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Crank some homegrown tunes and skate on the river this Louis Riel Day. – Chris D

Manitoba Music is ready to warm up your ears on the river trail. – Nation Talk

Adam Hanney & Co premieres video for “Howl & Howl Pt. II”. – Exclaim

Watch goth rapper SMRT’s new video for "Buzzsaw". – Paper Mag

Speaking of videos, Rob Crooks premieres "Precious Stone". – Ugsmag

Ça Claque helps kick off Festival du Voyageur. – CTV Morning Live

William Prince discusses music's role at Festival du Voyageur. – Global Morning News

Festival du Voyageur gets ready for jigging, beards, music, and more. – The Projector

Hé Ho! It’s the first day of celebrations at Festival du Voyageur. – Global News

140 artists booked to play Festival du Voyageur. – The Manitoban

Festival du Voyageur is ready to warm up your February. – Winnipeg Sun

Everything you need to know about Festival du Voyageur. – Global News

Plug in and tune out with the 8th edition of BYOH. – The Uniter

Roger Roger and Scott Nolan climb the charts. – !Earshot 

Scott Nolan revisits his youth and discusses his new album, Silverhill. – Blurt

Petric is on the spot. – Canadian Beats

Matt Epp gets personal in Germany. – Studio 47

Matt Epp gets rave reviews from German audience. –  WAZ    

The Dutch dote on Matt Epp’s new album. – Podium Info

Doc Walker discusses its upcoming album. – Portage Online

What happens when four punk bands join forces for one night? – Exclaim

Mahogany Frog among 80 bands on the MoonJune Records sampler. – Jazz News

Fubuki Daiko is set to headline Dauphin’s multicultural event. – 730CKDM

Hot Blizzard Folk Festival show goes on despite real blizzard.. – Portage Online 

Manitoba Music is taking submissions for Canada Day at The Forks. – Nation Talk

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MANITOBA MUSIC ON ICE: Manitoba Music and The Forks Launch All-Local Streaming Playlist for Frozen River Trail

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Manitoba Music and The Forks are teaming up to keep ears warm this Louis Riel Day weekend with an all-local playlist that can be streamed while skating on the ice. Visitors can lace up their skates, connect with The Forks’ free site-wide Wi-Fi, and press play at manitobamusic.com/skate to listen to an hour of homegrown music while they make their way along on-land trails or stream it while out on the Red River Mutual Trail.

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PRAIRIE WINTER SONGWRITER RETREAT: Manitoba Music Brings Nine Songwriters from Across the Prairies Together for Co-Writing Session at FortWhyte Alive

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Manitoba Music is teaming up with its prairie counterparts for the latest edition in its songwriter development series. The Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat will offer nine performing songwriters from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta an opportunity to strengthen their songwriting chops through collaboration.

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Nine Manitoba Roots Acts to Showcase at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City

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Manitoba roots artists are packing up their parkas and instruments and heading south to Missouri this month. Nine local acts are gearing up to showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference (FAI), the premier professional development conference focused on folk, roots, multicultural, and world music in North America. The 28th annual event runs February 17-21 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Fresh Radio Celerates One Year on the Winnipeg Airwaves

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Fresh Radio is celebrating its first birthday this month. Winnipeg’s modern music station is bringing the party to The New Millennium Centre this week for a special event featuring Federal Lights, Adam Hanney and Co., and World Karaoke Champ Elsaida Alerta.

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RAME À LA RENCONTRE: Manitoba Music's Francophone Music Program Hosts Industry Event During Festival du Voyageur

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Francophone music entrepreneurs from across Western Canada are getting ready to gather in Winnipeg this month for an event focused on building key music business connections and creating career development opportunities. La musique francophone de l'Ouest canadien and dubbed Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone, this is the event’s third edition in Winnipeg and follows up a Montreal session in October.


Des entrepreneurs de la musique francophone de l’Ouest canadien se rassembleront à Winnipeg ce mois-ci pour participer à un événement ayant pour buts l’établissement de relations d’affaires stratégiques au sein de l’industrie musicale et la création d’occasions de développement de carrière. Organisé par Manitoba Music dans le cadre de son initiative francophone La musique francophone de l’Ouest canadien, cet événement appelé Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone en est à sa troisième édition à Winnipeg et fait suite à l’édition montréalaise qui a eu lieu en octobre dernier.

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