All the winners from the 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards

The 35th Annual Canadian Music Week Announces Winners For The 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIA), which took place April 20, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The CMBIA gala was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and celebrated the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries.

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush were on hand to receive the 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in recognition of the band’s contribution to a wide variety of worthy causes since the early 1970s. As the recipients of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, Rush received $40,000 CDN, which the band unanimously decided to direct the funds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook.

Jann Arden, 54•40 and Arthur Fogel were also in attendance as 2017 inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame; and Marilyn Denis received the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards honoured industry from across Canada including: Kelowna’s 99.9 Sun FM for Best Radio Station (Small); Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star was awarded Best Music Journalist/Critic; Barry Stewart from Live 105/Hot Country 103.5 in Halifax for Best Music Directory (Secondary); and Toronto’s Sonic Boom for Best Independent Record Store.

Complete List of 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Winners Broadcast Industry:

MUSIC DIRECTOR MAJOR Lynch – X929 – Calgary and Wayne Webster – Boom 97.3 – Toronto

MUSIC DIRECTOR SECONDARY Barry Stewart – Live 105/Hot Country 103.5 – Halifax

MUSIC DIRECTOR SMALL Scott McGregor – 98.1 The Bridge – Lethbridge

ON AIR MAJOR Garner Andrews – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton

ON AIR SECONDARY Biggs & Barr – HTZ-FM – St. Catharines

PROGRAM DIRECTOR MAJOR Christian Hall – X929 – Calgary

PROGRAM DIRECTOR SECONDARY Sarah Cummings – K-Lite/105.7 EZ Rock – Hamilton/St. Catharines

PROGRAM DIRECTOR SMALL Jenn Dalen – Real Country 95.5 – Red Deer

PROMOTION May The Best Friends Win – Indie 88 – Toronto

STATION SMALL 99.9 Sun FM – Kelowna

STATION COUNTRY BX93 – London

STATION CHR 99.9 Virgin Radio – Toronto

STATION AC 98.1 CHFI – Toronto

STATION ROCK INDIE 88 – Toronto

STATION CLASSIC GOLD Boom 97.3 – Toronto

STATION MULTICULTURAL CHIN – Toronto

STATION NEWS TALK SPORTS 680 NEWS – Toronto

STATION MEDIUM 104.9 The Wolf – Regina

Music Industry

PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (OVER 1500) Massey Hall – Toronto

PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (UNDER 1500) Vogue Theatre – Vancouver

MAJOR FACILITY (OVER 8000) Air Canada Centre – Toronto

MAJOR FACILITY (UNDER 8000) Echo Beach – Toronto

CASINO/SPECIALTY VENUE Fallsview Casino Resort – Niagara Falls

MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Bruce Allen Talent

BOOKING AGENCY The Feldman Agency

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR Live Nation

MASS MERCHANT/RETAIL CHAIN iTunes

INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE Sonic Boom – Toronto

DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE Spotify

RECORDING STUDIO Revolution Recording – Toronto

INDEPENDENT LABEL Dine Alone Records

INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR Fontana North

MUSIC PUBLISHER Warner Chappel Music

MAJOR LABEL Universal Music Canada

MUSIC JOURNALIST/CRITIC Ben Rayner – Toronto Star

MUSIC SCHOOL Fanshawe College – London

PUBLICIST Steve Waxman – Warner Music Canada

Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four informationintensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a six-day period from April 18 to 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 50 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.

www.cmw.net@CMW_Weekfacebook.com/canadianmusicweek

Media Contact: FLIP PUBLICITY, 416.533.7710, Damien Nelson, [email protected]

Published on April 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm by Brian Cook

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