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WHAT IS THE TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS?
Toronto Independent Music Awards (“TIMAs”) is a homegrown annual song competition with an entrepreneurial spirit. It was created in 2004 to support independent Canadian musicians across the Province of Ontario. The TIMAs acknowledge and celebrate songs in a variety of genres without regard to recording quality, industry affiliation or sales history. The TIMAs are supported by Canadian and international music industry professionals, accomplished recording artists, broadcasters, and most of all – music fans and aficionados.
Now in its 12th season, the TIMAs have given away over $350,000 in custom prize packages. The TIMAs have been the platform for independent musicians to network, attain tools for success and be discovered for OVER A DECADE.
The TIMA is a coveted award shared by independent up-and-coming musicians who have gone on to sign with major and independent labels, top-charts, secure major motion picture publishing deals, and win Juno Awards. Many notable artists and industry professionals have been involved with TIMA, including: The Beaches (Island Records), KAI (Warner Music Canada), Bif Naked (Recording Artist), Jully Black (Recording Artist), Alannah Myles (Recording Artist), Gord Lewis (Recording Artist, Teenage Head), The Cliks (Warner Music /Tommy Boy Records), Sabrina Jalees (Actor, Writer), The Joys (eOne Entertainment, Certified Gold Recording Artists), The Essentials (Certified Gold Recording Artists), JD ERA (Black Market Music Group / Universal), KAI (Warner Music Canada), up-and-comers Sumo Cyco (Cadence Music), Juno award winners The Good Lovelies (Six Shooter), Juno nominees God Made Me Funky, JAFFA ROAD, DALA, Rich Kidd, and many, many more. For list of our alumni highlights, click here.