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CMW 2019: CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK Announces Winners and Recipients from the 2019 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week (CMW) tonight celebrated the best in Canada’s music industry with the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry AwardsGala Dinner, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank, at Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto.

The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame inductees included Michael McCarty, Chief Membership and Business Development Officer at SOCAN, Steve Herman, Senior Vice President, Touring – North America at Live Nation, and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Robbie Robertson.

The recipient of the 2019 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award was the late Gord Downie, and Patrick Downie was in attendance to receive the award in his honour. Outside of his career as a musician, poet and front-man for The Tragically Hip, Gord committed his time to causes close to his heart. He dedicated the last few years of his life, educating the country about Canada’s past, moving toward reconciliation, and also spent many years working with the Lake Ontario Waterkeepers among other organizations.

The 2019 Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame inductees were Guy Brouillard of CKOI, Gerry Forbes of CJAY 92, and Brother Jake Edwards of TSN 1040 for their decades-long careers in Canadian broadcasting across the country. In memoriam, Leslie Sole and Terri Michael were also inducted in the Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. The 2019 recipient of the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award, in memory of legendary Radio Programmer Steve Young, was Brad Karp from Country 93.3FM in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) and CMW also celebrated musician, songwriter and producer Eddie Schwartz, who was inducted to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Music industry legend and CSHF founder Frank Davies presented the award to Eddie Schwartz, best known for writing such classic hit songs as “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” recorded by Pat Benatar, “Don’t Shed A Tear” by Paul Carrack, “The Doctor” by the Doobie Brothers, “When There’s Time for Love” by Lawrence Gowan and “Special Girl” recorded by America. Canadian musician Lawrence Gowan was in attendance to perform “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “When There’s Time for Love”.

The Rosalie Award, supported by CBC and Slaight Music, and Direct Media Sales, was presented to Carmela Laurignano is Vice-President and Radio Group Manager at Evanov Radio Group (ERG). The Rosalie Award recipients are women who are successful in the radio industry and are seen as leaders, mentors, and people making a difference in the business.

The evening also featured performances by Indigenous Youth Hand Drum GroupJonathon ButlerLogan Staats54:40, and The McCarty Band featuring Esthero, Jelleestone, and members of Three Days Grace, Alexisonfire, and Billy Talent.

The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards also recognized the following winners:
 

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR MAJOR MARKET
Lisa Grossi – CHUM FM – Toronto                                          

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR SECONDARY MARKET
Barry Stewart – Hot Country 103.5/Jewel 105 – Halifax     
 
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR SMALL MARKET
Shilo Bellis – New Country 96.9 – Moncton               
           
ON AIR TALENT OF THE YEAR MAJOR MARKET
Garner Andrews – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton                          
 
ON AIR TALENT SECONDARY MARKET
Jeff & Rachel – 97.5 Virgin – London                                       

PROGRAM DIRECTOR MAJOR MARKET
Sarah Cummings – CHUM FM – Toronto                   
 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR SECONDARY MARKET
(A Tie!)

Brad Gibb – FM96/Fresh –London                                           
Jim McCourtie – 89X/93.9 The River – Windsor                    
 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR SMALL MARKET
Matt Cleveland – Capital FM 106.9 – Fredericton                 
                                   
PROMOTION OF YEAR
Kiss Your Ashby Goodbye – CHUM FM – Toronto              
 
STATION MEDIUM MARKET
96.3 Cruz-FM – Saskatoon                                                          
           
STATION A/C
98.1 CHFI – Toronto                                                                      
 
STATION CHR
The New Hot 899 – Ottawa                                                          

STATION CLASSIC GOLD
Boom 97.3 – Toronto                                                                    
           
STATION COUNTRY
Country 105 – Calgary                                                                 
                                               
STATION MULTICULTURAL
CHIN – Toronto                                                                  

STATION NEWS/TALK/SPORTS
680 News – Toronto                                                                     
 
STATION ROCK
Indie 88 – Toronto                                                             
 
STATION SMALL
K-Rock 105.7 – Kingston                                                 
                                               
 
INDUSTRY AWARDS
 
TALENT DEVELOPMENT STORY OF THE YEAR
Loud Luxury

 
BOOKING AGENCY
The Feldman Agency                                                                                           
 
CASINO/SPECIALTY VENUE
Casino Rama Resort, Orillia                                                                               
           
DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
Spotify                                                                                                          
 
INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR
eOne Music                                                                                                 
 
INDEPENDENT LABEL
Arts and Crafts                                                                                                      
INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE
Dine Alone Store/Wax on Wheels, Toronto                                                   
 
MUSIC JOURNALIST
Ben Rayner, Toronto Star                                                                                   
 
MAJOR FACILITY (OVER 8000)
Budweiser Stage, Toronto                                                                                  
 
MAJOR FACILITY (UNDER 8000)
Brandt Centre, Regina                                                                                         
 
MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Bruce Allen Management                                                                        
 
MAJOR RETAILER
Sunrise Records                                                                                        
 
MUSIC PUBLISHER
Universal Music Publishing                                                                                
 
MUSIC SCHOOL 
(A tie!)
Fanshawe College – London                                                                              
Metalworks Institute – Mississauga                                                                
 
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (over 1500)
The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, Toronto                                              
 
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (under 1500)
Danforth Music Hall, Toronto                                                                            
 
PROMOTER
Live Nation                                                                                                  
 
PUBLICIST
Joanne Setterington, Indoor Recess                                                               
 
RECORDING STUDIO
Revolution Recording, Toronto                                                            
 
MAJOR LABEL
Universal Music    

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