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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.
  • ole red dot
  • 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.



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, 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.


Chris Lane receives first Canadian award plaque at CCMAs


Photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada

American country singer Chris Lane earned his first Canadian Gold award plaque last weekend in London, ON during the Canadian Country Music Association Awards/Country Music Week celebrations. The 2016 CCMA Award presenter was surprised with an award plaque for his track “Fix” during an interview with CMT Canada, when host Paul McGuire unveiled the plaque to Lane on camera.

Lane is the second artist to receive a Single Award plaque, which combines on-demand streams and digital downloads towards track certifications for the first time in the program’s history.


Brett Kissel presented with first Music Canada Single Award plaque in London


Kissel posing with Warner Music Canada staff and Gold plaque for “Airwaves” (Photo credit: Grant W. Martin Photography)

During Country Music Week in London, ON last weekend, Canadian country star Brett Kissel was presented with a Gold Single Award plaque for his hit “Airwaves.” Kissel is the first recipient of Music Canada’s new Single Award, which includes streams towards track certifications for the first time in the program’s history.

The 2016 CCMA Male Artist of the Year was surprised with the plaque on stage during his performance at CCMA Huron County FanFest by Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane. Upon being present with the award, Kissel immediately thanked his fans in the crowd for helping to make the award possible.

“Airwaves” is Kissel’s third Canadian Gold certification, with “Started With A Song” certified earlier this this year, and “3-2-1” certified in 2015. Beginning in January, Kissel will kick off his “Ice, Snow & 30 Below” tour across Ontario and Eastern Canada. Tour dates can be viewed below:

January 12, 2017               Sault St. Marie, ON          Kiwanis Community Theater Centre

January 13, 2017               Sudbury, ON                      Fraser Auditorium

January 14, 2017               Hamilton, ON                     Dofasco Centre for the Arts

January 16, 2017               Brampton, ON                   Rose Theatre

January 17, 2017               Windsor, ON                      Chrysler Theatre

January 18, 2017               Guelph, ON                        River Run Centre

January 20, 2017               Barrie, ON                           Georgian Theatre

January 21, 2017               Belleville, ON                     Empire Theatre

January 22, 2017               Toronto, ON                       Danforth Music Hall

January 23, 2017               Ottawa, ON                        Algonquin Commons Theatre

January 26, 2017               Liverpool, NS                     Astore Theatre

January 27, 2017               Windsor, NS                       Mermail Imperial Performing Arts Centre

January 28, 2017               New Glasgow, NS            Glasgow Square Theatre

January 29, 2017               Port Hawkesbury, NS     Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

February 1, 2017               Moncton, NB                     Capitol Theatre

February 2, 2017               Fredericton, NB                Fredericton Playhouse

February 3, 2017               Summerside, PE               Harbourfront Theatre

February 4, 2017               Georgetown, PE               Kings Playhouse



Canadian Country Music Association announces 2016 CCMA Award nominees


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.


2014 Canadian Country Music Awards presented during Canadian Country Music Week in Edmonton, AB

Congratulations to the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Award winners, which were presented this past weekend during Canadian Country Music Week in Edmonton, AB.

During the Awards broadcast Sunday night, Dean Brody won Album of the Year for ‘Crop Circles’, while Gord Bamford won Single of the Year for ‘When Your Lips Are So Close’, in addition to picking up the Male Artist of the Year Award. Jess Moskaluke won Female Artist of the Year, while Small Town Pistols were recognized as Group or Duo of the Year. Brett Kissel was honoured with the CMT Video of the Year award for ‘3-2-1’, as Tim Hicks won the Rising Star award, and Johnny Reid was the Fans’ Choice Award winner.

Music Canada would like to extend special congratulations to Deane Cameron, who was honoured with the Hank Smith Award of Excellence, which recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in contributing his or her time and talents for the advancement of Canadian country music nationally. We would also like to congratulate Beverley Mahood, who received the 2014 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, as well as Wendell Ferguson, who was the 2014 Artist Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and Ron Sakamoto, who was the 2014 Builder Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Congratulations as well to Open Road Recordings, who was named the Record Company of the Year at the CCMA Gala, a category that is proudly sponsored by Music Canada.

For a full list of winners, see the listing on the CCMA website.


Music Canada Proud to Support 30th Annual Canadian Country Music Association Industry Awards

Saskatoon, September 8, 2012: Music Canada is pleased to sponsor the Record Company of the Year Award at the 30th Annual Canadian Country Music Association Industry Awards.

“As Canada’s country music community comes together to celebrate exceptional artists and their industry partners, Music Canada is proud to sponsor the Record Company of the Year Award because behind every artist is a team of people who, for the love of music, work together to capture the attention of music fans around the world,” says Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada.

The Record Company of the Year Award will be presented at the CCMA’s Industry Awards gala at TCU Place in Saskatoon on Saturday, September 8th.


For more information:

Amy Terrill – Vice President Public Affairs, Music Canada 647-963-6044

Music Canada is a non-profit trade organization that represents the major record labels in Canada, namely EMI Music Canada, Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada. Music Canada also provides certain membership benefits to some of the leading independent record labels and distributors. Its members are engaged in all aspects of the recording industry, including the manufacture, production, promotion and distribution of music.


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