Music - Emerging Artist Award

Year Entertainer
2013 Tupper Ware Remix Party
2012 Tim Chaisson
2011 Not awarded in 2011
2010 USS - Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker
2009 USS - Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker
2008 Justin Nozuka

Contemporary Music (Independent) Award - 1987-2007

Year Entertainer
2007 Craig Cardiff
2006 Cheap Suits
  Tupelo Honey
2005 Bedouin Soundclash
2004 Danny Michel
2003 Burt Nielson Band
2002 Martina Sorbara
2001 The New Deal
2000 Ivanna Santilli
1999 Rockiní Highliners
1998 The Rockin' Highliners
1997 Matthew Good Band
1996 Mike Woods
1995 Great Big Sea
1994 Uisce Beatha
1993 Moxy Fruvous
1992 Thomas Trio and the Red Albino
1991 Mike Woods
1990 Mark Labelle
1989 Mark Labelle
  Richard Janik
1988 Mike Woods
1987 Spice

Note

NB. The name of this award was changed in 2008. (Previously the Contemporary Music (Independent) Award).