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PHOTOS: Andy Kim performs in courtyard

On Tuesday, legendary singer/songwriter Andy Kim paid a visit to the Music Canada courtyard to perform an acoustic set for staff and Liberty Village businesses and residents. Kim performed his iconic hits “How’d We Ever Get This Way,” “Sugar, Sugar,” and “Rock Me Gently,” and provided personal anecdotes from his extensive career.

Tonight, the Montreal-born recording artist will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, honouring his achievements and longstanding career in the music industry.

Congratulations to Andy Kim on the induction, and thank you to eOne Music Canada for the opportunity.

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2016 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards nominees revealed

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Congratulations to the 2016 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards (MBIA) nominees, which were revealed earlier today by Canadian Music Week (CMW). The awards gala, hosted by TV personality Jessi Cruickshank, will take place during CMW on Thursday May 5, 2016, at the Sheraton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in Toronto, ON. The MBIA’s recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the Canadian music industry in the past year.

Several award recipients have already been revealed for the industry celebration, including Nelly Furtado for the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, and J. Robert Wood for Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award.

The gala will also celebrate the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame inductions of legendary singer/songwriter Andy Kim, Quebec music industry veterans André Ménard and Alain Simard, and Newcap Radio President and CEO Rob Steele.

Additionally, on Saturday, May 7, Canadian Music Week will present the first annual Live Music Industry Awards, in partnership with the International Festival Network (IFN) and trade organization Music Canada Live. The awards will honour outstanding individuals and achievements in the Canadian live music business sector, and nominees are expected to be revealed shortly.

The full list of 2015 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards recipients can be viewed here.

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André Ménard & Alain Simard announced as 2016 Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame inductees

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Quebec music industry veterans André Ménard and Alain Simard have been announced by Canadian Music Week as the next 2016 inductees into the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame. They will join previously announced 2016 inductees Andy Kim and Rob Steele at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, ON, on Thursday May 5, 2016.

As co-founders of L’Équipe Spectra and the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Simard and Ménard have over 30 years of experience working together in Montreal’s live industry and contributing to the city’s cultural life.

The full release about the pair’s induction can be viewed on CMW’s website.

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Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame announces Andy Kim as 2016 inductee

Canadian Music Week has announced Andy Kim as one of the 2016 inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame. The veteran singer/songwriter will be honoured at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards on May 6, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom at Toronto, ON’s Sheraton Centre.

Over his 50+ year career, Andy Kim has sold over 30 million records worldwide for hits like “Sugar, Sugar”, “Rock Me Gently” and “Shoot ‘Em Up Baby”, which was re-recorded in 2015 for his album It’s Decided, a collaboration with Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew.

The full release about the induction can be viewed on CMW’s website.

Newcap Radio President and CEO Rob Steele will also be honoured at the 2016 gala as he is inducted into Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.

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Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Inductees Steve Kane and Cowboy Junkies Recognized at Queen’s Park

This morning, 2015 Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame inductees Steve Kane and Cowboy Junkies were recognized at a breakfast event at Queen’s Park, which was well attended by more than thirty Members of Provincial Parliament from all three parties.

IMG_2395 Premier Kathleen Wynne dropped by the 2015 Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame breakfast to honour the new inductees Cowboy Junkies and Steve Kane, President of Warner Music Canada.

IMG_2432 Premier Kathleen Wynne dropped by the 2015 Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame breakfast to honour the new inductees Cowboy Junkies and Steve Kane, President of Warner Music Canada.

Amy Terrill, Music Canada’s VP of Public Affairs, provided welcoming remarks, commending the Ontario government for extending the Ontario Music Fund in the provincial budget last month, and reiterating Music Canada members’ commitment to continue to use the Fund to drive investment and job creation in Ontario’s music sector.

The Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, also spoke at the event, noting that Ontario generates more than 80 per cent of Canada’s total recording industry revenue, which is a competitive advantage for the province.

IMG_2424 Premier Kathleen Wynne dropped by the 2015 Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame breakfast to honour the new inductees Cowboy Junkies and Steve Kane, President of Warner Music Canada.
After the event, Steve Kane and Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins and Michael Timmins sat in the gallery of the legislature for Question Period, where they were introduced in statements by Sophie Kiwala, MPP, Kingston and the Islands, and Bill Walker, MPP, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.

During the event, several MPPs took the opportunity to pose for photos with the inductees, which were shared on Twitter:

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