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.

Deadline Extended to May 13, 2022

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Nomination Deadline: May 13th, 2022
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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.)