Private Showcase Application

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MUSICONTARIO @ FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 2020
January 22-26 @ The Sheraton – New Orleans, LA

MusicOntario is pleased to host our sixth annual private showcase suite at Folk Alliance International 2020, the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Celtic, Cajun, Appalachian, Traditional, World, and Singer-Songwriter), boasting a comprehensive conference, custom business opportunities and hundreds of showcasing opportunities.

MusicOntario creates this opportunity to support Ontario-based artists and companies in their export, touring, and professional strategies. We welcome applications from tradition and iteration of folk music. Please keep in mind that:

  • You must be an Ontario-based artist, or be represented by an Ontario-based company to be eligible.
  • MusicOntario members in good standing receive a stipend for their performance.
  • Showcases are brief – 15 minutes each, with 5 minutes to change over.
  • Showcases take place in suites in the host hotel, so you must have an acoustic configuration, with only light percussion permitted.
  • MusicOntario will provide a sound technician for performers to use.
  • In order to perform, you must be registered with the Folk Alliance International conference – head to https://folkconference.org/register for rates; discounted advance rates end on October 31, 2019.
  • We suggest you start exploring funding/grant opportunities ASAP if you hope to offset costs related to attending a business and showcase conference like Folk Alliance.
  • A non-refundable administrative fee of $15.00 per submission is applicable if you are not a current member in good standing of MusicOntario. The discounted members-only rate is $5.00 per submission.
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) will be sponsoring a select number of artists in the MusicOntario showcasing room this year at Folk Alliance. The criteria to be eligible for this opportunity is: You must be a CIMA member in good standing based in Ontario representing an Ontario based or non-Ontario based artist OR a CIMA member in good standing based outside of Ontario who represents an Ontario artist.

Application deadline is November 15, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed by an independent Talent Committee. We appreciate all submissions, however, for administrative purposes, only successful applicants will be contacted.

If you would like to learn more about membership with MusicOntario, please contact Sam Rayner: samr@music-ontario.ca.

Thank you!

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* 1. Name of Artist/Group:

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* 2. Which Canadian city are you based in?

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* 4. Email Address:

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* 5. Phone Number:

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* 6. Have you been selected for an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference?

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* 7. Who will be representing you at the conference? List all applicable names and their companies:

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* 8. Company Information (Please provide full contact information for your company or artist entrepreneur who will be attending Folk Alliance 2020 to represent you and/or your artist.)

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* 9. Are you currently registered for the Folk Alliance International 2020 conference?
(If you are not, we strongly recommend that you do so ASAP here, before prices increase)

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* 10. Please provide one link to stream your music online:
(include the full URL - for example: http://www.yourmusic.com)

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* 11. Please provide one link to a video of your live performance:
(include the full URL - for example: http://www.yourmusic.com)

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* 12. Please provide a brief biography/description (150 words):

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* 13. Please list any notable performances/tours that have taken place in the past 3 years:

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* 14. Showcase times will be between 11pm - 3am on January 23, 24, and 25. Please indicate any potential conflicts on those dates:

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* 15. Please list the names of each musician who would be performing with you during your showcase if selected, along with their instrument:

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* 16. Any additional information that may be relevant to your application:

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* 17. Are you a current MusicOntario Member in good standing?

You will pay at the end of this survey.

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* 18. Are you or your company representative a current CIMA member in good standing?

If you are unsure whether you are a MusicOntario member in good standing, please contact Sam Rayner: samr@cimamusic.ca.

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* 19. How did you find out about MusicOntario's showcasing initiative at Folk Music Ontario?

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