September 24, 2023
Celebrating Music in Durham Region, the 2023 OMAs Announce the Award Winners at the September 24th Award Presentation Held at The Regent Theatre
OSHAWA, ON (September 24, 2023) - The OMAs 2023 - Award Show, presented by Durham Tourism, congratulates all of the nominees and winners of tonight’s award presentation, held at downtown Oshawa’s Regent Theatre, in a star-studded celebration that caps off Oshawa’s inaugural Convergence Music + Art Festival.
Now in its 6th year, The OMAs (formerly Oshawa Music Awards) recognizes the influence and achievements of local music creators, businesses, and music supporters that help to grow the music scene within the Durham Region, Canada, and globally. This year’s list of nominees was an inspirational showcase of the region’s talent, in 11 categories, including two Fans’ Choice winners voted for by the public.
Here are The OMAs’ 2023 Recipients:
Artist or Band of the Year, presented by Spark Centre (Fans’ Choice - PUBLIC VOTE)
Emerging Artist or Band of the Year, presented by RBC (Fans’ Choice - PUBLIC VOTE)
Record of the Year
“Come on Home” - Alexa Goldie
Album of the Year
“Have More Fun” - NERiMA
Songwriter of the Year
Song of the Year, presented by Durham Tourism
“That Girl” - Jackson D. Begley
Music Video of the Year, presented by 360insights
“A Hopeful Lament” - RON w/ Jared Rothblott
Music Producer of the Year, presented by Trent Durham University GTA
Music Teacher of the Year, presented by Durham College
Music Industry Leader of the Year, presented by Ontario Tech University
David Chester, Chalet Studio
Lifetime Achievement & Hall of Fame 2023
Dave Ritter, The Strumbellas
“We are proud to announce the award recipients for The 2023 OMAs presented by Durham Tourism. Our list of 2023 nominees signifies once again that Durham Region is a hub for incredible talent.” OMA Executive Director Thao Nghiem says. “Our arts scene is growing and thriving, evidenced by this year’s list of award recipients. Our congratulations to everyone. The OMAs work tirelessly to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary music creators and builders who contribute to this musical landscape. In addition, we are thrilled to be a part of the Convergence Music + Arts Weekend and to enhance the scope and reach of this region’s musical talent."
The OMAs 2023 - Award Show, held at the iconic Regent Theatre in Oshawa, is proudly presented by Durham Tourism, and sponsored by Spark Centre, Trent University Durham GTA, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, RBC, 360insights, Long & McQuade Oshawa, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Oshawa.
Now in its sixth year, The OMAs (formerly Oshawa Music Awards) rebranded in 2022, emphasizing a commitment to celebrating music in the Durham Region. Held annually, the show presents awards in 11 categories and recognizes the influence and achievements of local music creators, businesses, and music supporters that help to grow the music scene within the Durham Region, Canada, and globally. Visit www.theomas.ca
The OMAs 2023 - Award Show is thrilled to be part of the inaugural Convergence Music + Art Festival, adding an extra layer of excitement and prestige to the festivities, and giving attendees an unparalleled experience by celebrating the very best of Ontario's music scene right here in Oshawa. Visit www.theomas.ca & https://www.convergenceoshawa.com/
For more information, please contact:
The OMAs - Celebrating Music In Durham Region
Jennet Lees, Event Manager