Music Canada Live & Canadian Music Week announce

2017 Live Music Industry Awards presented by El Mocambo

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Wednesday April 19, 2017
VOTING NOW OPEN
 

Celebrating the best in the

Live Music sector in Canada

2017 Host: Paul Shaffer
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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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2nd Annual Live Music Awards Criteria, Selection Procedure

 

General Information

The Live Music Awards acknowledge, promote and honour the achievements of Canadian and International independent artists in the live music sector.

Please register to vote for the Live Music Awards.

Please Note: Voting is not open to the general public.

You must be an active member of the live music industry to be eligible to vote. Once your registration has been verified, we will email your username and password to the email address specified below.

 

LIVE MUSIC AWARDS GENERAL INFORMATION

The winners of the Live Music Awards are chosen by the combined votes of registered Canadian live music industry professionals. The winners are not chosen by fans, or by a panel of judges, but by their own peers.

Canadian Music Week will present 25 awards, not including the special presentations.

Only one award will be presented in each category.

Winners cannot win the same award two years consecutively.

There must be a minimum of three (3) nominees in each category in order for that category to remain on the ballot for the current year. If there are less than three (3) nominees, the category may be put on hiatus for the current year only.

All nominees must have been active during the eligibility period. The eligibility period for all awards categories will run from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Participation in balloting is limited to registered professionals in the Canadian live music Industry. Registered voters will receive an email containing the website link and a random password which will allow them to cast their vote, one time only, via an electronic ballot.

To register to vote, click “Register Here to Vote” and follow the directions.

Voting rules are subject to change without notice.

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

 

REGISTRATION

In order to vote or nominate, you must register online and be qualified member of the live music industry. Each registrant will be able to nominate up to five (5) nominees (including a self-nomination) in each category.

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

The national steering committee is comprised of no less than 30 professionals from Canada’s live music sector. If you would like to be a part of the steering committe please email us.

NOMINATIONS

Final nominations will be made by the steering Committee and qualified registrants. Up to five (5) top contenders receiving the most nominations in each category will appear on the voting ballot.

VOTING BALLOT

Once the Nominees are determined, each eligible voter may vote for ONE and ONLY ONE Nominee in each category. The Nominee receiving the most votes in each category will be announced as the winner at the first annual Live Music Awards presentation.

ADJUDICATION

All electronic ballots will be returned to an independent accounting firm for final tabulation. The results of the voting process are protected until the first annual Live Music Awards presentation.

THE LIVE MUSIC AWARDS

These Awards are presented to honour individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the Canadian Live music industry in the past year.

THE AWARDS

  1. Family Program of the Year
  2. Small Festival of the Year (6,000 and under)
  3. Medium Festival of the Year (6,001 – 15,000)
  4. Major Festival of the Year (15,001+)
  5. Not-For-Profit Festival of the Year
  6. Green Operations Festival of the Year
  7. Best Teamwork in an Arena
  8. Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre / Performing Arts Centre
  9. Best Teamwork in a Major Club (1,000+ Capacity)
  10. Best Teamwork in a Medium Club (300 to 999 Capacity)
  11. Best Teamwork in a Small Club (less than 300 Capacity)
  12. Agent of the Year (Canada)
  13. Agent of the Year (International)
  14. Manager of the Year
  15. Road Warrior of the Year (Tour Manager)
  16. Production Manager of the Year (Festival/Concert)
  17. Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year
  18. Festival Buyer of the Year
  19. A/V Production Company of the Year
  20. Brand/Music Program of the Year
  21. Sponsorship Activation of the Year
  22. New Touring Artist of the Year
  23. Legends of Live
  24. Music City of the Year Canadian

AWARD DETAILS

Family Program of the Year

This award is given to a Canadian music festival offering a family zone and discount.

Small Festival of the Year (6,000 and under)

This award is given to a Canadian music festival with a daily capacity of no more than 6,000 people.

Medium Festival of the Year (6,001 – 15,000)

This award is given to a Canadian music festival with a daily capacity of less than 15,000 people

Major Festival of the Year (15,001+)

This award is given to a Canadian music festival with a daily capacity of 15,001 people or more.

Not-For-Profit Festival of the Year

This award is given to a Canadian music festival that is a registered status is not for profit.

Green Operations Festival of the Year

This award is given to a Canadian music festival who has implemented two or more strategies to be green.

Best Teamwork in an Arena

This award is given to the team of a Canadian venue identified as an arena. The team would include production, ticketing, marketing, front of house management.

Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre / Performing Arts Centre

This award is given to the team of a Canadian venue identified as a soft seat theatre / performing arts centre. The team would include production, ticketing, marketing, front of house management.

Best Teamwork in a Major Club (1,000+ Capacity)

This award is given to the team of a Canadian venue identified as major club, with a capacity of more than 1,000. The team would include production, ticketing, marketing, front of house management.

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

This award is given to the team of a Canadian venue identified as medium club, with a capacity of 300 to 999. The team would include production, ticketing, marketing, front of house management.

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

This award is given to the team of a Canadian venue identified as medium club, with a capacity of less than 300. The team would include production, ticketing, marketing, front of house management.

Agent of the Year (Canada)

This award is for everyone’s least offensive agent who returns phone calls.

Agent of the Year (International)

This award is for everyone’s least offensive agent who returns phone calls.

Manager of the Year

This award is for the personal manager with at least one artist who has increased their global presence through recording, live shows and partnerships.

Road Warrior of the Year (Tour Manager)

This award is for the most efficient, timely and responsive tour manager.

Production Manager of the Year  (Festival/Concert)

This award is for the festival / concert production manager who has worked on three or more large-scale events in 2016.

Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year

This award is for the top Canadian talent buyer for live concerts and / or clubs throughout their year within their region or province.

Festival Buyer of the Year

This award is for the top Canadian festival buyer.

A/V Production Company of the Year

This award is for the top company offering pro audio sound and/or lighting.

Brand/Music Program of the Year

This award is for the top company for brand association and / or access programs for live music concerts, tours or events.

Sponsorship Activation of the Year

This award is for the top sponsorship activation at a festival or venue.

New Touring Artist of the Year

This award is for the best new touring artist of the year.

Legends of Live

This award is to recognize an artist who has made great contributions to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and concerts.

Music City of the Year (Canadian)

 

Criteria

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