CMW announces categories for Inaugural Live Music Awards

The Live Music Industry Awards have announced the categories that will be honoured as part of the event on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm. The awards and categories aim to honour outstanding individuals and achievements in the live music business sector.

Complete list of the 1st Live Music Award Categories include the following:


New Kid on the Block Award
Best Family Program at an outdoor music event
Best Small Festival – 6000 and under
Best Medium Size – 6000 to 15,000
Best Major Size – 15,000 plus
Best Not for Profit Festival
Green Operations Award


Best Venue Teamwork – Arena
Best Venue Teamwork – Theatre / Arts Centre
Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club
Best Venue Teamwork – Medium Club
Best Venue Teamwork – Small Club
Best Emerging Talent Program in Clubs

General Live Music Awards

Agent of the Year
Manager of the Year
Tour Manager of the Year / Road Warrior of the Year
Production Manager (excluding venue personnel)
Top Canadian Independent Regional Promoter
A/V Production Company of the Year
Brand / Music Program of the Year
New Touring Artist of the Year


Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with the International Festival Network (IFN) and Music Canada Live, the trade association for the live music sector, the Live Music Industry Awards are a highlight of CMW’s Live Music Summit.
Stay tuned for upcoming nomination and participation information.  Nominees will be posted on the “Live Music Industry Awards” website to be voted on by the general public and industry.