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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] We couldn’t get this song out of our heads. Your 2020 #CCMAAwards Single of the Year is Keep It Simple by… https://t.co/fcCXkOAM37
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] The city has cancelled all major outdoor city-led and permitted events and festivals until December 31, 2020. https://t.co/lDQssYYJWK
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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] Congratulations to @BrettKissel on winning the 2020 Male Artist of the Year! 👨‍🎤🎙 https://t.co/01AXFt8AIt
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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] .@TenilleArts is your 2020 #CCMAAwards Rising Star! 🌟 https://t.co/0KC0K9qfFJ
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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] Congratulations to @washboardunion for taking home the 2020 #CCMAAwards Group or Duo of the Year! 🪕 https://t.co/F7M7lq5BaQ
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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] Congratulations to @tenilletownes on winning the 2020 Female Artist of the Year! 👩‍🎤 🎤 https://t.co/jsLPzER5tX
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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] We’re live! Tune in to @GlobalTV to watch 🎸
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Mental health concerns, peer pressure make avoiding social gatherings more difficult for young people. https://t.co/Pxjw2c9CnD
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] As COVID drags on, young activists continue the climate fight. https://t.co/SYihk3E5zU
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URBNET Records [Toronto, ON] Anzola [@AnzolaMo] “Say That Again” off his latest record Caracas. Directed by the Toronto creative director/filmma… https://t.co/ybGAHbZfW8
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Organizers of the fall big literary, art, stage and music events in Toronto are getting creative to keep culture al… https://t.co/D7nRsGxPhM
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Wavelength [Toronto, ON] See you in an hour! Tune-in on our facebook live (@wavelengthmusicseries) to have an awesome evening with… https://t.co/pL59oLRC2C
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] The bar, that took over the back patio of shuttered Parkdale live music venue Caddilac Lounge, has called it quits. https://t.co/xiq8eexTpv
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Whether you're ready to mask up and head out to the galleries or prefer to check-in virtually, these 12 exhibitions… https://t.co/Qib8GE2od2
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Tom Lee Music [Vancouver, BC] Pretty in pink with a side of faded edginess. Check out the Fender Road Worn Flea Signature Jazz Bass in a truly aw… https://t.co/8ITDCKqYfu
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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] The perks of being the #CCMAUltimateFan @TD_Canada ✨
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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] Tune in tonight on @GlobalTV for the 2020 #CCMAAwards at 9 pm ET/PT. Let us know down below who you’re excited to s… https://t.co/M8mNdJp0ZY
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Twitter is not being completely transparent about what steps it's taking to combat abuse against women online, says… https://t.co/1vxA7CQ9vq
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Canadian Country Music Association [East York, ON] @JessicaSiriusXM @GlobalTV Hey Jessica, the show will be streaming live on the GlobalTV YouTube channel! ✨Link here: https://t.co/IPuGZ9de82
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Anique Jordan revisits Malvern, the neighbourhood she grew up in, for the Contact Photo Fest show Three-Thirty. https://t.co/1sOr3coBUe
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Live Music Clubs (Open Stages/Open Mics/Jams)
A listing of clubs and venues in Canada that feature live original music. You can also find clubs that have open stage (open mic) nights for artists to showcase their own material. Or, find a club with a Jam night to keep your chops in shape and meet other musicians.

Canadian Annual Indie Events
A listing of festivals, showcases and events highlighting independent music. Dates, contact and application info.

Radio & TV
Radio and TV stations in Canada that play indie music. The list contains college and commercial radio stations you can approach to get airplay for your indie recording. TV stations that will accept indie videos are also listed.

Artist Management
It's a lot of work to manage yourself as an indie artist or band, and these companies can help with important career decisions.

Organizations/Associations
These are groups that can provide you with help and/or info when it comes to the business of your music. Make sure you know what your intellectual property rights are.

Indie Record Labels
An ever-growing list of independent record labels in Canada. Rather than forming your own, you might find it easier to distribute your recordings through an already established indie record label. Some labels offer management and marketing, while others are bare-bones operations. Most will accept demos, but check with them before sending anything! Although there are "stable" labels, the nature of indie music is such that even though I have them listed, they may not even exist anymore.

Major Record Labels
A list of major record labels that are either Canadian-owned or have an office in Canada. Some labels will accept unsolicited demo submissions, but most require that you submit recordings through your manager or a lawyer. (Yeah, the red-tape is endless - they cut down on the number of submissions they have to process, and weed out the people that "aren't serious", or don't have enough money.)

Musical Instruments, Recording and Sound Equipment
A listing of stores providing sales, service and rentals for hardware.

Recording Studios
A sampling of recording studios in Canada. Even if you record in your basement, professional mastering can make quite a difference in the quality of the final CD, cassette or vinyl.

Video Production Studios and Services

CD/Cassette/Vinyl Duplication
Whether it's for a limited run for your demo, or you're planning to distribute your first platinum recording, you need to duplicate your master as inexpensively as possible.

Record Stores that support indie music
The growing popularity of DIY recordings means that more and more record stores are carrying independent CDs and cassettes. Most will accept a few pieces on consignment - meaning they'll stock a small number of your packages for free, and you only get money if your stuff sells.

Newspaper, Magazine & Online Indie 'Zine Resources
These resources have weekly (generally) listings of live music performances. Some also carry classifieds for musicians/artists. The listing contains both resources in print and online.

Other Indie Music Websites
Advertising is an important part of the business of music. If you have a website showcasing your work, you need to make sure people can find it. These are some resources that can help you find the info you may be looking for, as well as being a place to list your site (besides overhear, of course!)

Concert/Club Ticket Vendors

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