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CM Does Field Trip 2018 – Day 2

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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Canadian Musician‘s Samantha Everts-Matusoff & Mark Matusoff were out for Field Trip 2018 at Toronto’s Garrison Common from June 2-3, 2018. The weekend featured sets from the likes of Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and Japandroids, and we’ve got plenty of Mark’s (awesome) shots from Day 2 right here.

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CM Does Field Trip 2018 – Day 1

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

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Canadian Musician‘s Samantha Everts-Matusoff & Mark Matusoff were out for Field Trip 2018 at Toronto’s Garrison Common from June 2-3, 2018. The weekend featured sets from the likes of Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and Alvvays, and we’ve got Sam’s thoughts and Mark’s shots from the first day of the event right here.

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Showcase Applications Open for Folk Alliance International 2019 in Montreal

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Monday, June 4th, 2018

FAIThe Folk Alliance International conference is returning to Canada for the first time in five years, taking place in Montreal from Feb. 13-17, 2019, and artist showcase applications are now open.

Founded in 1989, FAI is the largest organization and conference for the folk music industry. In 2018, 2,850 delegates (agents, managers, labels, journalists, festivals, venues, artists) from 35 countries attended. The conference program features professional development workshops, industry panels, master classes, business networking sessions, and keynote presentations.The economic impact for the conference host city has been assessed (by VisitKC) at $5 million (USD). Previous Canadian editions have included Calgary (1992), Vancouver (2001), Montréal (2005), and Toronto (1997, 2013).

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CM Does CMW 2018 – May 12 & 13

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Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Sloan at Yonge-Dundas Square

Canadian Music Week 2018 was a total whirlwind, so kudos to Samantha Everts-Matusoff and Mark Matusoff for covering so much ground and kicking so much ass. Here are some highlights from Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th.

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CM Does CMW 2018 – May 10 & 11

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Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Starcrawler at the Bovine Sex Club

The Canadian Musician crew covered a lot of ground Canadian Music Week 2018, with contributors Samantha Everts-Matusoff and Mark Matusoff covering panels and networking events by day and showcases across the city by night. Here are some pics from Thursday, May 10th and Friday, May 11th, 2018.

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Artist Showcase Submissions Open for Nova Scotia Music Week 2018

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

NSMWNova Scotia Music Week is heading back to Truro from Nov. 1-4 for the 2018 edition of the event. The festival features over 100 Nova Scotian artists across multiple stages throughout Truro.

Artist showcasing submissions to play NSMW 2018 are now open. Artists interested in performing during the festival can click here to review the showcase manual for eligibility requirements, and here to apply to showcase. Showcasing submissions will close Tuesday, June 12, at 5 p.m.

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CM Does CMW 2018 – The Hotel Lobby

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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Stage psychologist, performance coach & Canadian Musician contributor Luther Mallory on one of the most important & valuable aspects of Canadian Music Week: hanging in the hotel lobby.

I saw cool shows at CMW and I went to some good panels with some smart speakers. CMW is a well organized, world-class music conference. There’s nothing terribly exciting to report.

So I get thinking about my topic for this blog and I consider covering how many bad-ass rap artists are coming out of Nova Scotia like Quake Matthews, Kayo, Corey Writes, Mitchell Bailey, etc. – some of whom played Saturday night at the Rivoli.

As an artist, though, and now an “industry person,” I’m more interested in what I spent the week noticing in the hotel lobby at the Sheraton Centre, where everyone is hanging out in between panels and performances. It’s more interesting than any of the shows or panels. It’s a better blog topic, too, and a better read for artists.

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CM Does CMW 2018 – May 7-9

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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Canadian Musician had a huge presence at Canadian Music Week 2018, thanks in large part to Samantha Everts-Matusoff and Mark Matusoff. Sam and Mark were on the ground covering panels and networking events by day and showcases across the city by night. Here are some of Mark’s standout shots from the first three days of CMW, May 7-9, 2018.

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RGK’s Dara Conrod Wins Canadian Musician’s Home Recording Package at CMW

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Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Canadian Musician is pleased to announce that Dara Conrod has won the CMW Home Recording prize pack, valued at over $1,000. The prize include a Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII desktop recording interface, a Blue Spark Microphone, and a copy of the bestselling book Modern Recording Techniques. Dara’s name was randomly selected from hundreds entered in the draw at the Canadian Musician booth during the Canadian Music Week conference at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto last week.

Dara works in the music industry at RGK Entertainment Group, which represents some of Canada’s top country artists, including Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Madeline Merlo, The Road Hammers, and many more. The umbrella of RGK includes Open Road Recordings (country record label), RGK (management division), Roots Three Music and Rogue Eleven (publishing), TopCountry.ca (premier music news source), and more.  Having studied music business in Nashville TN, and with a background in management, Dara found a home at RGK in 2015. As Artist & Touring Coordinator, Dara deals with many elements of RGK’s companies, including digital releases, touring, grant funding, and administrative tasks. In her spare time she plays guitar and other instruments.

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Canadian Musician is Geared Up for a Big CMW 2018!

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

cmw-2017-fest-300x300@2xNWC, publisher of Canadian Musician magazine, is going to have a major presence at the Canadian Music Week Conference beginning tomorrow, May 9th, and running until Saturday, May 12th at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto (123 Queen St. W.).

There is LOTS going on this year at CMW and we want to make sure you aren’t missing any of it!

First, stop by BOOTH #311 to say “Hi” to the NWC group and take advantage of everything happening at our booth this year. Then pick up a complimentary copy of the latest issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

Once again, Music Books Plus is on the road and at CMW 2018 and we’ve brought along our most popular titles for you to browse and purchase at a CMW discount. Again, stop by Booth #311.

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