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Welcome

From Steppenwolf to Shawn Mendes, K-Os to Daniel Caesar, Durham Region has held its own on the international and national stage. The OMAs celebrates musicians and those who work in the music sector right across the Region, and during these times, with so many grounded, a celebration is needed more than ever.

As the Sponsorship Manager I am proud of the partnerships we are building with the many and diverse economic sectors in Durham Region; with tech, education, entertainment, media, arts and culture and finance. Music truly is the common bond for all.And we welcome all who wish to join with us as we focus the light on our music community, who it has to be said, have been a shining light for us all. Please contact me at  w.mcguirk.oma@gmail.com.

Will McGuirk,
Sponsorship Manager

Photo: (Left to Right) Durham College President Don Lovisa, RMG CEO Lauren Gould, Durham Regional Chair John Henry, and Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter.

Image credit belongs to Ian McCready, Spill Magazine from the 2020 OMA Press Conference

Sponsorship Overview

Businesses and organizations that become official partners of the OMAs can earn a positive brand reputation within the Durham Region. Through our season-long strategic sponsorship program, we aim to ensure that our partner brands stay top of mind and gain trust from our audience through their support and contribution. Partners can expect long-term benefits participating with the OMAs as a consistent, annual event; with compound audience reach growing year after year.

2020
Award Statistics

175

Submissions

Collected through public applications and committee recommendations

Photo: Skye Wallace, 2020 Album of the Year Recipient

Photo: Keegan M. Doyle, 2020 Music Video of the Year

+4,500

Online Votes

Recieved by the public through the OMA online voting portal.

Photo: Micheal Paglia, 2020 Music Teacher of the Year Finalist presented by Kops Records

52

Nominees

Were introduced and promoted throughout the 2020 season.

30

Recipients

Recognized and acknowledged across all ten award categories.

10

Cities

All municipalities and towns within the Durham Region represented through the local talent.

Photo: Valdii, 2020 Best Songwriter(s)
Presented by The Oshawa Express

+35 K

Views

Across all livestream broadcasts between April and May.

Photo: Tasmin and Mark Family, 2020 OMA Livestream Series - Music Teacher of the Year presented by Kops Records

86%

Viewership Rate

Percentage of viewers of who continuously watched the livestream shows compared to the total audience reach online.

Photo: OMA Press Conference held at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery on Feb 7, 2020

2020
Sponsors & Partners

We are looking forward to celebrating with you all this initiative you have helped launch which is laudatory indeed. Every success story starts regionally one way or another. All musicians and other creators get inspired by what they see and hear around them first and then by the opportunities afforded to them locally and regionally to explore their talents. These opportunities and the early support from their local communities are what takes that inspiration and desire within them, along with their own hard work and dedication, and provides a launch pad for it to potentially spread far and wide.

FRANK DAVIES

FOUNDER, CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME

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Thank you Oshawa Music Awards for an amazing series and a celebration of music in Durham Region. Spark Centre was thrilled to be a part of this and hope to continue our support moving forward. Well done!!

SHERRY COLBOURNE
CEO, SPARK CENTRE

This was truly one of the BEST live-streamed awards shows I’ve ever seen. Even if I didn’t know the finalists, I would have been deeply moved by the stirring and professional, world-class way this was put together. So respectful of the amazing work of teachers. Well done, OMA Team!

ARTEMIS CHARTIER

Thank you to all the sponsors for caring about the music in our community.

Marilyn Wooldridge

Thank you for honouring our Indigenous history.

KRISTINE DANDAVINO, B. Mus., RMT
2020 MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST