Canadian Music Awards Honor the Industry

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Key professionals from the Canadian music and broadcasting industries were recognized on March 4 at the Canadian Music Industry Awards gala at the Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre in Toronto, part of this year's Canadian Music Week festivities. Also honored were Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins, Justin Time Records founder Jim West and TV innovator Moses Znaime, who were inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.

"We are so proud not only of our Canadian musical heroes on their welcome to the Hall of Fame, but also of our key industry players who continue to make the Canadian music business so vibrant and accessible," said Neill Dixon, president of Canadian Music Week.

Hosted by comedian Leslie Nielsen, the four hour dinner
and show featured performances by The Hawks (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus), 13-year-old blues prodigy Jimmy Bowskill and Canada's Lighthouse.

An annual event, the Canadian Music Industry Awards recognize outstanding achievement in some 30 different categories covering every aspect of the music and broadcasting industries.

CMW Music Industry Awards–2004 winners:

DVD Retailer of the Year–
FUTURE SHOP

DVD Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year–
Video One Canada

DVD Studio of the Year–
Universal Studios/Alliance Atlantis Video

DVD Independent Studio of the Year–
Lions Gate/Christal Films

Theatrical Release DVD of the Year–
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Extended Version – Alliance Atlantis Home
Video

Music DVD of the Year–
Shania Twain, UP! Live – Mercury/Universal Music

Independent Record Store of the Year–
Sam The Record Man Toronto

Rack Jobber of the Year–
Handleman Company of Canada

Mass Merchant/Specialty Retailer of the Year–
A&B Sound

Retail Chain of the Year–
HMV Canada

Recording Studio of the Year–
Metalworks Recording & Mastering Studios Toronto

Canadian Independent Label of the Year–
Maple Music

Distributor of the Year–
Outside Music

Music Publisher of the Year–
EMI Music Publishing Canada

Major Label of the Year–
Universal Music Canada

Canadian Talent Development Story of the Year–
Sam Roberts – Maple Music/Universal; Secret Weapon Management; The Agency
Group
Music Director of the Year (Secondary Market)–
Kristy Knight – CHTZ-FM, St. Catharines

Music Director of the Year (Major Market)–
Kath Tompson – CKQB 106.9 The Bear, Ottawa

Program Director of the Year (Secondary Market)–
Paul Morris – CHTZ HTZ FM, St. Catharines

Program Director of the Year (Major Market)–
Brian Depoe – CJEZ FM 97.3 EZ Rock, Toronto

On-Air Talent of the Year–
Gerry Forbes – CJAY92, Calgary

Station of the Year (Secondary Market)–
CHTZ 97.7 HTZ FM, St. Catharines

Station of the Year (Country)–
CJJR FM JR Country, Vancouver

Station of the Year (CHR)–
CKZZ Z95.3, Vancouver

Station of the Year (AC)–
CJEZ FM 97.3 EZ Rock, Toronto

Station of the Year (Rock)–
CJAY 92, Calgary

Station of the Year (Multicultural)–
CHIN Radio, Toronto

Station of the Year (News/Talk/Sports)–
CFRB 1010, Toronto

Performing Arts Centre of the Year–
Massey Hall, Toronto

Major Facility of the Year–
Air Canada Centre, Toronto

Management Company of the Year–
Nettwerk Management

Booking Agency of the Year–
The Agency Group

Promoter of the Year–
House of Blues

Special Awards:

Music Industry Hall of Fame – Ronnie Hawkins

Music Industry Hall of Fame – Jim West

Music Industry Hall of Fame – Moses Znaimer

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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