CIMA announces recipients and nominees for third annual Gala & Awards Celebration

Today, the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), is proud to announce the recipients of and nominees for the third annual CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala, taking place on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Toronto’s Glass Factory. This year’s recipients will be recognized for their incredible contributions to independent music. Performers for the Gala and Awards Celebration will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are thrilled to return for our third year to celebrate those who create, support and strengthen Canadian independent music,” said Stuart Johnston, President, CIMA. “We are pleased to recognize this year’s recipients for their impressive contributions to the Canadian music industry.”

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2017 Award Recipients

Builder Award: Donald K. Tarlton (DKD) – Presented by Slaight Music
Brian Chater Leadership Award: Sheri Jones (Jones & Co.)
Entrepreneur Award: Rob Lanni & Eric Lawrence (Coalition Music) – Presented by Gowling WLG
Unsung Hero Award: Steve Jordan (Polaris Music Prize) – Presented by MuchFACT

2017 Marketing Award Nominees

Arts & Crafts for Gord Downie’s Secret Path
Dine Alone Records for Monster Truck’s Sittin’ Heavy
Six Shooter Records for Tanya Tagaq’s Retribution
 
The Marketing Award winner will be announced at the Gala and Awards Celebration on June 12. Tickets will be on sale May 10, 2017.

For information about past recipients, please visit:
http://cimamusic.ca/initiatives/cima-annual-celebration-and-awards-gala/

We thank our wonderful sponsors for making the 2017 edition happen: Gowling WLG, MuchFACT, Slaight Music, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), ACTRA RACS, Connect Music Licensing, CMRRA, Fielding Estate Winery, Global Public Affairs, LyricFind, Moosehead, MROC, Re:Sound, SOCAN, Spotify, and the Government of Canada.

Our exclusive playlist partner for the evening is Apple Music.