As previously mentioned, the How to get Gigs that Pay Real Money seminar is sponsor by GigSalad and will be held at the Earth Sciences Auditorium at the University of Toronto on July 18, 2015 from noon until 3 p.m. This three hour seminar will expose artists to tools and techniques on how to get great paying gigs for corporate events, weddings, casino, cruises, private parties, and festivals.
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Toronto photographer and Canadian Musician correspondent Mark Matusoff is on the ground in Ottawa for this year’s edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Here are photos and findings from Sunday, July 12th, featuring an impressive and eclectic lineup of Canadian acts.
Sunday night at Bluesfest belonged to the best classic and new Canadian rock: Blue Rodeo, Arkells and The Glorious Sons.
Toronto photographer and Canadian Musician correspondent Mark Matusoff is on the ground in Ottawa for this year’s edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Here are photos and findings from Saturday, July 11th.
In the aftermath of a wild Friday night with Kanye West packing LeBreton Flats, Saturday afternoon initially saw a much smaller crowd which grew steadily through the day until headliner Iggy Azalea capped off another great day of music.
Toronto photographer and Canadian Musician correspondent Mark Matusoff is on the ground in Ottawa for this year’s edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Here are photos and findings from Mark’s first day at the fest.
There is only one Yeezus in the world, and last night he rolled into RBC Bluesfest as the Friday night headliner along with some other international acts that had Lebreton Flats in downtown Ottawa packed.
Earlier in the day, Vancouver pop-punk outfit Mariana’s Trench were a welcome surprise to the lineup in how energetic and fun they were to watch, even if you don’t listen to pop radio.
Hailing from Toronto, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Montreal, the artists who made the cut to perform at this year’s Honey Jam Showcase will be introduced at the official Honey Jam launch on Thursday, July 23rd, at 6 p.m. at the TD Tower on the 54th floor of 66 Wellington Street West.
Honey Jam, which is Canada’s longest-running all-female concert, is celebrating 20 years of providing networking, educational and showcasing opportunities for young artists.
Canadian Musician magazine has just announced the details for a learning and networking seminar for musicians looking for additional revenue streams. The seminar entitled, How to get Gigs that Pay Real Money, is geared towards artists at all levels. Whether seeking a highly-paid full-time performing career or wanting to subsidize creative musical efforts, this free seminar brings the information needed to the foreground.
For this edition of Canadian Musician contributor Jeff Gunn’s “A Conversation With…” series, he speaks with Mark Pellizzer, the guitarist of monster Canadian pop/reggae act (and recent CM cover artists) MAGIC!
Over the years, I’ve noticed that the best musicians I’ve met have consistently possessed two traits: humility and focus. Multi-instrumentalist Mark “Pelli” Pellizzer, whose talents are expressed as a guitarist, pianist, singer, songwriter, producer, and mixer, is no exception. A member of the massively successful group MAGIC!, he co-wrote “Rude,” which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard in the US and Canada (and the top 5 in many more countries) and has garnered 575,000,000-plus hits on YouTube. That accompanies the band’s two JUNO wins, two Billboard Award nominations, and an American Music Awards nomination.
To mark the launch of its brand new website, Music Books Plus is offering a chance to win $300 to spend MusicBooksPlus.com. Just enter the “Explore & Win” sweepstakes at www.musicbooksplus.com/sweepstakes.
The new Music Books Plus website features an extensive list of new titles, a clean and modern design, easy-to-navigate functionality, and a content-rich site experience. The Music Books Plus responsive website allows consumers to browse and shop from any desktop or mobile device and the e-commerce function enables customers to order quickly and easily.
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Known for its eclectic lineups that bring together legendary jazz staples and emerging, forward-thinking talent, this year’s festival features Beruit, Erykah Badu, Lucinda Williams, Joss Stone, Whitehorse, Hewy Lewis and The News, BadBadNotGood, Molly Johnson, Colin James, Steve Miller Band, Huey Lewis & The News, Adam Cohen, and many more. The programming spans free shows and indoor programming all across the Place de Arts in downtown Montreal.
Long & McQuade on Bloor Street in Toronto and Counterpoint Musical Services are presenting a free clinic by Mark Wood, member of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and international electric violinist, on Saturday, June 20th from 2-4 p.m.
Mark Wood has collaborated with and appeared alongside some of the biggest names in music such as Lenny Kravitz, Celine Dion, Kanye West, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, and Steven Tyler.