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Montreal, QC – September 26, 2016
Celebrating a wide range of musical talent, it was a proud night for Calgary’s music community and its artists as the YYC Music Awards hosted its inaugural event at Studio Bell in the National Music Centre this past Sunday on September 25th with MC duties from local comedian Andrew Albert. Artists were honoured in 18 categories with the following winners announced. (listed below).
“The YYC Music Awards committee would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of our inaugural ceremony. We’d also like to thank the city of Calgary, The National Music Centre, all the volunteers and the music community for embracing the idea that it was time our city host its own awards event to recognize the amazing talents that call it home. The YYC Music Awards is for each and every one of you! Stay tuned for the 2nd Annual YYC Music Awards!” comments co-organizer Shannon Ambrose.
And The Winners Are…
ALTERNATIVE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
presented by X92.9 FM Calgary’s Alternative: The Wisers – It’s Safe, I’m Not Here
BLUES RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Debra Power – Even Red Heads Get the Blues
COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR
presented by Wild 95.3 FM Calgary’s New Country: Jason Hastie and The Alibi – Feels Like Home
DJ/ ELECTRONIC RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Zach Taylor – Johnny Hockey
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jocelyn Alice
GROUP OF THE YEAR presented by CBC Calgary: The New Electric
JAZZ RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Al Muirhead – Oop!
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Drew Gregory
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Cowpuncher – “Later On”
POP RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Jocelyn Alice – Jackpot
RAP/ HIP HOP RECORDING OF THE YEAR: DJ Kav (ft. Kay L & Voyce) – Raindrops
ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR: The Static Shift – At Odds
ROOTS/ FOLK RECORDING OF THE YEAR
presented by CKUA Radio: The Northern Beauties – The Northern Beauties
SINGER/ SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Jocelyn Alice
SINGLE OF THE YEAR: Jocelyn Alice – “Jackpot”
ZACKARIAH AND THE PROPHETS MEMORIAL AWARD
presented by The Prophets of Music: Bebo Grove
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: All Above Me
Full list of categories and nominees can be found at: http://yycmusicawards.com/award-categories/
2016 YYC Music Awards Performers:
1. Kay L ft Voyce (Nominated for Pop Recording of The Year)
2. Jason Hastie & The Alibi (Nominated for Country Recording of The Year, Group of The Year, Music Video of The Year, Singer / Songwriter of The Year, Single of The Year)
3. The New Electric (Nominated for Group of The Year, Music Video of Year, Pop Recording of The Year, Single of The Year)
4. Al Muirhead (Nominated for Jazz Recording of The Year, Male Artist of The Year) w/ Tyler Hornby (Nominated for Jazz Recording of The Year, Male Artist of The Year), Kodi Hutchinson of Hutchinson Andrew Trio (Nominated for Jazz Recording of The Year) & Johnny Summer (Nominated for Jazz Recording of The Year)
5. The Wisers (Nominated for Alternative Recording of The Year)
6. Divinity (Nominated for Metal Recording of The Year)
The YYC Music Awards are founded by music industry veterans Darren Gilbert (producer, Off The T-Can Studio), Shannon Ambrose (The Portal Magazine) & Leanne Harrison (SIN Agency) to celebrate the artists that embrace Calgary at home, entertaining and supporting its arts and culture.
The YYC Music Awards purpose is to celebrate the wide range of musical talent in the city of Calgary.
Volunteer Application: http://yycmusicawards.com/volunteers/
Join CMSC: http://yycmusicawards.com/cmsc/
Sponsorship Inquiries: http://yycmusicawards.com/sponsorship-kit/
For more info: www.YYCMusicAwards.com
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