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CMW Announces Second Round of Headliners

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Canadian Music Week (CMW) has announced its second round of 2015 festival headliners, including Joey Bada$$, Swervedriver, Lucki Eck$, The Psychedelic Furs, Mick Jenkins, Death Cab for Cutie, Leon Bridges, JMSN, and more. The new additions join the previously announced line-up that features Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Jesus and Mary Chain: 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy, Faith No More, GoldLink, FIDLAR, King Tuff, and more. For full line up visit: www.cmw.net/music/artists

From March 3-10, fans who buy one wristband can get a second wristband free. Simply visit here and enter the special promotional code, which will be announced via Twitter March 3rd at 11 a.m. CMW will showcase over 1,000 bands in 60 different venues across the city.

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Manitoba Music Announces SXSW Showcase

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Del Barber

Manitoba Music has organized a showcase for some of its artists in Austin during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. The  Manitoba Showcase takes over Canada House in Austin for an afternoon on Thursday, March 19, and will feature performances by country blues heartthrobs The Bros. Landreth, roots troubadour Del Barber, acclaimed singer/songwriter JP Hoe, and in-your-face rock outfit Mise en Scene.

Manitoba Music will also co-host a showcase for SXSW Interactive and Film delegates on Tuesday, March 17 at The Majestic. The Interactive portion of the event has become, by far, the largest facet of the enormous international conference and festival. Boasting a stellar lineup of talent from across the Canadian west, under the BreakOut West banner, this show is the latest in a series of collaborations between music industry associations Manitoba Music, SaskMusic, Alberta Music, and Music BC.

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Contact East 2015 Now Accepting Artist Applications

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Matt Andersen is one of the many artists who have showcased at Contact East.

Matt Andersen is one of the many artists who have showcased at Contact East.

Contact East 2015 is now accepting showcase and pitch applications by tour-ready artists in music, theatre, and dance.  Applications are be accepted via I Want To Showcase, a multi-conference application system. The application deadline is Monday, March 30th, 12 p.m. AST.

The flagship event of the Atlantic Presenters Association, Contact East brings together North American talent in theatre, music, and dance, to showcase their work for regional, national, and international presenter delegates. This year’s 40th anniversary conference will take place Sept. 17–20, 2015 in Charlottetown, PEI.

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CM’s Steinberg Music Production Sweepstakes Closes Saturday

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Yamaha_fb last chanceLike the Canadian Musician Facebook page and enter the Canadian Musician Steinberg Music Production Sweepstakes before it closes on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at midnight

You can take your next recording project to a new level by wining a special music production bundle of Steinberg software and hardware courtesy of Yamaha Canada Music. It includes the just-released Cubase Pro 8, the HALion 5 and Groove Agent 4 VST instruments, and a UR44 audio interface. Prize valued at over $1,600.

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Hit Like A Girl Drum Contest Opens March 1

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Celebrity Judge Didi Negron (Cirque du Soleil)

Celebrity Judge Didi Negron (Cirque du Soleil)

Hit Like A Girl, the global online contest for female drummers that drew competitors from 45 countries in 2014, will be accepting online video entries starting March 1.  This year will mark the contest’s fourth year. Now in its fourth year.

2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest opens for online video entries at 12:01 AM PST on March 1, 2015. Two pair of weekly winners will be chosen by celebrity/industry judging teams and announced March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 with the entry period closing on April 8. Fan voting opens April 10 and closes April 22. The Top 20 weekly and fan-selected finalists in both the over- and under-18 age divisions will be announced on April 23 followed by celebrity judging from April 24 and May 4. The final winners will be chosen during an online event on May 7.

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Submissions open for SOCAN Song House at ECMW 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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SOCAN Los Angeles GM Chad Richardson

Submissions are now open for the first ever SOCAN Song House at Eastlink East Coast Music Week (ECMW) 2015, which is scheduled for April 8 and 9, 2015 in St. John’s, NL.

Ralph Murphy (songwriter, producer, and author of Murphy’s Law of Songwriting) and Chad Richardson (songwriter and General Manager of SOCAN Los Angeles) will lead the two-day interactive workshop. Twelve songwriter participants will be selected to gain valuable insight into the craft of writing a hit song. This initiative aligns with SOCAN’s new A&R strategy to help members improve their song writing and reach new heights in their careers.

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Enter the beyerdynamic TG Drum Set Pro XL Sweepstakes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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beyerdynamic has launched the TG Drum Set Pro XL Sweepstakes. This professional microphone drum set features first class sound reproduction, easy mounting of tomclips on nearly every drum rim, naturally sounding condenser microphones, compact and unobtrusive design, and a microphone clamp. This prize package is valued at over $1,700.

Simply LIKE the Beyerdynamic Canada  Facebook Page for a chance to WIN.  To enter, go to www.facebook.com/technicontact.beyerdynamic.

Mobile users, enter here: http://woobox.com/u7xvip

Submissions Being Accepted for Road to Indie Week: Alberta Contest

Friday, February 13th, 2015

RoadtoIndieWeekSubmissions are now being accepted by Alberta artists for the Road to Indie Week contest. The Road to Indie Week: Alberta is entering its third year. Indie Week Canada will be taking place in Toronto on Oct. 15-19, 2015.

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NuMuBu Hosting Live Songwriters Series Webcast

Friday, February 6th, 2015

numubuwritersMusic industry networking site NuMuBu will be hosting a live web broadcast Songwriter Series on Feb. 10, 2015.

The Songwriter Series

The live Songwriters Series can be viewed at http://www.numubu.com/songwriters.

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FACTOR’s Annual Review Approaching – Do You Need to Update Your Profile?

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The following notice and advice is provided by FACTOR.

It’s time for FACTOR’s Annual Review

On Feb. 27, 2015 we will re-assess all Artist Profile and Applicant Profiles in the system. Both Artist and Company Ratings may go up or down at this time. Your current rating will remain in place until March 31 2015. New Ratings received during the Annual Review take effect on April 1, 2015.

“Why Should I update my Artist Profile?”

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