April 25

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Canadian Music Week 2017 – The Crystals, The Indies, The Canadian Radio Music Awards, The Cdn.Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, 2017 Live Music Industry Awards – April 18th-23rd, 2017

Interviewer-Chris Jesse & Videographer-Steve Jesse

The Crystals Awards was proud to present their 2017 Radio Awards for The Best in Canadian Radio Creative, on Wed. April 19th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, as part of Canadian Music Week (CMW), running from April 18-23.

With recognition going out to a great deal of musical talents, it was an especially triumphant night for Luc Du Sault, Andrée-Anne Hallé, and Nicolas Boisvert of Lg2 who received the $10,000 grand prize, for which Nellie Kim of Lg2 Toronto accepted on their behalf.

Canadian Music Week (CMW) announced that 54.40 would be inducted into the Hall of Fames at both The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards (The INDIES) and the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards. 54.40 also performed at The INDIES at the Phoenix Concert Centre on Wednesday, April 19, and at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards on Thursday, April 20 (hosted by Paul Shaffer) and at O’CANNABIZ on Sat., April 22nd at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

With more than three decades of performing and recording behind them, 54.40 boast’s an impressive catalogue of hit songs. Lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54.40 have carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day. Over 35 years, 2500 performances, and 17 album releases the secret to 54.40’s longevity is their ability to redefine and reinvent themselves.

 

Their latest 2016 release, La Difference: A History Unplugged, produced by Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie, is an intimate and unplugged re-imagining of their greatest hits. 54.40 is currently preparing for their 2017 release entitled Keep On Walking.

The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank on Thursday, April 20, 2017, celebrated the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries. Previously announced 2017 inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame include Jann Arden and Arthur Fogel.

The Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88, hosted by Indie88’s Matt Hart and Josie Dye, celebrated the best of independent music – both Canadian and international. In addition to a special performance by 54.40, Hollerado, The Wooden Sky, Repartee (nominated for Pop Artist/Group Of The Year), The Nursery (winners of the Jim Beam Make History Talent Search), and Dan Mangan (recipient of the Make History Award) all performed on Wednesday night.

Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a six-day period from April 18 to 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 50 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.

 

We would like to thank Kaitlin Davis and Sacha Miller of Work Late for the invitation to CMW2017. Also we would like to thank Damien Nelson, Flip Publicity for the invitation to CMW 2017.