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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.


Few Days Left to Apply for Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

academy-what-is-pic-boiler-room-madrid-2130-1024x481Music makers have a just few days left to apply for the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal. The application form can be downloaded from the Academy website, and must be mailed in by March 7, along with a CD of recorded material by each applicant. The Red Bull Music Academy jury will then select a group of participants from the submitted applications.


Submissions Now Open for CBC Searchlight Contest

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
2015 Searchlight winners Orange O’Clock

2015 Searchlight winners Orange O’Clock

Submiisions are now being accepted for’s Searchlight contest. Musicians of all types – including solo artists, duos, and groups from all genres – are invited to enter via by Wednesday, March 23, 2016. All applicants must submit a video of themselves performing one original song, as well as one high-quality MP3.


Free Artist Submissions Open for NXNE 2016

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Alvvays performing at NXNE [Photo courtesy of NXNE]

Alvvays performing at NXNE [Photo courtesy of NXNE]

Band submissions for NXNE 2016 are now open until April 14, 2016. For the first time, NXNE is making the submission process free for all artists. NXNE will not charge any submission fee and it is possible to use the Sonicbids band submission service free of charge as well. Sonicbids is inviting people to sign up for free for 30 days. If a band or musicians decide to stay with the service, they will be charged going forward but there is no obligation when they sign up.


Michael Geist: Secrecy Around $30M Ontario Music Fund Strikes Wrong Notes

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

OMFMichael Geist, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, recently wrote the below article for his website and also for the Toronto Star

By Michael Geist

Earlier this month, the British Columbia government unveiled a new $15 million music fund to support the local music industry. The fund matches a similar Ontario initiative that has doled out nearly $30 million over the past two years with a commitment from Premier Kathleen Wynne to make the Ontario Music Fund a permanent program to support the industry.


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