April 24, 2019
CCMA Awards Presented by TD
CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AND TD BANK GROUP
ANNOUNCE NEW MULTI-YEAR SPONSORSHIP
2019 AND 2020 CCMA AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED BY TD
Returning to Calgary for the first time in over a decade, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) has much to celebrate this year. Today, the CCMA is proud to announce a new multi-year relationship with TD Bank Group. Confirmed earlier this year by the CCMA’s sponsorship team (Feldman Entertainment Partnerships), the agreement will see both the 2019 and 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD.
“Working with the TD team to bring this relationship to life has been extremely rewarding for the CCMA office,” said Tracy Martin, President, CCMA. “With our shared goal of bringing fans together to celebrate music excellence, we are curating unforgettable fan experiences and key attractions that tie in seamlessly with Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards show.”
Also announced today, TD will help breathe new life into the CCMA Ultimate Fan Contest. Speaking directly to the CCMA’s ongoing dedication to fan-focused programming during Country Music Week, this contest will see TD and the CCMA conduct a national search for Canada’s Ultimate Country Music Fan. Full contest details will be revealed shortly.
"As a long-standing supporter of Canadian music and artists, we are proud to collaborate with the Canadian Country Music Association as presenting sponsor of the 2019 and 2020 CCMA Awards," said Theresa McLaughlin, Global Chief Marketing, Citizenship and Customer Experience Officer, TD Bank Group. "With a focus on creating opportunities for people to come together and experience the power of music, we're committed to helping to build connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow."
"We are thrilled to be the host city for the CCMAs this year" said Robert Ghazal, Senior Regional Vice President, Prairie Region, TD Bank Group. "We know that music has the power to move us, teach us, and connect us. The prairies have a long history with country music, and we couldn’t be prouder to celebrate this in Calgary."
Honouring the importance of fans and the shared love of music, this new relationship culminates on Sunday, September 8 as fans gather at the 2nd annual Fan Village for the TD Countdown Concert. Featuring performances by 2019 CCMA Award nominees, this hour-long show will lead directly into the CCMA Awards Red Carpet with ET Canada and then Canada’s biggest night of country music -- the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD, airing live from Calgary, AB at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Global.
Additional details surrounding the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD, including ticket on-sale date, host announcement and show performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans are asked to follow along via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all official CCMA Award announcements.
Country Music Week 2019 will take place in Calgary, AB from September 5 through September 8, 2019. For more information on the CCMA and Country Music Week 2019, visit ccma.org.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.
About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music.
With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
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