Canadian Live Music Association & Canadian Music Week

2020 Live Music Industry Awards
presented by Stingray and El Mocambo

Wednesday, September 10, 2020
Happy Hour 5:30-7:30PM

Wednesday, September 10, 2020
Happy Hour 5:30-7:30PM

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

 

2019 Winners & Nominees
LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

LEGENDS OF LIVE AWARD
2019 WINNER: TRIUMPH

SOCAN LICENSED TO PLAY AWARD
2019 WINNER: Jazz Bistro, Toronto, ON

 

FESTIVAL

FAMILY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER: Winnipeg Children’s Festival (Winnipeg, MB)

SMALL FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (6,000 AND UNDER)
2019 WINNER: Hillside Festival (Guelph, ON)

MEDIUM FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (6,001 – 15,000)
2019 WINNER: Riverfest Elora (Elora, ON)

MAJOR FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (15,000+)
2019 WINNER: Festival d’ete (Quebec City, QC)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER: RBC Bluesfest Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

GREEN OPERATIONS FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER: Skookum (Vancouver, BC)

 VENUES

BEST TEAMWORK IN AN ARENA
2019 WINNER: Budweiser Gardens (London, ON)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A SOFT SEAT THEATRE/PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
2019 WINNER: National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A MAJOR CLUB (1,000+ CAPACITY)
2019 WINNER: The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, ON)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A MEDIUM CLUB (300 TO 999 CAPACITY)
2019 WINNER: Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A SMALL CLUB (LESS THAN 300 CAPACITY)
2019 WINNER: The Dakota Tavern (Toronto, ON)

GENERAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS

AGENT OF THE YEAR (CANADIAN)
2019 WINNER: Julien Paquin, Paquin Entertainment Group & Management Team

MANAGER OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER: Bernie Breen/Jenn Presey/Courtney Yuchtman, Bernie Breen Management

PRODUCTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR (FESTIVAL/CONCERT)
2019 WINNER: Simon Garner (Bryan Adams)

ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR (TOUR MANAGER)
2019 WINNER: Dave Gardiner (The Arkells)

CONCERT/CLUB TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER: Craig Laskey (Collective Concerts)

FESTIVAL BUYER OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER: Evenko

A/V PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER: Solotech

BRAND/MUSIC PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER:  TD Music Junos

NEW TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER:  Loud Luxury

MUSIC CITIES

MUSIC CITY OF THE YEAR
2019 WINNER: Quebec City, QB

 CANADIAN LIVE MUSIC ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
2019 WINNER: PLUS1 Organization, Ottawa, ON