Canadian Music Week Announces Initial 2016 Lineup

Canadian Music Week Announces Initial 2016 Lineup
The new year is right around the corner, and that means that it's time to start thinking about the 2016 edition of Canadian Music Week. The 34th annual instalment of CMW will run from May 2 to May 8 in Toronto, and the first batch of 100 showcasing artists has now been announced.

Performers include Canadian acts like the Wet Secrets, Sparrows, Midday Swim, Curses, Beauts, Fake Tears, Mardeen, Mindil Beach, Shawn William Clarke, Stuck on Planet Earth, Windigo, DB Cooper, and Little You, Little Me. There are also plenty of American and international artists on the bill.

See the full list of currently confirmed artists here. Expect more acts to be announced in due course.

In addition to these showcases, Canadian Music Week includes an industry conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, where there will be a trio of awards galas: the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (May 5), the Canadian Radio Music Awards luncheon (May 6), and the Indie Awards (May 7).

The conference portion of CMW has announced speakers from organizations like Beggars Group, LinkedIn, Glastonbury Festival, Music Canada, Cooking Vinyl, Nettwerk Music Group, CD Baby, PledgeMusic, the Recording Industry Association of America and more. The full list of speakers can be found here.