M for Mac DeMarco

M for Montréal goes digital for 2020, announces virtual performance by Mac DeMarco

Sept 22 – Today, M for Montreal has publicly unveiled its plans for 2020. Slated to run from November 18th to 20th, the annual multi-day event has been reworked to accommodate the new global normal via virtual concerts and other programming designed for socially distanced digital engagement. For its first virtual concert, scheduled for on November 20th at 7 pm, M for Montreal will be featuring an exclusive performance from multiinstrumentalist and singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco. DeMarco performed at M for Montreal in 2012 and 2013 debuting his fifth album, Here Comes the Cowboy in 2019, where it quickly rose to 10th place on the American Billboard Top 200 Chart.

 

This unique, not to be missed event will be broadcast on lepointdevente.com. Tickets are $20 (taxes and fees included) and free for PRO Badge holders (limited capacity, by RSVP only).

Regardless of COVID, M for Montreal’s proposal is evolving and adapting. But the principle remains the same: to bring together music professionals from around the world to showcase the best of the music scene here and abroad, be it the current sensations or those of tomorrow. On a platform designed in collaboration with PairConnex, M For Montreal 2020 will showcase three days of non-stop programming and networking. More than 200 delegates will gather from across the globe to discuss the unprecedented present and future of the industry. The 12 artists from the Official Selection taking part in the showcases will be announced shortly.

Professional stream

In a virtual PRO space custom-designed for the event, more than 200 international guests will have access to four Official selection showcase programs, staged on a set evoking the legendary Ed Sullivan Show (1948-71), international virtual concerts, and more. PRO Badges are available for purchase at a reduced early bird rate until October 1st.

Ahead of the event, two conferences under the banner WTF? (What’s the Future?), have been unveiled

WTF (part 1): What’s the future of the live music industry?

A discussion with four music industry experts from North America, South America and Europe about the short, medium and long-term impact of the pandemic on the supply of and demand for live musical performances.

WTF (part 2): What’s the future of the current streaming music systems?

A discussion bringing together four streaming system specialists from North America and Europe, focusing on the need to transform (or not) the current compensation model.

Mix lounge : in conversation with music supervisors

For 2020’s predominantly virtual event, M for Montreal is enhancing its popular MX Lounge and offering local and international industry professionals two series of one-onone meetings with influential music supervisors from North and South America and Europe, from the film and television, video game and advertising industries. A rare opportunity to gain access to these senior music buyers. On sale from October 15th.

Ticketing

  • PRO Badges are available HERE at two prices (TAXES and SERVICES FEES included)
    • Early bird : 100$ (until october 1st)
    • Regualr : 150$
  • Badges provide access to all professinal content and networking sessions EXCEPT MX Lounge activities
    • On sale October 15th for MX Lounge