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Classified and The Weeknd pick up first Juno Awards [News]

Classified and The Weeknd pick up first Juno Awards [News]

Regina, SK – East coast rapper Classified has picked up the first Juno Award of his career. Class picked up the award … Read More »

RNBCanada: Drake signs with ASCAP [News]

RNBCanada: Drake signs with ASCAP [News]

Toronto, ON – Billboard has reported that Toronto rapper-singer Drake has signed a deal with ASCAP. Click here to check out the … Read More »

Just announced: Music industry internship opportunity in Toronto [News]

Just announced: Music industry internship opportunity in Toronto [News]

Toronto, ON – If you answer ‘yes’ to these two questions then there is a good chance that this internship opportunity is … Read More »

Are you an artist? Is your music being licensed? [News]

Are you an artist? Is your music being licensed? [News]

Toronto, ON – In 2013, with access to information via the Internet and industry workshops, artists should be responsible for learning the … Read More »

Fontana North wins Indie Distributor of the Year for 6th consecutive time [News]

Fontana North wins Indie Distributor of the Year for 6th consecutive time [News]

Maplecore is proud to announce that Fontana North Distribution won the title of Indie Distributor of the Year for the sixth consecutive … Read More »

Artists: Network with CANaudio Licensing at Canadian Music Week [News]

Artists: Network with CANaudio Licensing at Canadian Music Week [News]

Toronto, ON – A new company has launched giving artists an opportunity to get paid through licensing music. CANaudio will make their … Read More »

Fontana North: Tony Tarleton named new General Manager [News]

Fontana North: Tony Tarleton named new General Manager [News]

Toronto, ON – Fontana North, the country’s leading independent music distribution company is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Tarleton to … Read More »

Theo3 moves up 3 spots on !earshot National Hip-Hop Chart [News]

Theo3 moves up 3 spots on !earshot National Hip-Hop Chart [News]

Toronto, ON – Classified had another strong week, maintaining the #1 spot on the National Hip-Hop Chart reported by !earshot. Both A$AP … Read More »

Classified, Ghettosocks & more on !earshot National Hip-Hop Chart [News]

Classified, Ghettosocks & more on !earshot National Hip-Hop Chart [News]

Toronto, ON – !earshot, the national campus and community radio report, has six Canadians in the Top 10 of their National Hip-Hop … Read More »

Next MuchFACT deadline is Jan. 10 – Act Now! [News]

Next MuchFACT deadline is Jan. 10 – Act Now! [News]

CANADA – Attention all artists, record labels and anyone else releasing music. The next MuchFACT deadline is Thursday, January 10th at 11:59 … Read More »

FACTOR’s Video Program submission deadline is Dec. 13 [News]

FACTOR’s Video Program submission deadline is Dec. 13 [News]

Toronto, ON – Just over 10 days until the next deadline for FACTOR’s Video Program. The Video Program was created to help … Read More »

JRDN, P. Reign, K’naan amongst winners at 2012 SOCAN Awards [News]

JRDN, P. Reign, K’naan amongst winners at 2012 SOCAN Awards [News]

Toronto, ON – Several members of the Canadian urban scene were recently awarded at the 2012 SOCAN Awards. There was an award … Read More »

Next MuchFACT deadline for financial support is Jan. 10 [News]

Next MuchFACT deadline for financial support is Jan. 10 [News]

Toronto, ON – There are several different grant programs available through the MuchFACT (originally known as VideoFACT) / PromoFACT system. You can … Read More »

RNBCanada.com accepting submissions for January 2013 launch [News]

RNBCanada.com accepting submissions for January 2013 launch [News]

Toronto, ON – Last Thursday we announced the January 2013 launch of RNBCanada.com. The site is currently … Read More »

2013 JUNO Awards submissions are open! Early bird deadline: Oct. 22 [News]

2013 JUNO Awards submissions are open! Early bird deadline: Oct. 22 [News]

Toronto, ON – It’s that time of year – submissions for the 2013 JUNO Awards are officially open! In order to be … Read More »

2014 Juno Awards to be held in Winnipeg [News]

2014 Juno Awards to be held in Winnipeg [News]

Winnipeg, MB – The 2014 Juno Awards will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It’ll be the first time in 9 years that … Read More »

Swollen Members win Rap / Hip-Hop Recording of the Year at WCMAs [News]

Swollen Members win Rap / Hip-Hop Recording of the Year at WCMAs [News]

Regina, SK – Congratulations to Madchild, Prevail and Rob The Viking of Vancouver’s Swollen Members for taking home an Western Canadian Music … Read More »

2012 Polaris Music Prize to be announced on Monday, Sept. 24 [News]

2012 Polaris Music Prize to be announced on Monday, Sept. 24 [News]

Toronoto, ON – The 2012 Polaris Music Prize will be announced this coming Monday, September 24th. The award is given to the … Read More »

A-Game, Devon Tracy, Shi Wisdom and more at Canadian Urban Music Conference [News]

A-Game, Devon Tracy, Shi Wisdom and more at Canadian Urban Music Conference [News]

Toronto, ON – On September 21st and 22nd, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will play host to … Read More »

Vancouver Mobilizes Hip-Hop for Peace on Sept. 15-16 (Part 2) [News]

Vancouver Mobilizes Hip-Hop for Peace on Sept. 15-16 (Part 2) [News]

Vancouver, BC – “Hip-Hop For Peace” – We’ve been sharing artist views on how peace can be an element of hip-hop, and … Read More »

Vancouver Mobilizes Hip-Hop for Peace on Sept. 15-16 (Part 1) [News]

Vancouver Mobilizes Hip-Hop for Peace on Sept. 15-16 (Part 1) [News]

Vancouver, BC – Originally posted September 11, 2012 – “Hip-Hop For Peace” – There are those who believe that hip-hop, as a … Read More »

Attention producers! Sign-up for Battle of the Beat Makers before Aug. 22 [News]

Attention producers! Sign-up for Battle of the Beat Makers before Aug. 22 [News]

Toronto, ON – Sound Supremacy presents the 8th annual Battle of the Beat Makers (BBM) competition, focused on showcasing the talents of … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Layering Sounds [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Layering Sounds [Blog]

Toronto, ON – Thick, fat kicks with cutting vocals and sharp snares; it’s what we all strive for in our own productions. … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Side Chain Compression [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Side Chain Compression [Blog]

Toronto, ON – One of the most important sonic relationships in hip-hop music is the one between the kick drum and the … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Cutting samples and the importance of zero crossings [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Cutting samples and the importance of zero crossings [Blog]

Toronto, ON – Sampling is a major element of hip-hop production; just about every beat-maker has used one in their music-making life. … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Why rappers get a bad rep in the studio: Part 2 [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Why rappers get a bad rep in the studio: Part 2 [Blog]

Toronto, ON – In the first part of this blog, I went over preparedness in the studio and how it pertains to … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Why rappers get a bad rep in the studio: Part 1 [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Why rappers get a bad rep in the studio: Part 1 [Blog]

Toronto, ON – The studio is a place where musicians of all genres come to fully realize the creative process of making … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Vocal Pocketing [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Vocal Pocketing [Blog]

Toronto, ON – So you’ve found a beat that you want to spit on. You’ve leased a track, found a popular instrumental … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Digital Audio Basics [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Digital Audio Basics [Blog]

Toronto, ON – Where better to start with digital audio than the fundamentals? In this blog I explain what both sample rate … Read More »

Application deadlines and additional info released for the 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards [News]

Application deadlines and additional info released for the 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards [News]

Toronto, ON – Calling all Toronto artists, record labels etc! The Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) application deadline for the recorded material … Read More »

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