OMDC Newsletter
December 2014

Congratulations to Tanya Tagaq’s Animism and Six Shooter Records Winner of The 2014 Polaris Music Prize!

2014 Polaris Music Prize Winner - Tanya Tagaq’s Animism
Six Shooter Records

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Congratulations to Ontario’s 2014 JUNO Award Winners

Here are just a few highlights from Winnipeg. For a complete list of winners click here

 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Serena Ryder (Serenader Source*Universal)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by SiriusXM Canada) - Serena Ryder“Stompa”, “What I Wouldn’t Do” HARMONY – Serena Ryder (Serenader Source*Universal) | “When You Know” – co‐songwriter Matt Epp, LEARNING TO LOSE CONTROL – Matt Epp & The Amorian Assembly (Independent)
  BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Factor And Radio Starmaker Fund) - A Tribe Called Red (Tribal Spirit/Pirates Blend*Sony)
 
ADULT  ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Forever Endeavour - Ron
Sexsmith (Warner)
  TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Ripple Effect - Mike Downes
Addo
 
REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR - Strive - Exco Levi and Kabaka Pyramid (Silly Walks Discotheque*VP)   ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO – Valleyheart - Justin Rutledge (Outside)
 
ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Group (Sponsored
by The Winnipeg Folk Festival) We Still Move On Dance Floors
The Strumbellas (Six Shooter*Warner)
  BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Sponsored By Galaxie, Your Musical Universe) - Can You Hear the Music - Downchild (Linus*eOne)
 
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts) Walk to The Sea - David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana (Tzadik*eOne)   JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Slaight Music) Henry “Cirkut” Walter (co-producer Luke Gottwald) “Wrecking Ball” BANGERZ – Miley Cyrus (RCA*Sony) “Give It 2 U”
BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke (Interscope*Universal)
 
RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR - Robyn Kotyk (Art Director/Designer/Illustrator), Petra Cushieri, Justin Peroff (Designers)
Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 ARTS & CRAFTS VARIOUS ARTISTS (Arts & Crafts*Universal)
  METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR Volition – Protest the Hero
(Protest*Sony)

Congratulations to the 2014 Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMAs) nominees and winners. Click here for a full list of nominees. Here are the Ontario winners.

Best New Group or Solo Artist: Hot AC - Walk Off The Earth, Red Hands
Best New Group or Solo Artist: CHR - Walk Off The Earth, Red Hands
Fans’ Choice - Walk Off The Earth
SOCAN Song of The Year - Red Hands, Written By: Sarah Blackwood, Ryan Marshall, Gianni Luminati, Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter; Performed By Walk Off The Earth
 
Sennheiser Chart Topper Award – Serena Ryder   FACTOR Breakthrough Award - Tim Hicks
Heatseeker Award - Down With Webster

Congratulations to Ontario 2014 SiriusXM Indie Awards Winners

 

Single of the Year – City and Colour – The Lonely Life (Dine Alone Records)

Artist of the Year – City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

Most Played Independent Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

 
Female Artist of the Year – Basia Bulat (Secret City Records)   Must Follow Artist of the Year – Born Ruffians (Paper Bag Records)
 
Alternative Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – July Talk (July Talk/Sleepless Records)   Blues Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – MonkeyJunk (Stony Plain Records)
 
Children’s Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Splash’N Boots (Independent)   Country Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Dean Brody (Open Road Recordings)
 
Dance Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Rosette (Ultra Music)   Electronic Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – A Tribe Called Red (Pirates Blend Records)
 
Folk/Roots Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – The Strumbellas (Six Shooter Records)   Pop Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Fast Romantics (Pipe & Hat)
 
Rap/Hip-Hop Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Shad (Black Box Recordings)   Rock Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Wildlife (Wax Records)
 
Soul/R&B Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Chloe Charles (Athena Music International)   World Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Sultans of Strings (Independent)
Congratulations to Ontario Labels Last Gang Records and Royal Mountain Records for their wins:
 
Male Artist of the Year – Sebastien Grainger (Last Gang Records)   Songwriter of the Year - Mother Mother (Last Gang Records)
 
Live Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – Hollerado (Royal Mountain Records)   Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group or Duo of the Year – PUP (Royal Mountain Records)


Click on link for a full list: 2014 SiriusXM Indie Award Winners.