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BreakOut West continues the Year of Music buzz. - BT Winnipeg

BreakOut West spills the beans on festival acts, key awards. - CBC News

Manitoba Music Live at The Cube serves up local music with lunch. - ChrisD.ca

There's nothing square about these lunchtime concerts. - CBC Scene

John Norman hits the charts. - Faze Mag

Keri Latimer keeps family close. - Winnipeg Free Press

Nathan Music Co. isn't afraid to surprise. - BC Local News

Rise and shine with Matt Epp. - CTV Winnipeg

Aboriginal Music Week is taking over the block. - MyToba.ca

Aboriginal Music Week helps make connections. - MyToba.ca

RightsFest lineup to include Sierra Noble and more. - BT Winnipeg

Sierra Noble among the artists set to play RightsFest. - Metro Winnipeg

Ridley Bent is white hot. - Stylus Magazine

Chic Gamine mentors up and comers including Cassidy Mann. - MyToba.ca

The Bros. LandrethDel Barber, and The Duhks added to Americana Music Festival. - The Tennessean

Don't miss Royal Canoe at Hillside Festival. - Exclaim!

You can find Royal Canoe at Hillside Festival this weekend. - Crave Online

The Duhks flock to festivals. - The Roanoke Times

The Duhks go Beyond The Blue. - No Depression

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

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Tanya Tagaq's Animism makes the Polaris shortlist. - Rolling Stone

Tanya Tagaq get the Polaris Prize nod. - CBC News

Polaris shortlist is a first for Tanya Tagaq. - NOW Magazine

Tanya Tagaq joins nine others on the Polaris shortlist. - Huffington Post

Animism lands Tanya Tagaq on the shortlist. - The Globe and Mail

Tanya Tagaq is a staff pick. - CBC Radio Q

Tanya Tagaq is a free spirit. - Voir

Adam Hanney shines bright at Folk Festival. - ChrisD.ca

Mama Cutsworth is Speechless. - The Metro

John Norman goes full blast. - Technoszene

Del Barber appeals to all. - No Depression

Mise en Scene head down unda. - Music Feeds

KEN mode set to horrify. - Loudwire

Don Amero takes his soulful roots sound west. - BC Local News

Oh My Darling bring diverse influence to Vancouver Folk Fest. - North Shore News

Shotgun Jimmie and Sebastian Owl are must sees at Ness Creek Music Fest. - Exclaim!

Keith and Renee reminisce on air. - AM 680 CJOB

Manitoba invades PEI's ears. - Le Lezard

The prairies head east. - Digital Journal

PEI gets a week's worth of Manitoba music. - Newswire

Manitoba gets showcased in PEI. - ChrisD.ca

The Duhks have nine answers. - Nine Questions for Musicians

Have a big serving of local music for lunch. - Winnipeg Now

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Do You Stand for Music? Speak Out Against Tariff 8

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On May 16, the Copyright Board of Canada released a long-awaited decision on royalty rates for streaming services. This decision, called Re:Sound Tariff 8 – Non-Interactive & Semi-Interactive Webcasts, 2009-2012, set the rate for commercial webcasters at 10.2 cents per 1,000 plays, while the CBC tariff is set at 13.1 cents per 1,000 plays – a massive setback for the Canadian music community, and for the artists and music companies that invest in their careers.

To put these rates into perspective:

  • An artist would need 12,647 plays to be able to pay for a download of their own song.
  • More than 16,000 plays would be needed to purchase a medium Tim Hortons coffee.
  • More than 4 million plays would be needed to fill up a tour bus with a tank of gas!

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MANITOBA SONGCAMP: Manitoba Music Brings Nine Local Artists Together for Collaborative Songwriting Session

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At the heart of any great music career story is a great song. Manitoba Music is bringing nine performing songwriters together to enhance their songwriting chops and create new songs through collaboration at Manitoba SongCamp. The three-day co-writing retreat will take place in a tranquil cabin setting in the Whiteshell, July 20 – July 23, 2014.

The session brings together a diverse group of established and emerging performing songwriters spanning several genres, including Cassidy Mann, Charlotte Kosc, Flo Oramasionwu (Flo), Grant Davidson (Slow Leaves), Jenna Priestner (Mobina Galore), Kevin Roy, Maxine Peters, Matt Worobec (Lost Weekend), and Sonia Eidse.

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Tanya Tagaq's Animism Makes Polaris Short List

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After much anticipation, the prestigious Polaris Music Prize released this year's short list and Brandon-based Inuit throat singer and composer Tanya Tagaq's acclaimed album Animism is one of the top 10 Canadian albums of the year.

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