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

Live Music Award Categories

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



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+) sponsored by SiriusXM
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)
SOCAN Licensed to Play Award

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
Canadian Live Music Assoc. Community Impact Award
Festival Buyer of the Year sponsored by TicketGuardian
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 Cities

Music City of the Year Canadian