Canadian Music Week

Bad Pony (Sydney) talk about their “Deficiency” single tour and writing with Marc Orrell (ex-Dropkick Murphys) in the USA

May 11, 2017

Hitting the road today on their national “Deficiency” single tour, the criminally underrated Sydney quintet Bad Pony were recently over on the other side of the world in Toronto, Canada for the annual music festival and conference Canadian Music Week. While there, I sat down with Jarred and Sam from the group to talk about […]

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Tour Diary: Melbourne’s AEORA takes us through her first Canadian Music Week

May 4, 2017

For Melbourne artist AEORA, Canadian Music Week provided her the opportunity to not only perform for the first time outside Australia, but also to explore a foreign music community that has been home to some brilliant emerging artists over the last few years. She takes us through the trip via this special tour diary below… _________ So, […]

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We catch up with Hobart’s Heart Beach at Canadian Music Week in Toronto

May 1, 2017

While out in the decidedly colder climates of Toronto recently, we managed to link up with Tasmanian group, Heart Beach. One of the local Aussie highlights of this year’s Canadian Music Week, the band filled us in on their time in the city and what their plans are for moving the band forward in 2017. Welcome to […]

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CMW Discovery: Dublin’s Elm on track to be the next big thing

April 26, 2017

The annual music industry festival and conference Canadian Music Week brought with it a slew of incredible talent, from Canada, Australia and around the world. One act that caught our eye in particular ventured to the Toronto based event from Dublin, Ireland, and made a splash with a series of showcase performances, while also closing […]

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Aussie artists to be on show at Canadian Music Week’s ‘Aussie Night Out’

April 19, 2017

Canadian Music Week is raring up in Toronto at the moment, with the music festival continuing through until April 23rd. There’s a great group of Australian artists who have hopped on planes out to Canada to take full advantage of the opportunity to showcase their music to a global audience and once more, they’re going to […]

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Alice Ivy, Julia Jacklin and more among Australian artists announced for Canadian Music Week 2017 in Toronto

March 1, 2017

We’re a little over a month away from one of the year’s biggest music festivals and conferences, Canadian Music Week, which will be taking over the city of Toronto in Canada for six days of live music, comedy, panels and more. A slew of artists have been announced in recent weeks, and among those revealed […]

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Travel Diary: We explore Toronto with Melbourne artist Woodes

July 29, 2016

This year’s Canadian Music Week gave Melbourne artist Woodes (aka Elle Graham) the opportunity to not only introduce herself to some newcomers to her music, but to also embark on her first ever run of shows overseas. A talented songwriter and producer, Woodes’ time in Toronto brought her a solid response, not to mention the benefits of being […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney duo Betty & Oswald’s adventures in Toronto, Canada

July 15, 2016

In the past, we’ve described Sydney’s Betty & Oswald as “having their own brand of music– a swirling blend of jazz, cabaret, folk and something a little more slippery.” Now, they bring their international adventures home with them in the form of one awesome and insightful travel diary for AU Abroad. Enjoy all the behind-the-scenes […]

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Travel Diary: Melbourne singer/songwriter HOWQUA takes us to Toronto

July 5, 2016

Melbourne singer/songwriter HOWQUA shares with us his journey through Canada for Canadian Music Week, his introduction to international touring and more. We tag along for his experiences in Canada, his visit to Movember headquarters in the Toronto, his last minute invitation to perform and his time spent with his friends.  Beanie face crosses the seas It […]

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Travel Diary: Melbourne rockers Kingswood take us to Ontario, Canada

June 27, 2016

When Kingswood returned from Canadian Music Week in Toronto, they shared with us their experiences on the road. From an intense game of oversized Jenga, giant pizza, and maple bacon donuts, to Niagara Falls and the upside down house, the band share their adventures and funny stories for us to enjoy.  If you have ever been to Bigsound in […]

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Travel Diary: Adelaide avant-pop band Ghyti take us on their Canadian adventures

June 17, 2016

Last year, Adelaide avant-pop band Ghyti took their particular brand of alternative rock to Toronto for the Canadian Music Week festival. They have written a detailed yet entirely unreliable account of the tour, and sent it to us with a selection of grainy smartphone photos. Behold! DAY 1 Flying. Lots of flying. Once upon a time, […]

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Tour Diary: Woodes (Melbourne) lets us in on her first shows overseas as part of Canadian Music Week

June 14, 2016

This year’s Canadian Music Week gave Melbourne artist Woodes (aka Elle Graham) the opportunity to not only introduce herself to some newcomers to her music, but to also embark on her first ever run of shows overseas. A talented songwriter and producer, Woodes’ time in Toronto brought her a solid response, not to mention the benefits of being […]

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Travel Diary: New Zealand songstress Lisa Crawley takes us to Toronto, Canada

June 9, 2016

For songstress Lisa Crawley, Canadian Music Week represented a week full of music discovery and education (as it does for many delegates); as a performer, she was able to perform for some great crowds, learn from some brilliant industry minds and even come away from the experience with an Uber story like most of us […]

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Aussies at CMW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artist, Rin McArdle!

May 4, 2016

Adelaide’s Rin McArdle find herself in Toronto this week for Canadian Music Week, the songwriter performing at the Indica Records showcase tonight! Get to know a bit more about Rin in our ‘Getting to Know You’ spotlight series… Introduce yourself! Hello, I’m Rin McArdle and I’m an musician from Adelaide in South Australia! Have you played […]

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Travel Diary: Queensland’s Selahphonic take on House Parties in LA, Canadian Music Week, Rehab in San Jose and more!

May 4, 2016

Last year, Sunshine Coast’s Selahphonic enjoyed house parties in L.A, had a “rad” three days at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, headed to to Dive Bars and Rehab in San Jose, not to mention big water falls and big bridges… And they treated us all to their experiences in this exclusive Travel Diary. This one’s a […]

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Aussies at CMW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artist, DARTS!

May 3, 2016

Melbourne five piece DARTS are set to make their Canadian Music Week debut tomorrow and before they hit Toronto’s music scene, we get to know a bit more about the group and their approach to the 2016 event! Lead vocalist and guitarist Ally Campbell takes the reins for this ‘Getting to Know You’ rundown… Have you played CMW […]

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11 acts not to miss at Canadian Music Week

May 2, 2016

We may be nearing the end of May 2nd here but in Toronto, they’re just waking up and getting started. This week, Canadian Music Week kicks off for another year with a stellar and diverse number of artists from around the globe set to showcase in venues through the city over the next few days. Always […]

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Aussies at CMW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artists, Peasant Moon!

May 1, 2016

With Canadian Music Week now underway in Toronto, we’re keeping a keen eye on what musical discoveries are set to be uncovered over the next few days and nights of showcases. Continuing our spotlight series on the Australians flying the flag out at CMW, we meet Sydney’s Peasant Moon. Introduce yourself! We are Peasant Moon, an […]

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Aussies Abroad: Ella Fence announces tour dates in Canada and UK

April 29, 2016

Ella Fence, whose debut EP Wanderlust garnered international attention, is touring the US, Canada and the UK with her all-female Folk/Pop band. This week the artist has already performed at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and last night at New York’s The Bowery Electric, before travelling to Toronto for Canadian Music Week through the first week of May, and […]

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Aussies at CMW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artists, The Dead Love!

April 29, 2016

Sydney duo Clint Ossington and Stevie Knight are soon to throttle Toronto with their straight up, no nonsense brand of fun grunge rock tunes, as The Dead Love prepares to make their Canadian Music Week debut! As part of our series, getting to know some more about the Australians headed out for the epic music festival and conference, Ossignton […]

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Aussies at CMW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artist, Woodes!

April 28, 2016

Canadian Music Week is days off from taking over Toronto for another year, with musicians from all over the world heading to the land of the Maple Leaf for a hectic music festival and conference series that will see new networks formed, new musical discoveries made and good times had all round. We’re getting to […]

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Travel Diary: Ash Grunwald surfs, rides and flies his way to Toronto (Canada) via Singapore, Tokyo and LA

April 26, 2016

Along his journey to Canadian Music Week in Toronto last year – which is just about to return for 2016 – Aussie musician Ash Grunwald encountered electric bicycles, cars, plenty of waves and the contrast of rural Nicaragua and the USA. He’s shared these and more stories with us from his time over the pond… Having a beer […]

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The best ways to get to Toronto, Canada from Australia (and a few travellers tips for your arrival)

February 17, 2016

This May, the annual music festival and conference Canadian Music Week will be opening its doors to the world, shining a spotlight on Australia and New Zealand, bringing with it dozens of bands and delegates from our countries up to the great city of Toronto. Why not come and join us? Over the next two […]

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William Doyle of East India Youth (England) talks about SXSW, Culture of Volume, touring and more

April 22, 2015

Behind the futuristic sound of East India Youth, electronic musician William Doyle has been a very busy man with a tight schedule. Having just finished a round of shows for SXSW and releasing his new album, Culture of Volume this month, he talks to us about the new record’s reception, what he enjoys about tour life and his plans for the rest […]

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the AU interview at the SiriusXM Indies in Toronto, Canada during Canadian Music Week.

June 13, 2014

Last month, the AU headed along to the SiriusXM Indies in Toronto, Canada, held during the annual Canadian Music Week. While backstage, we spoke to some of the presenters and the nominees. Check out now our chats with Chloe Charles, Poor Young Things, The Glorious Sons and Rich Kidd, who delivers some surprising insight into […]

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Tour Diary: Sue-Anne Stewart in Toronto at Canadian Music Week

June 11, 2014

Hi, my name is Sue-Anne Stewart. I’m an Australian singer songwriter from Queensland. This is a tour diary for the AU Review of my trip to Toronto where I showcased at Canadian Music Week 2014. I had a fantastic time and met some awesome people and saw some amazing bands – check out my music […]

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Travel Diaries: A week in Toronto with Sydney musician Emma Davis (Part Two)

June 10, 2014

With a belly full of chicken I played my second showcase at a place called The Free Times Café on College Street. A cute little pub/bar with a tiny stage out the back and a neat guitar mural which you can just about make out in the photo. My lovely friend Steve took this picture […]

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Tour Diary: Emma Davis (Sydney) at Toronto's Canadian Music Week! – Part Two!

June 10, 2014

With a belly full of chicken I played my second showcase at a place called The Free Times Café on College Street. A cute little pub/bar with a tiny stage out the back and a neat guitar mural which you can just about make out in the photo. My lovely friend Steve took this picture […]

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Travel Diaries: A week in Toronto with Sydney musician Emma Davis (Part One)

June 6, 2014

So it all started with a rather long bus ride from New York to Toronto. I thought if I was going to go all the way to Canada I may as well spend some time in the US first, eating pickles, drinking oversized beers and prancing past the cacti of Austin. Here is one of […]

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Tour Diary: Emma Davis (Sydney) at Toronto's Canadian Music Week! – Part One!

June 6, 2014

So it all started with a rather long bus ride from New York to Toronto. I thought if I was going to go all the way to Canada I may as well spend some time in the US first, eating pickles, drinking oversized beers and prancing past the cacti of Austin. Here is one of […]

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