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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CANADIAN ARTISTS – Globalize Your Musical Reach with TUNECORE For $4.99!

TuneCore Announces New $4.99 a Month Album Distribution Pricing.

(Jan. 17, 2012) – TuneCore, the world’s largest music distribution company, has announced a new pricing option. Albums can now be distributed to iTunes, Spotify, AmazonMP3 and all other digital stores and services TuneCore works with for a flat CDN$4.99 a month. 

This flat fee is a monthly recurring charge and can be canceled at any time. This is in addition to the existing pricing of CDN$49.99 a year per album and CDN$9.99 a year for a single release.

TuneCore launched its music industry changing flat fee, keep all your rights, get 100% of the revenues global music distribution service in Canada on Jan. 10, 2012.

Using TuneCore’s new Canadian site (www.tunecore.ca), all Canadian artists can get their music to fans worldwide via distribution into numerous digital stores and services. The Canadian site is available exclusively to Canadian artists.

www.tunecore.ca

About TuneCore:

TuneCore is the largest distributor and has one of the highest revenue-generating music catalogs in the world: In the past two years TuneCore Artists have sold over 500 million units and generated over $250 million dollars in gross music sales and songwriter revenue. 

TuneCore is a low, flat fee service that distributes music to iTunes, Spotify, eMusic, AmazonMP3, Nokia and many other major download and streaming sites while taking no rights and no revenue from the sale of the music. Artists are building careers, selling significant volumes of music and generating revenue through TuneCore. Since its launch in 2006, TuneCore has more than 700,000 account holders, including Grammy winners and unsigned artists alike.  TuneCore artists include Drake, Beck, Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Public Enemy, Nine Inch Nails, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Westerberg, The Civil Wars, Willie Nelson, They Might Be Giants, Donna Summer, MGM Studios, Warren G, Bjork, Moby, High School Musical cast members, Girl Talk, Brian Eno, Starbucks and hundreds of thousands more.

DISTRIBUTION GIANT TUNECORE, COMES TO CANADA!

TuneCore Expands into Canada: Canadian Artists Gain Global Access to iTunes and Many More Services

Brooklyn, NY (Jan. 10, 2012) – Today TuneCore launched its industry changing flat fee, keep all your rights, get 100% of the revenues global music distribution service in Canada.

Using TuneCore’s new Canadian site (www.tunecore.ca), all Canadian artists can get their music to fans worldwide via distribution into iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more. The Canadian site, which is available exclusively to Canadian artists, is priced in domestic currency and features no currency conversion on domestic sales.

TuneCore is now the world’s largest music distributor, placing more music into iTunes and other global music services in one month than Sony, Universal, Warner and EMI combined in a year.

TuneCore Artists include legends such as Aretha Franklin, Nine Inch Nails, Jay Z, Joan Jett, Beck, Cheap Trick, Moby, Frank Zappa, and newer and emerging artists like Blood On The Dance Floor, Girl Talk, Drake, Boyce Avenue and many more.

These and other TuneCore Artists represent over 60 percent of all new, non-“catalogue” music sales in the US. Their annual gross revenue in music sales has grown from $7 million in 2007 to over $100 million in 2011.

Access to the World

With TuneCore, getting music on digital download and streaming sites worldwide is easy and inexpensive. Artists simply upload their music and art to www.tunecore.ca, pick their stores and pay an annual flat fee of CDN$9.99 per single. For albums, they can choose to pay CDN$49.99 annually or CDN$4.99 a month.

“There has never been a record label where an artist can make 70 cents per track sold,” says Juno award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter and actress Melanie Doane. “Tunecore has enabled me to sell my music in Canada and international markets while retaining 100% of my rights and royalties.”

Canadian and International Artists Using TuneCore

Hundreds of Canadian artists already use TuneCore, either via the U.S. site or the new Canadian site. In addition to Melanie Doane, they include Drake (distributed the single “Best I Ever Had” through TuneCore), Barenaked Ladies, Martha Wainwright, Joel Plaskett, Kate & Anna McGarrigle and David Usher (of Moist).

Worldwide, TuneCore has more than 700,000 account holders, including Grammy winning artists, record labels and others.

“As an artist on independent label Sounds+Sights, we love the freedom that TuneCore gives us to sell our music around the world with minimal overhead,” says Canadian guitarist Parker Lauzon, a member of alternative rock band Evans Blue.

  • New model allows all artists global distribution into iTunes, Spotify and more while keeping all their rights and getting 100% of the revenues paid from sales of their music
  • 2011 digital music sales topped physical sales in the US; TuneCore Artists represent over 60% of all new artist sales in the US, selling over half a billion songs and earning over US$250,000,000 in 3.5 years
  • TuneCore is now the world’s largest music distribution company

FRIDAE TV’S JUNE TOP 10 2011 CHART

Photography By: Mikey Sin for FridaeTV

Yes it’s July!  I hope everyone in Canada and The United States is having a wonderfully safe holiday weekend. The top of June’s chart is dominated by the Ladies! What can I say, we Females totally rock! Boys just can’t live without us, Gay or Straight.

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FRIDAE TV’S JUNE 2011 TOP 10 CHART

1.  DILEMMA – KELLY ROWLAND LIVE @ TORONTO PRIDE 2009
2.   GIRLICIOUS – MANIAC (NEW SINGLE) LIVE @ PRIDE TORONTO 2010
3.   BOYZ II MEN – ON BENDED KNEE LIVE @ THE KOOLHAUS
4.  MY DARKEST DAYS – COME UNDONE LIVE @ THE RIVOLI – NXNE 09′
5.   METAL ON METAL – ANVIL LIVE @ THE INDIES! – CMW 2009
6.   ART OF DYING – DIE TRYING LIVE @ THE TATTOO
7.   BITTER TASTE – THREE DAYS GRACE LIVE @ THE DIRECT ENERGY CENTRE
8.   DENIAL WAITS – ASHES DIVIDE LIVE @ EDGEFEST TORONTO
9.   ROLLIN’ – STATE OF SHOCK LIVE @ THE TATTOO ROCK PARLOUR
10. MARY ROSE OBSESSION – WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND (COVER)

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ANVIL RISES; FRIDAE TV MAY TOP 10 CHART

Here we are! Another month passed by and it’s time to see what the people are watching on FridaeTV!

May was an exceptionally diverse month of music video watching, we have a new #1! With an increased mix of artists and genres in the chart, it shows how different people are around the world  but also have common tastes, exactly how I wanted this publication to be. FridaeTV is a fusion of everything that should be heard and seen!

No strangers to the top of the FridaeTV chart’s they have managed to climb to position #1 booting the Kittens of Girlicious from the throne and deking out the triple Norwood attack of Three Days Grace, My Darkest Days and Art Of Dying! Perhaps its because Anvil has been on tour for the whole month but that’s not true because every continent in the world watches this one. Congrats to Anvil for reaching the top of my charts once again! Honorable mention goes out to Boyz II Men for leaping onto the charts so fast I just put the videos up Sunday and guaranteed this won’t be the last we hear of the legendary vocal group!

Who will be #1 next month only you can decide that by watching all your favorite videos on FridaeTV!!

xoxo ~ Fridae

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FRIDAE TV MAY 2011 TOP 10 CHART

  1. METAL ON METAL – ANVIL LIVE @ THE INDIES! – CMW 2009
  2. MY DARKEST DAYS – COME UNDONE LIVE @ THE RIVOLI – NXNE 09′
  3. BITTER TASTE – THREE DAYS GRACE LIVE @ THE DIRECT ENERGY CENTRE
  4. GIRLICIOUS – MANIAC (NEW SINGLE) LIVE @ SPLASH BASH PRIDE TORONTO 2010
  5. BOYZ II MEN – INTRO / THANK YOU / MOTOWN / MUZAK LIVE @ KOOLHAUS
  6. DILEMMA – KELLY ROWLAND LIVE @ TORONTO PRIDE 2009
  7. JUSTIN NOZUKA INTERVIEW / PERFORMANCE LIVE @ CANADA ROCKS 4 JAPAN 2011
  8. CITY AND COLOUR – LIKE KNIVES LIVE @ THE CANADIAN MUSIC CAFE
  9. ART OF DYING – DIE TRYING LIVE @ THE TATTOO
  10. iLL SCARLETT – SET IT ON FIRE (NEWB) LIVE @ THE TORONTO FREEDOM FESTIVAL

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LEGENDS BOYZ II MEN LIVE IN TORONTO NEXT FRIDAY!! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

It’s TRUE!!

Legendary Grammy award winning R&B group BOYZ II MEN is performing in Toronto!

NEXT FRIDAY!!

Don’t miss your chance to catch the SoulFathers in action!


BMWPROMO.com presents BOYZ II MEN

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FRIDAY MAY 27TH 2011

@ The KoolHaus

132 Queen’s Quay E., Toronto, ON M5A 3Y5

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Boyz II Men were formed in 1988 at Philadelphia’s High School of the Creative and Performing Arts. What does the best-selling R&B group of all time do to follow up the worldwide success of their Grammy-nominated album, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA?

What comes next for a four-time Grammy-winning act that is a global concert attraction, that has sold over 60 million recordings, and that will begin its 20th anniversary celebration in 2010?

For Boyz II Men, the answer can be summed up in a single word: Love.

Love: The new album by Boyz II Men, released November 23, 2009 on Decca.

Love: A collection of timeless songs from the heart, one that spans multiple genres and generations.

Working once again with Motown producer Randy Jackson, Boyz II Men (Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman) bring their distinctive individual voices and peerless harmonies to bear on songs made famous by Bonnie Raitt, The Manhattans, Journey, The Spinners, Sam Cooke, the Beatles, and Cyndi Lauper. Boyz II Men weave these diverse selections together into an album-length symphony, one that flows seamlessly from an impassioned “I Can’t Make You Love Me” through the shimmering a cappella sound of “Time After Time” to “When I Fall In Love,” a beautiful reworking of a great American standard featuring Boyz II Men’s special guest Michael Bublé.

Love is the successor to Boyz II Men’s Decca label debut, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (Decca/Universal), released November 13, 2007. This collection of Detroit soul classics took the international music scene by storm to a degree that surprised even the group members. Motown rose to No. 27 on the Billboard Top 200 and to No. 6 on the trade’s R&B Albums chart; proportionately, sales in Europe and other territories were even stronger than in the U.S. The album earned two Grammy Award nomina¬tions, for “Best R&B Album” and “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals” (for the Stevie Wonder cover “Ribbons In The Sky”) and sparked the release of Boyz II Men’s first full-length live concert DVD, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA – Live (Decca/Universal, released 12/9/07).

“The success of Motown definitely upped our visibility insofar as being able to tour more, in bigger venues, in more cities and more countries,” says Shawn Stockman. “We were already an international touring company” – in a typical 12-month period, Boyz II Men performs 150-200 concerts around the world – “but Motown helped extend our reach even further.”


“The beautiful thing was that we already had shows booked in Europe and Japan, as we’ve done almost every year for many years,” Wanya Morris explains. “But performing the Motown songs was the best album promotion we could have done. And we felt the same effect back in the States as we did overseas, even in places like Billings, Montana and Salt Lake City, Utah.

“The excitement that built up as we went along through 2008 was reminiscent of the old days. The audience doesn’t forget, necessarily, but the audience sometimes needs to be reminded.”

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NXNE 2011 3 SHOWS ON SALE BEFORE THE LINE UP DROPS!!

NXNE PRESENTS:

DEERHOOF, THE DODOS,

BOUNCING SOULS, HOT WATER MUSIC

AND MORE

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE), Canada’s #1 festival destination for music fans, is thrilled to announce three stellar concerts before the full festival line-up is revealed this spring. DEERHOOF, DODOS, BOUNCING SOULS, ANTI-FLAG, THE FLATLINERS and TURBOGEIST will rock The Phoenix Concert Theatre while HOT WATER MUSIC, A WILHELM SCREAM, MOCKINGBIRD WISH ME LUCK, and SHARKS will hit the Opera House stage as a bonus part of the 2011 edition of NXNE, taking place in Toronto from June 13-19.


NXNE PRESENTS– TICKETS ON SALE NOW


Thursday, June 16 – The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne Street, Doors 7pm, $20

Deerhoof, The Dodos, plus guests

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/NXNE-Deerhoof-Dodos

Friday, June 17 – The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne Street, Doors 6:00pm, $20

All Ages/Licensed

Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, The Flatliners and Turbogeist

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/NXNE-BouncingSouls


Saturday, June 18 – The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East, Doors 5pm, $22.50

All Ages/Licensed

Hot Water Music, A Wilhelm Scream, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, and Sharks

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/NXNE-HotWaterMusic

Fans can ensure a spot by purchasing tickets online.

A limited number of NXNE pass holders can join a rush line the day of each concert for free admission. Festival passes and wristbands can be purchased at www.nxne.com/tickets.

The complete NXNE Music, Film, and Interactive programs will be announced spring 2011.

NXNE alumni include Iggy and The Stooges, Feist, Kid Cudi, X, Les Savy Fav, GZA, Sufjan Stevens, Matt and Kim, No Age, Black Lips, Cold Cave, Best Coast, Wavves, Thee Oh Sees, Dinosaur Jr., Warpaint, Japandroids, Big Freedia, Diamond Rings, The Soft Pack, Zola Jesus, HEALTH, Kid Sister, The Raveonettes, Broken Social Scene, Mudhoney and thousands more.

17 Years, 650 Bands, 50 Stages, 40 Films, 75 Interactive Sessions, 7 Days.

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MARIINSKY (KIROV’S) SWAN LAKE ILLUMINATES THE SONY CENTRE

 

MARIINSKY (KIROV) Ballet  Company Presents

SWAN LAKE

Live @

The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Toronto – REVIEW

By: Fridae Mattas

On Tuesday March 1st 2011 in Toronto it was opening night at The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts for the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet’s version of Swan Lake with the Winnipeg Symphony orchestra playing the one and only Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to accompany the dancers. After all, you can’t change the music Tchaikovsky composed specifically for this ballet. My obsession with Ballet goes way back, as a child I always wanted to be a Singer, an Actress, a Doctor or a Ballerina. It is not uncommon for a little girl to want to be a Ballerina or any of the other career choices above. Ballerinas are appealing because they are so elegant, graceful and fluid. It always is utterly breathtaking to watch how a Ballerina tells a story through her movements and this group of Dancers did just that. I took Ballet when I was younger and still take a few drop-in classes but I could never be a professional dancer that is serious dedication and my passion is singing but I will always love Ballet! When I received the invitation to this Ballet I immediately lit up with excitement and started doing pirouettes and split leaps, I had to see Swan Lake! What makes Kirov’s Swan Lake special is the fact this Ballet Company is the real deal. Mariinsky is known to be instrumental in the development of Russian Choreographic Art with first showings at the St. Petersburg Bolshoi (Stone) Theater back in 1783. The Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet of The Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg, Russia has presented thousands of Ballet’s and Opera’s since 1885 on the Mariinsky Theater’s stage in Russia. The Mariinsky version of Swan Lake was choreographed in 1950 by former star dancer Konstantin Sergeyev (1910-1992) who became artistic director in 1951. The choreography that was originally by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1895 is still incorporated in today’s performances and credited for the specific scenes the choreography is used in. This Ballet has been performed by every existing Ballet company out there and they all throw in their own individual twists to the story, most recently the third act of the Ballet is portrayed in the Academy Award winning film known as “Black Swan”. The story is of Prince Siegfried (Vladimir Schklyarov) who falls in love with the Swan Queen Odette (Viktoria Tereshkina), who is under the spell of an evil sorcerer Rothbart (Konstantin Zverev). Odette and the other swan maidens can’t become human until Odette finds her true faithful love to break the spell, however they can take human form at night. I missed the first half of act one so I didn’t see the grand entrance but a few minutes after we sat in our temporary seats the Prince dropped his cup, he tried picking it up yet couldn’t seem to hold onto it. That was the only slip we noticed from Schklyarov (Prince Siegfried) a minor flaw my younger sister actually pointed out and we were at the back of the theater at the time. There were moments during a few of the Prince’s Birthday Ball scenes where the timing was off with the group looking a little clustered and confused not as distinctive as the lines should have been. Ballerina Down! Ballerina Down! In the second act one of the swan maidens fell and ran off the stage, she should have just got back up and went on with the show unless she was ill or injured. The costumes and set were amazing, they looked really pretty when all of them were leaping together and in different directions. They even added eight black swan maidens to the mix in the third act it may have been the fourth I honestly cannot remember. I wish Odette’s costume was a little more distinct maybe a few more sparkles because from the back of the Sony Centre it was hard to tell who she was when she danced together with the swan maidens but closer up obviously it was a no brainer. The minute Viktoria Tereshkina (Odette/Odile) hit the stage it was like magic, she floated over with her long muscular legs not at all extremely frail as many of the other female dancers looked. She danced with strength and elegance, at times my eyes were watering; I was getting emotional because her dancing was incredible. She was extremely poignant encapsulating every step faultlessly to the music with flawless transitions. Her extensions and arabesques were clean and controlled Tereshkina is majestically angelic as Odette the ‘White Swan’ evoking the true beauty and spirit of a Swan Queen. The evil twin Odile (The Black Swan) makes her appearance with her father the evil Rothbart in the third act where the famous Pas Des Deux takes place. The Prince is tricked into thinking Odile is Odette and that basically ruined the chance for the Swans to be human again. Viktoria Tereshkina danced the part of Odile with attitude, seduction and passion attacking those prominent 32 Fouette rond de jambe en tournant’s with fierce fervor delivering what every young ballerina hopes to achieve. This scene was very well done, the effects of Odette projected in the background during the moment when the Prince gave his devotion to Odile and Odette was fated to be under Rothbart’s spell forever, enhanced the story making you feel like you were a part of all the drama. Another set detail I noticed that was quite interesting was the electronic Swans that ran on a conveyor belt like they were floating along on a lake, those were too cute. The Prince (Vladimir Schklyarov) did well, he dance with zeal throughout the entire performance and held tightly as he spun and lifted Tereshkina. Honorable mention goes to The Jester Grigory Popov who was absolutely spectacular with his genuinely energetic leaps, pirouettes and fouette’s, he was giving the Prince some serious competition. This version of Swan Lake ended with the Prince begging Odette for forgiveness trying to convince her that he indeed wholeheartedly loved her and not Odile hoping he could reverse the spell. Of course Rothbart pops in for a quick dance off but the Prince wins and rips off one of Rothbarts wings to show that he is victorious breaking the spell. The crowd gave the performance a standing ovation, the kids who came were awake after this four act ballet (Two and a half hours) and that means it was good enough to keep them and us interested. The Mariinsky Kirov Ballet Company put on an emotionally charged electrifying performance, I would watch it over again all week if I could actually, every day if possible but I would end up jumping on stage wanting to join and they would probably ban me! Only a few performances left Toronto, this ballet is a must see! You will not be disappointed and that is a guaranteed promise, although you may get a different cast of Dancers (The dancers who performed opening night will be closing the run on March 6th) it is still worth the experience, Mariinsky (Kirov’s) Swan Lake is Fridae approved!

For tickets call 416-870-8000, click or go to the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts website. A monstrous thank you goes out to the lovely people at Flip Publicity & Promotions Inc and KL Strategic Communications.

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