OSHAWA MUSIC WEEK is a week-long series of events that will take place APRIL 2 - 6, 2024. It features entertainment for music lovers and music-industry education for aspiring and established music-business professionals. Presented by students of the Music Business program, Durham College, this initiative is in its 23rd year, and strives to develop, support, and unite the music community. OMW reflects the diverse voices of Oshawa’s cultural landscape.
OMW 24 events will be presented in-person. Some portions may be Live streamed. We plan to showcase musical talent from Oshawa, Durham Region and beyond. Bands, recording artists, and DJs will perform. Local and international music practitioners will discuss timely and important music-industry topics. Emerging talent will participate in songwriting competitions and raise funds for music initiatives.
Oshawa Music Week and its predecessor Reel Music Festival are honored to have hosted emerging musical talent, prominent guest speakers and up-and-coming music business managers. Previous performers include Haviah Mighty, Rural Alberta Advantage, Cale Crowe, The Professors of Funk, Kelsi Mayne, Rooks McCoy, DJ NDN formerly of A Tribe Called Red, Robyn Ottolini, Excuses Excuses, Ill Scarlet, Michou, Amorak, Constellations, Brighter Brightest, Eleven Past One, and many others in a variety of genres.
Notable past guest speakers: David Baksh (Sum 41), David Marsden (broadcaster and creator of CFNY – EDGE 102.1), Alan Cross, Eric Alper (Canadian Music Correspondent), Greig Nori (Treble Charger, Manager of Sum41), James Linderman (Berklee School of Music), Ian Stranger (Black Box Music - Classified, Crash Parallel, Teenage Kicks), Jessica Lemmon (event coordination and production management), and Tyler ‘T-Minus’ Williams (producer for Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Ciara, Drake, and Justin Bieber).
Past sponsors, funders and partners include: 94.9 The Rock, City of Oshawa, DC Students Inc., FACTOR, Henry’s, Indie Week, Killthe8, Plato’s Closet, Comic Alley Toys, Riot Radio, Smoke's Poutinerie, SOCAN Foundation, The OMAs, TD Canada Trust, Long & McQuade, Unison Benevolent Fund, and many others. These companies share our enthusiasm for independent music. This festival will continue to seek local and regional business support.
We look forward to seeing you!