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deadmau5 To Be Inducted Into Canadian Music Week Hall of Fame in 2024

Billboard Canada will host a Fireside Chat with the legendary EDM superstar this June, before his induction at the Live Music Industry Awards.

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Leah Sems

After 25 years in the music industry, deadmau5 is still earning new accolades. This June, the world-famous electronic producer will enter the Canadian Music Week (CMW) Hall of Fame.

He’ll be inducted on Tuesday, June 4 at the Live Music Industry Awards, which takes place at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle in the Frontenac Room.


Before that, though, deadmau5 will take part in a Fireside Chat at the CMW Music Summit Conference that will be hosted by Billboard. He’ll speak with Billboard Canada editor Richard Trapunski in a conversation that will delve deep into his colourful two-and-a-half-decade career on some of music’s biggest stages.

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“deadmau5 is a legend,” says Andrew Valle, General Manager and Festival Director of CMW. “His unparalleled creativity has not only reshaped the sonic dance landscape but has also inspired countless artists and producers worldwide. With this induction, we look forward to honouring his remarkable contributions and ensuring his legacy shines brightly for generations to come.”

Born Joel Zimmerman, deadmau5 arose at a time when electronic dance music was becoming one of the most popular genres in North America. One of the defining superstars of the late 2000s and early 2010s EDM boom, he’s headlined the biggest stages and major festivals electronic music has to offer. Recognizable for his signature LED stage helmet, also known as his mau5head, he’s become known for his big-stage spectacle and earth-shattering productions. Outspoken and full of personality, he’s also no stranger to controversy.

He remains one of electronic music’s most bankable stars. As of 2023, his catalogue has clocked more than 1.5 billion streams. In 2022, he teamed with his longtime collaborator Kaskade to form Kx5, a superduo that played a handful of festival dates. Now hitting the road with a rotating slate of famous friends, he’s embarked on his “retro5pective: 25yrs of Deadmau5” tour, which has already seen guest appearances from artists like Lights, Kiesza and Tommy Lee.

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Interviews with deadmau5 are always entertaining, and this one at CMW is sure to be no different.

Billboard Canada will have a big presence at CMW in 2024, where Billboard Power Players will expand to Canada for the first time. As announced this week, it will also be the launch of the new Billboard Canada Non-Performing Songwriter Award (Presented by SOCAN), the first prize of its kind. Stay tuned for more announcements to come.

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