Canadian Music Week and Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) held the annual Canadian Live Music Industry Awards tonight at the El Mocambo in Toronto, celebrating the live music sector in Canada across 19 categories. Hosted by Jully Black, the CLMAs included electrifying live performances by Sam Drysdale, Preston Pablo, Rêve, Nobro and Jully Black.
The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards also acknowledged outstanding leadership and contributions to the live music sector 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).
CLMA President & CEO Erin Benjamin, in her annual address, remarked on the resilience and passion of the sector, acknowledging the efforts of the entire community. “We are on our way back to being the best, most incredible live music market, and concert destination, in the world. Today doesn’t mark the end of a journey… but the start of one.”
The 2022 Winners for the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards are:
#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Individual
#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Organization/Company
#ForTheLoveOfLIVE Award – Coalition/Collaboration
Breaking Down Racial Barriers
Outstanding Emerging Organization
Hotels Live Canada
Overcoming Adversity Award – Large Venue/Festival
Overcoming Adversity Award – Medium Venue/Festival
Koerner Hall (The Royal Conservatory)
Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Venue/Festival
Outstanding Digital Live Music Event
Budweiser Stage at Home
Outstanding In-Person Specialty Concert
Shambhala Music Festival: Stage Reunion Speciality Concerts
Agent of the Year
Manager of the Year
Production Person of the Year
Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year
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. The 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 entrench the economic, social, and cultural value of live music – creating the conditions for concerts to thrive, from coast to coast to coast.
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival. All conference functions take place at the InterContinental Toronto Centre at 225 Front Street West in Toronto.