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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)

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    'CANADIAN 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.

    8th Annual Live Music Awards Criteria

    General Information
    Please note: nominations and voting are restricted to live music industry workers in Canada.

    LIVE MUSIC AWARDS GENERAL INFORMATION

    The CLMIAs will celebrate the ingenuity, perseverance, and excellence demonstrated by live music companies, individuals, and organizations over the past year.

    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. One award will be presented in each category.

    Winners cannot win the same (or a similar) award two years consecutively.

    All nominees must have executed their awarded activity during the eligibility period. The eligibility period for all awards categories will run from April 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024, unless otherwise specified.

    Participation in balloting is limited to workers in the Canadian live music Industry. Vote by visiting cmw.net/awards/live/vote to cast votes, one time only, via electronic ballot.

    Voting rules are subject to change without notice.

    SELECTION PROCEDURE:

    VOTING BALLOT

    Votes will decide the recipients of the 2024 Live Music Awards. The list of the top 5 nominees in each category will be shared after your votes have been tallied. Award recipients will be announced live on June 9th.

    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.

    2024 Live Awards Categories

    Criteria

    Venues

    Best Teamwork in a Major Club (>1000):

    Major live music venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Live music venue (<1000 capacity)

    Best Teamwork in a Medium Club (300-999):

    Medium live music venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Live music venue (300-999 capacity)

    Best Teamwork in a Small Club (<300):

    Small live music venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Live music venue (<300 capacity)

    Best Teamwork in a Small Arena

    Arena venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Arena or stadium (1000-18,500) capacity)

    Best Teamwork in a Large Arena

    Arena venue whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Arena or stadium (19,000+ capacity)

    Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre/Performing Arts Centre:

    Soft-seat/PAC whose teamwork has produced outstanding live music programming.
    Criteria: Any sized soft-seat theatre or performing arts centre

    Festival

    Small Festival of the Year :

    Festival that has presented oustanding programming.
    Criteria: Festival <6000 capacity

    Medium Festival of the Year:

    Festival that has presented oustanding programming.
    Criteria: Festival 6001 – 15,000 capacity

    Major Festival of the Year :

    Festival that has presented oustanding programming.
    Criteria: Festival 15,001+

    Green Operations Festival of the Year:

    Festival that is setting the bar for sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices.
    Criteria: Festival, any size

    General Live Music Awards

    New Touring Artist of the Year:

    New artist demonstrating oustanding live performance.
    Criteria: Artist who began touring during eligibility window

    Brand/Music Program of the Year:

    Outstanding partnership between live music and corporate entities, opening opportunities for Canadian artists and live music businesses.
    Criteria: Live music + brand partnerships

    Road Warrior of the Year (Tour Manager):

    Tour manager whose outstanding work on tour has supported artists and tour staff.
    Criteria: Tour Manager

    Your Future Boss:

    Outstanding young leader demonstrating promising talent for the future of the live music industry.
    Criteria: Individuals under the age of 35.

    Agent of the Year:

    Agent whose outstanding work has created success for their artists.
    Criteria: Agent

    Manager of the Year:

    Manager whose outstanding work has created success for their artists.
    Criteria: Artist manager

    Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year:

    Buyer whose work on behalf of the venue has led to outstanding programming.
    Criteria: Concert talent buyer

    Production Manager of the Year

    Production manager whose work on behalf of the concert or festival led to outstanding achievement and excellence.
    Criteria: Production manager

    Festival Buyer of the Year:

    Buyer whose work on behalf of the festival has led to outstanding programming.
    Criteria: Festival talent buyer

    A/V Production Company of the Year:

    Production staff and organizations who have demonstrated technical excellence in live music.
    Criteria: Technical production workers and organizations or technical suppliers in live music

    Community Impact:

    An individual, group, or organization that has championed significant advocacy to help enhance the interests of the live music industry.
    Criteria: An individual, group, or organization in the live music industry

    Legacy Awards

    Legends of Live:

    Canadian artist(s) with a distinguished career in live performance in and beyond Canada.
    Criteria: Canadian artist

    Industry Impact:

    Individual with a distinguished career nurturing the Canadian live music industry.
    Criteria: Canadian live music industry worker

    Music City of the Year:

    Group making a demonstrated commitment to leveraging the power of live music locally, to rebuild, recover, and grow.
    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.)

    2024 Specialty Awards

    CMW Music Industry Hall of Fame:

    Shortlist: Jake Gold

    International Manager of the Year:

    Shortlist: Marsha Vlasic