TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Canadian Music Week and the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) hosted the annual Canadian Live Music Industry Awards Friday night (June 10) in Toronto. Hosted by Jully Black, the CLMAs included electrifying live performances by Sam Drysdale, Preston Pablo, Dream, Nobroand Jully Black.
The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards recognized outstanding leadership and contributions to the live music industry through the following awards: Excellence in Developing the Music “City” in the City of London, Ontario; the Lifetime Achievement Award Jeff Cohen Collective Concerts; the Legends of Live Award to Jully Blackand the Canadian Unsung Hero Award to Susie GrynolPresident and CEO, Hotel Association of Canada and Beth Potter, President and CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada as co-leaders of the Hardest-Hit Business Coalition.
CLMA President and CEO Erin Benjamin in her annual address highlighted the resilience and passion of the sector, acknowledging the efforts of the entire community. “We are on our way to once again becoming the best and most incredible live music marketplace and concert destination in the world. Today does not mark the end of a journey… but the beginning of one.
The 2022 winners of the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards are:
#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Individual – Lisa Zbitnew
#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Organization/Company – Curbside Concerts
#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Coalition/Collaboration – Breaking Down Racial Barriers
Outstanding Emerging Organization – Hotels Live Canada
Overcoming Adversity Award – Main Hall/Festival – Scotiabank Arena
Overcoming Adversity Award – Medium Venue/Festival – Koerner Hall (The Royal Conservatory)
Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Hall/Festival – The Carleton
Unique Live Digital Music Event – Budweiser Stage at Home
Outstanding In-Person Specialty Concert – Shambhala Music Festival: Stage Reunion Specialty Concerts
Officer of the Year
Manager of the year
Production Person of the Year
Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year
Festival Buyer of the Year
Audiovisual Production Company of the Year
Plan V Productions
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s premier annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. I combine multi-faceted, information-rich conferences, a trade show, awards shows, and the nation’s largest new music festival.