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WILD 953 & Alberta Music Launch Year Two of Project WILD: Country Artist Development

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 11.54.38 AMWILD 953 and Alberta Music have launched this year’s Project WILD, a professional development program designed to educate, promote, develop, and launch the careers of some of Alberta’s up and coming country and roots artists. Applications are open now and run through 12:00 noon MDT on Friday, April 21, 2017. Artists can apply for Project WILD through


Globe & Mail: Vancouver-based metal band denied entry to U.S. for SXSW festival

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

03 BorderThe Globe & Mail today published an excellent article with Vancouver-based band Massive Scar Era, which was denied entry to the United States when trying to cross the border to play a showcase at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX. This story follows other recent reports of musicians, such as Italy’s Soviet Soviet, who have been denied entry, and even detained, at the U.S. border when entering the country to play shows.

According immigration lawyer Brian Taylor Goldstein when speaking with FYI Music News, “Artists entering with B- 1/B-2 visas or through the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) are being pulled aside the moment they say that they are ‘entertainers,’ ‘performers,’ or ‘artists.'”


Submissions Open for Canada’s Walk of Fame’s 2017 Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Ayaz V, the 2016 grand prize winner

Ayaz V, the 2016 grand prize winner

Canada’s Walk of Fame announces the return of its Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, which supports aspiring Canadian musical artists. Valued at more than $100,000, this program provides musicians the tools needed to take their careers to the next level including private studio time at the prestigious Metalworks Studios; introductions to renowned artists; access to music industry influencers; exposure to audiences and media; as well as artist development and funding.


Artist Submissions Open for M for Montreal 2017

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

M for Montreal sumissions bannerThe M for Montreal showcase is now accepting submissions until April 3, 2017.

Artists selected to perform at M for Montreal will the chance to play in front of more than 200 music industry professionals from more than 20 countries. They will also have the chance to meet delegates in order to generate career opportunities.

To submit a band or artist, just fill in the official form by going HERE. Note that an administration fee of 40 CAD is required for each submission. This fee guarantees that a submission will be considered by the programming committee.


Winners Announced the Ultimate Yamaha Guitar Gear Giveaway

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Trevor Teakle

Trevor Teakle

The winners have been selected for Canadian Musician‘s Ultimate Yamaha Guitar Gear Giveaway! We gave away away three Yamaha Revstar Guitars and three Yamaha THR amps to these three lucky winners!

Trevor Teakle of Niagara Falls, ON is taking home a Yamaha Revstar RS702B and Yamaha THR10C amp. Trevor is a music teacher at Richmond Street Public School in Thorold, ON and has been teaching music for 17 years.


Enter Canadian Musician’s ‘Industry Experience Sweepstakes’ for the Ultimate CMW Experience

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Industry experience sweepsCanadian Musician magazine want to treat you and a guest to an insider’s look at Canadian Music Week (CMW)!

We want you to experience it the way we do! So this year, Canadian Musician is giving you the chance to win “An Industry Experience” at CMW 2017. This experience is valued at over $3,000

With an Industry Experience at CMW you’re sure to get the most out of the internationally recognized event.


Which Popular Music Artist Has Travelled the Most?

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Stones planePackage holiday company TravelBird has released the Most Travelled Musicians Ranking, presenting a comprehensive insight into the travel miles of the world’s most popular artists. TravelBird combined music, travel, and curiosity within the study of 36 popular artists. The ranking reveals which bands and musicians have the greatest number of travel miles under their belt and who holds the title of the world’s most travelled. In addition to presenting the most travelled artists, TravelBird also calculated how much it would cost an ultimate superfan to have followed each musician throughout their career.


Canadian Musician’s Next Free Webinar: Creating a Killer Artist Website

Monday, February 13th, 2017

KillerWebWebinarAll musicians and their teams are invited to join Canadian Musician Editor-in-Cheif Andrew King and Dave Cool, Director of Artist & Industry Outreach at Bandzoogle, as they discuss how to create a killer artist website.

Having a killer web presence as an artist is more important now than ever before, and that grows truer by the day.

Your website is often someone’s first point of contact with your brand and art. It connects you with your audience, lets you share your songs and other media, offers a platform to sell your music, merch, and tickets, and a whole lot more.


#CMPremiere – Lion Bear Fox

Friday, February 10th, 2017

LBF Tyler Simpson Photography

West coast folk rockers Lion Bear Fox have been described as a “musical force of nature,” and the songs from their upcoming self-titled LP certainly support that case. The record drops Friday, Feb. 17th, but we’re bringing you an early listen in this exclusive #CMPremiere.


#CMPremiere – Finale by Mike Rocha

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Mike Rocha - Mix Colour (1)

Acclaimed Toronto producer and composer Mike Rocha is releasing his debut album, Finale, on Feb. 10th via Pirates Blend Records, but Canadian Musician is bringing you the collection a few days early in this exclusive #CMPremiere.


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