Canadian music festival criticized for lack of support for women, diverse artists“Yahoo Canada News spoke to Candace Shaw, a music promoter and the executive director of the advocacy organization Canadian Women Working in Music. She thinks music conferences like Canadian Music Week (CMW) and NXNE (which will be held in Toronto in June) no longer feel reflective of the experiences she’s had over her 20+ years in the Canadian music industry.
“Women are often treated as a decorative flourish rather than serious business people or as someone who’s connection you might want to cultivate,” Shaw said of the conference experience…
…“I’m just not interested in going to something where I’m only going to hear old white guys talk at me, and I feel like that’s CMW in a single phrase,” Shaw added.”

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