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Watch a Tech Tour of SSL’s Mobile Demo Studio

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

ssl truckYesterday, Sept. 20, we stopped by the Solid State Logic (SSL) Mobile Studio while it was stationed at the Long & McQuade on Bloor St. in downtown Toronto.

The SSL AWS Truck is a custom built mobile demo studio that contains two demo systems. One is based around our AWS 948 hybrid studio production console and a collection of SSL I/O. The second system is based around Nucleus2 with a particular emphasis on its use in Dante based multi-seat teaching labs. The truck’s internal acoustics were designed by Russ Berger so it provides a professional, comfortable listening environment for getting to know SSL’s range of hybrid studio technology.

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Submissions Open for 2018 ECMA Awards & Showcases

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Ashley Macisaac at the 2016 ECMAs [Photo: Pam Samson Photography]

Ashley Macisaac at the 2016 ECMAs [Photo: Pam Samson Photography]

Submissions for the 2018 ECMA Awards and Showcase submissions are now open. The 2018 East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference take place in Halifax, NS from May 2-6, 2018.

Submission Deadline: October 2nd at 5PM AST

Eligibility Period: An album/song/video must have been released between June 1, 2016-October 1, 2017 to be eligible for this year’s awards.

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#CMPremiere – Your Favorite Enemies’ “Underneath (As Strangers Falling in Love)”

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Your Favorite Enemies is offering Canadian Musician readers an exclusive sneak peak of a previously unreleased song, “Underneath (As Strangers Falling in Love)”, which can be found on their latest project A Journey Beyond Ourselves. The song, performed live during a SFCC fan-club gala broadcasted via YouTube on December 5, 2015, was played only once, and has been made available for the first time through this new project by the band.

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Folk Alliance International 2018 Accepting Showcase Applications

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Quique Escamilla at FAI [Photo: Denny Medley]

Quique Escamilla at FAI [Photo: Denny Medley]

Folk Alliance International (FAI) in accepting artist showcase applications until Sept. 13, 2017. The 2018 edition of the FAI conference and showcase festival will be held in Kansas City, MO from Feb. 14-18.

Artists and touring musicians apply for the chance to perform for hundreds of festivals, venue bookers, agents, managers, media, and music industry representatives. FAI is the largest gathering of the folk and roots music industry and community. Each year it attracts over 2,700 attendees from 27 countries.

For more information, go to www.folkconference.org.

SXSW 2018 Accepting Artist Showcase Applications

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Valerie June at SXSW 2017 [Photo: Nilesh Patel]

Valerie June at SXSW 2017 [Photo: Nilesh Patel]

South by Southwest is now accepting artist showcase submissions until Oct. 20, 2017. The 2018 edition of the SXSW music festival and conference, which is held annually in Austin, TX, will run from March 12-18.

More than 100 Canadian acts perform at SXSW each year and hundreds of Canadian delegates make the trip to Texas, representing nearly every Canadian record label, as well as media, PR, technology, and all other areas of the industry. At the 2017 edition, new, developing, and established artists from 63 countries were represented amongst the 2,000-plus official performers. Showcases are curated by record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more.

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Canadian Music Week 2018 Accepting Artist Showcase Applications

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

CMWCanadian Music Week is now accepting submissions for artist showcases for its 2018 edition, which will take place from May 7-13 in Toronto.

The application deadline is Jan. 7, 2018. Those who apply by Oct. 27, 2017 will receive an early bird fee of $40 and that goes up to $62 after that date. Showcase applications are being accepted via Sonicbids. Performing artists will also receive complimentary registration to CMW’s Music Summit 2018, as well as a two-year membership to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and reduced hotel rates.

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Honeymoon Suite ask for Fans’ Help Recovering Stolen Gear

Friday, August 18th, 2017

slider-groupVia Facebook, Canadian classic rockers Honeymoon Suite are seeking fans’ help in recovering a van load of gear that was stolen in Fort Erie, ON on the evening of Aug. 15.

The band wrote on Facebook: 

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Version 2.0 of the Music Books Plus Mobile App Now Available!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Woman hands with wall cell phone, mock up

Woman hands with wall cell phone, mock up

The Music Books Plus app has recently gone through some significant upgrades. The new Music Books Plus Mobile app is available for iOS and Android. It’s free to download, simple to use, and offers the same wide selection and fast service as www.musicbooksplus.com.

App customers can browse, order, and ship anywhere – easily and conveniently, no matter what type of device they shop from!  Search for Music Books Plus Mobile now, in Apple store and Google Play store.

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SOCAN Foundation & SiriusXM Launch Inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

SOCANfoundation_YSAs_Graphic_EN_SizedFrom SOCAN:

The SOCAN Foundation and SiriusXM Canada have collaborated to create and launch the inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards, which will benefit and celebrate Young Canadian Songwriters.

This partnership establishes a national talent competition of popular music songwriters aged 21 or under. Five $5,000 (CDN) prizes will be awarded to the winners, and applicants will be reviewed by a jury of songwriters and music industry professionals. To be eligible, applicants must be 21 years of age or younger at the award’s submission deadline, be the original creator of the submission entered into the competition, and be or become a member of SOCAN and register their song with SOCAN.

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MusicOntario & CMI Offering Intensive 2-Day Workshop for Indigenous Performers & Music Professionals

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

six nations music ontarioMusicOntario and Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) are hosting an edition of CMI’s Artist Entrepreneur Bootcamp (AEB) program exclusively for artists and music industry entrepreneurs with First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry, as part of MusicOntario’s Community Connects program.

The two-day workshop, taking place at Thru the RedDoor Studios at Six Nations, is a condensed version of CMI’s eight-week Artist Entrepreneur program, which provides professional development, resources, information, one-one-one and ongoing mentorship to new and emerging artists/professionals looking to build sustainable, thriving careers in the music industry.

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