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CIMA Announces 2019 Gala Winners & Nominees

The fifth annual in Toronto on June 10 honours four stalwarts of Canada's independent music sector, while three nominees compete for the Marketing Award.

CIMA Announces 2019 Gala Winners & Nominees

By FYI Staff

CIMA has announced the recipients and nominees for its fifth annual  Celebration & Awards Gala, set to be staged in Toronto on June 10 (venue TBA). The honourees are to be recognized for their contributions to independent music, and CBC Music's Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe is the host for the night.


2019 Award Honourees: 

Builder Award: Kim Cooke, Pheromone Recordings & Revolution Recording Studio

Brian Chater Industry Award: Allison Outhit, Six Shooter Records (formerly FACTOR)

Entrepreneur Award: Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter Records - Presented by Gowling WLG

Unsung Hero Award: Yvonne Matsell, Concert Booker & Co-Founder of NXNE - Presented by Slaight Music

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The nominees for the 2019 Marketing Award Nominees, presented by Select Distribution, are:

Last Gang Records for Harrison’s Apricity

Arts & Crafts for Dan Mangan’s More or Less

Endemic Marketing for Good Lovelies’ Shapeshifters

The Marketing Award winner is to be announced at the Gala.

 

Ontario Creates is the lead sponsor of CIMA's Celebration and Awards Gala.

Award Sponsors are Gowling WLG, Select Distribution, and Slaight Music.

Artist Sponsors: CBC Music and SiriusXM

Patron Sponsors: CMRRA, Global Public Affairs, LyricFind, Re:Sound, and SOCAN

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The school will also return Combs' $1 million contribution and terminate a $1 million pledge agreement from the Sean Combs Foundation.

Howard University’s board of trustees voted unanimously on Friday to revoke the honorary degree awarded to Sean “Diddy” Combs in 2014, saying he is “no longer worthy to hold the institution’s highest honor.”

Howard, a private, historically Black research university in Washington, D.C., will also return Combs’ $1 million contribution and terminate a $1 million pledge agreement from the Sean Combs Foundation, the board said in a statement.

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