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    2024 Live Music Industry Awards

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024
    Awards Show. 5:00PM -7:00PM
    Frontenac Ballroom (across from Westin Harbour Castle Hotel)

    'LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS' Tuesday June 4, 2024

    Award Show: 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Frontenac Ballroom (across from Westin Harbour Castle Hotel)

    Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with the Canadian Live Music Association, the trade association for the live music sector, the Live Music Industry Awards are a highlight of CMW.

    CANADIAN LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS RETURN TO CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK JUNE 2024
    Nomination Submission portal opening soon, stay tuned!

    35% discount on conference registration and award tickets exclusively for CLMA members.

    Canadian Music Week (CMW), in partnership with the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA), are hosting the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards on June 4th from 5:00-7:00 pm ET, in-person at the Toronto Westin Hotel as part of Canadian Music Week.

    This awards show will mark the 8th year honouring the live music industry, bringing together the Canadians behind live music for a night of celebration and recognition.

    Awards will celebrate the ingenuity, perseverance, and excellence demonstrated by live music companies, individuals, and organizations over the past year. Our 22 categories include Best Teamwork in a Venue, Productions Manager of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Legends of Live, and Community Impact. 

    JOIN US AT THE 2024 CLMIAs

    Tickets are now available on the CMW website. Everyone welcome. Event will feature happy hour drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

    CLMA members in good standing enjoy a 35% discount on awards show tickets AND Canadian Music Week registration.

    Access your discount code by emailing moliver@canadianlivemusic.ca

    2024 Live Awards Categories

    Criteria

    Venues

    Best Teamwork in a Major Club (>1000):

    Major live music venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Live music venue (<1000 capacity)

    Best Teamwork in a Medium Club (300-999):

    Medium live music venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Live music venue (300-999 capacity)

    Best Teamwork in a Small Club (<300):

    Small live music venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Live music venue (<300 capacity)

    Best Teamwork in an Arena:

    Arena venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Arena venue (>15,000 capacity)

    Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre/Performing Arts Centre:

    Soft-seat/PAC whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Any sized soft-seat theatre or performing arts centre

    Festival

    Small Festival of the Year :

    Festival that has presented oustanding programming.
    Criteria: Festival <6000 capacity

    Medium Festival of the Year:

    Festival that has presented oustanding programming.
    Criteria: Festival 6001 – 15,000 capacity

    Major Festival of the Year :

    Festival that has presented oustanding programming.
    Criteria: Festival 15,001+

    Green Operations Festival of the Year:

    Festival that is setting the bar for sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices.
    Criteria: Festival, any size

    General Live Music Awards

    New Touring Artist of the Year:

    New artist demonstrating oustanding live performance.
    Criteria: Artist who began touring during eligibility window

    Brand/Music Program of the Year:

    Outstanding partnership between live music and corporate entities, opening opportunities for Canadian artists and live music businesses.
    Criteria: Live music + brand partnerships

    Road Warrior of the Year (Tour Manager):

    Tour manager whose outstanding work on tour has supported artists and tour staff.
    Criteria: Tour Manager

    Your Future Boss:

    Outstanding young leader demonstrating promising talent for the future of the live music industry.
    Criteria: Individuals under the age of 35.

    Agent of the Year:

    Agent whose outstanding work has created success for their artists.
    Criteria: Agent

    Manager of the Year:

    Manager whose outstanding work has created success for their artists.
    Criteria: Artist manager

    Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year:

    Buyer whose work on behalf of the venue has led to outstanding programming.
    Criteria: Concert talent buyer

    Production Manager of the Year

    Production manager whose work on behalf of the concert or festival led to outstanding achievement and excellence.
    Criteria: Production manager

    Festival Buyer of the Year:

    Buyer whose work on behalf of the festival has led to outstanding programming.
    Criteria: Festival talent buyer

    A/V Production Company of the Year:

    Production staff and organizations who have demonstrated technical excellence in live music.
    Criteria: Technical production workers and organizations or technical suppliers in live music

    Community Impact:

    An individual, group, or organization that has championed significant advocacy to help enhance the interests of the live music industry.
    Criteria: An individual, group, or organization in the live music industry

    Legacy Awards

    Legends of Live:

    Canadian artist(s) with a distinguished career in live performance in and beyond Canada.
    Criteria: Canadian artist

    Industry Impact:

    Individual with a distinguished career nurturing the Canadian live music industry.
    Criteria: Canadian live music industry worker

    Music City of the Year:

    Group making a demonstrated commitment to leveraging the power of live music locally, to rebuild, recover, and grow.
    Criteria: Community groups of any size that have undertaken economic development work in the live music space, including BIAs, townships, and municipalities. (Associations and charities are not eligible for this award.)

    No-nominations Awards

    CMW Music Industry Hall of Fame:

    Shortlist: Jake Gold

    International Manager of the Year:

    Shortlist: Marsha Vlasic