CMW is over, so attention now turns to NXNE
Canadian Music Week ended on the weekend, but international bands, industry representatives and dedicated music fans can take advantage of cheap flights to Toronto in June to attend the city's other major annual music event, North By Northeast.
This year's NXNE is expanding to seven days with the addition of a new interactive conference to the long-standing music component, which features 650 concerts at 50 venues, 40 music-themed films, 15 conference sessions and a charity soccer game.
Interactive panels, seminars and events have been part of NXNE's sister festival — South By Southwest in Austin, Texas — for a number of years, so it makes perfect sense for Canada's largest city to host one as well.
The 16th annual NXNE will run from June 14 to 20. More information is available at the NXNE web site.