Want to Play Canadian Music Week?

Yes, it’s true that about 700 bands (really!) play Canadian Music Week each March, which means competition is fierce. At the same time, though, it’s one of the best occasions to show off your stuff to radio, video, web and record company people.  It’s worth the hassle.  Really.

To help new bands along, a new initiative called The Road to CMW has been launched.  Read all about it.

Bands Wanted for Road to CMW: Winners to Play Canadian Music Week 2012

(Toronto, ON, October 24, 2011) – Calling all Bands! Supernova and Canadian Music Week have launched the Road to CMW Talent Search, and are looking for popular 19+ local bands to be featured at Canadian Music Week 2012.

Any local band ready to move to the next level in of their careers  can sign up to Road to CMW ; winning just one local show earns the band an official CMW 2012 gig, where they will perform at  Toronto’s iconic Hard Rock Café.

Held each year in Toronto, Canadian Music Week is the biggest gathering of industry reps in Canada, the largest Canadian festival of its kind and a prime opportunity for bands to expose their talent to A&R reps, music publishers, booking agents and the who’s-who of the international music community.

In partnership with CMW, Supernova’s Road to CMW offers undiscovered bands the chance to play free and compete for their spot at one of 5 nights at the Hard Rock Café, to play in front of CMW industry and fans.

Any Band or Artist ready to move to the next level can sign up:

1) Get a free profile at www.supernova.com/signup/artist ;

2) Sign up for your city’s event at http://www.supernova.com/battle/PlayCMW .

3) Check out what CMW is all about at www.cmw.net

Dozens of artists have been discovered on the Canadian Music Fest stage, and the Road to CMW presents an absolutely unique opportunity for local bands across Canada to rise to the occasion.

Space is extremely limited; bands are encouraged to sign up early to avoid disappointment. Any 19+ bands that may have missed the deadline or were not accepted to Canadian Music Fest are also welcome to sign up to play.

For all press/media inquiries related to this event, please contact:

Corina Newby  (416) 635.8885 x 268  [email protected]

For all band/artist inquiries related to this event, please contact:

Lance Ryan (416) 635-8885 x 298 [email protected]


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Want to Play Canadian Music Week?

  • November 7, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Hey Alan,

    Thanks for the shout out!
    I am now booking up these shows all across Canada and looking to see where the most demand is to dictate where and when the shows will be!
    Very excited to meet new bands and help them achieve their dreams of playing at Canadian Music Week in 2012!


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