Congrats to the 2018 Juno Award Winners!
The 2018 Juno Awards wrapped up last night, and CIMA would like to extend our congratulations to the winners! Canada's independent music industry was well-represented with a total of 164 nominations. Out of the 42 awards received this weekend, 28 Junos were associated with the work of a Canadian independent label.
The Independent Label Breakdown
Total nominations: 220
164 independent associated nominees (75%)
56 major label nominees (25%)
28 of the winners were associated with an independent label
14 were solely majors
66.6% of the winners were associated with an independent label
CIMA’s would like to give a special shout-out to to our members who had artists win in a number of high profile categories including Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year, Indigenous Music Album of the Year, Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, and many more!
2018 Juno Award winners CIMA members:
Artist of the Year: Gord Downie: Arts & Crafts
Songwriter of the Year: “A Natural”, “Introduce Yerself”, “The North” INTRODUCE YERSELF – Gord Downie: Gord Downie & Kevin Drew: Arts & Crafts
Adult Alternative Album of the Year: Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself: Arts & Crafts
Pop Album of the Year: Lights - Skin & Earth: eOne/Last Gang
Instrumental Album of the Year: Do Make Say Think Stubborn - Persisten Illusions: Outside Records
Children's Album of the Year: Fred Penner - Hear the Music: Linus/IDLA
Indigenous Music Album of the Year: Buffy Sainte-Marie - Medicine Songs: True North Records/Idla
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year: Bruce Cockburn - Bone on Bone: True North Records/IDLA
Traditional Roots Album of the Year: The Dead South - Illusion & Doubt: Curve Music / eOne
Blues Album of the Year: MonkeyJunk - Time to Roll: Stony Plain
Album Artwork of the Year: Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions: Outside Records
Video of the Year: Grimes - "Venus Fly" (Grimes): Crystal Math
Click here to see the full list of the 2018 Juno Award winners.