CMW 2023 – Cam Carpenter Does Tunes 7 days & The Pageant

Properly, one more just one is beneath my belt, and for the initial time in numerous many years, this Canadian Songs 7 days felt like it was back again to normal. Congratulations to Neill Dixon, Andrew Valle, Gary Taylor, Damien Nelson and the whole CMW workforce and volunteers for a wonderful 7 days at the aged stomping grounds of the Westin Harbour Castle and venues throughout the town of Toronto.

Tuesday, June 6

After selecting up my qualifications Tuesday afternoon, it was off to the “Inside The Song” occasion at the Terrific Corridor offered by Music Publishers Canada, CMRRA and The Junos. Hosted by Juno award-successful Hill Kourkoutis it highlighted conversation and new music by Digging Roots, Aaron Paris, Brad Rempel and Dax while new music during the breaks was provided by DJ Obuxum. The stripped-down performances were being amazing, and the venue was packed. Noticed in the viewers were being artists  Daniel Lanois, Damhait Doyle, Serena Ryder as properly as Apple’s Mike Lawless, Allan Reid from CARAS, CMRRA’s Paul Shaver, Peermusic’s Neville Quinlan and Mike Tanner from the Metropolis Of Toronto, as effectively as old friend Steve Kane. 

Just down Queen Street West was the You Should really Know mixer where by I stopped by for a couple minutes and was introduced to Laura Gennaro, Charlotte M and Victor Lana from the LyricFind group as effectively as up-and-coming neighborhood producer Xavier Nami.

At the Wheat Sheaf tavern, I caught good sets from Songs Nova Scotia’s Andre Pettipas & The Giants and SaskMusic’s Dead Levee. Though I missed their early evening set it was pleasant to capture up with MusicBC rockers Spendo. 

Heading north on Bathurst I caught a established from Matt Kristan and caught up with Italy’s Damien McFly who carried out at the two Indie 7 days Manchester and Toronto again in 2018. 

At the Bovine I ran into artist/producer Moe Berg and noticed a substantial-electrical power present by regional self-proclaimed “decent punk rock band” The Bare Minimum amount.

Wednesday, June 7

The very first halt of the day was the Westin, and the to start with particular person I observed was Radiodays programmer (and my aged XM Canada boss) Ross Davies. Had chats with new Anthem Information GM Andy Hawke, artist/songwriter Rosanne Baker Thornley, Spike Bulgaria founder Boyan Pinters, Peter Astedt from Future Echoes Sweden, Burlington Audio of Songs Festival head Myles Rusak, Instinct’s Michael Perlmutter and Cymba’s Patrick Bunston,

The El Mocambo hosted the CMW kick-off celebration with iHeart Radio featuring sets from Shawn Desman, Virginia to Vegas, Alyssa Reid and Noelle. I caught up with Universal’s Shawn Marino, and aged market buddies Scott Carmichael, Paul Jessop and Dana Pihach from the Coors Function Centre in Saskatoon. 

Thursday, June 8 

The 1st party of the day was the once-a-year CCS Rights/Daytripper brunch hosted by organization chief Jodie Ferneyhough and his staff. Alongside with a great spread of food stuff there ended up mimosa’s and caesars and a fantastic personal songwriter circle with performances by Carys, Blue In Tokio and Shawnee Kish. Savoring the performances had been Mursek’s Sebastian Mair, Slaight’s Andrew Martino, Samantha Pickard, supervisor Joe D’Ambrosia, India Coran from RPM Promotion, artist Amanda Rheaume, Zach McEwen-Jones from Indie 7 days, Catherine Jones, CultureCap’s Keely Kemp and What’s The Tale publicist Beth Cavanagh. 

A small ten-moment stroll located us at Pennie’s for the Cadence Songs Group + Disco 5th yearly “Afternoon Shaker”. Hosted by Cadence President Iain Taylor, we mingled with artists Hurt & Relieve, Bleeker, Fiona Bevan, Angela Saini as well as Slaight Music’s Derrick Ross and Barnaby Marshall, Evenko’s Patrick Guay, Katrina Balcius from Disco, Actra’s Linda Noelle Bush, producer Derek Hoffman, Tory Cassis from Paper Bag and Dennis Garces from Believe Assume Consider 3. 

The “Smoking Room Only” showcase at The Horseshoe Tavern showcased fantastic performances by Black Paint, Tumble and Jin and it was excellent to operate into sector veteran David MacMillan as well as Mobius Radio’s Dylan Hennessy. 

The final stop of the day was The Bovine for a established by California rockers Waxy. It was fantastic to see Revolver Films’ Don Allan, Jim McCourtie from X 92.9 in Calgary, Rob Schwartz from Who?Magazine, and Kevin Breuner from BandLab up on the rooftop Tiki Bar. 

Friday, June 9

The lodge lobby was actually buzzing Friday morning in which I ran into CMW’s Worldwide Promoter of the Calendar year Michael Chugg with Chugg Entertainments Might Ling Koh, Paquin’s Steve Butler, Adam Gill from Embrace, Bandzoggle’s Sandra Byars, Marek Hojda from New music Export Poland, Brad Gibb from Corus Radio and Chartmetric’s Chaz Jenkins.

CIMA Music & Tixr present an afternoon Delighted Hour at the St. Patrick Road business where we noticed artists Julian Taylor and Mikhail Layton, as nicely as Ottawa attorney Dave Davis, publicity legend Joanne Smale, Six Shooter’s Shauna de Cartier and Helen Britton, Tony Tarleton from Acronym Records, Metropolis of London’s Cory Crossman, CIMA’s Trish Carter and Emy Stantcheva, Michelle Holtzkener and Noah Gruneir from Ontario, Results in and Tim Des Islets from Noisemaker. 

There had been a good deal of good performances Friday night. I hopped in Saskatoon band Autopilot’s van for a journey up to The Painted Woman for their established and then walked around the corner to The Garrison to capture sets from Toronto’s A Small Stroll To Pluto and Montreal’s The Damn Real truth (managed by Ralph Alfonso).

I made it just in time to The Bovine to see The Anti-Queens as part of the Stomp Records showcase and caught up with Stomp’s Mike Magee. I also ran into Dearly Beloved who experienced just done at Lee’s Palace and CMW Pageant Manager Andrew Valle. Colin Mills, New music Professor at Algonquin University in Ottawa was also noticed in the group.

Saturday, June 10 

At the lodge, I invested some time with Kyle Wilton from Excuses, Excuses, community band Voodoo Shakedown, Andrea Morris from AM to FM Promotions, Dot Hip Hop’s Monte Cahn, Andrew Harvey from King’s Road Merch and experienced a brief catch-up with producer Bob Ezrin. 

The past formal cease of the 7 days was the CD Infant Put up CMW Myxer presented by LyricFind and Quboz. In the course of the celebration at the Tiki Bar, we observed German promoter Michael Bisping, Nicholas Mishko from 8 and 10 administration in Cleveland, Anastasiya Struk from Montreal, regional promoter Yvonne Matsell, FYI and Billboard’s Karen Bliss, CMW’s Neill Dixon, artist Don Graham, David Hazan from DHL Internet marketing in New York and LyricFind’s Zach Werner. Unbeknownst to me the party was also a shock party for my birthday, Heartfelt many thanks to Darryl Hurs from CD Toddler and Indie Week for honouring me. Also thanks Darryl Great at the Bovine for staying a co-conspirator.

That’s it for this calendar year searching ahead to CMW 42!