2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards Ceremony Announced

2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards Ceremony Announced

On October 6, 2012 the Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) will showcase the best in independent music with awards in 21 categories and 11 live performances, including Juno-nominated producer Rich Kidd featuring a collaboration with Famous, and Karina Es, whose Dancing in the Stars video recently had airtime on MuchMusic.

TIMA was created in 2004 as a platform to recognize independent artists and help them attain the tools for success. The show has built an impressive following and is supported enthusiastically by a strong network of industry partners who lend their time and expertise to help new artists navigate the quickly-evolving music arena.

TIMA nominees and winners are chosen by the Grand Jury, a panel of experienced insiders, including successful recording artists Bif Naked and Jully Black, and industry heavyweights such as Eric Alper and Barry Haugen, to name a few. Full list here:

Industry-sponsored prize packs are designed to give winners tools to further their careers. 2012 prizes include: promotional band photo shoots; mentoring sessions with Eric Alper, Director of Media Relations and Label Acquisitions for eOne Entertainment; a full marketing package with advertising from Urbanology magazine; and national radio distribution from DMDS/Yangaroo.

This year, TIMA is proud to announce that all proceeds from the show will go to MusiCounts, a charity dedicated to keeping music education in Canada's public schools.

When: October 6, 2012, doors at 6:30 PM
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tickets: $15 in advance, all proceeds going to MusiCounts (http://www.musicounts.ca/)<