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Aaron Goodvin receives first Canadian Platinum plaque on stage during CCMA Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton

Photo Credit: Canadian Country Music Association / Warner Music Canada

Country singer Aaron Goodvin was surprised with a Platinum award plaque on stage Saturday in Hamilton, ON for his hit single “Lonely Drum.” The plaque was presented to Goodvin by Warner Music Canada during his CCMA Fan Village performance, which was part of the Canadian Country Music Association’s Country Music Week festivities leading up to Sunday’s CCMA Awards broadcast. Goodvin shared the news with his fans through his social media channels, thanking his team for all the support with the Platinum track.

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Watch the video for “Lonely Drum” below.

 

 

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Music Canada proud to return as sponsor of Record Company of the Year category at the 2018 CCMA Awards

Music Canada is proud to return as sponsor of the Record Company of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Gala Dinner and Awards, taking place this weekend in Hamilton, ON.

The 2018 Record Company of the Year Award nominees are:

  • MDM Recordings Inc.
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  • Open Road Recordings Inc.
  • Universal Music Canada
  • Warner Music Canada

“Music Canada is proud to sponsor the 2018 CCMA Record Company of the Year Award. The work that record companies put into discovering, developing, and investing in Canadian talent plays a crucial role in Canada’s music ecosystem. As Canada’s country music community gathers in Hamilton, we wish to congratulate all of the hardworking label teams who have helped their artists achieve new career milestones at home and abroad in 2018,” said Graham Henderson, President and CEO of Music Canada.

The Record Company of the Year Award will be presented at the CCMA Gala Dinner and Awards at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton on Saturday, September 8th.

 

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Brett Kissel reaches new career milestones with latest Gold plaques

Left to right: Jim Cressman (Invictus) , Adam Gonshor (Warner Music Canada), Brett Kissel, Louis O’Reilly (Invictus)

Brett Kissel was a big winner at last weekend’s CCMA Awards in Saskatoon, SK, taking home four awards including Male Artist, Interactive Artist, and Country Music Program or Special Of The Year. In addition to his Video Of The Year trophy for the ballad “I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair,” the Alberta-born country star was surprised with a Gold plaque for the single at Saturday’s Invictus Entertainment Group party.

Earlier in August, Kissel was also surprised with his first two Gold album awards for Pick Me Up (2015) and Started With A Song (2013) prior to his headlining performance at Toronto’s CNE Bandshell. In an Instagram post, Kissel thanked the Warner Music Canada team, noting the album awards as an accomplished goal of his since signing with the label.

At the 2016 CCMA Awards in London, ON, Kissel became the first recipient of Music Canada’s new Single Award when he was surprised with a Gold plaque for “Airwaves” during CCMA FanFest. His latest single certification marks the fourth Canadian Gold track certification of his career.

Watch the CCMA-winning video for “I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair” below.

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Canadian Country Music Association reveals 2017 CCMA Awards nominees

The Canadian Country Music Association has revealed the full list of nominees today for the 2017 CCMA Awards Show. The show will broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK, on Sunday, September 10 at 8pm on CBC. Thirty-four CCMA Award categories were revealed, with eight of the categories scheduled to be presented during the broadcast.

Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, and first time nominees James Barker Band lead the list of nominees with five nominations. Dallas Smith earned four nominations, while High Valley and Meghan Patrick earned three nominations.

Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, High Valley, and Dallas Smith were also announced as the nominees for the 2017 Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, which was revealed Tuesday night on Entertainment Tonight Canada. Fans can vote for the award by clicking their favourite act at fanvote.ccma.org, listening to their favourite song on Apple Music, and taking to social media to hashtag their pick.

Tickets for the 2017 CCMA Awards show, featuring performances by Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, Jess Moskaluke, and more to be announced, are on sale now.

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Music streaming now included in Canada’s historic Gold/Platinum certification program

New award and branding revealed at CCMA Awards

Toronto, ON – September 12, 2016

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With the introduction of a new Single Award, Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum certification and awards program will now include streams towards digital track certifications. Over 50 new Single certifications were revealed today, with 10 artists receiving their first Canadian certifications.

“Today’s announcement signifies a pivotal moment in Canada’s evolving digital music marketplace,” says Graham Henderson, President & CEO of Music Canada. “By accepting on-demand streams for track certifications, Music Canada can continue to acknowledge the success of Canadian and international artists, as well as the subscription-based streaming platforms currently thriving in our market. The new Single Award helps maintain the integrity of our Gold/Platinum program, which has historically recognized the active choice consumers make when building their personal music libraries.”

During County Music Week in London, ON, rising country stars Brett Kissel and Chris Lane were presented with the first Single Award plaques leading up to Sunday’s 40th CCMA Awards broadcast.

“We are thrilled that Music Canada is now accepting streams with its new Single Award,” says Steve Kane, President of Warner Music Canada, who presented Kissel with his plaque for the Gold Single ‘Airwaves’ at Saturday’s CCMA FanFest. “Canadian music fans have welcomed the arrival of streaming subscription services with open arms, and are now consuming more music than ever before. We are excited to honour new milestones for our artists who have flourished on this new path, and whose fanbases continue to grow as streaming increases in popularity.”

The new Single Award will combine on-demand audio streams from subscription services with digital download and CD single sales. Streams can be used toward certification using a conversion formula of 150 streams equaling 1 unit towards certification. This 150:1 ratio is consistent with other major global counterparts. Streaming data from YouTube/VEVO videos will not be accepted towards certification upon launch.

The Single Award launch also coincides with the reveal of new bilingual branding for the program, which has certified over 16,000 releases in its 41-year history.

Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts are live with the new branding. For more information, visit www.musiccanada.com/gold-platinum.

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Canadian Country Music Association announces 2016 CCMA Award nominees

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Today, the Canadian Country Music Association revealed the nominees for the 2016 CCMA Awards, taking place in London, Ontario. 34 CCMA Award categories were revealed, with 8 of the categories being presented during the live CBC broadcast on Sunday, September 11, 2016, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank.

The nominees for the 2016 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award were revealed last night on ET Canada, featuring artists Dean Broady, Brett Kissel, Johnny Reid, Dallas Smith, and Yoan. Fans can vote beginning today, and have until 5 PM on September 11 to cast their vote.

2016 also marks the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Country Music Association bringing Country Music Week across the country. Along with the CCMA Awards, London will also host an industry conference and music festival, which includes a Songwriters’ Series, talent showcases, FanFest, and Legends Show that pays tribute to Canada’s most cherished country artists.

Country Music Week and the 2016 CCMA Awards are expected to generate an economic impact of $6-$8 million dollars for London. In 2015, Halifax, NS, exceeded economic impact estimates, generating $11.8 million in economic activity for the province, and $5.5 million in new money (GDP).

Performers for the broadcast will be announced throughout August. For more information, visit the full CCMA release.

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London’s Music City Initiative Highlighted in 2016 State of the City Address

Yesterday, London Mayor Matt Brown delivered his 2016 State of the City address to the London Chamber of Commerce, which outlined a number of initiatives aimed at moving London forward.

Among the initiatives aimed at benefiting London’s culture and tourism sector, Mayor Brown cited the City of London’s Music Strategy.

“We set a goal to become a Music City and this began to take shape in a big way this year,” said Brown. “To lead the way, the City of London developed a Music Strategy that will make London a Music City and a music attraction.”

The event kicked off with a performance from Canadian country music artists Autumn Hill, a nod to Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, which London will host for the first time this fall. The pair of events are expected to directly benefit the local economy with the booking of approximately 2,000 hotel room nights and an anticipated economic impact of $6-8 million dollars. The CCMA & JUNO nominated duo performed acoustic versions of their hits ‘Anything At All’ and ‘Blame’, which were a highlight for many in attendance.

 

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Mayor Brown also referenced live music in regard to plans to reinvigorate London’s downtown core. The Downtown Plan builds on the success of previous investments in Budweiser Gardens, the Covent Garden Market, and Central Library, and looks to make downtown London “an irresistible destination and an exciting place to live,” said Brown.

“It’s time for Dundas Street to become Dundas Place – a transformational project that will see the creation of a flexible street between Wellington Street and the Thames River,” said Brown. “A space for cars during the day and a people-first space on evenings and weekends; a place to stroll, shop, or visit with friends. A place to be entertained, a place where services spill out onto the street and we can enjoy live music, culture and great food.”

With the execution of the London Music Strategy, including the hiring of a Music Industry Development Officer, the launch of the London Music Division incubator, and creation of the Music Industry Development Task Force, London is showing that a targeted music strategy and coordinated efforts can pay dividends for a city looking to draw tourists, create jobs, and enhance local quality of life.

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Music Canada Proud to Sponsor the 2015 CCMA Record Company of the Year Award

Music Canada is proud to return as sponsor of the Record Company of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Gala Dinner and Awards, taking place this weekend in Halifax, NS.

The 2015 Record Company of the Year Award nominees are:

  • Big Star Recordings Inc.
  • MDM Recordings Inc.
  • Open Road Recordings Inc.
  • Royalty Records Inc.
  • Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

“As Canada’s country music community comes together in Halifax to celebrate the artists, songs, and industry partners who make Canadian country music great, Music Canada is proud to sponsor the CCMA’s Record Company of the Year Award, which recognizes the effort and drive of the record companies who invest in Canadian country music artists and help bring their talents to the world,” said Graham Henderson, President and CEO of Music Canada.

The Record Company of the Year Award will be presented at the CCMA’s Industry Awards Gala at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax on Saturday, September 12th.

 

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