Special Hotel Rates Available for Expo-Scene in Montreal

Monday, March 14th, 2016

ADD4 MTLExpo-Scene organizers have arranged special hotel room rates for show attendees at three hotels close to the Palais des congrès. Expo-Scene 2016 will take place May 2nd and 3rd in Montreal.

The three participating hotels are InterContinental Montréal, Holiday Inn Montreal Centre-ville/Downtown, and Hôtel le Dauphin Montréal Centre-Ville / Palais des Congrès. All three are near the show.

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CBCMusic.ca Searchlight Contest Back & Bigger for 2016

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
2015 Searchlight winners Orange O’Clock

2015 Searchlight winners Orange O’Clock

CBCMusic.ca’s annual Searchlight contest is back, and this year it’s even bigger. Musicians of all types – including solo artists, duos, and groups from all genres – are encouraged to enter via www.cbcmusic.ca/searchlight. All applicants must submit a video of themselves performing one original song, as well as one high-quality MP3, before Wednesday, March 23.

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Register Now for NWC’s Free ‘Be Impossible To Ignore – Self Promotion 101’ Webinar

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Presenters Andrew King (left) & Jim Norris

Presenters Andrew King (left) & Jim Norris

Jim Norris, who has over four decades’ experience in the music, entertainment, and marketing industries, will be offering a free ‘Be Impossible To Ignore – Self Promotion 101’ webinar on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. To register, just go to www.nwcwebinars.com/promo.

This free webinar will show you how to promote your band, your business, or your career. Learn insider, no B.S. tips that you can put into practice right away.

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RPMDA Accepting Dorothy Award Nominations

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Bob Kohl & Christie Smith

Long & McQuade’s Bob Kohl & Alfred’s Christie Smith

The Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA) is again accepting  nominations for the “Dorothy” Award, named for Dorothy Hutchinson, former executive secretary/treasurer and charter member of RPMDA. During her too-brief life, she epitomized the finest that the print music industry has to offer, and had in abundance the attributes that print music dealers and publishers all aspire to. Dorothy served her community and music education, she was an active participant in promoting good dealer/publisher relations, and was an ethical businessperson who generously shared information with her fellow dealers. Her example of hard work and high standards make the “Dorothy” Award RPMDA’s highest honour.

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Graham Nash, Dr. John & More To Take The Stage at the 2016 NAMM Show

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Lynyrd Skynyrd perform at the 2015 NAMM Show. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

Lynyrd Skynyrd perform at the 2015 NAMM Show. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

Hundreds of artists from nearly every musical genre will perform on five NAMM Show stages and at dozens of industry events during the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA on Jan. 21-24. Live music will set the stage for product debuts from more than 5,000 brands throughout the four-day music industry event. Star-studded awards shows, iconic speakers, legendary musicians, and music-making opportunities provide the soundtrack to the NAMM Show.

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Alan Cross to Host MusiCounts’ ‘GTA Music City’ Benefit Concert

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
God Made Me Funky

God Made Me Funky

On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St.) in Toronto will host A GTA Music City concert benefiting music education charity MusiCounts. The funk, rock and pop show will be hosted by radio personalities Alan Cross and CBC’s Talia Schlanger and feature musical acts God Made Me Funky, Bucket List, and The Elwins.

The night will also feature special guest performers and JUNO winners Joey Landreth of The Bros. Landreth and Simone Denny, vocalist for ’90s dance/house group Love Inc., and ’80s metal queen Lee Aaron, who’s gearing up for a new album in March 2016, will also perform at the event.

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