Recap: CIMA's Fourth Annual Celebration & Awards Gala
We're still reeling from Monday's Awards Gala! CIMA is incredibly proud to have honoured this year's recipients and nominees at The Phoenix Concert Theatre amongst over 200 industry peers. It was an evening of camaraderie, good food, refreshments aplenty, and of course, wonderful live music by Ryan Langdon, Lights, Sam Cash, Hayden, Serena Ryder, Taurey Butler and Stephen Stanley.
Congratulations once again to our 2018 honourees:
Entrepreneur Award: Chris Taylor, Entertainment One (eOne Music Canada) - Presented by Gowling WLG
Brian Chater Industry Award: Sandy Pandya, Pandyamonium Management Inc. – Presented by Merlin
Builder Award: Jim West, Justin Time Records - Presented by Bell Media
Marketing Award: Six Shooter Records for Whitehorse's Panther in the Dollhouse - Presented by Select Distribution
Unsung Hero Award: Dave Bookman, Indie88Toronto - Presented by Slaight Music
CIMA would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the night possible: Fentunes Events, Platform Productions Inc., Roxton Media, The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Martin Melhuish, Odario Williams, Lana Gay and Blazing Kitchen.
...and last but certainly not least, thank you once again to the generous support of our 2018 sponsors:
Ontario Media Development Corp. (OMDC)
Award Sponsors: Bell Media, GOWLING WLG, Merlin, Select Distribution and Slaight Music.
Playlist Partner: Apple Music
Reception Sponsor: Merlin
Artist Sponsors: CONNECT Music Licensing and SiriusXM
Patron Sponsors: ACTRA RACS, CMRRA, LYRICFIND, Cassels Brock, Re:Sound, SOCAN and Spotify.
Beverage Sponsors: Jackson-Triggs and Amsterdam Brewery.
You can read more about Monday's event here:
The official photos from the night (courtesy of David Leyes Photography) have been posted on our Facebook page.