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CMW Live Music Industry Awards Submissions Now Open

Monday, March 21st, 2016
Alvvays at CMW 2015

Alvvays at CMW 2015

Until March 30th, Canadian Music Week is accepting nominations for the first annual Live Music Industry Awards, which will be handed out at an awards gala at CMW on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with the International Festival Network (IFN) and Music Canada Live, the trade association for the live music sector, the Live Music Industry Awards will expected to be the highlight event of CMW’s Live Music Summit.

“The time has absolutely come for a comprehensive celebration of live music in this country,” says Music Canada Live Executive Director Erin Benjamin. “We are thrilled to collaborate with CMW – to highlight the important achievements of our members, and those working hard to put amazing talent in front of audiences across the country, from coast to coast to coast.”

Nominations can be submitted by logging in here, Organizers ask that those submitting nominations do so only in the categories they are familiar with. The categories for the Live Music Industry Awards are:

New Kid on the Block Award
Family Program at an outdoor music event
Small Festival – 6000 and under
Medium Size – 6000 to 15,000
Major Size – 15,000 plus
Not for Profit Festival
Green Operations Award
International Festival of the Year (Spotlight & Focus Country only)

Venue Teamwork – Arena
Venue Teamwork – Theatre / Arts Centre
Venue Teamwork – Major Club
Venue Teamwork – Medium Club
Venue Teamwork – Small Club
Best Emerging Talent Program in Clubs

General Live Music Awards
Agent of the Year (Canadian)
Agent of the Year (International)
Manager of the Year
Tour Manager / Road Warrior of the Year
Production Manager of the Year (Festival/Concert) (excl. venue personnel)
Canadian Indie Regional Promoter of the Year
A/V Production Company of the Year
Brand / Music Program of the Year
New Touring Artist of the Year
Canadian Festival Buyer of the Year

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