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Finalists announced for Capital Music Awards with public voting until Apr. 30

By Julien Dussault on April 20, 2022

Voting is now open to the public for four Capital Music Award categories.

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) announced the finalists for the Capital Music Awards in four public voting categories. The Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Live Performance of the Year, and Newcomer of the Year will be decided by a fan vote.

Newcomer of the Year is a brand new category this year. The winners of these four public categories along with six other juror-selected awards will be announced on May 26.

A jury of 30 professionals in the arts and music sector from across Ontario reviewed over 200 nominations to determine a shortlist of finalists for the public vote. It’s now music listeners’ turn to vote to determine the winners in each of the following categories:

Video of the Year

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This award will be given to a video of any musical genre released between April 1, 2021 and Feb. 28, 2022. The jury will equally weigh the artistic merit of the song, overall quality and originality of the video, along with popular success measured by streams/views. For this award, nominate a video and then list all of the members of the production team of this video (e.g. artist, producer, videographer, etc). In some cases, it may be the same person. Note: This category does not include livestream recordings. Nominations will be received from any OMIC member in good standing. A jury will assess all applications and determine the five short-listed finalists. The five short-listed finalists will then be voted upon by the public.

“No One Knows” – Phil Motion (Dir. Petr Maur)

“Juice” – TwoTiime (Dir. My Name French, A Reel Sauce Production)

“Two To Play” – Paragon Cause (Dir. Luigi Salas, Jay Bonaparte)

“G2G” – Mischa (Dir. Quest, Mischa)

“Lockdown” – J Morris ft. IAmSoulful & Mischa (Dir. Quest, J Morris)


Single of the Year

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This award will be given to a single of any musical genre released between April 1, 2021 and Feb. 28, 2022. Nominations will be received from any OMIC member in good standing. A jury will assess all applications and determine the five short-listed finalists. The jury will equally weigh the artistic merit of the single with popular success measured by sales, streams, radio play, and downloads or a combination thereof. The five short-listed finalists will then be voted upon by the public.

“Now I’m Drunk” – Nayana

“Dead To You” – Vi

“L’été ne reste pas” – De Flore

“Ça passera” – Céleste Lévis

“Think I’m Going Crazy Over You (Jupiter)” – Paragon Cause


Live Performance of the Year

VOTE HERE

This award will be given to an individual/group/collective who the public and members feel demonstrated their versatility by performing/producing a concert/music industry event. Performances can be virtual, in-person, or anywhere in between so long as they are live events. The performance that you wish to nominate occurred between April 1, 2021 and Feb. 28, 2022. Nominations will be received from any OMIC member in good standing. A jury will assess all applications and determine the five short-listed finalists. The five short-listed finalists will then be voted upon by the public.

“Saying Goodbye” – Tara Shannon

“Noël avec toi” – Kristine St-Pierre et Justin Lacroix (avec Laura Greenberg)

“Greenlight Livestream” – Kellylee Evans

“Élixir Album Launch” – Les Rats d’Swompe

“Holiday Tour” – LGS


Newcomer of the Year

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This award will be given to an artist or group of any musical genre with a debut release between April 1, 2021 and Feb. 28, 2022. Applicants will be evaluated on artistic merit, the success of an album, single, or video release, and/or their level of public online interaction and engagement, which should inform how the newcomer has begun to grow their professional music career. Nominations will be received from any OMIC member in good standing. A jury will assess all applications and will select the winner.

Ok Naledi

Arcantael

Ash Ravens

Vincent Bishop

Edison Rupert


Visit ottawamic.com/vote for the complete list of finalists and your opportunity to vote. A jury alone will determine winners in the following six categories: Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Community Impact Award, Best Production and Arrangements, and Songwriter of the Year.