Ontario Music Fund Showcase – MOD Club

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Two weeks ago, the MoVernie Crew was invited by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) to cover the special Ontario Music Fund Showcase that was held at the MOD Club.

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So, what was this event about? It was an event to celebrate Ontario’s music industry success supported by the Ontario Music Fund (OMF). There are a lot of Canadian talent in our beautiful country. However, as we all know, in order for the talent to shine, not only they have to be creative, have their unique talent and skills but more importantly having luck and financial support. This is what Ontario Music Fund (OMF) comes in.

The purpose of OMF is aimed at strengthening and stimulating growth in Ontario’s music companies and supporting this growing sector. The Fund is designed to drive activity and investment and to support Ontario’s music companies and organizations in expanding their economic and cultural footprints within Canada and around the world. OMF plays an important role to provide financial support and a platform for the Canadian talent to shine.

And at this Ontario Music Fund Showcase, Canadian talent who were funded by various OMF projects over the past 3 years were able to perform to the crowd.

The host of the evening was Jully Black. Jully Black is a Canadian R&B singer–songwriter and actress. She has collaborated and written for many artists, including Nas, Saukrates, Choclair, Kardinal Offishall, Destiny’s Child and Sean Paul. Jully is very active in Canada, always being there to show her love and support in promoting Canadian Music.

Performers at the Ontario Music Fund Showcase included Monster Truck; A Tribe Called Red; SATE; Mehdi Cayenne; and Peter Katz.

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I was constantly on the MOVE that evening covering various events that I was only able to check out performers Peter Katz and SATE but man oh man, they were talented. Amazing vocals and amazing live stage presence.

I wish these performers best of luck with their careers and also a shoutout to the on-going support by the OMDC for their continual financial and structural support in the development of OMF-funded projects and discovery of Canadian Talent.

Follow me on Instagram (@RealMoVernie) and Twitter (@MoVernie) for more awesome photos and videos of my coverage at Ontario Music Fund Showcase. Stay tuned!

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CHUM FM FanFest 2014 – Canadian Music Week

Last night was CHUM FM FanFest 2014 and it was being held at the Kool Haus. I was at CHUM FanFest last year and interviewed MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest 2012 Winner, Tyler Shaw. This year’s FanFest had another solid lineup of performers and headlined by two major big names in Ellie Goulding as well as Tegan and Sara. Other performers included Cris Cab, Andrew Allen, Alyssa Reid, Magic and Kristina Maria. It was a hot steamy night inside the Kool Haus and the large crowd was going insane and every performer did an amazing job, bringing their talents and their live stage performance to hype up the crowd. What a great week for Canadian Music, it’s a week to celebrate and Canadians should be very proud. I wish all the Canadian artists all the best and continue to make more great music for the fans to enjoy! See you next year, CHUM FM FanFest 2015! See you then!

Below were some of the photos that I took at the CHUM FM FanFest 2014.

Thank you to Bell Media PR for the media accreditation for this event.

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Magic

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Kristina Maria

 

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Ellie Goulding

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Tegan & Sara

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Alyssa Reid