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Monday, May 14, 2012

Toronto International Music Summit Update!


Four-time Juno award winner, Kardinal Offishall has been confirmed as a guest speaker for the conference portion of this year's Toronto International Music Summit, taking place at the Royal York Hotel on May 26, 2012! One of the hardest working men in the business, Kardinal has ASCAP and SOCAN awards to his name, along with 4 MMVAs. His unique twist on hip-hop, high-energy stage performances and charismatic persona have seen him perform at Prince╩╝s Trust Fashion/Rock show, that was broadcast to over 400 million viewers in over 70 countries worldwide and in Malaga, Spain to over 250,000 people. In addition to his top notch performances he has incurred well over 46 million views for his music video "Dangerous" on YouTube which ranks as one of the most viewed hip-hop videos online! To say Kardinal has some unique insights to share on the music industry is an understatement! For more information on Kardinal Offishall, head to: 

TorontoIMS is also pleased to announce that, in partnership with high-end fashion designer ULA Zukowska, the evening portion of the summit will feature fashion walk-throughs in between band performances. Reputed as Canadian fashion’s conceptualist, Ula Zukowska has drawn inspiration for her collections from such hard-hitting muses as a devastated Mother Earth and despair in life’s volumes. Against a backdrop of a world in dissonance, the designer continues her signature experiments with form and fabric, creating fashions that echo folding structure. In an industry where cross-marketing across all forms of media and art has become essential, showcasing both fashion and music at TorontoIMS is a natural progression for the event. For more information on ULA Zukowska, head to:

In addition to being present at one of the music industry's most enlightening get-togethers, attendees will also have a chance to take a look at some of Canada's up-and-coming independent artists at the Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday, May 26th following the day time conference. A portion of the proceeds from the conference will be donated to MusicCounts, which has been devoted to providing music education in schools around the country since 1989.

Tickets to the Toronto International Music Summit and following event at the Hard Rock Cafe can be found online at: For a full list of speakers, click here (

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