2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Winners

The 35th Annual Canadian Music Week Announces Winners For The 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIA), which took place April 20, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The CMBIA gala was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and celebrated the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush were on hand to receive the 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in recognition of the band's contribution to a wide variety of worthy causes since the early 1970s. As the recipients of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, Rush received $40,000 CDN, which the band unanimously decided to direct the funds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook. Jann Arden, 54•40 and Arthur Fogel were also in attendance as 2017 inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame; and Marilyn Denis received the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award. The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards honoured industry from across Canada including: Kelowna's 99.9 Sun FM for Best Radio Station (Small); Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star was awarded Best Music Journalist/Critic; Barry Stewart from Live 105/Hot Country 103.5 in Halifax for Best Music Directory (Secondary); and Toronto's Sonic Boom for Best Independent Record Store. Complete List of 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Winners Broadcast Industry: MUSIC DIRECTOR MAJOR Lynch – X929 – Calgary and Wayne Webster – Boom 97.3 – Toronto MUSIC DIRECTOR SECONDARY Barry Stewart – Live 105/Hot Country 103.5 – Halifax MUSIC DIRECTOR SMALL Scott McGregor – 98.1 The Bridge – Lethbridge ON AIR MAJOR Garner Andrews – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton ON AIR SECONDARY Biggs & Barr – HTZ-FM – St. Catharines PROGRAM DIRECTOR MAJOR Christian Hall – X929 – Calgary PROGRAM DIRECTOR SECONDARY Sarah Cummings – K-Lite/105.7 EZ Rock – Hamilton/St. Catharines PROGRAM DIRECTOR SMALL Jenn Dalen – Real Country 95.5 – Red Deer PROMOTION May The Best Friends Win – Indie 88 – Toronto STATION SMALL 99.9 Sun FM – Kelowna STATION COUNTRY BX93 – London STATION CHR 99.9 Virgin Radio – Toronto STATION AC 98.1 CHFI – Toronto STATION ROCK INDIE 88 – Toronto STATION CLASSIC GOLD Boom 97.3 – Toronto STATION MULTICULTURAL CHIN – Toronto STATION NEWS TALK SPORTS 680 NEWS – Toronto STATION MEDIUM 104.9 The Wolf – Regina Music Industry PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (OVER 1500) Massey Hall – Toronto PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (UNDER 1500) Vogue Theatre – Vancouver MAJOR FACILITY (OVER 8000) Air Canada Centre – Toronto MAJOR FACILITY (UNDER 8000) Echo Beach – Toronto CASINO/SPECIALTY VENUE Fallsview Casino Resort – Niagara Falls MANAGEMENT COMPANY Bruce Allen Talent BOOKING AGENCY The Feldman Agency PROMOTER OF THE YEAR Live Nation MASS MERCHANT/RETAIL CHAIN iTunes INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE Sonic Boom – Toronto DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE Spotify RECORDING STUDIO Revolution Recording – Toronto INDEPENDENT LABEL Dine Alone Records INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR Fontana North MUSIC PUBLISHER Warner Chappel Music MAJOR LABEL Universal Music Canada MUSIC JOURNALIST/CRITIC Ben Rayner – Toronto Star MUSIC SCHOOL Fanshawe College – London PUBLICIST Steve Waxman – Warner Music Canada Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a six-day period from April 18 to 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 50 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. www.cmw.net • @CMW_Week • facebook.com/canadianmusicweek Media Contact: FLIP PUBLICITY, 416.533.7710, Damien Nelson, damien@flip-publicity.com
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