September 25th – 27th
This year, Country Music Week will take place in a virtual “venue” September 25 – 27. This venue platform will serve as a hub to access all Country Music Week content, watch performances, participate in seminars as well as the AGM. Members will be able to view and post to social media, participate in forums, chats, surveys and more.
The Country Music Week URL and login information will be sent to members the week of September 21st to prepare bios for networking during the event.
All Country Music Week events are FREE to attend for CCMA members in good standing.
12pm – 1pm ET
Chelsea Johnston, Supervising Producer, Social Media Production, so.da
Alexa Keeler, Manager, Social – Lifestyle, Corus Entertainment
Aimée Legault, Sr. Manager, Integrated Marketing, Kin Canada
Bryton Udy, Founder and Head Brand Coach, At Heart Branding Co.
Moderated by: Alicia Wong, Head of Brand, CCMA
Living in this unprecedented time of physical distancing and digital connection, artists and creators have had to pivot the way they’re reaching and engaging with their audiences in lieu of live, in-person concerts and events. This seminar is aimed at helping industry members find their focus and outline best practices of branded content, how to create a social content strategy, as well as exploring the possibility of brand partnerships as a way to build exposure and generate alternate revenue streams.
2pm – 3pm ET
Louis O’Reilly, On Ramp Entertainment
Paul de Jaegher, Partner and Music Industry Business Advisor, MNP
Shayne Dueck, Partner and the National Leader of Client Accounting & Bookkeeping Services, MNP
In today’s environment, it is more important than ever for artists, entertainers, celebrities, and related organizations to make well informed financial decisions. Based on their wide-ranging experience with those in the Entertainment industry, MNP has developed a diverse suite of services designed to provide business management and position their clients for success.
In this interactive seminar, MNP will discuss Managing Current + Future Cash Flow, Tax Strategies as they relate to Music Industry Professionals, and demonstrate how artists and management can manage their accounts, and make informed business decisions as they are planning and forecasting their financial futures.
MNP has significant hands-on knowledge working with circumstances unique to the music industry. Join us to learn how your music business and finances can be managed as efficiently and strategically as possible, whether you’re on the road, in the studio or somewhere in between.
3pm – 4:15pm ET
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM
Jenn Dalen – Stingray
Corey Barnes – CHAW-FM
Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM
Janet Trecarten – CFQX-FM
2020 has not been the year for traditional radio touring, in spite of that, we are bridging the geographical and social distancing gap for you!
In this interactive, virtual gathering, you’ll get a chance to ask your questions, pitch your music, get advice and forge relationships that will help you streamline the process for when you hit the road.
We’ve invited Program Directors and Music Directors from across Canada to share their wisdom and provide coaching for emerging artists looking to get some airplay or just direction on next steps in their careers.
Get your foot in the door, with radio stations from across Canada all at once.
All you have to do is show up (virtually)!
RSVP to email@example.com to reserve your spot now for this exclusive opportunity.Note – capacity is limited – successful respondents will be contacted to reserve their space.
7pm – 7:45pm ET / 9am – 9:45am AUS
Milly Olykan, VP, CMA International Relations + Development
Natalie Waller, Head of ABC Music, Australia
Jeremy Dylan, Concert promoter, manager, filmmaker
What does it take to break your music into new territories? One of two export seminars during Country Music Week, this session will help you gain insight into the opportunities and challenges for artists wanting to break into the Australian Market. Join Milly Olykan, VP, CMA International Relations + Development as well as industry professionals from each territory as they present a market report on the territory as well as insights into the practical elements of taking your music outside of North America, providing key tools to apply to your export strategy.
9pm – 10:15pm ET
Over the next 12 months, SiriusXM and the CCMA will be giving eight talented Canadian musicians the opportunity to learn from the best in country music through virtual mentorship, new gear to hone their craft, and a platform to showcase their talent. In 2021, three will be chosen as finalists to battle it out during Country Music Week and see who will be crowned the next winner of SiriusXM Top of the Country and receive $25,000.
Catch headliner MacKenzie Porter and semi-finalists Don Amero, Raquel Cole, Carolina East, Nate Hall, Brittany Kennell, Kalsey Kulyk, Tyler Joe Miller and Kelly Prescott and hosted by SiriusXM’s Jeff Leake on September 25th at 9pm ET to get a sneak peek of the incredible talent!
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members of the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2020, commencing at 12 pm ET for the purpose of receiving the annual report of the CCMA for the fiscal period ending December 31st, 2019; for the announcement of the newly elected Directors of the CCMA in accordance with its bylaws; and for such further or other business as may be brought before the meeting.
Login information for the AGM will be sent out to the membership on September 21st, 2020.
Should you wish to receive a hard-copy of this information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1:30pm – 2:30pm ET
Adrian Burke – Spotify Canada
Alison Junker – Spotify Nashville
Take the Spotify for Artists MasterClass, guided by Adrian Burke (Spotify Canada) and Alison Junker (Spotify Nashville) and learn how to navigate the Spotify platform. Gain insight on how to engage all of the platform’s tools and features to help you reach your audiences and strategize to achieve your streaming goals.
3pm – 4pm ET
Panelists include: Kelly Archer, Lindsay Ell, Deric Ruttan and David ‘Dwave’ Thomson
Moderated by: Racquel Villagante, Artist & Repertoire Representative, SOCAN
Take in this rare opportunity to ask your questions and hear from the best of the best when it comes to songwriting. Nominated and award-winning songwriters and artists sharing their best-practices for songwriting and some key tips and tricks they’ve picked-up along the way.
4:30pm – 5:30pm ET
The CCMA Songwriters’ Series is a two-part virtual acoustic performance series that features some of Canada’s top songwriters, performing some of their favourite and most beloved songs. These events celebrate the storytellers of country music, inviting listeners to enjoy songs from a whole new perspective.
Featuring Jade Eagleson, Tim Hicks, Jessica Mitchell, and Jason McCoy
6pm – 8:30pm ET
In a year marked by constant change, the CCMA, along with our partners at SOCAN, have pivoted the CCMA Industry Brunch & Awards and the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards to a social format. Join us on Saturday, September 26th for the CCMA Music Industry Awards on the CCMA’s Instagram page where award winners will be announced. We’ll have keynote addresses and remarks by members and guests, as well as celebrate the winners and the year that’s been – and it’s definitely been a year!
Additional details will be announced closer to the date via our membership newsletters.
12pm – 1:30pm ET
Jenny Tryansky, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
Join Certified Professional Co-Active coach, Jenny Tryansky in a 1-hour workshop that will cover a variety of topics including quieting your inner critic and achieving your goals fueled with confidence instead of self criticism. The goal of this workshop is to help people feel more empowered, understood and supported during challenging and uncertain times.
1:30pm – 2:15pm ET / 7pm – 7:45pm UK
Milly Olykan, VP, CMA International Relations + Development
Anna-Sophie Mertens, VP Touring, UK (LIve Nation)
Jon Cauwood, Country Music Consultant for Sony Music UK
What does it take to break your music into new territories? One of two export seminars during Country Music Week, this session will help you gain insight into the opportunities and challenges for artists wanting to break into the UK Market. Join Milly Olykan, VP, CMA International Relations + Development as well as industry professionals from each territory as they present a market report on the territory as well as insights into the practical elements of taking your music outside of North America, providing key tools to apply to your export strategy.
The CCMA Songwriters’ Series is a two-part virtual acoustic performance series that features some of Canada’s top songwriters, performing some of their favourite and most beloved songs. These two events celebrate the storytellers of country music, inviting listeners to enjoy songs from a whole new perspective.
Featuring Dean Brody, The Reklaws, Andrew Hyatt, and Donovan Woods
9pm – 11pm ET/PT
This year’s CCMA Awards is will be a musical love letter; uniting fans and an entire nation.
Airing September 27th at 9 pm on Global, and streaming on the Global TV App, Country Music’s biggest celebration, the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD will honour and showcase the biggest names in Canadian country music. Filmed in two locations, Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (Ontario) — home to the 4-time CCMA Award-winning Boots and Hearts Music Festival — and Nashville (Tennessee) it will feature performances, collaborations and some heartfelt surprise moments.
Watch – Global TV. Check your local listings.
Listen – CISN, COUNTRY 104, COUNTRY 105
Stream – Global TV YouTube Channel
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