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PRESS RELEASE :: TORONTO MUSICIANS GIVE “THE GIFT OF MUSIC” FOR MUSICOUNTS IN 4th ANNUAL CHARITY BENEFIT

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DECEMBER 3, 2013 – TORONTO, ON

Award winning MC and Producer Kid Kut, and co-producers IV PLAY and Darling Nicky are pleased to return for their 4th installment of “The Gift Of Music” with returning sponsor  CASIO Canada Ltd.; an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada.  On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas) the public is invited 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 urban music industry.  This highly anticipated event, hosted this year by Canadian R&B icon Glenn Lewis alongside Kid Kut shall feature live performances by August Rigo, Ginette Claudette, Aleesia, Luu Breeze, Andrea Lewis, Omar Lunan, Rufus John, Lisa Banton with a special performance DJ segment by turntablists Turnstylez.    An after party will follow with music by G 98.7’s Jester and MC Linx.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is in the City of Toronto, and to be able to provide a platform where established artists and up-and-comers can perform on the same stage in the name of my favourite cause is nothing short of a blessing.” – Kid Kut

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 http://www.musicounts.ca.

The Hard Rock Café, located in the heart of Toronto, is a perfect venue for such an event which boasts a long history of live performances. With limited advanced tickets available, it is strongly recommended that you purchase yours early, as it is guaranteed to sell out.

On December 17th, 2013, you can expect an evening of unparalleled musical entertainment, along with the opportunity to give the gift of music to generations to come via silent auctions, and raffles.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCounts Canada on behalf of The CASIO® Gift of Music Team.

“It’s important to keep children learning through music in schools.  Music is an amazing force that can make people with difference share something in common.” – Natalie of IV Play.

“Music may be the one gift that we can give to one another that is universally appreciated, and re-gifted over and over.” – Darling Nicky

Advanced $15.00 tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased securely online at www.ticketgateway.com OR by calling 416.858.2191.

Please join us at The Gift of Music on December 17th, 2013 at The Hard Rock Café.

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca

Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations,
The Gift of Music

 

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PRESS RELEASE :: CASIO® REJOINS TORONTO’S 2013 “GIFT OF MUSIC” EVENT AS TITLE SPONSOR

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OCTOBER 2, 2013 – TORONTO, ON

CASIO® REJOINS TORONTO’S 2013 “GIFT OF MUSIC” EVENT AS TITLE SPONSOR

Returning for the second consecutive year, international electronics manufacturing company CASIO® will be sponsoring the Gift of Music talent showcase in support of MusiCounts Canada.

The Casio Gift of Music will take place on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas).

“As a proud sponsor of the “Casio Gift of Music”, we are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with MusiCounts to celebrate the joy of music and to support the rich diversity of Canadian musicianship. Music plays an important role in life, and as a manufacturer of high-quality pianos and keyboards, we believe strongly in the importance of fostering young musical minds and helping them to achieve their goals.” says Michael Powers, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Casio Canada Ltd.

The CASIO® Gift of Music will feature performances using the critically acclaimed Privia Pro PX-5S Digital Piano and the award-winning XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer.

Urban music legend Kevin “Kid Kut” Keith, Natalie “IV Play” Powell and Toronto’s Ms. Darling Nicky invite you to share their love of music and celebrate The 4th Annual CASIO® Gift of Music, an event featuring live performances by an A-list roster of artists and musicians that have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.

Canadian R&B singer Glenn Lewis will headline this year’s charity event.  Previous performers have included Jully Black, Michie Mee, Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates and August Rigo.

Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts promptly at 9 p.m.  Tickets will be available at participating outlets and online at ticketgateway.com on October 21.

ABOUT CASIO®:

Casio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, striving to realize our corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products.

CASIO® Canada Ltd. is located at 141 McPherson Street, Markham, Ontario, L3R 3L3, Canada, and markets calculators, musical instruments, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products.

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ABOUT MUSICOUNTS®

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 http://www.musicounts.ca.

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca

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

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

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DECEMBER 10, 2012 – TORONTO, ON

CASIO® JOINS TORONTO’S 2012 “GIFT OF MUSIC” EVENT AS TITLE SPONSOR 

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 ticketgateway.com.

ABOUT CASIO®:

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.  www.casiomusicgear.com

ABOUT MUSICOUNTS®

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 http://www.musicounts.ca.

Additional sponsors:

M5V Realty Inc. | www.m5vinc.com
CHRY 105.5 FM | www.chry.fm
Hard Rock Cafe Toronto | www.hardrock.com/toronto
House of Marley | www.thehouseofmarley.ca
NOKIA Canada | www.nokia.ca
H&M Canada | www.hm.com/ca/
Got 2 Travel | www.got2travel.ca
Publicity Support | www.publicitysupport.ca
DJ Depot | www.djdepot.ca
Junior Jones Group | www.juniorjonesgroup.com
With a Twist Catering | www.withatwistcatering.com
Hewlett-Packard | www.hp.com/canada
Bead4Health | www.bead4healthboutique.com
Sennheiser | www.sennheiser.ca
Kid Kut – The Voice of the Vibe | www.kidkut.com
IV Play | www.ivplay.ca
Darling Nicky | www.darlingnicky.ca
Jester | www.thisisjester.com
DJ Manifest | www.idjmanifest.com
DJ P-Plus | www.djpplus.com

Media Partners:
Marina Boy Entertainment | www.marinaboyent.com
International Women’s Achievers Awards by Princess Promo |www.iwaawards.com
My Lime | www.mylime.ca
Ticketgateway | www.ticketgateway.com
I am What’s Hot | www.iamwhatshot.com
TOFLO | www.toflo.com
Urbanology Magazine | www.urbanologymag.com
Miss Go 2 Girl | www.missgo2girl.com
EvenTOBe | www.eventobe.wordpress.com

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca

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

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

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Press Release: Gift of Music 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 20, 2011 – TORONTO, ON

 TORONTO MUSICIANS GIVE “THE GIFT OF MUSIC” FOR MUSICOUNTS IN 3RD ANNUAL BENEFIT  

The Gift of Music Team consisting of Award winning MC and Producer Kid Kut, in partnership with IV PLAY and Darling Nicky are pleased to return for their 3rd instalment of “The 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 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.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is in the City of Toronto, and to be able to provide a platform where established artists and up-and-comers can perform on the same stage in the name of my favourite cause is nothing short of a blessing.” – Kid Kut

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 www.musicounts.ca.

The Hard Rock Café, located in the heart of Toronto, is a perfect venue for such an event which boasts a long history of live performances. With limited advanced tickets available, it is strongly recommended that you purchase yours early, as it is guaranteed to sell out.

On December 19th, 2012, you can expect an evening of unparalleled musical entertainment, along with the opportunity to give the gift of music to generations to come via silent auctions, and raffles.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCounts Canada on behalf of The Gift of Music Team.

“It’s important to keep children learning through music in schools.  Music is an amazing force that can make people with difference share something in common.” – Natalie of IV Play.

“Music may be the one gift that we can give to one another that is universally appreciated, and re-gifted over and over.” – Darling Nicky

Tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased:

ONLINE
www.ticketgateway.com

WEST
Shine Barbershop and Hair Salon, 50 Sunnyvale Gate, Brampton – 905.790.3031
Broadway Fashions – Square One, Mississauga – 905.848.4823

DOWNTOWN
Play de Record,  357 Yonge Street,  Toronto – 416.586.0380

EAST
Broadway Fashions – Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough – 416.296.0609

For info and booth reservations please email info@giftofmusicTO.com or call 416.858.2191

Please join us at The Gift of Music on December 19th, 2012 at The Hard Rock Café.

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca

 Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations, 
The Gift of Music 

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Press Release – Gift of Music 2011

TORONTO ARTISTS UNITE TO GIVE “THE GIFT OF MUSIC” TO SUPPORT MUSICOUNTS  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOV 15, 2011 – TORONTO, ON

Toronto’s three time Stylus Award winner Kid Kut in collaboration with IV Play Entertainment and Darling Nicky return to present an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada –  On Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at the Hard Rock Café (259 Yonge Street at Dundas) Kid Kut and fellow music lovers Natalie “IV Play” Powell and Darling Nicky invite you to share in “The Gift of Music”, an event featuring live performances by a star-studded roster of artists that have made an impact on the Canadian music industry, and share his love of music. This A-list event, hosted this year by Canadian Hip-Hop legend Michie “Badgal” Mee, shall feature live performances by Andreena Mill, Divine Brown, Slakah the Beatchild, August Rigo, A-GAME, Rich Kidd, Ms Paige, Shi Wisdom, Omar Lunan, Shaun Boothe, contemporary violinist Yosvani with appearances from several surprise guests. An after party will follow with music by three of Toronto’s top rated DJs: Canada’s Most Versatile – Jester, 2011 Stylus Rated NEXT DJ of the Year DJ Rych Kydd and DJ Ononymous of 105.5 CHRY.

“I was humbled by the support we received with our launch of The Gift of Music in 2010, and are thrilled to continue the mission to support MusiCounts by giving the gift of music” – Kid Kut

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. On September 30, the 2011/2012 Band-Aid grants were revealed with $600,000 will being awarded through 69 grants, in both $5,000 and $10,000 increments, impacting 85 schools across Canada. For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at http://www.musicounts.ca.

The Hard Rock Café, located in the heart of Toronto, is a perfect venue for such an event which boasts a long history of live performances. With limited advanced tickets available, it is strongly recommended that you purchase yours early, as it is guaranteed to sell out.

On December 8th, 2011, you can expect an evening of unparalleled musical entertainment, along with the opportunity to give the gift of music to generations to come via silent auctions, and raffles. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCounts Canada on behalf of The Gift of Music Team.

 “Music has always played an important role in my life. I am honoured to be involved with an event that allows children to grow and benefit through the joy of music” – Natalie of IV Play.

“Music touches our lives on the deepest of levels. It educates us, unifies us, and inspires us.” – Darling Nicky

 

Tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased online at http://www.ticketgateway.com OR at the following ticket outlets:
WEST (Brampton)
SHINE Barbershop and Hair Salon – 905.790.3031

DOWNTOWN (Toronto)
Play de Record – 416.586.0380

EAST (Scarborough)
Broadway Fashions – 416.296.0609

For info and booth reservations please email info@kidkut.com or call 416.858.2191

Please join us at The Gift of Music on December 8th, 2011 at The Hard Rock Café.

For General Info: info@kidkut.com
For Media Inquiries: darlingnicky@kidkut.com

 

Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations,

The Gift of Music

 

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Press Release: Gift of Music 2010

KID KUT THE VOICE OF THE VIBE AND IV PLAY BRING CANADIAN ARTISTS TOGETHER TO GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 25, 2010 – TORONTO, ON

Toronto’s three time Stylus Award winner Kid Kut in collaboration with IV Play Entertainment present an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada – Known for being a member of one of the pioneering urban sound crews representing Toronto, Canada, Kid Kut (formerly of the Baby Blue Soundcrew) has been a staple in the Canadian music industry for almost two decades.  On Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at the Hard Rock Café (259 Yonge Street at Dundas) he and fellow music lover Natalie “IV Play” Powell invite you to share in “The Gift of Music”, an event featuring live performances by a star-studded roster of artists that have worked with Kid Kut as a producer and MC, and share his love of music.  This A-list event, hosted by Kardinal “Mr. International” Offishall, shall feature live performances by Kim Davis, Aion Clarke, Daniel Daley, Choclair, Saukrates, Trish, Melanie Durrant, Ray Robinson and pianist Khandi, with appearances from several surprise guests.  An after party will follow with music by two of Toronto’s top rated DJs, P-Plus and Jester of The New Flow 93.5 FM.

“I have benefitted from music in so many ways, both personally and professionally, and I wanted to find a way to give back and open a door for others.  That is why MusiCounts seemed like the right choice.” – Kid Kut

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.  Just this month, an announcement was made that 71 schools across Canada will benefit from Band Aid grants to the tune of $560,000 worth of new musical instruments, the most ever to benefit from these grants.  For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at http://www.musicounts.ca.

The Hard Rock Café, located in the heart of Toronto, is a perfect venue for such an event which boasts a long history of live performances.  With limited advanced tickets available, it is strongly recommended that you purchase yours early, as it is guaranteed to sell out.

On December 2nd, 2010, you can expect an evening of unparalleled musical entertainment, along with the opportunity to give the gift of music to generations to come via silent auctions, and raffles.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCounts Canada on behalf of Kid Kut, IV Play, the artists and the event planning team. 

“Music has always played an important role in my life.  I am honoured to be involved with an event that allows children to grow and benefit through the joy of music” – Natalie of IV Play.

 “Music touches our lives on the deepest of levels.  It educates us, unifies us, and inspires us.” – Darling Nicky

Tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased online at www.ticketgateway.com and for info and booth reservations please email info@kidkut.com

Please join us at The Gift of Music on December 2nd, 2010 at The Hard Rock Café.

For General Info:

E: info@kidkut.com

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