Canadian Music Week is officially underway. The CMW 2019 festival kicked off on Monday, May 6, and tomorrow, May 9, marks the beginning of the annual conference.
There’s dozens of great events taking place over the next few days, but we wanted to make sure you were aware of three events in particular we’re excited for.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
From Usher to Bieber: An In-Depth Interview with Hit-Maker Poo Bear
Canada’s global music business superstar Merck Mercuriadis. CEO, Founder and managing partner of Hipgnosis Music Ltd, Mercuriadis will host From Usher to Bieber: An In-Depth Interview with Hit-Maker Poo Bear.
Jason Boyd aka Poo Bear has been instrumental in helping Justin Bieber transition his career from teen heartthrob to serious megastar driven by hits like “Where Are Ü Now,” “What Do You Mean” and “Despacito.” Poo Bear has also had global hits with David Guetta, Fifth Harmony, Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled and will discuss his career in this intimate conversation.
Fireside Chat with YouTube’s Tuma Basa: Hip-Hop’s Top Digital Curator
Tuma Basa, the Director of Urban Music at YouTube, will also appear at CMW for a Fireside Chat on Thursday, May 9. A veteran of BET, MTV, a VP of music programming at Sean Combs’ Revolt TV, and a stint at Spotify, Tuma Basa has seen and heard the best and has the most influential ears in hip-hop. Basa will talk about his career helping hip-hop/R&B artists and labels with “direct-to-fan” platforms.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Fireside Chat with Jermaine Dupri
On Saturday, May 11, CMW will present the Fireside Chat with Jermaine Dupri: The Mega-Stardom Magnet hosted by Dalton Higgins.
Jermaine Dupri is a rapper, actor, record executive, producer, manager, and a prolific songwriter. He is the second hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and had has worked with mega stars such as Destiny’s Child, JAY-Z, Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean Combs and more.
For more information check out the official site, CMW.net.
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