News from November 2011
November 5, 2011
The Alberta Music Industry Association wanted to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of four individuals in our industry. For many years ARIA (The Alberta Recording Industry Association) produced an annual awards ceremony which included an Award of Excellence category. Past recipients have included: Jann Arden, Tommy Banks, David Foster, Ian Tyson, Holger Petersen, Dick Damron, The Emeralds, Hank Smith, Joni Mitchell, The Stampeders, and Wilf Carter. Since joining the Western Canadian Music Alliance in 2001, our own awards shows ceased… But we are back! And in reinstating this time-honoured tradition we wanted to start by acknowledging the success of four most deserved individuals, in the categories of Emerging Artist, Industry Builder, Heritage, and Lifetime Achievement.
The Alberta Music Awards were held at the stunning Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. On Saturday, November 5, 2011 we provided the community with the opportunity to honour the following four individuals who have achieved excellence and international recognition in the music industry.
Lifetime Achievement – Paul Brandt
Industry Builder – Maryanne Gibson
Heritage – Hal Yerxa
Emerging Artist – Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
The evening consisted of a Champagne Reception, Awards Ceremony, and wrapped with an Industry After Party celebration. For pictures from the evening visit our Facebook page
Thank you to all those who joined us for an unforgettable evening! And a special Thank You to all of our Sponsors, including Awards Unlimited who created the four stunning awards handed out to our recipients that evening!