CHANGES Registration Open for Canadian Music Week 2018 Registration is now open for the 2018 edition of the Canadian Music Week conference and festival, which runs May 7-13 and spans seven nights of perfor- mances, with 500 showcasing artists at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. The Music Summit conference has been expand- ed to four days and will run from May 9-12, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. It brings together influential representatives from all areas of the Canadian and international music business to discuss and educate attendees on all areas of the industry. The Music Summit is designed for both industry executives and recording professionals and features dedicated programming streams focused on Social Music, Live Touring, and the Global Creators Summit, as well as featured keynotes, celebrity interviews, breakout sessions, and workshops. CMW also features conferences for radio and digital media, as well as a trade exposition, a film festival, a comedy festival, five awards shows, and Canada’s largest new music festival. For more information, go to www.cmw.net. SOCAN Foundation Launches Charitable Fund The SOCAN Foundation has established the SOCAN Foundation Charitable Fund. So far, the SOCAN Foundation has awarded over $25 million to Canadian music initiatives over its 25 years. This represents more than 6,000 grants to individuals and organizations that have empowered and supported thousands of Canadian composers and songwriters across the country. While the SOCAN Foundation regularly awards and funds individual music creators and music organizations, proceeds from the charitable fund will be awarded only to eligible charita- ble initiatives that foster Canadian music, such as music festivals, songwriting camps, awards, and scholarship programs. For more information, go to www.socanfoundation.ca. … The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) has inducted The Band’s roots-rock classic “This Wheel’s on Fire.” The song was a key track on The Band’s influential 1968 debut album, Music from Big Pink, and a version also appeared on their joint album with Bob Dylan, The Basement Tapes, in 1975. It was penned by bassist Rick Danko with Bob Dylan and has been covered by The Hollies, The Byrds, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and more. www.cshf.ca. 12 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N GORD BAMFORD & DALLAS SMITH AT THE 2017 JUNO FAN FARE JUNO Host Committee to Award $25,000 in Micro-Grants The 2018 JUNO Host Committee has announced that 25 $1,000 grants are being made available for artists, venues, promoters, and music organizers to present unique musical experiences across the Lower Mainland and in communities throughout B.C. during JUNO Week 2018. The event will be held in Vancouver from March 19-25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC on Sunday, March 25 th . The 2018 JUNOs Experience Program is developed by the JUNO Host Committee and supported by Music BC and Creative BC. The goal is to: celebrate local music, build community, and support creativity; open opportunities for local musicians to connect with new audiences; present music in a variety of venues across B.C.; promote local music and create connections between local musicians, promoters, BIAs, and the music industry at large; build excitement for the 2018 JUNO Awards; and create inclusive, safe spaces where music can flourish, focusing on the diversity of the region. For more information, go to www.letshearitbc.com.