Canadian Live Music Industry Awards Winners Announced

Canadian Music Week and the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) hosted the annual Canadian Live Music Industry Awards tonight at El Mocambo in Toronto on June 10, celebrating the live music in Canada in 19 categories. Hosted by Jully Black, the CLMAs included live performances from Sam Drysdale, Preston Pablo, Rêve, Nobro and Jully Black.

The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards also recognized outstanding leadership and contributions to the live music sector through the following awards: Excellence in Developing the Music ‘City’ in the City of London , Ontario; the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeff Cohen of Collective Concerts; the Legends of Live award to Jully Black, Canada’s Queen of R&B; and the 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 .California).

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 one journey… but the beginning of another.

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 Direct Canada

Overcoming Adversity Award – Main Hall / Festival
Scotiabank Arena

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

Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Hall/Festival
The Carleton

Unique Live Digital Music Event
Budweiser scene at home

Outstanding Specialty Concert In Person
Shambhala Music Festival: Specialized Reunion 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. More information here.

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