Canadian Music Fest 2012

Posted by:  Canadian Music Week Inc.  | 

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This is your LAST CHANCE to submit to Canadian Music Fest 2012. Taking place during Canadian Music Week, and featuring over 900 bands & artists from over 40 different countries, CMF's commitment to showcasing international acts is boundless! Last year's event featured Janelle Monae, Janet Jackson, Papa Roach, Jay Electronica & hundreds of emerging artists. Perform in front over 3,000 industry insiders & 600 media reps from Canada and all over the world. Plus... connect with international talent buyers, music publishers & supervisors, booking agents, promoters and A&R reps. Over 200 slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists./n/nSubmissions are open through November 24th for International artists only!

The submission deadline for Canadian artists was October 27th.

Canadian Music Fest is a once-a-year opportunity to get your band in front of over 3000 industry insiders and 600 media reps from Canada and all over the world - from A&R reps and music publishers to booking agents, promoters, and talent buyers. Over 200 performance slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists, and each selected artist will receive a week-long spotlight on CMF's site. Click here to view bands already confirmed for the event.

Produced by CAAMA, Canadian Music Fest takes place March 21-25, 2012 with over 900 artists filling over 60 venues to mark another installment of Canada’s largest new music festival. From tomorrow's emerging artists to today’s hottest concert hit-makers, you'll find them here. Last year alone featured performances from the following:

Janelle Monae, Janet Jackson, Papa Roach, Jay Electronica, Mother Mother, Bombay Bicycle Club, Esben and the Witch, The Sheepdogs, Middle Brother, J Mascis, Big Sugar, Mother Mother, Melissa Etheridge, Good Charlotte, Protest the Hero, Buckcherry, Finger Eleven, Sean Kingston, Shad, Hollerado, Land of Talk, Hannah Georgas, Die Mannequin, Eric Hutchinson, Karkwa, Ty Segall, and many more.

Bands and artists from over 40 different countries, including Australia, Canada, Italy, Mongolia, Norway, Singapore, Spain, UK, and USA, were selected to perform at Canadian Music Fest 2011 using Sonicbids.

Canadian Music Fest takes place during Canadian Music Week - Canada's annual music convention and entertainment festival - this year taking place the week following SXSW. Now in its 30th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. For artists, it is a chance to learn and network with pros from all sectors of the industry who are at your disposal with the tools and knowledge to build your career in music. With panels, keynotes/celebrity interviews, mentoring sessions, speed-dating, workshops, film premieres, award shows, networking opportunities, an international marketplace, an artist lounge, and new for 2012, the Canadian International Comedy Fest, Canadian Music Week is your one–stop music destination to the world.

All entrants will receive a COMPLIMENTARY PASS to attend Canadian Music Week’s Music Summit 2012 (valued at $499 CAD) and a two-year membership to CAAMA (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts) - a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the commercial development of the Canadian sound recording business domestically and internationally.

As an added bonus, all bands will have the opportunity to be featured in the "Artist Spotlight" on the Canadian Music Fest site - - 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.

Artist Testimonials:

  • "It's always exciting to play new places, and we found our experience of Canadian Music Week to be amazing. The festival is well organised, and the people extremely friendly. We can't wait to get back out to experience it again." - The Lines (Wolverhampton, England)

  • "It was great to be a part of Canadian Music Festival, and add to the vibrant music and art culture that thrives in Toronto. The CMW team
    were fantastic, and we met some good people in the industry and many inspired artists. The Festival was the perfect opportunity to travel from A