|By Marketwired .||
|May 12, 2014 05:15 PM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- On the heels of one of its most successful years yet, Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce its 2015 dates. The festival will return to Toronto for another week of conferences, awards, film, comedy and music from May 5 to 9, 2015.
Canadian Music Week would like to thank all of this year's participants, sponsors, partners, performers, volunteers, speakers, and festival team for their involvement. Venues across Toronto hosted a multitude of artists and speakers, making this year one of CMW's biggest and best yet.
The Digital Media Summit saw tech entrepreneurs such as Gary Vaynerchuk and Chaotic Moon's whurley share their tech insight, and anti-virus pioneer, John McAfee spoke to delegates in a live stream from an undisclosed location somewhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The one-day conference was packed with panels and presentations, with opportunities for delegates to network between talks.
The Radio Interactive International Radio Summit is a Canadian Music Week institution, having been an integral part of the annual conference for over 30 years. This year's Summit brought together radio professionals from all sectors of the industry to discuss the present and future of broadcasting and related platforms. Featured speakers included renowned blogger and radio host Alan Cross, Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro, and Cumulus Media Chair and CEO Lew Dickey. Panel discussions explored a number of emerging issues relevant to the broadcast industry: technology integration in The Connected Car - Dash to the Future, digital streaming and sales in Audio Wars and Is Streaming the Future of Audio?, and branding challenges in Building Brands in a PPM World.
CMW's three-day Music Summit provided a well of knowledge and inspiration for industry-types, from songwriters to publishers. The summit boasted some memorable interviews with music giants Nile Rodgers, Quincy Jones, and Diane Warren, and Jian Ghomeshi - host of CBC's Q - sat down to talk with Joel Zimmerman of Deadmau5 fame Inaugural awards were presented to music industry legends Martin Mills and Nile Rodgers during the Music Summit. Mills, who founded the Beggar's Group, was recognized with the first CMW Global Impact Award, which was created to celebrate top businesspeople in the international music industry who have had a major impact in Canada. Prolific studio musician, producer and arranger Rodgers received the Global Creator's Award for his widespread influence on the industry as a whole. The prize will be renamed the Nile Rodgers Global Creator's Award in his honour.
The Mentor's Cafe Series allowed delegates to get up close and personal with a wide variety of panel speakers, encouraging direct mentorship and the sharing of ideas.
Canadian and international acts wowed audiences from stages across the city. Performing an intimate free concert to 400 lucky fans, M.I.A. wowed the crowd at Tattoo to kickstart this year's festival, with an unforgettable acapella rendition of "Bad Girls" (see Noisey's review here.) CHUM provided a stellar lineup for its Fanfest event, with big names such as UK pop sensation Ellie Goulding and Canadian indie favourites Tegan and Sara performing. Artists such as Neko Case and The 1975 hosted all-ages shows, ensuring that every music fan in the city could catch some of the action over the week, regardless of their age. Other notable acts included Television, Travi$ Scott, Brody Dalle, City and Colour and OFF!
Canadians weren't the only ones represented at this year's festival. CMW takes pride in welcoming international artists and key industry players from around the world from over 33 countries. A special panel discussion highlighting the world's first inter-city musical alliance - between Toronto and Austin, Texas - also took place during the three-day Music Summit. Mayoral candidate John Tory used CMW's International Marketplace as a platform to announce his plan to turn Toronto into an internationally recognized music city. Tory's vision is based on successful models already established by cities like Austin, Texas and includes the establishment of a stand-alone Music Office and direct communication and feedback from key players in the local music industry.
Canadian Music Week put the spotlight on several countries whose delegates brought some of their countries' most exciting artists to Canadian shores through music showcases and International Marketplace conference events. This year saw artists from Taiwan, Germany and Austria featured at the music festival, with Canadian and International delegates from these territories as well as Switzerland meeting to exchange ideas. Sounds Australia brought their ever-popular Aussie BBQ to the Horseshoe Tavern for an afternoon of tunes from Down Under and hosted several showcases across the city, strengthening relationships between Oz and the Great White North.
SiriusXM presented The Indies once again this year at Kool Haus, with artists such as July Talk and Mounties picking up awards that night between special performances by Little Dragon, Born Ruffians and Hollerado. See full list of winners here: http://indies.ca/
The Canadian Radio Music Awards celebrated notable achievements in radio this year at the Phoenix Concert Hall, with Walk Off the Earth taking home 4 awards and performing a full set for eager fans. See full list of winners here: http://cmw.net/media/press-room/2014-crma-winners/
The Film Fest merged music and the silver screen with an eclectic medley of premieres and sneak-previews for movie fans. Picks such as the Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side and the Swedish feature, We Are The Best! were previewed before their official TIFF premiere later this year. Other films this year included Finding Fela!, Breadcrumb Trail: A Slint Documentary, Looking For Johnny: The Legend Of Johnny Thunders, Swim Little Fish Swim, Miami Connection, #Postmodem, Heaven Adores You: An Elliot Smith Project and Frank.
This year also saw the return of CMW's Comedy Fest. Highlights included MTV's classic funnyman Tom Green's two special shows at Yuk Yuk's, and Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice's Canadian adaptation of their hit series Kenny VS Spenny. YouTube sensation Miranda Sings and Sebastian Maniscalco also had audiences in stitches at their respective shows.
Over 160,000 fans were in attendance at this year's festival, with 3000 delegates taking part in panels and networking activities, 950 artists showcased in over 67 venues, over 400 speakers shared their knowledge with rapt audiences and 624 engaged journalists attended the festivities. CMW 2014 remained a trending event on twitter for the entire duration of the festival. As well, both the Digital Media Summit and the SiriusXM Indies were trending respectively
"Every year we set out to bring a memorable event to the city of Toronto and curate an international meeting place for industry alike, and this year was no exception," said CMW President Neill Dixon. "From MIA playing to an at-capacity crowd at Tattoo, to Quincy Jones' inspiring Celebrity Interview and Tom Green's hilarity at the Industry Awards, every one of the 160,000 attendees of the event this year can walk away with their own stories. Looking forward to doing it all again next year. 2014 is surely one for the books."
"What hasn't changed about CMW in 2014 is its range of offerings-it still features a diverse lineup of music from artists both established and emerging, complemented by smaller samplings of film and comedy" - Torontoist
"Tegan & Sara and Ellie Goulding shine at Canadian Music week" - MuchMusic
"Without question, CMW is the bigger conference with some of the biggest names in the business." - Billboard
"Toronto comes alive for Canadian Music Week" - Newstalk
"New York legends Television proved to be the bucket list-smasher everyone hoped they would be. Dan Boeckner's new band Operators raised expectations high with one of their first performances (and later, two more of their first performances). And Teenage Head brought out all the stops for their punk history revue." - Chart Attack
For a full list of winners from the awards shows and photos taken throughout the week, please visit www.cmw.net and select the applicable pages.
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 three information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation's largest new music festival, CMW spans a five-day period in May at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel and over 60 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.
Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.
Jul. 28, 2016 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,587
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 28, 2016 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,778
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
Jul. 28, 2016 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,526
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
Jul. 28, 2016 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,390
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Jul. 28, 2016 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,042
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
Jul. 28, 2016 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,101
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
Jul. 28, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 826
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 28, 2016 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,615
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Jul. 28, 2016 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,233
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
Jul. 27, 2016 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,154
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 27, 2016 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,408
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
Jul. 27, 2016 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,014
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 27, 2016 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,407
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
Jul. 27, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,665
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
Jul. 27, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,005