Manitoba Music is packing up its banners and hitting the road with a series of showcases in three important North American music markets next month. Eight buzz-worthy Manitoba acts will make the trip to perform for top industry players and savvy music fans in Minneapolis, Toronto, and Montreal.
Showcasing acts include acclaimed rock songsmith Greg MacPherson; post-punk indie band Les Jupes; pop rock outfit Mise en Scene; indie folk/rock act Sc Mira; Americana-tinged singer/songwriter Slow Leaves; electro rockers The Revival; folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories (Cara Luft and JD Edwards); and indie pop upstarts Yes We Mystic.
Manitoba Music will be presenting a showcase in Winnipeg for guest speakers from our upcoming Understanding A&R panel (November 22, 2014). These showcases offer artists a unique opportunity to perform for and network with influential music industry professionals from outside Manitoba. DEADLINE: November 3, 2014
One of Manitoba's most celebrated cultural treasures is turning 40.
Centre culturel franco-manitobain has been presenting, promoting, and fostering cultural and artistic activities in Manitoba's Francophone communities since it opened its doors in 1974. From music to theatre to visual art and beyond, the venerable St. Boniface establishment has been home to many artists and musicians, and a vibrant community integral to our province's cultural fabric.
Manitoba Music will present a showcase in Winnipeg in partnership with the Big Fun Festival and in conjunction with the January Music Meeting (January 30-31, 2015). The second 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. DEADLINE: October 30, 2014
Three Aboriginal recording acts from Manitoba have landed five nominations for this year's Native American Music Awards (NAMA). The 15th annual awards gala takes place November 14 at the Seneca Allegany Casino in Niagara Falls, New York and streamed live on fnx.org with a television broadcast to follow on FNX-TV and New York PBS Stations on November 27.
Manitoba Music occupera Montréal à la fin du mois d’octobre pour un événement de développement de carrière de deux jours, qui mettra en vedette des artistes francophones de l’ouest canadien.
L’initiative francophone de Manitoba Music, La musique francophone de l'ouest canadien, présente l’événement surnommé Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone édition Montréal. Cet événement est calqué à partir du succès de la première édition de Rame à la rencontre, qui a eu lieu à Winnipeg plus tôt cette année, dans le cadre du Festival du Voyageur.
Manitoba's folk and roots scene has earned a solid reputation for fostering some stellar talent, including international acclaim, multiple JUNO Awards, and a recent sweep of the roots categories at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Carrying on that tradition, eight emerging Manitoba folk and roots acts are heading to Toronto for the Folk Music Ontario (FMO) conference to make important new connections and build their base.
Manitoba's music community had a lot to celebrate as BreakOut West 2014 wrapped up its stellar four-day run in host city Winnipeg on October 5. Hometown talent picked up an unprecedented 17 awards in artistic and industry categories at the 12th annual Western Canadian Music Awards, which recognize and celebrate the best and brightest break out stars from across Western Canada.
BreakOut West is in full swing! Catch up on the latest #BOW2014 news, including the 2014 Western Canadian Music Industry Award winners, the WCMA Gala live stream, the BOW Music Festival, Mini BreakOut West, and more!
Minister Theresa Oswald makes the announcement after a song by The Crooked Brothers at Le Garage Cafe
The Province of Manitoba has announced its support for the Manitoba Music Industry Growth Project, to be administered by Manitoba Music, which makes our Market Access and Internship Program possible. Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald announced a significant investment in the project, which focuses on market development for Manitoba artists and industry. We would like to thank the Province for its continued support of our vibrant sector and for recognizing the important cultural and economic contributions of the music industry to our province. Read the official release…
BreakOut West 2014 is almost here! Over 70 of Western Canada’s finest performers and over 350 music industry leaders and delegates from all over the world are now preparing to make their way to Winnipeg on October 2 – 5 for the 2014 BreakOut West Festival and Conference and the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards.
Del Barber and The Bros. Landreth at Americana Music Fest (Photo: Sean McManus)
Six acclaimed Manitoba-based artists have landed 10 Canadian Folk Music Award nods, shining a spotlight on the strength and musical diversity of our province's music community. The nominees -- which include Tanya Tagaq, Del Barber, The Bros. Landreth, Fred Penner, Vince Fontaine and Indian City, and Sweet Alibi -- were announced on September 24.
BreakOut West weekend kicks off its annual celebration of independent music from Western Canada with an outdoor party at the gorgeous, historic Fort Gibraltar – and Winnipeg is invited. Multiple award-winner and indie music darling Dan Mangan will take the stage for a very special performance, along with Vancouver punk duo PinkBrown, Winnipeg pop/folk faves Yes We Mystic, Saskatoon DJ and producer Factor, a poutine stand, and more.
After an astonishing live performance that earned her a standing ovation at its gala, Tanya Tagaq won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize for her groundbreaking album, Animism. Released on Six Shooter Records, the album has received no shortage of rave reviews and coverage from national and international media for the acclaimed, Cambridge Bay-raised, Brandon-based Inuit throat singer and composer.
Join us for the second year of our popular MusicWorks segment, the DIY Series. This stream of workshops offers developing artists and industry, as well as veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the music business.
Manitoba artists have picked up six Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) this year. Winnipeg Boyz, Indian City, Leonard Sumner, Jason Lepine, and Nelson Little all earned hardware at a nationally-televised gala at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on September 12 and the invite-only Ohshkii Awards Night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery the night before.
It may be a little bit chillier out there, but there's still some great live music to experience in the beautiful Manitoba outdoors for this busy Year of Music. The 13th annual Harvest Moon Festival, which runs September 12-14 in Clearwater, will offer up a weekend of workshops on sustainable living, farmer's market, kid's fun, fair trade fair, food vendors, and a big helping of local music.