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Playing the Chords Right: JP Hoe Makes His Own Luck Through Collaboration and Community

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Our Manitoba Fresh series continues with acclaimed singer/songwriter JP Hoe, who releases new album Hideaway on in August via MapleMusic Recordings. Pursuing a career in the music industry can often appear to be a gamble. Talent, connections, and diligence are pitted against simply the act of being in the right place at the right time. For Hoe, learning how to put the odds in his favour has allowed him to create his own luck and his own success. Read more after the jump and tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio to catch new segments.

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

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Tiffany Ponce gets set to release her new album. - ShawTV + FREE download

The Proud Sons have a lot to be proud of. - Winnipeg Free Press

Tunic finds inspiration in Guilt and Disappointment. - Beatroute

Leonard Sumner's music is medicine. - CBC

Renée Lamoureux shares stories over coffee. - MyToba

Steve Bell calls for support. - Kenora Daily

Practice your French with this article about Chic Gamine. - Hollywood PQ

Six Shooter's Interstellar Rodeo gets a bit more stellar. - CBC

JP Hoe and Federal Lights bring their exciting sounds overseas. - Konzert Kasse-dresden

The Bros. Landreth come by success honestly. - National Post

Fred Penner proves that everyone is still a kid at heart. - Exclaim!

Doc Walker doesn’t take its success for granted - Vancouver Sun

The Noble Thiefs and Jess Reimer head to Mile of Music. - Post Cresent

Eagle & Hawk to take the stage at Whoop & Hollar Fest. - Winnipeg Free Press

Guerrillas of Soul to play Whoop & Holler. - Portage Daily Graphic

The Wailin' Jennys' fans stick with them. - Peninsula Post

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FEEDBACK LOOP: Manitoba Music, MEMETIC, and John Norman Launch New Workshop for Electronic and Hip Hop Producers at 2015 MEME Fest

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This year’s MEME Festival has a new addition to its lineup of workshops. Manitoba Music, MEMETIC, and John Norman have joined forces to present Feedback Loop, a workshop and listening session giving electronic and hip hop producers the opportunity to have their tracks critiqued by a panel of industry professionals in an afternoon session on August 14 at Manitoba Music.

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

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Manitoba Music's songwriter retreat yields new songs. - SOCAN

Red Moon Road helps kick off Brandon Folk Fest. - Brandon Sun + FREE download

Park Theatre celebrates a decade. - Winnipeg Free Press

The Proud Sons play in the park. - MyToba

Don Amero helps inspire. - CJOB

Take John Norman's Republic for a spin. - Exclaim!

The Mariachi Ghost rocks the north. - My Yellowknife Now

Six Shooter Records' Interstellar Rodeo set to be a stellar time. - MyToba

Fred Penner gets ready to host the Polaris Prize Gala. - Hello! Canada

KEN mode gets loud as hell. - Beatroute

The Bros. Landreth are easy on the ears. - Pure M Zine

Raine Hamilton is a must-see at Home County Music & Art Festival. - LF Press

A round of comparing apples to oranges with Jess Reimer. - Portage Daily Graphic

The Lytics gear up to open for Nas. - Winnipeg Sun

Romi Mayes heads to the fair. - Lethbridge Herald

Double The Trouble fiddles around. - Winnipeg Free Press

Royal Canoe was a highlight at Winnipeg Folk Festival. - The Dryden Observer

Trio Bembe brings the west to the east. - Cape Breton Post

Ten of The Weakerthans best songs are... - CBC

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Local Music Invades 126th Islendingadagurinn Festivities

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Gimli is looking like a good place to be for live music this August long weekend. Islendingadagurinn, or the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, has announced its free stages lineup for the 126th annual celebration of Icelandic culture and heritage, and there's plenty of homegrown talent stepping up to the mic. 

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Harvest Moon Festival Announces Lineup for 14th Annual Event

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Summer is packed with festivals celebrating live music outdoors across the province, but the festivities don't stop when the weather turns slightly chilly. The Harvest Moon Festival takes over Clearwater September 18-20 for three days of workshops on sustainable living, farmer's market, kid's fun, fair trade fair, food vendors, and a big helping of local music surrounded by the beauty of the Pembina Valley. 

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