PRESS RELEASE: CASIO CANADA LTD. announced as Title Sponsor of Gift of Music 2012



Multinational electronics manufacturing company CASIO® has teamed up with the Gift of Music Team consisting of Toronto Entertainment staples Kid Kut, IV PLAY and Darling Nicky as title sponsor in  the 3rd installment of the newly named CASIO® Gift Of Music; an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada –  On Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas) Kid Kut and fellow music lovers Natalie “IV Play” Powell and Ms. Darling Nicky invite you to celebrate The CASIO® Gift of Music, an event featuring live performances by an A-list roster of artists that have made an impact on the Canadian music industry, and share their love of music.  This highly anticipated event, hosted this year by Canadian R&B icon Jully Black, shall feature live performances by Dru, August, Kim Davis, JD Era, Trinity Chris, Najjah Calibur, Sanj’na, NVS, Chach, Ashton Martin, Savannah Re and Tamara Madison, contemporary steel band Phoenix Revolution with appearances from several surprise guests.  An after party will follow with music by three of Toronto’s top rated DJs: G 98.7’s Anything Goes Mixshow  DJ – Jester, CHRY 105.5’s Toronto Morning Live Host – DJ Manifest and multi-award winning DJ P-Plus.

Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts promptly at 9 p.m.  Tickets are available at participating outlets an online at


Casio, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of consumer electronics, believes in the importance of fostering young musical minds and helping them to achieve their goals.

“As a proud sponsor of the “Casio Gift of Music”, we’re extremely pleased to partner with MusiCounts to celebrate the joy of music and the rich diversity of Canadian musicianship.  Music plays such an important role in life and as a manufacturer of high-quality keyboards and pianos, it is paramount we do all we can to help these young people try and achieve their goals,” – Michael Powers, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Casio Canada Ltd.

CASIO® Canada Ltd. is located at 141 McPherson Street, Markham, Ontario, L3R 3L3, Canada.  The CASIO® Gift Of Music will feature performances using the Privia Performance Synthesizer PX – 350 and XW Series – XW-P1.


MusiCounts associated with CARAS, is a charity based organization that focuses on supporting music programs in schools across Canada, ensuring that children of all walks of life have access to music education through instrument grants, scholarships and other music initiatives. This year, schools across Canada will benefit from $600,000 worth of Band Aid musical instrument grants. The grants (worth $5,000 or $10,000) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from Pre K to Grade 12 in urban, rural, remote and First Nations communities from coast to coast.  For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at

Additional sponsors:

M5V Realty Inc. |
CHRY 105.5 FM |
Hard Rock Cafe Toronto |
House of Marley |
NOKIA Canada |
H&M Canada |
Got 2 Travel |
Publicity Support |
DJ Depot |
Junior Jones Group |
With a Twist Catering |
Hewlett-Packard |
Bead4Health |
Sennheiser |
Kid Kut – The Voice of the Vibe |
IV Play |
Darling Nicky |
Jester |
DJ Manifest |
DJ P-Plus |

Media Partners:
Marina Boy Entertainment |
International Women’s Achievers Awards by Princess Promo |
My Lime |
Ticketgateway |
I am What’s Hot |
Urbanology Magazine |
Miss Go 2 Girl |
EvenTOBe |

For General Info:
For Media Inquiries:

Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations,
The CASIO® Gift of Music 2012 

Privia Performance Synthesizer PX – 350 and XW Series – XW-P1.

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