Toronto Independent Music Awards (a.k.a. TIMAs) are independent awards and its accompanying ceremony, showcase series and seminar founded in 2004 by Dani Oliva.
Toronto Independent Music Awards Wikipedia
The TIMAs aims to support independent musicians, and to serve as a platform for up-and-coming independent artists across the province of Ontario, Canada and abroad. The ultimate aim is to give independent artists a hand by providing industry sponsored prizes and community support. Each year, the TIMAs award $60,000 in custom prize packages to winners in over 22 categories across all genres. Award winners are selected by a grand jury of industry professionals including Jully Black, Bif Naked, Lucas Silveira, Barry Haugen, Joshua Ostroff and many more. Award winners have later signed with major and independent record labels, tour internationally, and win Juno Awards.
The awards became a bi-annual award ceremony in 2009. The 2009–2010 ceremony was held on July 23, 2010 and included Darrelle London.
A full recipient list is available on the Toronto Independent Music Awards website.
The 2005 award winners included Angie Nussey and God Made Me Funky. The 2006 award winners included Nussey, Layah Jane. The 2008 award winners again included Nussey.
The 2012 award winners included Zoo Legacy and Philly Moves, both of Ottawa. The 2014 award winners included JoJo Worthington, Maggie Szabo and Slivergun & Spleen The 2015 award winners included Chris Rivers, Sarah Smith and Birds of Bellwoods.