Karl Wolf and Nickelback lead nominations for 2010 Canadian Radio Music Awards

Canadian Music Week: Music Business 3.0 The Next Generation
    March 10 - 14, 2010

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - From rock to pop and urban to country, Canada's hottest radio stars will be celebrated at the 13th Annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA) on Friday, March 12, 2010, 12:30pm. Taking place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week 2010, the awards will be handed out during a gala luncheon featuring performances by nominees Stereos, The New Cities, Arkells and Dean Brody.

Leading this year's nominees are Karl Wolf and Nickelback with three nominations apiece followed by The Midway State, Stereos, The New Cities, Classified, Drake, Melanie Fiona and Theory of a Deadman, all with two nominations. The complete list of nominees is available at http://www.cmw.net.

Presented by The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Canadian Radio Music Awards honour first-time top charting Canadian artists in six music categories, including Mainstream AC, Hot AC, Rock, CHR, Dance/Urban/Rhythmic, and Country. Nominees include artists who have hit the Canadian charts for the first time and who have achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio "spins", as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2009. Votes cast by music directors, program directors and on-air personalities determine the winners.

Nominees for this year's Song of the Year Award are Chad Kroeger "If Today Was Your Last Day" (recorded by Nickelback), Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, and Joe Moi "Gotta Be Somebody" (recorded by Nickelback), Divine Brown, Slakah The Beatchild, Nelly Furtado, and Corey Hart "Sunglasses" (recorded by Divine Brown), Tyler Connolly, Dean Back, Dave Brenner, and Kara Dioguardi "Not Meant To Be" (recorded by Theory Of A Deadman), and Carly Rae Jepsen and Ryan Stewart "Tug Of War" (recorded by Carly Rae Jepsen).

Again this year, the CRMA Fans' Choice Award will be presented. Radio listeners from across the country can vote online for their favourite radio artist at the Canadian Music Week website (www.cmw.net). This year's Fans' Choice nominees are Hedley, Karl Wolf, Marianas Trench, Nickelback, State of Shock and Theory of a Deadman.

Two additional non-voting awards will also be presented at this year's ceremony: the FACTOR Breakthrough Award for top airplay for a new FACTOR supported artist; and the Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay.

At this year's ceremony, Platinum Blonde and Rob Braide will each receive a Lifetime Achievement Award to commemorate their induction into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the Canadian Radio Music Awards luncheon are available for purchase through the Canadian Music Week website at www.cmw.net.

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters is the national voice of Canada's private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian programming services, including private radio and television stations, networks, specialty, pay and pay-per-view services. The goal of the CAB is to represent and advance the interests of Canada's private broadcasters in the social, cultural and economic fabric of the country.

Canadian Music Week is Canada's leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country's music, media and entertainment industries. Combining five information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; four awards shows and the nation's largest New Music Festival - Canadian Music Fest - CMW spans a five-day period from March 10 to March 14, 2010 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net

For further information: For Canadian Music Week information, please contact: Planet3 Communications: Leanne Plummer/Joanne Smale, E: info@planet3com.net, T: (647) 346-4101; Bessie Bullard - Communications Director, T: (905) 858-4747, E: bessie@cmw.net; Verle Mobbs - General Manager, T: (905) 858-4747, E: verle@cmw.net