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2022 Music PEI Award Nominees

December 9, 2021 | Music PEI Announces the 2022 Music PEI Award Nominees

Music PEI Week, the largest annual celebration of Prince Edward Islands music community, combining concerts and an industry awards presentation, takes place from March 2nd to March 6th, 2022. Your favourite signature Music PEI Week events are back again this year, such as the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Concert and the Festival Finale Concert featuring the top nominees of 2022. The whole week is jam-packed with top-shelf Island talent that will be showcased at six concerts throughout the festival.

The juries have reviewed all the submissions and the 2022 Music PEI Award nominees have been confirmed. Alicia Toner stands out this year with 7 nominations, her sophomore album Joan is nominated for Album of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year, and Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year, and the albums opening track, Have it All, is nominated for Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year; Toners other nominations, Digital Achievement of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, solidify her impact on PEIs music scene over the past year.

The other top nominees are a mix of scene staples like Andrew Waite (6), Dylan Menzie (5), and Logan Richard (4); fresh new artists like Joce Reyome (4) and Brandon Howard Roy (4); as well as seasoned creator, Dennis Ellsworth (4). Sarah Hagens mastery of classical piano and comedy has also landed her as a top nominee again this year with four nominations.

Genre award winners and Entertainer of the Year are determined by the Music PEI membership and a public fan vote, respectively. Voting for these categories can be done through the new awards platform developed this year for Music PEI by Wavelength Media. Public voting for these categories will open on December 14th, members will be able to vote by logging into their Music PEI accounts where they will find a special link to the voting platform. The public will be able to vote for Entertainer of the Year by logging into the awards platform by either using their personal Facebook or Google accounts.

Vote online starting December 14th on our awards platform, follow us on social media at @MusicPEI for Music PEI Week updates, and check out Music PEIs playlist of 2022 nominees on Spotify "#PEIMIX2022".



Music PEI congratulates all the nominees on their achievements and contributions to the Islands music community and would like to extend gratitude to all the funders, sponsors, and partners who help to make Music Week possible. If youre interested in supporting the event, Music PEI still has some sponsorship opportunities available. Different levels of sponsorship include award sponsorship, show sponsorships, and a few combination packages. For more information, contact music@musicpei.com. Music PEI would like to acknowledge the support of FACTOR, Innovation PEI, Skills PEI, the City of Charlottetown, and ACOA to make this event possible.

Complete list of 2022 Music PEI Award Nominees:

1 . Album of the Year
Alicia Toner - Joan
Andrew Waite - Andrew Waite
Logan Richard - Logan Richard
Nathan Wiley - Modern Magic
Scott MacKay - Stupid Cupid

2. The Buzz Album Art of the Year
Andrew A. Melzer - Groovin' with Scatman (Graphic Designer: Kevin Smith & Oil Portrait: Bernadette Kernaghan & Photographs: Tony Miller)


Brandon Howard Roy - Tough Stuff (Graphic Designer: Ashley Anne Clark)


Dylan Menzie - A Heart That Doesn't Want Mine (Graphic Designer: Sam
Hughes & Lead Artist: Monica Lacey)


Gordie MacKeeman - Folk for Little Folk: Volume 1 (Graphic Designer: Mira Howard & Artwork: Jeremy Brunel)


Hailey MacIsaac - Poisonous (Graphic Designer: Jett Roberts & Photographer: Stewart MacLean)


Sarah Hagen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (Graphic Designer: Ben Didier & Artwork: Sarah Hagen)

3. Digital Achievement of the Year
Alicia Toner
Andrew Waite
Brandon Howard Roy
KINLEY
Noah Malcolm

4. City of Charlottetown Group Recording of the Year
Baby God - Another Suffer
Julie And Danny - Dreams
Negative J - Negative J
Rick Sparkes + The Enablers - Pleasure in the Pathless Woods

5. Instrumental Recording of the Year
Lee Rosevere - 5 Minute Meditations Vol. 7
Pieter S. Ijsselstein - "Prince Edward Island" Keys. Strings. Wind.
Sarah Hagen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations

6. Livestream of the Year
Indian River Festival
Julie And Danny
Nikkie Gallant

7. Holland College Musician of the Year
Ben Aitken
Chad Matthews
Joce Reyome
Nikkie Gallant
Roland Beaulieu

8. New Artist of the Year
Golden Cinema - Little Sunscreen
Jenna-Marie Gallant - Pin Me To The Wall
Joce Reyome - Cross My Heart
Kierrah - Dedication
Noah Malcolm - On Time

9. Producer of the Year
Adam Gallant
Andrew A. Melzer
Colin Buchanan
Danny Drouin
Jon Matthews

10. Recording Studio of the Year
The Hill Sound Studio
The Sound Mill
DNR Records

11. SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Andrew Waite
Dennis Ellsworth
Dylan Menzie
Logan Richard
Nathan Wiley

12. Solo Recording of the Year
Alicia Toner - Joan
Andrew Waite - Andrew Waite
Brandon Howard Roy - Tough Stuff
Dennis Ellsworth - Bound by Love
Logan Richard - Logan Richard
Sarah Hagen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations

13. Song of the Year
Alicia Toner - Have it All
Andrew Waite - Aint Goin Out Like That
Dylan Menzie - A Heart That Doesn't Want Mine
Rachel Beck - Dizzy
Scott Mackay - When She's Sleepin She's Cheatin

14. Film PEI Video of the Year
Alicia Toner - Have it All (Directed by Millefiore Clarkes)
Arsenal Mills - Cry No More (Directed by Kelly Caseley)
Dennis Ellsworth - Bound by Love (Directed by Aidan Searle)
Dylan Menzie - Dylan Menzie & the Daydream Orchestra-Lost in Dreams
(Directed by Millefiore Clarkes)
Rachel Beck - Dizzy (Directed by Rachel Beck and Savannah Belsher-MacLean)

15. Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year
Alicia Toner - Joan
Dennis Ellsworth - Bound by Love
Gordon Belsher - Aging Gratefully
Nathan Wiley - Modern Magic
Shane Pendergast - Second Wind

16. Country/Traditional Roots Recording of the Year
Chad Matthews - Here I am Lord
Gordie MacKeeman - Folk for Little Folk: Volume 1
Julie and Danny - Dreams
Luka Hall - Category 1
Scott MacKay - Stupid Cupid

17. Electronic Recording of the Year
GLORYWAVE - Sunrise
KINLEY - Run with You [Lee Rosevere Remix]
Noah Malcolm - No End In Sight

18. Loud/Rock Recording of the Year
Andrew Waite - Andrew Waite
Arsenal Mills - Lovesick and Broke
Cosmica - The Apostle
Negative J - Negative J
Rick Sparkes + The Enablers - Pleasure in the Pathless Woods

19. Downtown Charlottetown Inc. Pop/R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Brandon Howard Roy - Tough Stuff
Hailey MacIsaac - Poisonous
Joce Reyome - Cross My Heart
Kierrah - Dedication
Logan Richard - Logan Richard

20. Academy of Swimming Excellence Rap/HipHop Recording of the Year
BT FLW - Serpents
Lizleo - Heat Rise (ft. Eric Broadbent)
Spivey - Da Vinci
Vince The Messenger - Trustfall
X-Plycit - Trapped In My Head

21. Entertainer of the Year
Alicia Toner
Cory Gallant
Dylan Menzie
Joce Reyome
Sarah Hagen

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