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CMW's Music Cities Summit Returning on May 12

[![CMW2 small](/content/images/2015/04/CMW2-small-300x200.jpg)](/content/images/2015/04/CMW2-small.jpg)Canadian Music Week’s 4-day Music Summit will close with the Music Cities Summit on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre.
 
City planners and music industry leaders will take part in the Music Cities Summit’s international creative-economy conference, “The Mastering Of A Music City.” Speakers from municipal governments and music industries from around the world will include: Elizabeth Cawein, founder of Music Export Memphis; Josh Colle, Toronto city councillor; Chief Howard Miller, president of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council; and Kate Becker, director of the Office of Film and Music, City of Seattle.
“The Mastering Of A Music City” – a joint event by [Music Canada](http://musiccanada.com/)[The Music Policy Forum](http://musiccitiessummit.com/speaker-details/?id=46705&confyear=2018),[IFPI ](http://ifpi.org/)and Canadian Music Week – will explore the relationship between creative city planning and the role of music in an urban setting with sessions including: New Orleans: A Case Study; Emerging Music Cities; and Music Officers Meet Their Match.
The Music Cities Summit schedule can be found here at [musiccitiessummit.com/agenda](http://musiccitiessummit.com/agenda/). Confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
CMW’s four-day Music Summit will include celebrity interviews, panels and workshops  from May 9 -12, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Music Summit highlights include: renowned lawyer Lorraine D’Alessio speaking about how to use a digital platform to launch a music career in the United States; a keynote by Laura Pearce, Head of Consumer Marketing at Twitter Canada; and an international spotlight on Mexico and the United States.
CMW combines multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a seven-day period and in more than 50 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.
For more information, go to [www.cmw.net](http://cmw.net/).
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Mike Raine is the Senior editor of Canadian Musician.