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Aaron Saloman featured on Music, Money, & Life podcast

Sun 23 Jun, 2013 - Member News

Aaron Saloman was recently the featured guest on the podcast "Music, Money, & Life", discussing making a living from "stock music" licensing. You can listen to the interview here

Aaron's also been a regular guest blogger at, and you can read his latest blog here

Don't forget ELAN members get a special discount on Aaron's music licensing audio course by using this link:

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Lukas Grant "Apartment 43" set for release, produced & recorded by ELAN member Aaron Saloman

Sun 23 Jun, 2013 - Member News

Ottawa singer/songwriter Lukas Grant's new album, "Apartment 43", is back from the pressing plant and set to be released on August 16th at Irene's in Ottawa. Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by ELAN member Aaron Saloman, the album features a mix of classic acoustic ballads with lush strings, and some louder indie/garage rock. You can listen and purchase the first single, "Choice", here

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Job Opportunities for the Montreal West Operatic Society's 75th Season

Tue 16 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

The Montreal West Operatic Society, a community theatre group, celebrating its 75th anniversary this season, has opportunities this season for:

Stage Director
Music Director
Rehearsal Pianist/Assistant Music Director

Please submit your resume to:
Applicants for Stage Director should be prepared to speak on their concept for this year's production of "La Vie Parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach.

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Dance/music group Woo me myth seeking management and grant writing help - paid opportunity

Mon 29 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

Woo me myth is a unique Montreal dance/music group. We have been accepted for residency and performance opportunities for 2014 and are busy preparing our new show. We are looking for a part-time help to pursue new performance opportunities (e.g. dance festivals), apply for production grants, enhance web presence, and press relations.

If you have in experience in any of the above areas and are highly motivated, we are prepared to pay a hourly wage plus bonus for any shows booked or grants received. Please contact Ted at, and include a resume of your relevant experience.

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Bradyworks Public Auditions for Electric Guitarists

Tue 28 Oct, 2014 - Calls for Submissions

Bradyworks, in collaboration with the SMCQ’s Montreal/New Music festival (MNM), will present a new composition for 100 electric guitars in March 2015. The work, entitled “100 Very Good Reasons Why___”, celebrates the 100th birthday of legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul. To perform this new work, Bradyworks is looking for 80 amateur guitarists to complete its 100-strong electric guitar ensemble called Instruments of Happiness EXTREME. Guitarists should have an interest in exploring new musical ideas. The music, composed by artistic director Tim Brady, is well suited for guitarists with a few years experience, but does not require the ability to read music (though this would help), or to be a virtuoso player. All you need is a good sense of tempo and a steady beat, and the ability to play softly as well as to play loud!

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Joyful Noise Choir Concert

Start Date: Sun 31 May, 2015
End Date: Sun 31 May, 2015

Community Events

Joyful Noise Choir Concert
Sunday May 31st, 2015
United Church, MORIN HEIGHTS

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Jazzotopes Show!!

Start Date: Wed 27 May, 2015
End Date: Wed 27 May, 2015

Community Events

The jazz-pop-fusion group Jazzotopes, founded in Montréal in 2013 by Mari Sild, an Estonian singer, composer and pianist. The sound and lyrics of Jazzotopes are inspired by the Nordic nature, the beauty of our world, universal love and many things that the words can not describe... The songs are in Estonian, English and French. The group of Jazzotopes is an improvisational formation, always dynamic and full of surprises. One of the underlying philosophies of Jazzotopes music is the wish to protect our natural environment and live in harmony with the nature.

Others about Jazzotopes:    "If you love jazz and are looking to hear an extra cool sound, then you really must listen to Jazzotopes.  They can best be described as a Nordic Jazz fusion sound."
Hilary Neiman, Harvey Louis Neiman Foundation for Music and Development.

"Silky, wavelike... So full of Baltic good sorcery... Through her fingers she conveys something of the pastoral magic of Estonia and of its maritime energy... with the purity of the Nordic light..."
André Seleanu, Montréal art critic.

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Thu 30 Apr, 2015 - Volunteer Opportunities


 Application deadline is May 18th at Midnight



Rock Camp for Girls is gearing up for camp this summer and looking for some dedicated folks to fill important volunteer roles leading up to camp week as Arts & Crafts, Food Sponsorships and Gear and Sound point people!

Applications for these positions due May 12th at Midnight

For more information click here.

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Altsys Jazz Orchestra 30th Anniversary Concert

Start Date: Sun 03 May, 2015
End Date: Sun 03 May, 2015

Artistic Events

A swinging musical journey through the ensemble’s three decade career!
Sunday, May 3rd at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets : $25 to $30
Presented as part of the Segal’s Power Jazz Series

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Molinari Quartet – En route!

Start Date: Thu 23 Apr, 2015
End Date: Thu 23 Apr, 2015

Community Events

The Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée and the CSL Library present En route! by the Molinari Quartet. This award-winning, critically-acclaimed string quartet will perform works by Schafer, Shostakovitch and Debussy.

Thursday, April 23 at 7 pm
Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library
5851 Cavendish Blvd.
Tickets $5, on sale now at the library

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Barbara Lewis sings at the Shenkman Arts Centre - Ottawa - April 17

Start Date: Fri 17 Apr, 2015
End Date: Sat 18 Apr, 2015

Artistic Events

At the Shenkman Centre for the Arts (Richcraft Hall) April 17 at 7:30pm
Hear acclaimed classical/pop vocalist, Barbara Lewis accompanied by Doug Balfour - piano & Bob Hewus - bass in "PASSIONATE HEART" celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Michel Legrand and other great songwriters

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Les Inrocks puts « le rap franglais » in the spotlight

Mon 13 Apr, 2015 - Spotlight

Franglais is nothing new to most Montrealers, and is a recurring subject of debate in Quebec press. Now, well-known French music publication Les Inrockuptibles has taken an interest in the recent crop of Quebecois artists rapping and singing in a homegrown mix of Canada's two official languages.

As Le Journal de Montréal reports, Les Inrocks interviews members of Alacair Ensemble and Montreal rap expert Laurent K. Blais, and leads off with an excerpt from Dead Obies' "Montréal $ud". Another of the genre's standard-bearers, Loud Lary Ajust, told the Journal in an earlier interview: "I don't think people in our generation really speak in Franglais. It's more of a Quebecois rap thing. I don't think French is in danger for young people today. We only sing in Franglais for aesthetic reasons."

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Call for artists FRINGE Park

Wed 01 Apr, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Are you in a band? Solo act? Want to play at the FRINGE Park this summer as a part of the 25th Anniversary edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival? We are looking to book some bands or also reccomend some acts to our many partners, such as No More Radio, Pop Montréal, Yelp, Festival Folk sur le Canal, Piknic Electronik and more! The gig does not pay, but we do pass the hat! The park will be open from June 11-21, 201

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2nd Annual Lou Reed Memorial Singalong

Start Date: Wed 25 Mar, 2015
End Date: Wed 25 Mar, 2015

Community Events

An evening of piano and raised voices together in honour of the music of Lou Reed/Velvet Underground. Featuring: Krista Muir, Gregory Wellings-Burton, David Ryshpan, Fabienne Lucet and others. Singalong songsheets provided. Come hear the Clavicyclette and Pianorignal (Premiere of this creation!).

Wednesday, March 25
Galerie Oboro, 4001 rue Berri 3e etage (coin duluth)
19h - 21h. Music starts promptly at 19h30. Tea & snacks provided.
Bring your friends and bring Lou the love. FREE EVENT
A CKUT 90.3 FM co-presentation with Galerie Oboro and L'Harmoniste.

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LOUISE YARD, opera singer & voice teacher

Start Date: Tue 24 Mar, 2015
End Date: Tue 24 Mar, 2015

Artistic Events

Will speak and sing at the McCord Museum from 1.30 - 2.30 as part of the WOMEN'S ART SOCIETY OF MONTREAL events. No charge for guests for this performance.

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Concert: Surkalén – Essence of Light

Start Date: Thu 19 Mar, 2015
End Date: Thu 19 Mar, 2015

Community Events

Be transported as you hear Surkalén fuse the musical heritage of South America with traditions from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Concert at 7 pm
Tickets $5, on sale now at the Côte Saint-Luc Library

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FINDING YOUR VOICE with Daniel Loyer

Tue 24 Feb, 2015 - Workshops

FINDING YOUR VOICE with Daniel Loyer

March 16 to May 11, 2015

You will explore the breathing technique and the voice. Everyone possesses a voice and can sing. The participant will learn to better express himself organically in harmony with his creative essence. Each participant will choose a song to work on and after an initial runthrough we will discuss what approach to use based on each individual’s development needs. We will also be doing exercises to learn and develop your capacity to better hear and listen to your own voice and harmonize it with a musical melody.

8 weeks - Once a week – Mondays – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – 1.5 hours a day – $140.00 plus taxes

Contact: or

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ECLECTIK 2015 Call for Proposals

Fri 13 Mar, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Deadline for proposals: May 1, 2015

May 29 & 30, 2015

Buscar, meaning to seek in Spanish (as in seeking one’s fame and fortune) assembles a posse of modern day troubadours and street performers for two nights of brilliant and unexpected performances, relocating some of the city’s most vibrant, underground performance spaces onto the MAI stage. A prix du public to be awarded !

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Searchlight 2015 - The Hunt for Canada's Best New Artist

Thu 26 Feb, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Tune up your guitars and warm up your vocal cords, in less than a month CBC Music presents Searchlight 2015 - The Hunt for Canada's Best New Artist.

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