Join the Music Industry in Standing Up for the CBC; Sign & Share the Petition

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Petition banner NEWFunding cuts are slowly killing the CBC, and with it the Canadian music industry. Canadian Musician magazine invites you to join us in taking a stance on this important issue by signing the petition at, sharing it, and spreading the message.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been suffering from a series of funding cuts implemented by the federal government. The 2012 federal budget cut $115 million from the CBC’s budget over three years. While this has negative consequences for all Canadians as this national institution is forced to cut jobs and scale back its reach and scope, the country’s music and arts communities, in particular, stand to lose. In many cases, it’s already happening. But there’s something you can do.



Still Time to Register for CITT Rendez-vous Trade Show & Educational Sessions

Friday, August 14th, 2015

08 CITT RV2013 bAs part of the 25th Anniversary Rendezvous Conference in Vancouver, CITT presents the CITT Rendezvous Trade Show. The Show takes place August 21 and 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and represents a great opportunity to enhance your product and industry knowledge and to network with industry professionals from across North America. Exhibitors at the Trade Show will include companies supplying pro audio, lighting, production, video, education and theatrical products and services.


You Can Support The .music Initiative Today

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015


a pair of high quality headpones resting on the keyboard of a laptop computer

a pair of high quality headpones resting on the keyboard of a laptop computer

We are about to enter into the world of the .music realm, as the domain will soon be available for registration for the first time.  In other words, “www.[yourname].music” will soon become a possibility.  Constantine Roussos, the leader of DotMusic, is leading this charge. DotMusic wants to be the neutral administrator of the distribution of these domains.  DotMusic’s goal: to clean up the online music community by allowing music artists, music professionals and music companies to claim the domains that are rightfully theirs.  Now, DotMusic needs your help to push this community-based application across the finish line, to put an end to the common frustrations that music artists experience when they go to claim a domain, and find out that it has been taken by someone whose sole purpose is to sell it at a premium.  Other DotMusic policies include mandating only legal music content, prohibiting spammy parking pages and suspending any .music domain with obvious mass copyright infringement. If DotMusic’s initiative doesn’t succeed, major players like Google and Amazon – who do not care about artists’ rights – will end up controlling the rights to these domains.


Still Time to Register for AES 59th Conference on Sound Reinforcement in Montreal

Monday, July 13th, 2015

MTLYou are still able to participate in the AES 59th International Conference on “Sound Reinforcement – Engineering and Technology” will take place on July 15-17 in Montreal, QC, hosted by McGill University.

Some of the world’s most accomplished system designers and live sound technologists will be giving demonstrations of advances in the field. Exciting presentations of new technologies and products will provide ample opportunity for discussions and exchanges between experts, and will be complemented by a great social program.


Sabian Launches Education Network with New York Discussion Panel

Monday, July 6th, 2015

SEN panelSabian 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.


TEC Awards Accepting Nomination Entries

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

TEC AwardThe 2016 TEC Nominating Panel is currently accepting product and studio design project entries for the 31st Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. Click the appropriate link below to access the form and enter the products or studio design projects for consideration:

Product entries must have been released and in commercial use during the eligibility year of Sept. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2015.