CMW

CMW

Michael McCarty (photo: Grant W. Martin Photography)
May 13, 2019
by FYI Staff

The final day of CMW 2019: Lefsetz talks to McCarty; Mannis-Gardner talks samples and Music Cities Summit talks about getting started and tourism dollars.

Rogers' Julie Adam with Corus's Troy Reeb.
May 13, 2019
by Sharon Taylor

Sharon Taylor's final report from the meeting rooms at the Sheraton Centre Toronto during the CMW confab.

Indie Award double winner Sarah MacDougall (Instagram Pic)
May 13, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Yukon-based Sarah MacDougall dominated the field with two Indie Award wins, but Lindi Ortega, Alexandra Streliski, DVBBS, and The Dead South scored major victories of their own at the Phoenix to close out CMW 2019.

Moe Berg gets the big embrace from Cam
May 12, 2019
by Cam Carpenter
It was an early start at The Sheraton on Friday, but we managed to have a quick chat with Canadian Live Music Association CEO Erin Be
Denise Donlon and Robbie Robertson chat by "the Fireside" (photo: Grant W. Martin Photography)
May 12, 2019
by FYI Staff

Robbie Robertson (pictured) offered anecdotes and pearls of wisdom during CMW 2019 Day Two while Dave Grohl and his Mom entertainingly pushed her new book. On the practical side, it seems that most pitches to investors came up empty and managers have a tough road when they decide to take on a client.

May 10, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Triumph being feted with the "lifetime" Legends Of Live Award and Erin Benjamin's speech were the highlights of the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards, held Friday night at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.

Mentalist Eric Samuels does his thing during his CMW session Thursday.
May 10, 2019
by Sharon Taylor

Sharon Taylor takes over the Media Beat column today and Monday as she offers her unique, thoughtful and ever professional overview of the radi

2019 CMBIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Robbie Robertson. Pic: Grant W. Martin
May 9, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Robbie Robertson, Gerry Forbes, Steve Herman, and Mike McCarty are among those inducted into respective Halls of Fame at the 2019 Music and Broadcast Industry Awards gala dinner held Thursday night at the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto.

Pic courtesy of BlogTO
May 8, 2019
by Cam Carpenter

Someone should give Cam Carpenter a television interview show because there's just no one quite like him in the business.

Photo: Climate Justice Canada
May 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Canadian stars endorse a Green New Deal (pictured), suggested CMW musical picks, and Solitair's work with inmates. Also in headlines: Spotify, Jory Nash, Kelly Fraser, PledgeMusic, copyright, Kamasi Washington, Live Nation, Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, and Marina.

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber  Photo: Atlantic Records
May 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Pop pals Justin and Ed (pictured) team up, Warner Music Canada partners with Anti-Gravity Records, and The Trille Or and Forest City London Music Awards name the victors. Others in the news include Television, Kandle, Madonna, TSYO, Collective Arts Brewing, Elisa Citterio, Jane Aurora, Tanya Tagaq, and Manitoba Music. Videos added for your enjoyment.

May 7, 2019
by Nick Krewen

The 2019 Canadian edition of Canadian Music Week is almost in full flight: here is a quick rundown of some of the events and panels you can look forward to.