The Songwriters Association of Canada is proud to announce the Celebration Series Songbird North Women of S.A.C. live stream concert on April 21st for an evening of songs and stories. The virtual event will feature key Canadian music creators across multiple genres including Alysha Brilla, Barbra Lica, Helen Austin, Kayla Diamond, and Liz Rodrigues.
Hosted by JUNO Award winner Shari Ulrich, the Celebration Series Songbird North Women of S.A.C. unites women in music and invites the inspiring songwriters to share the inspiration behind their songs and the stories for an incredible night of performances, storytelling and music.
S.A.C. developed the concert series program in 1993, originally named Bluebird North (BBN), bringing together Canada's most inspiring songwriters to perform original work at an industry event in front of an educated audience.
“S.A.C. Celebration Series Songbird North concerts are a showcase of all of Canada's talented music creators and the beautiful country we live in. ... The S.A.C. Celebration Series Songbird North concerts achieve a balance of high quality, creative and relevant content exploring themes of diversity through musicianship,” says Executive Director Zoë Cunningham.
The virtual concert will be from 7-9pm EDT and general admission tickets are $20. Tickets are free for all members of S.A.C., SOCAN, and any Canadian Music Industry Associations. Tickets are available to be purchased here.
Additional information about the Celebration Series Songbird North Women of S.A.C. may be found here. This celebration was made possible in part of funding partners FACTOR and the SOCAN Foundation.
A written deputation I submitted for today's Governance Communications and Human Resources Committee meeting
"Item 2H – Annual Review of Board and Committee Charters
After numerous attempts to advocate for the increase in the representation of Tenant Board Members to equal regular Board Members with no appreciable feedback I believe that TCHC (and its primary stakeholder 'the City') may be more comfortable with increasing its official tenant participation within the Tenant Services Committee.
Under the Composition heading for the Tenant Services Committee Charter “The Committee shall be composed of a minimum of four Directors.” Even if two of those seats are occupied by Tenant Board Members they are still more strategically aligned with the “Corporation” than with the tenants.
Seeing as the Tenant Services Committee is designed to have a positive impact on the tenant experience TCHC should open up this arrangement to include more tenants at the committee level. If TCHC wishes to maintain a four “board” member minimum then we should have an equal four “tenant” member minimum.
This would thereby open up the level of communication between both the tenants and this committee. Going from a “tenant deputes and if we feel like it we'll respond” approach to an actual live[ly] back and forth discussion. It may take decades, if ever, to increase the number of tenants allowed to be seated at the “Board” level of Toronto Community Housing Corporation. But, the very nature of the work that the Tenant Services Committee is responsible for indicates there should be more tenants admitted in an official capacity to give feedback on items that impact our day to day lived experience."
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Toronto, ON - Carnage is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown. Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo.
Cave describes the album as “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”
“Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity,” says Ellis, “the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days.”
Cave & Ellis’ sonicly lyrical adventurism continues apace on Carnage, an album that emerged almost by accident out of the downtime created by the long, anxious, global pandemic. Carnage is a record for these uncertain times - one shot through with moments of distilled beauty and that resonates with an almost defiant sense of hope.
Each year Canadian Music Week attracts hundreds of artists and industry from around the world to gather (virtually) for four days of live music, learning, and making new connections. Now is your chance to take part in it!
Just for applying you will receive a two-year membership to CAAMA and one pass per group/act to attend the four-day CMW 2021 Virtual Music Conference, which is designed to help new and experienced artists, singers/songwriters, and bands to develop the business and artistic aspects of their careers plus a membership to our artist association, the Canadian Association for Advancement of Music and the Arts (CAAMA).
Your General Admission Pass allows you access to 4 days of seminars and showcases during CMW 2021.
Each artist may submit up to two pre-recorded videos to be evaluated for inclusion in one of our virtual showcases happening between May 18th and May 21st.
Showcase slots are up to 10 minutes for a maximum of two songs and a minimum of one song.
Submission Deadline: April 18th, 2021 at Midnight EST.
Toronto, ON – Canadian singer-songwriter Jordan Hart will release his debut EP ‘’Only Pieces of the Truth’’ on March 12th via Believe. On the self-produced EP, Hart exposes the desire we all share to feel connected to ourselves and each other. Through each song, he explores the highs and the lows of finding that connection in spite of our own selfish motives and pride.
The Gold-certified, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist worked with countless producers and arrangers over the years. Despite those incredible opportunities, no pieces of music truly felt like his sound. Hart was still looking for what would be his musical identity when he met the AllPoints team. Through his multiple conversations with his new creative team, he was advised to begin with a self-produced body of work. After 6 months of blood sweat and tears, Hart pieced together all the parts of himself and finally his sound. The experience birthed his new EP ‘’Only Pieces of the Truth’’.
The title track is an emotive, mid paced and gentle song with gloriously sweeping arrangements. ‘’The central character realizes that all he wants to do is be vulnerable and that he is “holding all the cards, wishing you could see inside his walls,’’ said Hart. ‘’But even still, and especially because the stakes are so high, he can’t bring himself to take the first steps forward toward repairing the relationship (“staring at your door, I’ll never knock”).’’
Toronto, ON - Today, three-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Gramps Morgan announces the release of the music video for ‘’Runaway Bay’’ and an acoustic rendition of the song. This version, produced by Johnny Reid and available exclusively for streaming is released by Halo Entertainment Group/The Orchard.
The acoustic version of ‘’Runaway Bay’’ has a laid back piano vocal with an approach that offers a calm melody that allows the listener to lose themselves in the lyrics. Morgan stated that “Runaway Bay is my love letter to Jamaica. It’s about a yearning for home that everyone can relate to... Turn it up, close your eyes and you’ll almost feel the sun on your face and sand beneath your feet.’’
The Youtube video Premiere of ‘’Runaway Bay’’ will take place today at 12:00pm EST. Fans will have the opportunity to chat with Morgan on YouTube during the event. The video was directed by Gareth Cobran and shot in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The visuals for the video highlight the beautiful people and refreshing scenery of the region.
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Every time this video is viewed today, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards Canadian mental health initiatives. Watch and share to show your support. #BellLetsTalk
Toronto, ON - Buzzed-about newcomer and “one of Country music’s most promising young stars,” (Whiskey Riff), Lainey Wilson announced her hotly-anticipated studio album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ is set to release February 19 via BBR Music Group/Broken Bow Records. Those who pre-order the album will immediately have access to the brand-new track and album opener, “Neon Diamonds” (a song which a prominent tv booker said he hadn’t “heard a more perfect ‘grab-you-in’ start to an album since Thriller”). LISTEN HERE.
Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ includes her current radio single, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” which has garnered more than 35 million streams, earning a place on Spotify’s Nashville’s Worldwide Hot 50 and has been in the Top 5 consumption per spin and streams per spin for the past 17 consecutive weeks. A fan and critic favorite, the song was featured in NPR’s Best Music of 2019 saying it, “proves [Wilson] capable of blending a thoroughly countrified vocal approach with digitally sharpened contemporary production, thanks to the suppleness and body of her honeyed, crystalline twang.”