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94.9 The Rock “Un-Silent Night” Xmas Party To Benefit Unison

Monday, November 17th, 2014

One Bad Son94.9 The Rock radio station in Oshawa is holding its annual listeners Xmas party, “Craig Venn and Lucky’d Un-Silent Night,”  at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Friday, Dec. 5. A dollar from each ticket to sold will go the Unison Benevolent Fund.

The party will feature performances from: One Bad Son, James Black, Secret Broadcast, Breached, Last Bullet, and The Rathburns. Tickets cost $15 and it is a 19+ event.

For more information, go to www.thephoenixconcerttheatre.com/events/craig-venn-and-luckys-un-silent-night/.

 

Enter the Shook Remix Competition

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Shook contestAudient has teamed up with acclaimed Dutch keyboardist Shook and Future Music magazine for the Shook Remix Competition. Fans can create their own remixes of Shook’s new song “Milestones” and upload it to SoundCloud. The top 20 remixes based on SoundCloud “likes” will be judged by a panel from Audient and Future Music, as well as Shook himself.

The grand prize winner will receive an Audient ASP880 eight-channel microphone preamplifier and ADC as well as an Audient iD22 AD/DA interface and monitoring system, which together are worth over $2,300.

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Exclusive Offer for CM Fans: Get 15% Off Bruce Cockburn Boxset

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

bruce_cockburn_box_set_layout_finalEXCLUSIVE OFFER for Canadian Musician Fans – use discount code “CM15″ and get 15% off Bruce Cockburn’s Rumours of Glory Limited Edition Box Set

Bruce Cockburn Rumours of Glory Limited Edition Box Set

Sequenced as a companion piece to his published memoirs, this limited edition nine-disc set includes 16 rare and previously unreleased songs along with Cockburn’s first live DVD.

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AES McGill Chapter & HHB Canada Present: An Evening with Royer Labs & Mojave Audio

Monday, October 27th, 2014

HHB Communications Canada and the McGill University chapter of the Audio Engineering Society have will be presenting a workshop and presentation by Royer Labs co-founder/owner John Jennings and Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman on Oct. 30 in Montreal. This event wil offer an in-depth look at how ribbons and condensers work and what they do, with an ample assortment of sound samples, mic comparisons and recorded tracks from well-known artists.

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City & Colour’s St. Catharines Homecoming

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Dallas Green returned to his hometown of St. Catharines, ON on Oct. 21, 2014 for the first performance at the city’s brand new Meridian Centre. Halifax’s Joel Plaskett Emergency was tapped for support, and both artists delivered stellar performances. Have a look at some shots from the evening by Bart Nowak of NowakImages.com.

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Reminder: JUNO Awards Submission Open; Early-bird Deadline Tomorrow

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

JUNO submissionsThis is a reminder that submissions for the 2015 JUNO Awards are open and that the early-bird deadline is tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 24. Apply online at www.junosubmissions.ca. JUNO Week will be held in Hamilton, ON from March 9-15, 2015.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • October 24, 2014, 5:00 pm (ET): Early-bird deadline to receive discounted submission rates
  • November 13, 2014, 5:00 pm (ET): Final submission deadline for all categories
  • January 6, 2015, 5:00 pm (ET): Final submission deadline for International Album of the Year and Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada)

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From Forbes: “Musicians Play Moneyball: Data Revolutionizes Another Industry”

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

A short but interesting article from Forbes on how musician and music industry entrepreneurs are using analytic to makes more informed decisions.

From Forbes:

“The music business hasn’t had a history of really wanting to know what’s going on,” says Taylor Hanson, of the eponymous Grammy-winning pop rock group. “There are no open-source music companies. There are a lot of black boxes.” And if record labels made data-driven decisions a la Billy Beane’s Moneyball? “Then artists wouldn’t be getting screwed.”

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SXSW Prices Go Up Friday; First Round of Bands Announced

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

http://nowiveheardeverything.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/sxsw-2015-logo.png?w=450Just a heads up that the prices for Platinum, Gold, Music, Film, and Interactive SXSW badges will be going up on Friday, Oct. 24. To register, go to www.sxsw.com/attend.

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HHB Canada Presents an Evening with Royer Labs & Mojave Audio

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Royer Labs’ John Jennings picking up a 2014 TEC Award.

Royer Labs’ John Jennings picking up a 2014 TEC Award.

HHB Communications Canada has organized an event for next Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Revolution Recording in Toronto that will see Royer Labs co-founder/owner John Jennings and Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman offer an in-depth look at how ribbons and condensers work and what they do. There will be an ample assortment of sound samples, mic comparisons and recorded tracks from well-known artists.

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Music Canada Quizzes Chow, Ford & Tory on Music Support for T.O.

Friday, October 17th, 2014

music-canadaIn the lead up to the Oct. 27 Toronto mayoral election, Music Canada asked the three main candidates – Olivia Chow, John Tory, and Doug Ford – three key questions about how they plan to support the city’s music and arts community if elected as mayor.

From Music Canada:

Our research shows that Toronto has the potential to be the greatest music city in the world. It is the third biggest music market in North America, and is home to a vibrant music scene. This is why Music Canada has also led the 4479 Toronto Music City initiative, and why this survey has been created. Music Canada has surveyed Toronto’s mayoral candidates in order to raise awareness of music issues in Toronto, and to secure music friendly commitments.

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