The 2015 JUNO Award Nominations Put A Spotlight On Canada's Indies

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January 28, 2015
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JUNO Awards 2014

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is extremely proud to see that the nominees for the 2015 JUNO Awards have shone the spotlight squarely on the contributions and strength of the Canadian independent music industry!

We’d like to extend sincere congratulations to all of our members who saw their artists earn awards for the 2015 JUNO Awards. To all nominees who received recognition at yesterday's announcement, congratulations and good luck!

Canada’s independent music sector is no stranger to prominence at the JUNO Awards, given that the indie sector has always excelled at developing artists. We’re proud to see this tradition continue at the 2015 JUNO Awards.

This year, 35 of CIMA’s members are representing artists who have earned a JUNO nomination (or more than one!). From Album of the Year to Breakthrough Group of the Year, independent labels represent artists running the gamut from emerging to established acts.

We would like to highlight the CIMA member companies whose artists received a JUNO nomination this year:

  • 604 Records (Dallas Smith)
  • Addo Records (Kirk MacDonald, Bobby Rice, Bobby Dickinson Trio, John Stetch)
  • Alma Records (John “Beetle” Bailey/ The Breithaupt Brothers, Myriad3)
  • Anthem Entertainment (Big Wreck, Eric Ratz/Big Wreck)
  • Arts & Crafts Productions (Timber Timbre, Taylor Kirk/Robyn Kotyk/Laura Margaret Ramsay [Recording Package of the Year])
  • Black Box Music (The Glorious Sons, SONREAL)
  • Blue Grace Music (Jenn Grant)
  • Bonsound (Philippe B, Pierre Kwenders)
  • Borealis Records (James Hill)
  • Centrediscs (Alice Ping Yee Ho, Gordon Fitzell)
  • Coalition Music (USS)
  • Conveyor Canada (Kirk MacDonald, Bobby Rice, Bobby Dickinson Trio, John Stetch)
  • Dine Alone Records (You+Me, Arkells)
  • eOne Entertainment (Serge Fiori, Diana Panton, Elizabeth Shepherd, Lenny Breau, Canadian Brass, Del Barber, James Hill, Matt Andersen, Devin Townsend Project)
  • File Under:Music (Blackie and The Rodeo Kings)
  • Fontana North (JRDN, Crystal Shawanda, The Bros.Landreth, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Manafest, Skull First)
  • Hidden Pony Records (Jeremy Fisher)
  • Hopeful Tragedy Records (Your Favourite Enemies)
  • Idée Fixe Records (Alex Durlak/Jeff McMurrich/Bry Webb [Recording Package of the Year])
  • Justin Time Records (Angela Galuppo, Marianne Trudel, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque)
  • Last Gang Entertainment (Chromeo, Lights, Tre Mission, Ryan Hemsworth)
  • Linus Entertainment (Elizabeth Shepherd, Lenny Breau, Canadian Brass)
  • Manafest Productions (Manafest)
  • MDM Recordings (Jess Moskaluke)
  • Nettwerk Music Group (Bobs & LoLo, The Once)
  • Outside Music (Jenn Grant, Chad VanGaalen, Digging Roots, Leela Gilday, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Elliott Brood, Steve Hill, Eccodek, Quique Escamilla)
  • Paper Bag Records (Elliott Brood)
  • Royal Mountain Records (Alvvays, PUP)
  • Secret City Records (The Barr Brothers)
  • Six Shooter Records (Tanya Tagaq, Amelia Curran, The Deep Dark Woods)
  • Sonic Unyon (Steve Strongman)
  • Stony Plain Records (JW-Jones)
  • The Children’s Group (Fred Penner)
  • Tonic Records (The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer)
  • True North Records (Del Barber, Matt Andersen)


Please visit the website of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to view the full list of nominees.


About CIMA:

Celebrating its 40th year in 2015, CIMA is the not-for-profit national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the music industry, and is the first organization of its kind in the world. CIMA represents a diverse membership consisting of Canadian-owned companies and their ambassadors, all of whom are involved in every aspect of the music, sound recording and music-related industries. They are exclusively small businesses which include: record producers, record labels, recording studios, managers, agents, licensors, music video producers and directors, creative content owners, artists and others professionally involved in the sound recording industry. CIMA’s mandate is to develop and advocate policies and services that serve to support a strong and economically stable Canadian independent music and sound recording industry, ensuring the long-term development of the sector and to raise the profile of Canadian independent music both in Canada and around the world.


Note: We have done our best to verify the list above and include all CIMA members. If we have missed someone, we apologize and please send our Research and Communications Coordinator, Lisa, an email with the correction to:


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