With awards ranging from a song release to the entire Canadian radio format list to an all expenses paid European tour, this year’s winners will be taking home much more than the honor of being the best in their category.
This year’s categories and prizes will include:
Best Song will receive a single song release to the entire Canadian radio format list, courtesy of Yangaroo/DMDS.
Best Country will receive five hours at Music Mentor Production Studio, a one-year membership to the Country Music Association of Ontario, and a Long & McQuade voucher provided by Country Music Association of Ontario and Music Mentor Productions.
Best Young Songwriter will receivefive hours at Music Mentor Productions Studio, a one-year membership to the Songwriters Association of Canada and a Long & McQuade voucher provided by the Songwriters Association of Canada and Peter Linesman.
Best Live – Electric will get an all expenses paid European tour, and Tom Jackson’s All Roads Lead to the Stage – 7 DVD courtesy of TRYXO and Tom Jackson.
Best Pop will receive an in-store song placement in six stores for three months from Track Avenue Records. In each store a music tag will be played which includes the name of the artist and where you can find the music, and the artist will be featured on the website under Feature Artist of the Month.
Best Alternative Rock will receive a professional photo shoot including post-production from Ajani Charles Photography
Best Female Fronted will receive vocal sessions with distinguished vocal coach Donna Flynn who has worked with EMI Records, Canadian Idol and Sony/Curve.
As Canadian artists continue to win audiences all over the globe, the eyes of the music industry are turning to the Toronto music scene to discover what’s next. Join us on July 23rd as we award the best that Toronto has to offer and send off 20 category winners with prizes that will help take their careers to the next level.
WHAT: 5th TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS CEREMONY
WHEN: Friday, July 23rd
WHERE: Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto)
DOORS: 6:30 PM
SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM
HOSTS: D’Anise and Sean Ward
TICKETS:$10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door, available for sale here:
PERFORMERS (all previous year’s winners unless otherwise noted):
· Ripple Rhythm– special introductory performance
· Mike Celia
· Lori Nuic
· JD ERA
· The Brilliancy formerly known as Corporate Saturday
· All The Trendy Kids formerly known as The Stiff Wires
· 2010 Winner of BEST LIVE – Electric, TBA
· 2010 Winner of BEST LIVE – Acoustic, TBA
· 2010 Winner of BEST LIVE – Urban, TBA
· The Ruby Spirit formerly known as Sadie May Crash * Closing the show with a 30 minute set.
Shawnee Lynn Talbot
Best Adult Contemporary:
Elyssa Mahoney & Lucas Haneman
The Bill McBirnie Duo/Quartet
Brownman Electryc Trio
Steve Koven Trio
Dana Jean Phoenix
God Made Me Funky
Man the Destroyer
Ill of Day
Alistair Blaik Bundale
Carly and Mark
The Tree Streets
The River Junction Band
Best International, Best USA & Best Out-Of-Province:
The White Ravens
Timothy Campbell II
Best Young Songwriter(s):
Avoiding the Afterlife
Best World Music:
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
LENTIC: the new project by EMBER SWIFT
The Away Game
Cut Throat Kids
No Right Turns
Best Indie Rock:
The Sound Technicians
The Scarlet Fever
BEST LIVE – Urban:
Scorcese & Ceaza Leon
Best Alternative Rock:
Amber Long – “Blinding Epiphany”
Morgan Sadler – “Go On”
Amy Towers – “Secret Love”
Beth Moore – “The Road”
Darellle London – “Understand”
VIP PRESENTERS: Kim Davis (Urban – Independent), The Artist Life (Underground Operations), The Johnstones (Stomp/Warner) and more TBA!