Canadian Live Music Industry Awards – Nominations Now Open!

For Immediate Release:  March 16, 2018

Music Canada Live and Canadian Music Week are pleased to announce that nominations for the third annual Canadian Live Music Industry Awards are now open. Deadline to submit nominations is:  MondayMarch 26.

Celebrating the best in live music achievement across the country – big and small, non- and for-profit, the Canadian Live Music Awards acknowledge the value and impact of this country’s diverse and passionate concert promoters, clubs, venues, festivals, agents, organizations, cities and others who work tirelessly to animate their cities, towns and neighbourhoods with live music made by our amazing artists.

The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards will take place on Friday, May 11th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in the Dominion Ballroom, from 4 – 6pm.  Again this year, the awards will be hosted by the one and only Paul Shaffer, and will feature a special performance by Billy Talent, recipients of this year’s lifetime achievement award: Legends of Live Special Achievement Award.

Award categories recognize the breadth and depth of the people behind live music.  Nominate your company, non-profit, yourself, or those you admire.  The quick and simple nomination process is explained in depth on the CMW website.

In addition to the existing categories, Music Canada Live is pleased to announce the new Community Impact Award, exclusive to members of Canada’s national live music industry association.  “This Music Canada Live members-only award seeks to honour businesses, social enterprise, non-profits, initiatives and/or individuals making a significant impact through live music in their community,” said Erin Benjamin, Executive Director of Music Canada Live.  “We are thrilled to introduce this new category and proud to shine a spot-light on key initiatives, led by our members, on behalf of their communities.”

Visit to submit nominations. Voting will begin after March 26th.  Nominations are encouraged from and for all live music stakeholders from across Canada.

Music Canada Live Members in good-standing are eligible for a 25% discount on awards tickets, and a 30% discount on full CMW conference registration. Contact Victoria Shepherd at to access the discount and/or to join the association.

Media inquiries:
Kate Kristiansen