The Rap / R&B Guide to CMW 2018: 2 Chainz, Cupcakke, Andre Harrell, Adelle Platon, FrancisGotHeat, Wasiu, A-King & More

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It’s that time of year again, and Canadian Music Week is slowly, but surely, revealing more and more information about their 2018 programming. As per usual, the festival consists of a conference portion, as well as the shows. While the conference is still being laid out, there are definitely a few big names coming through this year [also in part because of #yourstruly, but that’s neither here nor there.]

Here’s the cliff notes version as to where you need to be and see for CMW 2018 – most shows costing under $20. Conference passes, on the other hand, will run you a pretty penny.

Wednesday, May 9th


Alt-Rap / Alt-R&B: Sammus, Nezzy & Witch Prophet @ Baby G | Ticket Info Here


11AM: Spotify Master Class with Nathan Wiszniak, Head of Artist and Label Services at Spotify CA

2PM: Power of a Playlist ft. Fiona Bloom, DJ Lissa Monet, Paul ‘Mastermind’ Pahar & Patrick Topping

3:10PM: Digital Content Disruptors: Beyond The Blogs ft. A-King, Adelle Platon, Anita Li and Rich Billis

7PM: Aloe Blacc Performance

Thursday, May 10th


Future Soul: Sango’s ITCO Tour with Kaelin Ellis @ Danforth Music Hall | Ticket Info Here

Alt-Rap: Cupcakke with Sammus and Chippy Nonstop @ Mod Club | Ticket Info Here

R&B / Alt-Soul: Drama, Langston Francis & More @ Velvet Underground | Ticket Info Here

R&B / Alt-Soul: Sophia Dnai & More @ Drake Underground | Ticket Info Here

Rap / R&B: Keffa, JT Soul, Calire Mortifee, City Fidelia & Wasiu @ Remix Lounge | Ticket Info Here

Funk / Soul / Rock: Julian Taylor Band @ Lee’s Palace | Ticket Info Here


1PM: The Evolution of Hip-Hop: Andre Harrell

Friday, May 11th

Electronic / Hip-Hop: Keys N Krates: Cura Tour @ Danforth Music Hall | Ticket Info Here

IHeartRadio Fanfest: French Montana, Belly, Allie X & More @ Rebel | Ticket Info Here


11:10AM: A&R Panel: Samantha O’Connor (New Gen/XL Recordings), Amir Windom (TV & Film Music Supervisor) and More

1:30PM: The Maple Leaf Forever: Kris Moyo (UME), Riley Bell, Samantha O’Connor & William Robillard Cole (VP of A&R at eOne)

3:30PM: American Showcase Festivals and Conferences: Joey. Scoleri (Live Nation), Ebony Haley (REVOLT Media & TV) & More

Saturday, May 12th


1PM: Socan Presents Cookin’ Beats: Aidan D’Aoust (A&R Rep for SOCAN), FrancisGotHeat

Sunday, May 13th


Rap: 2 Chainz @ Rebel | Ticket Info Here


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