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  • March 22, 2017

    The 35th Annual Canadian Music Week
    Announces Winners For The 2017
    Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards


    Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIA), which took place April 20, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The CMBIA gala was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and celebrated the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries.

    Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush were on hand to receive the 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in recognition of the band's contribution to a wide variety of worthy causes since the early 1970s. As the recipients of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, Rush received $40,000 CDN, which the band unanimously decided to direct the funds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook.

    Jann Arden, 54•40 and Arthur Fogel were also in attendance as 2017 inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame; and Marilyn Denis received the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award.

    The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards honoured industry from across Canada including: Kelowna's 99.9 Sun FM for Best Radio Station (Small); Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star was awarded Best Music Journalist/Critic; Barry Stewart from Live 105/Hot Country 103.5 in Halifax for Best Music Directory (Secondary); and Toronto's Sonic Boom for Best Independent Record Store.

    Complete List of 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Winners
    Broadcast Industry:


    MUSIC DIRECTOR MAJOR
    Lynch – X929 – Calgary and Wayne Webster – Boom 97.3 – Toronto


    MUSIC DIRECTOR SECONDARY
    Barry Stewart – Live 105/Hot Country 103.5 – Halifax


    MUSIC DIRECTOR SMALL
    Scott McGregor – 98.1 The Bridge – Lethbridge

    ON AIR MAJOR
    Garner Andrews – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton

    ON AIR SECONDARY
    Biggs & Barr – HTZ-FM – St. Catharines

    PROGRAM DIRECTOR MAJOR
    Christian Hall – X929 – Calgary

    PROGRAM DIRECTOR SECONDARY
    Sarah Cummings – K-Lite/105.7 EZ Rock – Hamilton/St. Catharines

    PROGRAM DIRECTOR SMALL
    Jenn Dalen – Real Country 95.5 – Red Deer

    PROMOTION
    May The Best Friends Win – Indie 88 – Toronto

    STATION SMALL
    99.9 Sun FM – Kelowna

    STATION COUNTRY
    BX93 – London

    STATION CHR
    99.9 Virgin Radio – Toronto

    STATION AC
    98.1 CHFI – Toronto

    STATION ROCK
    INDIE 88 – Toronto

    STATION CLASSIC GOLD
    Boom 97.3 – Toronto

    STATION MULTICULTURAL
    CHIN – Toronto

    STATION NEWS TALK SPORTS
    680 NEWS – Toronto

    STATION MEDIUM
    104.9 The Wolf – Regina

    Music Industry

    PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (OVER 1500)
    Massey Hall – Toronto

    PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (UNDER 1500)
    Vogue Theatre – Vancouver

    MAJOR FACILITY (OVER 8000)
    Air Canada Centre – Toronto

    MAJOR FACILITY (UNDER 8000)
    Echo Beach – Toronto

    CASINO/SPECIALTY VENUE
    Fallsview Casino Resort – Niagara Falls

    MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Bruce Allen Talent

    BOOKING AGENCY
    The Feldman Agency

    PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
    Live Nation

    MASS MERCHANT/RETAIL CHAIN
    iTunes

    INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE
    Sonic Boom – Toronto

    DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
    Spotify

    RECORDING STUDIO
    Revolution Recording – Toronto

    INDEPENDENT LABEL
    Dine Alone Records

    INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR
    Fontana North

    MUSIC PUBLISHER
    Warner Chappel Music

    MAJOR LABEL
    Universal Music Canada

    MUSIC JOURNALIST/CRITIC
    Ben Rayner – Toronto Star

    MUSIC SCHOOL
    Fanshawe College – London

    PUBLICIST
    Steve Waxman – Warner Music Canada

    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.


    www.cmw.net • @CMW_Week • facebook.com/canadianmusicweek


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