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May 18th, 2017

Ward-Beck-1sThe Toronto chapters of the AES has announced that this month’s meeting and event will be held next week on Tuesday, May 23 at the Ward-Beck Systems headquarters in Scarborough, ON.

Tour and Presentation:

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Where:
#9-945 Middlefield Road,
Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5E1

**Due to space restrictions, those interested in attending are asked to pre-register HERE.

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May 17th, 2017

TEC bannerThe TEC Nominating Panel is currently accepting entries for the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards.

The TEC Awards recognizes and honors those people, companies, and products that have attained the highest standards of excellence within the audio, music technology, and sound production industry.

Products and project entries must have been released and in commercial use during the current eligibility year, September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017.

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April 25th, 2017

1221-sThe month’s meeting of the Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will be held this Thursday, April 27 at the University of Toronto and feature a presentation by recording producer and engineer Jim Anderson.

Where & When

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Where: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music,
80 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto
Edward Johnson Building, Room 330

FYI: Once inside the main lobby of the EJB, take the elevator or stairs to 3rd floor, room 330.

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March 21st, 2017

Volume_JMB_TH_27-small-2-2The Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced that this month’s meeting will be a presentation by avant-garde electronic musician Mitchell Akiyamam, who will present video documentation of several of his pieces of sound art and discuss them technically and conceptually.

Where & When

Mitchell Akiyamam, avant-garde electronic musician

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ryerson University
RCC 361
Rogers Communications Building
80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St  (Dundas Subway)

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January 30th, 2017

JBL_EddieKramerAt AES Toronto January meeting, which is tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 31, legendary recording producer and engineer Eddie Kramer will talk about his experiences working with some of the best bands of all time. He’ll also talk about his latest “project,” overseeing the sound system and studio design for the rebuild of Toronto’s legendary El Mocambo.

In Conversation

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Ryerson University
Eaton Theatre, RCC 204
Rogers Communications Building
80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St  (Dundas Subway)

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January 27th, 2017

CMMBAThere are only five days left to get your nominations in for the 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, which will be given out at a gala during Canadian Music Week (CMW) at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on April 20, 2017. The CMBIAs have become a highlight of CMW as a grand celebration of Canadian broadcasters and music industry standouts.

The awards cover all area of the music industry. The categories include:

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January 23rd, 2017
NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino (left) & CMT Publisher Jim Norris

NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino (left) & CMT Publisher Jim Norris

While at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA this weekend, Canadian Music Trade and Professional Sound Publisher Jim Norris was presented with a “Believe in Music” special service award by NAMM.

In presenting the award, NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino said it was to recognize Jim’s “many years of excellent service in the music products industry” and for the support he has provided to the NAMM Oral History program.

In return, Jim thanks NAMM for its outstanding work and contributions to the MI and audio industry in North America.

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December 22nd, 2016
The Swears perform at the 2016 LMIAs

The Swears perform at the 2016 LMIAs

Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2017 and Music Canada Live have announced details for the second annual Live Music Industry Awards and are currently welcoming nominations.

The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 during CMW 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and celebrate the best of the live music business sector.

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November 21st, 2016

steve-baughman-and-mauricio-iragorriRecording Arts Canada has announced it’s bringing two Grammy-winning producer/ engineers, Steve Baughman and Mauricio Iragorri, to RAC’s studios from Dec. 2-4, 2016. The pair will host a weekend of workshop events, and hope to identify a slew of rising talent in the Montreal and Toronto areas.

The independent power duo currently works with Death Row Records, Interscope Records, Sony Records, Capitol Records, Universal Music Group, among others, with credits going back 30-plus years, including Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Game, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Michael Jackson, Pussycat Dolls, Obie Trice, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, D12, Destiny’s Child, Pink, and more.

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November 18th, 2016
Nick Blagona

Nick Blagona

Prism Sound held one its Mic to Monitors event last night at the Harris Institute in Toronto, featuring renowned audio engineer Nick Blagona, as well as representatives from DPA’s Canadian distributor GerrAudio, Unity Audio, and, of course, Prism Sound . The Mic to Monitor series of education and product events are taking place in cities across North America, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Las Vegas.

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