Canadian Music Week Promotes Danya Dixon to CEO

Canadian Music Week (CMW) has announced that Danya Dixon has been promoted to chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Danya Dixon has been with CMW for 11 years, most recently serving as vice president of programming.

"Passionate about the business of creativity, Danya Dixon is a key executive at Canadian Music Week and has been a global ambassador for Canadian artists and the industry for more than a decade. She leads a team with decades of experience creating national-profile events, award shows, international summits and networking efforts between the arts, media and technology spheres," according to a statement from CMW.

In 2016, Dixon was involved in the creation of the O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo in Toronto and shepherded the project as it expanded into Vancouver and Niagara Falls. Her efforts helped the cannabis industry connect the worlds of politics, law, commerce, and culture.

The 38th Annual Canadian Music Week will return to Toronto from May 19–23, 2020.

Now in its 38th year, Canadian Music Week is Canada's largest music industry event, bringing together the country's music, media, and entertainment industries. The festival spans seven nights of performances, with hundreds of showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All conference functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen Street West in Toronto).

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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