Canadian Music Week

  1. Ontario Minister Tries to Explain Why Drake’s OVO Fest Received Controversial $300k Grant

    March 28, 2014 12:37 PM EDT A brand new charity partnership, basketball tournament, celebrity panel and beach party added to Drake’s OVO Fest are among the reasons his annual sold-out Toronto music festival received a $300,000 grant from the Ontario government designed to at ...

  2. SiriusXM Indie Awards: Japandroids, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Metric Win Big During Canadian Music Week

    March 25, 2013 10:32 AM EDT Canada’s SirusXM Indie Awards, held each year in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week, honoured some rather big names Friday night (March 22) -- for an awards ceremony that strictly honors independent artists -- including Taylor Swift, Carly R ...

  3. Jake Gold, Graham Henderson To Be Honored at 2013 Canadian Music Week

    November 14, 2012 9:43 AM EST Canadian music industry veterans Jake Gold and Graham Henderson will both be recognized for their major contributions to the music industry over the decades at two separate events taking place during Toronto's Canadian Music Week, March 19 -2 ...

  4. Backbeat: Slash Promotes Album in Canada, Learns Lessons About Earthquakes

    March 26, 2012 3:48 PM EDT Slash in conversation with 102.1 The Edge's Dave "Bookie" Bookman at CMW's "Celebrity Interview." (Photo: Luther Mallory) Slash was in Toronto for a few days to do press for his upcoming album, Apocalyptic Love , out ...

  5. Canadian Music Week President Neill Dixon On Why CMW 2012 is Bigger & Better Than Ever

    March 22, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The popularity of Canadian Music Week (CMW), the Toronto-based music industry conference now in its 30th year, could easily have waned as the major labels consolidated during the past decade-plus. Instead, what's now tagged as "Canada� ...

  6. Slacker Announces Canadian Music Week Title Sponsorship

    December 01, 2011 5:00 PM EST Canadian Music Week (CMW) has a new title sponsor, America's Slacker Radio, an interactive internet radio service available in the U.S. and Canada. The country's biggest music business event, held next year from March 21 to 25 in Toronto ...

  7. Canadian Music Week Announces Dates, Programming, Expanded Fest for 30th Anniversary

    June 22, 2011 1:33 PM EDT Toronto's Canadian Music Week (CMW) has announced the dates and programming details for its 30th anniversary next year March 21-25, 2012, as well as the broadening of its entertainment brand. The convention, which added a film and digital com ...

  8. The .Biz Q&A: NXNE's Managing Director Andy McLean

    June 16, 2011 12:57 PM EDT Three months after the music industry converged on Toronto for the business-heavy Canadian Music Week (CMW), the city is hosting another music festival and conference, North By Northeast (NXNE). Now in its 17th year, the confab has grown to includ ...

  9. Canadian Music Week: Dave Stewart, Paul Williams Talk Songwriting

    March 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week came to a conclusion with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart talking about songwriting and acts including Arkells, Metric and Joel Plaskett taking home prizes at the Indie Awards. Stewart, who gave a sometimes provocative, and o ...

  10. Numbers Down At Canadian Music Week

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Music Week has announced a significant year-on-year drop in attendance at its conference and music festival, which ran March 11-14 in Toronto. Attendance figures for delegates were well down, with the current difficult economic climate pl ...

  11. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Music Week conference kicked off today (March 12) with industry leaders debating the role Internet service providers will play in the Canadian music business, as well as having Kiss bassist Gene Simmons flex his promotional muscle for ...

  12. Canadian Music Week Takes On Challenges Of Changing Industry

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week (CMW) will focus on new concepts and alternative revenue streams that artists and labels can pursue, event founder/ president says Neill Dixon, while speakers like Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie will discuss the possib ...

  13. Billboard Special: Canada

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST As the Canadian music industry gathers in Toronto for Canadian Music Week events March 3-8, Billboard looks at the market's challenging sales climate, its robust touring circuit, and its promising new acts. Canadian Music Industry Perseveres ...

  14. Aussie Confab Eyes North American Festivals

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian acts should target North American festivals, delegates were told at Sydney's recent AustralAsian Music Business Conference. Australian acts should target North American festivals, delegates were told at Sydney's recent Austral ...

  15. Aussie Confab Eyes North American Festivals

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian acts should target North American festivals, delegates were told at Sydney's recent AustralAsian Music Business Conference. Australian acts should target North American festivals, delegates were told at Sydney's recent Austral ...