CBC Music and music education charity MusiCounts have teamed up for this year’s edition of the Canadian Music Class Challenge, which kicks off on Sept. 30, 2016, and runs until Dec.16, 2016. The challenge seeks out students in music classes, music clubs, and after-school programs nationwide.
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Jason Wood from Edmonton, AB
Zach Periard from Saint John, NB
and Philippe Bardet from Winnipeg, MB
Each winner has won a vinyl copy of the Arkell’s recently released Morning Report album, a Morning Report poster (LOVE this poster:)!!) autographed by the Arkells, and a copy of Canadian Musician’s July/August issue featuring a look at the Arkells’ latest project.
Congratulations – and stay tuned for the next CM sweeps starting soon.
Here is a very interesting column from songwriter and musician Ari Herstand at Digital Music News. Much of the information is U.S.-focused, but it’s still a worthy read with a good breakdown of how royalties work in the streaming age.
As the battles rage on in Washington over the recent DOJ ruling for 100% licensing of compositions and theSongwriter Equity Act continues to sit in purgatory in the halls of the do-nothing Congress, it’s time we rethink how to approach songwriter royalties. Because clearly, relying on the laws to properly compensate songwriters is a losing (and timely) battle. By the time they figure it all out, many songwriters will have packed in their guitars for non-starvation careers – like working at Starbucks.
The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. AST on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. The ECMA is working with Marcato once again for the submission process.
After 30 years and nine print editions, Norris- Whitney Communication Inc. has announced the launch of Music Directory Canada Online. Music Directory Canada is a guide to all things musical and just as its printed predecessor, this digital version is an easy to refer to directory and the only one of its kind in Canada.
Music Directory Canada Online encompasses over 10,000 industry contacts within more than 60 industry categories from all across the country.
KoSA Music has announced its 16th edition of the KoSA Cuba Workshop and Fiesta del Tambor( Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival) taking place in Havana, Cuba from March 5-12, 2017. This will be the first KoSA Cuba where U.S. legal travel possible . University credits are available (up to three from U.S. University) and it will feature daily hands-on classes, seminars, playing , excursions, and evening concerts of la Fiesta del Tambor.
Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is celebrating 30 years of providing free legal advice to artists of all disciplines with an anniversary celebration on Sept. 21, 2016 from 7-10:30 pm at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. The event will feature performances by Craig Cardiff, Danny Marks, and Countermeasure plus several guest speakers. MCs David Basskin of Jazz FM’s Stolen Moments and singer-songwriter Diem La Fortune will host.
SOCAN, APEM (the Professional Music Publishers’ Association), and SACEF (Société pour l’avancement de la chanson d’expression française), through its Ma première Place des Arts (MPPDA) contest, are presenting a new opportunity for French Canadian songwriters.
Following an enthusiastic reception from publisher members, SOCAN now invites its songwriting community to help build a pool of original songs (meaning a song that was created less than three years ago, entirely in French, and has never been recorded, sung or commercialized by anyone) that will be pitched to the 18 singing contestants of the 2017 edition.
From Music BC:
The Whistler Film Festival in association with Music BC will be presenting up to 10 artists from British Columbia to perform in WFF’s Music Showcase, which will run during the 2016 festival December 1st – 3rd 2016.
The WFF Music Showcase is a showcasing opportunity for British Columbian artists to perform for music supervisors of all filmed media looking for their next discovery, an industry of film, TV, documentary and music professionals looking for music for their next project, and film fans who love music.
From lunch boxes to t-shirts to the trendiest instruments and latest songbooks, these products are not your standard gear – their selected by Music Books Plus’s (very hip 😉 ) staff to help students maximize their coolness this fall!
And…be sure to enter your name for a chance to win a complete ukulele starter kit!
Just head over to http://musicbooksplus.com/becool