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AMP SESSIONS Chuck Copenace

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After a solid decade as a side musician and collaborator, Ojibway jazz musician Chuck Copenace is stepping front and center. With a growing repertoire of original compositions and a 2016 album release set, Copenace plans to dedicate a good chunk of his touring schedule to concerts on First Nation reservations and Native American communities with the goal of encouraging Indigenous youth to take up and master instrumental music. Check out his new tune "Appetites" in this week's AMP Sessions...

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Rame à la rencontre : Manitoba Music Brings Francophone Music from the West to Montreal

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Manitoba Music is returning to Montreal this month for an event focused on building key music business connections and creating career development opportunities for Francophone music entrepreneurs from across Western Canada. 

Rame à la rencontre : Manitoba Music apporte la musique francophone de l’Ouest à Montréal
Manitoba Music retourne à Montréal ce mois à l’occasion d’un événement ayant pour buts l’établissement de relations d’affaires clés au sein de l’industrie de la musique et l’offre d’occasions de développement de carrière pour les entrepreneurs de la musique francophone venant de l’Ouest canadien.

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Awesome women in Manitoba's experimental music scene. - Aux

The Lytics collaborate with Mike D of the Beastie Boys. - Complex 

The Lytics have once in a lifetime opportunity. - Sidewalk Hustle

Elessar Thiessen hosts Open Mic Night at The Handsome Daughter. - Chris D

Open Mic Night returns. - Mytoba 

The evolution of the Park Theatre. - Winnipeg Free Press 

No two nights are alike at the Park Theatre. - The Manitoban 

Chic Gamine moves in a new direction with upcoming album. - Winnipeg Free Press

Chic Gamine return to recapture the hearts of Layette. - KATC 

Cannon Bros. just do what they do. - Winnipeg Free Press + FREE download

Cannon Bros.' career is a dream come true. - Direkt Broker 

Cannon Bros. keep it short and sweet. - Metro News 

Cannon Bros. are ready to launch. - The Manitoban 

Check out a sneak peek of Cannon Bros.' new album. - Exclaim! 

Prepare to have your day brightened by Fred Penner. - The Exchange Sessions 

Families get ready to sing with Fred Penner. - BC Local News 

KEN Mode play Daytonapalooza. - Examiner 

What's happenin' in Illinois? Living Hour. - River Cities' Reader

Propaghandi announces new guitarist with gusto. -  Punk News

Doc Walker raises the bar with MCMA nominations. - Portage Daily Graphic

Madame Diva featured on Quebecois children's music app. - Francois Charron

Sweet Alibi play Saskatoon. - The Star Phoenix

The Wailin' Jennys talk about the chemistry of their harmonies. - Monterey Herald News

Red Moon Road says prost to concert at German language school. - Elliot Lake Standard

Red Moon Road at Guelph University. - Guelph Tribune

Romi Mayes plays Houston. - Houston Press

Romi Mayes lined up to play "Americana Mondays." - Effinham Daily News

Indicator Indicator's "Swarm" proves topical on As It Happens. - CBC Radio

4.5/5 for Carly Dow's soulful and folksy new album. - The Manitoban

Expect gold from DJ J. Jackson and Mama Cutsworth. - The Uniter

RasTamils' new album has something for everyone. - Shaw TV

Federal Lights live on a sunny German balcony. - Reportage

A timely October playlist feating Federal Lights. - The Music Minutes

Dust off your Wörterbuch for Imaginary Cities.  - Schattenblick

Greg Rekus plays Louisville. - Leo Weekly

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Winning the Waiting Game: With a New Album on the Way, Chic Gamine Burns Bright

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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, Manitoba Fresh continues this month with acclaimed outfit, Chic Gamine.

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Showcase Opportunity: Manitoba Music at Big Fun Festival (January Music Meeting)

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Manitoba Music will present a showcase in Winnipeg in partnership with the Big Fun Festival and in conjunction with the January Music Meeting (January 29-31, 2016). The third annual January Music Meeting (JMM) will host some of Canada’s top independent music industry professionals including label reps, agents, managers, and publicists. Presented as part of the Big Fun Festival, this showcase will offer artists an opportunity to perform for and network with influential music industry professionals from outside Manitoba as well as local music fans. Artists will be expected to register for the JMM workshops. DEADLINE: October 22, 2015

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