The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is a touring network of 100+ presenting organizations in the four Atlantic Provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). The membership is made up of soft seat theatres, volunteer community presenters, arts councils and festivals. Its mission is to enable its members to enhance, promote and facilitate diverse, quality live performances in their communities.
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Samantha Everts & photographer Mark Matusoff braved the intense heat for Day 2 of WayHome 2016, which happened July 22-24 in Oro-Medonte, ON. Here’s the recap:
Rolling into a music festival exhausted from lack of sleep and covered with dirt and smears of yesterday’s makeup didn’t hold anyone back from returning for the second day of WayHome. With Arcade Fire at the top of everyone’s list, another heat warning was issued for the residents of Barrie, ON, informing everyone to stay inside and away from direct sunlight as much as possible. Clearly the Weather Network folks weren’t getting through to the Wayhomies, as even more people filled the festival fields for Day 2.
Once again, Samantha Everts & photographer Mark Matusoff slid into summer festival mode to bring you a recap of WayHome 2016, which happened July 22-24 in Oro-Medonte, ON.
About 35,000 music fans descended upon Burl’s Creek event grounds braving extreme heat for the second-ever WayHome Music Festival this past weekend in Oro-Medonte (just outside of Barrie, ON). Headliners for the three-day fest included LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and The Killers, with four stages hosting a total of 72 emerging and established acts.
First, there is a job opening on the resident show KÀ, which is presented in Las Vegas, for a signer (mezzo-soprano/alto or tenor) who also is a cello player. Candidates must fulfill the following requirements in order to be considered: Voice: Mezzo-soprano/alto or Tenor – A warm, colourful voice with depth and a wide range, breathy or not; Cello: dexterous playing, good bow technique, high level of interpretation in pop and classical styles; Style: pop-rock; Age: 18 or older.
For more information about the position and/or to apply, GO HERE.
The second job opening is more a multi-instrumentalist (keyboard/saxophone/guitar player) for the Big Top touring show Kooza. This is a contract position covering the show’s Australian run from October 2016 to December 2017.
From the Toronto Star
Musician and performer who worked with Tom Cochrane, Bonnie Raitt and on his own will have cancerous larynx removed.
By Paul Hunter
John Cody knows precisely when he’ll say his last words.
The dilemma is whether to be humorous or profound. The finality of the moment might define him so he’s leaning towards funny.
“When you know you’re going to die, you can control what your last words are,” he says. “This is sort of like that.”
On Monday, Cody will be silenced. A surgeon will remove his cancerous larynx — his voice box.
Cody is a professional musician and performer; a singer mostly. So the doctor might as well be cutting out his heart.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals, held annually in Austin, TX, is are now accepting programming proposals for the 2017 event with the launch of the PanelPicker, an online tool that allows the SXSW community to have a voice in programming conference activities through an open proposal and voting process. Also, SXSW is now accepting musician/band showcase submissions until Oct. 21, 2016.
SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. The 2016 Conference featured more than 2,000 sessions including keynotes by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, plus dozens of visionaries at the forefront of their industries to more than 87,000 participants. SXSW 2017 takes place March 10 – 19, 2017 in Austin, TX.
Canadian Musician surveyed musicians across the country to find out their experiences and opinions regarding pay-to-play gigs. Here are the results…
This article is from Digital Music News
By Paul Resnikoff
Did the Lumineers just solve the cellphone problem?
At almost every show these days, there are fans lifting phones in the air, sometimes to record an entire set. But even if the band totally hates it, they usually let it ride, simply because they don’t want to piss off the very people who are supporting their livelihood.
This holiday weekend Music Books Plus wants to help you celebrate. So, it’s having a Holiday Weekend Sale. From today, June 29, 2016 until midnight on July 5th, 2016 – you can SAVE 15% off everything in the store.
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