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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.

THE 2012 CRMA NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS

 

TORONTO – January 12, 2012 – The Canadian Radio Music Awards is pleased to announce the nominations for the 15th Annual edition. The awards, celebrating first-time top charting Canadian artists, will honour nominees across eight distinct categories during a gala luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Friday, March 23, 2012, 12:30pm. Hosted by radio personality Jay “Mad Dog” Michaels, the CRMAs will feature performances by nominees Alyssa Reid, Dragonette, Fefe Dobson, Kira Isabella, Neverest, Raghav and The Sheepdogs.

Alyssa Reid and Martin Solveig & Dragonette lead this year’s nominations with 5 nods apiece including SOCAN Song of the Year for their respective titles “Alone Again” and  “Hello”. Other multiple nominations include: Kristina Maria (3), Neverest (2), Raghav (2), and Fefe Dobson (2). The complete list of nominees is printed below.

This year’s music categories include: Mainstream AC, Hot AC, Rock, CHR, Dance/Urban/Rhythmic, and Country. Nominees comprise artists who have hit the Canadian charts for the first time and who have achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio “spins”, as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2011. Votes cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities determine the winners.

 

Again this year, the CRMA Fans’ Choice Award will be presented. Radio listeners from across the country can vote online for their favourite radio artist at www.cmw.net.

Two additional non-voting awards will also be presented at this year’s ceremony: the FACTOR Breakthrough Award for top airplay for a new FACTOR supported artist; and the Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay.

And the nominees are…

 

ROCK

BLEEKER RIDGE – SMALL TOWN DEAD

JONAS & THE MASSIVE ATTRACTION – BIG SLICE

THE REASON – THE LONGEST HIGHWAY HOME

THE SHEEPDOGS – I DON’T KNOW

USS – N/A OK

 

CHR

ALYSSA REID – ALONE AGAIN

ANJULIE – BRAND NEW CHICK

MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE – HELLO

RAGHAV – FIRE

THESE KIDS WEAR CROWNS – JUMPSTART

 

DANCE/URBAN/RHYTHMIC

DEADMAU5 – SOFI NEEDS A LADDER

KRISTINA MARIA – LET’S PLAY

MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE – HELLO

MIA MARTINA – LATIN MOON

SUNLOVERZ FEAT. ROSETTE – FIRE

 

HOT AC

ALYSSA REID – ALONE AGAIN

KRISTINA MARIA – LET’S PLAY

MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE – HELLO

NEVEREST – ABOUT US

RAGHAV – FIRE

 

MAINSTREAM AC

ALYSSA REID – ALONE AGAIN

JESSE LABELLE – EASIER

JUSTIN NOZUKA – HEARTLESS

MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE – HELLO

NEVEREST – ABOUT US

 

COUNTRY

GOMIE – EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT

KIRA ISABELLA – LOVE ME LIKE THAT

MARLEE SCOTT – BEAUTIFUL MAYBE

RYAN LAIRD – I’M YOUR MAN

THE STELLAS – PERFECT

 

FANS CHOICE

ALYSSA REID – ALONE AGAIN

FEFE DOBSON – STUTTERING

HEDLEY – INVINCIBLE

JRDN – LIKE MAGIC

SHAWN DESMAN – ELECTRIC

 

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR

ALONE AGAIN

Songwriters: Alyssa Reid / Jamie Appleby / Raynford Humphrey / Thomas Kelly / Billy Steinberg Recorded by: Alyssa Reid

 

HELLO

Songwriters: Martin Solveig / Martina Sorbara

Recorded by: Martin Solveig & Dragonette

 

JET LAG

Songwriters: Pierre Bouvier / Chuck Comeau / Beatrice Martin / Ryan Petersen / Nolan Sipe

Recorded by: Simple Plan

 

LET’S PLAY

Songwriters: Kristina Maria / Negin Djafari / Kristian Lundin

Recorded by: Kristina Maria

 

STUTTERING

Songwriters: Fefe Dobson / Claude Kelly / Michael Mentore / Jonathan Rotem

Recorded by: Fefe Dobson

Tickets for the Canadian Radio Music Awards luncheon are available for purchase at www.cmw.net.


About Slacker Canadian Music Week

Celebrating 30 years, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries.  Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.  For more information, visit www.cmw.net.

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

DEADMAU5 ON LOCK FOR THE 2012 JUNO’S!

FIRST PERFORMER TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS,
SHARES THE MOST GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS BY A CANADIAN WITH DRAKE
Ultra Records Canada in its 2ND year of fruition achieves a landmark year of success, ranking #6 Mediabase Top 40 Label Chart Share (#9 Overall) with artists, Deadmau5, Benny Benassi, Alexandra Stan, Edward Maya & Mia Martina, Calvin Harris, Wolfgang Gartner and Mischa Daniels.

One of Canada’s leading 54th Grammy Award nominated artistdeadmau5 is the first performer to be announced for the 2012 JUNO Awards in Ottawa. The announcement made by CTV’s eTalk on December 13, comes near the end of a busy year for deadmau5 that began with his LIVE@MUCH performance for the first nationally televised electronic concert in Canada. Followed by an acceptance at the 2011 JUNO Awards to receive his fourth consecutive award for his single “Sofi Needs A Ladder”. The single recently attained Gold sales status and is from his latest album, ‘4×4=12’ the only Canadian Anglophone album to reach Platinum sales status in Canada this year. These sales accolades accompany his two other 2011 certifications for his Gold selling DVD deadmau5 ‘Live From Earls Court’and Platinum selling single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff”.  deadmau5’s Meowingtons Hax 40+ date North American tour broke several records this year, beginning with the opening date in Chicago when he became the first electronic artist to co-headline the annual Lollapalooza festival along with Foo Fighters.  In Montreal, he performed an unprecedented four consecutive shows at The Metropolis including a record three sold-out nights. In New York City, he performed a record breaking six consecutive sold-out nights at Roseland Ballroom (A record previously held by Rage Against the Machine in 1996). On the final date of the tour deadmau5 became the first Canadian artist to headline Toronto’s Rogers Centre, which was also filmed for the DVD ‘Meowingtons Hax Live From Toronto set for release January 24.
Fellow Canadian artist Mia Martina received her first JUNO nomination for her debut single and collaboration with Edward Maya on “Stereo Love” in January 2011.  The Platinum single was one of the Top 20 most played songs at CHR and HOT AC radio this year, ranking #18 at Top 40 and #20 at HOT AC on Mediabase’s year-end charts.
The debut single from Alexandra Stan “Mr. Saxobeat” was certified Platinum in 9 months, selling over 130,000 units to date. Artist singles, Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go “Cinema” and MIscha Daniels ft. J-Son “Where You Wanna Go” each garnered Gold certifications this year.
U.K.’s #1 Chart topping artist, Calvin Harris reached new international chart success this year, producing the hit single “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris.  The single charted #1 in 16 countries including Canada, U.S., and the U.K. and Top 5 in over ten other countries.

Beatport #1 chart topper, Wolfgang Gartner released his debut album, Weekend In America’ featuring collaborations with will.i.amJim Jones, Cam’ron, Eve, and Omarion.   Most recently Wolfgang Gartner was involved in the production of the Top 10 Billboard Canadian Hot 100 single “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” by will.i.am ft. Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger.
Ultra Publishing also had one of it most successful years to date with their roster of Grammy Award winning writers.

Ultra Publishing Top 10 Selling Songs of 2011:
1.) Katy Perry “Firework” (Co-Writer/Co-Producer: Sandy Vee)
2.) Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull “On The Floor” (Co-Writers: Gonzalo Hermosa, Ulises Hermosa)
3.) Rihanna “S&M” (Co-Producer/Co-Writer: Sandy Vee)
4.) Pitbull ft. T-Pain “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)” (Producer/Co-Writer: Sandy Vee)
5.) Edward Maya & Mia Martina “Stereo Love” (Ultra Records)
6.) David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida “Where Them Girls At” (Co-Producer/Co-Writer: Sandy Vee)
7.) Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)” (Co-Producer/Co-Writer: Sandy Vee)
8.) Alexandra Stan “Mr. Saxobeat” (Ultra Records)
9.) Taio Cruz ft. Travie McCoy “Higher” (Co-Producer/Co-Writer: Sandy Vee)
10.) Rihanna ft. Britney Spears “S&M” (Remix) (Co-Producer/Co-Writer: Sandy Vee)

SLACKER CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCES PARTIAL LINE UP!

FIRST MAJOR LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR SLACKER CANADIAN MUSIC FEST

 

900 ARTISTS – 40 COUNTRIES – 60 VENUES – 5 NIGHTS – 1 WRISTBAND

A PART OF SLACKER CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2012 – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

WWW.CANADIANMUSICFEST.COM

WWW.CMW.NET

 

TORONTO –  It’s the season for gift-giving and we have a few presents to unwrap early this year. Slacker Canadian Music Fest will kick winter into spring this March as the festival occupies Toronto for a week-long run of events.  

 

Officially slated to run Wednesday March 21through to Sunday March 25, 2012, this year’s festival will include additional programming on Tuesday, March 20, increasing the festival to six days. Taking over more than 60 venues in the city’s entertainment district, Slacker Canadian Music Fest will draw in more than 4,500 musicians – from local to international acts representing more than 40 countries – playing to 100,000 music fans. This year’s lineup offers an array of entertainment from some of Canada’s hottest acts, emerging artists, and headline talent from all over the world, including:

  • *Childish Gambino w/ Danny Brown | Saturday, March 24 | Sound Academy | 9 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Saturday December 10 @ 10 a.m.
  • Cat Empire w/ Tinpan Orange| Saturday, March 24 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | 9 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • *Fanfarlo | Saturday, March 24 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club | 7:30 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • Saul Williams w/ Spoek Mathambo | Friday, March 23 | The Great Hall | 9 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • *The Trews  w/ Poor Young Things and Diesel | Friday, March 23 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • John K. Samson & The Provincial Band | Thursday, March 22 | The Great Hall | 9 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • *Kings & Queens: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings w/ special guest appearances by Amy Helm, Holly Cole, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Serena Ryder and more Queens to be announced | Wednesday March 21 | Massey Hall | 8 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Saturday December 10 @ 12 p.m.
  • *The Saw Doctors | Tuesday, March 20 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club | All Ages | 8 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale now

*(in association with Live Nation)

All Photography By: Fridae Mattas

…as well as showcases from:

1977 – CANADA

A Friend In London – DENMARK

Aaron Glass – USA

Acres Of Lions – CANADA

Aerials Up – SCOTLAND

After Runnymede – CANADA

Agent Fresco – ICELAND

Air Marshal Landing – CANADA

Alissa Vox Raw – CANADA

Ambassadors – CANADA

Ambisonic – CANADA

Andrea Superstein – CANADA

Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers – CANADA

Ania Soul – CANADA

Ariane Moffatt – CANADA

Avery Island – CANADA

Baby June – CANADA

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers – CANADA

Big John Bates – CANADA

Bloodgroup – ICELAND

Body Doubles – CANADA

Boxer the Horse – CANADA

Brad Fillatre – CANADA

Brasstronaut – CANADA

Bryce Jardine – CANADA

Busby Marou – AUSTRALIA

C T Z N S H P – CANADA

Cadence Weapon – CANADA

Careers In Science – CANADA

Carly Rae Jepsen – CANADA

Cartoon – BRAZIL

Christien Summers – CANADA

Cloud Castle Lake – IRELAND

Cody Allen – CANADA

Copacabana Club – BRAZIL

Corinna Rose – CANADA

Courage My Love – CANADA

Cowpuncher – CANADA

Dancing With Paris – CANADA

Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – CANADA

Darrelle London – CANADA

David Fonseca – PORTUGAL

Deep Sea Arcade – AUSTRALIA

Def3 – CANADA

Dekadens – ROMAINA

Dibigode – BRAZIL

Dirty Names – USA

Dizzy G – CANADA

Dope D.O.D. – NETHERLANDS

Double Helix – CANADA

Dream Jefferson – CANADA

Drew Smith’s Lonely Choir – USA

Dry the River – UNITED KINGDOM

DVAS – CANADA

dyzack – NETHERLANDS

DZ Deathrays – AUSTRALIA

Elephant Stone – CANADA

Eli Wolfe – AUSTRALIA

ENDAST – CANADA

Endless Dark – ICELAND

Erin Barra – USA

Ewert and The Two Dragons – ESTONIA

Expensive Soul – PORTUGAL

FADE – JAPAN

Fanfarlo – UNITED KINGDOM

Fanny Bloom – CANADA

Farryl Purkiss – SOUTH AFRICA

Felix Zenger – FINLAND

Femme Accident – CANADA

Fiction in Motion – CANADA

Fighting For Ithaca – CANADA

Filligar – USA

Final Thought – CANADA

Fine Times – CANADA

Fire and Neon – CANADA

FIRExFIRE – CANADA

FM HI LOW – CANADA

French Wives – UNITED KINGDOM

Fur Eel – CANADA

Gabrielle Papillon – CANADA

Gavin Slate – CANADA

Give Me Something Beautiful – CANADA

Go Back To The Zoo – NETHERLANDS

Gold & Youth – CANADA

Golden Bloom – USA

Goodnight, Sunrise – CANADA

Great Big Pile of Leaves – USA

Greater Than Giants – CANADA

Grey Kingdom – CANADA

Guadalupe Plata – SPAIN

Hands & Teeth – CANADA

Helen Austin – CANADA

Hot Panda – CANADA

Hotkid – CANADA

Husky – AUSTRALIA

I.R.O.K. – UNITED KINGDOM

In Medias Res – CANADA

INAMBUSH – CANADA

Inch Chua – SINGAPORE


Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt – NETHERLANDS

Infinite I – CANADA

Jabe – USA

Jackson Firebird – AUSTRALIA

Jacqui Sutton – USA

Jane’s Party – CANADA

Jerry Lindqvist – FINLAND

Jessi Teich – USA

Jessica Lurie – USA

Jessica Rose – CANADA

Jesuslesfilles – CANADA

Joal Kamps – CANADA

Jody Glenham – CANADA

Jordie Lane – AUSTRALIA

Journeys – SWITZERLAND

JP Hoe – CANADA

Juliann Kuchocki – CANADA

Junior Battles – CANADA

Kalle Mattson – CANADA

Katalina Kicks – ENGLAND

Katie Rox – CANADA

Keek – CANADA

Kestrels – CANADA

Kids and Explosions – CANADA

Kids at Risk – AUSTRALIA

Lacerda – CANADA

Level 10 Band – USA

Linda Martini – PORTUGAL

Little City – CANADA

Longital – SOLVAKIA

Louise Burns – CANADA

Lynzie Kent – CANADA

Mad Ones – CANADA

Mansions – USA

Marc O’ Reilly – IRELAND

Marcus Doo & The Secret Family – SPAIN

Margot Roi – CANADA

Mary Stewart – CANADA

Matt Track – CANADA

Max Burgundy – USA

Maybe Refuge – CANADA

McAlister Drive – USA

Measure – USA

Melanie Peterson with Blair Stutz – CANADA

Melissa Cameron – CANADA

Mike Edel – CANADA

Miri – ICELAND

Mise en Scene – CANADA

Missing In Venice – CANADA

Misstress Barbara Live With Girls On A Ducati – CANADA

Modernboys Moderngirls – CANADA

Most People – CANADA

Mushy Callahan – CANADA

My First Tooth – UNITED KINGDOM

My Skin Against Your Skin – TAIWAN

Nash – CANADA

Nightbox – CANADA

Ninette & The Goldfish – SPAIN

Noiserv – PORTUGAL

Ntjam Rosie – NETHERLANDS

Of Verona – USA

Ol Savannah – CANADA

One Bad Son – CANADA

Organ Thieves – CANADA

PAPERMAPS – CANADA

Parks & Rec – CANADA

Patti Cake – CANADA

Paula & Karol – POLAND

Pet Conspiracy – CHINA

Peter Katz – CANADA

phonogarde – CANADA

PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots) – CANADA

Racoon Bandit – CANADA

Ralf Wiggum – CANADA

Random Recipe – CANADA

Rebekah Higgs – CANADA

Recovery Child – CANADA

Red Nightfall – CANADA

Redxdown – CANADA


Rejects United – PORTUGAL

Renée Yoxon & René Gely – CANADA

Repartee – CANADA

Revelstoke – CANADA

Ria Mae – CANADA

Rik Van Den Bosch – SPAIN

RIZE – JAPAN

Rococode – CANADA

Ron Davis – CANADA

RPTZR – CANADA

Rubber Kiss Goodbye – UNITED KINGDOM

Rubberbandits – IRELAND

Saidah Baba Talibah – CANADA

SaulPaul – USA

Schiller – GERMANY

Secret Broadcast – CANADA

SECRETTES – CANADA

Seward – SPAIN

Shred Kelly – CANADA

Sigmun – INDONESIA

Siôn Russell Jones – UNITED KINGDOM

Sizhukong – TAIWAN

Slow Motion Shoes – UNITED KINGDOM

Some Community – BRAZIL

Something Good – CANADA

SonReal – CANADA

Spoek Mathambo – SOUTH AFRICA

Stuck On Planet Earth – CANADA

Sun Wizard – CANADA

Sydney Wayser – USA

Tara Priya – USA

Telephunken – SPAIN

Tesla Rossa – USA

TFHouse – CANADA

The Arka Teks – CANADA

The Ascot Royals – CANADA

The BackYard Devils – CANADA

The Big Sleep – USA

The Breaks – CANADA

The Cunninghams – CANADA

The Curious Incident – UNITED KINGDOM

The Danks – CANADA

The Elwins – CANADA

The Gay Nineties – CANADA

The Intermission – PERU

The Jessica Stuart Few – CANADA

The Lines – UNITED KINGDOM

The Love Machine – CANADA

The Lucky Ones – CANADA

The Lytics – CANADA

The MacHams – CANADA

The Marrieds – CANADA

The Matinee – CANADA

The Mercy Now – CANADA

The Michael Shand Trio – CANADA

The Midtown Collective – USA

The Mojo Fins – UNITED KINGDOM

The Motorleague – CANADA

The North – CANADA

The Provincial Archive – CANADA

The Saw Doctors – IRELAND

The Schomberg Fair – CANADA

The Standstills – CANADA

The STRAIN – CANADA

The Underdogs – PORTUGAL

The unquiet dead – CANADA

The Vasco Era – AUSTRALIA

The Vickers – ITALY

The Wilderness – CANADA

This is Head – SWEDEN

Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold – CANADA

Tiny Danza – CANADA

Today I Caught The Plague – CANADA

 

Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party – CANADA

Twin Atlantic – SCOTLAND

Two Crown King – CANADA

Two Hours Traffic – CANADA

Victoria Banks – CANADA

WASTER – CANADA

We Are The City – CANADA

Wild Domestic – CANADA

Winter People – AUSTRALIA

World’s End Press – AUSTRALIA

X-Wife – PORTUGAL

Yellow Monsters – SOUTH KOREA

Young Ones – CANADA

Young Statues – USA

Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet – NETHERLANDS

 

…. and hundreds more previously announced.

 

There are still more to announce, so if there’s someone you don’t see here, chances are you may see them soon.  All acts who submitted will be notified by January 6, 2012, so don’t worry if you didn’t make this list.

 

Also on the schedule is the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards – “The Indies” – taking place Saturday March 24 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  Featuring some of the hottest indie acts around, the show will include a special reunion by one of Canada’s most influential pop punk bands and a rare performance by one of America’s beloved electro-pop bands.  Full lineup will be announced January 16, 2012.

 

As part of the event’s international focus, this year’s festival will shine the spotlight on select acts from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.  Programmed over three nights at Revival and Hard Rock Café, participating bands will include:

 

PORTUGAL

Blasted Mechanism

Blues

David fonseca

Dead Combo

Expensive Soul

Gomo

Linda Martini

Mazgani

Mikkel Solnado

Miss Lava

Murdering Tripping

Noiserv

Norton

Orelha Negra

Peixe:Aviao

The Underdogs

Youthless

 

SPAIN

Amics Del Bosc

Elkostate

Gentle Music Men

Guadalupe Plata

Marcus Doo & The Secret Family

Mujeres

Ninette & The Goldfish

Rik Van Den Bosch

Seward

Telephunken

Tokyo Sex Destruction

Za!

 

LATIN AMERICA

 

Brothers of Brazil

Labirinto

Copacabana Club

Some Community

Dibigode

 

Adding to the scope of the event, Slacker Canadian Music Fest will introduce a jazz series at the Courthouse and other venues with performances by international and domestic artists.  This year will also see featured showcases by Arts & Crafts, Dine Alone Records, The Agency Group, Windish Agency, S.L Feldman & Associates, Paquin Entertainment, Billions Corporation, Sirius XM, CBC,  New Noise Live, Exclaim, Filter

 

Magazine, Mogo Magazine, Pirates Blend, T.M.K.O, Audioblood, Young Lions Club, Jagermeister, Proud FM,  Dawg FM, KX96, Sounds Australia, Music from Ireland, The Great Escape, M for Montreal, the annual win-to-get-in CHUM Fanfest and many more.  Oh, so many more!

 

As part of the entertainment lineup, Slacker Canadian Music Fest will also showcase an eclectic mix of music-oriented films, special screenings, documentaries and movie premieres during the Tribute presented Film Festival taking place Wednesday March 21 to Saturday March 24 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and NFB Cinema. Newly expanded to four days, the Film Festival will once again feature special appearances and Q&As with some of the films’ stars, directors and more. Full program will be announced in January.

 

2012’s edition will also see the launch of the Canadian International Comedy Fest presented in association with Bite TV and Yuk Yuk’s.  Featuring five days of the world’s hottest comedians in Toronto’s prime comedy clubs (Absolute Comedy, The Second City, Yuk Yuk’s), the comedy fest will include some of North America’s leading comedians, a night of musical comedy with Sean Cullen on Thursday March 22 at Glenn Gould Studio and the finale of Bite TV’s Stand Up & Bite Me, where someone will be crowned Canada’s best stand-up comic and be awarded with a $10,000 grand prize.

 

For a complete list of acts, films and show details, visit www.canadianmusicfest.com. All Slacker Canadian Music Fest performances, films and comedy shows are accessible to holders with a festival wristband. Certain restrictions on some shows may apply. Entry to all shows is subject to capacity. All shows are 19 and over unless stated all ages.

 

The schedule is subject to change. The schedule will be updated frequently – so check the site often for up-to-the-minute information and announcements.

 

Slacker Canadian Music Fest wristbands can be purchased at www.canadianmusicfest.com. For a limited time only, fans can purchase wristbands at a special buy-one-get-one-half-price offer available only through the website.  Individual tickets for certain shows are available at Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.ca – or 1.855.985.5000 to charge by phone.

 

Stay tuned for more shows and announcements coming in January.

 

About Slacker Canadian Music Week

Celebrating 30 years, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries.~ Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest

 

New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.

All Photography By: Fridae Mattas

KRS-ONE’S NEW LP ON SUDBURY’S 6.8.2 RECORDS

All Photography By: Fridae Mattas

Sudbury Ontario based record label releasing albums by world renowned artists including KRS-One

 

Canada, May 30, 2011 – Sudbury, Ontario based record label, 6.8.2 Records, is gearing up for a very busy summer and a groundbreaking year. “It’s been a steady progression the last couple of years to get to this point. It’s hard to believe that we are finally readying ourselves to release some amazing new music onto the world” says Lynn Johnston Vice-President of the burgeoning label. You wouldn’t know that 6.8.2 Records has only been around for a few years, nor would you think an indie label with such a high calibre of artists would be based in Northern Ontario. With veteran artists like Boogie Down Productions, KRS-One & Bumpy Knuckles & Grand Puba releasing albums through 6.8.2 in 2011 it proves that this label is looking to make as much noise as it can right out of the gate. In fact, the first release from the label comes from KRS-One & Bumpy Knuckles on Tuesday May 31st, 2011. The album is called Royalty Check and it will be the first of many rolling out of the halls of 6.8.2 Records this year with the next album launch coming from Boogie Down Productions on June 28th. The Grand Puba album alone, produced by the Hit Squad from Bad Boy Entertainment, is a proverbial who’s who of the urban music scene with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes and P. Diddy making guest appearances on many of the tracks. This album is still in production so no confirmed release date has been set as of yet. The label isn’t just about releasing records from artists who already have a track record. They are also interested in artist development. “This city (Sudbury, Ontario) has some amazing talent” says Trevor Johnston CEO. “We just happen to be lucky enough to have one of the most talented local artists of the bunch (Michael O’Brien: Kill The Autocrat) signed to our label.”

Kill The Autocrat (KTA) is the first artist to be brought up through the development division. This specific project not only features Michael O’Brien as the principal songwriter and rapper, it also features the CEO of the label himself on drums and musical collaborator Scott Swain another Sudbury born artist most known for his work in the bands Far From Heroes and The Black Maria. Kill The Autocrat has also caught the attention of the Boogie Down Productions crew. Enough so that KRS-One will be collaborating with Michael O’Brien of KTA on a future track and legendary DJ Kenny Parker called the music of KTA “revolutionary” and stepped up to do all of the scratches for the album. The first release by KTA called “New World Disorder” will be unleashed to the world on July 5th, 2011.

The label 6.8.2 was started by Trevor and Lynn and Sudbury is their base of operations. Both are Northern Ontarians through and through. With Sudbury’s close proximity to Toronto it gives the label the opportunity to conduct business with clients based there easily yet the low overhead costs available in Sudbury helps them to stretch their dollars and cents allowing the 6.8.2 in house studio and development department to flourish. 2011 is a pivotal year for the label with summer releases coming from every artist on their roster, a 45 day North American tour showcasing all of their artists slated to start in mid July and extensive marketing and promotion initiatives supporting all of their artists. The music industry in the US and Canada is a buzz anticipating the release of many of the fledgling label’s artists. 6.8.2. Records’ goal is to provide honest music that has integrity to anyone who wants to listen and services that artists working in the modern era of the music industry will find to be fair and just. But don’t let the labels nicety’s fool you. They are all business and plan on making 6.8.2 Records one of the most successful indie labels in the world.

www.KRS-ONE.com  For more information visit www.682records.com 

CANADA ARE YOU READY FOR LUCENZO?

For Immediate Release: May, 9th 2011.

FRANCE’S BEST KEPT SECRET IN CANADA MAY 13th to the 22nd
LUCENZO – Creator of the Viral Rhythm Danza Kuduru

Toronto, ON – Latin Billboard award winning artist Lucenzo is taking the world by storm and is slated to be making his first trip to Canada for a mini-promo tour this month. Lucenzo released his debut single in 2008, a French/multilingual Reggae/Reggaeton song entitled “Emigrante del mundo”. The song became a French radio hit, reaching #1 on Radio Latina and stayed in the Top Five on the station for 42 weeks. It was followed in 2009 by “Dame Reggaeton”, which also became a number one hit on Radio Latina. What made the public go crazy for Lucenzo is his bilingual English/Portuguese dance hit “Vem Dançar Kuduro” the original , created by Lucenzo himself. Kuduro being originally an Angolan type of music popular in Portugal. The single reached #2 in the French Top 50 charts (based solely on actual sales of singles) and #1 on the French Club 40 charts (based on actual plays in 80 discos in France). It was also a Top 40 hit in Switzerland, reaching #31. An alternative Spanish version by Don Omar with Lucenzo was released on 15 August 2010, entitled “Danza Kuduro” which hit #1 on the Latin Billboard Chart and winning an Billboard “Latin rhythm award for Airplay song of the year”. The accompanying music video was released on 17 August. It is also featured on Don Omar’s compilation album Meet the Orphans. Danza Kuduru is featured on the “Fast and Five” movie soundtrack. Since then the song has taken on a life of it’s own with 138 Million hits on You Tube, gaining the attention of such well known artists as Daddy Yankee and Pitbull whom have also made re-mixes of this hit song.

Lucenzo is…Filipe Oliveira; Author, Composer, Singer of French and Portuguese descent, who is passionate about music and wants the world to share this infatuation with him. Together, with his well known Executive Producer Faouze Barkati of Yanis Records France an International buzz has been created with many new exciting projects and collaborations already in the works with top “Mainstream Artists” for 2011-2012.

TOUR DATES

May 14th, LUXY Nightclub – 60 Interchange Way, Woodbridge ON.

May 19th , LIVE Toronto – 332 Richmond St. West, Toronto ON. BUY TICKETS $20 ADV.

May 20th, Blue Suede Sue’s – 75 Watline Ave Mississauga (MEET N GREET/Performance)

May 21st , FUZZY Laval – 1600 Boulevard St-Martin Est, Laval, QC.

Media Enquiries: Nelia DiBiase: nelia@unityentertainment.org

www.Lucenzo.fr