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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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