Thousands of talented artists want a piece of the spotlight and we are looking for the Best of the Best!

The Road to CMW is entering into its 2nd year and this one promises to be bigger and better. Bands will take the stage at amazing qualifying shows to prove their chops where they will have the opportunity to earn their spot at CMW in 2013 and the chance to win a massive grand prize.

Qualifying rounds will take place across Ontario starting in November, where one band will be invited to play at the Hard Rock Cafe during the festival.

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!

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
  • Make sure to also sign up to Sonicbids and apply to CMW
2 Regional Win your Local Showcase
  • Get all of your fans to come out and support and cheer for your band at the show; you could win valuable recording time, just for bringing out your fans!
  • For every ticket you sell, your band will keep $2.
  • Rock your performance in front of an average crowd of 250-500 screaming fans
  • Your band will be voted on at the show by a panel of experienced industry judges who will choose the top band of the night
  • The winning band will receive a spot at a CMW showcase at the Hard Rock Cafe
3 CMW 2013 Showcase Play Canadian Music Week
  • The crowd will be packed with CMW attendees and music industry so make sure your fans are the loudest!

Qualifying Prize Section:

Each band that wins first place at one of the upcoming 'Road to CMW' showcases will get:

  • A feature performance at the Hard Rock Cafe, Dundas Square, Toronto during CMW 2013
  • 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 19 - 24 at the Hard Rock Cafe

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

    Grand Prize ($12,500 value):

    To be awarded to one band after Canadian Music Week

  • Two Month consultation with Jesse Mitchell from Coalition Music
  • Private showcase at Coalition Music Chapel for entire staff
  • Full Scholarship ($7500) for Artist Entrepreneur Program from Coalition Music
  • Consultation with Alert Mangement
  • Consultation with Joel Baskin from S.L. Feldman and Associates

  • 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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