Canadian Music Week

8 Must-See Shows at Canadian Music Week in Toronto | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Living

CMW's music component is massive (hundreds of bands and more than 60 venues) but the schedule spans more than a week and more than just music. But the festival also squeezes in award shows, comedy and film festivals, trade shows and a comprehensive lineup of industry conferences.

Canadian Music Week Festival Line-Up Revealed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Music

Canadian Music Week, the first of Toronto's two annual citywide music festivals, has revealed its initial line-up and looks like CMW has a little some...

Petition Works! NXNE Ends Controversial 'Radius Clause' Policy

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada Music

North By Northeast continues to run smoothly this week and will run a bit smoother in 2015 thanks to listening to bands and the concerns of nearly 300...

Operators, M.I.A., Broods And Other Highlights From CMW

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Music

Canadian Music Week's move from March to May robbed it of its proximity to SXSW, which had previously allowed the industry heavy conference to book ma...

Arcade Fire, City And Colour Win Big At CMW's Indie Awards

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire and City And Colour were the big winners Saturday night at the 2014 SiriusXM Indies Awards in Toronto. Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" won A...

Quincy Jones On Discovering Oprah, Underpaying Spielberg, Hanging With Sinatra

HuffPost Canada Music | Dave Jaffer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Music

Quincy Jones needs no introduction, but if he did, where would you start? His work and friendships with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Lionel Hampton...

How Stripping (And Playing A Statue) Made Amanda Palmer A Rock Star

HuffPost Canada Music | Dave Jaffer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Music

In addition to writer, musician, performer, ex-Dresden Doll, Ted Talk-er, Twitter superstar and Kickstarter millionaire, Amanda Palmer has had some ot...

Brody Dalle Distills CMW To Its Punk Rock Essence

HuffPost Canada Music | Dave Jaffer | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada Music

At 11 pm sharp Brody Dalle took the stage of the Horseshoe . And by took, I mean took. Two songs in and Dalle's full-throated razorblade rasp was ...

Walk Off The Earth Walk Off With Four Canadian Radio Music Awards

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada Music

Burlington rock band Walk Off The Earth, famed for their viral videos, walked away with four awards last night at the 2014 Canadian Radio Music Awards...

Everything You Need To Know About Canadian Music Week

HuffPost Canada Music | Juliette Jagger | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Music

If you’ve had the pleasure of indulging in Canadian Music Week even once during the Toronto based festival’s 33-year history, chances are you brav...

Metric, Carly Rae, Japandroids Win CMW's Indie Awards

Huffington Post Music Canada | Melody Lamb | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Canadian Music Week's marquee CMW event, The Indies, took place Friday night with Japandroids snagging best album for "Celebration Rock," Deadmau5 win...

Lee Harvey Osmond: Tom Wilson's Sinning Folk Project

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason Schneider | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Tom Wilson answers his phone while trudging through a bitterly cold Hamilton, Ont. morning on the way to see his grandson. I have to do a double-take....

Cdn Super-Producer Behind Spider-Man, SARSstock & Rolling Stones

Huffington Post Music Canada | Aaron Brophy | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Music

Ticket scalping. It's the bane of concertgoers everywhere unless you're the one with the extra money to pay triple face value to get into your favouri...

Toronto's Legendary El Mocambo Will Soon Have Fine Dining

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Torontonians know the El Mocambo as a venue for wicked fun and historic music performances. Soon, it will also be the site of a multi-tiered restaurant headed by one of Canada's most acclaimed chefs. AfterCanadian Music Week, which wraps up on Sunday, Pataran said the El Mo would go through a renovation until it re-opens in the fall with three levels of dining.

Calling All Musicians: Learn How to Market Yourself

Paul Tobey | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Music
Paul Tobey

Now, more than ever, with record labels substantially cutting A&R budgets, the pressure is on the music artists, both signed and independent, to invest in their own marketing. Luckily, in the digital age, marketing yourself is easier than ever -- if you know how to use the tools properly.

Is Heart A Canadian Band?

Huffington Post Music Canada | Aaron Brophy | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Music

If it feels like there's some confusion about whether or not Seattle-bred classic rock band Heart are actually Canadian, it's because they actually we...

Canada Has Yet To Be Enjoyed By Canadians

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Canada's boring. It's too expensive. There's nothing to see. Other countries are way more exciting. This is what Canadians say about their own country. Foreigners love coming here, so why don't we take more pride in discovering our own great nation?

Sheepdogs Take Home Four Awards At Canadian Music Week | Posted 03.25.2012 | Canada

The 12th annual SiriusXM Indie Awards marked the end of another year of Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto last night. Saskatoon's Sheepdogs emerged...

Rachel Mendleson

Media May Change, But One Song Remains The Same | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada Business

In 20 years, there will be virtual buskers and major cable providers will have been replaced by video gaming systems like Microsoft’s Xbox, but radi...