Canadian Music Week 2022 was held from June 6 to 11, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario and attracted participants from the music, interactive and broadcasting industries from around the globe. CMW is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to the celebration and promotion of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. It consisted of two information-intensive conferences, a trade exposition, , the music festival, and awards shows: the sync-awards, the Indies Awards, and the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards.
A Music Conference – Sessions of Interest:
First Annual Social Justice Honours Award – Interviewer – Merck Mercuriadis
Chuck D. , leader of the American hip hop group Public Enemy, received the First Annual Social Justice Honours Award Recipient for his work in helping those in need in American cities.
Keynote with Universal Music Canada – June 8, 2022 – Interviewer – Tony Chapman, Chatter that Matter
Jeffrey Remedios, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Canada spoke about changes in the music industry. He emphasized how Canadians must build and maintain the Canadian institutions and infrastructure in Canada and promote Canadian musicians internationally while living in Canada. He described the UMC recording studio in Toronto liberty area.
- Tony Chapman & Jeffrey Remedios
- Web3, AI and New Opportunities – June 8th
The Web3.0 panel discussed how musicians can take advantage of these new technologies to offer new services from entertainment to gaming to change how people consume creative talent for fun and profit.
The Awards are always a key part of the Festival:
I Sync Sessions & Awards
Of great importance to musicians is potential revenue from Synchronization which can be an important source of income. As this panel pointed out, completion is tough and the process is long and complicated to obtain rights clearance and getting your music placed into a movie to television program.
What is Sync license?
A music synchronization license, or “sync” for short, is a music license granted by the holder of the copyright of a particular composition, allowing the licensee to synchronize (“sync”) music with some kind of visual media output (film, television shows, advertisements, video games, accompanying website music, movie trailers, etc.).[ reference]
The session, State of Sync covered the process of synchronization or licensing your music into a visual media output for fun and profit for the artist. The process is a complicated one from pitching to a music supervisor to clearing the copyright rights to the work and the artistic aspects of combing the music to the media output.
II Live Music Industry Awards:
The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards featured awards for Legends of Live Award to Jully Black, the Canadian Queen of R&B; the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeff Cohen of Collective Concerts; and The Canadian Live Music Industry Awards “Unsung Hero” Award to Susie Grynol, President & CEO, Hotel Association of Canada. Excellence in Music “City” Development award went to the City of London, Ontario.
III The Indies
The 21st Annual Canadian Independent Music Awards aka “The Indies” honoured the achievements of independent Canadian and International musicians and was held in the intimate El Mocambo in Toronto which was truly a memorial experience where the sound and the acoustics were outstanding. This event will be remembered for years to come.
Notable Winners of the 21st Annual Jim Beam® INDIE Awards Are:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Life After
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Felix Cartal
HIP HOP/RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR – Haviah Mighty
The Canadian Music Week 2022 was a great event promoting music and the training of music professionals. Check back here for CMW2023.
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