Currently, Becoming A Member Provides A Number Of Benefits Including:
Submit And Vote In Awards
With a Regular or Corporate membership, you can submit and vote in our CMAO awards. Submit yourself for an award or support your peers or favourite artist by casting your vote in our award show.
Discounted Events & More
Regular and Corporate members can attend the majority of our seminars and events at a reduced price. We are also working on introducing additional benefits from outside sources to our members in the near future like Insurance.
Through informative seminars and panels, as well as open mic events and annual 2-Day R2I Spring Tune Up Conference, the CMAO works hard to provide our members with tools that will help you develop yourself and your career in a positive way. You will get access to important information that will assist you with your career in country music with the majority of our event registration prices offered at a lower rate to members.
The CMAO prides itself on providing performance and showcasing opportunities to our members that will help develop their skills, fan base and experience. Our goal is to help move our members from the Provincial stage to the National stage and beyond. Opportunities in the past have included CMAO/CCMA Hamilton Showcase Stage, CMAO Awards, Demo Rama series, Lucknow Showcase Stage, CCMA Spotlight Showcase, CCMA Coast to Coast Showcase and More!
Networking in any business is key, and our specially tailored events provide you with the opportunity to network with other members as well key industry individuals in comfortable and moderated settings. Play your songs for key players in the music scene, ask the burning questions you need to know, and develop your relationships with other artists, songwriters and producers in the industry.
Opportunities for your songs to be critiqued by professionals in the music business at CMAO organized events like our Open mic and Demo-Rama’s are a great way to learn more about songwriting and to gain confidence performing original material.
Since 2013, DemoRama ‘Live’ Series is held at various locations in search of new and undiscovered songwriting talent. Our Seminar Series regularly features a panelled DemoRama where industry experts listen to submitted recordings by participants and provide comments and critiques.
Member Resources Section
Our New Members section is aimed to provide a wealth of tools that we hope will help you pursue your career further. Our calendar Marks important dates, Grant Deadlines and contests. Be sure to check message boards to connect with your fellow members, and check out articles just for you in the new Member’s Home Area. Don’t forget to print your new membership card, Update your profile so you can be found in the Member Directory and stay on top of your membership renewal dates too!