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2022 CCMA Awards Third Ballot Voting is Now Open

All eligible voting members of the CCMA will receive an email today, July 20, 2022 with voting log-in information.

The email will come “from” CCMA Awards, and the subject line will read 2022 CCMA Awards Third Ballot Voting Site is Now Open.

If you are an eligible CCMA Member and you do not receive an email with a PIN and directions on how to log into the voting site by Friday, July 22, 2022, or should you experience any technical issues with the CCMA Awards voting site, please contact the Yangaroo/DMDS Customer Support Team directly at 1-866-992-9902 or [email protected]. The Yangaroo Customer Support Team is available from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

The Third Ballot will close Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Please note: Only CCMA Members in good standing as of May 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. ET are eligible to vote.

For detailed information on the various components of the CCMA Awards Program, CLICK HERE.

To access the CCMA Awards voting site, CLICK HERE.

COME JOIN THE FUN! VOLUNTEER FOR COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2022!

Country Music Week 2022 in Calgary, Alberta is fast approaching and we’d love for you to join our Volunteer Team!

Country Music Week is made up of three components: a music festival, the CCMA Awards Show Presented by TD, as well as an industry conference which allows the Canadian country music industry to honour those working behind the scenes. We invite the public to volunteer and participate in the 2022 Country Music Week. Volunteers are an integral part of the events and you will be able to work alongside passionate music-lovers and participate in promoting and honouring Canadian country music.

The event will run from Thursday September 8 until Sunday September 11, but please note that volunteers will be required for shifts beginning Wednesday September 7 through to Monday September 12. Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday September 6.

Off Country – Events Submission Form

Country Music Week returns to Calgary for the tenth time September 8-11, 2022! The CCMA presented by TD will take place on Sunday, September 11, in Calgary.

If you want to get in on the fun and have an event that you are thinking of hosting during Country Music Week, fill out the form below to be considered for our event listings!

Event Categories:

CCMA Specials: Are you a local restaurant, bar or hotel? Want to get in on the fun during the Canadian Country Music Awards? Submit your food/drink special, or Country Music Experience here to get it on the fun!

Community Pop-Ups: Any BIA or Community Association activations during Country Music Week.

Friends of CCMA: All non-CCMA sanctioned shows happening in and around official venues and programming. Don’t fall into one of the categories above, but want to get in on the fun? Pitch us your idea by clicking here or the button below.

CCMA 2022 Events Submission Form

Off Country – Call for Artist Submissions

To celebrate all the music genres and styles that are inspired by similar storytelling tradition as country music, Off-Country Music Series will run during Country Music Week (September 8 -11, 2022) and showcase approximately 50 acts in venues along the Music Mile and in surrounding venues in Calgary.

This is a paid performance opportunity. The majority of programming will prioritize Calgary-based artists, but we welcome any artists outside of Calgary to apply! Off Country will feature live music from artists who primarily perform country music on the fringes: Alt-Country, Americana, Roots, Singer-Songwriter, Blues, Rock, etc.

This opportunity is for acts who mostly perform original music and are emerging to mid-level in their careers.
All ages are welcome to apply as we will be programming an emerging artist showcase as well as presenting in some all-ages venues.

Please fill out this form BY AUGUST 2 to be considered.

CCMA Off Country - Artist Intake Form

Voting now open for SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Competition

Calling all Canadian country music fans! Voting now open for SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition

Help decide who will vie for $25,000 and major showcase opportunities

TORONTO – June 2, 2022 – SiriusXM Canada is inviting Canadians to help choose the next big star in country music as voting opens for the fourth annual SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA). The public will decide which of the eight semi-finalists will make it to the final three, to perform at some of Canada’s biggest country music events, embark on an exclusive songwriting trip and compete for the grand prize of $25,000.

Tyler Joe Miller of Surrey, BC, solidified his place as one of Canada’s most loved country musicians when he was named the 2021 SiriusXM Top of the Country winner. “I have always loved performing and will be forever grateful for SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition that gave me an opportunity to realize my dreams,” said Miller. “Having the support of Canadian music fans was exhilarating and I’ll never forget it.”

The 2022 SiriusXM Top of the Country semi-finalists are:

  • Danielle Ryan (Pitt Meadows, BC)
  • Devin Cooper (Innisfail, AB)
  • Five Roses (Montreal, QC)
  • Josh Ross (Waterdown, ON)
  • Kyle McKearney (Calgary, AB)
  • Mallory Johnson (Conception Bay South, NL)
  • Shantaia (Spiritwood, SK)
  • Sacha (Warkworth, ON)

As part of developing the artists, SiriusXM took the semi-finalists into the studio to record their original song and create a behind the scenes video of the contestants. Beginning at 10 a.m. ET today through June 14, country lovers can watch the recordings and cast their votes daily for their favourite artist at siriusxm.ca/topcountry.

“Canada has a country music talent pool that is overflowing with potential and our eight semi-finalists all have star power,” said Jeff Leake, Director, Music, Podcasts & Listenership Analytics, SiriusXM Canada. “Country music fans are in for a treat as they discover some impressive talent and vote for their favourite new artists. Their support will help determine who will be fighting for the title of Canada’s next winner of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country.”

The three artists with the most votes will move to the final round and participate in exclusive mentorship sessions and showcases with industry leaders, a SOCAN songwriting trip and performance opportunities at some of Canada’s biggest music events.

The grand prize winner will be chosen during CCMA’s Country Music Week 2022 in Calgary, Alberta from September 8-11. The finalists will perform live at SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale, airing live on SiriusXM Canada, and will culminate with a soon-to-be-announced headline act making it one of the most exciting nights in Canadian country music!

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country in partnership with the CCMA is part of SiriusXM’s ongoing tradition of promoting and elevating the best emerging Canadian music. SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for Canadian artists through its significant financial contributions and reach.

About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 13 years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

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Free Limited Edition BACK IN THE SADDLE mesh back hat!

BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO BUY TICKETS TO THE 2022 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
AND RECEIVE A FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE AND A CHANCE TO WIN
AN
INCREDIBLE UPGRADE ON YOUR TICKETS*
A COUNTRY MUSIC LOVER’S DREAM!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
You will be snail-mailed a limited edition BACK IN THE SADDLE mesh back hat for every
purchase order. Attached to one of those hats will be a LUCKY HORSESHOE! Find the
lucky horseshoe and you’re eligible for the grand prize that includes a serious upgrade to
your tickets and access to the pre-show red carpet.

LUCKY HORSESHOE WINNER (1 grand prize)

  • Two (2) premium tickets and red carpet access for winner & guest to attend the Canadian Country Music Awards on September 11, 2022
  • Two (2) nights hotel accommodation
  • Dinner for two (2) prior to the CCMA awards show
  • Two (2) tickets to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
  • $200 of Live Country merchandise and $500 spending money

*Offer ends Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 11:59 AM EST.  See www.ccma.org for full contest rules and regulations.

Country Music Week 2022 Delegate Hotel Blocks Open Now

Host Hotels for Country Music Week 2022

The CCMA is pleased to announce that rooms with our Calgary, AB hotel partners for Country Music Week 2022 are now available. We encourage you to book your accommodations early at one of our recommended properties to avoid disappointment in the event of sold-out occupancy.

Why does the CCMA have partner hotels?
The CCMA develops partnerships with hotels in the host city of Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards every year in order to offer CCMA Members the best price possible for their accommodations. In exchange, the partner hotels agree to reserve a number of rooms during the event for CCMA delegates and guests. Partner hotels are centrally located, making it easy to access Country Music Week events.

If you’re a CCMA Member click here to access the CCMA room blocks at our host hotels in Calgary, AB.

The countdown to Country Music Week 2022 is on!

FIRST BALLOT OF THE 2022 CCMA AWARDS PROGRAM OPENS TODAY

All eligible voting members of the CCMA will receive an email today, May 11, 2022, (email distribution begins at 10:00 a.m. ET), with voting log-in information.

The email will come “from” CCMA Awards, and the subject line will read 2022 CCMA Awards First Ballot Voting Site is Now Open.

If you are an eligible CCMA Member and you do not receive an email with a PIN and directions on how to log into the voting site by Friday, May 13, 2022, or should you experience any technical issues with the CCMA Awards voting site, please contact the Yangaroo/DMDS Customer Support Team directly at 1-866-992-9902 or [email protected]. The Yangaroo Customer Support Team is available from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

The First Ballot will close Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Please note: Only CCMA Members in good standing as of May 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. ET are eligible to vote.

For detailed information on the various components of the CCMA Awards Program, CLICK HERE.

To access the CCMA Awards voting site, CLICK HERE.

2022 SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Announces Eight Semi-Finalists

SiriusXM TOP OF THE COUNTRY COMPETITION
ANNOUNCES EIGHT SEMI-FINALISTS
VYING FOR COVETED TITLE

FROM COAST-TO-COAST, CANADA’S TOP EMERGING COUNTRY STARS
WILL COMPETE FOR  $25,000 GRAND PRIZE AND MORE


Toronto, ON (March 23, 2022) — Today, SiriusXM Canada announced the eight semi-finalists for its fourth annual Top of the Country competition, where emerging artists compete to be named Canada’s next big country music star. Shining a spotlight on Canadian talent is a priority for SiriusXM, and in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA), this competition is the ultimate platform to do so. Opportunities to perform at some of the biggest country music events in Canada, a SOCAN songwriting camp, industry mentorships and $25,000, are up for grabs as they proceed to the next stage of the competition.

“We are always so impressed by the caliber of musicians who participate in the competition, and this year is no different. We are thrilled by the submissions we’ve received and for Canadians to learn more about these talented and vibrant artists in the Canadian country music community,” says Paul Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Marketing, SiriusXM Canada. “Our next step is to have these incredibly gifted semi-finalists record their own original tracks and in-studio videos, and then voting will be in the hands of country music fans across Canada!”

“At CCMA we are committed to educating, elevating and celebrating the next generation of country performers and our partnership with SiriusXM makes all of this possible,” says Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “We love seeing the new talent that applies for this competition each year and we know that these semi-finalists will shine on the national stage provided by SiriusXM. We’re so looking forward to following the journey of these artists as they work their way toward the Top of the Country finale in Calgary this fall!”

Representing 6 provinces across Canada, the 2022 SiriusXM Top of the Country semi-finalists are:

  • Devin Cooper – Innisfail, AB
  • Mallory Johnson – Conception Bay South, NL
  • Five Roses – Montreal, QC
  • Josh Ross – Burlington, ON
  • Danielle Ryan – Pitt Meadows, BC
  • Kyle McKearney – Calgary, AB
  • SACHA – Warkworth, ON
  • Shantaia – Spiritwood, SK

To learn more about the artists, please visit www.siriusxm.ca/topcountry. For high resolution images of the eight semi-finalists, please click HERE.

The next stage of the competition brings an exciting opportunity for the finalists to record their own original tracks and in-studio videos, which will be shared online for country music fans to vote for their favourites later this Spring. After the voting period is complete, three finalists will be selected to participate in industry mentorships and perform at various showcases, including Country Music Week 2022 in Calgary, Alberta this September, where the grand prize winner will be announced.

“The Top of the Country competition provided me with invaluable opportunities and experiences and opened the door towards taking my music career to the next level,” said Tyler Joe Miller, the reigning Top of the Country winner. “This next step of the competition is so exciting for these artists. My advice to this year’s semi-finalists would be to enjoy every moment, foster new relationships within the industry and thank your fans for being there every step of the way.”

SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with the CCMA is part of SiriusXM’s ongoing tradition of promoting and elevating the best emerging Canadian music. SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for Canadian artists through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach.
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About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading audio entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers ad-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; podcasts; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company, as well as on smartphones and all connected devices on the SXM App. For more information, visit siriusxm.ca.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides ad-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 12 years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week 2022 and the 2022 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker, Tourism Calgary and the Government of Alberta.

Job Posting March 2022 – Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator

Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator


ROLE OVERVIEW

As the Executive Assistant / Office Coordinator, you are at the heart of our team’s business operations and activities and the soul that keeps the team moving forward. Reporting to the President, this role is responsible for providing administrative level support to the President’s Office and supporting the executive team.

A vital member of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) team, the successful candidate will ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operations of the CCMA Office.

This role requires a candidate who has strong organizational and diplomatic skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders to achieve a common goal. This role best suits an upbeat and flexible attitude and a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit office environment that demands a team player approach. Must be capable of occasionally working outside of regular business hours.

This entry-level full-time position is located in downtown Toronto.

RESPONSIBILITIES
This position’s responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage and organize the CCMA President’s schedule, including internal and external meetings
  • Ensures effective communication flow to and from the President’s Office
  • Book travel and accommodations for CCMA Staff and Board of Directors
  • Answering phone calls, redirecting calls and handling general inquiries with tact and diligence
  • Fulfill all administrative services and office management, including mass email distribution, letter mail processing, courier services, filing, printing, photocopying, managing and ordering supply inventory
  • Assists in grant preparation & reconciliation
  • Manage the Country Music Week schedule and any updates as directed by CCMA Staff
  • Responsible for the CCMA staff hotel block at Country Music Week
  • Provide bookkeeping support to the Head of Operation
  • Assist other staff members and perform other administrative duties as required
  • Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in event or music business management or a combination of education and experience that would be considered equivalent, preferably in a not-for-profit or association environment
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and manage multiple priorities under pressure and in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines/turnaround times
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to coordinate a variety of event variables and communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge and ability in using business support processes and tools; i.e. Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel) and database entry systems
  • Will be required to travel to event locations across Canada
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure in a busy and distracting environment
  • Patience, energy and a sense of humour

ABOUT THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards broadcast.

The CCMA office is located in downtown Toronto and prides itself on its inclusive, casual and friendly environment. We are pet friendly and have fabulous canine collogues!

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
Please note that only those accepted for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

Posting closes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of business at the Canadian Country Music Association, and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture. The CCMA encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, men, non-binary identifying and persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.