2021 CMW Virtual Artists

Vanishing Twin

Vanishing Twin

The anthropologist A. David Napier took aim at one of the most fundamental beliefs of modern times when he wrote his book The Age Of Immunology in 2003. He said the assumption that we can only survive by the elimination of ‘the non-self’ was a central idea which had...

Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck

Canadian singer-songwriter Rachel Beck’s sophomore record, Stronger Than You Know, is an echoing cry-out from a forest, a chilling dance upon a grave, an arrow shooting straight to the heart. It is a call to strength. Intimate and close, the six-track EP, produced by...

Beaver Sheppard

Beaver Sheppard

Born to human parents in 1980s Newfoundland, artist-musician-chef Beaver Sheppard has spent two decades being woven into the Montreal Cultural Tapestry, needles jabbing at his supple flesh for the amusement of a faceless cabal of gatekeeping elites, naval intelligence...

VISSIA

VISSIA

Edmonton, Alberta artist VISSIA creates alt-pop music that plunges and hooks to catch and release. Whether breaking on the sand or splashing in the mud, this self-proclaimed earthy body of water writes songs as a way to observe, record and interpret her own internal...

Nana Adjoa

Nana Adjoa

Singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa is a sonic explorer, armed with a deft poeticism and a fierce sense of musicianship. But behind her bold approach to songwriting is an unflinching sense of curiosity and an openness to endless possibility. All of this is demonstrated on...

Anachnid

Anachnid

Winner of the SOCAN Foundation Indigenous Songwriter of the year in 2019 and nominated for the Indigenous artist of the Year at ADISQ in 2020, Anachnid is a multidisciplinary Oji-Cree artist based in Montreal. Her spirit animal, the spider, has eight legs, and she...

Kayla Diamond

Kayla Diamond

Kayla Diamond feels precisely who she is when she’s behind a piano. Or playing a guitar. Or sitting at her computer talking to producers about music composition, or even teaching herself how to produce songs. After over a year of reflective consideration of who she...

Juan Soto

Juan Soto

Originally from Mexico City, Juan Soto began his career as an independent music producer and DJ in 2006 and since then he has been active in various fields of electronic music, forming part of the duo called Moon Runner and also collaborating with artists from the...

Aurora Bella

Aurora Bella

Aurora Bella is a singer/songwriter currently based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She performs solo as a singer-songwriter on piano, acoustic and electric guitar, and ukulele. Aurora is a charismatic performer who comes naturally to the stage. Her songs...

BEYRIES

BEYRIES

Some artists seek out a life in music. For BEYRIES, the music found her. From a young age, growing up in the Montreal neighbourhood Outremont, Amélie Beyries would write songs at her grandmother’s 1923 Heintzman & Co. piano. For the longest time she kept those...

Laurence-Anne

Laurence-Anne

Laurence-Anne is a self-taught singer and guitarist who was a teenager when she wrote her first songs. The young woman was inspired by Feist and at first was really drawn towards the minimalist indie folk sound. Once she arrived in Montreal, she started leaning...

P’tit Belliveau

P’tit Belliveau

Hailing from Baie-Ste-Marie, Nova Scotia, P’tit Belliveau grew up in an insular francophone community surrounded by anglophones. Nevertheless, he made himself known at the 2019 Francouvertes, a French-language music contest, making it to the finals alongside O.G.B....

Sophia Bel

Sophia Bel

Montreal artist, singer and producer Sophia Bel has always been slightly out of lockstep with her surroundings. Born in the United States and raised in Quebec City in the era of Britney and Christina, from a young age Bel was intrigued by the links between clean pop...

Les Louanges

Les Louanges

Les Louanges consists of Vincent Roberge .. and that’s it! Writer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Les Louanges’ sound is truly tailor-made : a jazz-infused, undeniably groovy pop sound, boasting poetic yet relatable texts. A music born in the streets of Lévis, first...

Hildegarde

Hildegarde

Hildegarde is a duet from Montreal, composed of Justine Girard & Carlyne Poizeau. They launched their first EP « STAY » in 2019 and released the second one "Somewhere In Between" on the 13th of November 2020. The two female songwriters-composers-performers blend...

Caardia

Caardia

Caardia is a Canadian sister duo featuring singer/songwriters Annie and Celia Siriopoulos. After becoming FACTOR Artist Development Grant Recipients in 2019 and named one of CBC Searchlight’s Top 10 Teens to watch in 2020, this talented duo is excited about taking the...

BEX

BEX

Indie pop songstress Rebecca Madamba, also known by her artist's name BEX, was raised on an apple orchard in the small town of Colborne, Ontario. Writing her first song at the age of 5, her parents fostered the potential, enrolling her in singing lessons at a young...

Katherine Em

Katherine Em

Katherine Em is a singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She released her first EP in 2015 and her first videoclip with her single "Arctic Bridge" in 2017, both under the name Heidi. Over the years, she has explored many genres of music. Her first EP as Katherine Em is...

Alyssa Tess

Alyssa Tess

Full of light, love, and gentle contemplation, Alyssa’s sunny personality lights up every room before she even makes it to the stage. This indie/pop singer-songwriter from the Georgian Bay area has been captivating audiences across Ontario with her sweet, angelic...

Maya Malkin

Maya Malkin

Meet Maya Malkin; a self-proclaimed "singsong girl in a dingdong world." She's a singer-songwriter from Montreal, now located in Toronto, who has made waves in the Canadian music scene with her band, Motel Raphael. With Motel, Maya has released two studio albums...

BOLD AS LIONS

BOLD AS LIONS

Through the noise and chaos, Bold As Lions is finding a way to be a voice for good. The inspirational heavy pop duo is husband and wife Sean and Karli Quigley. As independent artists they continue to push the limits and think outside the box. As this year brought new...

Breagh Isabel

Breagh Isabel

Breagh Isabel is a Canadian songwriter, producer, and recording artist. Born and raised on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, she grew up in a musical family and trained as a jazz pianist. As a songwriter and producer, Breagh has a growing list of cuts including...

Riun Garner

Riun Garner

“I don’t want to be just another sad folk singer-songwriter with a cabin in the woods. I hope to break the cliche of what a indie folk singer-songwriter can be.” Riun Garner is a Canadian singer-songwriter and artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Also known...

Rifan Kalbuadi

Rifan Kalbuadi

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 27, 1995, singer/songwriter Rifan Kalbuadi had already been immersed in the world of melodies and rhythms since a young age. By 2015, Rifan’s immense talents and performances had amassed plenty of interest through his videos on...

The Collective

The Collective

The Collective is an electrifying collaboration of six musicians and songwriters from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, whose sound routinely defies the boundaries of genre, inspired equally by the time-honoured traditions of R&B, jazz, and blues, as well as modern dance...

RIELL

RIELL

RIELL is an internationally touring and Top 40 charting Dance Pop artist, songwriter, vocal producer, and topliner from Canada. She shares her obsession with raw experience and adventures from around the globe, creating an innovative mix of artists like Halsey, The...

Elyse Aeryn

Elyse Aeryn

East Coast songstress Elyse Aeryn has been performing since 16 but took a more conventional route pursuing a degree in chemical engineering before turning back to music full-time. In her late 20s, Aeryn purchased a new guitar and started writing again, finding her own...

Winifred

Winifred

Winifred emerges in 2021, with a bold and fearless direction, as demonstrated in her new single and music video, “Into The Night”. Influenced by artists like BANKS, Nao and Joji, she is navigating her own path in the music space as an alt-pop artist with an emphasis...

LOR

LOR

LOR is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter who is about to make her debut. After years of cutting her teeth singing in the bar circuit, she teamed up with local producer SLWJMZ (Sean Leon, Freddie Gibbs) and Vocal Director Nevon Sinclair (Daniel Caesar) to create a...

Countermeasure

Countermeasure

Since forming in 2010, the Toronto-based vocal group, Countermeasure, has earned standing ovations and critical acclaim worldwide. Led by award-winning composer/producer Aaron Jensen, the group has recorded with GRAMMY and JUNO award-winning artists including Randy...

Flara K

Flara K

Flara K is an identity to explore creativity and embrace originality - it’s a fashion statement. Their sophomore EP titled Anxious, Irrational, Fashionable (released October 2020) explores growth lyrically and sonically since their self titled 2019 debut. The release...

Jordana Talsky

Jordana Talsky

Jordana Talsky is a singer, songwriter and vocal looper who fuses multi-genre influences into her own sound. She accompanies herself by voice with a Roland Boss RC505 loop station. Her ethos is to incorporate digital means into live performance in an organic way, and...

Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson

Calgary, Alberta 403-803-6757 kimae23@hotmail.com www.kimthompson.ca Bio Kim Thompson “Heartache Heartbreak” will release to worldwide radio February 5, 2021. International artist, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada Kim Thompson’s takes her third single to radio. ACMA 2019...

Siggimusic

Siggimusic

Daniel Sigismondi, aka Siggimusic. Italian musician, producer and songwriter, made the journey to Toronto in 2014 to find his place in the music scene. Music always came as a feeling to Siggi as he started appreciating its beauty and understanding the creation process...

Zoe Xandra

Zoe Xandra

Singer-songwriter, Zoe Xandra, introduced herself to the scene February 2020 with her debut EP, TMI.  Since her February release she has gained over 70k streams.  Xandra worked hard to push her debut EP and has since been interviewed by Vents Magazine, charted on NACC...

Sara Jane Ceccarelli

Sara Jane Ceccarelli

SJC - SARA JANE CECCARELLI (Singer/Songwriter) Sara Jane Ceccarelli is an Italian-Canadian singer, versatile and with a very various artistic curriculum. “COLORS - Story of a girl who wanted to record an album” is her debut album. She was born in Italy and grew up...

MIKALYN

MIKALYN

Between the depth of her voice, substance of her songwriting, and seemingly endless list of awards and achievements, you might be fooled into thinking that Mikalyn has been in the game for decades. But that’s easily forgiven, as despite having yet to hit her 20s, the...

Hansom Ēli

Hansom Ēli

Since their 2019 debut, Hansom Ēli multiple singles, an EP and secured funding three times through Factor. Additionally, with the help of the MVP grant presented by RBC and The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, they produced a bold and daring video for their...