MARK YOUR calendar... CMW 2018 Expands Music Summit, Adds Sync Awards & More Canadian Music Week will again be taking over down- town Toronto in 2018, running from May 7-13, 2018. The Music Summit has been expanded to four days, held May 9-12 at the Sheraton Centre Toron- to Hotel, and will be split into three programming streams encompassing Tech & Innovation, Live Tour- ing, and the Global Creators Summit. Keynote speakers will include Live Nation's Jackie Wilgar, immigration lawyer Lorraine D’Alessio, AEG Live President Rick Mueller, producer Steve Lillywhite, and Peermusic CEO Megan Faces Peer. The one-day Mastering of a Music City Summit will return on Saturday, May 12 th . The joint event from Music Canada, the international recording industry group IFPI, and Canadian Music Week will explore the relationship between creative city planning, quality-of-life, and the music industry in depth. Also new for this year in the inaugural Sync Awards, which will recognize the contribution that sync licensing makes to the creative industries. Nomi- nees will include music supervisors, sync teams, pub- lishers, record companies, and others from the worlds of broadcast and advertising. The Sync Awards bolster a busy lineup of awards shows, which also includes the Live Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, and the Indie Awards. For a full schedule of events and showcases, go to www.cmw.net. 14 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N CHANGES ECMA Industry Conference to Focus on Music in Film, TV & New Media As part of East Coast Music Week in Halifax, NS from May 2-6, 2018, this year’s ECMA Industry Conference will continue to shine a spotlight on the ECMA Music in Motion: Film, Television & New CLASSIFIED & DAVID MYLES AT THE 2017 ECMA AWARDS Media program. It will offer a series of forums to help prepare industry professionals and companies with the insight to expand career and business opportunities in the world of film, television, advertising, and music supervision. As well, this year the conference will continue to offer mentorship programs for managers, breakout artists, emerging and established artists, and industry professionals. In addition to these programs, ECMA will be introducing new peer-to-peer opportunities throughout the event. Also returning this year will be the Connect with the Experts - Artist & Industry Mentor- ship Program. This is a choose-your-own-adventure style of mentorship that allows artists to select the area(s) of the business where they would like to receive support and mentorship and sign up for 30-minute sessions with a mentor in that field. For more information, including a full conference schedule as it becomes available, the list of showcasing artists, and ECMA Award nominees, go to www.ecma.com. Music Heals Announces Events & Initiatives for Music Therapy Awareness Month March is Music Therapy Aware- ness Month and B.C.-based char- ity Music Heals is offering events and opportunities across Canada with a goal of raising awareness for music therapy. As well, Music Heals, in partnership with the World Federation of Music Therapy, took the initiative global by spearheading the first ever World Music Therapy Day on March 1, 2018. Across Canada on March 3 rd was the sixth annual A Night Out For Music Heals. Over 100 participating clubs and pubs across Canada donated $1 per cover charge (or made a flat donation of $1 per patron) to Music Heals for one night. For a list of participating venues in each province, go to www.musicheals.ca/ nightout. As well, Long & McQuade is collecting iPods in all its stores for Music Heals’ iPod Pharmacy. Good-condition used iPods can be dropped off and they will be given to music therapists in the province in which they’re donated. For more information and a full list of events, initiatives, and iPod Pharmacy drop-off points, go to www.musicheals. ca/mtamonth.