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

 

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

Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City, QC)
Junior Festival (Toronto, ON)
Regina Folk Festival (Regina, SK)

Supercrawl (Hamilton, ON)

Winnipeg Children’s Festival (Winnipeg, MB)

2019 WINNER: Winnipeg Children’s Festival (Winnipeg, MB)

 SMALL FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (6,000 AND UNDER)

BluesFest Windsor (Windsor, ON)
Festival Country de Lotbinière (Saint-Agapit, QC)

Hillside Festival (Guelph, ON)

Indian River Festival (Kensington, PEI)

JUNOfest (London, ON)

2019 WINNER: Hillside Festival (Guelph, ON)

 MEDIUM FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (6,001 – 15,000)

Bass Coast Electronic Music and Art Festival (Merritt, BC)

CityFolk -(Ottawa, ON)

Rifflandia Music Festival (Victoria, BC)

Riverfest Elora (Elora, ON)

Rockin’ River Music Fest (Merritt, BC)

2019 WINNER: Riverfest Elora (Elora, ON)

 MAJOR FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (15,000+)

Boots & Hearts Music Festival (Oro-Medonte, ON)

Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City, QC)

Montreal International Jazz Festival

Skookum Festival (Vancuver, BC)

Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg, MB)

2019 WINNER: Festival d’ete (Quebec City, QC)

 NOT-FOR-PROFIT FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

RBC Bluesfest Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City, QC)

Halifax Jazz Festival (Halifx, NS)

Northern Lights Festival Boréal (Sudbury, ON)

Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg, MB)

Calgary Folk Festival (Calgary, AB)

2019 WINNER: RBC Bluesfest Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

GREEN OPERATIONS FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City, QC)

Hillside Festival (Guelph, ON)

Skookum (Vancouver, BC)

Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg, MB)

2019 WINNER: Skookum (Vancouver, BC)

 

VENUES

 BEST TEAMWORK IN AN ARENA

Budweiser Gardens (London, ON)

Rogers Arena (Vancouver, BC)

Sasktel Centre (Saskatoon, SK)

Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, ON)

True North Sports & Entertainment (Winnipeg, MB)

2019 WINNER: Budweiser Gardens (London, ON)

 BEST TEAMWORK IN A SOFT SEAT THEATRE/PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Conexus Arts Centre (Regina, SK)

National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON)

Orpheum Theatre Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Sony Centre (Toronto, ON)

The Royal Theatre (Victoria, BC)

2019 WINNER: National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON)

 BEST TEAMWORK IN A MAJOR CLUB (1,000+ CAPACITY)

London Music Hall (London, ON)

Mtelus (Montreal, QC)

Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto, ON)

The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, ON)

Vogue Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

2019 WINNER: The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, ON)

BEST TEAMWORK IN A MEDIUM CLUB (300 TO 999 CAPACITY)

Corona Theatre (Montreal, QC)
Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON)

Impérial Bell (Quebec City, QB)

Rickshaw Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

Velvet Underground (Toronto, ON)

2019 WINNER: Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON)

 BEST TEAMWORK IN A SMALL CLUB (LESS THAN 300 CAPACITY)

LIVE! on Elgin (Ottawa, ON)
Mills Hardware (Hamilton, ON)

Seahorse Tavern (Halifax, NS)

The Carleton (Halifax, NS)

The Dakota Tavern (Toronto, ON)

2019 WINNER: The Dakota Tavern (Toronto, ON)

GENERAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS

 AGENT OF THE YEAR (CANADIAN)

Adam Countryman (Paradigm Talent Agency)

Jack Ross (APA )

Julien Paquin (Paquin Entertainment Group & Management Team)

Stefanie Purificati (APA )

Steven Himmelfarb (The Feldman Agency)

2019 WINNER: Julien Paquin, Paquin Entertainment Group & Management Team

 MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Alison Taylor (ATwork Management)

Bernie Breen/Jenn Pressey (Bernie Breen Management)

Jennifer Sookdeo (SOOKS Productions & Entertainment Services)
Michelle Szeto (Paquin Artists Agency)
Shauna de Cartier and Helen Britton (Six Shooter Records)

2019 WINNER: Bernie Breen/Jenn Presey/Courtney Yuchtman, Bernie Breen Management

 PRODUCTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR (FESTIVAL/CONCERT)

Brad Ferguson (F2 Events Corp)

Brad Hicks (Hicks Entertainment Services)

Kathleen Ryan (Kathleen Ryan Productions)

Pete Lawlor (Level Productions Inc.)

Scott Carmichael (Live Show Productions)

Simon Garner (Bryan Adams)

2019 WINNER: Simon Garner (Bryan Adams)

ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR (TOUR MANAGER)

Aaron Brody (Broken Social Scene)
Jen Ochej (Lights, Jessie Reyez)

Joe Cacciopo (Randy Bachman, Walk off the Earth)

Dave Gardiner (The Arkells)

Donny Cooper (Tokyo Police Club, Wintersleep)

2019 WINNER: Dave Gardiner (The Arkells)

CONCERT/CLUB TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

Craig Laskey (Collective Concerts)

Heather Gibson (NAC Presents)

Justin Kwan (MRG Concerts)

Mark Horton (Sonic Concerts)
Rob Cyrynowski (Livestar Entertainment Canada)

2019 WINNER: Craig Laskey (Collective Concerts)

FESTIVAL BUYER OF THE YEAR

Brandlive Management Group Inc.

Evenko

Mark Monahan (Ottawa Bluefest, Cityfolk, Ontario Festival of Small Halls)

MRG Concerts

Rifflandia Music Festival

2019 WINNER: Evenko

 A/V PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Bates Audio
Decibel Entertainment

PRG/VER

Solotech

2019 WINNER: Solotech

 BRAND/MUSIC PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Fit On Tour

Jim Beam National Talent Search

M&M’s Flavour Vote with Lights & Live Nation

TD Music Junos

Top of the Country

2019 WINNER:  TD Music Junos

NEW TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

88Glam
bülow
Crown Lands

Dizzy

Loud Luxury

2019 WINNER:  Loud Luxury

MUSIC CITIES

MUSIC CITY OF THE YEAR

Hamilton, ON
London, ON
Ottawa, ON

Quebec City, QC

Vancouver, BC

2019 WINNER: Quebec City, QB

 CANADIAN LIVE MUSIC ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

Brandlive
Fit On Tour
PLUS1 Organization

The Gord Bamford Foundation

Winnipeg Folk Festival

2019 WINNER: PLUS1 Organization, Ottawa, ON