Tag Archives: 2015

TURF nominated in Festival Of The Year category at upcoming Pollstar Concert Industry Awards

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TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival logo

Downtown Toronto’s annual outdoor multi-day boutique summer roots music festival, TURF (Toronto Urban Roots Festival) has been nominated in the Festival Of The Year category at the upcoming 2015 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. What do you think? Does it deserve to win in the category? Other nominees include the Newport Folk Fest, Pitchfork, Treasure Island and past nominees have included prestigious North American boutique events like Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass, Boston Calling, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun, and… Read more »

12 Canadian music companies and 8 Canadian artists showcase for Japanese music industry

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Music Mission to Japan

Over the last few years, the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has engaged in dozens of trade missions and showcase events in countries worldwide through our Canadian Blast export initiative. Previous Canadian Music Missions to Japan, the second largest music market in the world, generated a total of $3.5 million in new business and 208 deals for Canadian music companies. This year’s Mission aims… Read more »

Montreal Designer Anick La Bissonnière receives 2015 Siminovitch Prize

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Anick La Bissonnière has been awarded Canada’s most prestigious theatre award – The Siminovitch Prize. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the award, which was celebrated at a gala this past weekend at Toronto’s Hart House Theatre. As a part of the $100,000 prize, La Bissonnière receives $75,000 and Marilène Bastien, whom she has chosen as her protégée, receives $25,000. La Bissonnière was one of four… Read more »

Big Picture Media and AB Co. announce strategic partnership + CMJ showcase

North American agencies AB Co. and Big Picture Media (BPM) have announced their official strategic partnership, bridging each company’s strengths to bring progressive communications, digital, and lifestyle marketing services to artists, events, and brands across North America. The partnership opens a new chapter for both companies, allowing them to offer a comprehensive range of services. The alliance provides each agency with the resources… Read more »

CMJ Music Marathon 2015 schedule announced

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The schedule of showcases for the CMJ Music Marathon 2015 has been announced and features over 1,000 artists performing in over 70 venues across New York City from October 13 – 17, 2015. Panda Bear, Perfect Pussy, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kamasi Washington, BØRNS, Titus Andronicus, Ex Hex were announced as CMJ performers earlier this month. Newly added musicians confirmed to… Read more »