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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?


Nominations Welcome for 2017 Live Music Industry Awards

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
The Swears perform at the 2016 LMIAs

The Swears perform at the 2016 LMIAs

Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2017 and Music Canada Live have announced details for the second annual Live Music Industry Awards and are currently welcoming nominations.

The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 during CMW 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and celebrate the best of the live music business sector.


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.

Enter CM’s SUM 41 ’13 Voices’ Sweepstakes to Win Autographed CD & More

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Sum 41 sweeps bannerHere’s your chance to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of 13 Voices, the latest release from SUM 41. Enter to win their CD and a copy of Canadian Musician magazine in which our cover boys sat down with Adam Kovac to chat about “Making the Most out of Second Chances”.

We’re excited about our latest issue of Canadian Musician magazine and very excited about the prize we have for SUM 41 fans


Enter CM’s Ultimate Yamaha Guitar Gear Giveaway for Chance to Win a New Guitar & Amp

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Yamaha guitar sweeps banner

Canadian Musician magazine has partnered with Yamaha Canada Music for the Ultimate Guitar Gear Giveaway. That’s Right! We’re giving away three (3) Yamaha Revstar Guitars and three (3) Yamaha THR amps to three (3) lucky winners!


SOCAN Opens Merch Store for Charity

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

SOCAN_Merch_2016_CS“Music ♥’s Everybody” is the message of a new merchandise campaign unveiled by SOCAN today, with all proceeds going to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.

The e-commerce site was launched with several pieces of merchandise already modelled by some of SOCAN’s notable members.


BBC: YouTube’s $1bn royalties are not enough, says music industry

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Drake youtubeThe following article, which we felt was worth a read, is from Mark Savage at the BBC

YouTube has said it has paid the music industry $1bn (£794m) in royalties this year – but record companies have responded by claiming it is not enough.

The spat began on Tuesday, when YouTube’s chief business officer Robert Kyncl posted a blog highlighting the site’s contribution to the industry.

He said YouTube had distributed $1bn in advertising royalties alone, arguing that “free” streaming was as important as subscription sites like Spotify.


Artists Submissions Open for POP MOntreal 2017

Monday, December 12th, 2016

POP MontrealPOP Montreal is now accepting artists applications to fill has 85 performance slots reserved for Sonicbids artists. Selected artists will be compensated between $100-500. POP Montreal 2017 will be held Sept. 13-17 in various venues around downtown Montreal. The submission deadline is May 13, 2017.

The Opportunity
The 2017 festival will take place September 13-17 in over 50 venues throughout Montreal. Founded in 2002 by fans and supporters of music, it will celebrate its 16th anniversary in 2017.


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