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Great Things Studios - Montreal Music Video Production [Montreal, QC] On our last set for Yokohama we used the @aputuretech #300d as key light. Danm, this thing is a beast, we only had…
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Great Things Studios - Recording Studio - Coop Audiovisuelle GTS [Montreal, QC] On our last set for Yokohama we used the @aputuretech #300d as key light. Danm, this thing is a beast, we only had…
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] A Toronto action in support of the pipeline blockade in Wet'suwet'en territory in northern BC shut down a rail line…
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] RT @nowtoronto: This week's DOUBLE COVER special issue: The battle between housing activists and City Hall has hit a tipping point. What w…
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Tom Lee Music [Vancouver, BC] Love guitars + free things + learning? Check out our FREE upcoming guitar workshops, every Thursday night at 6:30 p…
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] RT @normwilner: BETTER CALL SAUL comes back one week from tonight, and it hasn't lost a step. My (spoiler-free) review at @nowtoronto: http…
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Toronto's best soup: 13 bowls sure to cure your cold-weather blues.
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Mint Records Inc [Vancouver, BC] RT @waj1: HEAR THIS: @wearenecking via @theowlmag thx @mintrecords @theeparkside
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] What's happening this Family Day long weekend in Toronto:
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Winter Stations' 2020 edition launches tomorrow. Here's what's coming to the public art fest:…
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The Beat Goes On [Guelph, ON] Ready to scour the globe for this CD costume. Last seen outside the old Barrie store, circa 2008.
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] A pattern is emerging. For two years running, the month of January has triggered the forced eviction of homeless pe…
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Wavelength [Toronto, ON] Doors @TheGarrisonTO: 7pm SET TIMES : @notifi -11pm, @toriiwolf -10pm, @KeitaJuma -9pm and @weareTRPP kick things…
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Wavelength [Toronto, ON] We're back at @TheGarrisonTO tonight with L.A. singer/songwriter @toriiwolf. They play Bjork-style art-pop with ser…
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URBNET Records [Toronto, ON] Fukuoka based Japanese #beatmaker #JointBeauty (Keisuke Nakayama) MELTY is out now on digital + #cassette 🍱⛩👺🇯🇵…
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Aurora Cannabis announced a $1.3B loss in its second-quarter results Thursday, a week after announcing 500 layoffs…
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URBNET Records [Toronto, ON] Tonight in Toronto!
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URBNET Records [Toronto, ON] RT @Elaquent: At the Garrison tonight with my fam Mathematik and the legendary @ZIONI . Pull up Toronto!
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Wavelength [Toronto, ON] "shows you just can't skip" – if you missed out on @LittleScream last night and/or Les Mouches' reunion feat. Owen…
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] After first denying it, Toronto police confirmed some officers have been using a powerful new facial recognition te…
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Wavelength [Toronto, ON] Our 20th-anniversary year! Tonight @TheGreatHallTO #LongboatHall $25 at the door, then tomorrow @TheGarrisonTO…
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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.

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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