More Award Nods for Artists in the CIMA Family!

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May 6, 2016
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On May 3, the Western Canadian Music Alliance and BreakOut West announced nominations for this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards. Now in its 14th year, many participants in the 2016 WCMAs will be musicians who CIMA is specifically proud to support!

We congratulate all the nominees, and give special credit to our talented friends below:

Aboriginal Artist of the Year
David Morin (Bombay Records)
Blues Artist of the Year
David Gogo (Cordova Bay  Records)
BreakOut Artist of the Year
We Are The City (Boompa Records)
Children’s Artist of the Year
Bobs & Lolo (Nettwerk Music Group)
Pop Artist of the Year
We Are the City (Boompa)
Producer of the Year
Colin Stewart / Hive Studios – Yukon Blonde “On Blonde” (Dine Alone Records)
Recording of the Year presented by Stingray Music
Pharis and Jason Romero – A Wanderer I’ll Stay (Borealis)(eOne)
Yukon Blonde – On Blonde (Dine Alone)
Jordan Klassen – Javelin (Nevado Records)
Library Voices – Lovish (Nevado)
Rock Artist of the Year presented by Radio Starmaker
The Sheepdogs (Dine Alone)
The Wet Secrets (Six Shooter Records)
Yukon Blonde (Dine Alone)
Roots Solo Artist of the Year
Corb Lund (RGK Entertainment)
Songwriter of the Year presented by SOCAN
Corb Lund – “S Lazy H” from Corb Lund Things That Can’t Be Undone (RGK)
Terry McBride (Nettwerk)
Pharis Romero – A Wanderer I’ll Stay from Pharis & Jason Romera A Wanderer I’ll Stay (Borealis)(eOne)
Urban Artist of the Year
David Morin (Bombay)
Video Director of the Year
Stephano Barberis / The Field – Chad Brownlee “Hearts On Fire” (MDM Recordings)


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On May 4, meanwhile, the 16th edition of the Canadian INDIE Awards took place at the Phoenix Concert Theatre during Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Supported by CIND-FM and the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the show was hosted by Indie88 radio personality Raina Douris. Several bands also performed, including Alberta Cross, the Strumbellas, Wintersleep and the Zolas.

Based on votes from the public as well as the music industry, the following CIMA-family artists picked up INDIE Award honours – which came in the form of guitars provided by Epiphone and Long & McQuade Instruments:

Aboriginal Artist/Group of the Year
A Tribe Called Red (Pirates Blend Records/Sony)
Alternative Artist/Group of the Year
The Zolas (Light Organ Records)
Electronic Dance Artist / Group of the Year
Purity Ring (Last Gang Records)
Group of the Year
The Strumbellas (Six Shooter)
International Artist/Group of the Year
Alabama Shakes (Cadence Music/ATO Records)
Pop Artist/Group of the Year
Coleman Hell (604 Records)
Rock Artist/Group of the Year
The Elwins (Hidden Pony Records)
Singer-Songwriter Artist/Group of the Year
Dan Mangan (Arts and Crafts)
Single of the Year
Wintersleep – Amerika (Dine Alone)
Songwriter of the Year
City and Colour (Dine Alone)


For a full list of Western Canadian Music Awards nominees, click here.
For a list of INDIE Award winners, click here.
Please let us know of any CIMA winners not mentioned above:

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