Are you a recording artist who’s looking forward to the launch of Apple Music? After all, much of the talk is about how there will be no free tier (or “freeium” in industry speak), which can only be a good thing for bringing value back to music and artists, right? No so fast. As Exclaim.ca points out, via a leaked document obtained by Digital Music News, Apple’s plan is to not pay any royalties during the three month free trial period and even once it begins paying royalties on paid subscriptions, those rates will be lower than what is currently being paid by Apple’s streaming competitors.
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The new site features an extensive list of new titles, fresh, new design, improved navigation and search function and faster checkout.
Included are books, DVDs and software on music, business, instrument technique, songwriting, theory, home recording, biographies, history . MIDI and sheet music.
Visit the new site at www.musicbooksplus.com
This year marks the 30th anniversary and reinvention of Cosmo Music’s flagship June Sale event in Richmond Hill, ON. This year, the store is making it even bigger and so Cosmo Music is presenting Cosmo Music Fest & Expo, a one day only event on Saturday, June 6th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cosmo Music superstore. Admission is free. The address is 10 Via Renzo Dr., Richmond Hill, ON, L4S 0B6.
Buyers are now being recruited from festivals, venues, conferences, agents, and promoters from across Canada, USA, and the U.K. As in the past, each artist will have a 20 minute showcase set. Music PEI will provide full backline and professional sound presentation.
Congratulations to the winners of the Canadian Musician Road to Independence Sweepstakes. Dean Meehan and Paul both received two delegate passes to the Country Music Association of Ontario Conference, a Country music CD prize pack, and a $20 HMV gift card. Congrats guys – hope you enjoyed the conference. #CMAO2015
Here are the latest promotions and news from the Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival:
O Canada! Our Nation’s Greatest Hits
Thursday, May 28, 8 p.m.
The Glenn Gould Theatre will rock on May 28 with the star-studded “O Canada” concert featuring Canadian icons Jane Siberry, David Clayton-Thomas and Quartette, with Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford and Gwen Swick. The renowned Ms. Tyson will receive a Legacy Award from SING! in recognition of her significant and enduring contribution to the Vocal Arts.
You can win delegate passes to CMAO’s Road to Independence Spring Conference, presented by Slaight Music. Also, win a Country Music CD Prize pack & HMV $20 gift card!
The CMAO Road to Independence songwriting conference will be held May 24-25, 2015 in at the Delta Markham Hotel, in Markham, ON. The two-day conference offers attendees interactive opportunities to learn, network, and expose their music to key members of the music industry. It will also include an Industry Showcase, to help new Ontario talent get noticed and advance their career to the next level, and the SOCAN Songwriter’s Circle Super Session featuring some of Ontario’s hottest country musicians!
To enter the sweepstakes, just head over to www.canadianmusician.com/road/
The 28th annual Mission Folk Music Festival will take place July 24-26, 2015 at the scenic Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission, BC. Three Music BC members will be selected for performance opportunities at the festival, with the possibility of additional performances including a CBC Nooner Concert in downtown Vancouver.
Read the guidelines below for more information:
Enter the Canadian Musician Sonor Ultimate Drum Sweepstakes today! Follow us on Twitter and enter for a chance to win this incredible Drum set.
This prize package includes:
– SONOR Essential Force Birch Shell STUDIO Drum Set w/ 2000 Series Hardware Package & New DT2000 Drum Throne
– Zildjian ZBTS3P-9 Box Set includes: 13” Hats, 16” Crash and 18” Crash/Ride
– Vic Firth Drum Set Pack includes: Stick Bag, 5A Wood Tip Sticks, 5B Chop Out Practice Sticks and VICEARPLUG Practice Plugs
Prizes coustesy of Coast Music and retails over $2800.00
Don’t miss out on a chance to win, enter now at http://www.canadianmusician.com/sweepstakes
Music Canada Live (MCL), an industry association for Canada’s live music sector, is currently engaged in strategic planning activity intended to shape the future of the organization. Music Canada Live represents those in the music industry whose primary business is in the live music sector, this includes both commercial and not-for-profit promoters and presenters, festivals, venues, clubs, agents, ticketing companies, suppliers to live, and others.
MCL is inviting all members of the music community to participate in one of the scheduled meetings taking place on May 19th, 21st, and 22nd – there are six different options and you would select one to attend. The purpose of these meetings is to obtain views of key stakeholders on issues, needs and challenges to help design the future programs, services, and priorities of Music Canada Live.