CANADA’S MUSIC INCUBATOR’S ARTIST MANAGER BOOTCAMP
FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORSHIP FOR ARTIST MANAGERS, SELF-MANAGED ARTISTS AND TRANSITIONING MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
Toronto (March 18, 2016) Canada’s Music Incubator is partnering with municipalities, music industry associations, the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Coalition Music in Ottawa (April 9 &10), Hamilton (April 23 & 24), London (May 14 & 15), Sudbury (June 11 & 12) and Windsor (June 25 & 26) to host the Artist Manager Bootcamp.
Each bootcamp will be FREE and run Saturday (9am-6pm) and Sunday (9am-3pm) with the objective of providing customized, hands-on and high-level mentorship to a maximum of 15 pre-selected artist managers, self-managed artists or transitioning industry professionals.
“CMI is excited to share our cumulative expertise and experience with communities and individuals across the province,” says Vel Omazic, Executive Director, Canada’s Music Incubator. In addition to helping these cities build the capacity to better serve and retain their respective artist communities, we will also be providing ongoing connectivity to our organization and the music industry at large.
Bootcamp activities and topics will include: One-On-One Mentorship, Running Your Business, Pitching, Negotiating, Networking, Touring, Marketing, Funding, Team Building, Publicity, Contracts and more.
Interested participants must meet at least one of the following requirements to be eligible for the bootcamp:
1. You are an active artist manager from any genre of music working with at least one client
2. You are a self-managed artist
3. You are an artist that manages another artist or artists
4. You are an active or previous music industry professionals with experience as tour manager, production manager, concert promoter, booking agent, marketing/brand manager, A&R representative, producer, broadcaster, or music retailer transitioning to artist management.
To be considered all interested artist managers, self-managed artists or transitioning industry professionals must complete and submit an application for the Artist Manager Bootcamp they wish to attend. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified no later than one week prior to the bootcamp.
Artist Manager Bootcamp schedule:
April 9 & 10
Ottawa Application Link: http://www.canadasmusicincubator.com/ottawa-artist-manager-bootcamp/
April 23 & 24
Hamilton Application Link: http://www.canadasmusicincubator.com/hamilton-artist-manager-bootcamp/
May 14 & 15
London Application Link: http://www.canadasmusicincubator.com/london-artist-manager-bootcamp/
June 11 & 12
Sudbury Application Link: http://www.canadasmusicincubator.com/sudbury-artist-manager-bootcamp/
June 25 & 26
Windsor Application Link: http://www.canadasmusicincubator.com/windsor-artist-manager-bootcamp/
AUDITION FOR UNITY FESTIVAL 2016
UNITY FESTIVAL 2016 AUDITIONS
Audition at one of the 3 locations to perform at the 2016 UNITY FESTIVAL
between WEDNESDAY JULY 20TH - SATURDAY JULY 23RD, one of Canada's
largest urban youth hip-hop festivals with over 32,000 attendees.
SATURDAY APRIL 16TH
4 PM TO 8PM
DON MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY CENTRE
2467 Eglington Ave E
SATURDAY APRIL 23RD
12PM - 5PM
334 Queen St. West
NOEL RYAN AUDITORIUM
301 Burnamthorpe Rd W
For more information on auditions & performance criteria, please check out the website at: http://unitycharity.com/2016-festival-auditions/
This was the best piece of news to sail across my desktop last week. All ABOARD!!!
Canadian Music Week (CMW) is pleased to partner with Hot Docs to present Music Docs at Hot Docs. Featuring twelve outstanding docs from across the festival’s programs, these films featuring compelling stories for music fans, ranging from illicit raves in Iran to the comeback of eighties electro-pop pioneer Gary Numan, and from an immersive tour of the American south, birthplace of the Blues, to Senegal where hip hop stars merge artistry and activism to mobilize a citizens movement during the country’s presidential campaign.
In addition, Canadian Music Week has partnered with Hot Docs to present live music free of charge during Hot Docs’ opening weekend activities on April 30 and May 1, from 9-11PM, at The Mill Street Hub, located behind the Isabel Bader Theatre at 93 Charles Street West. Featuring hot new talent from Toronto and Montreal, the full line up will be announced in April.
"We're thrilled to partner with Canadian Music Week—music is such an important part of documentaries, both in form and content. As their world class event runs parallel to Hot Docs, we love finding ways to bridge these interconnected worlds," say Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie.
“Hot Docs is a wonderfully curated festival and we could not be more excited to partner with them on an exceptional year of programming. Film has been an important part of Canadian Music Week, and we look forward to seeing so many great music documentaries showcased alongside live music events in Toronto this spring,” says Canadian Music Week President Neill Dixon.
The films that are included in the Music Docs At Hot Docs Co-Presented With Canadian Music Week program appear below. In many cases, filmmakers will be in attendance for post-screening discussions.
AIM FOR THE ROSES
GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND
I AM THE BLUES
STRIKE A POSE
MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE
THE REVOLUTION WON'T BE TELEVISED
THE WONDERFUL KINGDOM OF PAPA ALAEV
Supported by the Ontario Music Fund the Ontario Media Development Corporation took over the Mod Club on March 23rd, 2016 in order to celebrate Ontario's Music Industry.
A Tribe Called Red
You would have been hard pressed to find a better place to spend International Day of Happiness than at the celebration of hard rockin' women that took place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Toronto. On March 20th, 2016 the Queens of Sheba (Serena Pryne from the Mandevilles, Joan Jett from the Black Hearts, and the Heart sisters) performed a stellar show for their very loyal subjects.
If you live in the Toronto area and you have a collection of objects that you would let me photograph feel free to get in touch. Leave me a comment below or tweet at me.
I went a little outside of my regular territory to catch Classified March 9th, 2016 on stage at the Roxy Theatre in Barrie. This is the sixth time I have photographed him As a fan I have learned what to expect from his performances. I wasn't disappointed with the main event.
JD Era was a surprise though. We haggled over the price of a CD at the merch booth before the show even started. I have pics of him from TDot Fest at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto (my regular stomping grounds). I had no clue he was opening the show. Sweet!
By far, the biggest surprise for me was SonReal. The energy this kid brings to the stage is UNREAL!!! If I dare say I think SonReal's performance eclipsed Classified's more laid back kitchen party approach to entertaining the masses..
I'm sick and tired of hearing about the TCHC repair back log like what is being reported in this CTV news article. The answer is relatively simple. Never mind going to the provincial and federal governments for a one time hand out equivalent to two thirds of your budgetary needs. Have your tenants do it for you!
Here let me explain ...
As it currently stands one third of the money needed to complete all the necessary repairs is already in the pot.
It is a well documented fact that 90% of TCHC tenants are in rent geared to income (RGI) units.
A little known fact is that that 90% resident base is paying less than a third of maximum shelter allowance permitted according to current social assistance rates. For instance, a single individual on ODSP is allowed $479 per month in shelter allowance. Yet, TCHC calculates their rent at approximately $140 per month. (Less than a third of the maximum allowed.)
I understand that rent geared to income is historically based on a third of any given households income. It is a firmly held belief that the principle of RGI be shifted to reflect the actual tenant population.
For those in subsidized units that work charge one third of their earned income. Otherwise, those that are on social assistance should be charged the maximum shelter allowance provided by their specific benefit provider .(The only caveat I would include is that ALL subsidized units from that point forward would include heat and hydro.)
That way TCHC rent calculations will become immediately transparent. TCHC will also have a steady influx of funds that would be better able to meet their repair backlog and preventative maintenance needs. They could also lock in that funding by making it mandatory for OW and ODSP recipients to pay their rent directly.
As for the mainstream media coverage ... Is there no such thing as investigative journalism any more?