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Jazz Sudbury Festival 2017: A delicious musical buffet!

Published on Aug 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Jazz Sudbury Festival is approaching very quickly, being held September 6th-10th in Sudbury, Ontario.

The festival is an exciting celebration of jazz music and other related styles (blues, world, fusion etc.), presented in partnership with Investors Group. Plus it’s always one swingin’ party! Feature acts for 2017 include: the world’s greatest tribute to brass-rock icons Chicago, Brass Transit; world fusion/jazz/funk outfit The Souljazz Orchestra; acclaimed jazz/pop vocalist/pianist/composer Laila Biali; vintage soul revivalist Tanika Charles, and more. ‘Jazz Passes’ are currently on-sale for the extended early bird price of $65. They are available online at, and also at outlets including: Fromagerie Elgin (5 Cedar), Kuppajo Espresso Bar (109 Larch), Jett Landry Music (1119 Lasalle), Long & McQuade (255 King), and Gloria’s Convenience (469 Bouchard). “The Jazz Sudbury team has put together a lineup with something for everybody this year,” says Interim Festival Manager Ashlyne Botelho, “we couldn't be more excited!”



Up Here Festival's Northern Series by Porter Airlines (August 18 & 19)

Published on Aug 18, 2017

The weird and wonderful Up Here Festival happening in Sudbury from August 18-20, 2017. Check out this year's Northern Series by Porter Airlines featuring exclusively Northern Ontario musical acts: Jamie Gia (Timmins), Brian Dunn (Greater Sudbury), Jennifer Holub (Greater Sudbury) and BBBRTHR (Greater Sudbury).






2017 Canadian Songwriter Challenge @ NLFB

Published on Jun 13, 2017

10 songwriters. 5 demos. 3 days. 1 festival.

For this year's Canadian Songwriter Challenge, MFM is once again partnering with the Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) to bring you a co-writing and demo recording adventure on the beautiful shores of Sudbury's Ramsey Lake, July 7-9.

10 participants will be chosen to take part the event where they will be paired up, and, with the help of mentors Rae Spoon and Jonathan Byrd, be challenged to write and record a brand new song in the span of the festival's 3 days. The whole weekend wraps up with a demo listening party aboard the famed William Ramsey Cruise boat.

Are you up for the Challenge? Apply before June 21 to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by June 23th.

All applicants MUST be based in Northern Ontario and be available for the full three days. Registration is free, and meals and a weekend pass to NLFB will be covered for all participants. A small travel honourarium may also be available by request only.

The Canadian Songwriter Challenge is proudly sponsored by the Canadian Council for Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) and Bell Media.



10 auteurs-compositeurs. 5 enregistrements démo. 3 jours... 1 festival.

Cette année, MFM est en partenariat encore une fois avec le Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) pour vous apporter une aventure d'écriture collaborative et d'enregistrement démo sur les rives du lac Ramsey à Sudbury, le 6-9 juillet.

10 participants seront choisis pour participer à l'évènement où ils seront jumelés, et, avec l'aide de mentors Rae Spoon et Jonathan Byrd, seront mis au défi d'écrire et enregistrer une toute nouvelle chanson au cours des 3 jours du festival. Le week-end se termine par une détente à bord du célèbre croisière William Ramsey, où nous écouterons les fruits de vos efforts.

Êtes-vous prêts à relever le défi? Inscrivez-vous avant le 22 juin pour être considérés comme participants. Les candidats retenus seront informés avant le 24 juin.

Tous les candidats doivent être basés dans le Nord de l'Ontario et doivent être disponibles pour les trois jours complets du festival. L'inscription est gratuite, et les repas et une passe de week-end à NLFB seront fournis aux participants. Un honoraire de voyage modeste peut également être disponible sur demande seulement.

Le Canadian Songwriter Challenge est fièrement commandité par le Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) et Bell Media.



Northern Ontario Bands & Musicians @ JunoFest!

Published on Mar 31, 2017

Northern Ontario will be well represented at JunoFest in Ottawa this weekend with the following bands and musicians playing the fest!

March 31 – Kalle Mattson
March 31 – Honest Heart Collective
March 31 - Céleste Lévis
April 1 – Mclean
April 1 – Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie and Quantum Tangle


MUSIC PANEL: Building Your Indie Music Dream Team (SSM)

Published on Mar 13, 2017

The music industry is wild and confusing, but we're here to break it all down for you. Plus, we'll help you figure out how to DIY your music career until you can pay other people to do it for you. 

On Thursday, March 16th from 6-8PM, join MFM and some great industry panelists at LopLops in Sault Ste. Marie for a crash course on all the moving parts of the music industry and engage in a discussion about building your business as an artist or music entrepreneur.



-Samantha Evert // YouRockRed

-Rachel Weldon // Kelp Management, MEGAPHONO, Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, Debaser

-Kyle Merkley // Arpix Media

-Jen McKerral (moderator) // Music and Film in Motion, Up Here festival

Check out the official Facebook Event for more info.

Admission is free. Afterwards, have a drink and share your thoughts with Al Lukas performing!


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