Doors Open has always fascinated me. To be able to see behind the scenes, beyond the general public's view, is like being treated as a VIP. The problem arises when you realize how many awesome places they have available for Doors Open Toronto. How can you possibly decide?
I scanned the Doors Open Toronto website. At first I was simply intrigued by the name Fool's Paradise. It seemed like a place where I might actually fit in. (LOL) Then I realized it was fairly close to home. It could easily fit into the activities of a sunny Saturday afternoon (between dog walking and a food truck festival). To top it all off, it was once the residence of artist Doris McCarthy who lived. to be 100 years old.
I can appreciate Doris wanting to make her home at the top of the Scarborough Bluffs. It would be exhilarating living life on the edge. The above photo is my favourite image of my visit to Fool's Paradise.
Jeff Healey was a uniquely extraordinary musician. Despite having lost his sight to cancer at eight months Jeff learned to play the guitar on his lap. He soon became known as one of the world's most celebrated guitarists. The concert at Massey Hall on Friday, May 27th was an attempt to honour the life and legacy of the late great Jeff Healey for what should have been his 50th birthday. ... ( The rest of the article can be found at the following link - http://www.freshprintmagazine.com/jeff-healey-50th-celebration-massey-hall/ .)
Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) is now accepting applications for the Artist Entrepreneur Program (CMIAE) which starts on August 9th 2016. The program runs full-time (Tues.-Fri) at Coalition Music for 10 weeks. This Program is specifically designed to help emerging artists and bands from all genres build their businesses, careers, and brands.
In addition to working hands-on with Canada’s Music Incubator’s and Coalition Music’s teams of social media, marketing, management, promotion, publicity, funding, touring, producing, engineering, and songwriting experts, artists will get a chance to meet active industry professionals in music law, accounting, publishing, concert booking, music supervision, radio, performing rights organizations, funding bodies, and record labels. Artist will also have ongoing access to the resources and expertise of Canada’s Music Incubator and Coalition Music post-program.
Universal Music recording artist Andee is among the acts that have participated in the AE Program previously and are now a part of Coalition Music’s management roster along with USS, Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven and Justin Nozuka, among others.
For more information: check out the website http://canadasmusicincubator.com/CMIAE or contact Jesse.Mitchell@CanadasMusicIncubator.com
Canadian Music Week announced the winners of the 19th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards¸which took place today at the Sheraton Centre Hotel. Presented by Bell Media, the Canadian Radio Music Awards celebrate Canadian artists who have gained significant traction on Canadian radio over the past year. The show featured special performances by The Strumbellas, Coleman Hell, Ria Mae, Cold Creek County, Scott Helman, and Jocelyn Alice.
Nominees included artists who hit the Canadian charts for the first time last year and achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio "spins" as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2015. Votes cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities determined the winners. Radio listeners from across the country also voted online for the Fans' Choice Award at cmw.net. The full list of winners can be found below.
2016 CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: AC
SCOTT HELMAN - BUNGALOW
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: CHR
ALESSIA CARA - HERE
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MAINSTREAM ROCK
STANDSTILLS - ORLEANS
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: MODERN ROCK
COLEMAN HELL - 2 HEADS
BEST NEW GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST: COUNTRY
COLD CREEK COUNTY - OUR TOWN
SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR
CAN’T FEEL MY FACE - THE WEEKND
Three additional non-voting awards were also presented at this year's ceremony: The FACTOR Breakthrough Award, for top airplay for new FACTOR-supported artists, went toLeah Daniels; the Sennheiser Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay was awarded toShawn Mendes, and the Heatseeker award was presented to The Strumbellas.