Women In Music Canada unveils 2024 honours nominees

Women In Music Canada unveils 2024 honours nominees

Women In Music Canada is thrilled to share the nominees for the 2024 Women In Music Canada Honours.

The second annual Honours event will take place on March 5 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON where the recipients will be recognized and celebrated alongside a showcase of incredible performances.

Tickets are available here, with special rates available for WIMC Premium Members.

See below for the full of nominees.  “We are grateful for the inspiring list of submissions that we received this year,” shares WIMC Executive Director, Robyn Stewart. “There are so many incredible women and gender diverse creators and innovators doing important work in this industry, from those who have been breaking down barriers for decades, to others starting new, ground-breaking projects that deserve to be amplified. Congratulations today to all of this year’s nominees on their success this past year and beyond. I can’t wait to come together with our community March 5 to celebrate your work.”  The 2024 nominees were determined by a jury of 26 industry professionals and the WIMC of Directors Honours Committee. Submissions for consideration were made by the prospective honouree or another Canadian colleague. The final recipients will be adjudicated by a finalist jury, with the exception of two categories – Artist of the Year, presented by Amazon Music, and Change Maker of the Year (formerly Distinguished Leader), presented by the National Arts Centre – which will be decided on by open vote within the music community. Voting is now open here The WIMC Honours program is designed to celebrate and support Canadian innovators and creators who have had outstanding success in their field in the eligibility year (December 2022 through December 2023 for annual-based categories). Categories are: Artist of the Year (presented by Amazon Music), Change Maker of the Year (presented by National Arts Centre), Entrepreneur of the Year (presented by Believe and TuneCore), Excellence in Live Music, International Leader of the Year, Organization of the Year, Career Achievement Honour (formerly Trailblazer), and the Women In Music Rising Leader (formerly the Honour Roll). The Career Achievement Honour will recognize five industry professionals who have been making waves for 20+ years, while the Women In Music Rising Leader will also recognize five emerging industry professionals and creators. The 2024 honourees will receive packages from gifting partners and woman-owned Canadian businesses. The Honours awards presentation will be hosted by Saroja Coelho, host of Mornings on CBC Music, and will include a showcase of incredible talent. Supported by Ontario Creates, performances will include JUNO-nominated South African-Canadian singer-songwriter, Zaki Ibrahim, and “Canada’s Queen of Boogie” Maya Killtron, with more to be announced soon.

2024 WOMEN IN MUSIC CANADA HONOURS:Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024Venue: Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto)Time: 6:00 p.m. doors | 7:00 p.m. Honours presentation beginsTickets: purchase here 2024 WOMEN IN MUSIC CANADA HONOURS NOMINEES:Artist of the Year (presented by Amazon Music)The BeachesFawn WoodJESSIAJess MoskalukeLU KALATegan and Sara Change Maker of the Year (presented by National Arts Centre)Cheryl Hickman – Opera on the AvalonDiana Hellson – Rudegang EntertainmentErin Benjamin – Canadian Live Music AssociationSam Slattery – CARASStephanie Hutchinson – National Music Centre / YYC Music Awards / Chronograph Records Entrepreneur of the Year (presented by TuneCore and Believe)Alysha Brilla – Sunny Jam RecordsBillie Jo Aasen – The Festival CompanyJoanne Setterington – Indoor Recess / Indoor Recess Public RelationsJoelle May – Sakamoto MusicLisa Patterson – LPM Lisa Patterson Music / Fearless Creative Inc. Excellence in Live MusicAlica Hall – Nia Centre for the ArtsEbonnie Rowe – Honey Jam / PhemPhat ProductionsMira Silvers – Mira Silvers / FORT AgencyNatasha Blackwood – Natasha Blackwood / First LightNathalie Burri – Live Nation Canada Organization of the YearUnison FundPossibility SeedsSOCANChange the BeatNova Scotia Music Week International AchievementAli Harnell – Ali Harnell / Live Nation WomenJenn Essiembre – 300 EntertainmentKarma Bertelsen – FUGALara Baker – The BKRYMaylee ToddShahida Mausi – The Right Productions Career AchievementCarey Riley – Sony Music CanadaKaren Bliss – JournalistKatrina Lopes – KL ManagementLisa Zbitnew – Bandwidth Music and MarketingMartha Johnson – Martha and the MuffinsMeg Symsyk – FACTORMelissa Langley – DJ MelBoogieShauna de Cartier – Six Shooter RecordsSusan Rosenberg – Live Nation CanadaYvonne Matsell – Promoter Women In Music Canada Rising LeadersAdaeze Hubbard – EzeadaAngie RandisiChelsea O’Neill – Live Nation CanadaClaire Boning – Misfit Music MGMTDreyuh Safo – Universal Music CanadaEve Sharabi – MRG LiveGood + Plenty Producers ClubJoanne Hill – Sydney Blu / Change the Beat (23by23)Katrina Kernaghan – TikTokAyo Leilani – Witch ProphetSeny Kassaye – FORT Agency

About Women in Music Canada:Women in Music Canada (WIMC) is a registered non-profit organization and one of the largest music industry associations in Canada. The organization is dedicated to fostering gender equality in the music industry through the support and advancement of professionals and creatives at every stage of their career. The goal is to strengthen the social-economic balance of the music industry by providing professional development, support and resources for our community. Women in Music Canada hosts educational, career development and networking events alongside broader programming initiatives, industry engagement, research and advocacy to serve the needs of our diverse community. Our panels, seminars, webinars, workshops and performance serve to educate, empower, and celebrate women contributions to the music world, and strengthen community ties. Women in Music Canada acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations throughout Canada, specifically our headquarters in the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration. www.womeninmusic.ca


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