CANADIAN MUSICIAN BLOG
Submissions are now open for The 2017 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Discovery Program. The program was formed to provide Canadian country music artists with career opportunities and build music industry connections.
The 2017 initiative includes the following opportunities:
Are you a performer or in a band, and have a cool new song that you want to share with the world? If your answer is yes, you could win a trip to the 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast in Ottawa, Ontario!
What can you win?
Yamaha Keys to the Junos 2017 is finally here! Enter to win $20,000 in gear, a trip to Ottawa to see the Junos live broadcast, and much more.
The latest in Canadian Musician’s series of free, career-building webinars for musicians and music industry professionals has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7-8 p.m. EST and the topic will be Demystifying Music Publishing.
What is a music publisher? How do songwriters land publishing deals? What kinds of opportunities and revenue streams can music publishing open up for you?
Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2017 and Music Canada Live have announced details for the second annual Live Music Industry Awards and are currently welcoming nominations.
The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 during CMW 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and celebrate the best of the live music business sector.
The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) has launched an anonymous Piracy Survey, which is conducted each year with just 16 questions – it has been taken every year since 2008. This survey helps to evaluate the changes in behavior and attitudes with regards to Piracy and illegal downloading of music software. Piracy is a significant problem for the software industry. IMSTA is asking musicians and audio professionals, semi-pros, and hobbyists to take five minutes to help the music making industry by taking this survey.
Click bit.ly/IMSTA-Survey2016 to take survey.
Take survey by December 30th, 2016 and you could win an essential tool for your studio.
Here’s your chance to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of 13 Voices, the latest release from SUM 41. Enter to win their CD and a copy of Canadian Musician magazine in which our cover boys sat down with Adam Kovac to chat about “Making the Most out of Second Chances”.
We’re excited about our latest issue of Canadian Musician magazine and very excited about the prize we have for SUM 41 fans
Canadian Musician magazine has partnered with Yamaha Canada Music for the Ultimate Guitar Gear Giveaway. That’s Right! We’re giving away three (3) Yamaha Revstar Guitars and three (3) Yamaha THR amps to three (3) lucky winners!
“Music ♥’s Everybody” is the message of a new merchandise campaign unveiled by SOCAN today, with all proceeds going to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.
The e-commerce site was launched with several pieces of merchandise already modelled by some of SOCAN’s notable members.
The following article, which we felt was worth a read, is from Mark Savage at the BBC.
YouTube has said it has paid the music industry $1bn (£794m) in royalties this year – but record companies have responded by claiming it is not enough.
The spat began on Tuesday, when YouTube’s chief business officer Robert Kyncl posted a blog highlighting the site’s contribution to the industry.
He said YouTube had distributed $1bn in advertising royalties alone, arguing that “free” streaming was as important as subscription sites like Spotify.