MusicOntario Newsletter: September 24, 2015
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Newsletter: Sept 25, 2015
In This Edition:
MusicOntario News:

  • Farewell to Executive Director, Rick Fenton.
  • MusicOntario & Toronto Public Library Partnership
  • Canada's Music Incubator Launches Artist Manager Program
  • MusicOntario Global Exporting Events

Video of the Week: Shine, Tia Brazda
Call for Submissions
Showcases & Events
Welcome Our New Members!
Funding Deadlines
Member News
MusicOntario HotDesk
Become A Member

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Canadian Music Week has announced the hiring of Rick Fenton as the Vice President of Business Development. Rick will assume his new position on October 1, 2015.

As you may know, Rick has spent the last year serving as the Executive Director of MusicOntario. Bringing creativity and energy to MusicOntario, Rick’s leadership and drive will be sorely missed by the MusicOntario team. We wish Rick all the best in his new role, and look forward to the next stage of MusicOntario's development.

We're hiring! Applications for the position of Executive Director are currently being accepted. Click here for more information.

MusicOntario is excited to announce our partnership with Toronto Public Library to present our "Music Business 101" workshop as a part of their ongoing "Make Some Noise" series. The event is free for all ages, and will take place at the Parkdale branch 1303 Queen Street W, October 22, 2015 at 6PM, doors at 5:30. Stay tuned for the Make Some Noise event page with more details to come.

Canada's Music Incubator has announced their ARTIST MANAGER PROGRAM, a partnership between Downtown Yonge, Canada's Music Incubator and Coalition Music.  The Artist Manager Program takes a customized, hands-on approach with established managers helping emerging artist managers build their businesses and develop the careers of their artists.

MusicOntario members in good standing will receive a $250 discount on enrolment fees for the program.
For more information, please visit 


Where in the World is MusicOntario?
We've had a busy fall so far, from the CCMA's in Halifax, Americana Fest in Nashville, POP in Montreal, and Reeperbahn in Hamburg. Click here for pictures from these fun events!
Video of the Week:
Video of the Week: Shine is Tia Brazda's newest video, released in the summer of 2015. To find out more, visit Tia's website by clicking here

Folk Alliance International
Event Date: February 17-21, 2016
Location: Kansas City, MO
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Eastlink East Coast Music Week
Event Dates: April 8-12, 2016
Location: Sydney, NS
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Event Dates: March 15-20, 2016
Location: Austin, TX
Deadline: October 23, 2015

Indie Week Europe
Event Dates: May 25-29, 2016
Location: Manchester, UK
Deadline: Jan 9, 2016.
Event Dates: May 4-14, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON
Deadline: January 15, 2016
The Great Escape
Event Dates: May 19-21, 2016
Location: Brighton, UK
Deadline: February 2016
Upcoming Showcases & Events:

Folk Music Ontario Conference: Join us for two nights of great Ontario folk music in the MusicOntario Presents: Room 344 at the Westin Hotel, Missasauga, ON. October 16-17, 2015. See full schedule details below.

Indie Week Canada: MusicOntario is presenting four showcases October 14-16, 2015, and a panel Thursday October 15, 2015, 3-3:45PM at the Bond Place Hotel, Toronto.

Mundial: MusicOntario is presenting a showcase and B2B networking session at this year's Mundial Conference, taking place in Montreal, November 17-20, 2015.
Help spread the news about MusicOntario, please share with your friends!
MusicOntario is excited to introduce you to our latest batch of members, please click on the links to find out more about them!

Ontario Music Fund - Music Industry Development Stream:
This stream is open on a rolling basis until October 29, 2015.

MuchFact Digital Tools
Nov 5 2015, July 2 2015.
MuchFact Music Video
Nov 5 2015.

MuchFact Content Package
Nov 5 2015.

Canada Council Music Touring Grants
Dec 1, 2015 (for tours occurring between the following April and Oct) 
June 1, 2016 (for tours occurring between the following Sept and April), 

FACTOR Demo Program:
Jan 28, 2016 (deadline for new artist or applicant profiles: January 21, 2016).

FACTOR Juried Sound Recording
Jan 28, 2016 (deadline for new artist or applicant profiles: January 21, 2016).

  February 15, 2016 (for festivals between June 1 - Nov 30)
Whitebrow CD Release Concert: MusicOntario members Whitebrow will be debuting their Sophomore release Mono Vodou on October 3, 2015 at St Stephen-in-the-Fields Church, College St at Bellevue Ave, Toronto. Doors at 8PM. Click for more details
Located in the MusicOntario office at 30 St. Patrick St, Toronto, the HOTDESK is a shared office and consultation space that is FREE for members, and includes a computer, printer, office equipment, access to our resource library, and a staff member on-hand for consultations. 

Click here to reserve a time!
MusicOntario has launched the Members' Portal on our website! For members-only access to our online resources, please contact for your username & password.
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MusicOntario would like to acknowledge the support of the following organizations: 
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