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Announcing the First-Ever Calgary Music Awards

Calgary Music Awards 2016 logo

It’s hard to believe that Calgary hasn’t had its own music awards event up until now. But this is a good time to start, what with the Junos in the city this year and with the imminent opening of the National Music Centre.  From the press release:

Recognizing the achievements of Calgary’s music community, the YYC Music Awards is proud to announce their inaugural year in supporting and celebrating the wide range of musical talent based in the city. Honouring artists in 19 categories (list below), the YYC Music Awards is taking submissions until April 16th for this year’s first annual gala being held on September 25th at a venue later to be announced.
The YYC Music Awards are founded by music industry veterans Darren Gilbert (producer, Off The T-Can Studio), Shannon Ambrose (The Portal Magazine), Larry Mayell (artist manager) & Leanne Harrison (SIN Agency) to celebrate the artists that embrace Calgary at home, entertaining and supporting its arts and culture.
“With 2016 proclaimed as Calgary’s Year of Music, we felt it perfect timing to announce the YYC MUSIC AWARDS to take place this September. We think it’s deserving to shine the spotlight on Canada’s third largest city and its vibrant music scene.” comments Shannon Ambrose.
Submissions can be made at the following link until April 16th:
The YYC Music Awards categories.
  • Single of the Year
  • Group of the Year
  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Pop Recording of the Year
  • Rap/ Hip-Hop Recording of the Year
  • Country Recording of the Year
  • Roots/ Folk Recording of the Year
  • Rock Recording of the Year
  • Metal Recording of the Year
  • Blues Recording of the Year
  • Jazz Recording of the Year
  • R&B/ Soul Recording of the Year
  • DJ/ Electronic Recording of the Year
  • Alternative Recording of the Year
  • Singer/ Songwriter of the Year
  • Music Video of the Year
  • Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award
  • People’s Choice Award

In addition, the YYC Music Awards is accepting volunteer applications leading up to and for the gala along with membership for CARS (Calgary Association For Recording Selection) Committee, who are our voting members.

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