How It Works

1 Sign-Up Sign Up to play a local Showcase
  • Login with your Supernova account (or create one)
  • Select a show to play in your city
  • A promoter will contact you shortly to confirm that you are booked into the event
2 Regional Win your local Showcase
  • Get your fans to come and support your band at the show
  • Play your live show in front of an average 250-500 people
  • The winning band play Canadian Music Week as well as win valuable prizes from the qualifying show
  • After each show, fans can vote online (once per day) to determine a Wildcard winner
3 CMW Showcase Play Canadian Music Week
  • The crowd will be packed with CMW attendees and music industry so make sure your fans are the loudest!
  • The top band from each of the 5 CMW nights will have their music passed along to Coalition Music to select the Grand Prize Winner.

Your CMW Prize includes:

  • A feature performance at the Hard Rock Cafe, Dundas Square, Toronto

  • Band listing in the official CMW festival program & web site

  • Show flyer inserted into every CMW delegate bag

  • CMW Music Summit Badge ($500 value per member)

  • CMW festival wristbands for all members ($75 value per member)

Canadian Music Week - March 21st - 25th at the Hard Rock Cafe

  • 5 showcases during CMW: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

CMW’s Canadian Music Fest is an opportunity featuring:

3000 Industry insiders

600 Media reps

900 artists

60 Venues

5 Nights

Industry Reps from Canada and all over the world - from A&R reps and music publishers to booking agents, promoters, and talent buyers are here looking for the next big thing – this could be you! If you missed the deadline or didn’t get accepted, this is your chance to play Canadian Music Week’s, number one music festival!

The Road to CMW will be hitting up cities across Canada, with the winner of each city receiving a GUARANTEED SPOT in Canadian Music Fest.

Grand Prize provided by Coalition Music ($12,500 value):

  • Exclusive Showcase for Music Industry executives
  • Full scholarship to Coalition Music’s 10-week Artist Entrepreneur course*
  • 3 full-day recording sessions at Coalition Music Studios
  • 3 month in-person consultation with Coalition Music senior management team

  • *excluding travel costs and accommodations (if necessary). Not redeemable for cash value.

Watch the Coalition Experience prize below,
featuring Vancouver’s Good For Grapes: Winner of Band on the Run 2011:

Who is Coalition Music?

Coalition Music is a meeting place for creativity, entrepreneurship, knowledge and passion. Working with artists such as Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven and Simple Plan, Coalition Music has coordinated some of the biggest tours and been involved in numerous best-selling albums. We have helped our artists connect with music fans all over the world.

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