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CM On The Ground For POP Montreal 2014 – Day 1

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Young Paris performs during POP Montreal 2014

Young Paris performs during POP Montreal 2014

Once again, Canadian Musician‘s sweet and stylish correspondents Candice Dugas and Melanie Cheung are on the ground in Montreal to cover POP Montreal. This year’s bill is as diverse as ever and features a heap of Canadian and international headliners performing around the city. Words are by Candice, shots are by Mel. For more from the ladies, check out The Run In.

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FACTOR Deadlines One Week Away

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

FACTORThis is a reminder that the fixed deadline for FACTOR’s Sound Recording and Demo programs is one week away, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

To apply for FACTOR funding, every applicant must have an Applicant Profile, which describes what type of applicant you are (such as an Artist, Record Label, Event Producer, etc). You may additionally require an Artist Profile, depending on your selected Program.

For more information, go to FACTOR’s Application Process webpage HERE.

Canadian Musician @ The Ottawa Folk Festival 2014, Day 2

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
The National onstage at the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

The National onstage at the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

Samantha Everts, founder of YouRockRed, represented Canadian Musician at this year’s edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival, with an impressive lineup of performers that included the likes of Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Foster the People alongside Canadian talent like Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta! and many other acts. Here are Sam’s thoughts on the Sept. 12th bill and some more great photos.

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Canadian Musician @ The 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

Monday, September 15th, 2014
Serena Ryder at the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

Serena Ryder at the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival

While the weather may no longer be conducive to T-shirts and tank tops, that doesn’t mean summer festival season has ended for 2014. Samantha Everts, founder of YouRockRed, represented Canadian Musician at this year’s edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival, with an impressive lineup of performers that included the likes of Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Foster the People alongside Canadian talent like Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta! and many other acts. Here are Sam’s thoughts on the event’s second day (her first) and some great shots of the performers.

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Spotify Boss: Data Is Going To Change The Music Industry Again

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Spotify.svgBands really are businesses now and they need to start acting like it, Spotify’s director of economics said.

There’s such a huge amount of data available to bands now that they can, in theory, start to hack their way to growth or the elusive big break.

Spotify’s economics boss Will Page told Business Insider the company measures age, gender and geography of all people streaming, which means artists can make critical business decisions on touring, marketing spend or what type of songs to create based on sound information.

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Music Books Plus Top 10 IMSTA FESTA Sellers

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Music Books Plus has released this list of its Top 10 Bestsellers from the recent IMSTA FESTA Show in Toronto. There is currently special offer on this selection, use the Coupon Code ‘IMSTA’ when purchasing and receive a special 10% discount at www.musicbooksplus.com.

01 career1. A Career in Music – The Other 12 Step Program https://www.musicbooksplus.com/A-Career-in-Music-The-Other-12-Step-Program-p/adag1.htm

 

 

02 law2. Music Law Handbook for Canada https://www.musicbooksplus.com/Music-Law-Handbook-for-Canada-p/ps001.htm

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Enter Erikson Audio’s Home Recording Sweepstakes

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

5409e69e15910-ERIKSONENTRYPGErikson Audio has launched its new Home Recording Sweepstakes contest with a prize pack worth over $1,000.

The prize pack includes:

  • - AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • - ATH-M50X Professional Monitor Headphones
  • - 2 x RP5-G3 Studio Monitors
  • - AudioBox-USB Recording System
  • - LaunchKey49 MIDI Keyboard Controller

 

For more information and/or to enter, go Erikson Audio’s Facebook page HERE.

ALAS Hosting “Playing Nice in the Sandbox” Arts Lawyer Panel on Sept. 17

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) will be hosting “Playing Nice in the Sandbox” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Duke of York Pub in Toronto (29 Prince Arthur Ave.). It is designed to be a panel discussion of leading media lawyers with expertise in film/TV, music, books and periodical publishing, and interactive digital media and video games, who will discuss the various legal agreement artists should be familiar with, along with how to get them and how to stay out of trouble.

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IMSTA FESTA Toronto a Huge Success

Monday, September 8th, 2014
Rich Kidd & WondaGurl cooking beats for a full theatre.

Rich Kidd & WondaGurl cooking beats for a full theatre.

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) held the inaugural Toronto edition of its IMSTA FESTA music technology show on Sept. 6 at Ryerson University.

Throughout the day, songwriters, musicians, DJs, and producers took in exhibits, demos, and educational hands-on courses put on by over 40 brands that covered all areas of music creation. The theatre was filled beyond capacity for the keynote speech by producer/audio engineer/DJ Young Guru. As well, panels and presentations on SOCAN, music publishing and licencing, self-promotion, and EDM business development drew full crowds throughout the day. It ended with a standing-room-only crowd who was there to the Cooking Beats seminar by Rich Kidd and Ebony “WondaGurl” Oshunrinde.
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Introducing the CM Book of the Month

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Music MarketingEach month Canadian Musician will highlight a different book, brought to us by Music Books Plus, and share with our fans. These books will be full of value, advice, and help kick start, jump, and advance your career in music.

This month, we recommend reading Music Marketing for the DIY Musician by Bobby Borg. This book is your guide to producing a step-by-step fully customized, low budget plan to market your music. It is a culmination of Borg’s 25 years of experience as a musician and entrepreneur plus over a decade of research involving thousands of independent artists and marketing experts around the world.

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