Buyer Beware|

A student just reached out to me about a musician/marketer, Leah McHenry, who claims to make her living (as a musician) running Facebook Ads, who turned out to be an actual shyster and blocked her from the group that my student paid for, just for asking a normal question inquiring about the program delivery. Be careful of shiny objects and fake people — do your research and be sure to work with credible, established people, not newbies, or wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Once you get in the mix with people who are credible, the snake-charmers become quite obvious.


~ Cari Cole

(Posted by our lovable Chuck Hughes on Facebook, 8/17/16)

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One of the acts from the 2016 Canadian Music Fest

One of the acts from the 2016 Canadian Music Fest

Canadian Music Week 2017

200 performance slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists at Canadian Music Week 2017. Performing artists receive a complimentary registration to Canadian Music Week’s Music Summit 2017 (valued at $699 CAD).

The Opportunity
Canadian Music Week (CMW) is a once-a-year opportunity to get your band in front of over 3000 industry insiders and 700 media reps from Canada and all over the world – from A&R reps and music publishers to booking agents, and talent buyers.

CMW is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. For artists, it’s a chance to learn and network with pros from all sectors of the industry with the tools and knowledge to build your career in music. With panels, keynotes/celebrity interviews, mentoring sessions, speed-dating, workshops, award shows, networking opportunities, an international marketplace, and comedy shows, CMW is your one-stop music destination to the world.

Special Early Pricing [These are application rates only]:
Aug 10 – Oct 25: $35
Oct 26 – Dec 29: $55

The Band
Past years’ performers include:
X Ambassadors, Skepta, Eagles of Death Metal, Cold Creek County, Shawn Hook, Magic!, M.I.A., CHVRCHES, Bloc Party, Passion Pit, Janelle Monae, Slash, Arcade Fire, Tegan and Sara, Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, Death Cab For Cutie, Tokyo Police Club, RZA, Katy Perry, John Mellencamp, Metric, Alanis Morissette, The Breeders, Joseph Arthur, Great Lake Swimmers, Of Monsters & Men, Kiesza, Aesop Rock, Faith No More, Cage The Elephant, Crystal Castles, and thousands more have all played a CMW stage – and you can be next.

● All genres
● Solo acts and/or full bands
All band members must be 19 years or over
● Artists from any region

The Gig
● All entrants will receive a complementary pass to attend Canadian Music Weeks Music Summit 2017 (valued at $799 CAD)
Backline and sound equipment vary by venue
● Set times and lengths vary by showcase and venue

Additional Compensation Details:
● Two-year membership to CAAMA (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts)
● Chance to be featured in”Artist Spotlight” on the Canadian Music Week site
Reduced rates at hotels on per band basis and subject to capacity

Apply by Dec 29, 2016

This opportunity requires an entry fee to apply. Max Application Fee: $35.00

[Thank you to Alex Teitz, http://www.femmusic.com, for contributing this article. Alex writes: For the past few years I’ve previewed this festival. It is after SXSW and is just as long. Many American acts do play. Early registration has begun.]

Posted by Canadian Music Week Inc.
When: Apr 18, 2017 – Apr 22, 2017
Where: Toronto, Ontario, CAN


[We’ve put a “Buyer Beware” on this because there hare HUNDREDS of bands that apply for these slots (usually only a handful) so make sure your band is really ready to go before investing the money.]

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