"Putting on a fully virtual event was a huge experiment, and we're really pleased that it was even more successful than we anticipated,” CMW president Neill Dixon told FYI Music News. “We came up with a solution for our virtual festival that hadn't been done before and the feedback we've received has been very encouraging".
Canadian Music Week president Neill Dixon and The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, kicked off the 38th editi
The annual is back with a packed schedule of the best, brightest and the famous. For those with limited funds, virtual entry takes in pandemic pocketbook realities.
Nile Rodgers (pictured) and Chris Blackwell will star at CMW, Hot Docs offers some prime music-themed films, and Sakamoto Agency helps launch GPS Promotion. Also in the news are Blue Rodeo, New Skool Rules, International Jazz Day, Hugh’s Room Live, Jazz Niagara, Primus, NWC, Indie101, Opera Atelier, Dvsn, Bryce Clifford, Gary Kendall, Elephants and Stars, and farewell Markus Klinke, Denny Freeman, and Al Schmitt.
The Canadian Folk Music Awards (pictured) announce details of next week’s events, Blue Rodeo presents a live-stream on April 30, and a CMW session goes to pot. Also in the news are Radio Starmaker, Gene Champagne, Tim Westergren, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Creative Manitoba, Shambhala, Festival (506), Dean Brody and Mickey Guyton, Tegan and Sara, Dezza, Reid Jamieson, MMF, and Fresh AIR.
After being forced to cancel last year, Canada’s biggest music industry gathering reconvenes in May, in virtual form. Plenty of biz heavy-hitters are lined up, while the festival component is now accepting artist submissions.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. Dates for a virtual version of Canadian Music Week (pictured) have just been announced.
Choir! Choir! Choir!, Rufus Wainwright and 1,500 singers create an epic video (pictured), Sarah Harmer boosts Care Not Profits campaign, and Drake sets a monumental new record. Also in the news are Barenaked Ladies, Rough Trade, CES, Wavelength 800, Scott Helman, Tory Lanez, SaskMusic, Jesse Wente, Selci, DJ Agile, Create Music Group, Sarah Slean, CityFolk, Shania Twain, Jenny Mitchell, OKAN, Justin Bieber, Duo Concertante, and farewell Denise Johnson.
Canadian Music Week is abandoning efforts to present the annual festival and conference in Toronto in 2020.
Canadian Music Week has announced that Debra Rathwell, Executive VP, Global Touring & Talent at AEG Presents, will be inducted into th
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Applications to showcase at Canadian Music Week 2020 (pictured) close on Dec. 15.