<strong>COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR NOMINEES</strong>
<strong>Corb Lund (New West Records)</strong>
Dallas Smith (604 Records)
Dean Brody (Open Road Recordings)
Doc Walker (Open Road Recordings)
High Valley (Open Road Recordings)
TORONTO, ON – (January 23, 2013) – </strong>Indie artists will take center stage on <strong>Friday, March 22<sup>nd</sup></strong> at the <strong>Kool Haus</strong> in <strong>Toronto</strong> at the 13<sup>th</sup> Annual Independent Music Awards – <strong>The SiriusXM Indies</strong> – during <strong>Canadian Music Week</strong> activities.
Honouring the year’s best in independent music – from the breakout success of Canadians Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench and deadmau5 to the noteworthy achievements of Internationals fun., The Lumineers and Calvin Harris – the show will award artists across 37 categories and feature special performances from nominated artists, including <strong>Matt Mays, Diamond Rings, Yukon Blonde, The Wooden Sky, Canailles, </strong>and <strong>Cadence Weapon</strong>. Award-winning Australian hip-hop artist <strong>360 </strong>will make a guest appearance.
The 2013 SiriusXM Indies will be broadcast live for SiriusXM subscribers in Canada and the U.S. on “The Verge” (XM 151) and “Iceberg” (Sirius 151).
English and French winners of the Emerging Artist of the Year categories will receive a $5,000 bursary from SiriusXM Canada.
Both public and industry votes decide the winners. Fans can vote online for their favourites as of Monday, January 28th at www.indies.ca.
Tickets for the show will be available for purchase as of this <strong>Friday, January 25<sup>th</sup> at 10 a.m</strong>. through all Ticketmaster outlets, Rotate This and Soundscapes; online at <a href=”http://www.ticketmaster.ca/”>www.ticketmaster.ca</a> and <a href=”http://www.indies.ca/”>www.indies.ca</a>; or 1.855.985.5000 to charge by phone.
<a href=”http://indies.ca/2013-siriusxm-indies-honour-the-best-in-independent-music-with-awards-and-an-exclusive-headline-performance-by-metric/” target=”_blank”> </a>
<a href=”http://indies.ca/2013-siriusxm-indies-honour-the-best-in-independent-music-with-awards-and-an-exclusive-headline-performance-by-metric/” target=”_blank”>Full list of nominees</a>