Published Jul 24, 2010The Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) honours the best up-and-coming Ontario indie musicians. This year was the fifth instalment of the ceremony, which took place at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Friday evening (July 23), and we have this year's winners.
Among the winners this year are Conflicted (Best Metal), the River Junction Band (Best Country), Richh Kidd (Best Live Urban), Cut Throat Kids (Best Punk), MAGNOLIUS (Best Rap) and the Strange (Best Indie Rock).
Since there was no ceremony last year, this instalment of the TIMAs covered 2009 to 2010, with $60,000 worth in prizes given away in 20 different categories. The industry-related prizes included a song released on Canadian radio (Best Song), an all-expenses-paid European tour (Best Live Electric), a pro photo session (Best Alternative Rock) and in-store song placements (best pop).
The artists awarded are all Ontario-based and 100 percent owned and operated out of Canada (except for distribution deals). The only exception is the Best International/Best USA/Best Out-of-Province category.
If you'd like to read up on the TIMAs, you can do so here.
Here is the full list of the Toronto Independent Music Awards winners:
Best Female-Fronted: Amy Towers
Best Adult Contemporary: Rehan Dalal
Best Pop: Darrelle London
Best Jazz: The Bill McBirnie Duo/Quartet
Best Rap: MAGNOLIUS
Best Urban: Alexandra Kane
Best Metal: Conflicted
Best Acoustic: Alistair Blaik Bundale
Best Folk: DALA
Best Country: The River Junction Band
Best International/Best USA/Best Out-of-Province: The White Ravens
Best Young Songwriter(s): TJ Whitelaw
Best World Music: JAFFA ROAD
Best Punk: Cut Throat Kids
Best Indie Rock: The Strange
Best Alternative Rock: WAXMEN
Best Song: Morgan Sadler - "Go On"
Best Live Urban: Richh Kidd
Best Live Acoustic: Yiannis Kapoulas
best Live Electric: The MacHams