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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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.
The Toronto section of the Audio Engineering Society is holding its third annual Members Showcase of Gadgets and Projects night on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Toronto AES members will be showcasing projects, hardware, and work they have developed and created. AES Toronto says that in the AES spirit of sharing knowledge, it will be taking this opportunity to honour and appreciate some of the work that fellow engineers do on a daily basis and as hobby projects.
If you have a project or personal work you would like present to the membership, contact AES Toronto. For example, if you have a piece of gear you’ve built, or helped create, or a recording project that you’d like to share insight into. All presentations should be limited to 10 minutes and can have an audio/visual component if necessary for the presentation.
The Nimbus School of Recording & Media has launched the fourth annual Nimbus Mix Contest, which features tracks from Universal Music Canada recording artists Lights, Head of the Herd, and Dear Rouge.
The Mix Contest has two categories: one for high school students and one for graduates or 19+. Competitors in both categories will have the opportunity to create their own mix (or remix) for a chance to win a $25,000 scholarship to attend Nimbus School of Recording & Media in Vancouver, BC.
Beyerdynamic and its Canadian distributor, Techni+Contact, have teamed up to offer two free education, demo, and networking opportunities for musicians and audio professionals called Beyer Connection. At both Beyer Connection events, one for recording and the other on live sound, attendees will learn the secrets of microphone technique and network with the music industry’s best.
This special event features advice from Bernd Neubauer, application engineer and artist relations manager from Beyerdynamic Germany. He will be on-hand to demonstrate best practices techniques featuring live musicians.
Starting today, November 24th, you can start saving 20% off the entire Music Books Plus site. Browse through the thousands of title available and simply use coupon code: BLACK FRIDAY at checkout and they’ll take 20% off everything in your cart.
IMSTA FESTA 2015 takes place this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ryerson University in Toronto. We will be exhibiting at Booth 21 so please drop by. This is a free event open to anyone interested in the art of music making; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators.
The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) jhas announced that its annual celebration of Music Technology event, IMSTA FESTA, will be returning to Toronto. Hosted by Ryerson University, this free event is set to take place on Saturday, October the 17th, 2015.
• Keynote speech delivered by Jimmy Douglass.
• Get inside knowledge by attending informative panels at the IMSTA FESTA Professional Panel Series that cover all aspects of the industry.
• Be sure to attend a Master class and learn how to maximize the efficiency of your studio equipment.
• Network with industry “heavy hitters” and make valuable connections that will advance your career.
• Receive hands-on experience with the latest music production tools on the market.
• Win raffle prizes from top audio technology companies.
Yamaha Canada Music has announced that it is offering in-store instant savings or free gifts with purchase on a large selection of their most popular studio monitors, mixers, stage pianos, synthesizers, and more. This offer is only available through authorized Yamaha dealers from Oct. 1st to Nov. 30th, 2015.
For studio monitors, this includes the: HS5; HS7; HS8; and HS8. For mixers, this includes: MG12; MG12XU; MG16XU; and MG20XU.
For stage piano/arranger workstations, this includes: CP4 Stage; CP300; Tyros 5-61; and Tyros 5-76.
For digital pianos, this includes: YDP S52; YDP 162R; and P255.
For more more informaiton on the Yamaha instant rebate program/free gift offer, go HERE.
Funding 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 www.savethecbc.com, 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.