Music Canada Live and Canadian Music Week (CMW) have announced the second annual Live Music Industry Awards, presented by El Mocambo, will be taking place Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 4-6pm at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The Awards will be held during CMW 2017 and will recognize and celebrate the best of the live music business sector.
Nominations are now open until January 27, 2017. Live Music Industry Awards are presented in the following categories:
- Family Program of the Year
- Small Festival of the Year (6,000 and under)
- Medium Festival of the Year (6,001 – 15,000)
- Major Festival of the Year (15,001+)
- Not-For-Profit Festival of the Year
- Green Operations Festival of the Year
- Best Teamwork in an Arena
- Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre / Performing Arts Centre
- Best Teamwork in a Major Club (1,000+ Capacity)
- Best Teamwork in a Medium Club (300 to 999 Capacity)
- Best Teamwork in a Small Club (less than 300 Capacity)
General Live Music Awards
- Agent of the Year (Canada)
- Agent of the Year (International)
- Manager of the Year
- Road Warrior of the Year (Tour Manager)
- Production Manager of the Year (Festival/Concert)
- Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year
- Festival Buyer of the Year
- A/V Production Company of the Year
- Brand/Music Program of the Year
- Sponsorship Activation of the Year
- New Touring Artist of the Year
- Legends of Live
- Music City of the Year Canadian
“Last year the first-ever LMIA’s proved beyond a doubt that we have much to celebrate, by acknowledging lives’ incredible contributions to the industry. This year, we continue to shine a spotlight on this passionate and dedicated community – one that works tirelessly to put artists and fans together. This effort is at the heart of what Music Canada Live is about, and we are thrilled to co-present the second annual LMIA’s in 2017 with CMW on behalf of our members and Canada’s live music industry,” said Erin Benjamin, Executive Director of Music Canada Live.
In addition to the Live Music Industry Awards, Canada’s live sector will be in greater focus during CMW 2017 with an expanded, 2-day Live Music Summit, running from April 19-20.
Visit the Live Music Industry Awards website for more information, including criteria and previous winners, or to submit nominations for 2017’s awards.
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.
Canadian Music Week (CMW) has announced the first annual Live Music Industry Awards, taking place on May 7, 2016 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The awards, created by CMW in partnership with the International Festival Network and Music Canada Live, will honour outstanding individuals and achievements in the live music sector.
“We know the live music sector is driving revenue for the music industry, with festivals and concerts also increasing tourism in cities across North America,” said Cameron Wright, Vice President, Operations and Live Programming for Canadian Music Week, in a release. “We look forward to recognizing the players and decision-makers from Canada and around the world who are advancing this growth, through an award show dedicated to the live music industry. The awards will celebrate a wide range of Canada’s venues, market sizes and the artists that fill those venues as well as the infrastructure of personnel that make this happen.”
“The time has absolutely come for a comprehensive celebration of live music in this country,” said Music Canada Live Executive Director Erin Benjamin. “We are thrilled to collaborate with CMW – to highlight the important achievements of our members, and those working hard to put amazing talent in front of audiences across the country, from coast to coast to coast.”
Nominees will be posted at www.LiveMusicAwards.net, with winners determined by votes from the general public and members of the industry. The awards will cap off CMW’s Live Music Summit, which has been extended to a two-day event, running May 6-7, 2016.