Canadian Live Music Association & Canadian Music Week

2020 Live Music Industry Awards
presented by Stingray and El Mocambo

Friday, May 22, 2020
Happy Hour 5:30-7:30PM
El Mocambo
462/464 Spadina Ave., Toronto

5:30PM - 7:30PM • Friday May 22, 2020
Osgoode East Ballroom
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St. W. Toronto ON

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

"Once again it’s time to celebrate, acknowledge and cheer for our own. The people behind live music, who pour their hearts and souls into putting artists in front of audiences from coast to coast to coast, will be feted once again at our 4th annual awards and we can’t wait! The Live Music Industry Awards are our time to shine the spotlight, to the back of the house, and thank our members for all they do... for artists, for their cities and towns and for the industry." - Erin Benjamin, President & CEO  Canadian Live Music Association


For Immediate Release: April 20, 2017 · Please add to your listings/announcements

The 35th Annual Canadian Music Week
Announces Winners For The 2nd Annual 2017
Live Music Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week is happy to announce the winners of the Live Music Industry Awards, which took place April 19, 2017 in the Grand 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 by Ruth B and Elm.

Complete List of 2017 Live Music Industry Awards Winners:

Major Festival of the Year:
WayHome Music & Arts Festival (Oro-Medonte)

Small Festival of the Year (6000 and under):
Rifflandia Festival (Victoria)

Medium Festival of the Year (6001 to 15000):
Toronto Urban Roots Festival (Toronto)

Family Program of the Year:
Field Trip Music and Arts Festival (Toronto)

Green Operations Festival of the Year, sponsored by Stageline:
Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts (Montreal)

Not-for-Profit Festival of the Year:
RBC Bluesfest (Ottawa)

Best Teamwork in an Arena:
Bell Centre (Montreal)

Best Teamwork in a Major Club (1000+ capacity):
The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre/ Performing Arts Centre:
Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Medium Club (300 to 999 capacity):
The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Small Club (less than 300 capacity):
Carleton Music Bar and Grill (Halifax)

A/V Production Company of the Year:

2017 Licensed to Play Award: Presented by SOCAN
The Drake Hotel

Agent of the Year:
Julien Paquin (Paquin Entertainment Industry)

Global Creators Award:
Paul Shaffer

Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year:
Mark Russell

New Touring Artist of the Year, sponsored by Slaight Music:
July Talk

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

Road Warrior of the Year (Tour Manager):
Dave Gardner

Manager of the Year:
Bernie Breen and Patrick Sambrook

Festival Buyer of the Year:
Paula Perri

Brand/Music Program of the Year:
TD Jazz Festivals

Legends of Live Award:
The Tragically Hip

Music City of the Year, Canadian:
Québec City

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. • @CMW_Week  •

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