Canadian Musician Newsletter
- March 2012 -
Here’s your CM Newsletter for the month of March 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.
Canadian Music Week, the annual convergence of musicians, industry insiders, and media, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year when it takes over Toronto’s downtown core for a five-day run from March 21-25.
Hosted at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and at over 60 venues throughout the city, CMW combines four conferences, a trade expo, a film festival, comedy festival, and four awards shows in addition to the Canadian Music Fest (CMF) artist showcase.
Celebrity interviews will be conducted with guitarist Slash, live event mogul Harvey Goldsmith, Burton Cummings, and The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington. For more information and a complete list of speakers, visit: www.cmw.net/conference/highlights.
Panels slated for this year’s conference portion include: Running a Successful Social Promotion, Format Wars, Monetizing Online Communities, and others. For a complete list of panels and seminars, visit: www.cmw.net/conference/panel-schedule.
Happening concurrently with CMW is CMF, featuring a huge offering of nightly performances at various clubs and venues over the five days. Set to perform are: Passion Pit, I Mother Earth, The Sheepdogs, Dan Mangan, Hedley, The Trews, The Inbreds, and many more. For a complete lineup, visit: www.canadianmusicfest.com.
For more information, contact CMW: 905-858-4747, FAX 905-858-4848, www.cmw.net.
The 2012 Canadian DJ Show (CDJ Show), being held March 17-18, 2012 at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport, is ready for what’s expected to be its largest edition to date.
The show will feature a wide range of seminar topics from presenters including Adam K and Noah Pred (Witz Education), Ben Stowe (NLFX Professional), Nick Fiorucci (Hi-Bias Records), and Paul Sanderson (Sanderson Entertainment Law), among several others.
As with previous years, the CDJ Show will cater to both aspiring and seasoned professional DJs, with a balanced emphasis on new products and services in the industry and professional development through seminars, panels, training sessions, and Q&As with product specialists.
“DJing has become more than just the act of playing music for the masses; it has become a lifestyle for many people across the world,” says Ryan Schroeyens, CDJ Show Founder. In addition to the variety of DJs that attend the show, exhibitors cater to other nightlife industry professionals including nightclub and special event venue owners, promoters, agents, and mobile DJ companies. The producer’s element of the show further extends the target market by providing new products, information, and training for electronic and urban music producers.
For more information, including ticket sales, visit: www.cdjshow.com.
Launched by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada (CMEC) in 2005, Music Monday is an annual event that brings together thousands of students, musicians, parents, and community members across the country to celebrate music on the same day at the same time.
Always on the first Monday of May, this year’s Music Monday happens on Monday, May 7th. The 2012 Music Monday Showcase concert will be in Sydney, NS at The Big Fiddle, featuring the Barra MacNeils.
Over 1,700 schools and groups across Canada took part in Music Monday in 2011. For more information on how to take part, visit: www.musicmakesus.ca.
MTNA National Conference – New York, NY, March 24-28, 2012, 513-421-1420, FAX 513-421-2503, www.mtna.org
Visit www.nor.com/events for more events involving Music, Musical Instruments, Professional Audio, Lighting, & Production.
Roland has begun shipping two new additions to its Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifiers line, the AC-33 and AC-60, both additionally available with a rosewood finish.
Designed for portability, the AC-33 is AA battery-powered and designed specifically for the acoustic guitar. It features instrument, XLR microphone, and aux inputs along with built-in digital effects, an intelligent automatic anti-feedback function, an onboard looper, and an integrated tilt stand for enhanced sound projection.
With a stereo 60-watt design and dual 6.5″ speakers, the slightly larger and more powerful AC-60 is designed for situations where a little more volume and projection is desired. It offers guitar and guitar/mic channels as well as digital effects, anti-feedback, an aux input, and an integrated tilt stand.
For more information, contact Roland Canada Ltd.: 604-270-6626, FAX 604-270-6552, www.roland.ca.
Paul Reed Smith Guitars has added the P22, the company’s first piezo-equipped solidbody guitar, to its lineup.
The P22 comes standard with a figured maple top, mahogany back, mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, and a redesigned PRS/LR Baggs piezo system. Uncovered 53/10 pickups round out the guitar’s specifications and help define the P22′s voice. The piezo system offers guitarists the versatility of producing both acoustic and electric guitar tones in one instrument.