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Posted November 3, 2020 by

Royal City Studios Here’s the first release “Juno” from  Royal G Symphony’s recording sessions with us, and it’s getting lots of great attention on Spotify. We think you’ll really like it! Recorded, mixed and mastered by Eric Leigh Music Guelph Arts Council   University of Guelph   University of Guelph Alumni   Music Notes […]

Posted September 7, 2020 by

Screenshot of a music video called EARTH PRAYER by Leah Trottier and Miki Tamblyn for Co-create. 18 artists collaborated to create nine works of art through the local art initiative Co-Create By: Anam Khan After collaborating together during the lockdown through a local art initiative, 18 Guelph artists are showcasing their work online. Co-Create was […]

Posted August 19, 2020 by

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: MusicOntario & the Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication present: 2SLGBTQIA+ 101 & Ally-ship Training August 19th – Details & Registration Monday, August 24, 2020: MusicOntario & the Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication present: Looking After Our Emotions at Work August 24th – Details & Registration Monday, August 31, 2020: MusicOntario & the Centre […]

Posted August 16, 2020 by

Wellington Music Therapy Services Our incredibly popular Sing it Girls!™ program is returning to in-person this fall! The groups are led by experienced Music Therapists Natalie Reis and Kathleen Skinner. There are -FOUR- sessions to choose from! September 10 – October 29, 2020 Thursdays Ages 6-8 5:00-6:00pm Ages 9-12 6:15-7:15pm September 8 – October 27, […]

Posted July 28, 2020 by

Exhibition Park Arena-Guelph Public · Hosted by Guelph Black Heritage Society Annual Emancipation Day Jamboree! – Saturday August 1, 2020 The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) is hosting an inaugural Emancipation Day Jamboree at Exhibition Park in collaboration with the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) on August 1, 2020. The event will be held at Exhibition […]

Posted July 10, 2020 by

Check it out, folks! Hillside has gone digital for this year’s festival, and bringing the arts right to your abode/smart devices! Welcome Homeside You’ve been to Hillside Inside. You’ve been to Hillside (Outside). Now, you are cordially invited to Hillside Homeside!  We have been working hard to make up for missing you and missing out […]

Posted July 1, 2020 by

MUSICONTARIO & LONDON MUSIC OFFICE PRESENT: THE 2020 CANADIAN SONGWRITER CHALLENGE London, ON Edition – August/September 2020 Welcome to the sixth annual Ontario edition of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge, in partnership with the London Music Office, the Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA), Bell Media, Ontario Creates, and Music Publishers Canada! The Canadian Songwriter Challenge […]

Posted June 30, 2020 by

Tickets! Nancy Vicious and the Nasty Bitches joins Frenemy,  Got Social, and The Long Dark Road at ROYAL CITY STUDIOS for the first live-music drive-in concert happening in Guelph, July 16th! Who’s headlining??? Brian Scheid, former booking agent at The Chainsaw, Kitchener says: “Nancy Vicious and the Nasty Bitches are a rock and roll band with […]

Posted June 29, 2020 by

Hosted by Stay Home Fest  Wednesday from 12:00-15:00 from rooftop at the corner of  Carden and Wilson Streets. D’eve Archer, also known on stage as Saturdae Jonez, has been gracing Guelph and area stages for more than a decade. Not only has she played nearly every venue and stage in the city but she’s also taken […]

Posted June 24, 2020 by

*Once the date is confirmed, the event page will be up and YOU will be the first to know* Frenemy has been confirmed to be sharing the stage alongside Cavan Brothers (of bands: Jerrycan, U the Band, Got Social, and The Long Dark Road) at ROYAL CITY STUDIOS for the first live-music drive-in concert happening next month! From […]

Posted June 23, 2020 by

Drive-in concert to give Guelph its first taste of live music in a while The Music Lives concert will be the first live concert to take place in Guelph since the pandemic began about 4 hours ago By: Anam Khan (Thanks Anam!!) A first draft of what the live in concert will look like on July 16. […]

Posted June 21, 2020 by

We’ve been awaiting this moment for months, to inform you of the first VENUE in town to put together a Drive-In LIVE MUSIC event in the Royal City since the Covid-19 lock-down began in March 2020… when will it be? ROYAL CITY STUDIOS in partnership with MUSIC LIVES are proud to announce live music being […]

Posted June 10, 2020 by

Bry doesn’t have positive feelings about cruise ships in general, but has known some pretty cool cruise ship musicians over the years.  Check out this story: Bad Parade: Music Publicity Group has helped Ontario musicians stranded on a cruise ship release a music video. Ontario based cruise ship entertainers, Daniel Nogueira (Exeter), and singer Jennifer Simser (Fenton Falls) were […]

Posted May 1, 2020 by

We’ll be back in 2021 We have made a safe, responsible decision to protect each other  Our summer festival will not take place in 2020. As you know, there’s a vital reason for this.  We have to keep practising mitigation strategies involving isolation and distancing, and since we are a large, public gathering, we cannot risk […]

Posted April 21, 2020 by

Great job citizens!  Now keep isolated and informed.  Don’t let the second wave be worse than the first!

Posted April 2, 2020 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2020 TORONTO, ON —The Canadian music industry is asking the Federal government for further action including robust financial support and flexibility in funding rules that would support the artists and the industry’s small business community that is suffering through the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian and global music […]

Posted March 25, 2020 by

COVID-19 Information & Resources for Ontario’s Music Industry UPDATED: March 25, 2020 Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to help workers and businesses – official March 25, 2020 press release here. From the release: No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the table, paying for their medication or caring […]

Posted March 25, 2020 by

That’s right all, We’re going to try out something new so we can keep our skills up. Cypher is moving online for now. Here’s how it’ll work: We post a few beats on this page You have time to write a verse and post it back to the page. The person with the most likes […]

Posted March 23, 2020 by

#StayHomeFest kicks off tonight! To all restless musician & artist friends, get in touch via the GAIN Music page or email ( to get involved. If we’re all stuck at home might as well make the most of the technology we have to broadcast music & art into the world during these crazy times. GAIN Music Let’s fill […]