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Another reason to visit Canada this April: Canadian Music Week

Photograph of the blog post author, Mary Woodcock

Mary Woodcock


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Canada’s music industry has had a lot to smile about in recent years.

2015 saw their music market grow above the global average at a stellar 8.3% and 2016 was dominated by floods of sales from The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and the IFPI’s Global Recording Artist of the Year winner, Drake.

In fact, while we’re on the topic of Drake, his success even went so far as becoming the first artist to reach 1 billion single song streams, with the dreadfully catchy “One Dance”. That’s right, 1,000,000,000 streams.

Now, with all this going on, there are hundreds of people milling about behind the scenes making this happen.

Wouldn’t it be incredible to be in the same room as the imperial ladies and gentlemen who are responsible for producing such impressive figures?

Well, on April 18th-23rd Canadian Music Week are hosting their annual music industry conference featuring an array of prominent industry figures covering all things music and technology. We’re also giving away two delegate passes for the event.

Why don’t we take a look at a couple topics? Then you can make your mind up if you’d like to go at the bottom of the article.

Digital Media Summit

Branding, marketing and multi-platform content integration is ever changing. The Digital Media Summit is designed to help you answer questions such as Is your customer engagement and digital media strategy on par with global industry leaders? And What are the top companies leading mobile, social, and digital media trends doing right?

Connect and network with brands, agencies, and digital executives who are looking to tackle this subject head on. Speakers include Eric Alper, a go-to music correspondent for the media and Ted Cohen, managing partner of TAG Strategic.

Radio Summit

Canadian Music Week’s Radio summit draws together the top names in both the Canadian and International broadcasting industry for an incisive look at the present and future of broadcasting.

If Radio excites you, then this is a remarkable opportunity to gain insight into the future of this field. Speakers include Julie Adam, from Rogers Broadcasting, and Steve Coady from Warner Music Canada.

The Music

Californian rapper Earl Sweatshirt is set to take the stage at Canadian Music Week alongside seminal Canadian indie rockers Wolf Parade and pop-punk mainstays Good Charlotte.

The list continues here. In fact, it is essentially a festival a brilliant one at that.

If you’d like to be in with a chance to win two passes you can find out more here:

Alternatively, tickets are available to purchase from here.

We’ll see you there?

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