Canadian Live Music Association & Canadian Music Week

2022 Live Music Industry Awards
presented by El Mocambo

Friday, June 10, 2022
Happy Hour 5:00-7:00PM
El Mocambo, 462/464 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Deadline Extended to May 13, 2022

'HAPPY HOUR'
5:00PM - 7:00PM • Friday June 10, 2022
El Mocambo
462/464 Spadina Ave., Toronto ON

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.

"Never has it been more important to come together and celebrate each other and the incredible resilience of our live music community. The past two years have been excruciating and yet we have persevered. Now, here we are - the moment has finally arrived.  Join us to recognize our peers and colleagues who have gone above and beyond, and led this sector through our many challenges. The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards is our time to shine the spotlight back stage and front of house, and thank, celebrate and acknowledge you and all you do." - Erin Benjamin, President & CEO  Canadian Live Music Association

 

2022 Live Awards Categories

 

Venues

Overcoming Adversity Award – Large Venue/Festival

Recognizing incredible effort, innovation and resilience.
Criteria: Any live music organization over 1800 cap who carried on in some capacity

Overcoming Adversity Award – Medium Venue/Festival

Recognizing incredible effort, innovation and resilience.
Criteria: Any live music organization between 350-1799 cap who carried on in some capacity

Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Venue/Festival

Recognizing incredible effort, innovation and resilience.
Criteria: Any live music organization up to 349 cap who carried on in some capacity

 

General Live Music Awards

#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Individual

Celebrating those who made unrecognized yet significant impacts on the live music industry during COVID.
Criteria: Live music worker who went above and beyond and made a difference to their own company/org and others

#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Organization/Company

Celebrating outstanding advocacy supporting the live music industry.
Criteria: Live music organization who went above and beyond and made a difference to their own team and others

#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Coalition/Collaboration

Championship and advocacy work helping to enhance the interests of the live music industry.
Criteria: Usual or unusual suspects who came together to save the industry / forge social change

Outstanding Emerging Organization

Celebrating outstanding emerging companies who opened/or ramped up during COVID.
Criteria: Any NEW (since 2020) live or livestreaming music organization

Outstanding Digital Live Music Event

Festivals, venues, conferences; and/or promoters who have presented outstanding digital content.
Criteria: Festivals; Venues; Promoters; Conferences

Outstanding In-Person Specialty Concert

Festivals, venues, and/or promoters who have found creative ways to present outstanding live music events under restrictions.
Criteria: Live music event meeting COVID safety requirements

Agent of the Year

Recognizing agents who have strongly represented and supported their artists through COVID-related shutdowns.
Criteria: The agent who fought the hardest, never gave up, figured it out

Manager of the Year (Presented by Scotiabank Arena)

Recognizing managers who have strongly represented and supported their artists through COVID-related shutdowns.
Criteria: Managers who fought the hardest, never gave up, figured it out

Production Person of the Year (Concert/Festival)

Recognizing a production person, whose work on behalf of the concert or festival led to outstanding achievement and excellence.
Criteria: Production; Crew

Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year

Recognizing a buyer whose work on behalf of the venue has led to outstanding programming.
Criteria: Concert talent buyer who demonstrated resiliency, flexibility and determniation

Festival Buyer of the Year

Recognizing a buyer whose work on behalf of the festival has led to outstanding programming.
Criteria: Festival talent buyer who demonstrated resiliency, flexibility and determniation

A/V Production Company of the Year

Celebrating the production staff who have demonstrated resilience and persistence throughout a tumultuous market and remained in the live music industry.
Criteria: Technical production workers and organizations; technical suppliers

Music City Awards

Excellence in Music City Development

Making a demonstrated commitment to leveraging the power of live music locally, to rebuild, recovery and grow thanks to live music
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.)