CMW and Music Canada Live Announce Live Music Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week 2016 (CMW) announces the first annual Live Music Industry Awards. Join us on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel to celebrate the best of the live music business sector.

As the music industry shifts focus from recordings to live performances, CMW is pleased to expand its Live Music Summit programming to two days, running May 6-7, 2016.

“We know the live music sector is driving revenue for the music industry, with festivals and concerts also increasing tourism in cities across North America. We look forward to recognizing the players and decision-makers from Canada and around the world who are advancing this growth, through an award show dedicated to the live music industry. The awards will celebrate a wide range of Canada’s venues, market sizes and the artists that fill those venues as well as the infrastructure of personnel that make this happen.,” says Cameron Wright, Vice President, Operations and Live Programming for Canadian Music Week.

The Live Music Industry Awards, will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, and honour outstanding individuals and achievements in the live music business sector.

“The time has absolutely come for a comprehensive celebration of live music in this country,” says Music Canada Live Executive Director Erin Benjamin. “We are thrilled to collaborate with CMW – to highlight the important achievements of our members, and those working hard to put amazing talent in front of audiences across the country, from coast to coast to coast.”

Nominees will be posted on the “Live Music Industry Awards” website – www.livemusicawards.net – to be voted on by the general public and industry.

For more information, contact Cameron Wright, VP Operations and Live Programming, CMW at Cameron@cmw.net.