Canadian Music Week sets new dates for 2014

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Canada’s largest music festival and radio conference has set new dates for 2014. Announcing on twitter, the new dates have the fest moving to May.

@CMW_FEST: NEW #CMW DATES ANNOUNCED: May 6 to 10, 2014! Get ready for a sunny CMW in 2014! http://t.co/hyGiHbSBTk #CMF @2013DMS

Why the change?

1. Radio. The ratings period in March has always been a challenge for CMW. Programmers are becoming more reluctant to travel fearing their stations will explode with them not being there.

2. Social. What used to be a 3 day conference geared exclusively to radio has changed to 1.5 days with more panels aimed at the interactive audience.

3. Weather. Try selling Canada to a foreign country and say “March isn’t that cold” with a straight face.

4. SXSW. Austin Texas hosts the largest new music festival in North America each March. Tough asking the industry to attend 2 weeks of conferences in the same month in 2 different countries.

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