Rules

CANADIAN MUSIC AND BROADCAST INDUSTRY AWARDS GENERAL INFORMATION

The winners of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards are chosen by the combined votes of registered Canadian 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 38 awards, including the special presentations to the annual inductees into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. Only one award will be presented in each category.

There must be a minimum of five (5) nominees in each category in order for that category to remain on the ballot for the current year. If there are less than five (5) 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 November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2017.

Participation in balloting is limited to registered professionals in the Canadian Music Industry. Registered voters will receive an email containing the website link and a random password that 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 PROCEDURES:

NOMINATIONS

National selection juries comprised of no less than 15 professionals from the retail, recording & live sectors nominate five contenders in each category. Up to twelve (12) 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 annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry 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 annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards presentation.

THE MUSIC AND BROADCAST INDUSTRY AWARDS

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

 

2017 MUSIC & BROADCAST INDUSTRY AWARDS CATEGORIES

BROADCAST

Award 1           MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET up to 199,999)

Award 2           MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM SIZE MARKET 200,000 – 499,999)

Award 3           MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MAJOR MARKET 500,000+)

Award 4           PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET up to 199,999)

Award 5           PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM SIZE MARKET 200,000 – 499,999)

Award 6           PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MAJOR MARKET 500,000+)

Award 7           ON-AIR TALENT OF THE YEAR (MAJOR MARKET)

Award 8           ON-AIR TALENT OF THE YEAR (SECONDARY MARKET)

Award 9           STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET)

Award 10         STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET)

Award 11         STATION OF THE YEAR (COUNTRY)

Award 12         STATION OF THE YEAR (CHR)

Award 13         STATION OF THE YEAR (AC)

Award 14         STATION OF THE YEAR (ROCK)

Award 15         STATION OF THE YEAR (CLASSIC/GOLD)

Award 16         STATION OF THE YEAR (MULTICULTURAL)

Award 17         STATION OF THE YEAR (NEWS/TALK/SPORTS)

Award 18         RADIO PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

 

LIVE TOURING

Award 19         PEFORMING ARTS CENTRE OF THE YEAR (over 1,500 capacity)

Award 20         PEFORMING ARTS CENTRE OF THE YEAR (under 1,500 capacity)

Award 21         MAJOR FACILITY OF THE YEAR (over 8,000 capacity)

Award 22         MAJOR FACILITY OF THE YEAR (under 8,000 capacity)

Award 23         MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Award 24         BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Award 25         PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Award 26         SPECIALTY VENUE/CASINO OF THE YEAR

 

RETAIL

Award 27         INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE OF THE YEAR

Award 28         MASS MERCHANT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Award 29         DIGITAL MUSIC RETAIL SERVICE

Award 30         DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE

 

RECORDING INDUSTRY

Award 31         RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Award 32         CANADIAN INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR

Award 33         INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Award 34         MUSIC JOURNALIST/CRITIC OF THE YEAR

Award 35         MUSIC PUBLICIST OF THE YEAR

Award 36         MUSIC SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

Award 37         MUSIC PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Award 38         MAJOR LABEL OF THE YEAR

The following categories are non-voting categories.

AWARD 39       MUSIC INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

AWARD 40       BROADCAST INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME (THE WATERS FAMILY BROADCAST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD)

AWARD 41       ALLAN WATERS YOUNG BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR

AWARD 42       ALLAN SLAIGHT HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT AWARD