Canadian Live Music Association & Canadian Music Week

2022 Live Music Industry Awards
presented by El Mocambo

Friday, June 10, 2022
Doors 4:30PM
Awards Show: 5:00PM -7:00PM
El Mocambo, 462/464 Spadina Ave., Toronto

Canadian Live Music Association & Canadian Music Week

2022 Live Music Industry Awards
presented by El Mocambo

Canadian Music Week and the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) are happy to announce the 2022 nominees for the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards. Hosted by Jully Black, the Live Music Industry Awards will take place June 10 at the El Mocambo with performances by Jully Black, Sam Drysdale, Preston Pablo, Rêve, and Nobro.

Live Music Awards Criteria

'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

 

4th Annual Live Music Awards Criteria, Selection Procedure

General Information

The Live Music Awards acknowledge, promote and honour the achievements of Canadian and International independent artists in the live music sector.

Please register to vote for the Live Music Awards.

Please Note: Voting is not open to the general public.

You must be an active member of the live music industry to be eligible to vote. Once your registration has been verified, we will email your username and password to the email address specified below.

LIVE MUSIC AWARDS GENERAL INFORMATION

The winners of the Live Music Awards are chosen by the combined votes of registered Canadian live music industry professionals. The winners are not chosen by fans, or by a panel of judges, but by their own peers.

Canadian Music Week will present 25 awards, not including the special presentations.

Only one award will be presented in each category.

Winners cannot win the same award two years consecutively.

There must be a minimum of three (3) nominees in each category in order for that category to remain on the ballot for the current year. If there are less than three (3) nominees, the category may be put on hiatus for the current year only.

All nominees must have been active during the eligibility period. The eligibility period for all awards categories will run from January 1, 2020 to May 31, 2022.

Participation in balloting is limited to registered professionals in the Canadian live music Industry. Registered voters will receive an email containing the website link and a random password which will allow them to cast their vote, one time only, via an electronic ballot.

To register to vote, click “Register Here to Vote” and follow the directions.

Voting rules are subject to change without notice.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

REGISTRATION

In order to vote or nominate, you must register online and be qualified member of the live music industry. Each registrant will be able to nominate up to five (5) nominees (including a self-nomination) in each category.

STEERING COMMITTEE

The national steering committee is comprised of no less than 30 professionals from Canada’s live music sector. If you would like to be a part of the steering committe please email us.

NOMINATIONS

Final nominations will be made by the steering Committee and qualified registrants. Up to five (5) top contenders receiving the most nominations in each category will appear on the voting ballot.

VOTING BALLOT

Once the Nominees are determined, each eligible voter may vote for ONE and ONLY ONE Nominee in each category. The Nominee receiving the most votes in each category will be announced as the winner at the first annual Live Music Awards presentation.

ADJUDICATION

All electronic ballots will be returned to an independent accounting firm for final tabulation. The results of the voting process are protected until the first annual Live Music Awards presentation.

THE LIVE MUSIC AWARDS

These Awards are presented to honour individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the Canadian Live music industry in the past year.

 

 

 

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

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.)