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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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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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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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Fri 27 Feb, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Call for participation:  MONTREAL UNDERGROUND ORIGINS,  Exploring the early days of Montreal’s independent arts and underground culture, 1965-1975

Local arts promotion and preservation organization Archive Montreal, the folks behind the Expozine small press fair and Distroboto art vending machines, need your help in documenting the mid 60s to mid 70s local arts scene. If you were an artist, author, poet, musician or otherwise were involved in the youth or independent arts community during that era, we'd like to hear from you! 

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Rob Lutes Shows and New Track!

Thu 19 Feb, 2015 - Member News

Rob Lutes records a new French language track, Antoine Gérin-Lajoie's legendary song Un Canadien Errant.


Upcoming Shows:

For more information including Lutes' recent participation in the Cobalt Prize for Contemporary Blues Composition and info on an upcoming first album visit Lutes' website:


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Friendly Rich, Lily Frost & Krista Muir - Musical cabaret at Casa del Popolo!

Start Date: Tue 17 Feb, 2015
End Date: Tue 17 Feb, 2015

Artistic Events

Always absurd, entertaining and with a wicked good hand-picked musicians from various worlds, Friendly Rich & The Lollipop people will heat up the Casa on a cold chilly night this February. Brave the frost to come see Mme. Lily Frost as well as local polymath (her new favourite word) Krista Muir. Tickets $8 at the door.

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Call for proposals - MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

Thu 22 Jan, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) is a multi-disciplinary venue with an intercultural mandate that presents professional contemporary artists. The only space in Montreal with such a mandate, MAI showcases works reflecting current cultural practices which draw from cultural diversity and are inviting to the audience.

An incubator for the arts favourable to reflection and research, a space for dialogue and exchange between cultures that allows many different partners to collaborate, MAI has the mandate of supporting creation, presentation and outreach for intercultural arts.

MAI presents original creations in dance, music, theater (in both French and English), multidisciplinary arts, visual and media arts. Within projects of local, national and international significance, MAI presents emerging, mid-career and established artists while focussing particularly on artists from cultural communities.
MAI therefore welcomes artists and organizations to submit their projects and residency proposals. Projects must be intercultural in nature.

Please note that all artists will be notified in writing, between eight to twelve weeks after the submission date.

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