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Canadian Music Week Announces Keynote with Debra Rathwell of AEG Presents
Side Door Hosting Annual Band Showcase and “ How to Tour Without Going Broke ” Panel at SXSW 2023
Side Door , has announced its panel for South By Southwest 2023 , called ‘ How To Tour Without Going Broke ’ and artist showcase for the second year in a row . The panel will be composed of four music industry professionals : Andrew Leib , artist manager at Red Light Management , Dan Mangan , artist and co-founder of Side Door , Brighid Fry of Housewife , and Tour Manager Abbey Simmons .
The panelists will explore how to rethink touring in 2023 following Side Door ’ s SXSW 2022 panel about how to tour alternative venue spaces . The panel will be held in Austin Convention Center Room 17AB , March 16 at 11:30 AM local time . It is a part of the SXSW music and tech career track , held March 13-17 .
In addition to the SXSW panel discussion , Side Door will also be holding a showcase with multiple bands that are touring on their way to Austin . The bands are posting Show Calls on the Side Door platform , a way to engage new venues with their expected tour dates . Interested hosts can visit the site to see what cities artists are currently planning to perform in .
The showcase will consist of performances from artists who participated in the On the Road with Side Door Touring Program . The Program offers a $ 500 USD guarantee for artists playing Side Door shows between January and March 2023 on the road to SXSW . poolblood , recently picked as NPR ’ s release of the week , is using Side Door ’ s platform to tour their debut album on the journey to Austin . They are currently looking for hosts in Detroit , Dallas , and Kansas City . Anyone interested in hosting poolblood or other artists on their journey to SXSW can check out Side Door for more information .
Canadian Music Week has announced the Live Touring Summit will return in-person in as part of the CMW Conference on June 8-10 , 2023 , at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto , with exciting keynotes and insider discussions from major music industry players .
Canadian Music Week will present a keynote presentation by Debra Rathwell , the Executive Vice President of Global Touring and Talent at AEG Presents , which will cover her outstanding career including her work with megastars Carrie Underwood , John Mellencamp , and
DEBRA RATHWELL her role in the highest grossing tour of all time : the Elton John Farewell Tour . A native of Canada , Debra Rathwell is one of the most respected and admired professionals in the music industry , as well as being one of the highest-ranking female executives working on the live side of the business today . She was inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2020 and named Executive of the Week by Billboard in February 2023 .
The Live Touring Summit will also include a roundtable discussion with : Erin Benjamin , CEO of the Canadian Live Music Association , the voice of Canada ’ s live music industry ; Stephen Parker , Executive Director of NIVA , the National Independent Venue Association which nurtures the ecosystem of independent venues and promoters throughout the United States ; and Jon Collins , CEO of LIVE ( Live Music Industry Venues & Entertainment ), the voice of the UK ’ s live music and entertainment business .
Canadian Music Week and Canadian Live Music Association will hold the 10th annual Canadian Live Music Industry Awards on June 9 to celebrate the live music sector in Canada with award presentations and performances .
The CMW Conference , Canada ’ s largest and longest-running industry conference , will also include the CMW Music Summit Conference June 8-10 , and Radiodays North America June 8-9 , at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto . Registration is open now at cmw . net / conference / online-registration . CMW Festival runs June 5-10 , 2023 at various music venues in downtown Toronto . Wristbands are available at cmw . net .