2022 Nominees Announced for The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards at Canadian Music Week

Final Voting Closes June 3

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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 BlackSam DrysdalePreston PabloRêve, and Nobro.

The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards will celebrate the live music sector in Canada across 19 categories, as an incredible and long-awaited “reunion” of a community so badly impacted by COVID-19. Industry members are encouraged to cast their votes for the CLMA voting categories by June 3 at https://cmw.net/awards/live/.

“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, CLMA.

The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards will also acknowledge outstanding leadership and contributions to our community through the following awards: Excellence in Music “City” Development to the City of London, Ontario; the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeff Cohen of Collective Concerts; the Legends of Live Award to Jully Black, the Canadian Queen of R&B; and The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards “Unsung Hero” Award to Susie Grynol, President & CEO, Hotel Association of Canada and Beth Potter, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada as co-Leaders of the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses (hardesthit.ca).

Tickets for the CLMA are on sale now at: https://cmw.net/conference/online-registration/

The 2022 Nominees for the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards are:

#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Individual

Eduardo Ottoni
Marc Gertner
Amanda Burgener
Lisa Zbitnew
Brandon Eedy
Marshall Feit
Mervon Mehta
Umair Jaffar
Tyson Boyd

#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Organization/Company

Riverfest Elora
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Curbside Concerts
Kingston Live
Side Door
Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) – CMI Live
Starlite Sessions
Lemmon Entertainment
Les SMAQ

#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Coalition/Collaboration

Breaking Down Racial Barriers
Love You Live Venue Coalition (Toronto)
BC Music Festival Collective
Starlite Sessions & BOP Management
More Music Management & HipHopCanada

Outstanding Emerging Organization

Golden Hour Productions
Curbside Concerts
Culturas 360°
Hotels Live Canada
Debaser
Midnight Agency

Overcoming Adversity Award – Large Venue/Festival

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Scotiabank Arena
Budweiser Stage
Escapade Music Festival
Shambhala Music Festival
Calgary Bluesfest
Calgary Stampede

Overcoming Adversity Award – Medium Venue/Festival

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival
Horseshoe Tavern
Koerner Hall (The Royal Conservatory)
El Mocambo
Rickshaw Theatre
deCoste Performing Arts Centre
Starlite Room
The Park Theatre
Ausgang Plaza
Vogue Theatre

Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Venue/Festival

Festival Country Lotbinière
The Carleton
Hank’s Tavern
The Westdale Theatre
Peterborough Folk Festival
Capitol Music Club
Hugh’s Room
Waveland
Winterruption YEG
The Grace Arts Centre
South Block BBQ
Bar Le Ritz PDB
Folk On The Rocks
Le Pantoum
Small World Centre

Outstanding Digital Live Music Event

Budweiser Stage at Home
100 Homes: Concert Connections
Canada Performs (NAC)
Aeolian Hall Phoenix Sessions
TD Music Connected Series
Calgary Bluesfest
The LUV Concert Series
Saying Goodbye
The Lemmon Stage
International Indigenous Music Summit

Outstanding In-Person Specialty Concert

Hotels Live
DNA Live & Live Nation: The Drive In Experience
The Road to Rock the Park Patio Series
All Axis Festival
Shambhala Music Festival: Stage Reunion Speciality Concerts

Agent of the Year

Ben Buchanan
Romi Mayes
Paul Biro
Tao-Ming Lau
Ralph James
Grant Paley
Jack Ross
Stefanie Purificati
Julien Paquin
Nicole Rochefort
Joel Baskin

Manager of the Year

Nikki Shibou
Joel Carriere
Jason “JR” Antoine
CJ Allen
Maria Escamilla
Steve Kenny & Teresa Nelson
Eli Wener
Alexander Wyder
Tre Digga

Production Person of the Year

Eduardo Ottoni
Leslie Goldthorpe
George Antonio
Paul Zivontsis
Doug McKendrick
John Ellingbo
Vanessa Arscott
Sarah Costa

Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year

Jessica Lemmon
Craig Laskey
Rob Cyrynowski
Mervon Mehta
Joëlle Turcotte / Sébastien Gagnon
Greg Curtis

Festival Buyer of the Year

Spencer Shewen
Alex Primeau
Alfredo & Mercedes Caxaj
Evelyne Côté
Adam Oppenheim
Brent Oliver

A/V Production Company of the Year

FM Systems
DC Music Toronto Rehearsal Studios Sound Stage and Event Space
DL Sound and Lighting
ENTXX Productions
Pulse Concert Works Calgary
Decibel Entertainment Ltd.
Plan V Productions
Promosa: Production Management
Briere Production Group