The Stingray Blog - blog https://blog.stingray.com/rss.xml en We were there - Classical:NEXT 2019 https://blog.stingray.com/we-were-there-classicalnext-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">We were there - Classical:NEXT 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/57" lang="" about="/user/57" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Hitske</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/23/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>From May 15th to 18th, the big classical music conference, Classical:NEXT took place at de Doelen in Rotterdam. The conference was the most successful edition yet. Over 1300 professionals represented 45 countries at this year’s edition. </span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>As a proud partner of this conference, <a href="www.stingrayclassica.com?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Stingray Classica</a> had a beautiful booth at the event to present the Classica app and television channel. Stingray’s Artistic Director, Rob Overman, gave a riveting keynote on ‘Streaming Video and Classical Music’. He talked about streaming as a big opportunity for classical music, and how artists, orchestras, venues, and other classical music companies can benefit from video streaming services such as the Classica app.</span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>Over the course of the conference, there were many meetings and discussions on the future of classical music, as well as interesting presentations that explored the topic. Besides all the talking, the most important part was, of course, the music! </span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>Klangmalerei.tv and Stingray recorded many of the daily showcases. Artists from all over the world performed classical music in innovative and creative ways. They pushed the boundaries of classical music and extended the horizons of art in music. For some ensembles, it was the first time that they performed in the Netherlands or as big a conference as Classical:NEXT.</span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>Thursday afternoon started with Ensemble Hope from France. They explored new forms of contemporary music by using technology to present little-know instruments. One of the instruments was the Euphone, which looked very impressive. The ensemble doesn’t only make music, but also gives masterclasses, presentations, and workshops to involve people and explain their vision on the future of classical music and the instruments they use.</span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>We already mentioned the Asko | Schönberg Ensemble in our <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-classicalnext-2019?utm_source=stingray-classica-brava&amp;utm_medium=socials" target="_blank">Artists to Watch article</a>, and it was indeed worth the watch! With the help of a speaker, they explained their way of producing new classical music with video technology that accompanies the music. They played a new piece by the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. He is turning 80 in June and continues to contribute to the future of classical music. </span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>Other inspiring acts, such as Gaybird, The Hermes Experiment and Kathleen Tagg &amp; Andre Petersen assembled a big audience during their performance. You can watch these and all other performances on Stingray Classica soon. Please keep an eye out for the premiere of these showcases and check out our <a href="www.stingrayclassica.com?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">website</a> for the latest information and broadcasting times. A big thank you to Classical:NEXT for having us as media partner and we hope to meet you next year at this inspiring and amazing event. </span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Pour sa troisième édition, le festival s’est offert un <i>line-up</i> 3 étoiles : Orelsan, Lunice, MGMT, Hubert Lenoir, Koriass, American Football… du beau monde s’est bousculé en banlieue. Et le public était au rendez-vous, déterminé à danser et profiter de la musique, malgré une météo un peu capricieuse.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Le festival se tenait du 17 au 19 mai. La ville de Sainte-Thérèse a été envahie par une jeune foule enjouée, et les artistes ont occupé plusieurs locaux phares de la commune : de la rue Blainville, à l’Église, en passant par les bars et le <i>skate park</i>, les festivaliers étaient invités à passer d’un espace à l’autre au fil des programmations. Les principales têtes d’affiche ont investi la scène principale, située sur le parking de la ville. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>De la soirée de samedi soir, nous retiendrons la performance funky et 100% bonnes ondes du groupe français L’Impératrice, l’ambiance électrique lors du show d’<a href="https://blog.stingray.com/hubert-lenoir-decryptage?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Hubert Lenoir</a>, les répliques et hits impeccables d’Orelsan, les notes emblématiques de MGMT et la voix envoutante de <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/soran-stingray-cafe-cinq-sept-happy-hour?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Soran.</a></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="L'Impératrice" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0bd79909-19e2-4a35-a2cd-01ada31df680" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/L%27imperatrice%201.png" /><figcaption>L'Impératrice <br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen<br />  </figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="L'Impératrice  ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="232045e7-1a5f-4154-b370-2823cb8e5357" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/L%27imperatrice%202.png" /><figcaption>L'Impératrice <br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen<br />  </figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Hubert Lenoir  ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e15f4612-d3a0-47ef-9754-3cb81911dfa2" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Hubert%201.png" /><figcaption>Hubert Lenoir  <br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen</figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Orelsan ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="63a4dcef-c2b4-400f-91b9-d5d4f93267bd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Orelsan.png" /><figcaption>Orelsan<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen<br />  </figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="MGMT ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="229a8e2e-83e5-464b-a503-d6bb28da39ab" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mgmt.jpg" /><figcaption>MGMT<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen<br />  </figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Soran ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6caa63a7-ead4-4381-b344-5e488ddf05ea" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Soran.JPG" /><figcaption>Soran<br /> © Frédéric Ranger</figcaption></figure></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong>Quoi de mieux pour se remettre d’une belle soirée que d’enchaîner sur une seconde? </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>La programmation du dimanche penchait plus du côté rap de la force! Entre un pop-up show de LaF, les <i>mosh pits</i> survoltés pendant le concert de Night Lovell et l’effervescence animée par Koriass et Yung Lean, nous avons pris une petite pause alt-rock dans l’Église Avila où performait le groupe American Football. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Nous avons fini par casser la baraque (littéralement) au Local 41. Après la performance des très talentueux Kirouac et Kodakludo, le plancher du bar n’a tout simplement pas supporté les jumps de la foule qui a dû être évacuée! Le groupe Alaclair Ensemble, qui devait performer en troisième partie, a donc improvisé un show dans la rue, sur le toit de leur tour van. Un moment qui restera marqué dans les esprits!</span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="LaF ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="514d2930-0a5f-406b-9c9e-21a67429c85e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/DSC04467.JPG" /><figcaption>LaF<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen<br />  </figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Koriass ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34c3d661-af5c-4902-a4f5-5393b0ee5865" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Koriass.png" /><figcaption>Koriass<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen<br />  </figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Night Lovell et Yung Lean ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d8ef8ef1-daef-4e34-93fc-30b9eb93d47e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Night%20Lovell%20et%20Yung%20Lean.png" /><figcaption>Night Lovell et Yung Lean<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen<br />  </figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="American Football ​​​​​​​© Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4b724e99-8d25-4e0b-beaa-109cd7b16283" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/American%20Football.png" /><figcaption>American Football<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen<br />  </figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Kodakludo ​​​​​​​&amp; Kirouac © Lucille Kerysaouen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="557c36c3-20c1-48e3-8316-9bce1d8f2184" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kirouac.png" /><figcaption>Kodakludo &amp; Kirouac<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>On a déjà hâte de retourner en banlieue. À l’année prochaine!</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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Known for their dark cinematic sound, the Canadian group includes members Taylor Kirk, Simon Trottier, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Mark Wheaton. They are excited to present their original songs to Singapore fans for the first time ever. On this momentous occasion, we asked the band a few questions!</span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><strong>What was the first and last album (or song) you bought?</strong>                                           <br /> First: Corey Hart’s  <i><em>First Offence</em></i>  <br /> Last: Kankyō Ongaku’s <i>J<em>apanese Ambient, Environmental and New Age Music 1980-1990</em></i><br />  <br /><strong>What is the first album you remember listening to from beginning to end, on repeat?</strong> <br /> The Beatles’ <i><em>Abbey Road</em></i><br />  <br /><strong>What is a fad or trend you hope comes back?</strong> <br /> Prog*<br />  <br /><strong>What song do you wish you wrote?</strong> <br /> Beethoven’s 9th Symphony <br />  <br /><strong>What was the first song you learned to play?</strong><br /><em>Bombtrack</em> by Rage Against the Machine<br />  <br /><strong>If you had to organize a festival, who would be your three dream headliners?</strong> <br /> Portishead, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and The Necks</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-center"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>Since 2006, Timber Timbre has been releasing silky slow-burner tunes out of Ontario, Canada. While their name refers to the timber-framed cabin they used to record in, Timber Timbre makes music for urban and nature dwellers alike. Their “sinewy, nocturnal music” adds the perfect ambience for an intimate, breezy night, or tucked away in dark bars providing “cold-blooded music for lounge lizards looking to keep a low profile.”</span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span>Many might recognise their tunes from popular Netflix series such as Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Orange is the New Black and The Blacklist. Timber Timbre’s fourth album, <i><em>Creep on Creepin’ On</em></i>, was one of ten shortlisted nominees for the Polaris Music Prize, in 2011.</span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span class="tinytext">*Prog music fuses styles and attempts to push stylistic boundaries associated with specific genres of music.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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These kiosks can be used to display up-to-date information, 24 hours a day. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Wayfinding kiosks not only deliver a variety of customized information but also allow for the content to be updated quickly and remotely. </span></span></span><span><span><span>If a traveler is looking for information, they will be able to find it quickly and easily with a wayfinding kiosk. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>A benefit for local businesses </span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Tourism departments can use wayfinding kiosk for their benefit as well by giving business owners insight into how many people were using the kiosks. They can help business owners communicate more effectively with tourists, and even reduce expenses, such as printing costs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Residents can benefit as well by experiencing an easier way to find locations, helping their internal community education, and easy access to advertisement and promotions. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span>With <strong>Stingray Business’</strong> custom digital experiences, you can increase consumer engagement with our digital signage designed specifically for your business! <strong><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/digital-signage?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Check out our Video Walls, LED Displays and Wayfinders on our website!</a> </strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/blogs/wayfinding-digital-signage-kiosks-improve-tourism-experiences/" target="_blank"><em><span><span><span><span>Source</span></span></span></span></em></a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-05/wayfinding%20kiosks.jpg" width="640" height="360" alt="wayfinding kiosks" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 21 May 2019 18:31:01 +0000 Adriana 697 at https://blog.stingray.com Concours Chante en Français | Édition 2019 https://blog.stingray.com/concours-chante-en-francais-edition-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Concours Chante en Français | Édition 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/59" lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Charles</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/17/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>C’est en cette belle soirée du 16 mai, au Théâtre Plaza, qu’avait lieu la 17e édition du concours Chante en Français. Catherine Durand était la porte-parole (elle fête ses 20 ans de carrière cette année!). C’était une magnifique soirée animée avec classe et dynamisme par Geneviève Borne.</span></span></span></span></strong> <strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span> Pour ma part, c’est à titre de superviseur du contenu musical francophone chez Stingray Musique que je fus invité à me joindre au jury, composé de cinq personnes issues de l’industrie musicale.</span></span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>Je suis venu également représenter Stingray Musique afin d’offrir à un finaliste de la catégorie Auteur-compositeur-interprète, la diffusion d’une de ses chansons sur l’une de nos chaînes musicales. </span></span></span></span></span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Ce concours se divise en deux catégories soit <strong><span>Auteur-Compositeur-Interprète </span></strong><span>et</span><strong><span> </span></strong><strong>La Bonne Chanson Revisitée<span>. </span></strong></span></span></span></span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>Nous, membres du jury, avions la délicate tâche de décider du sort de ces charmants artistes.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>Voici donc les lauréats de la grande finale de Chante en Français 2019.</span></span></span></span></strong></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>1er prix Auteur-Compositeur-Interprète :</span></span></span></span><br /><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Vice E Roy</span></strong></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>2ème prix Auteur-Compositeur-Interprète :</span></span></span></span><br /><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Mathieu Samson</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>1er prix La Bonne Chanson Revisitée :</span></span></span></span><br /><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Alex Météore </span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Prix Coup de Cœur du Public :</span></span></span></span><br /><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Marie-Ève Laure</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>À noter que ce concours a été créé en 2001 par M. Raoul D. Gadbois en hommage à son frère l’abbé Charles Émile Gadbois « <strong>Père de la bonne chanson</strong> » au Québec. Depuis, le concours a vu passer beaucoup d’artistes tels que <strong>Klô Pelgag, Alex Nevsky, Fuudge, Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé</strong>…</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>Pour une 3e année consécutive, ce fut un réel plaisir d’offrir le Prix Stingray qui donne au lauréat la diffusion d’une de ses chansons sur l’une de nos chaînes musicales (télé, internet, mobile). </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>L’année dernière, le Prix Stingray avait été offert à </span></span></span></span><a href="mailto:https://marieange.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Marie-Ange</span></span></a><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>. Cette année, nous félicitons</span></span></span></span> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/marieevelauremusique/?__tn__=K-R&amp;eid=ARDq5PS_RwWsqT_m7f3xhOprKkxTzzPY6qX_6xnh_MmqS53adf0uMVgnyQuhiaojx-gtHbM8vjiUzVoC&amp;fref=mentions&amp;__xts__%5b0%5d=68.ARAiIWu4RhVuVJEV9kEAfmI9lT1GwtWSLLMHZsCIjxl12ifMKkLcEAjpEDqQerQXR8Wc1-wAOloSWp1FccOwb-mwvvgq5cmvr5C2se-7alYCLLh6DF_vxfY4gaN4Fb8oIcZFQKcYOJuNKqZoALZtWcQt3-LtfBwWOLIB938NxMrPgDx-UwW66KzKVGljS5LMkRnWMfaeZjIIos-sAtMja2XkDF3QpnYEg0iIP5Xn7hMMSM2UI3WKsyENVbb73iJG8NttI_580BaFuy-A3FpzeiMr0GokyKi5_l197MvPjXrw2wvq-w12yTgRsqh6TkWJkfpkYgRkaTfFWRmNQMApUuiKE3zS6Ph6yQ" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Marie-Ève Laure</span></span></a> <span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>, lauréate du Prix Stingray (é</span></span></span></span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>galement lauréate du Prix Coup de Cœur du public)<span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>Stingray Musique et moi-même tenons à féliciter vivement tous les finalistes et lauréats de la grande finale de cette 17e édition de Chante en Français! Et merci à tous ses partenaires de garder la chanson française en santé. À l’année prochaine!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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I was there for the second day of the performances. The previous night, Van Morrison made a surprise guest appearance. Would some other big name turn up and surprise us tonight? </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span>Alas, no. But it didn’t matter; surprise guests are fun, but Eric is more than capable of keeping a crowd captivated on his own. So too was his support act, Montréal-based blues singer and two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, Michael Jerome Browne. Michael also played in Eric’s band, alongside Neville Malcolm on bass, Staffan Astner on guitar and Paul Robinson on drums, with Eric’s wife Ulrika Bibb popping up occasionally to sing. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span>Although this tour was meant to promote Eric’s new album ‘Global Griot,’ Eric only sang one track from it: ‘Needed Time,’ an old Gospel song Taj Mahal taught him. The closest we got to the concept of the new album (in which he collaborates with musicians from across Africa and the Caribbean), was when he told a story about his first trip to west Africa and sang a song he’d written about meeting the Malian singer Habib Koité - one of his collaborators on the new album. Again, it didn’t matter. Eric’s warmth and charm coupled with the stellar musicianship on display made you feel like you hadn’t missed anything.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span>Eric’s theme song, ‘Don’t Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down’ provided a fitting close to a sublime, intimate evening. We poured out of Ronnie Scott’s, our spirits lifted.  </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Watch their answers below!</p> <h2>Who would play you in the movie of your life?</h2> <div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_iHNVv3BAXY?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <h2>Our famous Oven Mitt Questions session!</h2> <div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1HnmAHrqowY?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h2>Which music video would you like to live in for the rest of your life?</h2> <div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/h9oYiADYQQU?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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The concert marked the end of the orchestra’s 45th season and showcased the talents of all 85 TSYO graduates, aged between 14 and 22. Featured works included Modest Mussorgsky/Orch. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Prelude to <i><em>Khovanshchina</em></i>, Sergei Prokofiev’s Suite from <i><em>The Love for Three Oranges</em></i>, Op.33, and Dimitri Shostakovich’s <i><em>Symphony No.10</em></i> in E Minor, Op.93. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>For 45 years, the TSYO has been dedicated to providing a high-level orchestral experience for talented young musicians aged 22 and under. The TSYO program delivers a unique, powerful, and life-enriching opportunity that encourages significant achievement, regardless of the career path participants choose. The TSYO has a close affiliation with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra: TSO musicians serve as coaches through the season, TSO guest artists lead masterclasses for TSYO members, and the TSYO performs annually with the TSO in a side-by-side concert at Roy Thomson Hall.</span></span></span></p> <h2 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong>TSYO Stingray Rising Stars </strong> </span></span></span></h2> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>The Stingray Rising Stars winner was announced on-stage by Matthew Loden, TSO CEO, and Ariane Charbonneau, Sponsorships and Partnerships Manager at Stingray. The talented 16-year-old Duncan MacDougall won the 1000$ prize to contribute towards advancing his career. Candidates for the award were judged on demonstrated leadership within the orchestra, artistic excellence, overall improvement and how they would use the prize money and exposure to further their musical career. Applications were judged by the TSYO faculty, made up of the TSYO Manager, TSYO Conductor and members of the TSO who act as teachers and mentors.</span></span></span></p> <h2 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong>About the winner: Duncan MacDougall</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Duncan has performed in masterclasses for Rachel Barton Pine, Ilya Kaler, Joel Krosnick, and Jonathan Crow. He is a Grade 11 student at Uxbridge Secondary School.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>We sat down with Duncan to tell us more about his win:</span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">What is your earliest artistic memory?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">When I was three years old, I would hold a ukulele to my chin and drag a drumstick across its strings, pretending that it was a violin and bow. My brother would loudly strum along on his mini guitar. </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Where/When did you decide you wished to become an artist professionally?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">It’s been my dream since I started violin lessons at the age of four to become a professional violinist. In 2014, I watched a Taylor Academy/Glenn Gould School masterclass led by Peter Oundjian. I was amazed by how good some of the students were, and they were only about five years older than me. That was when I really started working hard and when I dedicated myself 100% to music.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Who and what are your main influences?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Two of my biggest influences are my teachers, Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom and Jonathan Crow. They are the ones who have gotten me to this point in my musical journey; they influence my musical choices, they help me to improve my technique and my practice habits, and I’m inspired after ever lesson.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">I am also influenced by Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing. I love the joy and character in his playing, and the fact that he takes risks to let the music speak. I also enjoy the playing of James Ehnes and Vilde Frang. </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">How did you come to be part of the TSYO?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">I knew many people in the TSYO before I joined, and they all seemed to enjoy it very much. I joined the TSYO in the 2017-18 season for many reasons. Being a part of this orchestra gave me valuable orchestral audition experience, I’ve explored amazing repertoire, and I’ve made many musical friends.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">What do you plan to do with the prize money?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>I plan to use it towards making professional recordings for university auditions, and also to help pay for tuition for universities and summer programs in the future. I am very grateful to Stingray and to the TSYO for this award.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-justify"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>For more information regarding the Stingray Rising Stars program, click </span></span></span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><a href="https://music.stingray.com/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">here</a></span></span></span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>.</span></span></span><br />  </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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You’re not alone! A recent <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-25-2019-1.5032165/starbucks-music-is-driving-employees-nuts-a-writer-says-it-s-a-workers-rights-issue-1.5028163" target="_blank">CBC article</a> reported on how Starbucks workers took to Reddit to complain about how they had to listen to the same music all day. Not only does repetitive music create an undesirable work environment, but it is also said to be a “serious workers’ rights issue” for many individuals who have been working in restaurants and bars for years. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Repetitive music has become a problem in some industries, and employees consider music to be an important factor in helping to create better working conditions.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><strong>Choosing the right music environment makes a difference!  </strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>A study conducted by <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0003687072901019 " target="_blank">Applied Ergonomics</a> concluded that playing the right background music at work can even lead to economic benefit and raise efficiency within the workplace. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Using background music as a tool to improve working conditions can result in having happier employees and happier customers as well. Choosing specific music for certain tasks can help develop a motivating routine. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>For the reasons mentioned above, it is important to work with someone who knows which music strategy works best for a specific industry. Stingray Business uses custom, brand-focused music to elevate the customer and employee brand experience. Not only do we offer genre-specific playlists to suit any mood, but we also create tailor-made ambiances for commercial spaces.   </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Do you now feel like exploring our music library? <strong>Contact us and choose from our unrivaled selection of background music channels or develop your signature sound with a branded channel.</strong> </span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><span>Sources</span></strong><br /><span><span><span><a href="https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-25-2019-1.5032165/starbucks-music-is-driving-employees-nuts-a-writer-says-it-s-a-workers-rights-issue-1.5028163" target="_blank">CBC</a>, <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0003687072901019" target="_blank">Science Direct</a></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-05/Coffe%20shop.jpg" width="1350" height="900" alt="Coffee Shop" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 06 May 2019 18:04:16 +0000 Adriana 692 at https://blog.stingray.com Bleu Jeans Bleu @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour https://blog.stingray.com/bleu-jeans-bleu-stingray-cafe-cinq-sept-happy-hour <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bleu Jeans Bleu @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/129" lang="" about="/user/129" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Mikel</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/03/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Chaque vendredi, les employés de notre Quartier général à Montréal se rejoignent au Café Stingray autour d’un verre pour célébrer les bons coups de la semaine et fraterniser entre collègues.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>On a parfois le privilège de recevoir un artiste invité. Vendredi le 26 avril, nous avons eu le plaisir d’accueillir le groupe Bleu Jeans Bleu !</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Le café corsé, les patates frites, les ailes de poulet et la bière en pichet sont quelques items qui composent le régime alimentaire des membres du groupe Bleu Jeans Bleu. Ce sont aussi des sujets traités dans leurs chansons – toutes aussi originales les unes que les autres! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Le quatuor qui se décrit comme un groupe de musique country-soul-alternatif-samba-disco-funk-rock vient récemment de lancer son dernier album intitulé PERFECTO – un album qui se veut toujours aussi déjanté et divertissant.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N0179?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span class="button-video">Écouter Bleu Jeans Bleu</span></span></span></a></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Découvrez Bleu Jeans Bleu en 5 questions.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Comment décririez-vous votre style musical en un hashtag (mot-clic) ? </span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Caramel.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Quel est votre plus beau souvenir sur scène ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">La fois où on a mangé du caramel dans un festival de chocolat. Y’avait juste du chocolat et on trouvait qu’il manquait de caramel alors on est allés en chercher et on a viré folles!  </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Vivant ou mort, avec qui aimeriez-vous faire un duo ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">On m’a dit que Le pape Jean-Paul II chantait beaucoup donc probablement lui! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Si l’on devait nommer un sandwich en votre honneur, de quoi serait-il composé, et comment l’appelleriez-vous ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Le p’tit gros. Il serait composé de baloney, de la margarine et juste une petite « liche » de moutarde sur un pain blanc carré. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Qu’est-ce qui mijote pour vous dans les prochaines semaines et les prochains mois ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">On a une grosse soupe au feu qui mijote au chalet et on a un aussi un vidéo clip qui s’appelle Coton Ouaté qui vient de sortir – allez voir ça ! On est aussi en tournée un peu partout au Québec pour les prochaines semaines. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="happy hour at stingray" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d9d38f3-460b-4327-a1f9-857f54574a6b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2819%29.png" /></p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Bleu Jeans Bleu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5bdc7040-62be-47e2-9e1b-d48abb1596db" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2820%29.png" /></p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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