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Metric to headline Indies at CMW

Seven-time nominees Metric will headline The SiriusXM Indies at Canadian Music Week 2013 in Toronto on Friday, March 22 at the Kool Haus, it was announced today.

The Indies, which honour the best in independent music, will hand out awards in 37 categories, and feature additional performances by nominees Matt Mays, Diamond Rings, Yukon Blonde, The Wooden Sky, Canailles, and Cadence Weapon. Australian hip-hop artist 360 will also perform at this year’s event.

Metric are up for their fifth studio album, Synthetica, which debuted at number two on the Canadian Soundscan Album Chart.

In addition to performances and awards, the winners of the Emerging Artist of the Year categories, for French and English artists, will take home a $5,000 prize from SiriusXM Canada.

Fans can vote for their favorite artists starting on January 28 at www.indies.ca, and tickets for the event goes on sale this Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM through Ticketmaster, Rotate This and Soundscapes, and online at www.indies.ca.

Canadian Music Week runs from March 19 to 24 across a number of venues around downtown Toronto.

2013 Indie Awards Nominees:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Grimes – Visions (4AD/Arbutus Records)
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur (MapleMusic Recordings/Fontana North Distribution)
Marianas Trench – Ever After (604 Records)
Metric – Synthetica (Metric Music International Inc.)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (604 Records)
deadmau5 – The Veldt (Ultra Records)
Marianas Trench – Fallout (604 Records)
Metric – Youth Without Youth (Metric Music International Inc.)
Mia Martina – Burning (CP Records)

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Japandroids (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)
Marianas Trench (604 Records)
Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)
Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)
Stars (Soft Revolution Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)
deadmau5 (Ultra Records)
Diamond Rings (Secret City Records)
Grimes (4AD/Arbutus Records)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariane Moffatt (Audiogram)
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)
Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
Sarah Slean (Pheromone Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bahamas (Barchords Inc.)
Diamond Rings (Secret City Records)
Joel Plaskett (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
Matt Mays (Sonic Records)
The Weeknd (XO&co.)

LIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
deadmau5 (Ultra Records)
Marianas Trench (604 Records)
Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)
Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)
USS (Coalition Music)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)
John K. Samson (Epitaph)
Josh Ramsay (604 Records)
Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (604 Records)
deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way – Professional Griefers (Ultra Records)
Marianas Trench – Fallout (604 Records)
Metric – Youth Without Youth (Metric Music International Inc.)
Young Empires – White Doves (Pirates Blend)

MUST FOLLOW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)
deadmau5 (Ultra Records)
Metric (Metric Music International Inc.)
Said The Whale (Hidden Pony Records)

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Aleesia ft. Big Sean – Kiss It Bye Bye (A-Lista)
Artists Against Bullying – True Colors (Wax Records)
D-Sisive ft. Neverending White Lights – Don’t Turn The Lights Out (Ocean Records Canada)
Deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way – Professional Griefers (Ultra Records)
Whitehorse – Devil’s Got A Gun (Six Shooter Records)

MOST PLAYED INDEPENDENT ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
Dallas Smith (604 Records)
Kristina Maria (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
Marianas Trench (604 Records)
Mia Martina (CP Records)

BEST-SELLING INDEPENDENT RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (604 Records)
deadmau5 – >album title goes here< (Ultra Records)
Marianas Trench – Ever After (604 Records)
Metric – Synthetica (Metric Music International Inc.)
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (Secret City Records)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Kranky Records)
Mother Mother (Last Gang Records)
Said The Whale (Hidden Pony Records)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Paper Bag Records)
Yukon Blonde (Dine Alone Records)

BLUES ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Julian Fauth (Electro-Fi Records)
Shakura S’Aida (Electro-Fi Records)
Steve Strongman (Independent)
The 24th Street Wailers (Independent)
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer (Independent)

CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Gasoi (Sparkling Productions)
Kathy Reid-Naiman and Hannah Naiman (Merriweather Records)
Rick Scott (Independent)
The Funky Mamas (Independent)
Will Stroet (Will Stroet)

COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Corb Lund (New West Records)
Dallas Smith (604 Records)
Dean Brody (Open Road Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
Doc Walker (Open Road Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
High Valley (Open Road Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)

DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Daphni (Merge Records)
Felix Cartal (Dim Mak Records)
Massari (CP Records)
Mia Martina (CP Records)
Rosette (Ultra Records)

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Crystal Castles (Last Gang Records)
deadmau5 (Ultra Records)
Grimes (4AD/Arbutus Records)
Purity Ring (Last Gang Records)
Zeds Dead (Ultra Records)

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Del Barber (Six Shooter Records)
Kathleen Edwards (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
Lindi Ortega (Last Gang Records)
Rose Cousins (Outside Music)
The Wooden Sky (Black Box Recordings Inc)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Canailles (Grosse Boîte)
Fanny Bloom (Grosse Boîte)
Lisa LeBlanc (Bonsound)
Peter Peter (Audiogram)
Radio Radio (Bonsound)

JAZZ ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cory Weeds (Cellar Live Records)
Elizabeth Shepherd (True North Records)
Emilie-Claire Barlow (Empress Music Group Inc.)
Peter Appleyard (True North Records)
Susie Arioli (Spectra Musique)

METAL ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Bison b.c. (Metal Blade Records)
Derelict (Independent)
Devin Townsend Project (eOne Music Canada)
Mares Of Thrace (Sonic Unyon Records)
Scythia (Independent)

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (604 Records)
Craig Smart (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
Dirty Radio (604 Records)
Kristina Maria (Lupo One / Fontana North Distribution)
Marianas Trench (604 Records)

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cancer Bats (Distort)
METZ (Sub Pop Records)
Nu Sensae (Suicide Squeeze)
Propagandhi (Epitaph)
White Lung (Deranged)

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cadence Weapon (Upper Class Recordings)
D-Sisive (URBNET)
Kid Koala (Ninja Tune)
Madchild (Madchild)
Shad (Black Box Recordings)

ROCK ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big Wreck (SRO Anthem)
Japandroids (Polyvinyl Recording Co.)
Matt Mays (Sonic Records)
Monster Truck (Dine Alone Records)
Our Lady Peace (Coalition Music)

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cold Specks (Arts & Crafts)
Rochelle Jordan (Independent)
The Slakadeliqs (Independent)
The Weeknd (XO&co.)
Zaki Ibrahim (D6/IQRA/Red Ink)

WORLD ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red (Masalacism)
Sagapool (Distribution Select)
Sultans of String (Independent)
The Battle of Santiago (Followed By Thousands)
The Souljazz Orchestra (Solidarity)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
fun. (Fueled By Ramen)
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote)
The Black Keys (Nonesuch)
The Lumineers (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)
The xx (Young Turks / XL)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Amanda Palmer (8 Ft. Records)
Calvin Harris (Ultra Records)
Cat Power (Matador)
Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
Ty Segall (Drag City)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
fun. – Some Nights (Fueled By Ramen)
Mumford & Sons – Babel (Glassnote)
Taylor Swift – Red (Big Machine Records)
The Black Keys – El Camino (Nonesuch)
The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Ultra Records)
fun. – We Are Young (Fueled By Ramen)
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait (Glassnote)
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Big Machine Records)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Alabama Shakes (ATO Records / Fontana North Distribution)
Calvin Harris (Ultra Records)
fun. (Fueled By Ramen)
Tame Impala (Modular Recordings)
The Lumineers (Dine Alone Records)

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Ultra Records)
fun. – We Are Young (Fueled By Ramen)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (Macklemore)
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Big Machine Records)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Dualtone / Dine Alone Records)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (English)
Bahamas (Barchords Inc.)
Bend Sinister (File Under Music)
Cookie Duster (MapleMusic Recordings / Fontana North Distribution)
Eight and a Half (Arts & Crafts)
Fine Times (Light Organ Records)
Great Bloomers (Nevado Records)
Half Moon Run (Indica Records)
METZ (Sub Pop)
Poor Young Things (Bumstead Productions)
Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (French)
Louis-Jean Cormier (Simone Records)
Julien Pilon (Penoram)
Lisa Leblanc (Bonsound)
Canailles (Grosse Boîte)
Les Vestons (Disques Jupiter)
Julien Sagot (Simone Records)
Tremblay (Sphère Musique)
Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé (Disques Orage)
Gazoline (Ambiances Ambiguës)
Écho Kalypso (Les Disques Inconnu)

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