30% Discount Extended on M for Montreal Badges

Fri, 06/06/2014

Good news! We've extended our 30% discount on Gold and Silver Badges until June 30th!

Get yourself connected with the best new music from Canadian and international acts that will surely rule your playlists for years to come. Soak up in Montreal culture, music and nightlife. Be everywhere you need to be ('cause we'll take great care of you) while networking with renowned music industry professionals from Canada, the US, and around the world.

Grab yours today by heading over here.

Master Your Music With LANDR

Thu, 06/05/2014

Want to get your sound out there with a professional quality touch, but don’t want to blow your budget? Need an easy, instant and affordable mastering solution? Check out LANDR, a cloud-based, intelligent mastering tool created by our friends at Mix Genius, a Montreal company revolutionizing the way music creators can bring out the best in their sound.

Give your projects a pro touch without forking out hundreds of dollars per track. Whether you’re an aspiring or seasoned artist looking to perform live with tracks, share your music online, or send demos to labels, you’ll be thoroughly impressed by what you hear.

How does it work?
LANDR performs all the nuanced balancing of traditional mastering in a matter of seconds using the same big data, machine learning and intelligent systems that power technology like music recommendation engines and facial recognition. It lets you create MP3 compressed masters for free, or subscribe for uncompressed WAV mastering and other premium features.

Get started now! Click here to try the Pro account free for one month.

And if you’re in Toronto for NXNE, bring your your unmastered tracks down to the Bruise Cruise on Saturday June 21st and try LANDR for yourself!

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.