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Music Biz Finance: Expensive mistakes that artists make with income taxes

Monday, April 11th, 2016

taxes suckThe website Music Biz Finance has published the following article to inform artists about their taxes as the deadline approaches for the 2015 tax year. This article was also republished at FYI Music News.

By Sam Arraj

When it comes to personal finances, some artists are very creative. For instance, an artist once told me that to record a video for her song, she rented out her couch and worked 12-hour shifts for few months to save enough to make the video. While they are creative in some aspects, many still make expensive mistakes relating to income taxes. Since the personal tax season is here, let’s review some common mistakes that artists and musicians should avoid:


Free CM Webinar “Can You Manage? – How & When A Manager Can Help Your Career” on April 21

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Can you manage bannerNext up in Canadian Musician’s series of free monthly industry webinar will be Can You Manage? – How & When A Manager Can Help Your Career with Pipe & Hat’s Tim Jones, who manages the likes of Attica Riots, The Revival, and Sc Mira. This free webinar will take on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. ET.

To register for free, CLICK HERE

Musicians have to do more than ever before to build their careers and find sustainable success. Having an experienced manager on your team can take a lot of work off of your plate and help push you to new professional heights. But at what point do you actually need a manager? How exactly can a manager help you? What does a manager expect from you to create a mutually beneficial partnership? Join Jones and Canadian Musician Editor Andrew King for those answers and much more.


Mediabase Now Releasing Weekly Shazam Chart in Canada

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

shazam-4-0-14-0-1screenshot-1Mediabase, a music industry subscription service that monitors radio airplay in the U.S. and Canada, and song-identification app Shazam have announced a partnership that will see Shazam release a weekly chart of the top “Shazam-ed” songs in the U.S. and Canada and other data on the Mediabase site every Monday. It is the first time such data is being made available in either country.

The Canadian weekly Shazam chart will include the top 30 songs from 10 Canadian markets.

Mediabase President & CEO Philippe Generali said, “We are excited to be able to provide Shazam data on a weekly basis for our radio and music industry clients. This has been one of the most requested features our subscribers have been asking for and we’re elated to be able to deliver this data is an accessible and timely manner.”


Publishers & Songwriters Can Now Register for PMPA Training Sessions

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

APEM_Courses_2016_CSFrom SOCAN:

Whether you’re a music publisher or want to become one, or you’re a songwriter or composer wanting to learn about the music publishing world, you can now register for one of a series of training sessions presented by Professional Music Publishers’ Association (PMPA, or APEM in French) – and organization whose goal is to ensure that music publishing is done in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and best practices.


Premiere: Nudie “That’s All That I’ve Got”

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Canadian Musician is thrilled to be hosting the exclusive premiere of Nudie’s latest track, “That’s All That I’ve Got.”

The song showcases the PEI-based songsmith’s trademark take on twangy classic country and is featured on his upcoming full-length release, Everything’s Different In The Night, due out April 22, 2016.


Geoff & Brooke Kulawick Open True North Gallery For Musicians’ Paintings

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Come Together by John Lennon

“Come Together” by John Lennon []

The following is from FYI Music News

Kulawicks’ Art Gallery Expands True North Brand For Artists

By Nick Krewen

True North is stretching its wings again – this time into the world of fine art.

Actually, musician-created art, to be exact: On Good Friday, label proprietors Geoff and Brooke Kulawick officially opened the doors of the True North Gallery – The Music Gallery of Fine Art, displaying over 100 originals and rarities from the likes of Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joseph Arthur, Patti Smith, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Beatles’ Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, Andy Warhol and such local artisans as Murray McLauchlan, Kurt Swinghammer, Martin Tielli, Mendelson Joe, Marc Jordan and many, many others.


CMW Live Music Industry Awards Submissions Now Open

Monday, March 21st, 2016
Alvvays at CMW 2015

Alvvays at CMW 2015

Until March 30th, Canadian Music Week is accepting nominations for the first annual Live Music Industry Awards, which will be handed out at an awards gala at CMW on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with the International Festival Network (IFN) and Music Canada Live, the trade association for the live music sector, the Live Music Industry Awards will expected to be the highlight event of CMW’s Live Music Summit.


Enter the CM Heal My Soul Sweepstakes Now

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

side_bar_imageYou can enter to win the Canadian Musician Heal My Soul Sweepstakes. Corresponding with our new March/April issue of Canadian Musician with legendary guitarist, songwriter, and sing Jeff Healey on the cover, you can win:


“Get On The Soundtrack – YOUR Music In Movies, TV Shows & More” Free Webinar Set For March 31

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Webinar soundtracks imageCanadian Musician has announced its next free webinar, which will be on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET. Canadian Musician Editor Andrew King will be joined by music supervisor Dondrea Erauw to discuss how songs get into TV shows, films, commercials, and more and what artists need to know before getting into this potentially-lucrative revenue stream.

Getting your music placed in films, TV programs, video games, ads, and other media is a great way to make money that comes with some extra benefits.


Sony Music Sweden Develops App to Make Streaming Earnings More Transparent

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Streaming-Music-ServicesFrom Music Business Worldwide:

Sony Music in Sweden has developed an app which the major says will fix transparent accounting issues faced by artists in the streaming age.

Former Spotify exec Michelle Kadir led development of the platform, which shows acts their daily royalty earnings – including information pertaining to their label advance.

In addition, the app pulls together other key information for Sony Music Sweden artists, including streaming volume across all platforms, plus airplay data and profiles by age/gender/location of their listeners.


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