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2016 Winners | el Mocambo presents Live Music Industry Awards

Music Canada Live & Canadian Music Week announce

2017 Live Music Industry Awards presented by El Mocambo

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Wednesday April 19, 2017

SEE THE 2017 WINNERS

 

 

 

Celebrating the best in the

Live Music sector in Canada

2017 Host: Paul Shaffer

HAPPY HOUR
4PM – 6pm. WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 2017

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.

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2016 WINNERS

LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

 

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Live Music Industry Awards, which took place today at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Presented by El Mocambo, The Live Music Industry Awards celebrate the best of the live music business sector and highlight CMW’s Live Music Summit.

Hosted by Damian Abraham and Collective Concerts’ Jeff Cohen, the event featured special performances by New Swears and Kloe.

Winners included Glastonbury for International Festival of the Year, WayHome Music & Arts for Best New Festival, and Montreal for Canadian Music City of the Year. Iconic Canadian group Blue Rodeo were also honoured with a special Legends of Live award in recognition of their many years spent on the road. A full list of nominees and winners can be found below.

LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS NOMINEES * Winners are in bold

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR* PRESENTED BY MEDTECH WRISTBANDS

GLASTONBURY (UK)
BESTIVAL (UK)
LATITUDE FESTIVAL (UK)
T IN THE PARK (UK/SCOTLAND)
ELECTRIC PICNIC (IRELAND)

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK (BEST NEW FESTIVAL)

WAYHOME MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL (ON – ORO MEDONTE)
FIELD TRIP MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (ON – TORONTO)
FVDED IN THE PARK (BC – SURREY)
INTERSTELLAR RODEO (AB AND MB)
TURF – TORONTO URBAN ROOTS FEST (ON – TORONTO)

FAMILY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

FIELD TRIP MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (ON – TORONTO)
HILLSIDE FESTIVAL (ON – GUELPH)
WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL (MB – WINNIPEG)
CALGARY FOLK FESTIVAL – (AB – CALGARY)
HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL BUSKER FESTIVAL (NS – HALIFAX)

SMALL FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (6000 AND UNDER)

HILLSIDE FESTIVAL (ON – GUELPH)
CBC FESTIVAL (ON- TORONTO)
INTERSTELLAR RODEO (AB AND MB)
EVOLVE FESTIVAL (NS – ANTIGONOSH)
WOLFE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL (ON – KINGSTON)

MEDIUM FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (6001-15,000)

FIELD TRIP MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (ON – TORONTO)
SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL (BC – SALMON RIVER RANCH)
SONIC BOOM (AB – EDMONTON)
TURF – TORONTO URBAN ROOTS FEST (ON – TORONTO)
WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL (MB – WINNIPEG)

MAJOR FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR* PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM

BOOTS & HEARTS (ON – ORO MEDONTE)
OSHEAGA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL (QC – MONTREAL)
RBC BLUESFEST (ON- OTTAWA)
SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL (BC – SQUAMISH)
WAYHOME MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL (ON – ORO MEDONTE)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

FESTIVAL D’ETE DE QUEBEC (QC – QUEBEC CITY)
LUMINATO FESTIVAL (ON – TORONTO)
CITY FOLK ( ON – OTTAWA)
VANCOUVER JAZZ FESTIVAL (BC – VANCOUVER)
CALGARY FOLK FESTIVAL (AB – CALGARY)

GREEN OPERATIONS FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR *PRESENTED BY STAGELINE

HILLSIDE FESTIVAL (ON – GUELPH)
OSHEAGA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ( QC – MONTREAL)
PIKNIC ELECTRONIK (QC – MONTREAL)
RBC BLUESFEST (ON – OTTAWA)
WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL (MB – WINNIPEG)

BEST TEAMWORK IN AN ARENA

AIR CANADA CENTRE (ON – TORONTO)
BELL CENTRE (QC – MONTREAL)
BUDWEISER GARDENS (ON – LONDON)
REXALL PLACE (AB – EDMONTON)
ROGERS ARENA (BC – VANCOUVER)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A SOFT SEAT THEATRE/PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

JACK SINGER CONCERT HALL ( AB – CALGARY)
MASSEY HALL (ON – TORONTO)
ORPHEUM THEATRE (BC – VANCOUVER)
PLACE DES ARTS (QC – MONTREAL)
SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (ON – TORONTO)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A MAJOR CLUB (1000+CAP)

COMMODORE BALLROOM (BC – VANCOUVER)
DANFORTH MUSIC HALL (ON – TORONTO)
LONDON MUSIC HALL (ON – LONDON)
METROPOLIS (QC – MONTREAL)
PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE (ON – TORONTO)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A MEDIUM CLUB (300-999 CAP)

HORSESHOE TAVERN (ON – TORONTO)
MARQUEE BEER MARKET (AB – CALGARY)
CORONA THEATRE (QC – MONTREAL)
MOD CLUB (ON – TORONTO)
VENUE (BC  – VANCOUVER)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A SMALL CLUB OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN 300)

CARLETON MUSIC BAR & GRILL (NS – HALIFAX)
PARK THEATRE WINNIPEG (MB – WINNIPEG)
PETIT CAMPUS (QC – MONTREAL)
THE DRAKE UNDERGROUND (ON – TORONTO)
FOX CABARET (BC – VANCOUVER)

AGENT OF THE YEAR (CANADA) *PRESENTED BY LIVE NATION

ADAM COUNTRYMAN (UNITED TALENT AGENCY)
JEFF CRAIB (FELDMAN AGENCY)
JULIEN PAQUIN (PAQUIN ARTISTS AGENCY)
ROB ZIFARELLI (UNITED TALENT AGENCY)
TOM KEMP (FELDMAN AGENCY)

MANAGER OF THE YEAR * PRESENTED BY AIR CANADA CENTRE

JOEL CARRIERE (BEDLAM MUSIC MANAGEMENT)
OLIVER EL KHATIB (OVO)
RON KITCHENER (RGK ENTERTAINMENT)
SHAUNA DE CARTIER AND HELEN BRITTON (SIX SHOOTER)
TONY SAL AND AMIR ESMAILIAN (XO/SAL & CO)

ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR (TOUR MANAGER)

DAVE GARDINER (THE ARKELLS AND MORE)
DONNY COOPER (THE SHEEPDOGS AND MORE)
DOUG MCKENDRICK (DEAN BRODY AND MORE)
KAREN “KEEKS” WEIGOLD (JULY TALK AND MORE)
LOUISA KEY (THE TRAGICALLY HIP AND MORE)

PRODUCTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR (FESTIVAL/CONCERT) * PRESENTED BY ACCESS EVENT SOLUTIONS

DAVE FORTUNE (PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL AND MORE)
DUNCAN BLAIR (EVENKO – OSHEAGA AND MORE)
LARRY FITZPATRICK (LIVE NATION)
LINA BEAUDIN (NORDEST)
VANESSA ARSCOTT (PLAN V/WAYHOME AND MORE)

CANADIAN INDEPENDENT REGIONAL PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

EMBRACE PRESENTS (ON – TORONTO)
BLUE SKIES TURN BLACK (ON – MONTREAL)
COLLECTIVE CONCERTS (ON – TORONTO)
SONIC CONCERTS (NB/NS)
TIMBRE CONCERTS (BC – VANCOUVER)

CANADIAN FESTIVAL BUYER OF THE YEAR

ADAM GILL/ EMBRACE (ON – TORONTO)
ERIK HOFFMAN/LIVE NATION (BC – VANCOUVER)
NICK FARKAS AND TEAM EVENKO/EVENKO (QC – MONTREAL)
LOUIS BELLAVANCE/FESTIVAL D’ETE DE QUEBEC (QC – QUEBEC CITY)
MARK MONAHAN/ OTTAWA BLUESFEST (ON – OTTAWA)

A/V PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

CHRISTIE LITES
KIAN CONCERT SOUND SERVICES LTD
METALWORKS
SOLOTECH CANADA
WESTBURY NATIONAL

BRAND/MUSIC PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

AMEX FRONT OF THE LINE
JIM BEAM MAKE HISTORY
MOLSON CANADIAN #THISISLIVE
REDBULL SOUND SELECT
TD MUSIC ACCESS

BREAKTHROUGH TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR* PRESENTED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC

ALESSIA CARA
DEAR ROUGE
JULY TALK
SCOTT HELMAN
TIM HICKS

MUSIC CITY OF THE YEAR (INTERNATIONAL)

AUSTIN, TX (USA)
BERLIN, GERMANY (GERMANY)
LONDON, ENGLAND (UNITED KINGDOM)
NASHVILLE, TN (USA)
NEW YORK, NY (USA)

MUSIC CITY OF THE YEAR (CANADIAN)

CALGARY
MONTREAL
OTTAWA
TORONTO
VANCOUVER

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

2016 LEGENDS OF LIVE RECIPIENT

BLUE RODEO  

2016 INTERNATIONAL AGENT OF THE YEAR

NEIL WARNOCK, HEAD OF MUSIC WORLDWIDE, UNITED TALENT AGENCY

2016 LICENSED TO PLAY AWARD PRESENTED BY SOCAN

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE

About Canadian Music Week

Now in it’s 34th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premiere entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 7 nights of performances, with hundreds of showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto. http://cmw.net.

Links

http://cmw.net/
https://twitter.com/CMW_Week
https://facebook.com/canadianmusicweek
https://instagram.com/canadianmusicweek

2016 Winners

Live Music Industry Awards January 15, 2017 @ 1:33PM

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