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Canadian Music Week 2019: May 6 – 12

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Canadian Music Week

Announces Dates for 2019
Conference & Festival
Toronto (ON) – Canadian Music Week, Canada’s Largest & Longest Running New Music Festival and Conference, is pleased to return for the 37th instalment taking place May 6 -12 2019, bringing conferences, awards, film, technology and music to the city of Toronto.
The music festival will kick off CMW on May 6 going through to May 12 across more than 40 venues in downtown Toronto. The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen St W) will once again be host to the various industry conferences (radio, technology, music) running May 9 – May 11. The Canadian Radio Music Awards, Live Music Industry Awards, INDIES, Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards and Sync Awards will return to CMW and will be announced in the future.
Canadian Music Week takes pride in welcoming international artists and key industry players from around the world, and is thrilled to feature the first official Spotlight on South Africa in 2019. In association with CAAMA, CMW will be hosting labels, booking agents, festival organizers, promoters, talent buyers and industry specialists from the entertainment sectors, opening new trade routes for Canadians who are interested in furthering opportunities with these key international markets as part of the Spotlight on South Africa.
Dates and Programming for award shows, festival and conference will be announced over the next few months.
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Now in its 37th year, Canadian Music Week (Jointly Presented by San Rafael ’71 & Amsterdam Brewery) is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival which spans 7 nights of performances (May 6 – 12), over 600 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All conference functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W. Toronto (May 9 – 11).
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For Canadian Music Week information, please contact:
Kayley Szanto – Communications Manager
T: 905-858-4747 X109 E: kayley@cmw.net

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MSTYK DETROIT Announces Online Community for Independent Artist

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MSTYK MGT LLC socially known as MSTYK DETROIT has announced an online course for independent artists that are self-managed or struggling to find representation. MSTYK ACADEMY opens its virtual doors to the public on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Created and owned by Detroit native Jillynn “Luna” Reese, a Western Michigan University Public Relations graduate and Personal Manager to “Detroit’s Trap Diva” Tiny Jag. “This course focuses on teaching artists how to package and promote their talent. One thing I’ve learned quickly as a Personal Manager is that staying booked requires solid branding…and there is no way around it.” says Reese. MSTYK ACADEMY is a simplified educational system designed to teach and inform artists how to brand themselves and get booked.

 

“Tiny Jag launched in 2018, and in 18-months we’ve done 60 shows, landed brand collaborations and more…all from solid branding and consistency.” Reese shared. The academy is open to singers, rappers, songwriters, producers, and novice managers. Whether you’re rebranding or just getting started you’ll be able to apply all topics discussed to artistic brand. Enrollment is subscription based for $14.95 per month or $149.95 per year. The program is completely virtual, with lessons from Luna and guest industry experts sharing best practices and resources.

 

Persons interested in interviewing Jillynn Reese with questions about the academy, may send request to mstykacademy@gmail.com. More information about the program can also be found at MSTYKDETROIT.COM

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Lazarus Joins GZA For A Legendary Performance January 28th, 2020 at El Club, Detroit

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Released on November 7, 1995, GZALiquid Swords” has stood the test of time in a way very few hip-hop records will ever come close to. Critically acclaimed out the gate, “Liquid Swords” has cemented its legacy in the hip-hop books forever. The Wu-Tang Clan members solo album sliced its way into history and now a celebration of the iconic offering arrives this January 28th, 2020 at El Club in Detroit, MI! That’s not all though, as GZA joins forces with one of Detroit’s own legendary emcees who just finished having one of the most monumental years of his career after hitting the road with Wu-Tang Clan for the 25th Year Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers tours as well as dropping the mega-hits “Leatherface” with Bizarre, Hopsin, & King Gordy as well as “Decapitation Chamber” alongside Ghostface Killah. Yes, Lazarus is coming home for a night not to be missed as he performs alongside GZA for a celebration of “Liquid Swords”. Get your tickets now!

Tickets are on sale now at El Club’s website here: https://www.elclubdetroit.com/e/gza-liquid-swords-year-anniversary-tour-86371476411/ but act fast before you miss out on this legendary evening of performances.

Venue Information:
El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209

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Viola celebrates Heartsgiving turkey giveaway event with Al Harrington, Kash Doll, Icewear Vezzo and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

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Viola celebrates Heartsgiving turkey giveaway event with Al Harrington, Kash Doll, Icewear Vezzo and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

Photo Credit: Bre’Ann White

November 24 premium cannabis brand Viola, founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington hosted a Heartsgiving turkey giveaway event in partnership with The Detroit Rappers Organization owned by Icewear Vezzo of Motown Records.

Waves of Detroit locals flooded the historic Hart Plaza, where the quartet of hosts and 313 volunteers banded together to connect with the city’s attendees, while small bites and hot chocolate were served at Spirit Plaza across the street.

The turkey giveaway event precludes Viola’s first official flagship store coming to the city of Detroit, which officially opens today. The grand opening marks the beginning of Viola establishing a national retail footprint with two more retail locations in California set to open in the second quarter of 2020. A 40,000 sq. ft processing and distribution center inside the Viola Provision Center is set to debut the first quarter of 2020.

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