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CMW's music industry awards honour Canada's best

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TORONTO - Brian Robertson and Gary Slaight will be among those honoured at the Canadian Music Industry Awards (CMIA) gala dinner on Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 pm, part of this year's Canadian Music Week (CMW) festivities.

The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in some 30 different categories covering every aspect of the music and broadcast industries. While Robertson and Slaight will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, other nominees will be honoured for their achievements in such categories as Radio Station of the Year, Major Record Label of the Year and Canadian Talent Development Story of the Year. (See page 3 for complete information).

The Canadian Music Industry Awards will be hosted by celebrated comedian Mike Bullard and will feature performances by music legends Blue Rodeo, and Canadian favorite Tom Cochrane.

Presenting to Brian Robertson will be CARAS Chair Ross Reynolds, and Randy Lennox, President of Universal Music Canada will present to Gary Slaight.

This year's nominations were compiled by a diverse group of over 100 industry professionals. Winners are determined by industry vote.

Tickets are $175 and can be purchased by calling CMW at 905-858-4747 or at CMW registration at the Royal York Hotel March 2-3.

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