Canadian Music Week Postponed, Rescheduled for September

An official announcement is coming later today, but Canadian Music Week has let conference speakers and others already registered know that it has been postponed until September. It was scheduled to take place from May 19-23 in downtown Toronto. The new tentative dates are Sept. 8-13, 2020.

“Due to the continuing spread of the novel COVID-19 virus we believe it is our social responsibility to postpone the upcoming Canadian Music Week 2020 Conference and Expo,” CMW President Neill Dixon said in an email to conference delegates on Sunday. “In light of the recent growing number of event cancellations, Public Health Canada statements, and various provincial gathering bans, we concluded this was the right decision. The health and safety of our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, and staff is our number one priority. We have managed to find an alternative date at a later time period at the same venue (Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel). The NEW dates for Canadian Music Week will be September 8–13,  2020.”

Here is the new CMW 2020 tentative schedule:

Monday Sept 7th - Labour Day Holiday
Tuesday Sept 8th - Load-in and travel day
Wednesday Sept 9th - Day 1 - Music Conference
Radio Conference + Radio and Audio Awards Luncheon
Thursday Sept 10th - Day 2 - Music Conference
Radio Conference and Music and Broadcast Awards Gala
Friday Sept 11th - Day 3 - Music Conference
September 8th - 13th - Music Festival

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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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