The 2011 Stylus Group Announces 6th Annual National Stylus Award Nominees

– Hall of Fame Inductees Ron Nelson and Wesley “Maestro Fresh Wes” Williams –

– Tickets Available on Ticketbreak April 15th –

Toronto, ON – April 4th, 2011 – The Stylus Group is thrilled to announce its nominee list for the 2011 Stylus Awards presented by Pioneer DJ. Honouring the best in the Canadian DJ industry The Stylus Awards recognize the accomplishments and progress made by DJs, Recording Artists and Producers in their respective categories.

For 10 days fans logged on to http://www.stylusgroup.ca to cast their votes for their favourite DJs setting a record breaking 13,500 unique votes. The winners will be determined by a panel of experts comprised of Canadian music industry tastemakers and will be revealed on May 30th, 2011.

Some of this years multiple DJ nominations includes: 4Korners (Toronto) with four nominations, Jojo Flores (Montreal), Hedspin (Vancouver), Keith Dean (Montreal), Rich Kidd (Toronto) and DJ Mel Boogie (Toronto), with three nominations each, and Deadmau5 (Toronto), DJ Anchor (Saskatoon), and Kwake (Edmonton) with two nominations each. Artist’s gathering multiple nominations this year are: Danny Fernandes, Melanie Fiona, Drake, JRDN, and Shawn Desman all nominated for Fan Choice Artist of the Year.

Says Mike Zafiris, Stylus Group Inc. Co-founder and Director, “Each year the fans and music community astound our team with their incredible enthusiasm and support for the show, to which we are ultimately appreciative. The talent in Canada is phenomenal, and the Stylus Group is ecstatic to continue to support and pay tribute to each and every artist.”

In recognition of the incredible contributions to the development of the DJ and music scene in Canada, The Stylus Group is proud to induct into the Stylus Hall of Fame Canadian Hip Hop pioneers: Ron Nelson and Wesley “Maestro Fresh Wes” Williams highlighting the evenings special presentations.

The Stylus Group would like to thank its 2011 sponsors; Pioneer DJ, BlackBerry, HP, Vitamin Water, Heineken, Universal Music, EMI Music, XM Radio, Xtendamix and 416Cruises for their partnership. With their support each esteemed sponsor continues our mission to develop, recognize, and celebrate the best of Canada’s music industry talent.

The SpinFest weekend will kick off Friday May 27th in Toronto and includes a bevy of events such as; the Official Launch Party, the Stylus Boat Cruise, fourth installment of the National “It Starts With the DJ ” 3-city Conference Tour, and the second annual pre-awards show and Nominee Concert presented by HP featuring the presentation of seven awards. The weekend wraps up with the Stylus Awards on May 30th followed by the Official Stylus Awards After Party presented by BlackBerry.

The 2011 Stylus Awards presented by Pioneer DJ will take place on Monday, May 30th 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 190 Princes’ Blvd, CNE Grounds, Toronto, Canada.

Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase at http://www.ticketbreak.com starting April 15, 2011.

About The Stylus Group

The Stylus Awards are a unique facet to the DJ and club culture in Canada. As the only institution recognizing the breadth of DJ talent in Canada; Stylus are able to bring a forum that allows DJs and Canadian Artists to display and perform their talent to the Canadian Music industry. The events throughout SpinFest and the Stylus Awards harbour performances, a national music conference, concerts and local events, all allowing Canadian Artists and DJs to flourish and be recognized. For up to date news, rule regulations, and submission guidelines of the 2011 Stylus Awards and SpinFest presented by Pioneer DJ please visit: http://www.stylusgroup.ca.

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