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May 2011

2011 ECMAs Make Noise On PEI

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) had a very successful 2011 edition of East Coast Music Week in Charlottetown, PE. From April 13-17, the city welcomed a music conference, hundreds of showcasing musicians, and hosted the annual music and industry awards, including the Gala on the final night of the event.

Along with award ceremonies for East Coast musicians and industry professionals, ECMA Week offered conferences and showcases including the Canadian Music East Coast Style Export Buyers Showcase, RBC Discovery Stage, BreakOut West and OCFF “West Goes East” Showcase, and SOCAN Songwriter’s Circle, among many others.

East Coast Music Week is part of the ECMA’s mandate to foster, promote and develop East Coast music. Next year’s event is set for Moncton, NB.

Visit www.canadianmusician.com/multimedia for a video wrap-up of the event, as well as interviews with The Trews and Slowcoaster.

For more information and the full list of winners visit www.ecma.com.

Primacoustic Clinics Coming To Ontario In May

Jay Porter, Primacoustic Product Specialist, will be hosting Primacoustic clinics at various locations across Ontario in mid-May 2011.

His clinics offer tips and techniques to turn any room into an effective workspace and how to acoustically treat a studio. He will discuss several acoustic problems and solutions including primary reflections, flutter echo, standing waves, and excessive bass. He will also demonstrate Primacoustic room kits, bass traps, diffusers, and clouds.

The clinics will take place in:

  • London, ON
  • May 9, 2011 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • The P.A. Shop
  • Burlington, ON
  • May 10, 2011 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Long & McQuade
  • Mississauga, ON
  • May 17, 2011 – 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production
  • Toronto, ON
  • May 19, 2011 – 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Location TBA

For more information, visit www.primacoustic.com.

Musicians’ Swap Meet & Guitar Shows In Toronto & Moncton

Toronto-area musicians are encouraged to come out to the 2011 Official Musicians’ Swap Meet & Guitar Show, happening Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 9 am-4 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Branch #10 at 1083 Pape Ave. Musicians are able to sell, trade, and purchase new, used, and vintage equipment – from guitars to PA systems and everything in between. Parking is free, and an open jam session is tentatively scheduled for 6:30 pm. Vendor tables are only $50, and general admission is $5. More information is available here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158600527532583&ref=ts.

Moncton will be hosting a similar event, dubbed the Moncton Musicians’ Swap Meet & Guitar Show, coming up this Saturday, May 7 from 11 am-4 pm at the Moncton Lions Community Center at 473 George St. Tables for the Moncton event are $30, with general admission costing $3. More information is available here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197455883598881.

Upcoming Events

Montreal International Musical Competition Piano 2011 – Montreal, QC, May 23-June 3, 2011, 514-845-4108, FAX 514-845-8241, info@concoursmontreal.ca, www.concoursmontreal.ca

NXNE 2011 – Toronto, ON, June 13-19, 2011, 416-863-6963, FAX 416-863-0828, info@nxne.com, www.nxne.com

2011 COCA National Conference – Whistler, BC, June 20-24, 2011, 519-690-0207, FAX 519-681-4328, www.coca.org

Ottawa Jazz Festival – Ottawa, ON, June 23-July 3, 2011, 613-241-2633, info@ottawajazzfestival.com, www.ottawajazzfestival.co

Montreal Jazz Festival – Montreal, QC, June 25-July 4, 2011, 514-871-1881, commentaries_jazz@equipesprectra.ca, www.montrealjazzfest.com

S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival 2011 – St. Catharines, ON, June 26, 2011, 905-327-2115, jennifer@scenemusicfestival.com, www.scenemusicfestival.com

Visit www.nor.com/events for more events involving Music, Musical Instruments, Professional Audio, Lighting, & Production.

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Hot Gear
Ampeg BA-108 Combo Practice Amp

Ampeg has released its new BA-108 combo practice amp. Designed specifically for entry-level bassists, the BA-108 is a 25-watt amp, featuring 3-band EQ, MP3 input, and a headphone out for silent practice.

The high-output, custom-designed 8? speaker is specifically matched with the amplifier, providing optimum performance. The impact resistant, tilt-back cabinet design features black Tolex, white piping, and Ampeg’s classic logo badge. The BA-108 weighs less than 32 lbs. and has an integrated carrying handle.

For more information, contact AudioOne Corporation: 888-276-9372, FAX 888-298-1133, sales@audioone.ca, www.audioone.ca.

Ace Products Strukture Anodized Aluminum Keyboard Stand

Ace Products has introduced a new Strukture keyboard stand. Crafted from heavy-duty anodized aluminum, the stand features a locking height adjustment clutch with the trigger located high at the top giving the player quick and easy access. To help level the keyboard when setting up on uneven surfaces, the feet feature specially designed end caps that can be quickly adjusted with a simple turn.

The stand is available in four new colors: anodized grey, anodized blue, anodized red, and anodized silver.

For more information, contact Ace Products Group: 800-950-1095, FAX 707-762-1899, john@aceproducts.com, www.kaces.com.

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