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Meghan Patrick Leads CMAOntario Awards with 3 Wins On June 5 th , The Country Music Association of Ontario ( CMAOntario ) celebrated the 10 th anniversary of the CMAOntario Awards , with 20 award presentations at Centennial Hall . Meghan Patrick led with three wins for Album of the Year , Female Artist of the Year , and the Compass Award .
Hosted by Jason McCoy and Robyn Ottolini , the CMAOntario Awards included performances by Tebey , Robyn Ottolini , Genevieve Fisher , Sacha , Jason Blaine , Kristine St-Pierre , Nate Haller , River Town Saints , The Western Swing Authority , and special guest Aaron Goodvin . Cory Marks and Tim Hicks teamed up for “ Blame It on The Double ,” and in a tribute to Impact Award recipient Carroll Baker , the CMAOntario Awards also included a performance from guest artists Michelle Wright , Beverley Mahood , Stacey Lee Guse , and Patricia Conroy .
The CMAOntario Awards closed out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend , which happened from June 2-5 , 2022 , with a series of events and concerts packed with Ontario ’ s top country music stars in London , ON . The weekend included the Legacy Revival , Songs & Stories : Songwriters in the Round , Bonfire , Tailgate Party , the two-day R2i Tune- Up Conference , plus a new , free street fair .
To see the full list of winners and for more information , go to www . cmaontario . ca .
Women in Music Canada Women in Music Canada is inviting the hundreds of women and underrepresented gender identity artists and industry professionals across Canada to register for its new , official Women in Music Canada Directory . The aim is for the directory to be a valuable resource not only to identify and connect with other women and underrepresented gender identity professionals across our country , but also a great way to expand one ’ s professional network and gain more career opportunities .
Women in Music Canada is a registered non-profit organization and one of the largest music industry associations in Canada . It ’ s dedicated to fostering gender equality in the music industry through the support and advancement of female-identifying professionals and creatives at every stage of their careers . The goal is to strengthen the socialeconomic balance of the music industry by providing professional development , support , and resources for the community .
For more information , contact WIMC : info @ womeninmusic . ca , www . womeninmusic . ca .
Western Canadian Music Alliance The Western Canadian Music Alliance will be holding a second BreakOut West in 2022 . This edition of the music festival and conference will be held in Calgary from Sept . 28 to Oct . 2 , 2022 .
“ As a past president with BreakOut West and now working with Alberta Music as interim executive director , I couldn ’ t be more excited to have the event coming to Calgary ,” says Christine Rogerson . “ Following the tough years our industry has seen recently , we are keen to enliven the music community in Calgary , bringing original , live music safely to venues and fans .”
In partnership with Tourism Calgary , the Province of Alberta , and the National Music Centre , BreakOut West will return to the city after having previously celebrated there in 2004 and 2013 . Venues throughout Calgary ’ s downtown core and in the Music Mile will welcome musicians from across western Canada and internationally .
For more information , go to www . breakoutwest . ca .
CIMA The Canadian Independent Music Association ( CIMA ) is featuring news from its member companies in its weekly newsletter . If
a member of CIMA has an announcement about their company , a recent artist release / livestream , a new artist deal , an online webinar they ’ re organizing or participating in , etc ., complete the form below .
CIMA is sharing several stories each week in the newsletter under Member News . As this deadline is ongoing , members can submit announcements as often as they ’ d like .
To submit an announcement , complete the form at www . surveymonkey . com / r / 88KTW9Y .
Music • Musique NB Music NB is hosting Conference ( 506 ) in Moncton this fall , in two separate segments . The first , called In Theory , takes place on Sept . 16-18 , 2022 , and is for selected artists only . The second , In Practice , takes place on Oct . 21-22 and is for the whole music industry .
Conference ( 506 ) is a multi-stage program that helps emerging and developing artists build sustainable careers in the music industry . The association says the province is teaming with musical talent , far exceeding the infrastructure and professional resources available . Conference ( 506 ) aims to give artists the tools to achieve the next step in their careers .
An artist must be a current member of Music · Musique NB to be selected for Conference ( 506 ). If selected , they are expected to take part in all programmed events . Music · Musique NB encourages submissions from members of diverse communities ,