2022 Winners of Canadian Live Music Industry Awards Announced During Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week and Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) organized the annual meeting Canadian Live Music Industry Awards tonight at Toronto’s El Mocambo, celebrating Canada’s live music sector across 19 categories. Hosted by Jully Blackthe CLMAs included electrifying live performances by Sam Drysdale, Preston Pablo, Dream, no brother and Jully Black.

Canadian Live Music Industry Awards also recognized outstanding leadership and contributions to the live music industry with the following awards: Excellence in the development of the “city” of music to the City of London, Ontario; the Life Achievement Award to Jeff Cohen of Collective Concerts; the Live Award Legends to Jully Black, the Canadian queen of R&B; and Canadian Live Music Industry Awards “Unsung Hero” Award to Susie Grynol, President and CEO, Hotel Association of Canada and Beth Potter, President and CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada as co-leaders of the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses (hardesthit .that).

CEO CLMA Erin Benjamin, in his annual address, highlighted the resilience and passion of the sector, acknowledging the efforts of the entire community. “We are poised to once again become the best and most amazing 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 Awards – Coalition/Collaboration
Breaking down racial barriers

Outstanding Emerging Organization
Hotels Direct Canada

Overcoming Adversity Award – Great Hall/Festival
Scotiabank Arena

Overcoming Adversity Award – Medium Venue/Festival
Koerner Hall (The Royal Conservatory)

Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Venue/Festival
The Carleton

Unique Live Digital Music Event
Budweiser scene at home

Outstanding Specialty Concert In Person
Shambhala Music Festival: Reunion Specialized Concerts on Stage

Officer of the Year
Julien Paquin

Manager of the year
Joel Career

Production Person of the Year
Sarah Costa

Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year
Craig Lakey

Festival Buyer of the Year
Adam Oppenheim

Audiovisual Production Company of the Year
Plan V Productions
The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) is the voice of the Canadian live music industry. CLMA represents venues, clubs, concert organizers, festivals, talent agencies, arenas, performing arts centers, industry associations and networks, and industry suppliers. Its mission is to entrench the economic, social and cultural value of live music – creating the conditions for concerts to thrive, coast to coast.

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. Combine information-intensive, multifaceted conferences; a commercial exhibition; awards shows and the country’s largest new music festival. All conference functions are held at the InterContinental Toronto Center at 225 Front Street West in Toronto.
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