February 4th, 2016

Folk Music Canada @FAI 2016 #FMCTopNotch

FA 2015 Digital Ad rooms

 

Folk Music Canada is pleased to announce its activities for the 2016 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, including showcases, a reception and festival style workshops, all taking place under the banner of #FMCTopnotch.

Folk Music Canada is hosting 75 showcase performances, in two rooms over four days at the conference’s host hotel. These performances will feature more than 80 artists from across Canada, including five 2016 JUNO nominees and five 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award winners. The full schedule is available at www.folkmusiccanada.ca, and on our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1129182743772109/

We invite you to sample some of the #FMCtopnotch showcasing artists through our two SoundCloud streams here:

Red Room

https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/fmcred2016

Blue Room

https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/fmcblue2016

As well, Folk Music Canada is hosting 12 collaborative ‘in-the-round’ sessions, within the theme of ‘Crossing Borders’, pairing Canadian acts with artists from the United Kingdom and the United States. During these afternoon, round-robin presentations, 20 Canadians will share the stage with 15 international artists.

 

All ‘Crossing Borders’ artists can be previewed here:

https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/cb2016

 

Folk Music Canada is also partnering with the CIMA and all Canadian Provincial Music Industry Associations to host the Folk Alliance Saturday night reception, preceding the official showcases.  

 

For all the news and real time updates about our events and artists, please follow Folk Music Canada on twitter @folkmusiccanada and include the hashtag #FMCtopnotch on all your social shares about Canadian Folk artists and music during Folk Alliance.

Folk Music Canada acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Socan Foundation , FACTOR, The Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters, in making these events possible.  
As well, Folk Music Canada is grateful for its 2016 Folk Alliance partners, SpinCount, The English Folk and Dance Song Society, The Canadian Federation of Musicians and Beehive Productions.

February 2nd, 2016

Fai 2016 Prep Webinar

Folk Music Canada is offering two webinars on how to prepare and get the most from attending Folk Alliance.  They will take place on Friday February 5 at 2pm EST and Wednesday February 10 1pm EST.  The fee for Folk Music Canada (or your provincial MIA) members is $5 and $10 for non members.  You can take part simply by logging in online, or phoning in to participate with audio only.

During the webinar, you’ll learn more about how to approach your showcase strategy, promotion before/during/after the event, and your meetings with festival directors, talent buyers, and other delegates at the conference.   We’ll also cover key networking events to attend and answer questions from participants.

Please use the following links to register before 5pm EST the day before the Webinar takes place.
Friday Feb 5 webinar – Register here: http://whoozin.com/39E-HRJ-KHME
Wednesday Feb 10 webinar – Register here: http://whoozin.com/TMQ-QG3-4EFD
If you are a self-represented artist, it is strongly recommended that you take advantage of this opportunity.  If you are an agent, you are welcome to take part as well, although the material may not be as relevant to you.
November 10th, 2015

US Work Permit Update

In recent months, many Canadian musicians have experienced longer than usual waiting times for processing work permits with the United States. Folk Music Canada wants to help musicians mitigate the effects of unpredictable processing times and is offering the following information to help support Canadian folk performers through this challenging time.  We’ve prepared two guides (below) – one for artists and one for presenters.

Information for Canadian Artists touring the US         Information for US presenters working with Canadian performers

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October 21st, 2015

Thank you et Merci! Folk Music Ontario

Thanks to all our volunteers, export delegates and artists.  Congratulations on a wonderful conference – both from an artistic and business perspective.

With more than 35 invited export delegates, 75 export artists, and 70 showcasing performers involved in Folk Music Canada programs, we are proud of the strength of the Canadian folk community!

Merci à tous nos bénévoles, les délégués et les artistes du programme de développement à l’exportation. Félicitations pour une merveilleuse conférence – à la fois du point de vue artistique et d’affaires.

Avec plus de 35 délégués et 75 artistes impliqués au programme de développement à l’exportation, et 70 artistes présentés en vitrines de Musique folk du Canada, nous sommes fiers de la force de la communauté folk canadienne!

October 13th, 2015

Cheap Eats at Folk Music Ontario 2015 / Manger sans casser le budget à la conférence Musique folk de l’Ontario

We’ve put together some helpful information on where to eat during the Folk Music Ontario 2015 conference.   Enjoy!

Nous avons rassemblé quelques informations utiles sur les endroits où manger à la conférence de Musique folk de l’Ontario.  Bon appétit!

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September 27th, 2015

Folk Music Ontario 2015 – Showcase / Vitrines

We’re delighted to present two showcase rooms at the 2015 Folk Music Ontario conference.   Chock of fun, great snacks, cool refreshments and top-notch music, we hope to see you there!

Preview our showcasing artists through our audio stream: https://soundcloud.com/spincount/sets/folk-music-canada/s-c4uhF

Thank you to our partners : the SOCAN Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, SpinCount, the Canadian Federation of Musicians and Folk Music Ontario

Nous sommes heureux de présenter deux salles de vitrines à Folk Musique Ontario.  Grignottines, breuvages et bonne musique! Au plaisir de vous voir là!

Merci à nos partenaires: la Fondation SOCAN, le conseil des arts du Canada, SpinCount, the Canadian Federation of Musicians et Folk Musique Ontario.

 

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September 25th, 2015

Folk Alliance 2016 showcases/Vitrines à Folk Alliance 2016

Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase opportunities at Folk Alliance 2016, from Wednesday February 17 to Saturday February 20, 2015. Interested in being a performer?  Apply here.

We encourage export emerging, and export-ready Canadian artists to submit for this opportunity and take advantage of the opportunity to build their international careers.

The deadline to apply is October 20, 2015 (midnight EST).

Folk Music Canada is working on lots of exciting projects for Folk Alliance 2016 – and we’re happy to keep supporting you.  Need advice or information?  Just get in touch, we’re here to help: info@folkmusiccanada.ca

Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer que nous allons tenir une salle de vitrine à la conference de Folk Alliance 2016, le mercredi au samedi soir. Vous voulez participer? Déposez votre demande ici. 
La date limite pour postuler à ce programme est le 20 novembre, 2015  à minuit (heure normale de l’Est). Nous ferons part des résultats aux postulants au mois de décembre. Contactez-nous à info@folkmusiccanada.ca  pour les détails.

September 8th, 2015

AmericanaFest 2015 #FMCTopNotch Showcase Announced

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Folk Music Canada is pleased to announce the #FMCTopNotch Canadian Folk Music showcase to be presented in Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Dan McGuiness Pub. This showcase takes place as part of the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which gathers thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN.
The Folk Music Canada #FMCTopNotch Showcase features top Canadian folk talent; listen to the playlist on soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/spincount/sets/folk-music-canada-fmctopnotch

Jadea Kelly (Toronto, ON),
http://www.darthjadea.com/jadeakelly.html

Good Lovelies (Toronto, ON),
http://goodlovelies.com/site/

Sin and Swoon (Montreal, QC),
http://www.sinandswoon.com/

Nudie (Charlottetown, PEI),
http://nudiemusic.com/

The Dead South (Regina, SK),
http://www.thedeadsouth.com/

Sarah Jane Scouten (Montreal, QC)
http://www.sarahjanescouten.com/

The Young Novelists (Toronto, ON).
http://www.theyoungnovelists.com/

The showcase runs from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Dan McGuiness Pub, 1538 Demonbreun, St. Nashville, TN.

For all the news and real time updates from Folk Music Canada about events and artists, please follow FMC on twitter @folkmusiccanada and please include the hashtag #FMCtopnotch on all your social shares about Canadian Folk artists and music during the Americana Music Festival & Conference.

Folk Music Canada is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.

Thank you to our funders and partners for their support. This project is funded in part by FACTOR, The Canada Council for the Arts the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. And to our event partner, SpinCount Promotions and Publicity.

#FMCtopnotch
@folkmusiccanada
@spincount

Media Contact:
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount
kimberly@spincount.com

September 3rd, 2015

SpinCount and Folk Music Canada Announce Partnership

SpinCount and Folk Music Canada (FMC) announce a partnership for the upcoming 2015/2016 Music Conference Season. Folk Music Canada has contracted SpinCount to create and implement a digital marketing and communications plan for key national and international music conferences.

Music Festivals include;  Americana Music Festival (Nashville, TN – USA), Folk Music Ontario(Toronto, ON), North East Regional Folk Alliance / NERFA (Kerhonkson, NY – USA) Association of Performing Arts Presenters / APAP (NY, NY – USA), and Folk Alliance International / FAI (Kansas City, MO).

SpinCount will oversee the promotions efforts by creating and implementing a digital marketing plan and will be in attendance to assist on the ground throughout the events. This digital marketing and communications plan will target industry stakeholders, conference delegates and performers. By using digital marketing and online social sites, SpinCount and FMC will create brand awareness before, during and after the events by communicating the schedule, performers, music and FMC brand.

Folk Music Canada began working with  SpinCount for international contact events such as NERFA and Folk Alliance International in 2014/2015 to raise awareness for their brand, showcases, artists showcasing and events. The digital marketing campaigns were highly successful, and based on the growth and brand awareness achieved at those events, FMC engaged SpinCount for this year’s season.

SpinCount is an award winning promotions and publicity firm based in Nova Scotia. SpinCount specializes in radio, digital marketing and publicity for artists and events and was voted Music Nova Scotia 2014 Company of the Year. Follow us on twitter @spincount or on facebook, read more about us here:  http://www.spincount.ca/

Folk Music Canada is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

August 7th, 2015

Showcase opportunity: Folk Music Ontario / Opportunité de vitrine: Musique folk de l’Ontario

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Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase TWO opportunities at key networking events this fall, at Folk Music Ontario and at NERFA.

Folk Music Ontario October 15 to 18, 2015, Toronto, ON.   The deadline to apply for the FMO showcase is Friday, August 21 at midnight EDT. Apply to showcase at Folk Music Ontario here

NERFA November 12-15, 2015, Kerhonkson, NY.  The deadline to apply for the NERFA showcase is Thursday, August 27 at midnight EDT. Apply to showcase at NERFA here.

Folk Music Canada is working on lots of exciting projects for the upcoming conference season – and we’re happy to keep supporting you.  Need advice or information?  Just get in touch, we’re here to help: info@folkmusiccanada.ca
Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer que nous allons tenir une salle de vitrine acoustique au cours de plusieurs conférences dans les prochains mois,  Vous voulez participer? Déposez votre demande aux liens ci-dessous.
Musique folk de l’Ontario 15 au 18 octobre, 2015, Toronto, ON  Date limit 21 août, 2015 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est)  Déposez votre demande pour FMO ici.
NERFA 12 au 15 novembre, 2015  Kerhonkson, NY  Date limite 27 août, 2015 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est)  Déposez votre demande pour NERFA ici.
La date limite pour postuler à ce programme est le 21 août, 2015 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est). Nous ferons part des résultats aux postulants le vendredi 4 septembre, 2015.  Contactez-nous à info@folkmusiccanada.ca pour plus d’information.