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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.

    2022 Live Awards Final Nominees

    #ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Individual

    Eduardo Ottoni
    Marc Gertner
    Amanda Burgener
    Lisa Zbitnew
    Brandon Eedy
    Marshall Feit
    Mervon Mehta
    Umair Jaffar
    Tyson Boyd

    #ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Organization/Company

    Riverfest Elora
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
    Curbside Concerts
    Kingston Live
    Side Door
    Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) – CMI Live
    Starlite Sessions
    Lemmon Entertainment
    Les SMAQ

    #ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Coalition/Collaboration

    Breaking Down Racial Barriers
    Love You Live Venue Coalition (Toronto)
    BC Music Festival Collective
    Starlite Sessions & BOP Management
    More Music Management & HipHopCanada

    Outstanding Emerging Organization

    Golden Hour Productions
    Curbside Concerts
    Culturas 360°
    Hotels Live Canada
    Debaser
    Midnight Agency

    Overcoming Adversity Award – Large Venue/Festival

    Vancouver International Jazz Festival
    Scotiabank Arena
    Budweiser Stage
    Escapade Music Festival
    Shambhala Music Festival
    Calgary Bluesfest
    Calgary Stampede

    Overcoming Adversity Award – Medium Venue/Festival

    Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival
    Horseshoe Tavern
    Koerner Hall (The Royal Conservatory)
    El Mocambo
    Rickshaw Theatre
    deCoste Performing Arts Centre
    Starlite Room
    The Park Theatre
    Ausgang Plaza
    Vogue Theatre

    Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Venue/Festival

    Festival Country Lotbinière
    The Carleton
    Hank’s Tavern
    The Westdale Theatre
    Peterborough Folk Festival
    Capitol Music Club
    Hugh’s Room
    Waveland
    Winterruption YEG
    The Grace Arts Centre
    South Block BBQ
    Bar Le Ritz PDB
    Folk On The Rocks
    Le Pantoum
    Small World Centre

    Outstanding Digital Live Music Event

    Budweiser Stage at Home
    100 Homes: Concert Connections
    Canada Performs (NAC)
    Aeolian Hall Phoenix Sessions
    TD Music Connected Series
    Calgary Bluesfest
    The LUV Concert Series
    Saying Goodbye
    The Lemmon Stage
    International Indigenous Music Summit

    Outstanding In-Person Specialty Concert

    Hotels Live
    DNA Live & Live Nation: The Drive In Experience
    The Road to Rock the Park Patio Series
    All Axis Festival
    Shambhala Music Festival: Stage Reunion Speciality Concerts

    Agent of the Year

    Ben Buchanan
    Romi Mayes
    Paul Biro
    Tao-Ming Lau
    Ralph James
    Grant Paley
    Jack Ross
    Stefanie Purificati
    Julien Paquin
    Nicole Rochefort
    Joel Baskin

    Manager of the Year

    Nikki Shibou
    Joel Carriere
    Jason “JR” Antoine
    CJ Allen
    Maria Escamilla
    Steve Kenny & Teresa Nelson
    Eli Wener
    Alexander Wyder
    Tre Digga

    Production Person of the Year

    Eduardo Ottoni
    Leslie Goldthorpe
    George Antonio
    Paul Zivontsis
    Doug McKendrick
    John Ellingbo
    Vanessa Arscott
    Sarah Costa

    Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year

    Jessica Lemmon
    Craig Laskey
    Rob Cyrynowski
    Mervon Mehta
    Joëlle Turcotte / Sébastien Gagnon
    Greg Curtis

    Festival Buyer of the Year

    Spencer Shewen
    Alex Primeau
    Alfredo & Mercedes Caxaj
    Evelyne Côté
    Adam Oppenheim
    Brent Oliver

    A/V Production Company of the Year

    FM Systems
    DC Music Toronto Rehearsal Studios Sound Stage And Event Space
    DL Sound and Lighting
    ENTXX Productions
    Pulse Concert Works Calgary
    Decibel Entertainment Ltd.
    Plan V Productions
    Promosa: Production Management
    Briere Production Group

    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.)

    The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards will feature presentations of the non-voting awards including: Excellence in Music “City” Development to the City of London, Ontario; the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeff Cohen of Collective Concerts; the Legends of Live Award to Jully Black, the Canadian Queen of R&B; and The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards “Unsung Hero” Award to Susie Grynol, President & CEO, Hotel Association of Canada and Beth Potter, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada as co-Leaders of the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses (hardesthit.ca).

    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.) These awards were selected by an advisory panel consisting of all facets of the Music Industry.

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    2023 Live Music Industry Awards

    Friday, June 9, 2023
    Awards Show: 5:00PM -7:00PM
    Westin Harbour Castle Ballroom, Toronto

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    2023 Live Music Industry Awards

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    Awards Show: 5:00PM -7:00PM
    Westin Harbour Castle Ballroom, Toronto

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    ‘HAPPY HOUR’
    Friday June 10, 2022
    Doors: 4:30pm
    Award Show: 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    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

     

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    2022 Live Awards Final Nominees

     

    #ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Individual 
    Eduardo Ottoni
    Marc Gertner
    Amanda Burgener
    Lisa Zbitnew
    Brandon Eedy
    Marshall Feit
    Mervon Mehta
    Umair Jaffar
    Tyson Boyd

    #ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Organization/Company
    Riverfest Elora
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
    Curbside Concerts
    Kingston Live
    Side Door
    Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) – CMI Live
    Starlite Sessions
    Lemmon Entertainment
    Les SMAQ

    #ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Coalition/Collaboration
    Breaking Down Racial Barriers
    Love You Live Venue Coalition (Toronto)
    BC Music Festival Collective
    Starlite Sessions & BOP Management
    More Music Management & HipHopCanada

    Outstanding Emerging Organization
    Golden Hour Productions
    Curbside Concerts
    Culturas 360°
    Hotels Live Canada
    Debaser
    Midnight Agency

    Overcoming Adversity Award – Large Venue/Festival
    Vancouver International Jazz Festival
    Scotiabank Arena
    Budweiser Stage
    Escapade Music Festival
    Shambhala Music Festival
    Calgary Bluesfest
    Calgary Stampede

    Overcoming Adversity Award – Medium Venue/Festival
    Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival
    Horseshoe Tavern
    Koerner Hall (The Royal Conservatory)
    El Mocambo
    Rickshaw Theatre
    deCoste Performing Arts Centre
    Starlite Room
    The Park Theatre
    Ausgang Plaza
    Vogue Theatre

    Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Venue/Festival
    Festival Country Lotbinière
    The Carleton
    Hank’s Tavern
    The Westdale Theatre
    Peterborough Folk Festival
    Capitol Music Club
    Hugh’s Room
    Waveland
    Winterruption YEG
    The Grace Arts Centre
    South Block BBQ
    Bar Le Ritz PDB
    Folk On The Rocks
    Le Pantoum
    Small World Centre

    Outstanding Digital Live Music Event
    Budweiser Stage at Home
    100 Homes: Concert Connections
    Canada Performs (NAC)
    Aeolian Hall Phoenix Sessions
    TD Music Connected Series
    Calgary Bluesfest
    The LUV Concert Series
    Saying Goodbye
    The Lemmon Stage
    International Indigenous Music Summit

    Outstanding In-Person Specialty Concert
    Hotels Live
    DNA Live & Live Nation: The Drive In Experience
    The Road to Rock the Park Patio Series
    All Axis Festival
    Shambhala Music Festival: Stage Reunion Speciality Concerts

    Agent of the Year
    Ben Buchanan
    Romi Mayes
    Paul Biro
    Tao-Ming Lau
    Ralph James
    Grant Paley
    Jack Ross
    Stefanie Purificati
    Julien Paquin
    Nicole Rochefort
    Joel Baskin

    Manager of the Year 
    Nikki Shibou
    Joel Carriere
    Jason “JR” Antoine
    CJ Allen
    Maria Escamilla
    Steve Kenny & Teresa Nelson
    Eli Wener
    Alexander Wyder
    Tre Digga

    Production Person of the Year
    Eduardo Ottoni
    Leslie Goldthorpe
    George Antonio
    Paul Zivontsis
    Doug McKendrick
    John Ellingbo
    Vanessa Arscott
    Sarah Costa

    Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year
    Jessica Lemmon
    Craig Laskey
    Rob Cyrynowski
    Mervon Mehta
    Joëlle Turcotte / Sébastien Gagnon
    Greg Curtis

    Festival Buyer of the Year
    Spencer Shewen
    Alex Primeau
    Alfredo & Mercedes Caxaj
    Evelyne Côté
    Adam Oppenheim
    Brent Oliver

    A/V Production Company of the Year   
    FM Systems
    DC Music Toronto Rehearsal Studios Sound Stage And Event Space
    DL Sound and Lighting
    ENTXX Productions
    Pulse Concert Works Calgary
    Decibel Entertainment Ltd.
    Plan V Productions
    Promosa: Production Management
    Briere Production Group

    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.)

    The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards will feature presentations of the non-voting awards including: Excellence in Music “City” Development to the City of London, Ontario; the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeff Cohen of Collective Concerts; the Legends of Live Award to Jully Black, the Canadian Queen of R&B; and The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards “Unsung Hero” Award to Susie Grynol, President & CEO, Hotel Association of Canada and Beth Potter, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada as co-Leaders of the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses (hardesthit.ca).

    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.) These awards were selected by an advisory panel consisting of all facets of the Music Industry.

     

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