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October 23, 2018

In The News (October 2018)

This section of the newsletter is comprised of news stories, press releases and links to Internet articles that are sent in by our members who believe they will be of general interest to the membership.  We include them as a courtesy to our members but do not verify or edit their content.  Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the CMAOntario nor do their contents reflect the views or opinions of the CMAOntario. If you would like to have something included in the newsletter, please send us a short synopsis, a photo or graphic and the hotlink that can be included in the news listing. Submissions can be sent to verle@cmaontario.ca. Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]
October 15, 2018

2019 CMAOntario Awards: Tickets On Sale Friday, October 19th

JASON MCCOY RETURNS AS HOST  THE GOOD BROTHERS TO RECEIVE IMPACT AWARD NEW FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD ANNOUNCED   October 15, 2018 (TORONTO) The Country Music Association of Ontario is excited to announce that tickets for the 2019 CMAOntario Awards go on sale this Friday, October 19th. The 7th annual celebration will bring an evening of continuous music, memorable moments and inevitable fun to the National Arts Centre (Southam Hall) in Ottawa on Sunday, June 16, 2019 starting at 7:00pm. Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards will be available for purchase to the public as of 10:00am, Friday, October 19 online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.888.991.2787. Early bird pricing will be in effect with prices ranging from $69.00 (plus taxes and service […]
October 2, 2018

Ottawa Announced as Host City for the 2019 CMAOntario Festival & Awards

October 2, 2018 (TORONTO) 2019 will mark the debut of the CMAOntario Festival and Awards in the nation’s capital. Announced today by the Country Music Association of Ontario, the annual three-day fête will take over various venues in Ottawa from June 14-16, 2019 to celebrate the best in Ontario country music. “Ottawa has been a proven market for country music, with both a burgeoning live music scene and a continued demand for the genre,” said CMAOntario President Steve Kassay. “We feel that the city is the next natural choice as we continue to extend the CMAOntario Awards celebrations throughout the province and engage our member communities. As an Ontario-wide association, we have also been cognizant of the growing sector and popularity of Franco-Ontario country artists. […]
September 19, 2018

Congratulations to All Ontario CCMA Awards Winners

A huge congratulations to all Ontario artists, bands, musicians, companies, and industry members who walked away with the hardware at the 2018 CCMA Awards. Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON Antoine Moonen CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON James Barker Band Jason, Jack & Carey Morning Show – CICX-FM – Orillia, ON Jeff Dalziel KX Morning Ride with Ellis & Archer – CJKX-FM – Oshawa, ON Mediavandals Meghan Patrick ole Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON Shane Guse – Mandolin Shania Twain Stephano Barberis Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada The Feldman Agency The Reklaws Warner Music Canada
September 19, 2018

In The News (September 2018)

This section of the newsletter is comprised of news stories, press releases and links to Internet articles that are sent in by our members who believe they will be of general interest to the membership.  We include them as a courtesy to our members but do not verify or edit their content.  Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the CMAOntario nor do their contents reflect the views or opinions of the CMAOntario. If you would like to have something included in the newsletter, please send us a short synopsis, a photo or graphic and the hotlink that can be included in the news listing. Submissions can be sent to verle@cmaontario.ca. Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]
August 15, 2018

Introducing The 2018/2019 CMAOntario Board of Directors

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the 2018/2019 CMAOntario Board of Directors.  Together, this team will use their experience and knowledge to lead the CMAOntario’s 2018/2019 activities, continue building upon the association’s initiatives and developing its foundation for a stronger presence and impact in our communities. Here is your Board of Directors for 2018/2019: Executive Committee  Steve Kassay – President Cathie Faint – 1st Vice President Michelle Carpenter – 2nd Vice President Sam Arraj – Treasurer Brian Allen – Secretary Directors Michel Benac Ken Boyer Patrick Duffy Jennifer Goheen Amanda Kingsland Kim Stoneburg
August 15, 2018

Congratulations to All Ontario CCMA Nominees

A huge congratulations to all Ontario artists, bands, musicians, companies, and industry members up for nominations at the 2018 CCMA Awards. We couldn’t be more proud! Ali Raney Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON Antoine Moonen APA Agency Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON Ben Knechtel Boots And Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON Chris Altmann – Hamilton Connor Riddell – Banjo Denise Ross – Live Nation Entertainment Derek Caven Donovan Woods Doug Johnson Doyle Smith Emmanuel Patterson – Live Nation Entertainment Gavin Slate Geoff Torrn James Barker Band Jason Graham Jeff Dalziel Jessica Mitchell Lindi Ortega MDM Artist Management Services Mediavandals Meghan Patrick Mike Denney – President – MDM Recordings Inc. Mitchell Nevins ole ole red dot Open Road Recordings Inc. Paul Chapman Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON Peter […]
August 15, 2018

In The News (August 2018)

This section of the newsletter is comprised of news stories, press releases and links to Internet articles that are sent in by our members who believe they will be of general interest to the membership.  We include them as a courtesy to our members but do not verify or edit their content.  Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the CMAOntario nor do their contents reflect the views or opinions of the CMAOntario. If you would like to have something included in the newsletter, please send us a short synopsis, a photo or graphic and the hotlink that can be included in the news listing. Submissions can be sent to verle@cmaontario.ca. Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]
May 9, 2018

A Message from the President (May 2018)

We are getting so close and all of us are looking forward to spending a really exciting and rewarding weekend with our members and new faces at the 6th annual CMAOntario Festival and Awards weekend and the 5th annual R2I TuneUp Conference in London, June 1-3, 2018. Tickets for the June 3rd Awards show are going quickly, so please visit the Centennial Hall box office https://centennialhall.london/london-event-listings.html It is going to be our best show yet and not to be missed. Every year, we on the Board receive calls asking if we can get someone tickets after they discover the event is sold out. (And of course, we can’t manufacture seats!) Get on the road to independence! Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd, will see […]