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Canadian Musician’s Next Free Webinar: Creating a Killer Artist Website

Monday, February 13th, 2017

KillerWebWebinarAll musicians and their teams are invited to join Canadian Musician Editor-in-Cheif Andrew King and Dave Cool, Director of Artist & Industry Outreach at Bandzoogle, as they discuss how to create a killer artist website.

Having a killer web presence as an artist is more important now than ever before, and that grows truer by the day.

Your website is often someone’s first point of contact with your brand and art. It connects you with your audience, lets you share your songs and other media, offers a platform to sell your music, merch, and tickets, and a whole lot more.


Enter Canadian Musician’s Mother Mother Sweepstakes to Win Merch

Monday, February 6th, 2017

mother mother Sweeps_main1We’re excited about our latest issue of Canadian Musician magazine and very excited about the prize we have for Mother Mother  fans.

Here’s your chance to win a VINYL copy of Mother Mother’s latest release, NO CULTURE. You will also win a NO CULTURE poster, and a copy of the latest Canadian Musician magazine featuring Mother Mother.

Winning is super easy — just enter your name and email address and you’re entered to win!!


Nominations Close Jan. 31 for 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

Friday, January 27th, 2017

CMMBAThere are only five days left to get your nominations in for the 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, which will be given out at a gala during Canadian Music Week (CMW) at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on April 20, 2017. The CMBIAs have become a highlight of CMW as a grand celebration of Canadian broadcasters and music industry standouts.

The awards cover all area of the music industry. The categories include:


CM’s Andrew King Among the Industry Judges for CBC Searchlight 2017

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Searchlight-Promo-FB or TwitterCBC Music has announced the industry panel for Searchlight 2017 and it include none other than Canadian Musician’s own Editor-in-Chief, Andrew King, alongside a host of prominent personalities from around the Canadian music scene and industry. Through the Searchlight contest, CBC Music is searching for “Canada’s next great music act,” and submissions are currently being accepted until Feb. 7, 2017.

The industry panel for Searchlight 2017 is comprised of top artists, music producers and radio hosts, as well as other music industry professionals in A&R, artist management, music publishing, concert promotion, music journalism, publicity and music festival production. Our panelists will be grading the submissions that make it to the regional finals to help determine the 23 winners who will advance to the national round. Meet the judges who are on this year’s panel, listed below in alphabetical order according to their first names.


CCMA Discovery Program Submissions Deadline Extended to Jan. 31

Friday, January 20th, 2017

CCMA_Discovery_Logo_2014_CS_3The deadline for submissions for the 2017 CCMA Discovery Program has been EXTENDED to Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The 2017 CCMA Discovery Program will see six jury-selected finalists flown to Toronto for Music Industry Discovery Week this spring, where they’ll learn in-depth about the music business, meet key players in the industry, perform at an exclusive showcase, and so much more. Each finalist will also be paired with an established Canadian country artist for a mentorship opportunity, in addition to performing at the CCMA Discovery Showcase, an official PotashCorp Country Music Week event. One finalist will be presented with the 2017 CCMA Discovery Award at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards, as part of PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 in Saskatoon.


CBC Music’s Searchlight 2017 Contest Submissions Open Today

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

2016 Searchlight winner Desiree Dawson performing on CBC TV [Screengrab: YouTube/CBC Music]

2016 Searchlight winner Desiree Dawson performing on CBC TV [Screengrab: YouTube/CBC Music]

CBC Music’s annual contest to find Canada’s next big music act kicks-off today, Jan. 17, 2017. Submissions for Searchlight 2017 are officially open, with the deadline for entry being Feb. 7, 2017. Musicians of all types, including solo artists, duos, and groups from all genres are encouraged to enter via

Similar to last year, the competition will come to life on CBC, as the top four finalists compete on a live broadcast for the Searchlight title.


Submissions Open for 2017 CCMA Discovery Program

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

CCMA_Discovery_Logo_2014_CS_3Submissions are now open for The 2017 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Discovery Program. The program was formed to provide Canadian country music artists with career opportunities and build music industry connections.

The 2017 initiative includes the following opportunities:


Win a Trip to the 2017 JUNO Week & Awards with the ‘Yamaha Keys to the JUNOs’ Contest

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

2017_junos_banner_enternowEnter to win a trip to the 2017 JUNO  Awards Broadcast in Ottawa

Are you a performer or in a band, and have a cool new song that you want to share with the world? If your answer is yes, you could win a trip to the 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast in Ottawa, Ontario!

What can you win?

Yamaha Keys to the Junos 2017 is finally here! Enter to win $20,000 in gear, a trip to Ottawa to see the Junos live broadcast, and much more.


Register for CM’s Free ‘Demystifying Music Publishing’ Webinar

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Demystifying2The latest in Canadian Musician’s series of free, career-building webinars for musicians and music industry professionals has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7-8 p.m. EST and the topic will be Demystifying Music Publishing.

What is a music publisher? How do songwriters land publishing deals? What kinds of opportunities and revenue streams can music publishing open up for you?


IMSTA Launches Anonymous Survey on Music Software Piracy

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

IMSTA bannerThe International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) has launched an anonymous Piracy Survey, which is conducted each year with just 16 questions – it has been taken every year since 2008. This survey helps to evaluate the changes in behavior and attitudes with regards to Piracy and illegal downloading of music software. Piracy is a significant problem for the software industry. IMSTA is asking musicians and audio professionals, semi-pros, and hobbyists to take five minutes to help the music making industry by taking this survey.

Click to take survey.

Take survey by December 30th, 2016 and you could win an essential tool for your studio.

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