© February 2006 - Canadian Music Week Festival By Bryen Dunn, Toronto - Info@bryendunn.com
Canadian Music Week is the largest Music & Entertainment Convention in Canada with delegates representing radio, music and television broadcasters, music manufacturers, record companies, music retailers and distributors, new media/internet producers, concert promoters, venue managers, music & video producers, recording artists and musicians.
Once a year the "suits" and the concert going public meet in venues across Toronto for a single purpose - to hear the hottest acts, known and unknown. The A&R reps come with a mandate to find next year's stars, while the fans bring their passion. Whether it's the next "big thing" or one of today's hottest performers, there’s something for everyone at the Festival. The four day event encompasses two conferences, a trade show, and a slew of live performances. All convention functions take place at Toronto's Fairmount Royal York Hotel.
The Executive Conference March 2-4, 2006 Targets Music & Media business professionals and attracts top industry leaders from around the world.
The Tune Up Conference March 2-4, 2006Designed to help new and experienced artists hone their skills in both the business and artistic aspects of their careers.
CMW Trade Show March 2-4, 2006 - Fairmont Royal York TorontoThis is the best way to reach the cream of the industry crop, those VIP’s with the freedom to make strategic decisions and major purchase orders.
There’s also four different Awards Presentations that take place during the Festival.The Indie Awards – March 1 - The Docks, 7PMCMW Industry Awards – March 2 – the gala event of the Festival The Crystal Awards – March 2 – radio accolades – Fairmount Royal York, 1230PM Canadian Radio Music Awards – March 4 –Fairmount Royal York, 1230PM
If this isn’t enough, then there’s check out the following specific to performers:Canadian Radio Star (Songwriting Competition), Finals – March 3-4Urban Star Quest, March 4International Songwriter’s Festival, March 3-4Xtreme Band Slam, March 2-4Tin Pan Alley North, March 3-4
Now if this isn’t enough to keep any musician or avid fan busy for a few days, then you’ll just have to wait until North By Northeast heads into town in June.Check out http://www.cmw.net/ for all the details on the above, a complete schedule of performances, and links to band websites. Enjoy!
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