To promote Hamilton’s music scene, its influences and the unique Hamilton lifestyle by the presentation of a first class awards show. GHMIA show is held each September in Hamilton, Ontario.


To keep Hamilton's music alive by getting the community involved in the process of choosing OUR best. As a result, we give Hamilton's music its deserved recognition, respect and credibility.



The Greater Hamilton Music Industry Awards is a collaboration of people in the music industry of Hamilton. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the music scene.

Winners are honoured in various categories and remembers the pioneers who originated this music and helped make it great. Those people are performers, songwriters, radio personalities, producers, engineers, and promoters and others who have been integrally involved with the music’s success.