New Country Spirit has announced the launch of the Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase in partnership with the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario), providing a performance opportunity exclusively for emerging country music artists in Ontario. This partnership initiative will give artists a chance to perform on the main stage at Mississauga Waterfront Festival -Credit Goes Country – a festival that attracts over 70,000 people to the Port Credit area over the 3-day event, $300 in New Country Spirit merchandise, a $200 honorarium donated by CMAOntario, a professional photo shoot with Brandon Ferguson Photography valued at $500, a $100 Gift Card donated by Rock N Horse Saloon in Toronto and complimentary CMAOntario Conference & Awards show package for 2019.
“It means the world to us at New Country Spirit to partner with CMAOntario and support emerging country music artists in Ontario”, said Wendy Perry, owner of New Country Spirit. “There is so much great talent out there and, as a company that works with artists every day, we know that artists work hard at perfecting their craft, and we truly respect their passion and spirit. Like everyone involved in this Showcase, we are excited to give emerging country music artists in Ontario a chance to be seen and heard. We can hardly wait to receive video submissions and applications.”
“The Country Music Association of Ontario is committed to making Ontario Country Music matter and we know that performing “live” is one of the best ways to develop artists’ skills, build experience and expand their fan base”, said CMAOntario President, Catherine Faint. “We are excited to launch this partnership initiative with New Country Spirit which showcases our members’ talents and provides another opportunity to take the stage.”
We invite Ontario country music solo artists and groups to send in their video submission and application starting at 9:00 am on February 19 at firstname.lastname@example.org until 11:59:59 am on March 6, 2018. Go to https://www.newcountryspirit.com/emerging-artist-contest for official rules and application. Once the submission window closes, applicants’ videos will be posted on New Country Spirit’s Facebook page and fans will be able to ‘vote by views’. Once voting is complete, the Top 10 videos with the most views will then be reviewed by music industry professionals and the Top 3 winners will be announced.
New Country Spirit’s Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase, in partnership with CMAOntario, gives Ontario artists the opportunity to be seen and heard both on-line and ‘live’ on stage at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival. We are committed to building our ‘country’ community by supporting local artists and their never-ending passion for creating and sharing stories through music.
About New Country Spirit
New Country Spirit is all about country- the lifestyle, people, places, our beautiful countryside and the music! Our lifestyle products focus on the ‘spirit’ behind country and we are quickly becoming the go to place for high quality, artisan-crafted, Canadian-made pieces such as belt buckles, belts, jewellery, boot accessories, and more. New Country Spirit collaborates with artists who proudly handcraft high quality items with creativity and passion. You will find us at festivals, fairs, farmers’ markets, and rodeos. Our line of boot accessories is now available at Coakley’s in London, Ontario.
We are just as committed to growing our country music community and are proud of our partnerships with country music artists and our brand Ambassadors. This year we launched our New Country Spirit Event Services that provides individuals and organizations access to country and country-inspired entertainment and services such as music performers, choreographers, line dance instructors and dancers, DJs and photographers. We also provide grant writing services for individuals (e.g., musicians, artists, etc.) and organizations (e.g., festivals, BIAs, etc.).
Whenever we get the chance, we choose shows, festivals, events, etc. that in some way benefits the community. We have been honoured to be part of: Fort McMurray Fire Fundraiser at Phoenix Theatre, Mississauga Waterfront Festival-Credit Goes Country, Queen Elizabeth School Fair December, Scarborough Hospital Sip, Shop & Celebrate Women, Line Dancin’ for Miracles hospice fundraiser in Collingwood, Mississauga-Dixie Rotary Line Dancing fundraiser, Warm Coats/Warm Hearts Benefit concert with Elyse Saunders, Ty Baynton, Julia Haggarty and Kris Barclay.
About the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario)
The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is an Ontario-based, province-wide, not-for-profit organization. The objective of the CMAOntario, through the leadership and experience of our Board of Directors, is to celebrate, foster and support the growth and development of Ontario’s country music community and all those associated with the Ontario country music infrastructure – provincially, nationally and internationally.
Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.