SUMNER announce new single ‘pictures’ and EP ‘All That I Am”


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There’s something very special about the enigmatic electronic duo Sumner, consisting of Jack McLaine and Chloe Wilson. The underground newcomers have already played alongside Vera Blue, The Smith Street Band, Montaigne, graced the Falls Festival stage and are a part of the upcoming Party In The Paddock…but in 2018, it’s about to get a whole lot bigger with the release of their exciting new single, Pictures, on February 9. This dark RnB track examines solitude, and is the first taste of Sumner’s upcoming debut EP, All That I Am (out Feb 16), a release that explores illness, diagnosis, personal struggle and catharsis, all within Sumner’s own very cool little world.


Pictures plays with a wide variety of elegant influences; the duo embrace the production style of Lorde’s first LP, while adding their own distorted pop/RnB stylings reminiscent of Frank Ocean and heavy bass that feels like something off an Arctic Monkeys record. It’s a potent combination that particularly shines on this single, as the duo have skillfully pieced together some seriously eclectic moments to create this one intelligent, mature, hooky song. Reflecting on the inspiration behind the track, Jack and Chloe agree it’s definitely about feeling very alone, The song was inspired by the feeling of being alone in a packed club full of people. Feeling distant and out of touch with the people around you laughing, dancing and having a generally happy time.”


The EP All That I Am is further proof that Sumner are one to watch. This collection of songs is perfectly unique and completely self-assured, and not only is that very rare for such a young project – it’s precisely what makes them special. All That I Am is effortlessly cool and refreshing, with open vulnerability within the lyrics that overflow atop consistant beds of glowing, pulsating, dexterous production. Jack and Chloe share a little more about the process and the team behind it all, “The EP was entirely self-produced and recorded. We worked with some mates for particular parts such as Shanice Osita Chuku on additional vocals in 45 Roses and Pictures, and Billy Bennett (Save The Clock Tower) on additional guitar for Lover. We also worked with Ross Irwin (The Cat Empire, The Bamboos) for the horn parts on 45 Roses. The EP was mixed by Kevin ‘KD’ Davis (Rihanna, TLC, Destiny’s Child, Tupac) and mastered by Grammy Award winner William Bowden (Gotye, Hermitude).”


Music is the constant thread shared between Jack and Chloe, as they reflect on the theme of the EP and what it was that brought them together, “We used music as a catharsis, with the EP following a story from illness to a cleaner, healthier mind with a change of perspective through the process… We met living in the small town of Launceston and finding each other’s music through mutual friends. We decided to link up to play a one off gig as ‘Sumner’ and we haven’t stopped making music since.”


Pictures will be out on February 9 and All That I Am is set for release on February 16.

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Official Trailer For ‘What We Started’ Documentary Out Now. Starring Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, David Guetta & More!




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New York, NY / Los Angeles, CA – February 15, 2018 – Abramorama and Bert Marcus Productions will debut the definitive electronic dance music film, WHAT WE STARTED, at the Regal Cinemas South Beach 18 on Lincoln Road in Miami, Florida on March 22nd during ULTRA, the world’s premiere electronic music festival. Following the film’s South Beach premiere, there will be theatrical events around the country, with additional premieres in New York City on Friday 3/23 and in Los Angeles on March 29th at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater.

The documentary features heavy-weight electronic dance music artists, including #1 DJ in the world, Martin Garrix, legendary DJ Carl Cox, Erick Morillo, Moby, David Guetta, Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold, Seth Troxler, and Tiësto. There are multiple cameos from musical superstars, including Usher and EdSheeran,who help exemplify the power and reach that electronic dance music has over mainstream music genres.




Produced by Bert Marcus, Cassandra Hamar, and Cyrus Saidi, and executive produced by Pete Tong, the film is written and directed by Bert Marcus and Cyrus Saidi.


Abramorama is the preeminent global rights management partner for music films today and is recognized for the consistent high quality of its work on award winning feature films. An innovator in the focused, personalized form of film distribution and event cinema, Abramorama provides invaluable alternatives to filmmakers and content owners. An industry leader in marketing, promotion, and global distribution, Abramorama continues to trail-blaze exciting new pathways for filmmakers to find their audience. Over the course of more than 15 years, Abramorama has successfully distributed and marketed hundreds of films, including Ron Howard’s Grammy Award®-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; Danny Clinch and Pearl Jam’s Lets Play Two; Amir Bar-Lev’s Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead; Corbett Redford and Green Day’s Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary; Sam Pollard’s Two Trains Runnin’; Brett Bern’s BANG! The Bert Berns Story; Brett Morgen and National Geographic’s seminal Jane; Tomer Heymann’s Mr. Gaga; Charles Ferguson’s Time To Choose; Asif Kapadia’s Senna; Neil Young’s Greendale; Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty; Sacha Gervasi’s Anvil! The Story of Anvil; Banksy’s Academy Award® nominated Exit Through the Gift Shop; the surprise indie hit Awake: The Life of Yogananda; Laurie Anderson’s astonishing New York Times critics’ pick, Heart of a Dog,Showtime’s National Board of Review Winner Listen to Me Marlon and Draft House Releasing’s 2016 Documentary Academy Award®-nominee and IDA Best Documentary Winner The Look of Silence. Abramorama is a founding partner of The Seventh Art Stand program, an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, that ran in more than 50 theaters across the United States in May of 2017. For more information visit

About Bert Marcus Productions

The company that produced this film is Bert Marcus Productions (“BMP” & @bertmarcus).  BMP has been financing and producing transformative documentary feature films that have reimagined the demographic, pace, quality and content of the genre.  They have a powerful track record of award winning, breakthrough festival hits including: Teenage Paparazzo (Sundance Film Festival 2010 / HBO), How to Make Money Selling Drugs (Toronto International Film Festival 2012 / Tribeca Films) (featuring 50 Cent and Eminem) and the critically acclaimed film, Champs (Tribeca Film Festival 2014 / Starz) (featuring and co-produced by Mike Tyson).  BMP also has multiple films in the pipeline including a groundbreaking film about social media and its impact on fame, a documentary about the Apollo Theater with an Academy Award Winning team and Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts, which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Kutch Speaks to All Things “Collectable” [Heard It From Nas: Interview]

We had the chance to chat with Colin Kutchyera and learn more about his music career and his debut album ‘Notionside‘ to be released on March 2nd! Read on below to learn more about this Canadian singer/songwriter.

Watch the video here.

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Who are your biggest influences in the music industry?

It’s probably a cop-out, and I hate to feed his ego, but having such a close friend and collaborator like La+ch being immersed in the industry puts him at the top of the list. I think that a lot of musicians are shaped by the music scene that they came from.  We had (and still do) a very tight knit music scene in Thunder Bay.  I feel like the connections that I formed playing hundreds of shows both locally and nationally ten years ago are still more influential to me today than anything I would hear on the radio or elsewhere. I don’t get much of a chance to listen to a ton of music currently. My job is about an 8 minute drive from my house, so whatever happens to be playing on the radio during that time is what I hear.


Which artists/bands did you grow up listening to?

Like most musicians, it usually starts with your parents. Mine never played any instruments, but always bought and listened to a ton of it. Their vast collection of records, tapes and CD’s, which frequently featured Fleetwood Mac, Marc Cohn, Electric Light Orchestra, Fine Young Cannibals, Eurythmics, Madonna (among countless others); helped me grow up with an immense appreciation of pop melodies. I always loved to sing, but once I started to play guitar in my teens I was into a lot of post-punk style bands. .Moneen., Selfmademan, Mae, and Receiving End of Sirens were my among the staples a kid learning how to play guitar and write music.


Ideally, what kind of message would you like to deliver to your fans through your music?

It might not always come across immediately, but I explored the theme of placing value a lot in the album. Where do we place value in our relationships, finances, quality of life, and interactions,  for example. Though I often tend to use sarcasm or satire a lot to get a point across, I don’t really intend to condemn anyone or even necessarily provide answers. I definitely don’t always correctly prioritize value in my life myself, but realize the importance of being aware.


In your debut single, “Collectable” you mentioned how you lead listeners down a path of collecting those they love the most. Who stood out to you the most in your collection of love?

First, thank you for the opportunity to earn brownie points, and second, my wife of 8+ years. The song isn’t so much about collecting multiple persons, as it is about the memories that we collect with our loved ones. If we expect that all of the memories we’re going to get from our relationships are Instagram ready smiles, then the second that something bad happens and we add it to our memories, it tarnishes the whole collection. I try to suggest that we get more out of our relationships when we take them off the shelf and enjoy them, rather than try to keep them pristine and the mantle.


Which artist would you like to collaborate with one day in your music career?

Not to sound arrogant, but I don’t really care. I would love it if my music picked up and became successful enough to have that option, but for now, I really enjoy the friendship and camaraderie that making music facilitates in my life. On top of collaborating with La+ch, I’ve spent more time with friends on this album (mastering, artwork, video) than I have in all other aspects of my life combined. There are so many amazingly talented people out there who I could learn a lot from if I were to collaborate with them, but if they’re not good people or we just don’t actually care to be in each other’s prescence, then why bother? I prefer to make connections first and then decide on who to collaborate with.


What are your future plans for 2018?

Musically, I’d love to get another video done and find a time to record a few more tracks. Personally, I know I need to prioritize my family, including my son’s health, my master’s program, and my job. It’s a balance that I haven’t quite figured out yet, but it’s all part of the process.

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Electric Island Will Return Again This Year + Announces 2018 dates & Early Bird Season Passes!






It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Electric Island, the immense concert and picnic series is back on Hanlan’s Point for its sixth season, which is bound to be bigger and better than ever before. For just five days a year, Hanlan’s Point on the Toronto Islands is transformed into a party paradise, with the city’s dance music aficionados grooving all day long to some of the world’s most sought-after acts. Over the past five years, the series has hosted some mammoth names including Ben KlockSashaNina KravizThe Black Madonna, and Sven Väth – to name just a few. One of the most anticipated events of the summer season, it is definitely one of the promises that gets us Canadians through the grey of winter. 

Historically, Electric Island is hosted on each and every Canadian holiday Monday in the summer months – those being Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Labour Day. We’ve switched in some Sundays, to give Electric Islanders that extra day of rest before the work week!

Early bird season passes are now available for only $99 + taxes & fees! At just twenty dollars and change per event, you really can’t go wrong. Note that passes don’t include your ferry ticket and as always, arrive early to catch those day vibes! So save the date(s) and stay tuned for artist announcements from Toronto’s best outdoor festival – Electric Island is back!


Victoria Day Edition: Sunday, May 20th

Canada Day Edition: Sunday, July 1st

August Edition: Saturday, August 11th

Labour Day Edition Part One: Sunday, September 2nd

Labour Day Edition Part Two: Monday, September 3rd

With heavy hearts of gold, Colin Kutchyera & La+ch’s KUTCH “Cash In” with new single — available now!




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Notionside — Friday, March 2

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​Thunder Bay/Toronto-based duo Kutch have released their debut single, “Collectable” in advance of their upcoming release, Notionside — available March 2, 2018.

Colin Kutchyera and La+ch (Coleman Hell/Sideways Collective) look under the rock that is “Collectable” to get a closer look at the idea of the “perfect” relationship.

“You know those relationships that make other people say, ‘wow, I want that’?” says Kutchyera. “Those. That’s what we’re pointing to.

“Most people probably start out feeling that way but, as time goes on, the shine wears, people do and say dumb things, and things get tough. Does the fact that it’s not perfect, shiny and new anymore mean the relationship has lost its value and becomes a worthless trinket to throw away?”

In juxtaposition to many coveted collections from real life enthusiasts presiding over their bounties of Coca-Cola memorabilia, stamps, locks, wine, and many many more, Kutch leads listeners down a path of considering how they collect those they love the most.

“The very nature of relationships prevents us from sheltering them or putting them in displays to laud over others,” Kutchyera continues. “A true relationship needs to be used and abused in order to become something people truly will see and envy. Their values don’t appreciate when they sit on a shelf.”

The video — produced by Matt Popowich of Westfort Films — was a true labour of love and test of will to finish. “Filming took place over seven months as we sought out real-life collectors who would be willing to share their collections with us. The video features a variety of these prized collections and contrasts them with scenes straight out of a hoarding house.

“As the video progresses, it wrangles the viewer in to consider on the toxic effect relationship perfection can lead us to, the piles of junk that it can leave us with to cleanup, and ultimately, in the end, how it can be overcome.”

// ABOUT Kutch and Notionside

Desert sands and boggy marshes aren’t landscapes typically associated with each other. In the western Indian district of Kutch, however, the two are one in the same, separated only by seasons.

The same can be said of modern rock to pop grouping Kutch and their musical path to releasing Notionside, an inventful, eclectic full-length available Friday, March 2nd.

Friends for years, it was a decade ago that Colin Kutchyera along with his producer, co-composer and best friend, JUNO nominee and multi-platinum artist La+ch were they themselves one in the same.

Under the alt. rock moniker Adverse Vital Signs, the pair released two full length albums and notched up three major cross-Canada tours. “Aside from securing a lot of scarcely attended Canadian tour dates, plus a one-time appearance one spot behind Neil Young on the Canadian Earshot! music charts, that band can be considered wildly unsuccessful,” Colin recalls jocularly.

Fast forward to today and the pair are more often than not separated by the season of life; Kutchyera is Thunder Bay-based and works 9 to 5 as an analyst at a university while completing his masters and being a dad, while La+ch lives the life of a round-the-clock musician, up until after dawn in his Toronto condo when he’s not producing other acts or touring North America as a member of Sideways Collective with Coleman Hell.

As seasons go, however, that couldn’t be it for the pair.

While La+ch’s move to Toronto led him to immense musical success, Colin struggled for years to find a musical project that felt “right” following the dissolution of their rock act. It was a devastating and life-changing medical diagnosis for his newborn son at the end of 2016 that ultimately jarred Colin into realizing he needed a creative outlet in his life more than ever.

“Staying crammed inside a small home studio recording all weekend doesn’t sound like the ideal getaway for most people, it was exactly what I needed,” shares Colin on his temporary respite to La+ch’s home studio. “After a second weekend of this, Notionside was complete.

“We would spend full days recording until dinner, producing four songs each weekend, while still managing to catch up, hang out and even rest by Sunday,” continues Colin. “It was definitely not a relaxing weekend, and bedtimes essentially didn’t exist. On the flight home I did reading and prep work for a University course that I happened to be teaching, and by Monday life was back to normal.

“A lot of artists will aim to write 50 songs and only release their top 10. La+ch and I don’t really work that way. If a song isn’t working out, we abandon it quickly.

“But once a song has started to take shape, we feel it’s more genuine to complete and release it. We like to stay true to the music and what we’re feeling.

“Music is like a tattoo to us. Even if you decide that it’s a stupid idea later on, it will always represent how you felt and what you wanted at that point in time. Time will tell if that was the right thing to do but, in the end, we’re very proud of Notionside and had a blast doing it.”

Despite their lives being in completely different stages, the music came easily and naturally, demonstrating the two longtime friends were still practically one in the same. The collaboration from the two marks a step into the next season of their music, and friendship.

In its exploration and creation, one of the major themes to arise on the album is how people assign value in their lives, whether it be in their time, wallet, hearts or minds.

“Because this was a very difficult time for me,” shares Colin, “I really tried to challenge myself to focus on others and, for the first time in my life, I allowed a lot of the material to be developed in the narrative of a third-person even if the song is written entirely in the first person. It kind of helped put into perspective that everyone has struggles and challenges to deal with.

“A lot of the songs may seem a little dark and depressing at first, but have an upbeat spin or a moment of realization by the end. Notionside became a reflection of the type of person I want to be and probably plays a big role in how I’ve managed to deal with grief and negative circumstances in my life recently.”

Notionside is available Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Nora En Pure Releases New Single “Sphinx” + Announces Sphinx World Tour!




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Releasing her first single of 2018, musical muse Nora En Pure introduces a majestic new cut to her ever-growing back catalogue – ‘Sphinx’ is out now via Enormous Tunes.


Casting her spell on the listener with a beautiful selection of instruments, ‘Sphinx’ bursts with flavour across its duration. Calling upon her classic piano chords, Nora En Pure integrates a smooth guitar melody and regal strings into the mix, creating a vast musical landscape, embellished by samples of nature. Effortlessly binding different musical styles into one, Nora En Pure demonstrates her masterful production abilities by offering an Alternative Mix, which is already making a huge impact in her live performances.


With her previous release ‘Trailblazer’ still going strong in the Beatport Progressive House Top 10, Nora En Pure has entered 2018 triumphantly. Heading out on her ‘Sphinx’ tour, she is set to travel all around the world to bring her sought-after sound to new and familiar locations. With her #Purified Radio Show airing weekly on SiriusXM Chill, and announcing her first ever Las Vegas Residency at Marquee Day Club, Nora En Pure continues to meet impressive milestones in her career, and will not rest on her laurels. Stay tuned to her socials for more exciting news coming soon.



Feb 10 – Café de La Musique – Guaruja, Brazil

Feb 11 – Camarote Villa Mix – Salvador, Brazil

Feb 12 – Sea Club – Ilhabela, Brazil

Feb 13 – Habbitat – Itajaí, Brazil

Feb 15 – Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA

Feb 16 – Prysm Nightclub – Chicago, IL

Feb 17 – Noir – Toronto, Canada

Feb 18 – Frequency Festival – Edmonton, Canada

Feb 23 – Coda – Philadelphia, PA

Feb 24 – Trism – Columbus, OH

Feb 25 – Beta Nightclub – Denver, CO

Feb 26 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO

March 02 – Kingdom Nightclub – Austin, TX

March 03 – CRSSD Festival – San Diego, CA

March 04 – CRSSD After Party – San Diego, CA

March 09 – Mad Club – Lausanne, CH

March 10 – Electric Brixton – London, UK

March 17 – Sound – Los Angeles, CA

March 18 – Marquee Dayclub – Las Vegas, NV




Gianni Blu Releases ‘Tell Me What It Feels Like ft. Mingue’ via Blu Recordings!







After establishing himself as ‘one to watch’ in the future house department, Gianni Blu returns with his first single of 2018, ‘Tell Me What It Feels Like’. The track features vocals from popular collaborator Mingue, who is known for her frequent work with Spinnin’ Records producers EDX, LVNDSCAPE and Bolier.



The record sees Blu experiment with new production techniques and step away from his progressive, future house leaning sound. ‘Tell Me What It Feels Like’ combines tropical and chill house elements with a smooth melody to deliver a yearning, bittersweet cut. Blu recruited live guitarists and bass players to provide the melody and groovy backing riffs for the balmy track. The decision to incorporate live instrumentation arose when Blu decided he wanted to try something different, and expand his current sound. His diverse background in music production and composition has enabled him to develop an insatiable thirst for continuously creating fresh, new pieces. On the thought process behind making the track Gianni says,

‘I’m so excited to start 2018 off with the release of ‘Tell Me What It Feels Like’ and to finally share this song with the world. I wanted to take a step back from my typical process and do something brand new for me by incorporating live instrumentation. By doing so I was able to really refresh my creative process and find inspiration from new places. The initial idea started as a piano ballad I came up with over the summer that was very stripped down with just the melody and vocals and it evolved into this much bigger project. I was diving deep into a lot the older music I had on my laptop and that’s when I found Mingue’s vocal on several different tracks. I immediately knew I wanted her on the record so I reached out and the rest is history. There’s something so special about her voice that connected with the emotions I had about the song and I really love the way it turned out’



Fans can follow Gianni’s latest releases and upcoming tour dates via his socials listed below!




Felix Jaehn Releases ‘Cool’ Featuring Gucci Mane & Marc E. Bassy + Music Video!






Felix Jaehn has officially unveiled ‘Cool’, the lead single from his debut album ‘I’, featuring G-Eazy collaborator Marc E. Bassy and legendary rapper Gucci Mane.



Further driving the hype for his album ‘I’ set to release on February 16th, the young German DJ and producer has officially revealed ‘Cool’, along with the accompanying music video. Ripe with bouncy chords, trumpets, and a groovy bassline to match, ‘Cool’ is both radio and festival friendly. Bassy’s vocals effortlessly intertwine with Jaehn’s instrumental, resulting in an instant earworm sure to rule the airwaves throughout 2018. Not to be outdone, prominent Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane lends his vocals to the second half of the track, reminiscing on past flings and the pointless pursuit of attaining ‘cool’.

Shot in Los Angeles by Drew Kirsch, a director many will recognize from his past work with the likes of blackbear and Louis The Child, the music video features a wide array of characters, each of which draw upon their own unique style of dance and self-expression. Highlighting the lyric ‘Remember you told me you’d never forget where you came from‘, Kirsch and Jaehn repeatedly stress the importance of unadulterated authenticity.


‘Cool’ is now available for streaming & purchase on all digital service providers. Fans can view the full 25-song tracklist and pre order ‘I’, and can also catch Jaehn on his ‘I Live Tour’ starting this spring in his home country of Germany (tour dates listed below).


  1. Felix Jaehn – Cool (feat Marc E. Bassy, ​​Gucci Mane)
  2. Felix Jaehn – Jennie (feat. R City, Bori)
  3. Felix Jaehn – Don’t Say Love (feat. Rothchild)
  4. Felix Jaehn – Honolulu (feat. Matluck)
  5. Felix Jaehn, Hight & Alex Aiono – Hot2Touch
  6. Felix Jaehn – Like A Riddle (feat. Hearts & Colors, Adam Trigger)
  7. Felix Jaehn – Better (feat. Clara Mae)
  8. Felix Jaehn – On A Body Like You (feat Rachel Salvit)
  9. Felix Jaehn – Millionaire (feat. Tim Schou)
  10. Felix Jaehn x Mike Williams – Feel Good
  11. Felix Jaehn – Forever Young (feat. Lxandra)
  12. Felix Jaehn – LOV (feat. Sondr, Andrew Jackson)
  13. Felix Jaehn – Figure You Out
  14. Felix Jaehn – Last Summer (feat. Troi Irons)
  15. Felix Jaehn – Cut The Cord (feat. Patrik Jean) (Acoustic)
  16. Felix Jaehn – Ain’t Nobody (feat Jasmine Thompson)
  17. Felix Jaehn – Book Of Love (feat. Polina)
  18. Felix Jaehn – Bonfire (feat. ALMA)
  19. Felix Jaehn – I Do
  20. Felix Jaehn – Eagle Eyes (Lost Frequencies & Linying)
  21. Felix Jaehn – Jeder für Jeden with Herbert Grönemeyer
  22. EFF – Stimme
  23. ADEN x OLSON – Cloud 9 (Felix Jaehn Remix)
  24. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (Felix Jaehn Remix)
  25. OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)



05/04 – Mehr Theater am Großmarkt – Hamburg, Germany

06/04 – Capitol Theater Offenbach – Offenbach, Germany

07/04 – TonHalle München – Munich, Germany

08/04 – Palladium Köln – Köln, Germany










Canadian Music Week shares 2018 sneak peek featuring Sloan, Cupcakke, Slow, Lydia Lunch, This Will Destroy You and more


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CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK (CMW) announces a sneak peek at the 36th  edition of Canada’s largest and longest running new music festival. This year’s event will take place between May 7-13 at over thirty official CMW venues across downtown Toronto. An early look at the line-up reveals reunited Vancouver Punk Legends Slow, Chicago rapper CupcakKeThis Will Destroy You performing “S/T” in its entirety, Juno nominated IskweAnnie Hart (Au Revoir Simone), New York no wave noise artistLydia Lunch, early shoegaze psych rock outfit The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Spanish indie-rock band Hinds, joining previously announced artists Lindi Ortega, andKeys’n’ Krates. Please see below for full list of confirmed acts.

In addition, Toronto music fans can look forward to a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square featuring Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan on Saturday May 12th. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming 12th album release.

“We are really excited to once again program an eclectic mix of artists as part of this year’s CMW. As Toronto’s longest running multi-venue discovery festival, we look forward to utilizing Yonge-Dundas Square, a central outdoor hub, for one of Canada’s most beloved acts,” – Dave Henry, Festival Manager

New Additions to line-up:
Annie Hart 
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Birds of Bellwoods 
Christophe Mae
City Mouse 
The Dirty Nil
Jess Williamson
Lydia Lunch 
Mad Caddies
Madison Beer
Modern Space 
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 
Single Mothers
This Will Destroy You performing “S/T” in its entirety
Yonatan Gat 

+ Over a 100 more showcasing acts announced.
Ticket Info 
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Early Bird Pricing ends soon!

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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 30 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto.

Indie Week’s “It’s Your Shot 2017” Win Yourself a $100,000 Prize!

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IT’S YOUR SHOT 2017 – 100,000 PRIZE!

Slaight Music – champion and prime supporter of the Canadian music industry – including Indie Week – have announced the launch of “It’s Your Shot 2017”, Canada’s premiere songwriting and artist development competition. The contest, which is open to all musical genres, encourages Canadian artists to submit a song/and or video to for a chance to win a Grand Prize valued at $100,00.00 in total.

The “It’s Your Shot 2017” competition is one of the many initiatives put forth by Slaight Music – a company focused on discovering, developing, inspiring and supporting Canadian recording artists.

Each year, Slaight Music partners with one of Canada’s record labels to support this initiative via a multi-platform digital EP release. The winning artist this year will receive recording, distribution,  radio promotion, publicity and marketing support via Hidden Pony/Universal Music Canada, along with a professionally produced photo shoot, artist biography and two music videos. Additionally the winner will receive business mentoring, personalized development of their own artist brand, including website and social media platform and opportunities to perform live in 2018 including a show at Indie Week Canada in November.

Past winners of “It’s Your Shot” include Indie Week alumni Liteyears and Jillea as well as Sam Drysdale, Kayla Diamond and 2016 winner Notifi.

The competition runs from December 2017 until March 15, 2018 with the winner being announced in May 2018.

For further information please visit