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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.


Submissions Open for the 2018 Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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Emerging orchestral composers with a connection to Canada’s prairie region are invited to submit their works to the 2018 Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15, 2017.

This year’s contest – the 15th annual edition – offers a cash prize of $1,500, and a performance of the winning score by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra during the 2018 Winnipeg New Music Festival.


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

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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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

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.

See it now at

Submissions Open for 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Monday, May 29th, 2017

11 CFMAsSubmissions are open for the 13th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released in Canada between June 15, 2016 to June 14, 2017 are eligible. The final deadline for submissions is June 23, 2017.

The 13th edition of the CFMA weekend takes place Nov. 18-19, 2017 in Ottawa. For the first time ever, the weekend’s focus events will take shape as two hosted gala showcase open-to-the-public evenings.


KoSA Drum & Percussion Camp’s 22nd Edition to be held in Montréal this Summer

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

2015_GrandFinale_5x7_02The KoSA Drum and Percussion Camp’s  22nd  edition will be held in Montréal this summer.

The workshops will be held at the KoSA Academy in the NDG neighborhood of Montreal this coming June 26th to July 1st, 2017.

KoSA is a highly-regarded music and events company founded and directed by Westmount residents Aldo Mazza of the internationally recognized group Répercussion and his musician wife Dr. Jolán Kovács (lecturer at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University). They have been expertly designing educational events centered on drums and percussion for over 20 years in such varied places like China, Cuba, Italy. and the U.S.


Ontario’s IMC Rock Returns to Camp Manitou this August

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Phil X working out a guitar lick with one of the guitarists at IMC Rock

Phil X working out a guitar lick with one of the guitarists at IMC Rock

The IMC Rock camp is back for the summer 2017 at Camp Manitou. It’ll be taking place from August 20th to 25th. 

IMC Rock is part of the Interprovincial Music Camp program and sees young musicians performing with their band every evening after great rehearsals with professional musicians preparing for each concert. There are daily technique classes on their chosen instrument and a daily performance by the faculty with lots of performance tips and stories about the rock world.


Artist Showcasing Submissions Now Open for Nova Scotia Music Week 2017

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

NSMWNova Scotia Music Week is heading back to Truro from November 2 to 5 for the 2017 edition of the event. The festival features over 100 Nova Scotian artists across multiple stages throughout Truro.

Artist showcasing submissions to play NSMW 2017 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 Monday, June 5, at 5 p.m.


Holly Santonato Wins Canadian Musician’s Home Recording Sweepstakes

Friday, May 5th, 2017

sweeps winnerCanadian Musician is please to announce that Holly Santonato has won our Home Recording Sweepstakes. For winning, Holly wins the prize package provided by Erikson Audio valued at $1,100.

The prize includes: Audio Technica’s ATH- M50X Headphones, an Audio Technica’s AT2020 microphone,
a pair of PreSonus Eris 4.5 monitors, and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2mkii interface.

Holly is an R&B, soulful, hip-hop artist, born in Toronto. For more information and to hear her music, go to

Tickets On Sale Now for Music Heals’ Strike A Chord Event

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Strike a ChordTickets are now on sale for Music Heals’ Strike A Chord event, which will take place at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on Oct. 19, 2017.

This unique event in support of the Music Heals Charitable Foundation is the fourth annual Strike A Chord and promises another memorable evening of entertainment and special guests.


Artist Submission Deadlines Approaching for POP Montreal & Halifax Pop Explosion 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017

POP MontrealThe final artist submission deadline for the 2017 edition of POP Montreal is May 13, while the Halifax Pop Explosion’s artist deadline is May 15.

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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