Ahead of a two night run at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall earlier this week, Canadian country star Johnny Reid was presented with a Gold Album Award plaque for his 2017 album Revival by Universal Music Canada. The album marks Reid’s eight full length to be officially certified Canadian Gold, with 2009’s Dance With Me earning a Triple Platinum certification.
Reid will continue his Revival Live tour throughout Ontario in April before making his way to The Maritimes for the final leg.
Watch the video for Revival‘s single “Heart Of A Woman” below.
Earlier today the nominees for the 2018 JUNO Awards were revealed at a press conference at Toronto’s Great Hall. Music Canada is proud to return as sponsor of the Album of the Year category for the 47th annual JUNO Awards. The 2018 Album of the Year nominees are:
Everything Now – Arcade Fire (Sony)
Revival – Johnny Reid (Halo*Universal)
Nobody But Me – Michael Bublé (Warner)
Safe Haven – Ruth B (Sony)
Now – Shania Twain (Mercury*Universal)
“Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of these fantastic albums. We at Music Canada are incredibly proud to help recognize Canadian artists, their record label teams, and other individuals who have helped them reach the pinnacle of celebration and achievement in Canadian music,” says Graham Henderson, President and CEO of Music Canada.
“Whether celebrating success at the highest level through our support for institutions like the JUNO Awards and our Gold/Platinum program or fostering the next generation of artists through music education in Canadian schools, Music Canada’s advocacy supports artists at every stage of their career,” says Henderson. “Our Music Cities work aims to make cities more music and musician friendly, promoting sustainability and growth of music ecosystems at the municipal level. And through our federal copyright advocacy, we strive to ensure music creators are properly compensated whenever their work is commercialized by others.”
In addition to the Album of the Year, Music Canada will return as sponsor of the 2018 Welcome Reception for JUNOs weekend, happening Saturday, March 23 in Vancouver. The 47th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live on CBC beginning at 5pm PT and 8pm EST on Sunday, March 25. You can also watch the live steam on CBC Music’s Facebook page.
Ticket information for the 2018 JUNO Awards broadcast and other 2018 JUNO Awards events is available on the JUNOs website.
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.
On Monday, June 20, Canadian songwriters, performers, and industry executives will be honoured at the 27th annual SOCAN Awards. This year’s event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, ON, and will be hosted by Dave Bidini of Rheostatics.
In celebration of Canada’s favourite pastime, composer Dolores Claman will be presented with the Cultural Impact Award for “The Hockey Theme,” which has been heard nationwide for nearly 50 years during Hockey Night In Canada broadcasts. The first few notes of “The Hockey Theme” will also be tuned into “The SOCAN” trophies, the world’s first and only music industry trophy that’s also a playable musical instrument.
2016 SOCAN Awards honourees will also include 2015 hit-makers The Weeknd (International Achievement Award), Alessia Cara (Breakout Award), Belly (Songwriter Of The Year), and Johnny Reid (National Achievement Award), as well as industry veteran Gary Slaight (Special Achievement Award).
Music Canada is proud to be a bronze sponsor for the 2016 SOCAN Awards, and wish to congratulate all of this year’s recipients.
View the full press release for more information on this year’s awards.
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.
thank you minister @s_guilbeault & parliamentary secretary @juliedabrusin for your time today. the artist community appreciates your leadership. i look forward to continued discussions with you and @GFHenderson and i will share the results of our artist impact survey.
Thank you to Minister @s_guilbeault & Parl. Sec. @juliedabrusin for meeting with @MiraMulholland and Me via video conference today. @Music_Canada appreciates working with you through these difficult times. Your concern, empathy and compassion shine through!
Today, Music Canada President & CEO @GFHenderson and @MiraMulholland, Chair of the Music Canada Advisory Council, met with Min. @s_guilbeault & Parl. Sec. @juliedabrusin by video call. Thank you both for your time - we appreciate working with you in these difficult times.
From pharmacists to grocery store workers and other #frontliners, our essential service workers are doing their part to #flattenthecurve. So can you. #Stayathome
Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and @DeputyPM_Canada Chrystia Freeland spoke with premiers on continued efforts to address the impacts of #COVID19. Read about their discussion: http://ow.ly/CXpH50z4jYT
I know that the weather is nice, but we are in the middle of a health emergency, and we need everyone - without exception - to follow the advice of our public health professionals. We cannot allow irresponsible behavior by some, to put the lives of many at risk.
Our colleagues at @CivicActionGTHA have launched Digital Dish - to connect emerging leaders & GTHA residents socially while staying home. Help kick it off tonight at 7 PM w/ Mayor @JohnTory to let government know what young people need during #COVID19: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6515855874239/WN_36WdFXBAQXCp1raeHUkzHg
Please note that the Music Canada team is working remotely to reduce potential impacts of COVID-19 and to do our part to limit the spread of coronavirus. During this time, our passionate advocacy for music and those who create it continues.
We are closely monitoring COVID-19’s impact on the music community, and we extend our sympathy to those affected – particularly the artist community. We are working to understand & capture artists’ experience & convey their stories to all levels of government.