Canadian Music Week Toronto | May 19, 2020 to May 23, 2020


Canadian Music Week (also known as CMW) is a once-a-year opportunity to get your band in front of over 3000 industry insiders and 700 media reps from Canada and all over the world - from A&R reps and music publishers to booking agents, and talent buyers. The CMW festival brings you with 7 nights of performances, over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All shows take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W. Toronto, on May 19, 2020 to May 23, 2020.


It is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. For artists, it's a chance to learn and form a network with masters from all sectors of the industry with the tools and knowledge to build career in music. With panels, keynotes/celebrity interviews, mentoring sessions, speed-dating, workshops, award shows, networking opportunities, an international marketplace, and comedy shows, CMW is your one-stop music destination to the world of music.



In 2016, CMW started their first annual Startup Launchpad event, from which seven startups had being selected to pitch their business to potential investors and a judging panel including Michael Wekerle and Ted Cohen. The first finalists of this event were:

Mugatunes seeks to find college students who have the best taste and a savvy for what’s going to be huge and put them in one place online. It is kind of an online radio station, but created by over 200 kids all around the world.

Audiokite Research, which is a market research company for musicians, finds out the appeal of a song by asking through a survey of what they liked or disliked about the track. The artist has to upload its song or a video before it goes to the market.

SongCat, an online recording studio, which has everything necessary to create a finished piece of art is available on the site, and for fairly reasonable prices.

Mission Control, a music management platform, the company is an online consulting and coaching service that aims to help those going down this road to understand what they are truly getting themselves into, and to help them be as successful.

Aybo, The app is an iOs plugin that lets users send just a snippet of a song or movie quote within their messenger.

Trebba and the company is attempting to appeal to younger generations (tweens and the like), promising them a free music experience that still benefits the artists they already love and the ones they'll discover on the platform.

2016’s winner Notetracks a collaborative program that helps musicians based in different area make the best music they can together.

The past years’ Canada Music Week lineup included:

Big Sean, Melissa Ethridge, X Ambassadors, Cold Creek County, Shawn Hook, Magic!, Wolf Parade,Tegan and Sara, Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, Death Cab For Cutie, Tokyo Police Club, RZA, Katy Perry, John Mellencamp, Metric, Alanis Morissette, The Breeders, Joseph Arthur, Of Monsters & Men, Kiesza, Faith No More, and thousands more have all played a CMW stage.

By purchasing a ticket to participate in the Canadian Music Week Sync Summit, you will be able to meet each of these high-profile speakers during intimate roundtable sessions. During these sessions you will be able to introduce yourself, get along with colleagues/music supervisors, composers and build a new direct business relationship!

So what you are waiting for, get your Ticket or Wristbands for Canada Music Week from here.

Canadian Music Week Toronto | May 19, 2020 to May 23, 2020 Canadian Music Week Toronto | May 19, 2020 to May 23, 2020 Reviewed by 365 Festivals on May 08, 2019 Rating: 5

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