OMDC Newsletter
Summer 2016

Check out the The 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List. Click here for all the nominees. The Short List will be announced on July 14, 2016 and the winners will be announced at a Gala on September 19, 2016.

The 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List Ontario nominees include:
Art Bergmann — The Apostate
Justin Bieber — Purpose
Jean-Michel Blais — II
Basia Bulat — Good Advice
Daniel Caesar — Pilgrim’s Paradise
Tanika Charles — Soul Run
City and Colour — If I Should Go Before You
Dilly Dally — Sore
Drake — VIEWS
Jazz Cartier — Hotel Paranoia
Junior Boys — Big Black Coat
Jessy Lanza — Oh No
Majid Jordan — Majid Jordan
Michelle McAdorey — Into Her Future
Peaches — Rub
PUP — The Dream Is Over
Daniel Romano — Mosey
The Strumbellas — HOPE
U.S. Girls — Half Free
The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness
Donovan Woods — Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled

2nd Annual CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala.

Neill Dixon received the CIMA Leadership Award

CIMA industry honours included the following:

  • Our Unsung Hero Award went to Richard Flohil, who generously used the occasion to shine his own spotlight on Kaïa Kater, Scarlett Jane and Jay Aymar.
  • The Industry Builder Award was given to the very deserving Al Mair – founder of Attic Records and a key figure in the histories of CIMA and CMRRA.
  • Neill Dixon received the CIMA Leadership Award, named for their prolific late president, Brian Chater. Neill accepted by saying, “I feel like I’m standing on the shoulders of a giant”.
  • The winners of their inaugural Marketing Award were Coalition Music, in recognition of their outstanding work with USS.
  • Joel Carriere picked up Entrepreneur of the Year, and a special thanks goes went to his Dine Alone Records for enhancing the night by providing their own hot sauce, colouring books, and 100% Organic Rye.

Congratulations to CMW’s Indie Award Winners

Here are just a few highlights. For a full list of winners click here.

Aboriginal Artist/Group of The Year - A Tribe Called Red (Pirates Blend Records / Sony Music Canada)   Songwriter of The Year - City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)
Single of The Year - Wintersleep "Amerika"(Dine Alone Records)   Group of The Year - The Strumbellas (Six Shooter Records)
Rap/R&B Artist/Group of The Year - Jazz Cartier (Safe & Sound)   Rock Artist/Group of The Year - The Elwins (Hidden Pony Records)
Singer-Songwriter Artist/Group of The Year - Dan Mangan (Arts and Crafts)    

Connect with French Culture with the 34rd edition of Franco-Fête July 10-24!

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

June 22-July 3 Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ottawa, Ontario
June 23-28 American Library Association Annual Conference 2016, Orlando, Florida
July 2-24 Beaches International Jazz Festival 2016, Toronto, Ontario
July 7-17 RBC BluesFest 2016, Ottawa, Ontario
July 14-17 River & Sky Music & Camping Festival, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
July 21 –
Aug. 3
Ottawa Chamberfest 2016, Ottawa, Ontario
July 29-31 Niagara Jazz Festival , Niagara Falls, Ontario
Sept. 8-18 Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Toronto, Ontario
Sept. 30 – Oct. 9 Austin City Limits 2016, Austin City, Texas
Oct. 12-16 16th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival - 2016, Toronto, Ontario
Oct 17-20 MIPCOM - The world's entertainment content market, Cannes, France
Oct. 19 Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, Frankfurt, Germany
Oct.20-21 GameON: Ventures 2016, Toronto, Ontario

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