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September 27, 2012

Email: daniela@torontoima.com
Url: http://www.torontoima.com/

TORONTO, ON - September 27, 2012 - On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Phoenix Concert Theater, the 6th Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA 2012) will be recognizing and celebrating the best in independent music. As a way of giving back to a community that has helped shape the culture and sub-culture of not only Toronto but Canada as well, TIMA will be donating 100% of 2012 proceeds to MusiCounts.

"Music is the universal language, it's an integral part of our history," said Daniela Oliva, TIMA Founder and Executive Producer. "In this time of funding cuts for music in schools, MusiCounts is playing a vital role to ensure that Canadian students have access to music education. I don't know where I would be if I hadn't had music in school, and that's why we are donating to MusiCounts. We look forward to a lasting relationship, and can't wait to hear from the next generation of musicians and artists!"

MusiCounts Auction - October 1 - 12, 2012
In addition to donating 100% of net proceeds to MusiCounts, TIMA's friends and supporters have generously donated awesome items for the TIMA 2012 Charity Auction for MusiCounts. Many unique items will be available to bid on, including:

•Signed, Limited Edition, Numbered Copy of Just Kids by Patti Smith.
•Classic 6 Electric Guitar by Eastwood Guitars.
•Martin & Co DX2KAE Acoustic Guitar by Martin & Co.
•Orange Crush 10 Guitar Amp by Orange Crush.
•Tegan and Sara So Jealous Promo Single, CD and three limited promo stickers (2004) released by Universal Music.
•David Guetta MIXR Beats by DRE headphones by Beats by DRE
•Bergenfield Four - Low Down 7" 74/200 featuring Damian of Fucked Up, George Pettit from Alexisonfire, along with members from Attack in Black and Keep It Up
•Two copies of "Queen Street: Toronto's Urban Treasure" Photo Book and choice of two prints, from Christopher Hume.
•Three TIMA Posters, signed by all attending artists from the Toronto Independent Music Awards.

How It Works:
1.Starting October 1, 2012 check out the items online at http://torontoima.com/new/awards/charity-auction/, click on the item you are interested in.
2.You will see more pictures and information about the item along with the latest bid!
3.Email your name, address, phone number, and bid to bid@torontoima.com, bids will be updated regularly.
4.You may bid as many times as you would like.
5.Winners will be contacted by TIMA at the end of the auction and the winning bids will be posted at 11:59 PM on October 12th.
6.Good luck!

About The Toronto Independent Music Awards

The Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) was born in 2004 out of a passion for music and the artists who sacrifice so much to make it. TIMA Founder and Executive Producer, Daniela Oliva lives and breathes the indie scene. She grew up playing music, hitting the road as tour support, and consuming live shows like it was her job. Experiencing the highs and lows first-hand Daniela realized the wealth of amazing music that never reaches a larger audience, and decided to create a platform dedicated to recognizing independent music.

TIMA is a celebration of the incredible local talent Toronto and Canada has to offer. The show is not only a unique opportunity to see a wide variety of independent acts in one place, but it also provides artists with valuable tools. Supported enthusiastically by the industry, TIMA award packages are donated by a range of partners and include packages like free recoding time, photo shoots, assistance with marketing and publicity, radio airtime, meetings with A&R executives, and more. Winners are selected by the TIMA Grand Jury, a panel of experienced insiders, including successful recording artists Bif Naked and Jully Black, and many other industry heavyweights from labels, booking agencies, and PR firms. The latest addition to the TIMA family is MusiCounts, a charity focused on keeping music education in Canada's public schools. All proceeds from TIMA 2012 will go to MusiCounts.

About MusiCounts

MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is helping to keep music alive in schools across Canada. MusiCounts' mission is to ensure that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances, have access to music programs through their schools. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, Scholarships and other music education initiatives. MusiCounts is funded by various initiatives such as the JUNO Awards nominee compilation CDs; annual contributions by Bell Media; Astral Media; TD; SiriusXM Canada; the Slaight Family Foundation; Vista Radio, along with funding from the House of Marley and Morningstar Canada and supported since inception by EMI Music Canada Inc.; Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.; Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada Ltd.; as well as JUNO Songwriters' Circle presented by CMPA and SOCAN; JUNO Cup. To date, MusiCounts has awarded nearly $5 million dollars to help keep music alive, impacting 262 Post-Secondary graduates and an estimated 400,000 students, their schools and communities. For more information, please visit: www.musicounts.ca

For more information about TIMA 2012 and for media RSVP, contact:

Megan McCann
Toronto Independent Music Awards
Skype ID: megan.mccann56


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