Your guide to the CMW Conference

Canadian Music Week (CMW) has announced confirmed speakers, events, and award recipients for the Industry Conferences and Awards taking place May 9 – 12, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre and Rebel Entertainment Complex.

First up on the schedule is The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, which will be hosted by Jessi Cruickshank on Thursday, May 10, 2018, celebrating the best 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.

Next, Paul Shaffer will be hosting the Live Music Industry Awards on Friday, May 11, 2018, where everyone’s favourite alt-rock band Billy Talent will receive the Legends of Live Special Achievement Award. The Live Music Industry Awards will be a night to remember with award presentations and live musical performances at the Sheraton Centre, Dominion Ballroom.

Moving into the weekend, CMW and The Guild of Music Supervisors will present the first annual Canadian Sync Awards on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The Canadian Sync Awards are the only awards in the country to recognize the contribution synch makes to the creative industries.

For those looking to learn everything about the industry, the Tech and Innovation Summit Wednesday, May 9, 2018, will provide insight into branding and marketing with panels including “Spotify Master Class”, “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.

Running throughout the week, 4-day Music Summit will include celebrity interviews, panels and workshops May 9 -12, 2018.

Once again the Music Cities Summit returns Saturday, May 12, 2018, to explore the relationship between creative city planning and the role of music.

Radio Interactive: International Radio Summit returns to CMW May 10 – 11, 2018 for a look into the world of broadcasting. The Radio Summit brings the industry together to discuss social media, marketing, programming, regulatory issues, and tech.

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

CMW Awards

Canadian Radio Music Awards
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Sheraton Centre, Dominion Ballroom, 123 Queen Street West

Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6 – 9:30pm
Rebel Entertainment Complex, 11 Polson Street

3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards
Friday, May 11, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Sheraton Centre, Dominion Ballroom, 123 Queen Street West

1st Annual Canadian Sync Awards
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 5 – 7 pm
Sheraton Centre, Dominion Ballroom, 123 Queen Street West

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