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MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival Aims To Raise Profile Of Ottawa's Rich Music Scene

OTTAWA, Canada (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A brand new music showcase festival entitled MEGAPHONO is launching in Ottawa this February, focused on shining a light on the region's musical talent, and growing new opportunities for Ottawa's music scene.

MEGAPHONO is welcoming music industry professionals from Canada, the U.S and abroad for three days of music showcases, panels and meetings. The event will focus on showcasing 30+ artists from the Ottawa/Gatineau and Eastern Ontario regions to highlight the depth of our city's musical acts, and help connect these artists to tangible opportunities outside of Ottawa's borders.

"We know that music is a catalyst for growth within the city and that our music also travels, taking Ottawa's sounds and stories to the world," added MEGAPHONO's Lesley Marshall, "We want to spread the word about Ottawa music by bringing people here to witness it firsthand."

The showcase event is tiered to cater to all the artists along the continuum, whether they are starting out or about to become a household name. It is also a celebration of all that Ottawa has accomplished on the national and international stage with respect to musical talent and production.

Live venues will include a range of Ottawa-area locations including the Diefenbunker, St. Alban's Church and House of Targ, along with a wide palette of musical genres. MEGAPHONO is accepting artist submissions until December 15, 2014.

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers