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March 5, 2018

Submit for Your Chance to Perform at Brooklin Spring Fair

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 16, 2018 CMAOntario, in collaboration with Brooklin Spring Fair, is giving one of our Artist Members the opportunity to perform at The Brooklin Spring Fair between May 31st and June 3rd, 2018 If you are a CMAOntario member in good standing – you are eligible to submit for consideration for this performance opportunity!  The deadline to submit for this opportunity is March 16th at 5:00pm. One lucky CMAOntario Artist Member will receive: One 30-minute set at the Outdoor Stage Photo, bio and website link posted on the festival website and social media sites $200 honourarium Full backline and lighting provided by Brooklin Spring Fair The opportunity is open to both solo artists and bands.    Submissions open now! You will need your CMAOntario Membership User Name and Password to apply for this performance opportunity. Please click […]
February 22, 2018

Submit for Your Chance to Perform at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival

New Country Spirit & CMAOntario present… Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase Official Showcase Information & Rules The Country Music Association of Ontario is thrilled to launch our partner initiative with New Country Spirit which will give Ontario country music artists an opportunity to showcase their talents on June 16 and 17, 2018 at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival in beautiful Port Credit (Mississauga), Ontario. You don’t want to miss your chance to perform at this festival! For more information about the festival, please go to http //www.themwf.com/  Prizes Grand Prize Winner Performance on the MWF Credit Goes Country Main Stage, Saturday evening, June 16, 2018 $200 honorarium donated by CMAOntario Professional Photo Shoot with Brandon Ferguson Photography $100 Gift Card donated by Rock ‘N Horse Saloon-Toronto […]
February 22, 2018

Submit for Your Chance to Perform at the CMAOntario 2018 New Faces Showcase

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27, 2018 If you are a member in good standing who is planning to attend the upcoming CMAOntario Festival & Awards June 1-3 in London, Ontario – you are eligible to submit for consideration for a showcase opportunity! Up to 4 acts will be selected to showcase on Saturday, June 2nd as part of the CMAOntario New Faces Showcase and Concert at Market Square. Showcasing at this CMAOntario event provides a unique opportunity to reach industry members from booking agencies, radio, publishing and labels and fans. You will need your CMAOntario Membership User Name and Password to apply for this performance opportunity. Please click the link below to login and submit your application. https://cmaontario.ca/login/ Once there, click on “Performance Opportunities” to complete your submission. If the link above […]
January 25, 2018

A Message from the President (January 2018)

The CMAOntario’s Board Members would like to wish all a belated Happy New Year, and all the best for 2018. I believe we are all in for a much smoother and more bountiful year. Opportunities abound! As the Board continues to prepare for 2018 in London, the Membership Committee has created some new performance opportunities with a number of Ontario Fairs. These performance opportunities will be decided by a submission-based application and the chosen artists will be selected by a jury made up of industry personnel. Keep an eye on the newsletter to get all the deets – it will be coming up soon! I was unable to make the 2017 Unison Holiday Schmoozefest, but that party raised $35,000 for Canadian Music Workers in Crisis. […]
January 25, 2018

In The News (January)

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”. […]
December 21, 2017

A Message from the President (December 2017)

2017 has been an incredible year for the Country Music Association of Ontario and the continued success stories of our members. The Board of Directors would like to thank all of our members for their ongoing support and friendships. It really does feel like a big family. Our membership is at a record high and new members continue to join weekly, and as a gentle reminder, January 2018 is the month that memberships are to be renewed. Please visit our website at www.cmaontario.ca for online renewal. Tickets are going fast for the 2018 Award Show and CMAOntario members can still take advantage of a special members-only price. Promo codes to access the members’ discount will be sent to CMAOntario members via email through the Association. […]
December 21, 2017

Winners Selected to Open for Brett Kissel on His “We Were That Song” Tour

Countless fans have uploaded videos of themselves performing their favourite Brett Kissel song to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook entering for their chance to #KickItWithKissel this Winter on his ‘We Were That Song’ national tour. The winners have now been selected! Congratulations to our members chosen to open for Brett on the tour dates below: •    Fri, Feb 2 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Augusta Ray •    Thu, Feb 22 – Barrie, ON – Georgian Theatre – Nicole Rayy •    Fri, Feb 23 – North Bay, ON – Capitol Centre – The Small Town Girls and Ben Hudson •    Sat, Feb 24 – Sudbury, ON – Fraser Auditorium – Amanda Jordan •    Sun, Feb 25 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – The Machine […]
December 21, 2017

In The News (December)

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. Cold Creek County on Tour with Old Dominion Cold Creek County is hitting the road in 2018, opening for Old Dominion, alongside The Washboard Union, for the Canadian leg of their Happy Endings World Tour. Tour kicks off February 1 in Regina, Saskatchewan and tickets are on sale now. Check out […]
November 20, 2017

2018 CMAOntario Awards Show Announces Jason Mccoy Returning As Host & Public Onsale Date!

The Country Music Association of Ontario is excited for the return to London, Ontario as the host city for the 2018 CMAOntario Awards show. Set to take place Sunday June 3, 2018, at Centennial Hall, Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers resumes his role as host. Ever-engaging and entertaining, Jason McCoy, a two-time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, has become a popular host on many fronts. From voicing the nationally syndicated Country Radio show, Sounds Canadian, (2007-2010), to stepping in front of the camera as host of Smashtown (CMT Canada/USA), two seasons of CMT’s Pet Heroes (2010/2011), and Jason McCoy Eats America. As creator and front man of the best-selling band in Canadian country music history, The Road Hammers, Jason took on the Country […]