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Canadian Musician Does RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day 4

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Metz

Metz

Toronto photographer and Canadian Musician correspondent Mark Matusoff is on the ground in Ottawa for this year’s edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Following an off-day for the fest on Monday, here are photos and findings from Tuesday, July 14th – Mark’s final day onsite.

A wet and stormy day at LeBreton Flats couldn’t stop another round of great performances at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015. Operators were the first band to perform on Tuesday evening, delighting the audience at the Claridge Homes stage with their raw synth rock.

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Apply Now for Tom Jackson Productions’ CCMA Performance Workshop

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Tom Jackson Live with_Slocoaster_Pam Samson Photo_19876Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) member bands and solo singer-songwriters are invited to apply now for the CCMA Performance Workshop during Country Music Week 2015, presented by Tom Jackson Productions.

Jackson is known for his ability to transform a performance and connect artists/acts with their audiences. Jackson has worked with an impressive array of artists, and one lucky CCMA member or group will have the opportunity to work with him this September in Halifax.

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‘How to Get Gigs That Pay Real Money’ Seminar Prizes Unveiled

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

seminar prizesCanadian Musician’s “How to get Gigs that pay Real Money” seminar is this coming this Saturday, July 18, in Toronto, and those attending can expect a great lineup of prizes. Check out the list below.

As previously mentioned, the How to get Gigs that Pay Real Money seminar is sponsor by GigSalad and will be held at the Earth Sciences Auditorium at the University of Toronto on July 18, 2015 from noon until 3 p.m. This three hour seminar will expose artists to tools and techniques on how to get great paying gigs for corporate events, weddings, casino, cruises, private parties, and festivals.

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Canadian Musician Does RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day 3

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy

Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy

Toronto photographer and Canadian Musician correspondent Mark Matusoff is on the ground in Ottawa for this year’s edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Here are photos and findings from Sunday, July 12th, featuring an impressive and eclectic lineup of Canadian acts.

Sunday night at Bluesfest belonged to the best classic and new Canadian rock: Blue Rodeo, Arkells and The Glorious Sons.

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Canadian Musician Does RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day 2

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Alec O'Hanley of Alvvays

Alec O’Hanley of Alvvays

Toronto photographer and Canadian Musician correspondent Mark Matusoff is on the ground in Ottawa for this year’s edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Here are photos and findings from Saturday, July 11th.

In the aftermath of a wild Friday night with Kanye West packing LeBreton Flats, Saturday afternoon initially saw a much smaller crowd which grew steadily through the day until headliner Iggy Azalea capped off another great day of music.

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Canadian Musician Does RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day 1

Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench

Toronto photographer and Canadian Musician correspondent Mark Matusoff is on the ground in Ottawa for this year’s edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Here are photos and findings from Mark’s first day at the fest.

There is only one Yeezus in the world, and last night he rolled into RBC Bluesfest as the Friday night headliner along with some other international acts that had Lebreton Flats in downtown Ottawa packed.

Earlier in the day, Vancouver pop-punk outfit Mariana’s Trench were a welcome surprise to the lineup in how energetic and fun they were to watch, even if you don’t listen to pop radio.

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Honey Jam 2015 Finalists to be Announced on July 23rd

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Rosie Monday at Honey Jam 2014.

Rosie Monday at Honey Jam 2014.

Hailing from Toronto, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Montreal, the artists who made the cut to perform at this year’s Honey Jam Showcase will be introduced at the official Honey Jam launch on Thursday, July 23rd, at 6 p.m. at the TD Tower on the 54th floor of 66 Wellington Street West.

Honey Jam, which is Canada’s longest-running all-female concert, is celebrating 20 years of providing networking, educational and showcasing opportunities for young artists.

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Canadian Musician to Host “How to get Gigs that Pay Real Money” Seminar

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

1024px-Guitar_playCanadian Musician magazine has just announced the details for a learning and networking seminar for musicians looking for additional revenue streams. The seminar entitled, How to get Gigs that Pay Real Money, is geared towards artists at all levels. Whether seeking a highly-paid full-time performing career or wanting to subsidize creative musical efforts, this free seminar brings the information needed to the foreground.

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A Conversation With… Mark “Pelli” Pellizzer

Monday, July 6th, 2015
MAGIC!'s Mark Pellizer (left) & Nasri

MAGIC!’s Mark Pellizzer (left) & Nasri

For this edition of Canadian Musician contributor Jeff Gunn’s “A Conversation With…” series, he speaks with Mark Pellizzer, the guitarist of monster Canadian pop/reggae act (and recent CM cover artists) MAGIC!

Over the years, I’ve noticed that the best musicians I’ve met have consistently possessed two traits: humility and focus. Multi-instrumentalist Mark “Pelli” Pellizzer, whose talents are expressed as a guitarist, pianist, singer, songwriter, producer, and mixer, is no exception. A member of the massively successful group MAGIC!, he co-wrote “Rude,” which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard in the US and Canada (and the top 5 in many more countries) and has garnered 575,000,000-plus hits on YouTube. That accompanies the band’s two JUNO wins, two Billboard Award nominations, and an American Music Awards nomination.

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Win $300 To Music Books Plus

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

MBP siteTo mark the launch of its brand new website, Music Books Plus is offering a chance to win $300 to spend MusicBooksPlus.com. Just enter the “Explore & Win” sweepstakes at www.musicbooksplus.com/sweepstakes.

The new Music Books Plus website features an extensive list of new titles, a clean and modern design, easy-to-navigate functionality, and a content-rich site experience. The Music Books Plus responsive website allows consumers to browse and shop from any desktop or mobile device and the e-commerce function enables customers to order quickly and easily.

Enter at www.musicbooksplus.com/sweepstakes.

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