Canadian Music Week has announced that the 2020 edition, the 38th so far, has bee postponed due to Covid-19. New dates have been announced, and CMW has been revised to September 8th-13th, with the conference portion from September 9th-11th at the Sheraton Hotel.

At this time, all previously-purchased or assigned badges and wristbands will be honoured at the new dates.

CMW President Neill Dixon states, “The health and safety of Canadians along with our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, and staff is our number one priority. At this time we are working with our speakers, moderators, panelists, and exhibitors to confirm their availability for our new dates. We will be updating our website in real time as this information becomes available to us. Our Canadian Radio Awards is now confirmed for Wednesday, September 9th.

Comedian and Cash Cab Canada Host Adam Growe will be hosting the event. The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 10th, and we are pleased to announce that comedian Darrin Rose will be our host for the evening. We are working with all of our artists, partners and venues across the city to reschedule our festival shows. CMW encourages you to support independent artists during this time of uncertainty and keep listening to music! We look forward to see you in September.”

Revised Schedule:

Monday, Sept 7 – Labour Day Holiday
Tuesday, Sept 8 – exhibitor load-in and travel day – Festival opens
Wednesday, Sept 9 – Music Conference, Radio Conference + Radio and Audio Awards Luncheon – Various Festival venues
Thursday, Sept 10 – Music Conference, Radio Conference and Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala – Various Festival venues
Friday, Sept 11 – Music Conference, Live Music Awards -– Various Festival venues
Saturday, Sept 12 – Various Festival venues


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