NEWS: Canadian Music Fest Presents a New Songwriters' Workshop in Halifax & Now Excepting Band Submissions!

"Presented by Astral Radio, in association with Canadian Music Week, you will learn first-hand the art of writing a hit lyric, how to break into licensing for film and TV, and understand the role of SOCAN and revenue streams. Hear from platinum-selling and multiple-award winning songwriters Tom Wilson, Arnold Lanni, Rick Jackett and James Black along with industry specialists in the field of music publishing and music supervision as they lead the workshop, listen to demos and participate in a Q&A.

Each Workshop has a limited capacity so register today!!"

Sunday October 28, 2012
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Music Room
6181 Lady Hammond Road
Halifax, NS
B3K 2R9


Presented by: James Black, Songwriter

Presented by: Jodie Ferneyhough & Rodney Murphy

Presented by: Dave Curtin

Presented by: All Presenters

Admission is $40 in advance, $60 at the door. Songwriters can register online in advance at for the workshop. 

CMF is also currently accepting submissions from bands to perform at the festival. 
Submissions deadline is October 27th, 2012.   
Bands can submit at or

Canadian Music Fest 2013

Canadian Music Fest is a once-in-a-year opportunity to get your band in front of over 3000 industry insiders - from A&R reps and music publishers to booking agents, promoters, festival directors and talent buyers from all around the world - 75000 music fans, and 600 media reps from more than 30 countries – all in one spot.

Taking place March 19-24, 2013 during Canadian Music Week (and directly after SXSW) Canadian Music Fest will feature over 900 artists filling over 60 venues to mark another installment of Canada’s largest new music festival. From tomorrow’s emerging artists to today’s hottest concert hit-makers, you’ll find them here. Last year alone, featured performances from the following:

Slash (Featuring Myles Kennedy), Passion Pit, The Sheepdogs, Cold Specks, Rich Aucoin, Hill Top Hoods, Dope D.O.D., Ewert and The Two Dragons, Childish Gambino, The Trews, I Mother Earth, Saul Williams, Spoek Mathambo, The Cat Empire, John K. Samson & The Provincial Band, Joel Plaskett & The Emergency... plus hundreds more!

Bands and artists from over 40 different countries, including Australia, Canada, Italy, Mongolia, Norway, Singapore, Spain, UK, and USA, were selected to perform at Canadian Music Fest 2012.

Now in its 31st year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. For artists, it is a chance to learn and network with pros from all sectors of the industry who are at your disposal with the tools and knowledge to build your career in music. With panels, keynotes/celebrity interviews, mentoring sessions, speed-dating, workshops, film premieres, award shows, networking opportunities, an international marketplace, an artist lounge, and newly launched in 2012, the Canadian International Comedy Fest, Canadian Music Week is your one–stop music destination to the world.

All entrants will receive a COMPLIMENTARY PASS to attend Canadian Music Week’s Music Summit 2013.

As an added bonus, all bands will have the opportunity to be featured in the "Artist Spotlight" on the Canadian Music Fest site - Bands will be spotlighted on a weekly basis, so don't put off your chance to be recognized until the end.

Final deadline for submissions - October 27th.

For more information visit or

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