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Canadian Live Music Industry Awards Nominations Now Open

The awards will take place on June 4 in Toronto, Canada.


Aysanabee, 2023 winner of the New Touring Artist Award


Nominations are now open for the eighth annual Canadian Live Music Industry Awards, which will take place during the first week of June.

Canadians have until March 22 to submit exceptional music industry members for recognition in a range of categories, covering all aspects of the live music industry. The awards, administered by the Canadian Live Music Association, celebrate live music events and venues such as festivals, clubs, and arenas, as well as individuals who play key roles in the industry, like agents, managers, and touring artists. They also recognize particular achievements such as community impact and green operations, as well as selecting a Canadian city to honour as of Music City of the Year.


The Canadian Live Music Association Awards are voted on by members of the industry, rather than selected by a judging panel or a fan vote. Past recipients include folk artist Bruce Cockburn, who won last year's Legends of Live award; Aysanabee, who won last year's New Touring Artist award, and Julien Paquin, of Paquin Artists Agency, who took home 2022's Agent of the Year award.

March is a big month for music award nominations: Billboard Canada's new Women in Music accolades are also currently accepting nominations, as are the Canadian Independent Music Association's Make it Music Awards.

The CLMIA's will take place on June 4 at the Westin Harbour Castle's Frontenac Ballroom in Toronto. Award nominations can be submitted here.

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