And the Winners Are????

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And the Winners Are????

NO one will know until we have the nomination process completed and people have cast their votes.  However, I am pleased to announce the eligibility criteria for the inaugural CMA Ontario awards are as follows:

The overall eligibility criteria for an artist/group or company for ALL categories is:

1.      The artist must be a member in good standing with the CMA Ontario.  For a group or duo at least 50% of the members must meet the Ontario residency requirement.

2.      Must be a business that is operating in the province of Ontario.

3.      To be considered an Ontario resident by the CMA Ontario, the artist must have been born in the province of Ontario; OR maintained a permanent resident in the province of Ontario for a period of two consecutive years.

4.      Have commercially released one recording that was released between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2012.

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

This Award is based upon individual performance, either on record or in person within the eligibility period.  One Award is presented to the Artist.  The artist must meet the residency eligibility criteria and have a commercially released recording that was released between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2012.

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

This Award is based upon individual performance, either on record or in person within the eligibility period.  One Award is presented to the Artist.  The artist must meet the residency eligibility criteria and have a commercially released recording that was released between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2012.

 

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

A Group or Duo is defined as an Act, composed of two or more people, all of whom normally perform together. The Act may include an individual who has, or currently does perform, as a solo artist under a name different than that of the group or duo. This Award is based on the performance of the Group or Duo as a unit, either on record or in person within the eligibility period.  At least 50% of the Group or Duo must meet the CMA Ontario’s residency eligibility criteria.  The group or duo must meet the residency eligibility criteria and have a commercially released recording that was released between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2012.

 

RISING STAR AWARD

This category is open only to those artists who are not being nominated for Female, Male or Group of Duo of the year categories. Nominees in this category are eligible in all other categories in the current year.  No artist or group shall be nominated for the Rising Star Award more than twice. The artist must meet the residency eligibility criteria and have a commercially released recording that was released between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2012.

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

This Award is for single tracks only.  Tracks from albums are not eligible unless they have been released as singles during the eligibility period.  The artist must meet the residency eligibility criteria and have a commercially released recording that was released between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2012.

 

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

This Award is not based on the songwriters’ body of work, but rather an individual song released to radio during the eligibility period.  A song from a Greatest Hits album is eligible.  A songwriter(s) may receive multiple nominations determined by the release of their songs within the eligibility period. Consideration should be given to lyrics, music, and public acceptance of the song. One Award is presented to (each of) the songwriter(s).  The songwriter(s) must meet the residency eligibility criteria and have had a song(s) commercially released on a recording by themselves or another artist that was released between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2012.

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

This Award is for an album as a whole unit.  An Album is defined as a project containing no less than six (6) tracks and can be a special project or commemorative package.  The Album must have been released during the eligibility period and have a commercially released recording that was released between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2012.

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Major Market) AWARD

This award recognizes the Canadian country radio station that exemplifies the development of Canadian country talent through the presentation of music on their station through (but not limited to) community involvement, promotions, leadership and recognition.  Major Market is considered to be a radio station that is based in a city with 100,000 plus population.

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Secondary Market) This Award recognizes the Canadian country radio station that exemplifies the development of Canadian country talent through presentation of the music on their station through (but not limited to) community involvement, promotions, leadership and recognition.  A secondary market station is defined as a radio station that is based in a community with less than a 100,000 population.

Any radio station is entitled to submit for consideration.  One Award will presented to the Radio Station in the major market and one in the secondary.

So get your pens ready to start the nomination process.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  Remember these awards are to celebrate you!!!!