Canadian Music Week (CMW) is proud to welcome Sunrise Records, Canada’s Record Store, as the Official Music Retailer of 2018 CMW Festival, taking place May 7 – 13, 2018 in downtown Toronto.
“Sunrise Records, the largest independent retailer for music and entertainment in the country with over 84 locations is a natural fit with Canada’s largest new music festival. CMW Festival showcases over 600 artists in 41 venues in 7 days, shining a spotlight on the discovery of emerging artists” states Neill Dixon, President of Canadian Music Week. “We are very excited to bring together the live and retail experiences to our mutual consumers”.
“Sunrise is excited to support new and emerging artists through our new partnership with Canadian Music Week. More than just a retail store, we are looking at creating experiential opportunities that go beyond the traditional retail environment, and CMW allows us to expand this footprint to over 40+ live music venues across the city each year.” said Doug Putman, president and CEO.
For the first time since 2011, CD’s and Vinyl are outselling digital downloads, according to RIAA. The overall music industry grew for a second year with $8.7 billion in total revenue and is healthier than it has been since 2008, according to the report. The expansion of Sunrise Records in Canada is poised to be part of the future growth driven by new technology.
Canadian Music Week, in concert with Sunrise Records, are looking to generate excitement for this year’s festival, which features diverse music genres and some of the hottest new artists on the horizon including; 2 Chainz, French Montana, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Matt and Kim and The Rural Alberta Advantage, in addition to special events such as a free concert at Yonge Dundas Square with Sloan on May 12th .
Stay tuned for additional programming announcements for the 2018 edition of CMW.
Sunrise Records is an independently owned, leading Canadian retailer of music, film, games, and pop culture items. Founded in 1977 and based in Ancaster, Ontario, Sunrise offers a wide selection of new release and catalogue product in 84 locations across Canada (and growing). For more information, visit http://www.sunriserecords.com.
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Now in its 36th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premiere entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 6 nights of performances, with hundreds of showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto.