene Atman

  2. So called independent artists are generally signed to independent labels rather than no lables. Carol Welsman released her last album on Justin Time for example, which is a speciality Jazz label. Some acts nominated (such as Sum 41) are actually signed to major labels. Many popular “indie” bands are still seen as independent because of their music style and independent roots despite being on a major label. What it means to be independent is a favourite topic of internet hipsters everywhere – for some it means that you played at the bar down the street from where you go to school, while for others you can have a 8X platinum record and still be independent. Most people feel it is somewhere in the middle.

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