April 20, 2017

2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Winners

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The 35th Annual Canadian Music Week

Announces Winners For The 2017

Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIA), which took place April 20, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The CMBIA gala was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and celebrated the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries.

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush were on hand to receive the 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in recognition of the band’s contribution to a wide variety of worthy causes since the early 1970s. As the recipients of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, Rush received $40,000 CDN, which the band unanimously decided to direct the funds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook.

Jann Arden, 54•40 and Arthur Fogel were also in attendance as 2017 inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame; and Marilyn Denis received the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards honoured industry from across Canada including: Kelowna’s 99.9 Sun FM for Best Radio Station (Small); Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star was awarded Best Music Journalist/Critic; Barry Stewart from Live 105/Hot Country 103.5 in Halifax for Best Music Directory (Secondary); and Toronto’s Sonic Boom for Best Independent Record Store.

Complete List of 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Winners

Broadcast Industry:

MUSIC DIRECTOR MAJOR

Lynch – X929 – Calgary and Wayne Webster – Boom 97.3 – Toronto

MUSIC DIRECTOR SECONDARY

Barry Stewart – Live 105/Hot Country 103.5 – Halifax

MUSIC DIRECTOR SMALL

Scott McGregor – 98.1 The Bridge – Lethbridge

ON AIR MAJOR

Garner Andrews – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton

ON AIR SECONDARY

Biggs & Barr – HTZ-FM – St. Catharines

PROGRAM DIRECTOR MAJOR

Christian Hall – X929 – Calgary

PROGRAM DIRECTOR SECONDARY

Sarah Cummings – K-Lite/105.7 EZ Rock – Hamilton/St. Catharines

PROGRAM DIRECTOR SMALL

Jenn Dalen – Real Country 95.5 – Red Deer

PROMOTION

May The Best Friends Win – Indie 88 – Toronto

STATION SMALL

99.9 Sun FM – Kelowna

STATION COUNTRY

BX93 – London

STATION CHR

99.9 Virgin Radio – Toronto

STATION AC

98.1 CHFI – Toronto

STATION ROCK

INDIE 88 – Toronto

STATION CLASSIC GOLD

Boom 97.3 – Toronto

STATION MULTICULTURAL

CHIN – Toronto

STATION NEWS TALK SPORTS

680 NEWS – Toronto

STATION MEDIUM

104.9 The Wolf – Regina

Music Industry

PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (OVER 1500)

Massey Hall – Toronto

PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (UNDER 1500)

Vogue Theatre – Vancouver

MAJOR FACILITY (OVER 8000)

Air Canada Centre – Toronto

MAJOR FACILITY (UNDER 8000)

Echo Beach – Toronto

CASINO/SPECIALTY VENUE

Fallsview Casino Resort – Niagara Falls

MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Bruce Allen Talent

BOOKING AGENCY

The Feldman Agency

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Live Nation

MASS MERCHANT/RETAIL CHAIN

iTunes

INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE

Sonic Boom – Toronto

DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE

Spotify

RECORDING STUDIO

Revolution Recording – Toronto

INDEPENDENT LABEL

Dine Alone Records

INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR

Fontana North

MUSIC PUBLISHER

Warner Chappel Music

MAJOR LABEL

Universal Music Canada

MUSIC JOURNALIST/CRITIC

Ben Rayner – Toronto Star

MUSIC SCHOOL

Fanshawe College – London

PUBLICIST

Steve Waxman – Warner Music Canada

Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a six-day period from April 18 to 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 50 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.

www.cmw.net • @CMW_Week • facebook.com/canadianmusicweek

Media Contact: FLIP PUBLICITY, 416.533.7710, Damien Nelson, damien@flip-publicity.com

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