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CCMA Awards Rules and Regulations (2016)

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ARTIST AWARDS (15 Awards)

These awards are presented to an act (solo, duo or group) for their excellence during the current eligibility period.

ARTIST AWARDS (15 AWARDS) 2016

 ALBUM OF THE YEAR - AWARD #1 posted on February 19, 2016
 CCMA DISCOVERY presented by Country 107.3 - AWARD #2 posted on February 19, 2016
 FANS' CHOICE presented by SiriusXM - AWARD #3 posted on February 19, 2016
 FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - AWARD #4 posted on February 19, 2016
 GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR - AWARD #5 posted on February 19, 2016
 INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR - AWARD #6 posted on February 19, 2016
 MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - AWARD #7 posted on February 19, 2016
 RISING STAR - AWARD #8 posted on February 19, 2016
 ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR - AWARD #9 posted on February 19, 2016
 SINGLE OF THE YEAR - AWARD #10 posted on February 19, 2016
 SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR presented by ole - AWARD #11 posted on February 19, 2016
 TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by the Arts & Entertainment Plan - AWARD #12 posted on February 19, 2016
 TOP SELLING CANADIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Music Canada – AWARD #13 posted on February 19, 2016
 TOP SELLING CANADIAN SINGLE OF THE YEAR – AWARD #14 posted on February 19, 2016
 CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR presented by Coors Banquet – AWARD #15 posted on February 19, 2016
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MUSICIAN AWARDS (7 Awards)

These awards recognize individual instrumentalists on record, or stage and who are known primarily as instrumental performers. Only eligible CCMA Members, listed as an artist or musician as their Membership Primary Category, are eligible to vote on the six (6) Musician Award categories. A musician is only eligible to win five (5) times, within the same Musician Award category, before being added to the category's honour roll making them no longer eligible in that category.

MUSICIAN AWARDS (7 AWARDS) 2016

 BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – AWARD #16 posted on April 12, 2016
 DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – AWARD #17 posted on April 11, 2016
 FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – AWARD #18 posted on April 10, 2016
 GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – AWARD #19 posted on April 9, 2016
 KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR – AWARD #20 posted on April 8, 2016
 SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR – AWARD #21 posted on April 7, 2016
 STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR - AWARD #22 posted on April 6, 2016
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RADIO AWARDS (6 Awards)

The CCMA will present awards to Radio Station of the Year, On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year and Music Director of the Year in both large and medium or small markets. A large market is defined as a city with a population over 150,000. According to Statistics Canada 2011 census figures, cities with a population over 150,000 (in order of population) are: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, Mississauga, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Hamilton, Quebec City, Brampton, Surrey, Halifax, Laval, London, Markham, Gatineau, Vaughan, Longueuil, Windsor, Kitchener, Burnaby, Saskatoon, Regina, Richmond, Oakville, Burlington, Richmond Hill, Greater Sudbury.

RADIO AWARDS (6 AWARDS) 2016

 MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) – AWARD #23 posted on February 19, 2016
 MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET) – AWARD #24 posted on February 19, 2016
 ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) - AWARD #25 posted on February 19, 2016
 ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET) – AWARD #26 posted on February 19, 2016
 RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) – AWARD #27 posted on February 19, 2016
 RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET) – AWARD #28 posted on February 19, 2016
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INDUSTRY AWARDS (14 Awards)

These awards honour individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to Canadian country music within the current eligibility period.

INDUSTRY AWARDS (14 AWARDS) 2016

 BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR – AWARD #29 posted on February 19, 2016
 COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR – AWARD #30 posted on February 19, 2016
 COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR – AWARD #31 posted on February 19, 2016
 COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR – AWARD #32 posted on February 19, 2016
 MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR – AWARD #33 posted on February 19, 2016
 MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR – AWARD #34 posted on February 19, 2016
 RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR – AWARD #35 posted on February 19, 2016
 RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR – AWARD #36 posted on February 19, 2016
 RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR – AWARD #37 posted on February 19, 2016
 RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR presented by Fanshawe College – AWARD #38 posted on February 19, 2016
 RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR – AWARD #39 posted on February 19, 2016
 RETAILER OF THE YEAR – AWARD #40 posted on February 19, 2016
 RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – AWARD #41 posted on February 19, 2016
 VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - AWARD #42 posted on February 10, 2016
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