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Meet the January Music Meeting Panelists

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The pencils are sharpened and the schedules are done... January Music Meeting is back and ready to host some of Canada’s top music industry pros for the second edition of the winter mini-conference. Label, agency, management, festival, publishing, and publicity representatives will converge on the Manitoba Music office to discuss the state of Canada’s independent music industry and provide concrete advice on how to succeed in the ever-changing music business. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain access to tastemakers and experts from across the country while connecting with local artists and industry peers, at a conference designed and held right here in Manitoba. Be sure to take the time to research the speakers ahead of time. Here's a little something to get you started...

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Manitoba Artists Land Nods for The 2015 JUNO Awards

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The 2015 JUNO Awards may be on their way from Winnipeg to Hamilton, but Manitoba artists are still speaking music. Homegrown acts are up for several awards, including nine nominations for artists that currently call Manitoba home. The nominees for the 44th annual awards were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) on January 27. Canada’s music awards are headed for Hamilton for JUNO Week, March 9-15, 2015. This year's nominees include Tanya Tagaq, Del Barber, The Bros. Landreth, Fred Penner, LuLu et le Matou, and more.

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Big Fun is Ready to Warm Up Your January

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It's time for some Big Fun. Big Fun Festival, that is. 

Big Fun kicks off its fourth fest January 28, taking over Winnipeg stages for five nights of live music. This year, the indie music festival has expanded, adding an extra day and offering a dozen shows featuring over 40 acts, including many headlining locals. 

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In The News: Manitoba Music News Stories from Around the Web

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The Good Will set some good rules. - CBC

This time, it's Manitoba Music's turn in the spotlight. - National Music Centre

Put your winter woes aside and have some Big Fun. - Make a Little Noise

The Dust Rhinos are a staple of Festival du Voyageur. - Vacay + FREE download

Jess Reimer looks to locals for inspiration. - Winnipeg Free Press + Loft Sessions

Jess Reimer follows her natural voice. - The Uniter

Festival du Voyageur announces 2015 lineup. - Winnipeg Free Press

Kevin Roy and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner of Red Moon Road go pop punk, kinda. - The Manitoban

Kevin Roy warms up the crowd for The Proud Sons. - Plugin Mag

Keith and Renee's new album has more hooks than a tackle box. - Winnipeg Free Press

Ruth Moody helps out a pal. - TV Net

If you can read Russian and like Ruth Moody, this articles for you. - NewsMuz

KEN mode can't keep still. - Stylus

Vince Fontaine takes part in Music 'N' Mavens. - Souwester

Steve Bell has accomplished a lot in 25 years. - Western Catholic Reporter

Odanah's Blood and Sour Mash is anything but condensed. - Stylus

John Norman stays busy. - FAZE Mag

Tanya Tagaq is a must-know of 2015. - Rolling Stone

Tanya Tagaq grabs attention with heaving ferocity. - NY Times

Next for Tanya Tagaq is global domination. - The Independent

You have questions, The Catamounts have answers. - Stylus

Greg MacPherson will blow you away. - The Coast

Royal Canoe and Vikings kept the crowd moving. - The Manitoban

Times Change(d) lives it up by celebrating 14 years. - Canstar

Just like the cat, Fred Penner came back. - Moose Jaw Times Herald

Union Sound Hall brings people together. - The Manitoban

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Call for Submissions: Aboriginal Artist CDs and One-sheets for the Reservation Economic Summit

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Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) will be distributing marketing materials for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit members at the 2015 Reservation Economic Summit trade show in Las Vegas, March 9-12, 2015. There will only be enough display space for up to six CDs and 20 one-sheets from AMP participants. The main goal of the trade show booth is to encourage Native American community leaders to book Aboriginal artists from Manitoba for live performances in their communities. DEADLINE: February 26, 2015

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