Canadian Live Music Association & Canadian Music Week

2019 Live Music Industry Awards
presented by Stingray and El Mocambo

Friday, May 10, 2019
Happy Hour 5:30-7:30PM
Osgoode East Ballroom, Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen St. W. Toronto

5:30PM - 7:30PM • Friday May 10, 2019
Osgoode East Ballroom
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St. W. Toronto ON

Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with the International Festival Network (IFN) and Canadian Live Music Association, the trade association for the live music sector, the Live Music Industry Awards are a highlight of CMW’s Live Music Summit.

"Once again it’s time to celebrate, acknowledge and cheer for our own. The people behind live music, who pour their hearts and souls into putting artists in front of audiences from coast to coast to coast, will be feted once again at our 4th annual awards and we can’t wait! The Live Music Industry Awards are our time to shine the spotlight, to the back of the house, and thank our members for all they do... for artists, for their cities and towns and for the industry." - Erin Benjamin, President & CEO  Canadian Live Music Association




Canadian Music Week is happy to announce the winners of the Live Music Industry Awards, which took place May 11, 2018 in the Dominion Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The Live Music Industry Awards were hosted by Paul Shaffer and celebrated the best in the business with award presentations and live musical performances.

Highlights include Daniel Caesar winning New Touring Artist of the Year and Billy Talent accepting the Legends of Live Award. The Live Music Industry Awards also included performances by Death Valley GirlsStarcrawler, and Billy Talent.

Complete List of 2018 Live Music Industry Awards Winners:

Small Festival of the Year – (TIE)

Interstellar Rodeo, Edmonton, AB & Ontario Festival of Small Halls, Ottawa, ON

Family Program of the Year – Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

Green Operations Festival of the Year – Riverfest Elora, Elora, ON

Not-For-Profit Festival of the Year – Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, QC

Medium Festival of the Year – Field Trip, Toronto, ON

Major Festival of the Year – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC

Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre / Performing Arts Centre – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON

Best Teamwork in a Major Club – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC

Best Teamwork in an Arena – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

Best Teamwork in a Medium Club – Mod Club, Toronto, ON

Best Teamwork in a Small Club – Drake Underground, Toronto, ON

New Touring Artist of the Year – Daniel Caesar

Concert / Club Talent Buyer of the Year – Denise Ross, Live Nation

Music Canada Live Community Impact Award – Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB

Licensed to Play Award – The Cameron House, Toronto, ON

Agent of the Year – Rob Zifarelli, Paradigm Talent Agency

A/V Production Company of the Year – Metalworks Production Group

Band / Music Program of the Year – Live at Massey Hall presented by TD in Partnership with SiriusXM

Production Manager of the Year – Vanessa Arscott, Plan V Productions

Road Warrior of the Year – Karen “Keeks” Weigold, July Talk

Manager of the Year – Ashley Poitevin, Last Gang Management

Festival Buyer of the Year – Live Nation

Legends of Live Award – Billy Talent

Canadian Music City of the Year – Toronto



Live Music Industry Awards April 16, 2019 @ 2:08PM