Music Industry News Network [07-31-2017]

Calgary's YYC Music Awards: And The 2017 Nominees Are...

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Recognizing the talent and achievements of Calgary's music community, the YYC MUSIC AWARDS shines the spotlight on Canada's fourth largest city, and the vibrant music scene that calls it home.

Honouring artists in 19 categories for this year's 2nd annual gala being held on September 24th at The Palace Theatre, the YYC MUSIC AWARDS is proud to announce its 2017 nominees, which includes one new category for Industry Person of the Year. The People's Choice Award voted by fans is currently underway, with a closing date of August 19th. Fans who wish to vote for nominees in that category can visit the following link: https://yycmusicawards.com/categories/2017-nominees/peoples-choice-award/. The top 5 nominees will be announced at a later date.

"We are extremely excited to see Calgary's rich music scene has produced a variety of amazing nominees for this year's YYC Music Awards. The YYCMA wishes every nominee the best of luck this year and in their future endeavors. We're also proud of our expansion from last year's awards. We have a bigger venue at The Palace Theatre with a "red carpet" experience, great live performances along with an after party event to follow." comments YYCMA Media Director Shannon Ambrose.

Tickets for the 2017 YYC Music Awards are available at the following link: https://www.myshowpass.com/yyc-music-awards/

Event Details:
YYC Music Awards
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Doors Open @ 6:00 pm - Starts @ 7:00 pm - Ends @ 2:00 am
The Palace Theatre
219 8 Ave SW,
Calgary, AB
T2P 7N2

And The 2017 YYC Music Awards Nominees Are....

Alternative Recording of the Year:
Amelie Patterson - Roll Honey Roll
Amy Hef - What Comes Next?
Mindseed - Rush Hour Crush
The Static Shift - Common Bliss
White Chocolate Thunder - Take My Hand

Blues Recording of the Year:
Britt Walchuck - Mamma Told Me
Carly Reirson - Fantasy
Williams, Wayne & Isaak - Messed Up Daddy

Country Recording of the Year:
Drew Gregory - All About It
FOXX Worthee - Sweet Revenge Sweet Revenge
JJ Shiplett - Something to Believe In
Mark Lorenz - Smoke Clears
Shane Harluk - I Like You Best

Female Artist of the Year:
Amelie Patterson - Honey Roll
Amy Hef - What Comes Next?
Carly Reirson - Fantasy
FOONYAP - The Fun Machine
Lisette Xavier - Starcrossed

DJ/Electronic Recording of the Year:
Citysleep - II
Esette - The Rise featuring Piper Davis
Restrickted - Rev'd Up Ft Kay L
Titus1 - Shoulda Known
Zach Taylor – Insomniac

Group of the Year:
Citysleep - II
Julius Sumner Miller - Why Is It So?
Locomotive Ghost - Into the Glow
The New Electric - Living Loud
The Sweets - Wild

Industry Person of the Year:
Candace Webber – Stampede City Sessions Live Music Broadcast Series, President & Executive Producer
Graham Mackenzie – Major Minor Music Project
Kodi Hutchinson – JazzYYC, Producer, Radio Host & Director
Mike Little – Legion Lounge Studio, Producer, Musician & Mentor
Patrick MacIntyre – Ironwood Stage & Grill, Manager

Jazz Recording of the Year:
Al Muirhead - Northern Adventures - The Canada Sessions Vol. 1
Brendan Rothwell - This is Love
Cheryl Fisher - Quietly There
Johnny Summer - When It's Christmas Time
MJ de Waal - Sophisticated Lady

Male Artist of the Year:
Jake Vance - The Poet
JJ Shiplett - Something to Believe In
Matt Blais - Set Me Free
Ruben Young - Take Her Down
SEVEN - Run It feat. Merkules

Metal Recording of the Year:
All Above Me - King & Crown
Burning Effigy - Lost Serenity
Julius Sumner Miller - Why Is It So?
Red Cain - Hiraeth
SPURN - Comfort In Nothing

Music Video of the Year:
Chron Goblin - Backwater
FOONYAP - The Fun Machine
JJ Shiplett - Darling, Let's Go Out Tonight
King Dylan - Untouchable
Matt Blais - Set Me Free

People’s Choice:
TBA August 20th

Pop Recording of the Year:
Boy and Gurl - LOSS
JOELLE - Rag Doll
King Dylan - Untouchable
Locomotive Ghost - Into the Glow
Ruben Young - Take Her Down

Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year:
A.Y.E - Nox
Kay L - I'll Be Fine
Kay L - In This Moment
King Dylan - Untouchable
SEVEN - Run It feat. Merkules

Rock Recording of the Year:
Cable Street - Right Beside You
Stricken One - Despite
The Heirlooms - Touch You
The Static Shift - Common Bliss
White Chocolate Thunder - Take My Hand

Roots/Folk Recording of the Year:
Jake Vance - The Poet
JJ Shiplett - Something to Believe In
Locomotive Ghost - Into the Glow
Matt Blais - Set Me Free
Nancy Laberge - For Loving You

Singer/Songwriter of the Year:
Drew Gregory - All About It
Dustin Farr - Slow Burn
Dustin Farr - We Are Alberta
JJ Shiplett - Something to Believe In
Matt Blais - Set Me Free

Single of the Year:
Drew Gregory - All About It
JJ Shiplett - Something to Believe In
JOELLE - Rag Doll
Locomotive Ghost - Into the Glow
SEVEN - Run It feat. Merkules

Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award:
Benevolent Like Quietus
Kate Stevens
Poke the Bear
The Static Shift
The Sweets

In addition, the YYC Music Awards is accepting volunteer applications leading up to and for the gala along with membership for CMSC – Calgary Music Selection Committee, who are our voting members.

Volunteer Application: http://yycmusicawards.com/volunteer
Join CMSC: http://yycmusicawards.com/cmsc/
Sponsorship Inquiries: http://yycmusicawards.com/sponsorship

For more info: YYCMusicAwards.com

About:
The YYC MUSIC AWARDS celebrates the artists that embrace Calgary as home; entertaining and supporting its arts and culture. The award event was founded by music industry professionals, with backgrounds in artist management, booking agents, media as well as recording studio production/engineering.

DIRECTORS | ORGANIZERS
Leanne Harrison | Program Director
Shannon Ambrose | Public Relations & Media Director
Darren GiIbert | Production Director
Sarah FiedIer | Artist Liaison
Erin HaII | Sponsorships & Fundraising


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