Little Burgundy opens first ever original song competition “Claim to Fame”


claimtofameNovember 8, 2011

Open to unsigned, Canadian aspiring bands and solo artists, this contest gives participants the chance to win big: the grand prize winner gets to play their original song at the Pop Montreal and Scene 1425 festivals (as well as a live video and audio studio recording, trip to Montreal, LB shopping spree, etc.) There’s tons of perks too for second prize winners.

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The First 15: $5000 music grant for Canadian Artists


thefirst15Win studio time, a trip to Toronto & a $5000 grant courtesy of Post Foods, the makers of Sugar Crisp
November 1, 2011

Thanks to an innovative approach to secure funding by indepent music composer & producer Adam Damelin, Canadian bands and artists now have a chance at The First 15 – a cutting-edge grant from Post Foods that awards recording studio time courtesy of GIRTH Music in Toronto as well as award-winning producer support, a $5000 cash prize and a trip to Toronto.

Find out how to enter after the jump!

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Deadline for SXSW submissions this Friday

South By Southwest Application
South By Southwest ApplicationToronto bands looking to apply to showcase at the 2010 South By Southwest Music conference in Austin, Texas need to do so by midnight on Friday November 6.  The festival will be running March 17-21 and encourages Toronto bands to apply through Sonicbids.  Unfortunately there is a $40 application fee, but the fee also gives bands a six-month membership trial to Sonicbids.  Last year’s Toronto performers included Sebastien Grainger, Emma-Lee, The D’Urbervilles, the Mark Inside, Magneta Lane and more.

Here are some helpful links provided by Sonicbids whether you’re applying to SXSW or not.

SXSW application page:

Audio interview with Brad First from SXSW’s election committee giving advice to bands:

Blog post sharing tips/advice from SXSW’s chief music director:

Minto van stolen in Toronto

MintoVan.jpg Folk rock band Minto had their van stolen at their Toronto tour stop Tuesday.  The van was last seen in the Dupont/Dufferin area between 10 p.m. on October 26 and 8 a.m. on October 27.  There is no record of it being towed.

Vehicle: 1998 Plymouth Voyageur
Colour: Mauve
Plates: 530 AWX (BC plates)

Anyone with information is asked to contact the band’s publicist.  The photo pictured is not Minto’s van, but very similar.  Thank you for your help!  

Toronto bands nominated for first-ever Verge Music Awards

vergeJuly 22, 2008
XM Canada radio has just announced it’s first-ever Verge Music Awards and a bunch of our favourite Toronto artists have been nominated. 
There are two categories: Album of the Year and Artist of the Year.  The winners will be announced at Tattoo Rock Parlour in September and will be awarded $50,000 in prizes.   

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Wakestock 2007

Wakestock Logo

This years Wakestock was a great time with many performances from local Toronto bands as well as a few North American acts.  Check out the interviews, video clips and pictures from this years Wakestock festivities.


Videos:Interview with Kelly Lemieux

Wakestock Teaser VideoWakestock 2007 Trailer 




 Interview with Jacson of The Junction


                                       Interview With Kelly Lemieux of Goldfinger

 Goldfinger Fiasco



 Interview With Jackson From The Junction 



                                                                                             Clip of Goldfinger Ending in Chaos

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