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Canadian Music Week 2020 Dates Announced

The organizers of Canadian Music Week (CMW) have announced that next year's edition of the showcase festival and music industry conference will be held from May 19-23, 2020.

The 2020 CMW conference, including the three-day Music Summit, will once again be headquartered at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

In other CMW news, organizers say that women and bands led by women made up 41% of all musical acts at CMW 2019. That number is up from 27% in 2017 and 31% in 2018. CMW signed the Keychange 50:50 pledge to achieve gender parity by 2022. Keychange is an international campaign which invests in emerging talent whilst encouraging music festivals and conferences to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022.

For more information has it becomes available, go to www.cmw.net.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.