Country artists in Alberta can now submit applications for the inaugural Project WILD professional development program, which is designed to educate, promote, develop, and launch the careers of some of up-and-coming country and roots artists from Alberta. Project WILD has been held previous under the Peak Performance Project Alberta banner. The deadline for applications is May 4, 2016. Top 12 artists will be awarded a $5,000 Development award and will all get to participate in an intense music and industry bootcamp where, organizers say, “they will be pushed to the very limit of what they can achieve as artists.”
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Casino Nova Scotia announced today that it will select an Artist in Residence for the third year in a row. The $20,000 program will provide a local emerging musician or group with financial and professional support through Casino Nova Scotia and partners Music Nova Scotia as well as opportunities to develop their career through performance opportunities.
The website Music Biz Finance has published the following article to inform artists about their taxes as the deadline approaches for the 2015 tax year. This article was also republished at FYI Music News.
By Sam Arraj
When it comes to personal finances, some artists are very creative. For instance, an artist once told me that to record a video for her song, she rented out her couch and worked 12-hour shifts for few months to save enough to make the video. While they are creative in some aspects, many still make expensive mistakes relating to income taxes. Since the personal tax season is here, let’s review some common mistakes that artists and musicians should avoid:
Next up in Canadian Musician’s series of free monthly industry webinar will be Can You Manage? – How & When A Manager Can Help Your Career with Pipe & Hat’s Tim Jones, who manages the likes of Attica Riots, The Revival, and Sc Mira. This free webinar will take on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. ET.
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Musicians have to do more than ever before to build their careers and find sustainable success. Having an experienced manager on your team can take a lot of work off of your plate and help push you to new professional heights. But at what point do you actually need a manager? How exactly can a manager help you? What does a manager expect from you to create a mutually beneficial partnership? Join Jones and Canadian Musician Editor Andrew King for those answers and much more.
Mediabase, a music industry subscription service that monitors radio airplay in the U.S. and Canada, and song-identification app Shazam have announced a partnership that will see Shazam release a weekly chart of the top “Shazam-ed” songs in the U.S. and Canada and other data on the Mediabase site every Monday. It is the first time such data is being made available in either country.
The Canadian weekly Shazam chart will include the top 30 songs from 10 Canadian markets.
Mediabase President & CEO Philippe Generali said, “We are excited to be able to provide Shazam data on a weekly basis for our radio and music industry clients. This has been one of the most requested features our subscribers have been asking for and we’re elated to be able to deliver this data is an accessible and timely manner.”
Whether you’re a music publisher or want to become one, or you’re a songwriter or composer wanting to learn about the music publishing world, you can now register for one of a series of training sessions presented by Professional Music Publishers’ Association (PMPA, or APEM in French) – and organization whose goal is to ensure that music publishing is done in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and best practices.
Canadian Musician is thrilled to be hosting the exclusive premiere of Nudie’s latest track, “That’s All That I’ve Got.”
The song showcases the PEI-based songsmith’s trademark take on twangy classic country and is featured on his upcoming full-length release, Everything’s Different In The Night, due out April 22, 2016.
Kulawicks’ Art Gallery Expands True North Brand For Artists
By Nick Krewen
True North is stretching its wings again – this time into the world of fine art.
Actually, musician-created art, to be exact: On Good Friday, label proprietors Geoff and Brooke Kulawick officially opened the doors of the True North Gallery – The Music Gallery of Fine Art, displaying over 100 originals and rarities from the likes of Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joseph Arthur, Patti Smith, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Beatles’ Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, Andy Warhol and such local artisans as Murray McLauchlan, Kurt Swinghammer, Martin Tielli, Mendelson Joe, Marc Jordan and many, many others.
Until March 30th, Canadian Music Week is accepting nominations for the first annual Live Music Industry Awards, which will be handed out at an awards gala at CMW on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with the International Festival Network (IFN) and Music Canada Live, the trade association for the live music sector, the Live Music Industry Awards will expected to be the highlight event of CMW’s Live Music Summit.