Barrie New Music Fest and Awards 2009

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Admiral Entertainment and DOR Productions bring you the second annual Barrie New Music Fest!

The Barrie New Music Fest is a live music venue festival in Barrie, ON, Canada scheduled for September 10th-13th, 2009. The festival will feature over 75 live touring artists performing a series of concerts/showcases at Barrie’s finest live music venues (all participating venues will be announced in April 2009).

The festival will host the New Music Industry panel discussions (Saturday, September 12th) and the New Music Awards (Sunday, September 13th). A portion of the proceeds are going to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.

There are five reserved slots for Sonicbids artists.
All artists submitting material will be eligible for a chance to showcase their live material at the New Music Fest. At no extra charge, artists may also choose to have their recorded material judged to be nominated for a New Music Award in the categories listed (please select if you would like to be considered for a New Music Award and which award(s) you feel eligible for when submitting). For more information, see eligibility criteria and categories below:

New Music Awards (Optional) - Eligibility Criteria

  • For award nomination, all artists must be 100% Canadian with the exception of the “Best International” category

  • All artists must be independent from any labels with the exception of a distribution deal

  • Ontario artists are eligible for all categories

  • Canadian artists from outside of Ontario may apply for “Best Out-of-Province”
  • Artists from outside of Canada may only apply for the “Best International”

  • Artists from Ontario between the ages of 12 - 18 are eligible for the “Best Young Songwriters” category

    New Music Award Categories include:

  • Best Alternative Rock
  • Best Blues
  • Best Celtic
  • Best Country
  • Best Electronic
  • Best Female
  • Best Folk
  • Best Hard Rock
  • Best Hip Hop
  • Best Indie Rock
  • Best International
  • Best Jam Band
  • Best Jazz
  • Best Male
  • Best Metal
  • Best Out-Of-Province
  • Best Pop
  • Best Punk
  • Best R and B
  • Best Rock
  • Best Song
  • Best Urban
  • Best World
  • Best Young Songwriter(s)

    The organizers of the New Music Awards reserve the right to add or remove categories in relation to the amount of compatible artists. All scores are compiled by an independent accounting firm.

    **Applicants may select as many award categories in which they feel the artist may be eligible for.

    "Music can heal. It can do more than that. It can throw a lifeline to kids who can't be reached in any other way."
    -Paul McCartney