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Winners Announced for The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards

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TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Canadian Music Week and Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) held 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, Rêve, Nobro, and Jully Black.

The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards 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, and The Canadian  “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.

CLMA President and 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 – 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 – Large Venue/Festival – Scotiabank Arena
Overcoming Adversity Award – Medium Venue/Festival – Koerner Hall (The Royal Conservatory)
Overcoming Adversity Award – Small Venue/Festival – The Carleton
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
Julien Paquin
Manager of the Year
Joel Carriere
Production Person of the Year
Sarah Costa
Concert/Club Talent Buyer of the Year
Craig Laskey
Festival Buyer of the Year
Adam Oppenheim
A/V Production Company of the Year
Plan V Productions

Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to expressing and growing the country’s music, media, and entertainment industries. I combine multifaceted information-intensive conferences, a trade exposition, awards shows, and the nation’s largest new music festival.

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