After canceling its 2020 version due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian Music Week (CMW) is returning this month with a complete digital providing.
Canadian Music Week 2021 will kick off on Tuesday, Might 18th and conclude on Friday the twenty first, full with each a talent-packed (and free-to-attend) efficiency portion and a multifaceted digital convention. Velvet Starlings, The Commotions, and Jaimey Hamilton are among the many greater than 200 artists who will play the previous, which followers can register to attend here.
Furthermore, CMW organizers have booked all method of high-profile professionals for his or her occasion’s convention part, as a part of a broader effort to supply significant perception to artists and behind-the-scenes specialists alike.
Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame inductee Nile Rodgers, Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis, and Verzuz co-founder Timbaland signify a number of the many outstanding figures who will converse throughout the digital taking place.
CMW’s opening day will contact on every thing from the state of the live-entertainment area – and its path ahead as lockdown restrictions ease – to managing creators within the modern music business.
Efficiency experiences amid the pandemic, music-listenership developments, and the nuances of co-writing tracks signify simply a number of the different subjects that the day-one convention part of CMW is about to cowl.
Moreover, Merck Mercuriadis – whose Hipgnosis song-investment fund has quietly acquired catalogs from Shakira, Lindsey Buckingham, L.A. Reid, and Chrissie Hynde, to call just a few – will interview Timbaland and Nile Rodgers on this opening day.
The 57-year-old Schefferville, Quebec, native Mercuriadis may also host “an in-depth fireplace chat” about songwriting partnerships on the occasion’s third day – and describe his imaginative and prescient for Hipgnosis and songwriters in a separate panel but on the ultimate day of CMW.
Canadian Music Week’s second day will then discover the steps that indie labels and artists have taken to adapt throughout the COVID period, methods wherein musicians can hone their livestream-performance expertise, how creators can appeal to the eye of brokers, and extra.
Plus, higher-ups from Amazon Music will focus on their platform’s tendencies – and the broader implications for the music neighborhood – whereas Island Data founder Chris Blackwell will shed gentle upon the information he’s acquired all through his greater than six-decade-long profession within the business.
Subsequent, SOCAN interim CEO Jennifer Brown on day three of CMW will spotlight the modern-day relationship between songwriters and publishers, whereas Major Wave staff members have been invited to elaborate upon the work that comes with making acquisitions financially viable throughout the pandemic.
Attendees may also have the possibility to listen to professionals converse of the fast-growing sync licensing area’s specifics and the significance of music metadata. Canadian Music Week 2021’s last day encompasses panels pertaining to the music business’s thrilling current and promising future, together with knowledgeable perception on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), synthetic intelligence, and how you can market tomorrow’s hit songs on TikTok.
Proof means that the full-scale return of crowd-based reside music will arrive sooner somewhat than later. And by networking, exchanging concepts, and absorbing information by way of occasions like Canadian Music Week, property to the music neighborhood can guarantee that this comeback is as profitable and universally useful as potential.
For an entire record of Canadian Music Week 2021 convention company, try the four-day-long occasion’s website.