You 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:
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Canadian 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 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.
Music 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.
Submiisions are now being accepted for CBCMusic.ca’s Searchlight contest. Musicians of all types – including solo artists, duos, and groups from all genres – are invited to enter via www.cbcmusic.ca/searchlight by Wednesday, March 23, 2016. All applicants must submit a video of themselves performing one original song, as well as one high-quality MP3.
Michael 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 www.michaelgeist.ca 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.
– Monster Truck T-shirt
– Latest Album, Sittin’ Heavy
– Monster Truck Hockey Puck
– Don’t Tell Me How to Live Download Card
– Jan/Feb edition of Canadian Musician magazine featuring Monster Truck
For all current and future Canadian Musician Sweepstakes, go to www.canadianmusician.com/sweepstakes. Currently running in the Canadian Music Week Sweepstakes, which is offering the winner at CMW 2016 package of two complete Delegate passes for the CMW Music Conference (May 5-7, 2016) and two seven-day festival wristbands (May 2-8, 2016).
The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is now accepting submissions for Contact East 2016, which takes place from Sept. 22 – 25 Saint John, NB. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 31, 2016.
APA is accepting applications through the I Want to Showcase (IWTS) platform; a multi-conference registration site allowing artists to apply to several Contact events across North America.
Since 1975, Contact East, performing arts booking conference for Atlantic Canada, has brought together performing arts presenters and in-demand, tour ready artists to showcase popular and classical music, dance, theatre, and youth-oriented programming. Past showcasing artists include Matt Andersen, Barney Bentall, Dufflebag Theatre, Maria Osende Flamenco, and David Myles.
With Kanye West showing up in the media for one reason or another on a seemingly hourly basis lately, it appears Canadian super-producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, etc.) has had enough. He wrote an open letter to Bob Lefsetz’s e-newsletter, “The Lefsetz Letter,” to vent his frustration. It reads:
Kanye in the NYT? WTF???