M @ North by Northeast

Wed, 05/28/2014

From June 18-22, M will be celebrating summer's arrival with two hot-ticket shows at Toronto's North by Northeast!

First up, on Friday June 20, it's M for 159 Manning. We're teaming up with the fine folks at 159 Manning for the first time ever to present the ultimate summer BBQ party! The day will feature 13 bands and 5 DJs spread across 3 stages:

Backyard Stage:
1:00PM - Bloodshot Bill
2:30PM - Twist
4:45PM - Light Fires
7:00PM - Xiu Xiu
8:30PM - Canailles
10:00PM - KC Accidental

Living Room Stage:
1:45PM - Beliefs
4:00PM - a l l i e
6:15PM - Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
7:45PM - Invasions
9:15PM - Old Man Canyon

Basement Stage:
3:15PM - Soft Hell
5:30PM - Death Hymn Number 9

+ DJ sets by Joel French, Sunclef, Paul Chin, Elaquent, Gaven Dianda (Dream Discs)

Then on Saturday June 21, we're doubling down on the ultimate summer day with the now traditional Bruise Cruise - where we spend the afternoon listening to awesome live bands all the while cruising on Lake Ontario. This year, the cruise will be hosted by indie rock's darling Mac DeMarco and will feature:

3:30PM - PS I Love You
2:45PM - Calvin Love
2:00PM - Walter TV
1:15PM - The Posterz

2017 Queen's Quay West - Pier 6
Boat: Captain Matthew Flinders

Joining us aboard the cruise will be a team from Montreal-based startup MixGenius who will demonstrate their revolutionary audio mastering tool: LANDR, a cloud-based, intelligent audio engine that offers musicians and producers an easy and instant DIY solution for giving their tracks a professional sounding finish.

Click here for a free trial! 

First Artist Announced for M for Montreal 2014!

Wed, 05/21/2014

We’re very excited to unveil a first artist at M for Montreal 2014 !

German pianist and composer, Nils Frahm is the talk of the avant garde and has built a steady reputation for his intimate, poignant piano recordings. Trained in classical music, Nils loves to enhance his music with unusual sonic elements like creaking floorboards, crackling static, a toilet brush on the piano strings, and more. Frahm’s heart lies in improvisation, in the magic of a moment where, inspired by the space and the audience, his fingers can create new compositions loosely based around his familiar melodies. The subtle, delicate music of his latest, Spaces, is a delight to the ears. For those of you that have caught him live (perhaps at his Canadian debut at MUTEK 2013) know how unforgettable and awe-inspiring his performances are.

The Berlin-based contemporary composer will take over Métropolis on Saturday November 22nd as part of Montreal Jazz Fest's Jazz All Year Round series. Opening the evening, New York band Dawn of Midi unleashes its fascinating, 100% acoustic electro-contemporary jazz.

Tickets are on sale here.

Play at M for Montreal

Wed, 05/21/2014

Ready to take your band to the next level? Apply now to get your shot at making new fans and friends, and connecting with industry professionals who can make big things happen!

Click here for all the details. Deadline for submissions is September 15th.

So why play at M? Check out our 2013 Rockumentary below to find out.

Badges 30% Off Until May 31st

Mon, 05/19/2014

Every year, over 300 movers and shakers, industry heavyweights, music aficionados and taste makers from over 15 countries descend to Montreal for 4 days overflowing with incredible music, business opportunities, new friends, fun and much, much more.

Be part of it! Badges are on sale now. Save 30% off Gold and Silver badges until May 31st.

Click here to grab yours today. Contact delegates@mformontreal.com for any additional info.

What do past attendees think?

"Literally hands-down the best music conference/festival I have been to in 15 years." - Simon Raymonde, Bella Union, (UK)

"Focused programming, familial environment, strong curation, fluid scheduling, authentic Montreal experience, strong delegate presence, and democratic accessibility." - Jonathan Shedletzky, Arts & Crafts (Canada)

"I liked the efficiency of time. The schedule was packed and manageable, with a real focus on quality rather than quantity. The friendliness and efficiency of the M team was excellent, and I found it very useful in hearing new Canadian bands and people."
- Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 (UK)

M @ Chromatic

Sat, 05/17/2014

Ever dreamt of an art party at the top of the Mont Royal? Projections, music, installations and DJs: La Nuit Chromatic will leave you breathless. Within the ephemeral artistic microcosm, on Montreal's rooftop, Chromatic officially starts its 5th edition with a bright and engaging night music night curated by M for Montreal featuring Tommy Kruise, Foxtrott, River Lance and Heart Streets.

Founded by MASSIVart and taking place May 24-30, Chromatic is an innovation and exchange platform for art in all its forms; visual, sound, material, interactive or contemplative.

Tickets for La Nuit Chromatic can be bought here.
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