Canadian Music Week And Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) Held annually Canadian Live Music Industry Awards Tonight at Toronto’s El Mocambo, celebrating Canada’s live music sector across 19 categories. Hosted by Julie BlackIncludes electric live performances by the CLMAs Sam Drysdale, Preston Pablo, Reeve, Nobro And Julie Black.
Canadian Live Music Industry Awards Also recognized outstanding leadership and contribution to the live music sector with the following awards: Excellence in the development of musical “city”. City of London, Ontario; The Lifetime honors to Jeff Cohen of Joint Concert; The Legends of Live Awards to Julie Black, the Canadian queen of R&B; And Canadian Live Music Industry Awards “Unsung Hero” Award Susie Greenall, President & CEO, Hotel Association of Canada and Beth Potter, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada co-lead the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses (hardesthit.ca).
CLMA President & CEO Erin Benjamin, in his annual address, commented on the sector’s resilience and passion, acknowledging the efforts of the entire community. “We’re on our way back to being the best, most incredible live music market and concert destination in the world. Today does not mark the end of a journey… but the beginning of one.”
The 2022 winners for the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards are:
#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Individual
#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Organization/Company
For #TheLoveOfLIVE award – Alliance/Cooperation
Breaking down racial barriers
Outstanding emerging organization
Hotel Live Canada
The odds outweigh the rewards – Large venues/festivals
Overcome the odds Reward – Middle Place/Festival
Corner Hall (Royal Conservatory)
Reward for Overcoming the Odds – Small Venues/Festivals
Outstanding digital live music event
Budweiser stage at home
Outstanding in-person specialty concerts
Shambhala Music Festival: Stage Reunion Special Concert
Agent of the Year
Manager of the Year
Production Person of the Year
Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Yearr
Festival Buyer of the Year
A/V Production Company of the Year
Plan V Productions
The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) is the voice of Canada’s live music industry. CLMA represents venues, clubs, concert promoters, festivals, talent agencies, arenas, performing arts centres, industry associations and networks as well as suppliers to the sector. Its mission is to infuse the economic, social, and cultural value of live music – creating the conditions for concerts to thrive from coast to coast.
Canadian Music Week It is Canada’s premier annual entertainment event dedicated to the exposure and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Coordination of multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade show; awards show and the country’s largest new music festival. All conference functions take place at the InterContinental Toronto Center at 225 Front Street West in Toronto.