Canadian country star Dean Brody returned to Toronto last week for a sold-out show at Budweiser Stage alongside Open Road Recordings label-mate Tim Hicks and rising Big Machine Records artist Carly Pearce. On Friday afternoon, Ron Kitchener, Brody’s manager and president of RGK Entertainment Group, surprised the artist with a custom award plaque commemorating his newly Canadian Gold-certified albums Gypsy Road (2015), Crop Circles (2013),and Trail In Life (2010).The plaque also commemorated Brody’s 2012 album Dirt, which was certified Gold in 2013.
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.
April 7th/1pm ET, we are hosting a free virtual event: Show Me The Money, a Royalty 101 workshop. We are excited to have @lordquestmusic @jtaylorband @DavidClickCox #NicolePratt & #KimTemple guest speaking. Join us and reserve your spot today!: https://bit.ly/31fnCqt
The pandemic continues to impact the most vulnerable in the music community & as we've said they continue to need support. The @Canadian_Live has more details on how you can help here: https://canadianlivemusic.ca/fortheloveoflive/ #ForTheLoveofLive
With the IFPI Global Music Report 2021 released today, here’s how music industry revenues broke down globally for last year. Find out more https://www.ifpi.org/ifpi-issues-annual-global-music-report-2021/ #GlobalMusicReport
#ICYMI, the Unison Fund will receive a one-time grant of $2mil for our financial assistance program from the @ONgov to immediately support musicians and industry workers, many of whom have lost their sources of income during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9539841/ontario-government-invests-2-million-canada-music-industry/
Music Canada, with the support of its Members - Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada - is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Year in Review, offering a virtual, expansive view of the organization's work this year.
Great news for the music community today: Ontario announces $2.5 million to help live music industry https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ontario-music-strategy-unison-benevolent-fund-1.5947511?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
I was pleased to announce $2.5 M today #fortheloveoflive. $2 M for financial aid and mental health support for @UnisonFund & $500K for a music cities strategies to be developed by @Canadian_Live! Thank you @erin_benjamin @miramulholland & Amanda Power for joining me.