November

November 10, 2016

Save on Indie Week Wristbands with Promo Code IWCMAO2016

Indie Week is offering all CMAO members the opportunity to purchase Indie Week wristbands at the reduced price of $50 per wristband. Visit canada.indieweek.com and use the promo code IWCMAO2016 to access the discount and save on your pass. And don’t miss the Indie Week Emerging Artist Country Showcase – Thursday November 17th at Adelaide Hall – featuring performances by Krista Earle, Alessia Cohle, Brittany Brodie, Ben Hudson, Dani Strong, and Kansas Stone.
November 10, 2016

Kick It With Kissel Contest

Want to open for Brett Kissel on his “Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour” Ontario dates? Here’s your chance! Submit a video of you performing an original song to win an opportunity to open for Brett Kissel on his “Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour”. Simply upload your video to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook by November 27th. Tag @theCMAO and use the hashtag “#KickItWithKissel” along with why you want to open for Brett. Winner will be announced on December 3rd. Contest open to current CMAO members only.  Brought to you by the Country Music Association of Ontario, Invictus Entertainment, and BK himself. Contest Rules: 1) Winner will be selected by BAK 2 BAK Entertainment. 2) Winner will receive a $200 honourarium per show from the CMAO. 3) […]
November 9, 2016

CMAO Membership Survey – Fall 2016 Results

Over the summer period, the Membership Committee decided it was time to look out the window at our neighbourhood and get to know the neighbours a little better. We wanted to encourage a good response rate, so our first-ever Membership Survey was designed to be short and sweet, but allow us to collect some key information. Many might think that 51 respondents is a bit light, but recognizing that our current membership is just north of 500, simple math makes this a 10% response rate. Sure, we wish it was more, but the direct marketing companies would be popping champagne over a 10% response – they’re used to 4%! Here’s what we learned: The gender split is 52% male / 48% female. The age group […]
November 9, 2016

Artist of the Month: Shae Dupuy

A southern Ontario girl since she was 6 years old, Shae Dupuy has been singing, writing and performing music for nearly her entire life. And now, the St. Catharines artist is releasing new music from her more current life to the country music world. Her new EP, Brave (Oct. 28, 2016), comes more than 2 years after the 2014 release of her debut EP, Breakdown, and offers a deeper perspective on Dupuy’s view of the world, understanding of herself, and ability to create the music she wants to make and share. Shae has taken the influence of modern stars like Shania Twain, Taylor Swift and The Dixie Chicks and used it to craft her own style and sound. And in that sound, and her songs, […]