POP Montreal has 85 slots reserved for Sonicbids artists and those selected artists will be compensated between $100-500. The submission cost is $30 USD.
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Canadian Musician correspondent Samantha Everts and photographer Mark Matusoff were in the Capital Region for the 2017 edition of JUNOFest and the JUNO Awards broadcast. Here’s a selection of Mark’s shots from the backstage press room, featuring many of the night’s winners with their hardware.
Canadian Musician correspondent Samantha Everts and photographer Mark Matusoff were in the Capital Region for the 2017 edition of JUNOFest and the JUNO Awards broadcast. Here’s a selection of Mark’s shots of various nominees and VIPs on the red carpet leading into the Canadian Tire Centre ahead of the gala.
Francesco is the co-owner of Brampton, ON-based record label SounDrive Records. He says he prides himself “on assisting and developing local acts while building long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with other companies and artists alike. Can’t wait to see you all at CMW 2017!”
We want you to experience it the way we do! So this year, Canadian Musician is giving you the chance to win “An Industry Experience” at CMW 2017. This experience is valued at over $3,000
With an Industry Experience at CMW you’re sure to get the most out of the internationally recognized event.
Auditions for the 2017 Honey Jam Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 3 at Revival in Toronto at 2 p.m. As always, Honey Jam auditions are open to all female artists ages 14 to 25 in any genre. The final Honey Jam showcase will be held Aug. 24, 2017 in Toronto.
Admission for the auditions, including artists and spectators, is $10. Artists are encouraged to arrive at least one hour early to register as there are a limited number of spots. Artists outside of Ontario may submit their audition online here: www.honeyjam.com/ent/form.
WILD 953 and Alberta Music have launched this year’s Project WILD, a professional development program designed to educate, promote, develop, and launch the careers of some of Alberta’s up and coming country and roots artists. Applications are open now and run through 12:00 noon MDT on Friday, April 21, 2017. Artists can apply for Project WILD through www.projectwildcountry.com.
The Globe & Mail today published an excellent article with Vancouver-based band Massive Scar Era, which was denied entry to the United States when trying to cross the border to play a showcase at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX. This story follows other recent reports of musicians, such as Italy’s Soviet Soviet, who have been denied entry, and even detained, at the U.S. border when entering the country to play shows.
According immigration lawyer Brian Taylor Goldstein when speaking with FYI Music News, “Artists entering with B- 1/B-2 visas or through the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) are being pulled aside the moment they say that they are ‘entertainers,’ ‘performers,’ or ‘artists.'”
Canada’s Walk of Fame announces the return of its Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, which supports aspiring Canadian musical artists. Valued at more than $100,000, this program provides musicians the tools needed to take their careers to the next level including private studio time at the prestigious Metalworks Studios; introductions to renowned artists; access to music industry influencers; exposure to audiences and media; as well as artist development and funding.
Artists selected to perform at M for Montreal will the chance to play in front of more than 200 music industry professionals from more than 20 countries. They will also have the chance to meet delegates in order to generate career opportunities.
To submit a band or artist, just fill in the official form by going HERE. Note that an administration fee of 40 CAD is required for each submission. This fee guarantees that a submission will be considered by the programming committee.