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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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November 15th, 2016

 

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October 25th, 2016

Brandenburg gate at sunsetThe Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) Toronto chapter will meet tonight at Ryerson University to present a review of the most important papers, workshops, and exhibits from the recent AES 141 International Convention.

John Vanderkooy is back once again to give the review of the papers presented at this year’s AES convention. For those who couldn’t attend the conventions, this is an excellent opportunity to get an overview of the papers presented in an informative and digestible format.

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October 20th, 2016

smtm-3Registration is now open for Norris-Whitney’s free webinar entitled “Show Me the Money: Getting Funding for Your Music, Company, or Organization.” It’ll be held Nov. 17, 2016 and registraiton is available at www.nwcwebinars.com.

Webinar description: 

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October 19th, 2016

audinate-whitepaperAs a follow-up to the webinar held last week with AV Technology and Shure, Audinate has released for download the whitepaper “Implementing Audio-Over-IP from an IT Manager’s Perspective.” Those who missed the webinar can watch a recording of it here.

About the whitepaper

IT managers increasingly expect AV systems to be integrated with enterprise data networks, but they may not be familiar with the specific requirements of audio-over-IP systems and common AV practices. Conversely, AV professionals may not know the concerns of IT managers or know how best to achieve their goals. This whitepaper helps both sides understand each other’s needs.

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October 12th, 2016

panel-show-moneyOn Saturday, October 15th at 2 p.m., Canadian Musician Publisher Jim Norris will present a free professional seminar titled “Show me the Money” at IMSTA Festa 2016. This seminar, held at Ryerson University’s Rogers Communication Building, will look at how to get funding for yourself, your band, your company or your organization and provide direction on how to write a business plan and a funding proposal that get result. Register now for free athttp://ow.ly/wjAr3057326

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