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OMG. Mario Circelli has rawkin project OIMA. Oh mama.

- January 14th, 2013

scott mario circelli 2007

Classic LFP file shot from March 25, 2007 Jack Richardson Music Awards gala (JBNBlog believes) . . . Scott Bentley, left, and Mario Circelli strike a pose

Good friend to #ldnont music & all-round class act Mario Circelli has a great new project. Details about  the Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) follow in a media release from Mario.

An ace shot of Mario & his long-time buddy Scott Bentley appears here because, lo & behold, Scott’s NFG will be one of the bands to perform Jan. 26 at Call the Office in an OIMA event.

Go OIMA. Go Mario. Go archives for a new age.

For Immediate Release
January 10, 2012

ONTARIO’S INDEPENDENT MUSIC ARCHIVE SET TO LAUNCH
January 26, 2013 - www.oima-amio.ca

“Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was an online database of indie music that could be accessed by anyone anytime?” Alan Cross – Professional music geek, broadcaster, writer, public speaker & consultant.

Well it’s finally here and to help celebrate this new online home for the Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) and the Music Association of Canada (MAC) are throwing a party. Four bands, one venue and TWO goals – preserve music made by Ontarians and encourage musicians to make more.

Saturday January 26th at Call the Office – TreeTop feat. Casper, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, NFG and Windsor band Learning, The Band are helping us unleash the new OIMA website. “The Call the Office show really demonstrates the strength and diversity of Ontario music. We’re presenting four bands featuring four genres at one of Southwestern Ontario’s most iconic live music venues” says Mario Circelli, Vice-President Music Association of Canada.

The Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) is where musicians can post and share their work with the public and where fans can discover and dust off independent music.
The project is funded by a two-year, $224,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation a leading grant-maker in Canada. The Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, it builds healthy and vibrant communities.
“OIMA is a repository for all musicians and genres. And our goal is to allow people to upload their material and to preserve it for all time” says Shelley Robinson, Executive Director National Campus and Community Radio Association. As the OIMA community gains momentum, “nothing–and I mean nothing–would ever go missing again” says Alan Cross.

Doors open at 9p and cover is $5, or any donation you can afford.

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Or contact:

Shelley Robinson Mario Circelli/ Jon Martel
National Campus and Community Radio Association Music Association of Canada
(866) 859-8086 (519) 777-7661

Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) / Les Archives de la musique indépendante de l’Ontario (AMI

www.oima-amio.ca
The Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) will be an online repository for new and emerging music…

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