Monday, July 6th, 2015
Sabian officially launched its Sabian Education Network (SEN) at The Collective in New York City on June 24. Hosted by SEN director Joe Bergamini, the event was a discussion panel featuring educators Jojo Mayer, Mark Guiliana, Dom Famularo, Memo Acevedo, Anthony Citrinite, John Favicchia, Camille Gainer, Jim Mola, Rod Morgenstein, and SABIAN CEO Andy Zildjian.
Sabian launched SEN to create a community of teachers, and this first event demonstrated the dedication and enthusiasm drum teachers are so eager to share with others. Each panelist brought their own perspective to education, leading to engaging discussion between the attendees and other panelists.
Monday, June 15th, 2015
(L-R) Ruth Dorey, Boots & Bourbon GM Fil Silva & Alessia Cohle
A first day of the ‘Steve’s Support Country’ summer campaign kicked off at Steve’s Music’s Queen St. West store on June 6th. The day featured the opening of the Country Corner and great performances by on-the-rise country singer-songwriter Alessia Cohle, who was also interviewed live from the store by radio station CIUT 89.5 FM. The performances and Steve’s Country Corner are part of the Steve’s Supports Country summer campaign, which is co-sponsored by the store and the Boots & Bourbon Saloon. The goal of the campaign is to support emerging Canadian country artists and the country music scene in and around Toronto.
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Long & McQuade on Bloor Street in Toronto and Counterpoint Musical Services are presenting a free clinic by Mark Wood, member of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and international electric violinist, on Saturday, June 20th from 2-4 p.m.
Mark Wood has collaborated with and appeared alongside some of the biggest names in music such as Lenny Kravitz, Celine Dion, Kanye West, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, and Steven Tyler.
Friday, June 5th, 2015
Alessia Cohle [Photo credit: www.marciephoto.ca]
Steve’s Music Toronto and its co-sponsor, Boots and Bourbon Saloon, have announced the launch of the Steve’s Supports Country campaign with the goal of supporting emerging Canadian country artists and the country music scene in and around Toronto. The artist chosen to kick off the campaign is Mississauga, ON native Alessia Cohle, who has just released her debut single, “Sunday Shoes
,” to country radio, as well as her debut EP, Let’s Get Gone.
Cohle’s Ontario summer tour kicks off with a performance at Steve’s Music Toronto’s first Country Day Showcase on Saturday, June 6. The event will take place from 12-5 p.m. (performances begin at 3p.m.) at Steve’s Music’s flagship Queen Street West location. Alessia Cohle will be performing three songs and will share the stage with other up and coming artists of all genres, as Steve’s continues to support all artists and all genres of music. The inaugural festivities will include the official unveiling of “Steve’s Country Corner’ while displaying Canadian Cowboy Magazine in support of Steve’s Country Corner, all in conjunction with Dorrian Promotions.
Friday, June 5th, 2015
Music Books Plus, a division of Norris-Whitney Communications, has launched a new website.
The new site features an extensive list of new titles, fresh, new design, improved navigation and search function and faster checkout.
Included are books, DVDs and software on music, business, instrument technique, songwriting, theory, home recording, biographies, history, MIDI and sheet music
Visit the new site at www.musicbooksplus.com
Friday, January 30th, 2015
All of us at Canadian Music Trade would like to send out a big thank you to everyone who attended and all the sponsors of our 2015 NAMM Canadian Reception. The event was a huge success!
It was our best attended NAMM Reception ever, and the band, Red Zeppelin featuring guest drummer Pat Stewart, were fantastic and a big hit with everyone.
Thank you to all our sponsors for helping make it happen. The sponsors included: Audio Technica, Coast Music, B&J Music, Korg Canada, Sony, Erikson Music, Yamaha Canada, TC Group Americas, SFM, Dunnett, D’Addario Canada, Amedia Cymbals USA, Ansmann Rechargables, Roland Canada, SC Media Canada, HHB Communications Canada, Sabian, Electro-Voice, Levy’s Leathers, Vicoustic, The Firby Group, Refficient, Sennheiser Canada, and JamSchool.
Also, thank you to Contact Distribution and Renkus-Heinz for supplying the PA gear for the band.