Calling new local bands and musicians: Do you think you are one of the five local acts to watch in 2016? Apply for the Uniter Fiver and enter for a chance to access recording opportunities, industry contacts, local coverage, and a showcase at The Good Will on January 14.
It’s with sadness that we announce that Donna Evans will be leaving Manitoba Music at the end of this week to head up accounting and rentals for Prairie Theatre Exchange. Donna joined our team in 2009. Over the years, she took on more and more responsibilities, including member services, coordinating the annual Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel, producing our ongoing New Music Night and Open Mic series, and putting together many of our outreach activities. She has also continued developing her skills in accounting and admin, undertaking financial and operational duties during her time with us.
When emerging as a newbie musician, the notion of DIY touring can seem terribly daunting. You mean I literally have to do it myself? An artist's mindset does not always lend itself well to the world of business, which can lead to many needless mistakes out on the road. Some mistakes can even be made long before the tour has begun, casting the inevitability of doom onto your entire trip.
Francophone music entrepreneurs from across Western Canada are converging on Manitoba this month to connect with top Canadian industry pros for the second edition of music business and professional development residency, Le camp de développement professionnel pour les artistes-entrepreneurs francophones de l'Ouest canadien.
Des entrepreneurs de la musique francophones de l’Ouest canadien convergent sur le Manitoba ce mois-ci pour rencontrer des professionnels de l’industrie canadiens reconnus à l’occasion d’une résidence de perfectionnement professionnel et en affaires nommée Le camp de développement professionnel pour les artistes-entrepreneurs francophones de l’Ouest canadien.
Coming up on November 28, Watchdog Management's Melissa Mowat, Montreal-based producer/songwriter, Mike Nash, Six Shooter Records' Sara Stasiuk, and Heather Gardner from Vapor Music will be joining us for our Understanding A&R: Demo Listening Derby. Get to know them a little better...