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Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

The Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame is overseen by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The academy is focused on promoting Canadian music and artists, and started the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in 1978 to honor those who contribute to the music industry. By contribution, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences looks at musicians, producers, songwriters and everyone involved in the industry, who have assisted in the development and the growth of the Canadian music industry. And so far many icons and famous names have found their way into the annals of history.

Commercial and international success aids the music industry in Canada by exposing the world to the talents and skills that originated in Canada. To date, fifty-seven artists and music professionals have made the cut, and the first to be recognized in the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame were Oscar Peterson and Guy Lombardo, both inducted in 1978. Since then, names such as Anne Murray, Tom Cochrane, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Daniel Lanois, The Diamonds, The Band, Neil Young and Hank Snow have been added.

More recently, Bob Rock was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame this year. As the academy honors all genres of music, this talented producer, who has produced music ranges from metal to contemporary, including pop and rock, has been noted for his involvement in albums for international superstars such as Motley Crue, Aerosmith, Cher, Bon Jovi, The Tragically Hip and Metallica. Rock’s creativity and capability to redefine rock and produce some of the world’s best albums has earned him the right to have his name inducted with the other production greats such as Daniel Lanois, Bob Ezrin, David Foster and Bruce Fairbairn.

Another celebrated musician who will be seeing her name in the Hall of Fame is Alanis Morissette. Being given a lifetime achievement award and being inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame cements her career as an international star and noteworthy musician.

Many musicians strive to have their names and hard work remembered by future generations, and being inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame is an honor and a privilege. The academy will continue to look for new artists who have made an impact on the music industry and those who are dedicated to the growth and promotion of Canadian music and artists might also find their names in the Hall of Fame.

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