Spring Music Festival 2009

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The Rogers Spring Music Festival is a celebration of music that showcases between 50 and 100 of the hottest 'buzz acts' from Canada and the US. It will take place May 7-9, 2009 at more than 12 live music venues in the city of Hamilton, Ontario.

Selected artists will be compensated for their performances. Regional artists will receive a $50 stipend to offset travel costs and artists from outside the region will receive lodging and meals. For artists with larger draws, larger financial compensations will be offered. Festival management will work with each artist to ensure maximum media coverage.

The festival will bring in headlining and touring bands. All selected artists will be considered for support at these concerts. Also, your band can be chosen for a showcase spotlight as part of the Songwriters Showcase.

All genres of music accepted with a focus on rock, heavy music/new metal and reggae/ska showcases. All bands are eligible. 5 slots are reserved for artists that submit using Sonicbids.

Past performers include: Three Days Grace, The Trews, The Tea Party, IllScarlet, The Tea Party, Tomi Swick, Threat Signal, Jack DeKeyser, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Cancer Bats, The Marble Index, Junkhouse, Ryan Malcolm, Grady, Ron Sexsmith, Cursed, Social Code, Robin Black, Kevin Hearn (BNL) and many more.

As an added bonus, all artists who submit will be eligible to participate in The Rogers Spring Music Festival Breakout Band Challenge, presented by Y108 FM, where one band will win $10,000 in prizes. This is not mandatory, but an option for those who wish to participate. Bands interested in The Rogers Spring Music Festival Breakout Band Challenge, presented by Y108 FM should contact Nicole Guerin at Nicole@supernova.com .

Last year's event sponsors included Rogers, Y108, Cable-14, Long & McQuade, Athens Printing and Sonicbids.

Here's what some previous performers have said:

"Spring Music Festival is a well run event that showcases a wide range of talent across many genres. We manage Dean Lickyer, who were voted 'Best in Fest' at the 2008 Festival. The prize package the band won has helped them immensely and the studio time at Mastermind Studios was used to record the cd the band is touring behind right now. All in all, it has been a fantastic experience".

-- Chris Case, RCD Music. Manager, Dean Lickyer

The Rogers Spring Music Festival is one of the most valuable networking channels for both established, and up-and-coming artists. As performers in the 2007 SMF, littleSUNDAY was exposed to a variety of useful industry contacts including, radio and media, as well as being exposed to new opportunities, fans and much more.. We highly endorse the festival, and look forward to the many more years to come!"

-- Rick Farrell, littleSUNDAY

"Our performance at SMF 2007 helped us gain a serious amount of exposure during our trip to Canada, which culminated in us getting our album into the Top 5 on Hamilton's C101.5FM Mohawk College Radio chart. We can't recommend this festival enough!"

-- Rod Smith, Vesta Varro