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  • Monday, August 09, 2021 12:35 PM | Maggie Tate (Administrator)

    This opportunity is for digital producers in Vancouver, BC or can transfer there.

    Versatile Media is a virtual production company focused on producing content within a virtual production and real-time workflow. We not only created a real-time pipeline for productions and clients but also for the production of our own intellectual property and co-production ventures.

    Our studios in Vancouver are part of a full cycle virtual production pipeline with two, 3500 square ft. studios comprised of state-of-the-art motion and performance capture technology running on UE for real-time rendering. This allows directors to shoot performance, previz and edit in real-time.

    Find full details on this position here:

    https://versatile.media/apprentice-program/

    Please note that Versatile Media is not affiliated with Muse Canada and this post is for information only, E&OE.

  • Monday, August 02, 2021 12:42 PM | Maggie Tate (Administrator)

    Our friends at the 2021 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival is coming up this September long weekend! The lineup is booked, and weekend passes are on sale for $99 (plus tax and fee) and kids 12 and under are free!

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD

    • 4:00pm • Gates Open
    • 5:30pm • Bad Buddy
    • 7:00pm • Rellik
    • 8:30pm • Celeigh Cardinal
    • 10:30pm • The Bros. Landreth

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

    • 12:00pm • Gates Open
    • 1:00pm • Noise Pending
    • 2:30pm • Blues Puppy
    • 4:00pm • Mercy Funk
    • 5:30pm • Ayla Brook & The Sound Men
    • 7:00pm • The Royal Foundry
    • 8:30pm • Shred Kelly
    • 10:30pm • Junkhouse

      Get full details at the Festival website at www.bbrf.ca, including camping at Beaumont's Gary Patsula RV Park, what you can and cannot bring, are pets allowed? (sorry, no) and who the food and beverage vendors are - including Sea Change Brewery for the site wide licensing!

      We are excited to see you all at the BBRF, get your passes now!
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:20 PM | Muse Canada Inc

    Indigenous youth from across the country are learning to be stunt actors through Stunt Nations, an Indigenous stunt school out of Cochrane, Alta.

    Follow the link to APTN's news article on this awesome opportunity that gives youth skills for opportunities in the film industry.

    https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/stunt-school-in-alberta-to-boost-indigenous-representation-in-film-industry/


  • Monday, July 19, 2021 3:08 PM | Maggie Tate (Administrator)
    Rebooked for September, date to be announced! With Edmonton's Festival City activities in overdrive this July and August folks who booked for this needed the dates moved. 

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    Rhea March has supported our music industry for over three decades, with a proven success record of coaching young musicians to become local household names in the Edmonton area. Rhea is also a performer, educator and consultant, and so much more.

    We are so pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to sit down with Rhea and chat one on one to help you move forward with your music career. You can register for a session with Rhea on July 31st:

    Muse Members register here: https://muse-canada.ca/event-4411946

    Non-members register here: https://muse-canada.ca/event-4411960

    Professional photography sessions with photographer Sam Myers are also available for registration.

    This event is in-person for Edmonton and area.

    #IndustryShootAndReboot #MuseCanadaInc #YEG 
  • Thursday, July 08, 2021 4:59 PM | Maggie Tate (Administrator)

    Update: this event is being moved to September!

    Address: 9562 82 Ave, downstairs from the Millcreek Cafe

    Are you ready to get back to the entertainment world? Gearing up for those auditions again? What about those art exhibits, theatre productions or are you opening your business up again after our long.... looooong awaited re-opening?

    How ready are you? Is everything up to date? Do you need some direction to get back into the swing of things? Well, in partnership with the Grindstone Theatre, we are here to help you do just that!

    Get those headshots, portfolios, socials, EPK's and promotional materials up to date with current photos! We have arranged it so that you can book in a quick 20-minute sesh, either solo or in a group, with a pro photographer during the event at 9562 82 Ave, downstairs from the Millcreek Cafe. You will receive 3-5 digital photos to use for $125.00 OR $100.00 if you are a Muse Member! 

    Photography sessions:
    Group shots
    Headshots

    TO BOOK A SESSION AS A NON MEMBER:
    Group: https://muse-canada.ca/event-4405284
    Headshots: https://muse-canada.ca/event-4405304

    MEMBERS DISCOUNTED SESSIONS AVAILABLE ON MEMBER DASHBOARD: Sign in to your account on www.muse-canada.ca

    ONCE YOU PURCHASE YOUR SESSION WE WILL CONTACT YOU AND BOOK YOU INTO A TIME SLOT. PLEASE BE AVAILABLE BETWEEN 11AM AND 6PM ON JULY 31, 2021 PRIOR TO BOOKING YOUR SESSION!

    Aloe Tax will be there to answer any questions you may have in regards to operating as a band/artist/business or even on your personal finances.

    Focused Energy Productions is offering exclusive packages to attendees and taking on bookings. So if you are gearing up for a music video, promo video, commercial or just need advice on making your own, they've got you covered!

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:15 AM | Muse Canada Inc

    f you haven't taken advantage of our introductory offer of a 60 day free trial - your time is running out! Your last day to start your trial period is July 15th, 2021, and we are so excited to see you on the Forums!

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:43 PM | Muse Canada Inc

    Our friends at the Ravenwood Experience Music Festival are going virtual this year, and they have announced their lineup! We are thrilled to see Muse members The Confusionaires headlining the festival's Saturday virtual  performance! Get full details at the website, and see who else is playing at: 

    https://www.ravenwoodexperience.com/our-artists

  • Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:19 AM | Muse Canada Inc

    We at Muse Canada are so excited about all these opportunities that are coming up!

    Via APTN National News 

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    Lights, camera, action: Casting call looking for Indigenous youth

    PoPing Casting, that worked on Disney’s Mulan and Warner Brother’s blockbuster hit The Meg – is currently searching North America for a 16 year old Indigenous male and a 14 year old Indigenous female to star in a series that will be streamed on a U.S. streaming service.

    Kelsey Wavey, a casting assistant with PoPing Casting on the project, is excited for the up and coming actors who will try out.

    “Yeah this is the first time the network is doing an open call of this scale so we are interested in hearing from you if you know anybody who is around the age of 14 or 16 or if you look around that age if you can play your age email in your resume and a headshot and it can be a selfie it can be just something on your phone we just want to see a clear picture of what you look like no filters and then we also need an introduction video,” says Wavey.

    Wavey adds that you don’t need previous experience to submit and the introduction video should be around one minute long.

    “Just introduce yourself say your name and just give a little information about the sports you like to play. It can be anything athletic. They are asking specifically for martial arts but also I would just throw in there if you have any canoeing experience or go fishing, if you run or hike anything just put it in there because we just want to get to know you a little bit better.”

    As for the resume, you just need your full name, contact information, email and name, phone number and email address of your parents. Along with what role you are interested in and what city and province you live in.

    To apply, email opencalls (at) popincasting (dot) com

    The project is still in early development and a name hasn’t been released yet – but it will be shooting across North America in late 2021 – 2022.

    “We have the talent here there is so many talented young individuals on reserve off reserve that deserve to have this opportunity and this is it! You can submit and all of the videos will be considered,” says Kelsey.

    The company won’t release any information about the project.

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    Directly quoted from the article at: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/lights-camera-action-casting-call-looking-for-indigenous-youth/

    E&OE

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 8:41 AM | Muse Canada Inc

    UPDATE:

    Applications open: May 17, 2021
    Application deadline: Applications will be received until August 31, 2021
    Final Report: Projects can be ongoing with a final reporting deadline of March 31, 2022

    Program Outline

    The Individual Micro Grant program is designed to provide financial assistance to artists and professionals in the Alberta music industry who have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funded by the Government of Alberta, this program will allow individuals to apply for one-time partial, or complete funding of a project or initiative up to a maximum of $1,500. These funds are intended to support innovative creation, education, promotion, and management projects and artist’s businesses that fall within the scope of the music industry.

    Questions

    Please note that Alberta Music staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program please review the FAQ page and contact grants@albertamusic.org

    - Info from the Alberta Music website, E&OE, please check their website for full details. July 2, 2020

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    Open for applications starting May 17th, 2021, Alberta’s government is launching the Stabilize Live Music Grant program to help rebuild and reopen live experiences once public health guidelines allow.

    Grants of $1,500 will help musicians and other live music professionals prepare for a return to live performances.

    Grants up to $25,000 for for-profit music venues will support innovative projects to help Alberta’s music industry adapt and relaunch.

    Alberta’s government is partnering with Alberta Music, which will administer the grant. Eligible live music professionals and businesses can apply through the association’s website, starting May 17, until all funds are awarded. Please note that we understand you do need to have a membership with Alberta Music to apply for these grants.

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 8:23 PM | Muse Canada Inc

    Loreena McKennitt on Bill C-10

    As a musical artist, I was delighted to learn of Bill C-10, a proposed amendment to the Broadcast Act. It has been over 30 long years since the internet and all that came with it began to dismantle what was once a $20-billion music industry in 1999 — reducing it to a $7.5-billion industry by 2014, primarily as a result of unfettered and unregulated technology.

    Although no bill will completely satisfy everyone, for those in the music industry equitable compensation cannot come soon enough. Further, the accusation that this bill would compromise people’s freedom of speech is somewhat suspect. The government has made it clear the bill will only go after tech giants and “professional” online audio or video, such as television, movies, music or podcasts. It will not apply to individual Canadians’ social media posts.

    This accusation leads me to wonder if these giant tech companies lured some political opposition to magnify this misplaced fear. Or perhaps lobbyists have been busily working behind the scenes?

    I began my career in 1985 by busking on the streets, and since then I’ve owned and operated my own independent record label, employing many people along the way. I’ve been fortunate enough to have sold over 15 million records worldwide. I built my business and lived most of my career in this upended era. However, if I were to start out today in this highly unregulated technological environment, I can hardly imagine how I would succeed.

    In 1998, we were all promised that a Golden Age would come with the internet. What we got instead was nearly a decade of music being offered for free through such sites as Napster and BitTorrent.

    In 2010, as a prominent independent artist, I was invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa, which was then examining the woeful lag of our copyright law following a decade of “free” music.

    In my presentation, I spoke of the ecosystem I was a part of since the inception of my career — an ecosystem that had been impacted, harmed or had simply disappeared in just over a decade. It was a robust system of businesses, services and people, many of whom knew each other. It included everything from recording studios and their administrative staff and suppliers, to engineers and graphic artists, photographers and makeup artists, mastering companies, retailers large and small, printers, publicists, travel agents and many, many others.

    That ecosystem has all but been decimated.

    Artists who were once paid 25 cents per song on vinyl or CD are now paid less than 10 cents per thousand plays on such streaming sites as YouTube Music and Spotify — sites many consumers currently enjoy. As a result, many artists are struggling to rise above the poverty line, much less sustain a career or a family.

    So much for the Golden Age.

    What was once a people business has become a purely transactional one based on anonymous connections with tech companies who don’t know me or my customers. Companies who now reap the rewards of what took the local industry decades to establish, supplanting it and then removing that revenue out of the community and then out of the country.

    A rebalancing of these interests continues to be urgently needed.

    Currently, online video and music streaming services delivering audio and audio-visual content over the internet are exempt from licensing and most other regulatory requirements in Canada. That means that unlike commercial radio stations, for example, digital platforms are not required to make financial contributions towards Canadian Content Development or to promote it.

    Bill C-10 would change that by paving the way for streaming services to make those contributions. Google-owned YouTube, which is Canada’s number-one music streaming service, would be required to comply with the same rules as other online music services, putting all of them on a level playing field.

    As long as these tech companies are allowed special concessions by our respective governments, we will continue to see a direct assault on our creative industries and our Canadian identity. Other governments around the world are making bold moves to protect their cultural industries from the perils of unfettered big tech — it is time for the Canadian government to step up.

    Loreena McKennitt is an international, multi-platinum recording artist, a member of The Order of Canada and honorary colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Twitter: @Loreena

    This article is reprinted from The Toronto Star - Opinions - website, and Muse Canada would like to note no affiliation with The Toronto Star or Loreena McKennitt.


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