Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a seven-day period from May 7 – 13, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 40 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.
Like every year, CMW is jam-packed with not just music entertainment, but music industry related events that will give anyone that wants to enter into the industry thought provoking insights and education.
The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards will be hosted by Jessi Cruickshank on Thursday, May 10, 2018 to celebrate the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries. Previously announced honourees include: Arcade Fire as the 2018 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award; Paul Anka as the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; and Robert ‘TooTall’ Wagenaar (CHOM FM), Patti-Anne Tarlton (Ticketmaster), Jeff Craib (The Feldman Agency), and David Farrell (FYI Music) as the 2018 inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.
Paul Shaffer will once again host the Live Music Industry Awards on Friday, May 11, 2018, where multi-platinum rock band Billy Talent will receive the Legends of Live Special Achievement Award. The Live Music Industry Awards celebrate the best in the business with award presentations and live musical performances at the Sheraton Centre, Dominion Ballroom.
Canadian Music Week and The Guild of Music Supervisors are proud to present the first annual Canadian Sync Awards on Saturday, May 12, 2018, sponsored by songtradr. The Canadian Sync Awards are the only awards in the country to recognize the contribution synch makes to the creative industries. Nominees will include music supervisors, synch teams, publishers, record companies plus the worlds of broadcast and advertising with categories including Best Music Supervision – Feature or Documentary Film, Best Sync – Commercial, Sync Artist or Songwriter of the Year and the Icon Award.
The Tech and Innovation Summit (formerly Digital Media Summit) on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 will provide insight into branding, marketing and multi-platform content integration with sessions including “Spotify Master Class”, “The Launch: Talent Search Reality TV Finally Gets Real”, “Hack A Thon,” a VR/AR expo presented by Magnify World, and a keynote presentation from Jackie Wilgar, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Live Nation.
Canadian Music Week’s 4-day Music Summit will include celebrity interviews, panels and workshops May 9 -12, 2018. Music Summit highlights include appearances by Laura Pearce, Head of Consumer Marketing at Twitter Canada; Jason Flom, President of Lava Records; Marcie Allen, President of MAC Presents, Jared Smith, President of Ticketmaster North America; legendary producer Nile Rodgers; Steve Lillywhite, CEO of Jagonya Music and Sport Indonesia; and an international spotlight on Mexico and the United States.
Additional events as part of the Music Summit include Live Touring Summit keynotes with renowned lawyer Lorraine D’Alessio, and Rick Mueller, President of AEG Presents – North America; and a Global Creators Summit keynote with Hartwig Mausch, CEO of BMG Right Management.
The Music Cities Summit returns Saturday, May 12, 2018 to explore the relationship between creative city planning and the role of music in an urban setting. Speakers from municipal governments and music industries from around the world will include: Elizabeth Cawein, Founder of Music Export Memphis; Josh Colle, Toronto City Councillor; Chief Howard Miller, President New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council; and Kate Becker, Director of the Office of Film and Music, City of Seattle.
Radio Interactive: International Radio Summit returns to CMW May 10 – 11, 2018 for a deep look into the state of broadcasting. The Radio Summit brings the industry together to discuss social media, marketing, programming, regulatory issues, and new technology including appearances by Caroline Beasley, Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Media Group, and Nashville radio host Bobby Bones. The Canadian Radio Music Awards will spotlight the best broadcasters and radio personalities, and first-time charting artists hitting the airwaves on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK CONFERENCES
All Canadian Music Week Conferences take place at the
Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West in Toronto
Tech and Innovation Summit – Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Radio Interactive: International Radio Summit – May 10 – 11, 2018
Music Summit – May 9 – 12, 2018
Music Cities Summit – Saturday, May 12, 2018
Passes and Tickets are on sale now at: cmw.net/conference/online-