Canadian Musician Newsletter
- February 2012 -
Here’s your CM Newsletter for the month of February hot off the presses. Below you’ll find industry news, new gear, tips and advice for musicians, discounts and savings and a sneak peak at the newest issue of Canadian Musician magazine.
Regards and Enjoy!
Andrew King, Editor.
TuneCore’s music distribution service is now available to Canadian artists seeking additional avenues of distribution. Using TuneCore’s new Canadian site, Canadian artists can get their music listed for sale on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more. The Canadian site, which is available exclusively to Canadian artists, is priced in domestic currency and features no currency conversion on domestic sales.
TuneCore is one of the world’s largest music distributors, representing artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Jay Z, Drake, and many more. With TuneCore, getting music on digital download and streaming sites worldwide is easy and inexpensive. Artists simply upload their music and art to www.tunecore.ca, pick their stores, and pay an annual flat fee of $9.99 per single. For albums, they can choose to pay $49.99 annually or $4.99 a month. Artists can make up to 70 cents per track sold.
For more information, visit: www.tunecore.ca.
Presented by the CAAMA and sponsored by a number of music industry organizations, the 2012 Digital Media Summit is coming to Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York from March 21-22, 2012, during Canadian Music Week 2012. The event aims to connect attendees with media and brand specialists that can help fine-tune their digital media strategies. Attendees can connect with brands, agencies, and entertainment and digital executives while exploring the return on investment potential of consumer and fan engagement, learning of cross-media brand integrations, and more.
Presenters include Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post along with top digital experts from Google, Facebook, and other major players.
For more information on the event, visit www.digitalmediasummit.ca.
A new batch of over 150 showcasing artists has been announced for Canadian Music Fest 2012, part of Canadian Music Week. Among the recently-added performers that may have Canadians particularly excited are Treble Charger (pictured), The Inbreds, Dragonette, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings performing from their duets album Kings & Queens, Dinosaur Bones, 3 Inches Of Blood, Madison Violet, and many more.
Check out the full lineup and get all desired details at www.canadianmusicfest.com.
2012 Folk Alliance International Conference – Memphis, TN, February 22-26, 2012, 901-522-1170, FAX 901-522-1172, www.folkalliance.org
Visit www.nor.com/events for more events involving Music, Musical Instruments, Professional Audio, Lighting, & Production.
Mackie has just launched its new DL1608, a digital 16-channel live sound mixer that combines the functionality of a digital mixer with the mobility of an iPad.
The DL1608′s features include 16 Onyx mic preamps and the performance of 24-bit Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters. Seamless wired-to-wireless iPad control means users can mix from anywhere in the venue, allowing the operator to control not only the mix, but plug-ins like EQ, dynamics, effects, and more from an alternate location. The DL1608 supports up to 10 iPad devices.
Orange Amplification has reissued a previously limited amp: the OR50H, which was first launched in 2008 in celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary.
Featuring a traditional single channel with a three-stage gain section, the OR50H also features HF drive control. HF drive control allows the user to increase power amp presence while adding an extra dimension of power amp gain. Additionally, the OR50H features a foot-switchable master volume/attenuator, three-band EQ, a dual EL34 valve configuration, two 12AX7 tubes, 50 watts RMS, and chassis-mounted, hand-wired power valve sockets.