Canada’s Largest New Music Festival and Conference, is pleased to announce the 34th installment in 2016 will take place May 4th -14th, once again bringing conferences, awards, film, comedy and music to the city of Toronto.
As one of the largest and longest running events, CMW attracts speakers and performers from across the globe.
Canadian Music Week takes pride in welcoming international artists and key industry players from around the world, and is thrilled to feature the 2016 International Spotlight, which will be on the United Kingdom.
This will open new trade routes for Canadians who are interested in furthering opportunities with these two key European markets as part of a Spotlight on the UK and Focus on Ireland.
Now in its 34rd year, Canadian Music Week is one of the world’s most important and longest running international music business destinations, as well as one of the biggest new music festivals in Canada showcasing global talent. Attracting thousands of delegates from more than 30 countries each year, the event serves as a convergence point for international networking, business to business transactions, structured one-on-one meetings, and specialized export programming.
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Canadian Music Week has announced four of the inductees to the 2016 Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame: singer-songwriter Andy Kim, broadcaster Rob Steele, and Quebec live music veterans and cultural influencers André Menard and Alain Simard. The tributes and presentations will take place at the annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre on May 5.
Menard and Simard, whose inductions were announced simultaneously, were chosen because their “immense impact… on our country’s musical landscape,” said CMW president Neill Dixon.
Ménard has worked live show and concert production since 1975, and has had a 30-year association with Simard as co-founder and vice-president of L’Équipe Spectra. He is also the cofounder and artistic director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal which brings 2 million people to the city each summer for the 10 days festival.
Steele, who is called a “natural leader and pacesetter with more than 18 years in the industry,” joined the board of directors of Newfoundland Capital Corporation in 1997 and in 2001 was appointed president and CEO. Under his leadership, the company became Newcap Radio in 2015, now operates 95 radio licenses across Canada and employs almost 1000 people.
“In the decade or more that Canadian Music Week has worked closely with Newcap, we have taken great pride in watching them grow from a regional broadcaster with holdings on the east coast and northern Ontario, to a truly national operator, with stations from coast to coast,” said Dixon. “Steele, as head of the operation, has been an integral part in both their physical and corporate growth, and has led the way in their acknowledged leadership in talent development and forward thinking broadcasting.”
Canadian Music Week takes place over 10 days next May (4th to 14th), combining three conferences, a trade expo; film festival; comedy festival; four awards shows and music festival in more than 50 downtown Toronto venues.
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