Drake's OVO, Spotify Among Winners at Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards 2016

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Drake performs during 2015 OVO Fest at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on August 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. 

More than 700 members of the Canadian music industry and delegates from around the world gathered Thursday night in Grand Ballroom of Toronto's Sheraton Centre for Canadian Music Week's annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards.

Songwriting legend Andy Kim was inducted into the Hall of Fame, along with broadcast veteran Rob Steele, Montreal International Jazz Festival co-founders Alain Simard and Andre Menard; and the late radio executive Pat Cardinal.

Singer Nelly Furtado received the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award; retired sales executive Jo-Anne Silverstein was honored with The Rosalie Award and J. Robert Wood was bestowed the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hosted by CBC and former MTV personality Jessi Cruickshank, the three-hour show gave ample time and respect onstage to these big awards, while scrolling through the nominees and announcing the 40 winners from the broadcast, live touring, record, retail and other industry categories on the various screens.

Among the 2016 winners are Drake's OVO for Management Company, The Feldman Agency for Booking Agency, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre for Major Facility (over 8000), Live Nation for Promoter, Dine Alone Records for Canadian Independent Label, Universal for Major Label, iTunes for Digital Music Service, Spotify for Digital Music Streaming Service, eOne for Independent Distributor and Ole for Music Publisher.


Booking Agency 

I Book Shows
?Invictus Entertainment 
?Paquin Artists Agency 
Sakamoto Entertainment 
The Billions Corporation 
*The Feldman Agency 
United Talent Agency (Formerly The Agency Group)

Casino/Specialty Venue

Caesar’s Windsor, Windsor
Casino Montreal, Montreal
Casino New Brunswick, Moncton
Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax
*Casino Rama, Orillia 
Casino Regina, Regina
Club Regent Casino, Winnipeg
Niagara Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls 
River Cree, Edmonton
River Rock Casino, Richmond

Major Facility Over 8000

Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Bell Centre, Montreal 
Budweiser Gardens, London
Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa 
Mts Centre, Winnipeg 
?Rexall Place, Edmonton
Rogers Arena, Vancouver 
?Scotiabank Centre, Halifax
?Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
*The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto

Major Facility Under 8000

Brandt Centre, Regina
General Motors Centre, Oshawa
?Harbour Station, Saint John 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton 
?Prospera Place, Kelowna 
*Rogers K-Rock Centre, Kingston 
Save-On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria
?Wfcu Centre, Windsor

Management Company

Arts & Crafts, Toronto
Bedlam Management, Toronto
Bruce Allen Talent, Vancouver
Chris Smith Management, Toronto
Coalition Music, Toronto
Eggplant Entertainment, Toronto
Last Gang Management, Toronto/Montreal 
*Ovo, Toronto
Rgk Entertainment Group, Toronto
Sonic Entertainment, Halifax
Watchdog Management, Vancouver
Watson Entertainment, Toronto
Xo/Sal & Co, Toronto

Performing Arts Centre Over 1500

Burton Cumming Theatre For The Perfoming Arts, Winnipeg 
Centre In The Square, Kitchener 
Jack Singer Concert Hall In Arts Commons, Calgary 
*Massey Hall, Toronto
National Arts Centre, Ottawa
?Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver
Paces Des Arts, Montreal 
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver 
Sony Centre, Toronto

Performing Arts Centre Under 1500

Algonquin Commons Theatre, Ottawa
Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay 
Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
?Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg
Royal Theatre, Victoria 
The Rebecca Cohn, Halifax
Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal 
*Vogue Theatre, Vancouver 


Aeg Live
Collective Concerts
Ink Entertainment 
*Live Nation 
Paul Mercs Concerts 

Canadian Independent Label 

604 Records, Vancouver 
Cadence Music 
*Dine Alone Records, Toronto
?Eone Music Canada, Toronto
?Indica Records, Montreal 
Last Gang Records, Toronto 
Mdm Recordings, Toronto
Open Road Recordings, Toronto
Secret City Records, Montreal 
Six Shooter Records, Toronto
True North Records, Waterdown
Wax Records, Toronto

Major Label 


Digital Music Retail Service

Hmv Digital 

Digital Music Streaming Service

Apple Music
Cbc Music 
Google Play Music 
Stingray Music 
Tidal Music 

Independent Distributor Of The Year 

Dep Distribution 
Distribution Select 
Fontana North 
Outside Music 
Sonic Unyon Distribution 

Independent Record Store

Cheap Thrills, Montreal 
Compact Music, Ottawa
Fred’s Records, St. John’s
?Freecloud Records, Edmonton
?Neptoon Records, Vancouver
Red Cat Records, Vancouver 
Rotate This, Toronto
*Sonic Boom, Toronto
?Soundscapes, Toronto
Taz Records, Halifax, Ns
Zulu Records, Vancouver, Bc

Mass Merchant/Retail Chain 

Groupe Archambault 
*HMV Canada
Sunrise Records

Music Journalist/Critic

*Alan Cross, A Journal Of Musical Things
Andrew King, Canadian Musician 
Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
David Farrell, Fyi Music News 
?Jamieson Cox, Time/Pitchfork/ The Verge 
Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun 
Jonathan Dekel, National Post Online/Cbc
Karen Bliss, Billboard 
Keith Sharp, Music Express
Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight 
Richard Trapunski, Chartattack

Music Publisher 

Casablanca Media Publishing 
Hyvetown Publishing 
Cadence Songs
?Nettwerk Music Group 
Peer Music 
Roots 3 Music Inc.
Sony Atv Music Publishing Canada
Third Side Publishing 
Universal Music Publishing 
Warner Chappell Publishing 

Recording Studio 

Armoury, Vancouver
Fast Forward, Montreal 
Mcc Studios, Calgary 
?Metalworks, Mississauga
Nimbus 9, Vancouver 
Noble Street Studios, Toronto
The Orange Lounge, Toronto
Phase One Studios, Toronto
Revolution Recording, Toronto
Sonic Temple, Halifax
*The Warehouse, Vancouver

Music Publicist 

Darren Weeks, Stage Fright Publicity, Barrie
Joelle May, Mod May Promotions, Vancouver
Ken Beattie, Killbeat Music, Toronto
?Marilis Cardinal, Cardinal Pr, Montreal
Matt Charlton, Pigeon Row, Halifax
*Mavis Harris, Universal, Toronto
Melissa Brisson, Festival D’ete, Quebec City 

Music Schools

Harris Institute, Toronto
*Metalworks, Mississauga
Nimbus, Vancouver 
?Oiart, London
Trebas, Montreal/Toronto


Music Director Major Market 

Amy “Race” Ballard - Hot 899 - Ottawa 
Brandy Taylor - Sonic 102.9 - Edmonton 
*Chris Lynch - X929 - Calgary
Christine Fitzgerald/Mike Religa - Indie 88.1 - Toronto
?Jasmina Koga - Virgin 94.5 - Vancouver 
Jeremy Slattery - Kiss - Toronto
Jessica Jackson - The Bear - Edmonton 
Lisa Grossi - Chum Fm - Toronto
Tyler Hall - Virgin 98.5 - Calgary 

Music Director Secondary 

*Anna Zee - Q104 - Halifax
Bryan Capistrano - The Zone - Victoria 
Gary Grivich - Bx93 - London
Mark Cameron - Fm96 - London
Mark Munroe - Klite - Hamilton 
Paul Morris - Htz Fm - St. Catharines 
Rob Michaels - The Ocean 98.5 - Victoria 
Scott James - The Q - Victoria 
Toni Ross - Fresh Fm - London 

Music Director Small Market 

Chad Benson - 104. 7 2 Day Fm - Grande Prairie 
Danny Ismond - Gx94/Cfgw - Yorkton 
Dennis Allan - 101.3 Kraze Fm - Red Deer 
James Cormier - 106.9 Capital Fm - Moncton 
Leigh Robert - Country 104 - Woodstock/London
*Scott Mcgregor - 98. The Bridge - Lethbridge 
Shawna Prince - Rock 97.7 - Grande Prairie 
?Shilo Bellis - Xl Country 96.9 - Moncton 

On Air Talent Major Market 

Garner Andrews - Sonic 102.9 - Edmonton
Gerry Forbes - Cjay - Calgary
Jonny, Holly & Nira - Virgin 94. 5 - Vancouver
Mauler, Rush Jenni & Josie - Hot 899 - Ottawa
Nat & Drew - Qm/Fm - Vancouver
*Roz & Mocha - Kiss 92.5 - Toronto
Ryder In The Morning - Hot 107 - Edmonton
Stu Jeffries - Boom 97.3 - Toronto 
Wheeler In The Morning - Citi Fm - Winnipeg 

On Air Talent Secondary Market

*Biggs & Barr - Htz Fm - St. Catharines
Bj & The Q Morning Crew - Q104 - Halifax
Dave & Rachel - Bx93 - London 
?Griff Henderson & Caroline Parker - 92.9 Jack Fm Halifax
Kevin & Cliff - Rock 97.7 - Grande Prairie 
Peter Moya & Jc Douglas - C100 - Halifax
Poncho In The Morning With Cassie - Rock 105. 3 - Medicine Hat 
Rick Hodge & Lori - Ez Rock - St Catharines 
Taz Kelly & Rains - Fm96 - London 

Program Director Major Market 

*Al Ford - Sonic/Jack - Vancouver 
Chad Martin - Virgin - Calgary 
Curtis Strange - 103.5 Qm/Fm - 94.5 Virgin - Vancouver 
David Corey - Chum Fm - Toronto 
Gayle Zarbatany - Kiss/Jack - Calgary 
Rob Vavrek - 100.3 The Bear/Tsn 1260 - Edmonton 
Scott Metcalfe - 680 News - Toronto 
Taylor Jukes - 99.9 Virgin - Toronto 
Wendy Duff - Chfi - Toronto 

Program Director Secondary Market

Andy Ross - 96. 3 Cruz Fm - Saskatoon 
Brad Gibb - Fm 96/103.1 Fresh/Country 104 - London
Brad Muir - C100/The Bounce - Halifaz
*Jeff Winskell - Htz Fm - St. Catharines 
John Shields - The Zone - Victoria 
Mark Addams - 100.3 The Q - Victoria 
Michael Allard - Kiss - Sudbury 
Trevor Wallworth - Q104 - Halifax

Program Director Small Market

Brian Young - Energy 99.7/Country 105 - Peterborough
*Dennis Allen - Kraze - Red Deer
Jd Anderson - The Goat - Llyodminster
Kristen Diehl - Juice 103.9 - Kelowna
Mark Burley - Sun Fm - Kelowna
Matt Cleveland - 106.9 Capital Fm - Fredericton
Pat Kerr - 103.7 Bob Fm - Brockville
Scott Sexsmith - Kiss/ Country 104.3 - Sault Ste Marie
Teresa Laynes - Star Fm - Chilliwack


Beater Bonanza Rv Edition - 100.3 The Q - Victoria
Calgary’s Newest Millionaire - 98.5 Virgin - Calgary 
Concert In A Castle With Dnce - Virgin 99.9 - Toronto 
Manners Movement - Sonic 102.9 - Edmonton 
Noisy Neighbour- Indie 88 - Toronto 
*Peak Pride Wedding - The Peak - Vancouver 
The New Normal - Hot 899 - Ottawa 
Totally G80S - Boom 97.3 - Toronto 

Station Small Market

106.1 The Goat - Llyodminster 
106. 9 Capital Fm - Fredericton 
94.3 The Goat - Prince George 
*99.9 Sun Fm - Kelowna 
Country 104 - Woodstock 
Energy 99.7 - Peterborough 
Jr Fm - Brockville 
?Kraze 101.3 - Red Deer 

Station Medium Market 

102.3 Jack Fm - London 
105.7 Ez Rock - St. Catharines 
107.3 Kool Fm - Victoria 
92.9 Jack Fm - Halifax
96.3 Cruz Fm - Saskatoon 
97.5 Virgin - London 
*977 Htz Fm - St. Catharines 
?Chym 96.7 - Kitchener 
?Fm96 - London 

Station Country 

Bx93 - London 
Cisn - Edmonton 
Country 104 - Woodstock/London 
Country 105 - Peterborough 
*Country 105 Fm - Calgary 
Jf Fm - Vancouver 
?Qx104 - Winnipeg 

Station Chr

104.9 Virgin Radio - Edmonton 
91.7 The Bounce - Edmonton 
94. 5 Virgin Radio - Vancouver 
98.5 Virgin Radio - Calgary 
99.9 Virgin Radio - Toronto 
Hot 107 - Edmonton 
Kiss 92.5 - Toronto 
*The New Hot 899 - Ottawa 

Station A/C

102.9 K-Lite - Hamilton 
103.1 Fresh Fm - London 
103. 5 Qmfm - Vancouver 
98.1 Chfi - Toronto 
?C100 - Halifax 
*Chum Fm - Toronto 
?Chym 96. 7 - Kitchener 
?Z953 - Vancouver 

Station Rock 

100.3 The Bear - Edmonton 
94.9 The Rock - Toronto 
?Chom Fm - Montreal 
?Citi- Fm - Winnipeg 
?Cjay 92 - Calgary 
*Indie 88.1 - Toronto 
?Q104 - Halifax 
Sonic 102.9 - Edmonton 
?X929 - Calgary 

Station Classic Gold

92.9 Jack Fm - Halifax
96. 9 Jack Fm - Vancouver 
*Boom 97.3 - Toronto 
?Chez 106 - 0Ttawa 
Lg 104.3 - Vancouver 
?Q107 - Calgaty 
?Q107 - Toronto 
Rock 101 - Vancouver 
?Xl103 - Calgary 

Station Multicultural

101.7 World Fm - Edmonton 
*Chin - Toronto 
?Cirv Fm 88.9 - Toronto 
Cmr 101.3 0 Toronto 
Fm 94.7 - Calgary 
Fm 96. 1 - Vancouver 

Station News/Talk

*680 News - Toronto 
Am 980 - London
?Cfax 1070 - Victoria 
?Cjad - Montreal 
?Cjob - Winnipeg 
News 1130 - Vancouver 
News 957 - Halifax 
?Newstalk 1010 - Toronto 
Tsn 1260 - Edmonton

Stay tuned for a full report plus photos from the event.


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