The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has announced 2019’s CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala honorees, celebrating leaders in the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the music industry. The gala will be held June 10 in Toronto at a to-be-announced venue.
This year, the Builder Award goes to Kim Cooke of Pheromone Recordings and Revolution Recording Studio; the Brian Chater Industry Award goes to Allison Outhit, currently with Six Shooter Records but formerly of FACTOR; the Entrepreneur Award goes to Shauna de Cartier, CEO of Six Shooter Records; and the Unsung Hero Award goes to Yvonne Matsell, concert booker and co-founder of the NXNE festival and conference.
The night’s Marketing Award winner will be announced at the event, after all three nominees are highlighted: Last Gang Records for Harrison’s Apricity, Arts & Crafts for Dan Mangan‘s More or Less and Endemic Marketing for Good Lovelies’ Shapeshifters.
“We are thrilled to once again celebrate those who create, support and strengthen Canadian independent music,” said CIMA president Stuart Johnston in a statement. “We are so pleased to recognize this year’s honourees for their outstanding dedication to our Canadian music industry.”