Voting is now open for three Capital Music Award categories to be decided by the public.
Earlier today, the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) announced the finalists for the Capital Music Awards in three public voting categories. The Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Virtual Performance of the Year will be decided by a fan vote.
Except for Anna Ludlow (Virtual Performance of the Year), the group of 2021 artists are all first-time finalists. Ludlow won Solo Artist of the Year at the inaugural Capital Music Awards ceremony in 2020.
A jury of music professionals 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:
Single of the Year
This award will be given to a single of any musical genre released between October 1, 2019—March 31, 2021. A jury assessed all applications to determine the five short-listed finalists, equally weighing the artistic merit of the single with popular success measured by sales, streams, radio play, and downloads or a combination thereof. The winner will now be voted by the public.
“Alone” – Night Lovell
“A Lot” – Night Lovell, Lindasson & FTG Reggie
“Hood Cry” – TwoTiime
“My Heart Went Oops” – Tiagz
“They Call Me Tiago (Her Name is Margo) – Tiagz
Video of the Year
This award will be given to a video of any musical genre released between October 1, 2019—March 21, 2021. The jury equally weighed the artistic merit of the song, overall quality and originality of the video, along with popular success measured by streams, in order to determine a shortlist of finalists. The public will now vote for a winner.
“At Ease” – Marie-Clo (Dir. Aaron De Silva)
“Invaders” – The PepTides (Dir. Aaron De Silva)
“Joker” – Dax (Dir. Logan Meis)
“Les Marins” – Moonfruits (Dir. Moonfruits, Andrew Robillard, & Elodie Evanno)
“Scared” – Asuquomo (Dir. Morris Ogbowu & JustJay)
Virtual Performance of the Year
This award will be given to an artist or group who the public feels adapted effectively to the global pandemic, demonstrating their versatility by performing or producing a livestream concert or virtual music industry event.
AfroWorld / Equal Chance
Canada Performs: Anna Ludlow
Kemptville Live Music Festival: The Angelina Hunter Trio
Le Méga Excentrique: Les Rats d’Swompe
Session Live Officielle Complet: Céleste Lévis
Visit ottawamic.com/vote for the complete list of finalists and your opportunity to vote. A jury alone will determine winners in the following five categories: Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Impact Award, Best Production and Arrangements.