Over the summer of 2018 I had the pleasure of being the official photographer of the Emerging Artist Program by Ontario Music Co-operative Inc. (OMCI). I documented a set of artist interim summer jobs. We had the chance to learn about business, in general and specific to music. We had private seminars with FACTOR, MROC, SOCAN, Rick Barker, and more. I worked directly with the artists, while they played live and behind the scenes. I captured rehearsals, meetings, training, and of course the live music.
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OMCI Emerging Artist Program 2018
I am having a flashback to last summer when I to the super when I shot the luncheon for OMCI. It was fun to see the 2018 emerging artists networking with the politician of the area. John Brassard did a great job with investing in the community economy through the arts.
David Fyfe is a talented musician who plays a bunch of instrument like the keytar and the French Horn. He is working towards a career in an orchestra.
Emma Jade is a young singer with an bone chilling voice.
Alyssa Tess is a local musician whom I chose for my list of exclusive musicians: Dunlop St Musicians. She says she is “full of passion, creativity, and laughter. Alyssa Tess lights up a stage. A singer-songwriter from the Georgian Bay area, this artist has been captivating audiences across Ontario for the past eight years. Inspired by personal experiences, Alyssa has created her own style that shares heartfelt emotions through unforgettable, original melodies.“
Karyssa Jade is going into grade 11 and is a singer.
Over this week I am posting Polaroid type images from each artist in O.M.C.I. (Ontario Music Co-operative Inc) Emerging Artist Program. At the end of the week I have as supers for you.
September 15th was the final showcase for the 2018 emerging artist’s program. I have shot footage of the program throughout the summer. I will post a few more group shots over the next week. Now that The summer is over I will be posting other music photography. Once I see what artists form the summer are interested in buying access to the images, I will promote them on this blog. Once an artist has bought photos their photos will be used. These artists have been on the blog through contributing to a project I am working on which is why they have been here so far.
I Will Ill be posting a few never before seen footage if Rehearsals and Practices Leading up to the show, as well as footage of the final showcase thorough out the year.
All My Life Lead Singer Kasey Kohring. Was one of the emerging artists this past summer.
It was nice to part of the Emerging Artist Program by O.M.C.I. (Ontario Music Co-operative Inc) for it’s pilot year. I shot A lot. I covered live busking, rehearsals and then the final concert. I got to work with tones of amazing artists. These guys produced music that moved me on a daily basis. We had Rock singers, a girl with musical theater, a french horn player how also played the keytar and so much more. I found people my age that cared as much about the arts as I do. It showed in their art. I Remember moments of happiness, stress, achievement and inspiration, on and of camera. Looking forward: I will be working with Management to send photos to you and the arts. Stay tuned.
The show is tomorrow! If you enjoyed the nice music by the city’s buskers all summer, check out the big finish of the summer. The Spirit of Music, in the streets, is part of downtown, a city and across the world. We are the local music scene.
Check out the rest of my Emerging Artist Program by O.M.C.I. (Ontario Music Co-operative Inc).
Leading up to the September 15th show, I will be reposting photos from the summer from when I worked with the Emerging Artist Program. This show is the grand finale of the year.
The exclusive summer job as a emerging artist has a final component of putting on a concert with originals and covers. It is September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Meridian Place. This is a public concert sponsored by Ontario Music Cooperative Inc.
We had the Georgian Theater this week for our rehearsal. Hope to see you on show day. September 15th at Meridian place.
We are artists and this is how we make out money, by making content that people believe in. If you enjoy the art and have a spare dollar or two fell fore to tip us lol.
we were downtown when we realized that this spot losses it's shade half way through our show. It was hot to lol. Well the show must go on.
We had a lot of busking this weekend I am looking at the work that these artists put out. It Has been a hot weekend full of lots of people and noise. These artists show up and play for you anyway. They all come form different backgrounds and styles. if you enjoyed that musics stay tuned to my blog for more updates on the buskers throughout the summer.
Molly Is part of the emerging musicians program, a group of city licenced buskers that are part of O.M.C.I. that are independent of the emerging artist program. Molly is a high school student that in the words of here dad " Molly McNulty has made for the upcoming Magna Hoedown competition. The Magna Hoedown is a multiple stage country music competition that has been created to promote many great charities in our communities.
If you are at Kempenfest this weekend you will see that there are city buskers, though O.M.C.I., at three spots on the path though the festival. This performers sub in and out from noon till 4:00pm. One spot is just noth of the centennial beach playground, The second is right by the hut just north of the volley ball courts by the Ice cream truck . Lastly the third is on the south shore just by of the the Kiwanis Club Food tuck. If you see a busker feel free to stop and listen.
We did a interview with CBC Radio on how we use cutting edge technology to accept tips busking. PIVX a virtual currency that you can use if you do not want to use cash of coins. We still take traditional money however a this technology gradually becomes mains stream we will have been on the forefront. Thank you to the Chad at the Creative Space for collaborating with us on this interview.