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Tips from My First & Last Vans Warped Tour

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

themainewarpedtourCanadian Musician Editorial Assistant Shanine Cook (pictured above with The Maine) was out for the last-ever Toronto stop on the infamous Vans Warped Tour. The iconic tour, lovingly dubbed “punk rock summer camp,” announced that the 2018 edition would be its last full cross-country run. Here are Shanine’s thoughts from the day, including some summer festival prep tips.


Artist Showcase Application Deadline for the 2019 Folk Alliance International in Montreal is Aug. 15

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

FAIThe are only six days left to submit artist showcase applications for the 2019 Folk Alliance International conference and festival, which will be held in Montreal from Feb. 13-17, 2019. The showcase application deadline is Aug. 15, 2018. This will be the first time that FAI, the world’s largest roots music conference and showcase, has returned to Canada in five years.

Information on artists applications is available at


Showcase Applications Open for CMW 2019

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

CMW summitArtist applications are being accepted for Canadian Music Week’s 2019 showcase festival. The current application fee is $40, which rises to $62 on Nov. 5, 2018.

Each year Canadian Music Week attracts thousands of artists and industry from around the world to gather in Toronto for a week of live music, learning, and networking. Showcasing artists will receive a pass to the CMW conference, which offers panels, one-on-one meetings, and more.


Applications Open for Stingray Rising Star Award for Female Hip-Hop, Reggae, R&B & Soul Artists

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

news_img_17645.t1532025718The Stingray Rising Stars Award is sponsored by Stingray Music and celebrates emerging Canadian artists. This prize will shine a spotlight on female Hip Hop, Rap, Reggae, R&B, and Soul creators. This opportunity is for those who write, produce and/or perform music within those genres or related sub-genres.

One winner will receive $2,000 to create and produce a music video.


Canadian Musician Launches #AskAndrew Weekly Video Series to Answer Your Music Career Questions

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Ask AndrewOr need some advice for your next career move? #AskAndrew is a new video series from Canadian Musician in which Editor-in-Chief Andrew King answers your questions on the music business, no matter how simple or complex.

A new edition of #AskAndrew will go up every Monday on our Instagram channel. From the basics like finding people to play with or how to book shows to the more advanced, like sync licensing, mechanical royalties, or record deal red flags, we’ve got you covered.


#CMPremiere – John Orpheus’ “GOATLIFE” Music Video

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The buzz is building for GOATLIFE, the new mixtape from Toronto-based trio John Orpheus that blends fresh afropop with bouncy hip-hop, soca, and dancehall. The group dropped three much-hyped mixtapes in 2017 to set the stage for the Mike Schlosser-produced GOATLIFE, and in this exclusive #CMPremiere, we’re bringing you the electric new video for the title track two days ahead of its wide release.


On Thursday, Join CM’s Free Webinar & Learn How to Make the Most of Your Studio Time

Monday, June 25th, 2018

make the most of studio timeOn Thursday, June 28, Canadian Musician will be offering another free, career-building webinar. This month, CM Editor-in-Chief Andrew King will be joined by producer/engineer Kevin Dietz, who will teach musicians how make the most of their studio and, in turn, save money, save time, and get the best recordings possible.

Regardless of whether you’re recording at home or in a major studio, knowing what to expect and being fully prepared will maximize your efficiency and the quality of your music. Dietz has recorded Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane, Stone Sour, Alexisonfire, SonReal, Protest the Hero, The Glorious Sons, and many others. Needless to say, he knows his way around the studio and is here to share his expertise. In this free webinar, Kevin will help you make the most of any studio experience, get the best return on your investment, and come out with top-notch tracks.


AES Toronto’s June Meeting to Explore Analog to Digital Converters

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

June-meeting-imageThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has released the details of this month’s meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, June 26 at Long & McQuade Pro in Toronto (2 Eastern Ave.). It will John “Beetle” Bailey and Jeff Johns. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

About the Event
Explore High-End converters in a discussion and listening session at Long & Macqude Pro’s listening studio. John Bailey and Jeff Johns step through the evolution of digital conversion and take a glimpse into the future of networked high-resolution audio.


Only 3 Days Left to Enter Submissions for the Allan Slaight JUNO Master

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

JUNO masterclassThere are only three days left to you get your submissions in for the 2018 Juno Master Class. Three winners will be put on the fast track to being “JUNO ready.” Music industry members have to give their endorsement for artists to qualify. Winners will head out to Toronto to take part in a weeklong workshop with artists and industry experts. The deadline is June 25, 2018.

More information, can be found at


CM Does NXNE 2018 – U.S. Girls, Jazz Cartier & More

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Jazz Cartier at Yonge-Dundas Square for NXNE 2018

The 2018 edition of NXNE say the long-running festival bring its programming back to Toronto’s downtown core after a few years at the more isolated Port Lands site. Canadian Musician’s Samantha Everts-Matusoff and Mark Matusoff were on the ground for the event and Mark snapped some killer shots from the stage at Yonge-Dundas Square. Check ’em out!


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