Musicians of Toronto, have you heard of this new opportunity to perform for the TTC?

Hey guys!

A pretty cool opportunity for musicians has come up and it involved performing for the TTC – Toronto Transit Commission. They are looking for new musicians to perform on TTC grounds. On top of having a great opportunity to perform, get paid tips, sell cds/merch, and hand out business cards – you also have a chance to apply to have a song recorded for free! Check it out…

TTC

Here’s an except from the article explaining everything on the TTC’s website:

“There are 90 three-year licenses up for grabs for the subway musicians program, now known as Underground Sounds. And through the TTC’s partnership with Universal Music Canada, one grand prize winner will get to record their song and have it featured in an exclusive Apple Music ‘Tracks on Tracks’ playlist, available at applemusic.com/rushhour or applemusic.com/hushhour.”

There whole article can be found here:

https://www.ttc.ca/News/2018/March/03_21_18NR_musicians_auditions.jsp

You’ll need to submit an audition online, be 18 years of age, live in the GTA and NOT be an employee of either the TTC or Universal Music Canada, damn conflicts on interest! 🙁

That’s it though, if you learned about this on the TME webpage then please comment below and let us all know if you applied, how it went, and if you were accepted to take part!

Best of luck everyone, for more info check out the www.undergroundsounds.ca webpage, cheers!

Brad

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Perform for a Toronto based wedding band. A colleague is looking for talented musicians…This could be you!

Hi there!

A gig opportunity has just come across my desk. A colleague of mine is looking for musicians to work in a very reputable wedding/events band. I love hooking you guys up with opportunities so if any of you are looking for work in an events band this post is for you. This opportunity is legit and I wish you all the best of luck if you decide to apply as a candidate.

What they are looking for:

My colleague is looking to staff out a band for events that are already booked as of summer 2018, onward. He needs pros with the following skills:

  1. Vocals
  2. Guitar
  3. Bass
  4. Keys
  5. Drums or
  6. Horns
Requirements:

To be considered for this opportunity you must have:

  1. Considerable experience
  2. Links to videos (Place in comments section below to apply)
  3. A music degree is preferred but isn’t mandatory
  4. If you have references they would love to see them
  5. A professional attitude. This is a professional band with many bookings already and more to come.
  6. Experience playing in wedding/event bands
  7. Ability to sight read charts
  8. Versatility
  9. Time for 1 to 2 rehearsals per month
  10. A considerable repertoire of songs (including jazz, top 40 pop, classic rock, and classic soul)
Benefits:
  1. Great pay
  2. Steady reliable work
  3. Being a part of a reputable brand
  4. The opportunity to work with an organized and professional team that understands the needs and interests of it’s musicians
  5. This company is very in demand. Be a part of it
  6. Enjoyable work and environement
  7. It’s another way to be a music entrepreneur 😉
How to Apply:

Post a link to your website or some video footage of you performing in the comments section below. A rep from the company will be in touch shortly!

My advice to you:

By compiling everything pertaining to the “requirements” section it will speed up the process and give you a better chance to be considered for this position. Whatever the outcome, it’s good to have all of this info compiled in one easy-to-share place to help you apply for any other opportunities of this type. I’m really happy to be able to bring this opportunity to you guys.

If you’re looking for a great work opportunity then this one can definitely pan out for you. I know the guy looking for artists and have heard of the company and they are big players in the Toronto events scene.

As you apply you will be given all the pertinent information.

GOOD LUCK!

(While you’re here why don’t you take a look around. My articles are basically free tips and tricks for making money with music. Enjoy guys!)

Brad

 

Eventspot.ca – The future of event bookings (A new way for Artistic Professionals to be hired for services)

I’d like to introduce you all to Eventspot.

I’m very excited to talk about Eventspot – a great new service which provides artistic professionals with work opportunities. Eventspot is a free-to-use web-based service that streamlines event bookings and services. What does this mean?

EventSpot

It means that anyone looking to put on an event (maybe an engagement dinner, a wedding, retirement party, or kids birthday…you name it!) can go to one place to find the professionals they need. You can find a magician, caterer, decorator, photographer, and a great band. All in one place. For free! (and it’s easy).

Eventspot also allows people to book local venues for their events. This is the first time I’ve seen an all-in-one place where people can book event professionals as well as the venues themselves, again, all in one place.

This place is www.eventspot.ca 

IMG_5334This is Fidel Gastro’s Lisa Marie Gastropub, located on Queen Street West.

Eventspot is the future of event bookings. Gone are the days of trying to call venue to venue, chasing down event coordinators, and spending hours, days, or WEEKS looking for the perfect pros for your event’s needs. That is very exciting. It is everything you need for your event bookings, and for music entrepreneurs (and all event professionals) it is so much more. It is a way for us to make a better living.

How this helps Musicians (and all other event Professionals)

When it comes to ways for artistic individuals to find income we can never have too many revenue streams. We are self employed freelancers (for the most part) and diversifying our services (and how we offer them) is crucial to success as artists. This is why I am super pumped about Eventspot.

Signing up and making a profile is completely free. I’ve signed myself up and have gotten many musician friends onboard as well. When you create a profile with Eventspot, potential clients can browse and select services based on their individual needs. This means that by signing up, you are planting a seed that will create new potential revenue for you down the road.

IMG_6412Smash Ping Pong Lounge venue rental now available on Eventspot!

My Candid Opinion

Eventspot is doing some great things that I’ve never seen before. I truly believe that they are going to change the way events are booked. On top of the amazing service they provide, they are creating jobs for us artistic types. I’ve met the team behind Eventspot and I only see one direction for this company, and that’s up. I see a huge upside in being a part of this movement, and have even reached out to them so that I can be a part of their team. I’m partnering with them to provide information and assist any of you with registering for this opportunity.

Eventspot is currently based in Toronto, Canada but the plan is expansion. If you are interested in growing your own business then please visit:

www.eventspot.ca

If you are in the Toronto Area you can sign up as a vendor and take part in reaching new customers right away. For those of you located in other major cities (in the United States and Canada) Eventspot is working to bring these opportunities to your area ASAP. Feel free to get in touch with me and let me know where you are and what you do, so I can make sure you are kept in the loop. Spreading news about opportunities like this is why I started this blog in the first place.

Basically, Eventspot is a game changer if you’re :

  1. offering a service,
  2. have a venue to rent out,
  3. or are looking to hire any of the above.

For any assistance signing up as a venue or vendor on Eventspot please feel free to reach out to me at:

brad@eventspot.ca

Good luck, I hope this opportunity can impact your life and help you gain new customers. As artists there are so many paths to success and I hope that Eventspot can be a helpful step in your journey!

DaiLo.jpgA sample of the delicious foods available at DaiLo