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The Beat Goes On [Guelph, ON] Does this mean I have to stop inciting meaningless debate on this topic every Christmas? Because I’m not ready to… https://t.co/rN3e1zaYAz
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CBC Radio 3 [Vancouver, BC] Our list of songs you need to hear this week includes Rae Spoon, Art d'Ecco, Dilly Dally & more. Take a listen:… https://t.co/NC9kkoShNx
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] While venues close in Toronto, these musicians are bringing one back to life https://t.co/ykKPP9oRp0 https://t.co/lfTcoTs7YC
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URBNET Records [Toronto, ON] RT @DeadEndHipHop: Career Crooks "Crook With A Deal" | DEHH Music Video Premiere Taken from the remix album Thieving As Long As I'm Breathi…
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CBC Radio 3 [Vancouver, BC] La Force cruises to the top spot after six weeks on the chart with her debut single "You Amaze Me." Take a listen a… https://t.co/gXanCnqnvP
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] Mark McEwan closing his longest-running restaurant https://t.co/2O8sCXm62I https://t.co/P5sa5PgKEI
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The Beat Goes On [Guelph, ON] @sierralad And by new ideas I mean old ideas like used vinyl and retro games, and some of the plans we’ve got for o… https://t.co/WpWzXdhb36
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The Beat Goes On [Guelph, ON] @sierralad Was it crummy? I dunno. The people who saw the post we briefly put up about it certainly thought so.… https://t.co/VjezZA7eQ2
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The Beat Goes On [Guelph, ON] @sierralad It was decided to price them at enough of a markup to make it worth the cost and try to sell them off.… https://t.co/0ce081aZ6z
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The Beat Goes On [Guelph, ON] @sierralad By the time they came in though, the cost was higher than originally expected and at the same time there… https://t.co/m5e4Wqkt2d
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The Beat Goes On [Guelph, ON] @sierralad The cost was significantly above MSRP, but I assured him that it would be worth it because they were nea… https://t.co/bdyeehWZRg
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The Beat Goes On [Guelph, ON] @sierralad Hey sorry I just saw this. Okay, so here’s the story about the $179 SNES Classics. I’ll tell you with… https://t.co/OJsFXsRDl9
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URBNET Records [Toronto, ON] RT @ZillaRocca: ICYMI over the weekend, the homie @fromoldharlem covered the most essential projects from WRECKING CREW (myself + @CurlyCas…
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URBNET Records [Toronto, ON] RT @Def3: Upcoming shows . #Kelowna, BC - July 29 - @centerofgravity . #Salmo, BC - Aug 9 - @shambhala_mf . Hradec Kralove, CZ - Aug 23-2…
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URBNET Records [Toronto, ON] RT @OBUXUM: Up coming shows !!! Hehe https://t.co/D6wPt9lPkK
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CBC Radio 3 [Vancouver, BC] Watch @TheJerryCans give a stunning performance incorporating folk, country and Inuit throat singing on the main st… https://t.co/ot7bj6tRPI
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Nettwerk Productions Ltd [Vancouver, BC] RT @alxrnbdMusic: NEW: Travel to faraway lands with WANDERLUST, our new playlist our now! Ft @HarrisonStorm @jonrbryant @DustinTebbutt @Hol…
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Tom Lee Music [Vancouver, BC] Seriously, Pay Less. We're not kidding around with the wicked deals we have on hundreds of instruments and gear for… https://t.co/XCxKkZCSUd
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Nettwerk Productions Ltd [Vancouver, BC] RT @thepaperkites: NORTH AMERICA we’re hitting the road on tour this NOVEMBER! Pre-sale tickets go on sale 10am local time tomorrow, Tuesda…
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Canadian Musician Magazine [St. Catharines, ON] New edition of CM means we've got something cool to give away to @Chromeo fans. Enter to WIN Chromeo collection… https://t.co/YRJB0y1VbD
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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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