April 19 – 23, 2022
APPLY TO PLAY CMW HYBRID FESTIVAL 2022
Each year Canadian Music Week attracts hundreds of artists and industry professionals from around the world who gather in Toronto for five days of live music, networking, and learning. Here’s your chance to join in too!
Spend three action packed days attending panels, participating in one-on-one meetings and much more. All this before heading out for the evening to showcase in front of new adoring fans, fellow musicians and most important, industry leaders and dealmakers.
With the unprecedented success of our first virtual festival in 2021, which was streamed free to over 60K people worldwide, we have decided the April 2022 CMW festival will be a hybrid event – both virtual and in-person. For simplicity, there will be ONE application process to participate in both the virtual and in-person festivals.
Current Covid mandates require travellers to have a double vaccination to enter Canada and to perform live in Toronto venues. For those unvaccinated and those who are unable to travel, for any reason, there is still the option for you to participate in the virtual festival.
How to apply for the CMW 2022 Festival
Showcasing Artist applications open as of Monday November 22, 2021. Complete the application form below and submit the Early Bird payment of $59 (Early Bird Deadline December 22, 2021)
Artists will be required to submit promotional materials – i.e., website, photos, bios, logos, media reviews and social media links, as well as audio and video links and files.
Primary Contact: your CMW Music Festival Showcase Application must be completed by a person authorized to respond on behalf of the act applying, who frequently checks their email. Notifications from CMW will be sent to the Primary Contact email address and will require a timely response.
Music Showcase Applications are open to:
Solo acts and/or full bands
Artists from any part of the world
Invited Artists are guaranteed at least one live performance showcase slot:
Showcase slots run an average of 30-40 minutes
Slots will be scheduled from April 19 – 23, 2022 generally between 7pm-2am
Venue, time, and date assignment will vary
CMW will provide artist backline for a limited number of hosted CMW venues
CMW does not cover travel and accommodation expenses