Dropout Entertainment.ca has announced the best independent Canadian music videos released in 2020
The awards attracted over 50,000 visitors to Dropout Entertainment website around the world and more than 30,000 voters around the world Canada participated in the voting process. The awards were presented at a private live event on March 13, 2021, via the Dropout Entertainment website and hosted over 400 attendees. Awards performances will be streamed on Dropout Entertainment Youtube.
This is the third annual awards and the first year that has featured a virtual awards ceremony. At the start of the year, the Dropout Entertainment team didn’t know what to expect from Canadian artists with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the incredible videos submitted and the participation of Canadians, the event fostered a greater sense of community within the Canadian music scene; and couldn’t have been a bigger hit.
Jesse Readthe founder of Dropout Entertainment had this to say about the third annual CIMVA event: “It was weird doing everything without an audience, but it was great to film the performances in advance and get a sense of what to expect. what the whole night was going to look like like a little early” Read continued “I think one of the best parts was having artists give acceptance speeches from a distance and performances from all over the country, it gave the together a greater sense of community.”
The awards live stream featured original performances by Apartment Moscow, Alex Leggett, Apricity, Tower setproduced by the Dropout Entertainment team at from Toronto repeat plantas well as remote performances sent by mountain head, queens and kings, PINEO & LOEB and SHAKEN PLANET.
Among this year’s winners are The Saydes the video for ‘Nightmare’ which won Best Rock Video; ‘Mysterious Vibes’ by AllMillz who won best hip-hop video; ‘Soul Stain’ by mountain head which won Best Independent Music Video; ‘Truly Deadly’ by Snot Nose Rez Kids won for Best Indigenous Video; Noah Malcolm won best folk video for her video for ‘If Not’; justin fancy won CIMVA for Best Country Video for their video ‘Sure Beats A Good Time’; Dani Kristina won best pop video for “Drift Away”; Judgement won Best Metal Video for ‘Terra Firma’; and Emilie Landry won the award for best confinement video for his video, ‘Bouillir d’la Misère’.
The winner of the overall award for Best Independent Canadian Music Video Released in 2020 went to Coyote for the music video for his song ‘Manidoo Dewe’igan’. The video of Ajax Creation from Ottawa ON, tells the story of the artist’s struggle against racism, gang violence and self-discovery. A Canadian story too familiar to some and ignored by so many others. Beyond the important story that the video tells, the video itself is impeccably made and breathtaking to grasp.
Interviews with the winners of the third annual CIMVAs will be posted on the Dropout Entertainment website in the coming weeks. Nominations are now open for the fourth annual CIMVA taking place in January 2022. For more information or to nominate a Canadian music video released in 2021 for a visit CIMVA independentmusicvideoawards.com.
dropout entertainment is the new voice of Canadian music. Founded by a Canadian musician and content creator Jesse Read, Dropout Entertainment has grown and interviewed many amazing Canadian performers and performers. Dropout is on a mission to shine a light on real Canadian music, with live performances, photography, mini-docs, reviews and interviews with artists of all genres. In early 2020, Dropout Entertainment launched Radio off the hookan internet radio station that plays the best in independent Canadian music 24/7.
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