Industry Events At Country Music Week 2020

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4

Event Registration
Hyatt Regency, The Studio (2nd Floor)
2:00pm-8:00pm
Your one-stop shop for all things regarding registration or ticketing. Pick up your Country Music Week pass and pre-ordered individual event tickets here. Individual event tickets will be available for purchase onsite at the Registration Desk and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5

Event Registration
Hyatt Regency, The Studio (2nd Floor)
9:00am-8:00pm 
Pick up your delegate pass and tickets, purchase event tickets, have your questions answered by the CCMA registration team. Let us know how we can help!

CCMA Songwriters' Series: Session 1
Presented by Anthem Entertainment
Performance Theatre @ Studio Bell
3:00pm-5:30pm
It's impossible to ignore what some consider to be the greatest aspect of country music, and what makes it resonant as a genre - the songwriting. The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process. This four-day, acoustic performance series is sure to inspire and evoke strong emotions in all who attend; so make a point of stopping by for a listen - you'll be glad you did.

Performances by: Jason Blaine, Kristin Carter, Leah Daniels, Aaron Goodvin, Mallory Johnson, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, and Leaving Thomas

CCMA Industry Opening Reception
Presented by Pure Country
Main Lobby @ Studio Bell
6:00pm-8:00pm
Toast the start of the Canadian country music industry’s biggest week and annual “family reunion” by joining us for the CCMA Industry Opening Reception. This networking event sets the pace for the events to come, as long-time and newly proclaimed country music enthusiasts, and everyone in between, reunite and connect over an evening of drinks, snacks, laughs and of course, country music!

SIRIUSXM Top of the Country Finale featuring High Valley
The Palace Theatre
8:00pm- 11:45pm
Canada voted, now the top three artists move on to perform at the biggest country music event in Canada! Come and see who will be the next SiriusXM Top of the Country contest winner! 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6

Event Registration
Hyatt Regency, The Studio (2nd Floor)
9:00am-8:00pm 
Pick up your delegate pass and tickets, purchase event tickets, have your questions answered by the CCMA registration team. Let us know how we can help!

CCMA Industry Brunch and Awards
Presented by Nielsen Music
Telus Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall E
10:00am-12:00pm
The CCMA Industry Brunch & Awards recognize some of Canada’s most influential music industry professionals, spanning specialities from radio and festivals to video directors, producers and management. Join us in recognizing those who work behind the scenes to make our industry shine

CCMA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Telus Convention Centre, Glen 201+202
12:00 (Registration)
12:30pm-1:30pm (AGM)
Review highlights of the past year (2018) and discuss new and upcoming business. Vote for the coming year’s CCMA Board of Directors election. Join us and have your voice be heard.

CCMA Seminar Series: Breaking Big / Breaking Out / Breaking Through
Telus Convention Centre, Glen 203+204
2:00pm-3:30pm
It’s driven by passion, and fueled by fans, but it’s called show business for a reason.
This seminar will feature a joint effort between proven industry mavericks from Big Loud & Spotify, who will each examine and break down their respective fields of expertise -- from A&R and song selection (Seth England), to touring and management (Chief Zaruk), to radio promotion (Brianne Deslippe), to the importance of streaming platforms and playlisting (John Marks).
All of these aspects are vital in breaking a new act and the more cohesive the team and strategy can be, the better chance at success for the artist.
It takes a village to break an act, and having a great team in your corner working together can help shepherd a new artist through the weeds, especially in this ever-changing climate of media consumption.
Come and learn a formula that works from a team that knows.

Fan Village
CCMA Tent (321-11th Ave SE)
4:00pm-12:00am

CCMA Songwriters’ Series: Session 2
Presented by Anthem Entertainment
Performance Hall @ Studio Bell
4:00pm- 6:30pm
It's impossible to ignore what some consider to be the greatest aspect of country music, and what makes it resonant as a genre - the songwriting. The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process. This four-day, acoustic performance series is sure to inspire and evoke strong emotions in all who attend; so make a point of stopping by for a listen - you'll be glad you did.

Performances by: Alee, James Barker, Lindsay Ell, Doug Folkins, Nice Horse, Livy Jeanne, MacKenzie Porter, and The Reklaws

CCMA Seminar Series: Radio Tour 101
Telus Convention Centre - Glen 201
6:30pm-8:00pm
Canadian Country Radio Programmers are bringing the Radio Tour to you this year! Join us for an opportunity to meet Canada’s country radio programmers all in one room to talk singles, tours and airplay!
 
CCMA Legends Show
Presented by Stingray Music
Arts Common Jack Singer Concert Hall
7:30pm-9:30pm
This year's CCMA Legends Show will include performances by Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Alan Doyle, Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, Andrew Hyatt, Aaron Pritchett, The Reklaws, Tenille Townes, The Wilkinsons and Michelle Wright.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7

Event Registration
Hyatt Regency, The Studio (2nd Floor)
9:00am-6:00pm 
Pick up your delegate pass and tickets, purchase event tickets, have your questions answered by the CCMA registration team. Let us know how we can help!

Women in Music Brunch: Building Critical Mass
King Eddy
9:00am-10:30am
FREE, RSVP Only
FULL CAPACITY
Country music is home to some of the most powerful female artists and industry professionals in the business, but it wouldn’t be “country” if there weren’t challenges to overcome. Join some of the most influential women in the music industry for a collaborative discussion on ways to navigate those challenges. This workshop brunch is designed to gather a diverse community of professionals and build on their collective experiences. The event aims to cultivate women’s careers in the industry and develop mentor relationships with the next generation of leaders.

Beyond the strength of the individual, lies the critical mass generated by community.

Fan Village
Presented by Pure Country
CCMA Tent (321-11th Ave SE)
10:00am-12:00am

CCMA Seminar Series: Round Tables
Presented by rdr Music Group
Telus Convention Centre, Glen 201+202
10:30pm-12:30pm   
The CCMA Round Table Session offers newcomers a chance to sit down with trade experts and glean some of the wisdom years of experience has afforded them. From honing your craft, to gaining and keeping an audience, and having longevity in the industry, this session is tailor-made for whatever focus the participants want addressed. Featuring titans from all aspects of the industry, this is a must-hit session for those looking for some advice, ideas, mentorship, and direction on next-steps in their careers.

CCMA Fan Fest @ Fan Village
CCMA Tent (321-11th Ave SE)
12:00pm-2:00pm

CCMA Songwriters’ Series: Session 3
Presented by Anthem Entertainment
Performance Hall @ Studio Bell
1:30pm-4:00pm
It's impossible to ignore what some consider to be the greatest aspect of country music, and what makes it resonant as a genre - the songwriting. The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process. This four-day, acoustic performance series is sure to inspire and evoke strong emotions in all who attend; so make a point of stopping by for a listen - you'll be glad you did.

Performances by: Tenille Arts, Sons of Daughters, Jade Eagleson, Stacey Lee Guse, Tim Hicks, Steven Lee Olsen, Emily Reid, and Tenille Townes

CCMA Seminar Series: Spotify Masterclass
East Village Sky Bridge @ Studio Bell
2:00pm-3:00pm
Ticketed Event
There is a sea change that’s been happening in the industry; music has turned into an on-demand item. Whatever we want, whenever we want it. And that constant is hard to keep up with for artists at any level. Spotify Canada is putting on an All-Access Master Class to help you keep pace with your audience’s demand, and engage new fans globally through use of best-practices on their platform. Delving into navigating Spotify for Artists, and interpreting the data for creators and management alike, Spotify Marketing execs, Nathan Wiszniak (CANADA) and Brittany Schaffer  (USA) will provide real-world practical advice for igniting word of mouth, and digital exposure to help strategize how to build fan engagement and loyalty. Go to where your audience is, and give ‘em what they want. Spotify can show you how.

CCMA Gala Cocktail Reception
Telus Convention Centre - Exhibition Hall Foyer
4:30pm-6:00pm
Mix and mingle with industry elite as we commence an elegant evening of celebrations. The CCMA Gala Cocktail Reception is open to registered delegates and invited guest only.

CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards
Presented by SOCAN
Telus Convention Centre - Exhibition Hall D&E
6:00pm-8:30pm
Enjoy an evening of celebration at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards, distinguishing those who make country music great. You can be sure to enjoy a night of glitz and glamour, at this, the most formal event of the week. From agents to artists, a wide array of the country music industry will be honoured and celebrated. CCMA Awards of Achievement and the year’s Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees will be presented during this award ceremony.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8

Event Registration 
Hyatt Regency, The Studio (2nd Floor)
9:00am-1:30pm  
Pick up your Country Music Week pass and tickets, purchase event tickets, have your questions answered by the CCMA registration team. Let us know how we can help!

CCMA Seminar Series: Ultimate Performance Workshop
Performance Hall @ Studio Bell
9:30am-12:00pm
Topic and speakers to be announced soon!

CCMA Seminar Series: On The Road Again: Getting Paid When Your Songs Are Played Live
East Village Sky Bridge @ Studio Bell
12:30pm-1:30pm
FREE Event
Join Muzooka CEO, Shawn Wilson, and some well-known road warriors, to hear a few great touring stories, and learn how they always get paid for the songs they played onstage. Share some laughs and get tips on collecting every bit of what you’re owed out there on the road.
Panelists include: 

Fan Village
CCMA Tent (321-11th Ave SE)
10:00am-2:30pm

CCMA Songwriters’ Series: Session 4
Presented by Anthem Entertainment
Performance Hall @ Studio Bell
2:00pm- 4:00pm
It's impossible to ignore what some consider to be the greatest aspect of country music, and what makes it resonant as a genre - the songwriting. The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process. This four-day, acoustic performance series is sure to inspire and evoke strong emotions in all who attend; so make a point of stopping by for a listen - you'll be glad you did.

Perfomances by: Kelly Archer, Jim Cuddy, Mitchell Tenpenny and Pam Tillis

TD Tailgate @ Fan Village
CCMA Tent (321-11th Ave SE)
2:30pm-4:30pm

Canadian Country Music Association Awards
Scotiabank Saddledome
7:00pm-9:00pm
Canadian country music fans, artists and industry alike, look forward to the CCMA Awards Show every year – Canadian country music’s biggest night. As a salute to the year that’s been, this two-hour celebration features performances and appearances by some of Canada’s brightest country stars and announces winners in eight award categories. 
More performers and presenters for the 2019 CCMA Awards Show will be announced throughout the summer.

*Event times and locations are subject to change