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Manitoba artists land JUNO nods. – Winnipeg Free Press

Check out KEN Mode’s video for “Absolutely Not”. – Lamb Goat

Meet the 2016 AMP Camp participants. – Digital Drum

Watch Federal Lights live performance of new tune “You & I” live. – 99.1 Fresh Radio

Federal Lights explores sonic and emotional territory on Coeur de Lion. – Quick Before It Melts

Federal Lights head out on a Canadian tour. – Confront Magazine

Sam Singer talks new music. – Shaw TV Winnipeg

Sam Singer explores different styles in new LP. – The Uniter

Turn your translators to "Dutch" for this Scott Nolan review. – Alt Country NL

The Perpetrators bring the heat to the Hot Blizzard Festival. – The Central Plains Herald Leader

Watch Autumn Still’s new video for "The Accused". – Ride The Tempo

Stream Animal Teeth’s album Happy To See You. - Exclaim

Times Change(d) one of the top five places to be this weekend. – CBC News

Red Moon Road gets some Calgary love. – Calgary Herald

Romi Mayes gets ready for Devil on Both Shoulders vinyl release. – The Manitoban

Roger Roger combines family and songwriting. – Vue Weekly

Festival Du Voyageur reveals programming for it’s 47th edition. – Nation Talk

German audiences sing along with Matt Epp. – WAZ

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Manitoba Music Performance Opportunity: Canada Day at The Forks

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Manitoba Music is coordinating live performances on multiple stages including the main stage at The Forks on Canada Day, Friday, July 1, 2016. One of Manitoba’s most popular summer destinations, The Forks attracts thousands of visitors on Canada Day. This year’s concerts will celebrate and promote Manitoba artists with multi-genre concerts featuring solo artists, bands, and DJs, on stages around The Forks. This event is free and open to the public. Performances must be ‘family-friendly’ in language and content. We welcome submissions from high energy bands and solo artists in all genres. Artists will be compensated for their performance. DEADLINE: March 3, 2016

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Manitoba Artists Land Nods for 2016 JUNO Awards

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Manitoba artists are strong contenders for top honours at the 2016 JUNO Awards. Homegrown acts are up for several awards, including five nominations for artists that currently call Manitoba home. The nominees for the 45th annual awards were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) on February 2. Canada’s music awards are headed for Calgary for JUNO Week, March 28 - April 3, 2016. This year's nominees include Don Amero, KEN mode, Curtis Nowosad, and Big Dave McLean.

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Out of the Fog: Rock Outfit Federal Lights Finds Sound and Strength Revealed in the Remains of Heartbreak

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Manitoba Music has teamed up with Fresh Radio for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh to introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. Featuring on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles right here on manitobamusic.com, Manitoba Fresh continues this month with indie rock outfit Federal Lights. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music Roundup

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Indigenous artists gear up for eighth edition of AMP Camp. - Digital Drum

Friday's JMM2016 showcase at Big Fun one of the top weekend picks. - CBC Manitoba

Big Fun turns five. - CBC News

Big Fun gives Winnipeggers a break from the winter. - Global News

Big Fun brings over 45 bands to Winnipeg venues. - The Uniter

Do not miss Big Fun. - Exclaim

New venues host year’s Big Fun festivities. - The Manitoban

The Big Fun fun starts now. - The Uniter

Orlando Gloom gives an infectious shot of sulky electro-pop. - Exclaim

Matt Epp gets reviewed, German style. - Rolling Stone

Matt Epp brings good feelings to German audiences. - Lokalkompass

Germany gives Matt Epp some love. - LLUID

Check out Federal Light’s Coeur de Lion. - Confront Magazine

More German, this time about Federal Lights and JP Hoe. - Paper Blog

German spins for Federal LightsCoeur De Lion. - Whiskey Soda

The Bros. Landreth's Joey joins MusiCounts concert fundraiser. - Samaritan Mag

Roger Roger twins' lives converge in music. - Brazil Business

Listen to The Noble Thiefs... internationally. - Radio Canada International

JP Hoe, The Lytics to head south for SXSW. - Austin Chronicle

Living Hour releases Seagull. - Neu Futur

Eat ‘Em Up Records = a pawn shop for punks. - Beatroute

Mama Cutsworth keeps young and old alike warm on cold winter day in Winnipeg. - Global News

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AMP CAMP: Manitoba Music and Canada Council Celebrate Eighth Edition of Aboriginal Music Performers Camp

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Nineteen Aboriginal musicians from across Canada will converge on Falcon Trails Resort for the Aboriginal Music Performers (AMP) Camp, which kicks off January 31. Hosted by Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts, the week-long residency gives emerging and mid-career Aboriginal recording artists an opportunity to develop their business skills and artistic abilities.

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