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2016 CCMA Discovery Program Accepting Artist Submissions

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
2015 CCMA Discovery Program finalists

2015 CCMA Discovery Program finalists

The 2016 CCMA Discovery Program, a national initiative launched four years ago  to support Canadian country music artists, is now accepting artist submissions until. The program provides educational, mentorship, networking, and exposure opportunities within the country genre.

The 2016 CCMA Discovery Program will include the following components: Music Industry Discovery Week; mentorship; Country Music Week Discovery Showcase; and CCMA Discovery Award.

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CBC Music Releases Its List of Top 50 Canadian Albums of 2015

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

cbc BEST OF 2015From CBC Music:

Got your Christmas list all drawn up for Santa? Great. Now you can add these 50 Canadian albums to it! While you were scratching away on the naughty/nice list, our editorial team fought tooth and nail over the 50 best albums of the year — and now you can see who made it out the other side.

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Music Biz Excited At Growth Potential In China

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

chinaThe following is from FYI Music News: 

As the music industry finds opportunities for growth in the West to be increasingly limited, it’s no surprise that they are focusing plenty of energy on such emerging and high-potential markets as China and India.

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s 2015 World Ranking report, China ranked No. 19 in global trade revenues, but that positioning will change dramatically, and soon. Ariel Fung, executive vice-president of marketing of Sony Music Entertainment Asia, was recently quoted in chinadaily.com as saying “we believe that China will rank in the top five or even top three in the world music market in the next five years or even sooner. It’s one of the most important markets in our global strategy.”

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CMW 2016 Applications Being Accepted Until Dec. 29

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Billy Talent at the 2015 Indie Awards at CMW

Billy Talent at the 2015 Indie Awards at CMW

Artist showcase applications for the 2016 edition of Canadian Music Week (CMW) are still being accepted until the end of the month, Dec. 29th, 2015. CMW 2016 will be held May 4-14 in Toronto. Organizers say it is a chance for indie artists to play in front of thousands of industry insiders, such as talent buyers, booking agents, festival programmers, music publishers, A&R reps, managers, music supervisors, and more from around the world.

Up to 300 performance slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists at CMW 2016. Performing artists receive a complimentary registration to CMW’s Music Summit 2016 (valued at $799 CAD).

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Apply Now to Showcase at The Great Escape 2016

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Albert Hammond at The Great Escape 2015 [Photo credit Victor Frankowski]

Albert Hammond at The Great Escape 2015 [Photo credit Victor Frankowski]

Artists are invited to apply now for The Great Escape 2016, to be held in Brighton, U.K. on May 19-21, 2016.

To submit for consideration,  register for free via Music Glue. All submissions will be reviewed by the Great Escape bookings team, and artists chosen to perform will be contacted directly in the next few months. Registration closes in February 2016.

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Indie Week Canada 2016 Accepting Artist Showcase Applications

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

unnamedArtist showcase applications are now being accepted for Indie Week Canada 2016, which will  see over 300 acts perform in more than 20 venues around downtown Toronto from Nov. 15-20, 2016. Participating acts perform in front of industry for a chance to win a showcase in Manchester, UK in 2017 (flights and accommodations paid for by Indie Week).

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Enter Now to Win the Ultimate Rush Fan Prize Pack

Monday, December 7th, 2015

I AM A RUSH FAN prize packATTENTION RUSH FANS! Enter for a chance to win the Canadian Musician #IMARUSHFAN Sweesptakes.

This prize pack includes:

R40 Live Bluray Deluxe Set

Rush R40 Skull tee

Rush R40 Tour Blue tee

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GoFundMe Campaign Started to Help Crowbar’s Kelly Jay

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Kelly JayThe son of Canadian musician and songwriter Kelly Jay, best known as a member of the ’70s band Crowbar and co-writer of the hit song “Oh, What a Feeling,” has created a GoFundMe campaign to help his father keep his home after a series of illnesses and tragedies have left him in a very tough spot. You can find out more here: www.gofundme.com/se9eusp8

The campaign letter states:

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Register Now for ‘Beyer Connection’ Free Technical Workshops & Demos

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Beyerdynamic and its Canadian distributor, Techni+Contact, have teamed up to offer two free education, demo, and networking opportunities for musicians and audio professionals called Beyer Connection. At both Beyer Connection events, one for recording and the other on live sound, attendees will learn the secrets of microphone technique and network with the music industry’s best.

This special event features advice from Bernd Neubauer, application engineer and artist relations manager from Beyerdynamic Germany. He will be on-hand to demonstrate best practices techniques featuring live musicians.

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Larry LeBlanc to Host “Inside the Music” Episode on Michael Cohl, Bob Ezrin & Bruce Allen

Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Bob Ezrin

Bob Ezrin

Veteran music journalist Larry Leblanc has told us that CBC-Radio will be nationally airing a one hour radio commentary that he did on the life and times of Michael Cohl, Bob Ezrin, and Bruce Allen on the program “Inside The Music.”

The times the show will air are:

Sunday, Dec. 6 on Radio 2 and3 pm ET and Radio One at 9 pm ET

Wednesday, Dec. 9 on Radio 2 and 7 pm ET

Sirius XM 169 plays the episode on Dec. 4 (2 pm), Dec. 5 (5 am), Dec. 6 (9 pm), and Dec. 9 (7 am)

The program consists of Leblanc’s commentary on the life and times of three accomplished Canadian entertainment figures along with relevant music recordings.

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