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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/)
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