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Canadian Music Week to Return In-Person in April 2022
Canadian Music Week has announced its 40 th anniversary event will take place in-person from April 19-23 , 2022 , across a variety of venues in downtown Toronto . The CMW Conference , Canada ’ s largest and longest-running industry conference , will take place from April 20-22 at the Westin Harbour Castle . “ We are very excited to celebrate our 40 th anniversary in-person with our friends and colleagues ,” says CMW President Neill Dixon . “ After navigating the pandemic to present an impeccable virtual conference and showcase festival in 2021 , we welcome the opportunity to celebrate the past 40 years together , while planning for the future with a dynamic conference offering .”
More details about CMW 2022 will be announced in the coming months . CMW combines multifaceted information-intensive conferences , a trade exposition , awards shows , and the country ’ s largest new music festival .
For more information , go to www . cmw . net .
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BREAKOUT WEST MENTOR SESSION
Artists & Industry to Come Together In-Person for BreakOut West in February
BreakOut West is returning to in-person programming from Feb . 2-6 , 2022 , in Winnipeg . It was originally supposed to be held in the fall of 2021 .
The BreakOut West Showcase Festival will feature a multi-genre line-up of over 45 of western Canada ’ s top emerging and established artists showcasing at multiple venues throughout Winnipeg . This includes shows by Arlo Maverick , Strange Breed , Super Duty Tough Work , and more . The showcase festival also features artists from Sweden , U . K ., and more thanks to WCMA ’ s export partners Nordic Bridges , FOCUS Wales , ECMA , and more .
The BreakOut West Conference will include four days of immersive content , international market deep dives , one-onone mentor meetings , workshops , online networking events , and more . Organizers say conference events will be augmented to provide concrete knowledge of the topics , conversations , and increase the potential of practical takeaways . The full schedule of conference sessions will be released in the coming weeks .
For more information , go to www . breakoutwest . ca .
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