CANADIAN ARTISTS! YOUR BIG BREAK IS A VIDEO AWAY!

Big-Break-300x164 ENTERTAINMENT ONE & BEGIN AGAIN GIVE CANADIAN MUSICIANS THEIR BIG BREAK 

WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A MUSICAL RECORDING SESSION AND A SHOT AT A 

DISTRIBUTION DEAL WORTH UP TO $10,000.

 

TORONTO – JUNE 17 2014 – Entertainment One (eOne) and Begin Again are on the search for Canada’s top undiscovered music talent! Just steps away from their Big Break, Canadian singers and bands can upload their original works to a new YouTube contest (www.youtube.com/beginagainmovie) to be entered for a chance to win a musical recording session at Metalworks Studios and a Digital Distribution opportunity from eOne Music, the #1 independent music distributor in North America, worth up to $10,000!

Contestants must rally their friends, fans and followers to vote for their original work to avoid elimination. Only the top four artists make it through to the final round.  Canadian Recording Artist and Winner of Canadian Idol Eva Avila is joined by Eric Alper (Director of Media Relations at eOne Music and Host of ThatEricAlper’s Show on SiriusXM), Nathan Quinn (A&R and Label Acquisitions at eOne Music) and Kevin Dietz of Metalworks Studios in judging the four finalists and selecting the winning song.

image_242471_4“This inspiring film is set in NYC, and in a lot of ways, YouTube has the same huge caliber of undiscovered talent. Musicians can approach this like an open mic opportunity and do an original song to get heard by hundreds of thousands of music lovers,” explains Kai Exos, Creative Director at SPOKE and musician in his own right.

Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. 

“eOne Music Canada’s mission is to discover Canada’s next big star and showcase their stunning talent to listeners here, and around the world,” says Eric Alper, Director of Media Relations for eOne Music Canada. “We’re thrilled to be part of the Begin Again YouTube contest, so get your best song ready!”

The campaign, developed by creative agency, SPOKE, lives on YouTube and is powered by a custom YouTube contesting engine. The launch is supported by a heavy Social Media buy on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter as well as in-store POS at HMV, that forms part of eOne’s broader wide-release Media campaign, which also includes broadcast, digital, social, print, radio and Out of Home.

eOne opens Begin Again in theatres across Canada on July 11.

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BUFFY SAINTE – MARIE LIVE @ YONGE DUNDAS SQUARE: FEATURE PHOTO EDITORIAL

BUFFY SAINTE – MARIE

LIVE @ YDS

By: Fridae Mattas

Last week I had the chance to see Canadian Aboriginal legend Buffy Sainte – Marie rock the stage for free and the crowd at Yonge – Dundas Square in the beautiful city of  Toronto was enjoying every minute. She was incredible to watch, I hope when I am her age, I look and sing that good! Major thanks to the amazing folks over at Planet 3 and Fridae TV photographer Dipan for taking most of these awesome shots!

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FREE BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE SHOW @ YDS JULY 18TH!

THUNDERBIRD CENTRE PRESENTS

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE: LIVE IN CONCERT

WITH

DJ BEAR WITNESS

Wednesday July 18, 7:30 p.m., Yonge-Dundas Square

www.thunderbirdcentre.ca

The Thunderbird Aboriginal Arts, Culture and Entrepreneur Centre in association with bullDUKE Productions is proud to present Canadian icon Buffy Sainte-Marie: Live in Concert on Wednesday, July 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Buffy will be performing a FREE live show at Yonge-Dundas Square which will be the first time she performs a free show to a Toronto audience! To start off the evening, DJ Bear Witness, co-founder of A Tribe Called Red, will be spinning a live set between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.