CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2021

Now in its 38th year, the Canadian Music Week Conference is the premier annual business and networking event in Canada.
The 3-day music summit attracts all sectors of the industry in an interactive forum for domestic and international delegates to exchange ideas, explore trends & breakthroughs and offer insight into the global challenges facing an ever-changing landscape. Keynotes, speakers, panels, workshops, master classes and receptions all take place in Toronto.

WHERE MUSIC, TECH + BIZ CONVERGE

CMW Conference

Music Festival

Radio Active Summit

Music Awards

 *Stay Tuned for New 2021 Dates to be Announced*

From Video Guy to Superfly: Fireside Chat with Director X

Few epitomize the blend of high-profile sight and sound in this century like the Toronto-born Director X, whose roster of high-budget video stars has included Jay-Z, Drake, Rosalia, Kanye West, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Justin Bieber & more.

Allen Kovac Keynote Interview: ‘Don’t Drink the Major Labels’ Kool-Aid’

Allen Kovac has been in the music industry for over 40 years founding TDA Productions, Tenth Street Entertainment and the Eleven Seven Music Group (now Better Noise Music). TDA productions a concert promotion company was founded in 1975 in Eugene, Oregon, promoting...

Up Close and Personal Conversation with Timbaland

Timothy Zachery Mosley, professionally known as Timbaland, is a legendary American record producer, rapper, DJ, singer and songwriter, well known for hits like ‘Give It to Me’, ‘Cry Me a River’, ‘The Way I Are’ and ‘4 Minutes’. As a rapper he initially released...

CMW 2021 Spotlight on Poland

CMW shines a Spotlight on Poland in Toronto in 2021, welcoming the largest official music mission from Poland to Canada to open new trade routes between our respective music markets. The initiative has been a few years in the making, collaborating with Music Export...

From Love-in to Cash-In: How the World’s Biggest Music Festivals Evolved

Creative Director, Co-Founder, Glastonbury Festival / The Great Escape Redhill, Surrey, UK

In Conversation with Grammy Award winning Producer: David Bottrill

It’s undeniable that the merits of diversity lay at the heart of David Bottrills’ vast discography. With artists like Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Muse, Metric, IAMX, David Sylvian, Silverchair, Staind and Rush, David’s work spans genres and generations,...

Born to Produce: A Fireside Chat with Dallas Austin

Dallas Austin, Grammy Award Winning Producer, It’s not everyone whose Grade 11 teacher tells his mom to let him quit school and follow his dream. But even as a teenager who carried his keyboard everywhere, the Atlanta-based Dallas Austin turned heads in the music...

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

MUSIC & INDUSTRY NEWS

Breaking the Sexual Harrassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

Catch the interview Megan Twohey – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist. Twohey and Jodi Kantor published a report about Harvey Weinstein detailing decades of sexual abuse allegations, and led to Weinstein’s firing and helped start the viral #MeToo movement.

Keynote with Matt Britton

Founder & CEO/Youth Demographic Expert/Best Selling Expert, Suzy, New York, USA. America’s leading expert on GenY and Z consumers, having consulted for over half of the Fortune 500 for two decades.

Opening Address & Keynote: The Digital Prophet – David Shing

Digital Prophet/Futurist, Shingy. We are in a world where over 2 billion smartphones occupy our visual attention. But we have quickly evolved to include other senses that aren’t limited to AR, VR, MR, or RR. How are creatives going to adapt and reinvent in a world of...

RADIO SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS

Keynote with Matt Britton

Keynote with Matt Britton

Founder & CEO/Youth Demographic Expert/Best Selling Expert, Suzy, New York, USA. America’s leading expert on GenY and Z consumers, having consulted for over half of the Fortune 500 for two decades.

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RADIO INDUSTRY NEWS

FEATURED ARTISTS

FESTIVAL & LIVE MUSIC NEWS

Paradigm Lays Off Furloughed Employees

Paradigm Lays Off Furloughed Employees

Paradigm Talent Agency Chairman and CEO Sam Gores sent out a letter to company employees today informing them that the “temporary layoffs” announced six months ago are now permanent.

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Tenille Townes Leads CCMA Nominations List

Fast-rising country star Tenille Townes leads the crop of contenders for the 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) with six nominations.

JESSIE REYEZ WINS 2020 PRISM PRIZE FOR ‘FAR AWAY’

Jessie Reyez took home the Grand Prize with a cash reward of $20,000 for her video for “Far Away,” which was directed by Peter Huang.

Comic Adam Growe To MC New Radio and Audio Awards Luncheon

  For over 30 years, Adam Growe has been performing in radio, television, and on-stage. In addition to hosting 8 seasons of Cash Cab, Adam is a highly sought after event host and an accomplished stand-up comedian, starring in Just for Laughs, Comedy NOW!,...

Funny Man Darrin Rose to Host Music and Broadcast Industry Gala Dinner

Darrin Rose is one of Canada’s most popular comedians, and an award-winning writer and actor. He plays Bill on the hit CBC sitcom Mr. D, now in its eighth sea-son. He is currently a writer on the CBS sitcom Happy Together starring Damon Wayans Jr. He was the host of...

‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’ Jully Black to Host the Live Music Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week (CMW) and Canadian Live Music Association are excited to announce Jully Black as the  host of 5th Annual Live Music Industry Awards.  Purchase tickets here.  Jully Black is a true Canadian Icon. Named as one of ‘The 25 Greatest...

Rock Icon Kim Mitchell to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame During CMW

Toronto, ON– The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) has partnered with North America’s leading entertainment festival and conference, Canadian Music Week (CMW), to celebrate the induction of rock legend, songwriter, and broadcaster Kim Mitchell to the Canadian...

Debra Rathwell Headed For Music Industry Hall Of Fame

Canadian Music Week has announced that Debra Rathwell, Executive VP, Global Touring & Talent at AEG Presents, will be inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. She is to be honoured for her remarkable career in the music industry...

Erin Davis to be inducted into Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame

Canadian Music Week (CMW) has officially announced that radio host Erin Davis will be a 2021 inductee of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.  Originally from Edmonton, but raised in Ottawa, Trenton and England, Davis studied Radio...

Robbie Robertson Announced as Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient at 2019 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

January 17, 2019 - Please include in your announcements Canadian Music Week To Present ROBBIE ROBERTSON With Lifetime Achievement Award At The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards May 9, 2019 Canadian Music Week (CMW) is thrilled to announce Robbie Robertson...

Canadian Music Week and Canadian Live Music Association Announce: 4th Annual Live Music Industry Awards

Toronto, ON (December 19, 2018) - Canadian Music Week (CMW) and Canadian Live Music Association are excited to announce the 4th Annual Live Music Industry Awards at The World Famous El Mocambo (462/464 Spadina Ave, Toronto) on Friday, May 10th for Happy Hour from...

AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

Debra Rathwell Headed For Music Industry Hall Of Fame

Debra Rathwell Headed For Music Industry Hall Of Fame

Canadian Music Week has announced that Debra Rathwell, Executive VP, Global Touring & Talent at AEG Presents, will be inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. She is to be honoured for her remarkable career in the music industry...

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AWARDS INDUSTRY NEWS

CMAOntario Awards is Now A Drive-in Event

CMAOntario Awards is Now A Drive-in Event

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) has announced a new concept and location for the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards, taking place Sunday, October 4, 2020, in London, Ontario. Presented by Slaight Music and Ontario Creates

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