Music Canada Live & Canadian Music Week

2018 Live Music Industry Awards
presented by El Mocambo

Friday, May 11, 2018
Happy Hour 4:30-6:30PM
Sheraton Centre Hotel, Dominion Ballroom 
123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

 
‘HAPPY HOUR’
4:30PM – 6:30PM • Friday May 11, 2018
Sheraton Centre Hotel, Dominion Ballroom, 123 Queen St W, Toronto ON

Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with the International Festival Network (IFN) and Music Canada Live, the trade association for the live music sector, the Live Music Industry Awards are a highlight of CMW’s Live Music Summit.

“Last year our second LMIA’s proved beyond a doubt that we have much to celebrate, by acknowledging lives’ incredible contributions to the industry.  This year, we continue 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 third annual LMIA’s in 2018 with CMW on behalf of our members and Canada’s live music industry.”  Erin Benjamin, Executive DirectorMusic Canada Live

2018 WINNERS

LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

Canadian Music Week is happy to announce the winners of the Live Music Industry Awards, which took place May 11, 2018 in the Dominion Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The Live Music Industry Awards were hosted by Paul Shaffer and celebrated the best in the business with award presentations and live musical performances.

Highlights include Daniel Caesar winning New Touring Artist of the Year and Billy Talent accepting the Legends of Live Award. The Live Music Industry Awards also included performances by Death Valley Girls, Starcrawler, and Billy Talent.

Complete List of 2018 Live Music Industry Awards Winners:

Small Festival of the Year – (TIE)

Interstellar Rodeo, Edmonton, AB & Ontario Festival of Small Halls, Ottawa, ON

Family Program of the Year – Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB 

Green Operations Festival of the Year – Riverfest Elora, Elora, ON

Not-For-Profit Festival of the Year – Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, QC

Medium Festival of the Year – Field Trip, Toronto, ON

Major Festival of the Year – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC

Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre / Performing Arts Centre – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON

Best Teamwork in a Major Club – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC 

Best Teamwork in an Arena – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

Best Teamwork in a Medium Club – Mod Club, Toronto, ON

 Best Teamwork in a Small Club – Drake Underground, Toronto, ON

 New Touring Artist of the Year – Daniel Caesar

 Concert / Club Talent Buyer of the Year – Denise Ross, Live Nation

 Music Canada Live Community Impact Award – Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB

 Licensed to Play Award – The Cameron House, Toronto, ON

 Agent of the Year – Rob Zifarelli, Paradigm Talent Agency

 A/V Production Company of the Year – Metalworks Production Group

 Band / Music Program of the Year – Live at Massey Hall presented by TD in Partnership with SiriusXM

 Production Manager of the Year – Vanessa Arscott, Plan V Productions

 Road Warrior of the Year – Karen “Keeks” Weigold, July Talk

 Manager of the Year – Ashley Poitevin, Last Gang Management

 Festival Buyer of the Year – Live Nation

 Legends of Live Award – Billy Talent

 Canadian Music City of the Year – Toronto

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2018 NOMINEES

LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

VOTE HERE

VOTING EXTENDED TO TUESDAY APRIL 24TH AT 11:59PM ET

REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

 

FESTIVAL

 

FAMILY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

CALGARY STAMPEDE – (CALGARY, AB)

LE FESTIVAL D’ÉTÉ DEQUÉBEC – (QUEBEC CITY, QC)

INTERSTELLAR RODEO – (EDMONTON, AB)

WINNIPEG FOLK FEST – (WINNIPEG, MB)

REGINA FOLK FEST – (REGINA, SK)

SUPERCRAWL – (HAMILTON, ON)

2017 WINNER: FIELD TRIP – (TORONTO, ON)

 

SMALL FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (6,000 AND UNDER)

CANMORE FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL – (CANMORE, AB)

INTERSTELLAR RODEO – (EDMONTON, AB)

JOY OF LIFE FESTIVAL – (VICTORIA, BC)

ONTARIO FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS – (OTTAWA, ON)

NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS & OLD TYME MUSIC FESTIVAL – (SASKATOON, SK)

WESTFEST – (OTTAWA, ON)

2017 WINNER: RIFFLANDIA (VICTORIA, BC)

 

MEDIUM FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (6,001 – 15,000)

FIELD TRIP – (TORONTO, ON)

INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL – (INDIAN RIVER, PEI)

RIFFLANDIA – (VICTORIA, BC)

RIVERFEST ELORA – (ELORA, ON)

ROCKIN’ RIVER MUSIC FEST – (MERRITT, BC)

SHAMBHALAH – (NELSON, BC)

2017 WINNER: TORONTO URBAN ROOTS FEST (TORONTO, ON)

 

MAJOR FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (15,000+)

BOOTS & HEARTS – (ORO-MEDONTE, ON)

LE FESTIVAL D’ÉTÉ DEQUÉBEC – (QUEBEC CITY, QC)

FVDED IN THE PARK – (SURREY, BC)

HAVELOCK JAMBOREE – (HAVELOCK, ON)

OSHEAGA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL – (MONTREAL, QC)

RBC OTTAWA BLUESFEST – (OTTAWA, ON)

2017 WINNER: WAYHOME – (ORO-MEDONTE, ON)

 

NOT-FOR-PROFIT FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL – (CALGARY, ON)

MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL – (MONTREAL, ON)

POP MONTREAL – (MONTREAL, ON)

SING! THE TORONTO VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL – (TORONTO, ON)

THE MNET RADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL – (MISSION, BC)

WINNIPEG FOLK FEST – (WINNIPEG, MB)

2017 WINNER: RBC OTTAWA BLUESFEST – (OTTAWA, ON)

 

GREEN OPERATIONS FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

BEAU’S OKTOBERFEST – (VANKLEEK HILL, ON)

EDMONTON FOLK MUSIC FEST – (EDMONTON, AB)

POP MONTREAL – (MONTREAL, ON)

RIFFLANDIA – (VICTORIA, BC)

RIVERFEST ELORA – (ELORA, ON)

WINNIPEG FOLK FEST – (WINNIPEG, MB)

2017 WINNER: OSHEAGA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL – (MONTREAL, QC)

 

BEST TEAMWORK IN AN ARENA

AIR CANADA CENTRE – (TORONTO, ON)

BUDWEISER GARDENS – (LONDON, ON)

BELL MTS CENTRE – (WINNIPEG, MB)

ROGERS ARENA – (VANCOUVER, BC)

ROGERS CENTRE – (TORONTO, ON)

ROGERS PLACE – (EDMONTON, AB)

2017 WINNER: BELL CENTRE – (MONTREAL, QC)

 

BEST TEAMWORK IN A SOFT SEAT THEATRE/PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

ARTS CENTRE OF EDMUNDSTON – (EDMUNDSTON, NB)

CENTRE IN THE SQUARE – (KITCHENER, ON)

LIVING ARTS CENTRE – (MISSISSAUGA, ON)

MASSEY HALL – (TORONTO, ON)

NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE (NAC) – (OTTAWA, ON)

ORPHEUM THEATRE – (VANCOUVER, BC)

2017 WINNER: SONY CENTRE – (TORONTO, ON)

 

BEST TEAMWORK IN A MAJOR CLUB (1,000+ CAPACITY)

COMMODORE BALLROOM – (VANCOUVER, BC)

LONDON CONCERT THEATRE – (LONDON, ON)

LONDON MUSIC HALL – (LONDON, ON)

PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE – (TORONTO, ON)

M TELUS – (MONTREAL, QC)

REBEL ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX – (TORONTO, ON)

2017 WINNER: DANFORTH MUSIC HALL – (TORONTO, ON)

 

BEST TEAMWORK IN A MEDIUM CLUB (300 TO 999 CAPACITY)

CAPITAL BALLROOM – (VICTORIA, BC)

IMPERIAL BELL – (QUEBEC CITY, QC)

LEE’S PALACE – (TORONTO, ON)

MOD CLUB – (TORONTO, ON)

RICKSHAW THEATRE – (VANCOUVER, BC)

CORONA THEATRE – (MONTREAL, QC)

2017 WINNER: HORSESHOE TAVERN – (TORONTO, ON)

 

BEST TEAMWORK IN A SMALL CLUB (LESS THAN 300 CAPACITY)

DRAKE UNDERGROUND – (TORONTO, ON)

LA VITROLA – (MONTREAL, QC)

PARK THEATRE – (WINNIPEG, MB)

SEAHORSE TAVERN – (HALIFAX, NS)

THE BABY G – (TORONTO, ON)

THE GARRISON – (TORONTO, ON)

2017 WINNER: THE CARLETON – (HALIFAX, NS)

 

 

 

GENERAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS

 

AGENT OF THE YEAR

JACK ROSS (APA CANADA INC.)

POMELINE DELGADO (INDIE MONTREAL)

ROB ZIFARELLI (PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY)

STEFANIE PURIFICATI (APA CANADA INC.)

TOM KEMP (THE FELDMAN AGENCY)

KAY WHITE (TRICK OR TREAT AGENCY)

2017 WINNER: JULIEN PAQUIN (PAQUIN ENTERTAINMENT AGENCY)

 

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

ASHLEY POITEVIN (LAST GANG MANAGEMENT)

CHRIS TAYLOR (ENTERTAINMENT ONE)

PIERS HENWOOD AND NICK BLASKO (AMELIA ARTISTS INC)

SANDY PANDYA (PANDYAMONIUM MANAGEMENT)

SHAUNA DE CARTIER & HELEN BRITTON (SIX SHOOTER)

TONY SAL (THE WEEKND/SAL & CO)

2017 WINNER: BERNIE BREEN & PATRICK SAMBROCK (TRAGICALLY HIP)

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR (FESTIVAL/CONCERT)

BRAD HICKS (HICKS ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES)

DAN BROOKS (MASSEY HALL)

DUNCAN BLAIR (EVANKO)

LANCE SCHILKA (MNET)

CHRIS HIBBINS (RIFFLANDIA)

VANESSA ARSCOTT (PLAN V PRODUCTIONS)

2017 WINNER: LARRY FITZPATRICK (LIVE NATION)

 

ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR (TOUR MANAGER)

AARON BRODY (BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE)

AJ FABER (SPOON)

JOE CACIOPPO (410 MGMT Co)

KAREN ‘KEEKS’ WEIGOLD (JULY TALK)

KEVIN BUSHEY (BRETT KISSEL)

LAUREN HARRIS (WEDAY)

2017 WINNER: DAVE GARDINER (THE ARKELLS)

 

CONCERT/CLUB TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

AMY HERSENHOREN (COLLECTIVE CONCERTS)

BEN PEARLMAN (COLLECTIVE CONCERTS)

CRISPIN GILES (MRG)

DENISE ROSS (LIVE NATION)

GREG HENDERSON (CENTRE IN THE SQUARE)

JUSTIN KWAN (MRG)

MARK HORTON (SONIC CONCERTS)

2017 WINNER: MARK RUSSELL (LIVE NATION)

 

FESTIVAL BUYER OF THE YEAR

EVENKO – (MONTREAL, QC)

LE FESTIVAL D’ÉTÉ DEQUÉBEC – (QUEBEC CITY, QC)

LIVE NATION – (TORONTO, ON)

MRG – (CANADA)

RBC BLUESFEST’/CITYFOLK/FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS – (OTTAWA,ON)

RIFFLANDIA – (VICTORIA, BC)

2017 WINNER: PAULA PERRI (FOURCE, TORONTO ON)

 

A/V PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

CHRISTIE LITES

FREEMAN

METALWORKS PRODUCTION GROUP

PALMER

VER

SOLOTECH

2017 WINNER: FMAV

 

BRAND/MUSIC PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

BUDLIGHT DIGITAL DREAMS

JIM BEAM MAKE HISTORY

KUNE – CANADA’S GLOBAL ORCHESTRA

LIVE AT MASSEY HALL PRESENTED BY TD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SIRIUSXM

REDBULL SOUND SELECT

2017 WINNER: TD JAZZ FEST

 

NEW TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DANIEL CEASAR

ROMES

SHAWN HOOK

TERRA LIGHTFOOT

THE DIRTY NIL

THE BEACHES

 

 

 

MUSIC CITIES

 

MUSIC CITY OF THE YEAR

CALGARY, AB

HALIFAX, NS

LONDON, ON

MONTREAL, QC

TORONTO, ON

VANCOUVER, BC

2017 WINNER: QUEBEC CITY, QC

 

MUSIC CANADA LIVE COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

CENTRE IN THE SQUARE

JAMSCHOOL

MUSIC ON MAIN

WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL

 

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

2018 LEGENDS OF LIVE RECIPIENT

BILLY TALENT

 

2018 LICENSED TO PLAY AWARD – PRESENTED BY SOCAN

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

NILE RODGERS GLOBAL CREATORS AWARD

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

 

VOTE HERE

REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

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3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards

NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN

NOMINATION DEADLINE:

MARCH 26, 2018

Submit your nomination here.

Voting Opens Early April

Complete List of 2018 Live Music Industry Awards Categories:

***New***  Music Canada Live Community Impact Award

The Music Canada Live Community Impact Award honors businesses, social enterprise organizations, non-profits, initiatives and individuals making a significant impact through live music in their community.

Criteria: Current membership in Music Canada Live

Nomination Criteria: In 250 words or less describe the organization/project/initiative and its impact on your community

Major Festival of the Year

2017 Winner – WayHome Music & Arts Festival (Oro-Medonte)

Small Festival of the Year (6000 and under)

2017 Winner – Rifflandia Festival (Victoria)

Medium Festival of the Year (6001 to 15000)

2017 Winner – Toronto Urban Roots Festival (Toronto)

Family Program of the Year

2017 Winner – Field Trip Music and Arts Festival (Toronto)

Green Operations Festival of the Year

2017 Winner – Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts (Montreal)

Not-for-Profit Festival of the Year

2017 Winner – RBC Bluesfest (Ottawa)

Best Teamwork in an Arena

2017 Winner – Bell Centre (Montreal)

Best Teamwork in a Major Club (1000+ capacity)

2017 Winner – The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre/ Performing Arts Centre

2017 Winner – Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Medium Club (300 to 999 capacity)

2017 Winner – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Small Club (less than 300 capacity)

2017 Winner – Carleton Music Bar and Grill (Halifax)

A/V Production Company of the Year

2017 Winner – FMAV

Licensed to Play Award

2017 Winner – The Drake Hotel

Agent of the Year

2017 Winner – Julien Paquin (Paquin Entertainment Industry)

Global Creators Award

2017 Winner – Paul Shaffer

Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year

2017 Winner – Mark Russell

New Touring Artist of the Year, sponsored by Slaight Music

2017 Winner – July Talk

Production Manager of the Year (Festivals/Concert), sponsored by Access Event Solutions

2017 Winner – Larry Fitzpatrick

Road Warrior of the Year (Tour Manager)

2017 Winner – Dave Gardner

Manager of the Year

2017 Winner – Bernie Breen and Patrick Sambrook

Festival Buyer of the Year

2017 Winner – Paula Perri

Brand/Music Program of the Year

2017 Winner – TD Jazz Festivals

Legends of Live Award

2017 Winner – The Tragically Hip

Music City of the Year, Canadian

2017 Winner – Québec City

**last years winners cannot be nominated again in the same category for one (1) year**

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Canadian Music Week and Music Canada Live Announce
BILLY TALENT
As Recipients of The Legends Of Live
Special Achievement Award At The
Live Music Industry Awards
 
Toronto, ON (March 2, 2018) – Canadian Music Week (CMW) and Music Canada Live are excited to announce Billy Talent – Ben Kowalewicz, Ian D’Sa, Jonathan Gallant, Aaron Solowoniuk and Jordan Hastings – as the 2018 recipients of the Legends of Live Special Achievement Award. The multi-platinum, generation-defining rock band will be honoured for their achievements and longstanding career in music and live touring. Billy Talent will join the celebrated list of previous Legends of Live recipients which include: Blue Rodeo and The Tragically Hip. In celebration of their 25th anniversary and receiving the Legends of Live Award, Billy Talent will deliver a special two song performance at the 3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in the Dominion Ballroom (123 Queen St W, Toronto ON) on Friday, May 11th for Happy Hour from 4:30PM – 6:30PM. Purchase tickets here.
“As we celebrate our 25th anniversary as a band this year, we are incredibly honored to be the recipients of the 2018 Legends of the Live Special Achievement Award. We’ve always prided ourselves on our live shows and to be acknowledged for it is something we don’t take lightly.   We’d like to express our thanks and gratitude to Ralph James and Lorraine Webb at APA who have been with us since the beginning as well as to CMW for this heartfelt honor and for their  continued support over the years.  Their efforts in encouraging, embracing and enabling this wonderful, special and diverse community is what allows the Canadian music scene to grow and to thrive.” – Billy Talent
Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent have sold nearly one million albums in Canada alone, and nearly three million albums internationally. Their albums Billy Talent I and II and III have all received multi-platinum certifications, with platinum status for Dead Silence and gold status for their latest studio album Afraid of Heights which also debuted at #1 in Canada as well as in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. This is the fourth consecutive #1 debut for the Toronto based group, and it has gained nearly forty million streams internationally.
Their sales have been supported by relentless touring across Canada and Internationally including sold out shows in Europe such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Luxemburg, Hamburg, Berlin, Manchester, Zurich, Amsterdam, Madrid, Vienna, Bristol, Antwerp, Linz, Glasgow, Graz, Leipzig, Nottingham, Munich, Stuttgart, Lingen, Cardiff, Hannover, Lausanne and Dusseldorf. In 2016, Billy Talent was honoured with the opportunity to open to a sold out crowd for the legendary Guns & Roses at Rogers Stadium in their hometown, Toronto.
“It’s been my privilege to be on the Billy Talent team for the last 16 years – a band that delivers the goods every single show – they don’t walk on the stage, they HIT the stage!” – Ralph James, APA
Billy Talent have enjoyed tremendous success at Canadian rock radio where they have had three #1 hits that combined for 20 weeks at the top spot, six Top 5 hits, and six Top 10 hits. They have won 7 Juno Awards and have been nominated 23 times, including three nods for Afraid of Heights (Group of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Ian D’Sa for Producer of the Year). They have also been nominated for 32 MMVA Awards – taking home the prize 10 times.
“Billy Talent’s on going success is something that we can all admire as they are known for their endless tours and multi-platinum selling records. We extend our sincerest congratulations to the band on everything they’ve achieved over the past 25 years, and look forward to acknowledging them at the 3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards.” – Neill Dixon, President, Canadian Music Week
For more information on the 3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards, go to http://livemusicawards.net/. The award show will take place on May 11th at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in the Dominion Ballroom in Toronto, Ontario.

 

   

For Canadian Music Week information, please contact:
Kayley Szanto – Communications Manager
T: 905-858-4747 X109 E: kayley@cmw.net
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CMW and Music Canada Live Announces

Paul Shaffer

as the Returning Host of the

3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week (CMW) and Music Canada Live are excited to reveal Paul Shaffer as the returning host of 3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards. Join us at 4:30pm – 6:30pm on Friday May 11, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Dominion Ballroom to celebrate the best of the live music business sector.

Purchase tickets to the Live Music Industry Awards here.

Read more about Paul Shaffer here.
 

ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is Canada’s most established music industry conference. Now in its 36th year, it is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. CMW brings together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events – combining informative, intensive conferences, a cutting-edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. All convention functions take place at the CMW’s host hotel, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen Street West, Toronto M5H 2M9).
For Canadian Music Week information, please contact:
Kayley Szanto – Communications Manager
T: 905-858-4747 X109 E: kayley@cmw.net

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