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EDUCATE: Attain The Knowledge To Succeed
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CELEBRATE: Celebrate Your Success
TIMA is a homegrown annual award ceremony and series of showcases with a mandate to provide independent musicians with a platform to attain the knowledge and tools for success. It was created in 2004 by Dani Oliva to support independent musicians. TIMA is free for musicians that reside in the Province of Ontario.
TIMA acknowledges and celebrates songs and live performance in a variety of genres without regard to recording quality, industry affiliation or sales history. TIMA is supported by Canadian and international music industry professionals, accomplished recording artists, broadcasters, and most of all – music fans and aficionados.
A 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 sync deals, and win Juno Awards. Many notable artists and industry professionals have been involved with TIMA, including: KAI (Warner Music Canada), Nicole Fiorentino (The Smashing Pumpkins, Brody Dalle’s Spinnerette), Hill Kourkoutis (The Weeknd, Serena Ryder), 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 (Comedian, 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), Juno award winners The Good Lovelies (Six Shooter), Carole Pope (Double-Platinum Recording Artist), Juno nominees God Made Me Funky, JAFFA ROAD, DALA, Rich Kidd, and many, many more. For list of our alumni highlights, click here.