Toronto, ON (December 19, 2018) – Canadian Music Week (CMW) and Canadian Live Music Association are excited to announce the 4th Annual Live Music Industry Awards at The World Famous El Mocambo (462/464 Spadina Ave, Toronto) on Friday, May 10th for Happy Hour from 4:30PM – 6:30PM. Purchase tickets here.
Nominations for the Legends of Live award, which recognizes an artist who has made a great contribution to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and concerts, are currently open. Past winners include Billy Talent, The Tragically Hip, and Blue Rodeo. You may submit your nominations here.
Nominations for other awards will open in the new year. Winners of awards in 2018 are not eligible to win in the same category for 2019.
ABOUT THE LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS
Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with Canadian Live Music Association, the trade association for the live music sector, and the CMW International Festival Network, the Live Music Industry Awards are a highlight of CMW’s Live Music Summit. This celebratory happy hour will honour the achievements of artists and individuals supporting music festivals, live music venues, artist agencies, music programs and more – both Canadian and international – including a special LEGENDS OF LIVE award.
“Once again it’s time to celebrate, acknowledge and cheer for our own. The people behind live music, who pour their hearts and souls into putting artists in front of audiences from coast to coast to coast, will be feted once again at our 4th annual awards and we can’t wait! The Live Music Industry Awards are our time to shine the spotlight, to the back of the house, and thank our members for all they do… for artists, for their cities and towns and for the industry.” – Erin Benjamin, President & CEO Canadian Live Music Association