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CMW Announces Live Music Industry Awards Winners

April 20th, 2017

lmia-logo-h-2Canadian Music Week has announced the winners of the Live Music Industry Awards, which took place April 19, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The Live Music Industry Awards were hosted by Paul Shaffer and celebrated the best in the business with award presentations and live musical performances by Ruth B and Elm.

Complete List of 2017 Live Music Industry Awards Winners:

Major Festival of the Year: WayHome Music & Arts Festival (Oro-Medonte)

Small Festival of the Year (6000 and under): Rifflandia Festival (Victoria)

Medium Festival of the Year (6001 to 15000): Toronto Urban Roots Festival (Toronto)

Family Program of the Year: Field Trip Music and Arts Festival (Toronto)

Green Operations Festival of the Year, sponsored by Stageline: Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts (Montreal)

Not-for-Profit Festival of the Year: RBC Bluesfest (Ottawa)

Best Teamwork in an Arena: Bell Centre (Montreal)

Best Teamwork in a Major Club (1000+ capacity): The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre/ Performing Arts Centre: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Medium Club (300 to 999 capacity): The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto)

Best Teamwork in a Small Club (less than 300 capacity): Carleton Music Bar and Grill (Halifax)

A/V Production Company of the Year: FMAV

2017 Licensed to Play Award: The Drake Hotel

Agent of the Year: Julien Paquin (Paquin Entertainment Industry)

Global Creators Award: Paul Shaffer

Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year: Mark Russell

New Touring Artist of the Year, sponsored by Slaight Music: July Talk

Production Manager of the Year (Festivals/Concert), sponsored by Access Event Solutions: Larry Fitzpatrick

Road Warrior of the Year (Tour Manager): Dave Gardner

Manager of the Year: Bernie Breen and Patrick Sambrook

Festival Buyer of the Year: Paula Perri

Brand/Music Program of the Year: TD Jazz Festivals

Legends of Live Award: The Tragically Hip

Music City of the Year, Canadian: Québec City

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