Celebrating it’s 30th edition, Canadian Music Week 2012 closes the first trimester of conferences and festivals of the official calendar of events focused on the entertainment industry. Known as one of the largest entertainment gatherings in Canada, CMW is, all together, Conference, Music and Comedy Festival. Respected by its world class and expert keynote speakers, CMW attracts delegates from around the world. With seminars, celebrity interviews, mentoring sessions, networking & Canada’s largest new music festival, it is the official meeting ground for those leading and shaping our industries.
“Designed to stimulate the exchange of market intelligence, increase dialogue and provide networking opportunities”, Canadian Music Week serves more than 2,000 national and international delegates. Participants can expect an intense experience during the 5 days of events, counting with more than 900 artists, from over 40 countries. According to the official numbers, during Canadian Music Week around 4500 musicians and 100,000 music fans are drawn to Toronto. This year’s edition will be held from March 21st to 25th, in different spots all over the city.
Indie Awards and Comedy Fest
Closing the week of activities, The Indie Awards features appearances and performances by some of Canada’s – and the world’s – most talented emerging artists fused with the presentation of awards to the past year’s fan favorites.
As part of the entertainment lineup, Slacker Canadian Music Week also showcases an eclectic mix of music-oriented films, special screenings, documentaries and movie premieres along with special appearances and Q&As with some of the film star, directors and more. 2012 will also see the launch of the Canadian International Comedy Fest. Featuring five days of the best stand-up, with performances from some of Canada’s emerging talents and headline artists from around the world.
Spotlight on Latin America
From 22-23, CMW will host the Spotlight on Latin America. With presentations, seminars, business meetings and networking sessions, the event will explore recent developments within the Latin America music industry, with Brazil highlighted.
David McLoughlin, Manager of the Brasil Music Exchange project, will moderate the Featured Session, on 22nd. Together with him at the event will be many Brazilian and Latin American promoters, music executives and managers, as well as various Brazilian artists who will perform in showcases. There will also be a specula forus on music from Minas Gerais, presented by Musica Minas.
See the full schedule by clicking here: http://www.cmw.net/international/2012-spotlight-on-latin-america/
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