Jack Richardson London Music Awards expands to a full week

Bob Ezrin, pictured at the 2016 JUNO Awards, is the keynote speaker at the 2017 edition of the Jack Richardson London Music Week. (Photo: Jeff Knights)
March 30, 2017

The Jack Richardson London Music Awards (JRLMA) is expanding from a weekend to a full-week conference and festival for its 2017 edition, to run from April 2-9 in the Southwestern Ontario city. The awards are named for the late Jack Richardson, a legendary Canadian record producer and a former professor at the city’s Fanshawe College.

Jack Richardson London Music Week (JRLMW) is designed to shine the spotlight on music made by Londoners, celebrating the city’s music history, championing its current talent, and encouraging young Londoners to pursue their chosen careers in music.

Culminating in the gala awards on Sunday, April 9, the week features:

  • showcases for female performers, tribute bands, rock, blues, jazz, world music and electronic music;
  • a songwriter panel/showcase sponsored by SOCAN, featuring three London artists playing solo acoustic sets for industry professionals, who’ll provide comments and songwriting advice;
  • a keynote speech from legendary producer and former Jack Richardson protégé Bob Ezrin, who’s worked with Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Nine Inch Nails, and Taylor Swift; and
  • the return of legendary, pioneering electronic music godfather John Acquaviva to his London hometown.

For details, or more information, visit the JRLMW website.