The Honey Jam Canada artist showcase celebrates its 17th anniversary in Toronto at the Mod Club Theatre (722 College Street) on Thursday, August 16, 2012 and Totally Toronto will keep you up-to-date. 

Hosted by MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota, the 2012 edition promises to deliver a night of exciting live entertainment with a diverse group of artists.

Honey Jam, produced by non-profit organization PhemPhat Entertainment Group, is Canada’s longest-running all-female artist showcase and will be celebrating their 17th anniversary this summer in Toronto.

Honey Jam Producer and Founder Ebonnie Rowe revealed plans for this year’s showcase, artist workshop and some exciting opportunities some of the artists will receive, such as an opportunity to perform at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Stage and also on the island of Barbados.

“We’ve got an awesome lineup and plan to deliver a standout showcase you won’t want to miss!”

The Honey Jams are stellar showcases of homegrown talent featuring a wide variety of artists representing musical genres including pop, hip hop, jazz, gospel, reggae, country, blues, R&B, dance and rock.

Hundreds of artists have played for capacity crowds including their most famous alum Nelly Furtado as well as Jully Black, Anjulie, Kellylee Evans, Reema Major and many more.

The lineup includes 17 artists from Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and London. Go to http://www.honeyjam.com and click on “2012 artists” to see more info on the artists who made the cut.

Honey Jam Canada also provides opportunities to the artists including: 

  • a free music industry workshop at Harris Institute with panels on Publishing, Entertainment Law, Songwriting, Media Training and Vocal/Performance
  • opportunity to hear from artist Suzie McNeil who will speak to the girls and share her journey in the industry
  • receiving one-on-one vocal and performance coaching from celebrity coach Elaine Overholt of Big Voice Studios
  • having a track featured on our promotional compilation CD
  • having their original songs played on Radio
  • receiving 1 hour A&R consultation time from Universal Music

In addition, one lucky artist will receive: 

  • the Honey Jam Hookup Prize Pak including $3,000 in equipment from Yamaha Canada, $1,000 from EMI Music Canada, free entertainment lawyer consultation from Taylor, Klein Oballa, and a package from Think Fitness Studios
  • the opportunity to perform at Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Stage
  • the opportunity to perform in Barbados, courtesy of the Barbados Tourism Authority.

Recording artist Suzie McNeil was the featured speaker at the July launch, and she shared her journey in the music industry with the aspiring artists during a sit down interview with Board Member Vivian Barclay, General Manager of Warner Chappell Music Publishing.

Honey Jam advance Tickets will be available for sale along with their fundraising buttons with the caption “Honey Jam Honey, Playgirl but no Bunny!

Proceeds from this year’s Honey Jam, taking place Thursday, August 16th at the Mod Club, will support YWCA Toronto’s programs for women and girls.

Showcase event details: August 16th, 2012 at the Mod Club (722 College Street West). This year’s event will be hosted by MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota.

  • Doors: 7pm 
  • Show: 8:00pm. 
  • Tickets: $20 advance / $25 at door. 19+ –

Proceeds to support YWCA Toronto’s program for women and girls. DJ’s Mel Boogie and Tasha Rozez will be spinning through the night.

Tickets available online at http://www.ticketweb.ca OR at Play de Record – 357A Yonge Street, Toronto.

Showcase sponsors include: Slaight Music, Nelstar Entertainment, TD, Factor, OMDC, Toronto Arts Council, Yamaha Canada Music, Flow 935, Universal Music Canada, The Canadian Independent Recording Artists Association, MuchMusic, Canadian Musician, Urbanology Magazine, Exclaim.ca, the SOCAN Foundation and the Barbados Tourism Authority.

o-_-o Totally Toronto Travel Destination Guide’s Totally New Look!

With the ever developing world class status of the city of Toronto, it is part of the Totally Toronto vision to position itself in the best possible way to showcase Canadian travel destinations in an interesting and informative manner.

July 11, 2012

With the ever developing world class status of the city of Toronto, it is part of the Totally Toronto vision to position itself in the best possible way to showcase Canadian travel destinations in an interesting and informative manner.

Totally Toronto travel guide website has been redesigned and is a travel destination guide for the city of Toronto with all of the information needed to know more about this popular destination.

Toronto Travel Guide - Totally Toronto dot Net

According to the Internet World Stats internet usage from 2000 – 2011 grew over 500 percent with close to 50% of the users in Asia. This is greater than the growth in energy usage (approx. 170%) and growth in world population (approx. 27%) according to Wikipedia.

Based on these numbers and according to Econsultancy in connection with Google one third of people use the mobile web daily! The world we live in is certainly becoming a world wide web. With 85% of users claiming to seek information via web and 81% taking action based on this information (Econsultancy) it is imperative that your destination be properly represented on an internet site.

Totally Barbados has been an award winning travel destination guide featuring information for Barbadians and visitors to Barbados alike. With 7 news and marketing awards for a travel site it most certainly serves as inspiration for the development, redesign and launch of Totally Toronto dot net.

According to the CHTA review (2010) the technology developed by Mr. Callaghan accomplishes what 95% of other websites overlook, ensuring 24 hour access quickly, easily and almost perfect cross browser platform compliance.

Brett Callaghan is the brains behind the Barbados travel guide – envisions his newly launched Totally Toronto website to not only closely match the Barbados web experience, he believes it will exceed in popularity.

‘By careful planning, the Totally Barbados business plan will allow us to extend our technology unlike any other and will allow us to grow into other islands and countries. The way we allow Barbados businesses to promote their products and services, allows for maximum exposure and increased awareness to those travelling to Barbados.” (Brett Callaghan 2010).

Being a Barbadian / Canadian, Brett’s next project is developing his dream with Totally Canada Inc. with the city of Toronto as the first to benefit.

According to Mr. Callaghan the fresh design for Totally Toronto will achieve results greater than the success of Totally Barbados.

Congratulations Toronto, Totally Toronto dot Net has arrived – newer, faster and much more user friendly.

Totally Toronto is positioned to make Toronto Totally Your Choice for Toronto Travel.

Totally Canada Inc., operating under the name ‘Totally Toronto’ is based in Toronto, Canada with offices in Barbados. The company was incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) on September 23rd, 2010.

Totally Toronto aims to help local businesses shine alongside Toronto’s corporate titans. With valuable business exposure on Totally Toronto, businesses will gain increased exposure online, before a visitor even steps outside their home, hotel or airplane.

Promoting all there is to know about Toronto – that’s Totally Toronto.

About Totally Toronto

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Toronto, Ontario,

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