The City of Toronto Issues a Statement Regarding Music Venue Protection

In the past few months, Toronto has seen a few sic venues closing, including The Hoxton and long-standing venues¬†like Hugh’s Room and the Silver Dollar. In light of these recent closures, the city has teamed up with the Toronto Music Advisory Council to address things like music venue protection in an economy that doesn’t always favour the music industry in our city. With the next meeting taking place February 13th, it’s important to voice your opinions and concerns, as well as ideas, and can do so by sending an email to music@toronto.ca.

“City of Toronto elected officials and staff have been constantly looking at strategies and actions that might be taken to help our music venues and the musicians and wider communities they support.¬†

Read the full statement on behalf of the city and TMAC after the break.
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Winter Blues: Renewing Your Energy for Full Creativity

If you live in a country that is going through some sort of deep freeze, or one where the sun stops shining for 4-5 months, you’d know a creative can often get slip on some black ice and fall into a creative hold. At least, this applies to me – and often.

Whether you’re going through this winter rut, or simply going through a massive campaign, the ability to manage your energy is one of the most overlooked facets of a creative’s life. This is a reminder that your mind, your body and your energy is creative power.

So how do you renew your energy? Here’s a few simple tips to get by.

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Read: 6 Things More Important Than Performing at a Music Festival

With your accommodations set, new clothing meticulously thought out and bought, the perfect playlist created for your journey, and the hype of everything that may come within the next few days, you find yourself at the cusp of festival season. Whether it’d be SXSW, NXNE, CMW, A3C, CMJ or one of the dozens of other festivals in North America and abroad that highlight independent talent, artists fall into three categories: A) the artist who only attends a festival if they have a show, B) the artist who attends the festival with the intentions of jumping on their friend’s show, and C) the artist who doesn’t have a show, but has carefully crafted a festival agenda that will give him/her a leg up on both A and B.

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Read: Science of Social Media – 5 Rules to Successfully Connect With Your Fans

Social Media engagement is important to not only build your brand as an artist, but also to share news and updates with fans where they can discuss amongst themselves. I’ve come up with a list of 5 important things you should know about how to connect with your fans and generate an audience through Social Media, and if you follow them, you may just see results!

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New Year, New Website, New Goals? Branding Yourself in the New Year

We’ve been conditioned to believe that the first day of the new year is to embark on a new journey, one often filled with new goals, new chapters and new capital. While this concept is applicable to every day life, what does it mean for your brand?

For Ellhah Media Group, it means that the heart of our brand is still rooted in community, culture and entertainment, but it’s branches are simply growing. While pushing boundaries and break moulds continue to be a core principal with us, understanding the ever-changing market and getting on top of a trend before it comes into play has never been more crucial.

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