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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] The Baywatch movie isn’t terrible! https://t.co/xCpsOCp7wr
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Key West Video Inc. [Toronto, ON] New Blog Post! Should Your Brand’s Corporate Video Have…Comedy? https://t.co/4nA78iYsCK
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Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @visitmusiccity: Happy #MemorialDayWeekend, friends! Have a wonderful time. Head to: https://t.co/KO7sq75OEJ if you need ideas on wh…
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Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @visitmusiccity: Happy #MemorialDayWeekend, friends! Have a wonderful time. Head to: https://t.co/KO7sq75OEJ if you need ideas on wh…
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CBC Radio 3 [Vancouver, BC] Vancouver electro-pop duo Rococode has the highest debut on our #top30 this week with their new single "Brutal"… https://t.co/Qx9biYJkRT
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BOA Studios [Toronto, ON] Trump Team's Go-To Vetting Process Was 'A Quick Google Search' https://t.co/L2mvZtmxtO via @gizmodo
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CBC Radio 3 [Vancouver, BC] New music from Ghost Twin, Beta Frontiers, and Hotkid on our #top30 this week: https://t.co/TVIBo6GY1z https://t.co/hzvDmu5ERc
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Now Magazine [Toronto, ON] What would el Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X) be doing at 92 years of age? https://t.co/RclsS6dkCf https://t.co/fDdA1yQQUj
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CBC Radio 3 [Vancouver, BC] Here is your guide to everything you need to know about #CBCMusicFest happening tomorrow: https://t.co/xXnuvxxnhY https://t.co/ajtTtJvW9y
2 hours 41 minutes ago from Hootsuite
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @GlobalCountryCa: Open Mic at the Chateau Nova Yellowhead 7:00 PM Friday, May 26 hosted by Jessy Mossop and Joe Supple. Young and Season…
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Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @GlobalCountryCa: Open Mic at the Chateau Nova Yellowhead 7:00 PM Friday, May 26 hosted by Jessy Mossop and Joe Supple. Young and Season…
3 hours 24 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @visitmusiccity: Nashville celebrates the #Preds! Party in the Park returns for away games. We party w/Broadway Smash for home games…
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Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @visitmusiccity: Nashville celebrates the #Preds! Party in the Park returns for away games. We party w/Broadway Smash for home games…
3 hours 24 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @ClassicMotown: #OTD in 1972, Stevie Wonder recorded his legendary song "Superstition" at New York's Electric Lady Studio. The song…
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Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @ClassicMotown: #OTD in 1972, Stevie Wonder recorded his legendary song "Superstition" at New York's Electric Lady Studio. The song…
3 hours 25 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @visitmusiccity: One more week! Are you ready for the mid-season premiere of @NashvilleCMT? https://t.co/XHN6rg5DTy
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Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @visitmusiccity: One more week! Are you ready for the mid-season premiere of @NashvilleCMT? https://t.co/XHN6rg5DTy
3 hours 25 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @opry: #FBF to when the #StanleyCup graced the #Opry stage! Let's bring it home, @PredsNHL! 👊🏒 #Smashville #StandWithUs https://t.co/UZl…
3 hours 26 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @opry: #FBF to when the #StanleyCup graced the #Opry stage! Let's bring it home, @PredsNHL! 👊🏒 #Smashville #StandWithUs https://t.co/UZl…
3 hours 26 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @CMT: Less than 2 WEEKS from the 2017 #CMTawards, and @CharlesEsten has a question for you... https://t.co/XhLitCV2Dw
3 hours 27 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @CMT: Less than 2 WEEKS from the 2017 #CMTawards, and @CharlesEsten has a question for you... https://t.co/XhLitCV2Dw
3 hours 27 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @CountryMusic: Let’s raise some dough for music education Nashville! Use promo code CMAGIVES to help us and @PapaJohnsNASH build a…
3 hours 27 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @CountryMusic: Let’s raise some dough for music education Nashville! Use promo code CMAGIVES to help us and @PapaJohnsNASH build a…
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Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @opry: It's Friday, which means one thing... #OPRY! Get your tickets ➡️ https://t.co/TBL2ZfFURf https://t.co/6hcgFc60Je
3 hours 28 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @opry: It's Friday, which means one thing... #OPRY! Get your tickets ➡️ https://t.co/TBL2ZfFURf https://t.co/6hcgFc60Je
3 hours 28 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @visitmusiccity: Show your #PredsPride to the world. Get this #MusicCityShop Item of the Week which ships free until 6/1…
3 hours 29 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @visitmusiccity: Show your #PredsPride to the world. Get this #MusicCityShop Item of the Week which ships free until 6/1…
3 hours 29 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @CountryMusic: We're making shirts and taking names w/ @GildanOnline at #CMAfest. Get the concert tee you didn't know you had to have 👕…
3 hours 29 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @CountryMusic: We're making shirts and taking names w/ @GildanOnline at #CMAfest. Get the concert tee you didn't know you had to have 👕…
3 hours 29 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @websterpr: .@kcandsunshineb bring back disco gold with 'Movin' Your Body': Premiere via @billboard https://t.co/QPlB3x4KwT https://t.co…
3 hours 30 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @websterpr: .@kcandsunshineb bring back disco gold with 'Movin' Your Body': Premiere via @billboard https://t.co/QPlB3x4KwT https://t.co…
3 hours 30 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records Distribution Canada [Edmonton, AB] RT @MusicRow: 2017 MusicRow Awards: Song of the Year Nominees https://t.co/WqksbnIsxA https://t.co/rHIZ1dLV6p
3 hours 33 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
Dynasty Records [Edmonton, AB] RT @MusicRow: 2017 MusicRow Awards: Song of the Year Nominees https://t.co/WqksbnIsxA https://t.co/rHIZ1dLV6p
3 hours 33 minutes ago from Twitter for Android
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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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