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Canadian Music Week 2018 Accepting Artist Showcase Applications

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

CMWCanadian Music Week is now accepting submissions for artist showcases for its 2018 edition, which will take place from May 7-13 in Toronto.

The application deadline is Jan. 7, 2018. Those who apply by Oct. 27, 2017 will receive an early bird fee of $40 and that goes up to $62 after that date. Showcase applications are being accepted via Sonicbids. Performing artists will also receive complimentary registration to CMW’s Music Summit 2018, as well as a two-year membership to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and reduced hotel rates.

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Honeymoon Suite ask for Fans’ Help Recovering Stolen Gear

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Friday, August 18th, 2017

slider-groupVia Facebook, Canadian classic rockers Honeymoon Suite are seeking fans’ help in recovering a van load of gear that was stolen in Fort Erie, ON on the evening of Aug. 15.

The band wrote on Facebook: 

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Version 2.0 of the Music Books Plus Mobile App Now Available!

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Woman hands with wall cell phone, mock up

Woman hands with wall cell phone, mock up

The Music Books Plus app has recently gone through some significant upgrades. The new Music Books Plus Mobile app is available for iOS and Android. It’s free to download, simple to use, and offers the same wide selection and fast service as www.musicbooksplus.com.

App customers can browse, order, and ship anywhere – easily and conveniently, no matter what type of device they shop from!  Search for Music Books Plus Mobile now, in Apple store and Google Play store.

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Canadian Musician @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2017, Day 3

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017
The Dirty Nil at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

The Dirty Nil at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Canadian Musician’s Samantha Everts & Mark Matusoff were on the ground for the 2017 edition of the WayHome Music & Arts festival, and we’re bringing you a slew of Mark’s shots from the third and final day of the fest, featuring Tegan & Sara, Daniel Caesar, The Dirty Nil & more.

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Canadian Musician @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2017, Day 2

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Death from Above at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Death from Above at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Canadian Musician‘s Samantha Everts & Mark Matusoff were on the ground for the 2017 edition of the WayHome Music & Arts festival, and we’re bringing you an extensive selection of Mark’s shots from Day 2 of the festival, featuring the likes of PUP, Jazz Cartier, Death from Above, and more. Enjoy!

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Canadian Musician @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2017, Day 1

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Cage the Elephant at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Cage the Elephant at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Canadian Musician‘s Samantha Everts & Mark Matusoff were on the ground for the 2017 edition of the WayHome Music & Arts festival, and we’ve got some extensive photo libraries and set reviews from all three days. Here’s the rundown for Day 1:

WayHome descended upon Oro-Medonte, ON, from July 28-30 and despite a great three days of music with a diverse lineup, the crowd for this year’s edition of the three-year old festival was thinner than expected. From 40,000 last year to some estimates of 15,000, festivalgoers were nonetheless joyous as the sun was bright for the mostly EDM-indie-alternative lineup of 70 artists spread across three stages.

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SOCAN Foundation & SiriusXM Launch Inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

SOCANfoundation_YSAs_Graphic_EN_SizedFrom SOCAN:

The SOCAN Foundation and SiriusXM Canada have collaborated to create and launch the inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards, which will benefit and celebrate Young Canadian Songwriters.

This partnership establishes a national talent competition of popular music songwriters aged 21 or under. Five $5,000 (CDN) prizes will be awarded to the winners, and applicants will be reviewed by a jury of songwriters and music industry professionals. To be eligible, applicants must be 21 years of age or younger at the award’s submission deadline, be the original creator of the submission entered into the competition, and be or become a member of SOCAN and register their song with SOCAN.

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MusicOntario & CMI Offering Intensive 2-Day Workshop for Indigenous Performers & Music Professionals

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

six nations music ontarioMusicOntario and Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) are hosting an edition of CMI’s Artist Entrepreneur Bootcamp (AEB) program exclusively for artists and music industry entrepreneurs with First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry, as part of MusicOntario’s Community Connects program.

The two-day workshop, taking place at Thru the RedDoor Studios at Six Nations, is a condensed version of CMI’s eight-week Artist Entrepreneur program, which provides professional development, resources, information, one-one-one and ongoing mentorship to new and emerging artists/professionals looking to build sustainable, thriving careers in the music industry.

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Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn Dies at 72

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

GoldySteppenwolf keyboardist and founding member Goldy McJohn, born John Goadsby, passed away on Tuesday, August 1st due to a heart attack. He was 72.

As iHeartRadio reports, McJohn was a classically trained pianist and early adopter of the Hammond organ in rock music. He was also a member of Canadian R&B band the Mynah Birds in the mid-’60s and went on to co-found Steppenwolf with vocalist John Kay. The group mad major hits with 1968’s “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride.”

A funeral will take place next Friday in Washington state, where McJohn lived with wife Sonja.

Behind the Scenes @ WayHome and Boots & Hearts with VER

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Jazz Cartier at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Jazz Cartier at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Canadian Musician‘s Samantha Everts & Mark Matusoff were on the ground for the 2017 edition of the WayHome Music & Arts festival, and we’ve got plenty of great photos and coverage coming your way. In the meantime, we connected with Erik Paquette of VER, the company that supplies the production technologies for WayHome and the upcoming Boots & Hearts country-focused festival, to find out what goes on behind the scenes to deliver these special events to tens of thousands of fans.

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