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posted October 21, 2008, 10:31 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Music News | comment 4 Comments

Tags: Canadian Music Week, Bedouin Soundclash, Alexisonfire, Public Enemy, Wolfmother, Mudvayne, CMW, Showcase, Toronto Canada, 2009

Canadian Music Week is a once-in-a-year opportunity to get your band in the face of over 3,000 movers and shakers in the industry. You could be among some of the hottest new bands that will hit Toronto. In 2008, CMW is strategically situated on the weekend preceding SXSW, giving international bands the advantage to budget dates more effectivelyFrom March 5-8, 2008 Toronto’s most popular clubs and music halls throw open their doors to industry insiders and the general public to create an electrifying musicfest of discovery. The talented unsigned bands are music to the ears of A&R reps on the lookout for next year’s stars. Whether it’s the next “big thing” or one of today’s hottest concert hit-makers, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Festival. This year’s submissions will be taken exclusively through Sonicbids.

Past years’ headliners and featured artists have included: Wolfmother, Hellogoodbye, DJ Champion, Neverending White Lights, Public Enemy, Stars, The Arcade Fire, The Pipettes, Joseph Arthur, Alexisonfire, MSTRKRFT, Bedouin Soundclash, Three Days Grace, Fefe Dobson, The Black Jays, Esthero, Fat Boy Slim, Barenaked Ladies, Jewel, Daniel Lanois, Alanis Morissette, The Pretenders, Daniel Johnston, The Zoobombs, Guitar Wolf, Mudvayne, No Use For A Name, Black Halos, DOA, Priestess, Soulfly, Ben Lee, Xavier Rudd, Aesop Rock, Cadence Weapon, Wintersleep, Shout Out Out Out Out, controller.controller, The Robocop Kraus, Holy Fuck, Figurines, The Hidden Cameras, Protest The Hero, Moneen, Tegan & Sara, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, and thousands of others.

As an added bonus, all accepted bands will have the opportunity to be featured in the “Artist Spotlight” on our homepage at, with a link back to your Sonicbids EPK. Bands will be spotlighted on a weekly basis, so don’t put off your chance to be recognized until the end. In addition, all entrants will receive a free year’s subscription to Canadian Musician magazine.

Don’t wait… Get your application in now! All bands will be notified by mail/email.

Rogers Wireless Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining two information-intensive conferences; a cutting edge trade exposition; five awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival, Rogers Wireless CMW spans a four-day period from March 5 to March 8, 2008 at the Fairmont Royal York and various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit

For Rogers Wireless CMW information, please contact:
Bessie Bullard – Communications Director
t: 905.858.4747, e:



  1. Profile photo of dscanland dscanland on October 21st, 2008 3:34 pm

    I was like, wow, what a great line-up… But I then I read the fine-print “Past Year’s headliners…” boo.

  2. Profile photo of Grimace Grimace on October 21st, 2008 9:46 pm

    most normal people read the past year part first Dennis lol

  3. Profile photo of dscanland dscanland on October 22nd, 2008 11:56 am

    Ha, you don’t subscribe to the page scanning technique? I read 100s of web pages a day. I don’t read EVERYTHING! Maybe I should but then I could only read 50.

  4. Profile photo of Grimace Grimace on October 23rd, 2008 6:19 pm

    Lol, not to be argumentative, when I scan and find something interesting, I go back and read again to ensure what I read was what I saw the first time lol. Then again, disappointment starts with your instinctful reaction, so I imagine your disappointment, sorry lol.

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