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CMW 2016 Now Accepting Artist Submissions

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Billy Talent at the 2015 Indie Awards at CMW

Billy Talent at the 2015 Indie Awards at CMW

Artist submissions are being accepted for next year’s Canadian Music Week, which will take place May 4-14, 2016 in Toronto. Organizers say it is a chance for indie artists to play in front of thousands of industry insiders, such as talent buyers, booking agents, festival programmers, music publishers, A&R reps, managers, music supervisors, and more from around the world.

Up to 300 performance slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists at CMW 2016. Performing artists receive a complimentary registration to CMW’s Music Summit 2016 (valued at $799 CAD).

Those who apply via sonicbids by Sept. 1, 2015 will receive the early bird price of $25 and a chance to win a Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar. Application prices go up to $40 on Oct. 31st and $50 on Nov. 1st. The final application deadline is Jan. 15, 2016.

Organizers say that for artists, CMW is a chance to learn and network with pros from all sectors of the industry with the tools and knowledge to build a career in music. The event features panels, keynotes/celebrity interviews, mentoring sessions, speed-dating, workshops, award shows, networking opportunities, an international marketplace, and comedy shows.

All entrants will receive a complementary pass to attend Canadian Music Weeks Music Summit 2016 (valued at $799 CAD). Backline and sound equipment vary by venue and set times and lengths vary by showcase and venue.

For more information, go to To apply or for more applications details, go to

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