Where: Streamed on the CMW Festival website www.cmw.net/festival/. The streams will be available to re-watch on-demand for those unable to attend.
When: May 18-21, 2021
Cost: Registration is open now at www.cmw.net/register. The Canadian Music Week Festival will be free to the public for 2021 and will feature both Canadian and International artists
Details: After taking a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, Canadian Music Week will return with a virtual conference and showcase festival, as well as their 20th Anniversary Independent Music Awards.
The CMW Virtual Conference will include keynote interviews with singer/songwriter and Oscar-winning composer Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Grammy-winning rapper and producer Timbaland, plus a fireside chat with Grammy winning producer, songwriter music and film producer Dallas Austin.
Additional Speakers for the 2021 Virtual Edition of the CMW conference include:
Chris Blackwell – Island Records Founder
Desmond Child – Grammy winning producer, songwriter
The Honourable Steven Guilbeault – Minister of Canadian Heritage
Shirley Halperin – Executive Editor, Variety
Sam Hollander – Songwriter, producer, hitmaker
Michael Huppe – President & CEO, Sound Exchange
Kevin Liles – Co-Founder & CEO, 300 Entertainment
Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk – Hit singer/songwriters
Carianne Marshall – Co-Chair & COO, Warner Chappell Music
Michael McCarty – CEO, Kilometre Music Group
Merck Mercuriadis – Hipgnosis Music Fund
Lawrence Mestel – Founder & CEO, Primary Wave
Ethan Millman – Writer Rolling Stone
Gail Mitchell – Executive Director, R&B/Hip Hop, Billboard Magazine
Ian Montone – Founder Monotone Management Inc.
Natalia Nastaskin – CCO, Primary Wave
Wendy Ong – President, TaP Music
Ryan Press – President, A&R, U.S., Warner Chappell Music
Debra Rathwell – EVP of Global Touring at AEG
Brittney King Rock – President, 10k Projects
Nile Rodgers – Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer
Mauricio Ruiz – 8 Til Faint Management, Co-Manager, Jessie Reyez
Portia Sabin – President, Music Business Association
Suzy Shinn, Hit Producer and engineer
Rob Stevenson – Partner, 300 Entertainment
and many more to be announced.
The Virtual conference event will feature networking sessions, breakout rooms, one-on-one meetings, exhibitors, the International Marketplace, and Q & A Sessions with select speakers and panelists.
The 20th Anniversary Independent Music Awards will be streamed live from the El Mocambo on Friday May 21, 2021. The online Awards show will be hosted by Matt, Carlin and Josie Dye of INDIE88, and feature performances by 2019 INDIE Award-winners Monowhales, July Talk, Sam Roberts Band, Walk Off The Earth, and the winners of the 2020 Jim Beam National Talent Search CZN.