CIMA Announces 2019 Gala Winners & Nominees

CIMA has announced the recipients and nominees for the fifth annual CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala. This year's honourees will be recognized for their contributions to independent music during the gala on June 10, 2019 in Toronto (venue TBA). The event will be hosted by CBC Music radio personality, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe.

"We are thrilled to once again celebrate those who create, support and strengthen Canadian independent music," said Stuart Johnston, president of CIMA. "We are so pleased to recognize this year's honourees for their outstanding dedication to our Canadian music industry."

2019 Award Honourees:

Builder Award: Kim Cooke, Pheromone Recordings & Revolution Recording Studio
Brian Chater Industry Award: Allison Outhit, Six Shooter Records (formerly FACTOR)
Entrepreneur Award: Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter Records - Presented by Gowling WLG
Unsung Hero Award: Yvonne Matsell, Concert Booker & Co-Founder of NXNE - Presented by Slaight Music

2019 Marketing Award Nominees: Presented by Select Distribution

  • Last Gang Records for Harrison’s Apricity
  • Arts & Crafts for Dan Mangan’s More or Less
  • Endemic Marketing for Good Lovelies’ Shapeshifters

The Marketing Award winner will be announced at the 2019 CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala on June 10.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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