Manitoba Music


The Uniter Fiver 2016

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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. 

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Farewell to Donna Evans

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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.

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Sweet Alibi is not suffering the seven year itch. - Winnipeg Free Press

Sweet Alibi, featuring a puppy and cupcakes. - Shaw TV

Folk Fest in the City supports local music. - NationTalk

Chic Gamine shakes things up with new album. - Metro + FREE download 

Chic Gamine carries on to Alberta. - Radio Canada

Let Micah Visser take you on a mesmerizing musical journey. - Exclaim!

Red Moon Road impresses at every turn. - Pittsburgh in Tune

Red Moon Road balances stories and feelings. - Pasadena Weekly

Don Amero's on the Unreserved playlist. - CBC

Have yourself Amero Little Christmas. - 730 CKDM

BreakOut West returns to Regina in 2016. - CBC

Every neighbourhood could use a The Handsome Daughter. - Peg City Grub

Dan Russell a.k.a. Cal Austin Jr. tools leather in his spare time. - The Metro

French Press talks touring, collaboratin, and more. - Winnipeg Music Project

Songs and chats from French Press. - Witch Police

French Press makes Youthful Trouble. - Canadian Beats

Scott Nolan's early inpiration came from behind bars. - The Town Crier

Royal Canoe among the gems featured in SXSW lineup. - Spin

Royal Canoe helps stoke the blaze that is SXSW. - Exclaim!

Doc Walker wins big at MCMAs. - Portage Daily Graphic

Murray Pulver's A-list Guest List. - Shaw TV

Mainers and Mainiacs: don't miss The Bros. Landreth. - Maine Today

Practice your Italian, courtesy of Matt Epp. - Alto Adige

Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five head to Fort Mac. - Fort Maclead Gazette

Slow Leaves plays an intimate show in Ottawa. - CBC

Leaf Rapids brings out locals from its namesake town. - Thompson Citizen

JP Hoe defers credit for his band name. - The Sudbury Star

John Norman is putting Canada on the techno map. - My Cup of Tech

Ghost Twin gets reworked. - Idieyoudie

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Seven Tips for DIY Canadian Touring with Steven Himmelfarb

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By Tony Hinds

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.

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Manitoba Music's Francophone Music Business and Professional Development Residency Returns for Second Edition

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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.

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Meet the MusicWorks Panelists | Understand A&R

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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...

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