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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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2016 JUNO Award nominee Curtis Nowosad

Manitoba artists land JUNO nods. – Winnipeg Free Press

Check out KEN Mode’s video for “Absolutely Not”. – Lamb Goat

Meet the 2016 AMP Camp participants. – Digital Drum

Watch Federal Lights live performance of new tune “You & I” live. – 99.1 Fresh Radio

Federal Lights explores sonic and emotional territory on Coeur de Lion. – Quick Before It Melts

Federal Lights head out on a Canadian tour. – Confront Magazine

Sam Singer talks new music. – Shaw TV Winnipeg

Sam Singer explores different styles in new LP. – The Uniter

Turn your translators to "Dutch" for this Scott Nolan review. – Alt Country NL

The Perpetrators bring the heat to the Hot Blizzard Festival. – The Central Plains Herald Leader

Watch Autumn Still’s new video for "The Accused". – Ride The Tempo

Stream Animal Teeth’s album Happy To See You. - Exclaim

Times Change(d) one of the top five places to be this weekend. – CBC News

Red Moon Road gets some Calgary love. – Calgary Herald

Romi Mayes gets ready for Devil on Both Shoulders vinyl release. – The Manitoban

Roger Roger combines family and songwriting. – Vue Weekly

Festival Du Voyageur reveals programming for it’s 47th edition. – Nation Talk

German audiences sing along with Matt Epp. – WAZ

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Manitoba Music Performance Opportunity: Canada Day at The Forks

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Attica Riots at Canada Day at The Forks in 2015 (Photo: J.Senft Photography)

Manitoba Music is coordinating live performances on multiple stages including the main stage at The Forks on Canada Day, Friday, July 1, 2016. One of Manitoba’s most popular summer destinations, The Forks attracts thousands of visitors on Canada Day. This year’s concerts will celebrate and promote Manitoba artists with multi-genre concerts featuring solo artists, bands, and DJs, on stages around The Forks. This event is free and open to the public. Performances must be ‘family-friendly’ in language and content. We welcome submissions from high energy bands and solo artists in all genres. Artists will be compensated for their performance. DEADLINE: March 3, 2016

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Manitoba Artists Land Nods for 2016 JUNO Awards

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Don Amero

Manitoba artists are strong contenders for top honours at the 2016 JUNO Awards. Homegrown acts are up for several awards, including five nominations for artists that currently call Manitoba home. The nominees for the 45th annual awards were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) on February 2. Canada’s music awards are headed for Calgary for JUNO Week, March 28 - April 3, 2016. This year's nominees include Don Amero, KEN mode, Curtis Nowosad, and Big Dave McLean.

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Out of the Fog: Rock Outfit Federal Lights Finds Sound and Strength Revealed in the Remains of Heartbreak

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Federal Lights

Manitoba Music has teamed up with Fresh Radio for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh to introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. Featuring on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles right here on, Manitoba Fresh continues this month with indie rock outfit Federal Lights. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music Roundup

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Big Fun

Indigenous artists gear up for eighth edition of AMP Camp. - Digital Drum

Friday's JMM2016 showcase at Big Fun one of the top weekend picks. - CBC Manitoba

Big Fun turns five. - CBC News

Big Fun gives Winnipeggers a break from the winter. - Global News

Big Fun brings over 45 bands to Winnipeg venues. - The Uniter

Do not miss Big Fun. - Exclaim

New venues host year’s Big Fun festivities. - The Manitoban

The Big Fun fun starts now. - The Uniter

Orlando Gloom gives an infectious shot of sulky electro-pop. - Exclaim

Matt Epp gets reviewed, German style. - Rolling Stone

Matt Epp brings good feelings to German audiences. - Lokalkompass

Germany gives Matt Epp some love. - LLUID

Check out Federal Light’s Coeur de Lion. - Confront Magazine

More German, this time about Federal Lights and JP Hoe. - Paper Blog

German spins for Federal LightsCoeur De Lion. - Whiskey Soda

The Bros. Landreth's Joey joins MusiCounts concert fundraiser. - Samaritan Mag

Roger Roger twins' lives converge in music. - Brazil Business

Listen to The Noble Thiefs... internationally. - Radio Canada International

JP Hoe, The Lytics to head south for SXSW. - Austin Chronicle

Living Hour releases Seagull. - Neu Futur

Eat ‘Em Up Records = a pawn shop for punks. - Beatroute

Mama Cutsworth keeps young and old alike warm on cold winter day in Winnipeg. - Global News

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AMP CAMP: Manitoba Music and Canada Council Celebrate Eighth Edition of Aboriginal Music Performers Camp

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AMP Camp participant Nelson Little

Nineteen Aboriginal musicians from across Canada will converge on Falcon Trails Resort for the Aboriginal Music Performers (AMP) Camp, which kicks off January 31. Hosted by Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts, the week-long residency gives emerging and mid-career Aboriginal recording artists an opportunity to develop their business skills and artistic abilities.

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Jaylene Johnson

Meet the January Music Meeting 2016 panelists. - Nation Talk

Winnipeg Boyz discusses Winnipeg’s indigenous hip-hop scene. - VICE News

Indigenous rappers in Canada reflect on a unique struggle. - Top Tidings

"This documentary on Canada’s Indigenous rappers will change your views on Northern rap". - Miss Info

Courier News debuts new video, "I Know". - Exclaim

Jaylene Johnson's Potter and Clay explores some intense territory. - Winnipeg Free Press

Jaylene Johnson discusses her ‘artistic reformation’ through her new project. - Pembina Valley Online

The Revival impresses crowds in Calgary. - BeatRoute + MB Fresh

What to expect in this year’s Big Fun Festival. - BeatRoute

Big Fun Festival books acts of the utmost quality. - Winnipeg Free Press

Living Hour and more make the top six picks for Big Fun Festival. - BeatRoute

Ghost Twin shows its sci-fi goth aesthetic in new video. - Silent Shout

Dark synthpop duo Ghost Twin's video creates trippy dream-like sequences. - Brutal Resonance

Watch Ghost Twin's "Here We Are In The Night". - Ride The Tempo

Ghost Twin one of the top five things to see in Winnipeg this weekend. - CBC News

Don AmeroMurray Pulver collaborate in song and video on the topic of murdered and missing Indigenous women. - Winnipeg Sun

Leaf Rapids breaks out the theremin for the Hot Blizzard Festival. - Central Plains Herald-Leader

JD and the Sunshine Band is determined to create their second album with whatever resources they have. - Global News

Rhonda Head to perform at Carnegie Hall this summer. - Nation Talk

Family is the focus for JP Hoe. - The Manitoban

JP Hoe set to wow crowds in Montreal. - Southwest Booster

Fred Penner to play family-friendly Winter Fair in Brandon. - The Brandon Sun

Fred Penner “still appeals to humanity, to the positive things in the world…”. - CBC News

Animal Teeth and Black Cloud gear up for tours. - First Date Tour

Songs from the Peanuts & Corn label are revisited in a fan-made megamix. - Manitoba Days

Federal Lights brings beefy vocals, thoughtful lyrical constructs to new album. - Winnipeg Free Press

Federal Lights will lead you on a sonic journey. - Exclaim

Roger Roger lands 5/5 in for debut, Fairweather. - The Manitoban

Roger Roger gets ready for western tour. - Meridian Booster

Twin siblings of Roger Roger join musical forces. - The Carillon

Chance and timing sparked the creation of Roger Roger, - Canadian Beats

Roger Roger shines with “beautiful harmonies”. - Canadian Beats

Roger Roger discusses growing up in Winnipeg’s music scene. - Vancouver Sun

Sweet Alibi helps to raise funds for three Syrian families. - Winnipeg Free Press

Ruth Moody of The Wailin’ Jennys gets a German nod. - Radio Bremen

Matt Epp captivates German audiences. - Lokalkompass

Chic Gamine reflects on its beginnings. - Lansing State Journal


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Meet the JMM2016 Panelists

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January Music Meeting is back and ready to host some of Canada’s top music industry pros for the second edition of the winter mini-conference. Label, agency, management, festival, publishing, and publicity representatives will converge on the Manitoba Music office to discuss the state of Canada’s independent music industry and provide concrete advice on how to succeed in the ever-changing music business. 

In conjunction with the Big Fun Festival, which will host a special Manitoba Music Showcase, JMM2016 kicks off its three-day on January 29. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain access to tastemakers and experts from across the country while connecting with local artists and industry peers, at a conference designed and held right here in Manitoba. Be sure to take the time to research the speakers ahead of time. Here's a little something to get you started...

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Ghost Twin (Photo: Dave Grywinski)

This year's Uniter Fivers = The Middle Coast, Deep Dark Cave, Adam Hanney & Co., Ashley Bienierz, and Fox Lake. - The Uniter

The 2015 Uniter Fiver finalist: Where are they now? - The Uniter

Roger Roger finds its niche in full-time folk artistry. - Winnipeg Free Press + FREE Download

Roger Roger is a mix of folk and rock. - The Projector

Hear the legend of a reclusive trapper at Roger Roger's album release. - Metro News

Ghost Twin launches new video for “Here We Are In The Night”. - Exclaim

Teleharmonium captivates many musical palates. - Prog Critique

Times Change(d) celebrates culture, not condos. - Winnipeg Free Press

Well Sister is wistful and whimsical in new video. - Exclaim

Panicland uses social media to build its career. - The Music Express

Austin Boultin is helping people of all ages have access to live music. - The Uniter

Mama Cutsworth’s Family Dance Party is one of the top things to do this weekend. - CBC News

William Prince is a force to be reckoned with. - The Manitoban

Don Amero sings a song of reconciliation. - CBC Radio

The Small Glories releases debut album. - Confront

The Knndy brings new nightlife to downtown Winnipeg. - The Manitoban

Al Simmons plays in Guelph this weekend. - CBC News

Living Hour "breezes through the lowering clouds". - Tasty Fanzine

JD and the Sunshine Band get ready to produce second album. - Metro News

Federal Lights release tour dates and new live video. - Confront

Federal Lights produces captivating follow-up album. - The Manitoban

Fred Penner reflects on the growth of his career and his fans. - Vue Weekly

Sweet Alibi and others set to play at benefit concert for Syrian Refugees. - MyToba

Winnipeg’s youth show off rap and dance moves on West End Cultural Centre’s stage. - CBC News

Festival Du Voyageur announces programming for 47th festival. - Global News

Festival Du Voyageur to host the largest music lineup in the event’s history. - CTV News

Festival’s artistic director, Julien Desaulniers highlights this year’s entertainment. - Global News

John K. SamsonMise En SceneJess ReimerScott Nolan, DJ Co-Op honour Lake Winnipeg folk singer. - Winnipeg Free Press

Chris Messytone brings The Hot Blizzard to Portage this weekend. - Portage Online

Chic Gamine heads to Detroit. - Broadway World

The Bros. Landreth make the “Best Backstage Stories”. - Apt. 613


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Call for Submissions: "Under 25" Music Compilation

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Manitoba Music and the ACI Manitoba have teamed up for the latest edition of the Youth Mentorship Program in Music Management. Aimed at youth interested in careers in the music industry, the three-month program provides a dozen students from various southern Manitoba high schools with a chance to expand their knowledge of the industry and develop their own music business skills. The workshops help to develop the students’ practical skills, put to the test with a multi-genre music sampler. The project is now accepting submissions from young Manitoba bands and solo artists. DEADLINE: February 4, 2016

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Festival du Voyageur Unveils 2016 Lineup

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Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds

With a loud "hé ho", Festival du Voyageur has unveiled the programming for its 2016 festival. Now celebrating its 47th year, Manitoba's premier winter festival has built a reputation for booking diverse acts covering just about every genre imaginable, from traditional tunes to country to indie rock to roots. 

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Doc Walker

Living Hour graces the seasonal guide to Upcoming Releases. - Pitchfork

Watch Micah Visser's new lyric video for "I WIll Not Return as a Tourist". -  Quick Before It Melts

The Middle Coast is right on course. - Winnipeg Free Press

Love and loss explored in Carly Dow’s solo debut. - Messenger 

Carly Dow debuts with enchantingly dark and poignant package. - Get West London

Camerata Nova, WSO and others make the new year noteworthy for classical fans. - Winnipeg Free Press

When you grow up with Fred Penner, you never really outgrow him. - Medicine Hat News

Germany gets ready for Matt Epp. - WAZ

Matt Epp to play in Essen. -

Curtis Nowosad’s “Dialectics” joins top releases for 2015. - JAZZ.FM91

Federal Lights and Living Hour listed among album releases for 2016. - CBC Music

JP Hoe’s “Save You” in top 100 songs of 2015. - CBC Music

Romi Mayes makes the “no fences” best of 2015 list. - 730CKDM

Chris Meseyton and Helen White join forces for the Hot Blizzard Folk Festival in February. - The Central Plains Herald-Leader

Sebastian Owl, among others, helped make Brandon’s local music scene happen in 2015. - The Brandon Sun

Peanuts & Corn Records look back on how it all began - Red Bull Music Academy Daily

The Bros. Landreth listed in Campfire Tales’ Albums of 2015. - The Digital Fix

The Bros. Landreth to play Salmon Arm Roots and Blues festival. - Vernon Morning Star

New Year’s Resolutions at The William Glesby Centre. - Portage

CP Holiday Train saw remarkable support. - Inside Ottawa Valley

Doc Walker and Chic Gamine help raise more than $1.4 million. - Shaw Connect

CP Holiday Train raises over $1.4 million for food banks. - Northumberland View

450,000 people celebrate with CP Holiday Train. -

CP Holiday Train pulls in 3.9 pounds of food for local food banks. - Travel and Tour World

Manitoba acts helped carry musical load on the Canadian centric journey. - Estevan Mercury

Doc Walker and Chic Gamine help draw record crowds for CP Holiday Train. - Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen                                                                         

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Eccentric and Electric: Colour Revolution Brings An Off-Kilter Flair to Manitoba's Rock Scene

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Colour Revolution

Manitoba Music has teamed up with Fresh Radio for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh to introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. Featuring on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles right here on, Manitoba Fresh continues this month with rock outfit Colour Revolution. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...

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Manitoba Music Year in Review

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The Bros. Landreth accept their award at the 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards

We’re not really sure where the year went. It seems like only a few days ago that we were cracking into 2015 with a busy slate of events and initiatives, building on the momentum from the Year of Music with new executive director Sean McManus at the helm. As we head into the last few days of the year, here are a few moments that stood out…

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Seven Tips for Launching a DIY Album Successfully

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Bucky Driedger and Jesse Matthewson

By Tony Hinds

Royal Canoe's Bucky Driedger and KEN Mode's Jesse Matthewson sat down for a talk prior to Manitoba Music's recent DIY Series workshop on planning a successful album release. During the chat, they detailed seven fundamental tips to devising the perfect album release.

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JANUARY MUSIC MEETING: Manitoba Music Launches Third Annual Music Industry Gathering in Conjunction with Big Fun Festival

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Manitoba Music is heating things up in the middle of winter with its third annual industry gathering, January Music Meeting. Running January 29 to 31 in Winnipeg, the event welcomes some of Canada’s top music industry pros in a conference format that includes group sessions, discussion groups, and one-on-one meetings. Reps from the label, agency, management, festival, publishing, and publicity sides of the industry will converge on Winnipeg to discuss the state of Canada’s independent music industry and provide concrete advice on how to succeed in the constantly evolving music business.

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Big Fun Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

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Yes We Mystic (Photo: Brian Van Wyk)

Big Fun is turning five! The indie winter festival is ready to take over Winnipeg January 27-31, offering up five days of music on various city stages, including The Good Will, The Handsome Daugher, Windsor Hotel, and more. This year's event features 15 concerts and over 45 acts, including many headlining locals.

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Red Moon Road (Photo: Emily Christie)

Big Fun Festival reveals 2016 lineup. - Exclaim! + FREE Download

KEN mode offered up one of the best songs of 2015. - Chart Attack

Translation: you should know about KEN Mode. - Stuttgarter-Zeitung.DE

Festival Du Voyageur: one of Canada’s best winter festivals. - West Jet Magazine

Hot Blizzard Folk Festival melts the winter blues. - Portage Online

Dwight Yoakam and Merle Haggard to play Dauphin’s Countryfest. - 730ckdm

Living Hour set to release LP in February via Lefse. - Sounds Better With Reverb

Shaw TV catches up with Fred Penner. - Shaw TV Winnipeg

Autumn Still primed to be on your winter playlist. - CMJ

Tiffany Ponce empowers women through song at fundraiser for Osborne House. - Metro News

John Norman makes music, not noise. - DMC World Magazine

The north is deeply rooted in Nelson Little’s music. - Thompson Citizen 

Justin Lacroix's EP promo video worth the wait. - Exposure

Abstract Artform steps outside of his comfort zone and forges new ground. - Say Hey There Music

The Bros. Landreth named in top 100 bands of 2015. - robdickens101

Red Moon Road are ready to give Dauphin the full experience. - The Dauphin Herald Online

Nathan Rogers and friends give new life to Stan Rogers’ songs. - Metro News

The Duhks: Returning to their natural habitat. -

The Lytics bring danceable beats to the 2016 m4music Festival. - Top40 –

Jason Burnstick and Nadia Gaudet discuss and perform from their album of Canadian lullabies. - CTV News Winnipeg

The Holiday Train brings Doc Walker to Regina and Moose Jaw. - CBC News

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CURLING FOR A CAUSE: Music Community's Sixth Annual Charity Bonspiel to Support the Kevin Walters Memorial Foundation

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Manitoba’s music community is getting ready rock the house for charity. Manitoba Music and Manitoba Film & Music will join forces once again for the Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel, which will take place at the Granite Curling Club on February 27, 2016.  

The sixth annual event, which sells out quickly every year, will bring the province's vibrant music community together to raise funds and awareness for the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund -- a charity that honours Walters' memory through financial support for promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts. Walters, who passed away in 2014, had very close ties with Manitoba Music, Manitoba Film & Music, and the larger the music industry.  

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Scott Nolan (Photo: Mike Latschislaw)

Manitoba Music launches MB Live app for Android and iOS. – 

Troubadour JP Hoe returns with holiday show. – Beatroute + FREE Download

JP Hoe talks life and his holiday show on the morning news. – Yahoo News

Scott Nolan enlists help of Americana supergroup on Silverhill. – Beatroute

Two-day marathon session sees new album from Scott Nolan. – Metro News

Living Hour soars through new track, signs with Lefse Records. –  Noisey 

Living Hour dreams big. – Stereogum

The Wailin' Jennys land on top performers  list of 2015.  – Huffington Post

Times Change(d) an iconic venue. – Buzzfeed

KEN mode has arrived. – Gear Gods 

KEN mode's Success one of the best of the year. – Basement Galaxy 

Plenty of familiar names on this best-of list. – Beatroute

Duotang, Cannon Bros., Basic Nature, Human Music make this best-of. – Beatroute

John Norman is Obsessed with Sound. – Decoded Magazine

Greg Lowe’s Chess Club is back. – Winnipeg Free Press

Jason Burnstick and Nadia Gaudet release album in three languages. – CBC Manitoba

Beastie Boy Mike D joins The Lytics in studio. – Winnipeg Free Press

Mike D sits in on The Lytics’ session. – Rhythm 104.7 FM

A German take on The Lytics. – Berlin Music

William Prince, Sweet Alibi help harvest hope. – CBC Manitoba

Autumn Still makes each song sound special. – Beatroute

Steve Bell comes to WSO stage for Christmas concert. – Winnipeg Free Press

Ho, Ho, Holiday Train bringing Doc Walker. – Medicine Hat News

The Small Glories join up with the Banjo Babes. – The Union

Take a break from the cold at Hot Blizzard Folk Festival – The Headliner

Propagandhi lives up to hometown hype. – Exclaim!

Propagandhi talking the talk and walking the walk. – The Vancouver Sun

Propagandhi gets illustrated. – Planet S Magazine

The Bros. Landreth are keeping good company. – The Star

The Bros. Landreth are steeped in history and hometown heritage. – BC Living

Matt Epp is back. – Lokalkompass

Festival du Voyageur help make Manitoba a winter destination. – The Globe and Mail

Turn your translators to stun for Cannon Bros. and Attica Riots’ M for Montreal show. - OOR

Federal Lights sings a not-a-love-song love song. – Quick Before It Melts

Federal Lights’ Jean-Guy Roy shares his favourite album – Backstage Broadcast

Harlequin's George Belanger looks back at five decades of musical memories. – Winnipeg Free Press

CKUW DJ Stu Reid curates fun Christmas album. – Winnipeg Free Press

AudioOpera's 2016 resolution = working tirelessly. – Stylus

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Call for Submissions: Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat 2016

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Manitoba Music is teaming up with SaskMusic, Alberta Music, with FortWhyte Alive for the Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat. This retreat will bring together three songwriters from each province for three days of collaborative songwriting. The co-writing retreat will take place at a secluded lakeside field station and architecturally unique cabins at FortWhyte Alive, February 28 to March 2, 2016. DEADLINE: January 4, 2016

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Call for Submissions: Manitoba Aboriginal Trade Mission to Native American Markets

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Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program is leading a small trade mission to Native American communities in Southern California at the end of February/beginning of March. The project will provide up to five First Nation, Métis, or Inuit music professionals with a chance to connect with tribal leaders, Native American recording artists, talent buyers at Native American casinos, Native American media, and Native American event producers during a three-day tour of the region. DEADLINE: January 14, 2015

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FIND YOUR MUSIC: Manitoba Music Launches Android App, Adds New Features to MB Live Concert-Finding App

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Finding live music in Manitoba just got easier.

Manitoba Music is ready to launch the new Android build of MB Live, its free app that helps music fans find concerts at venues and clubs in Winnipeg and throughout the entire province, powered by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Featuring the most comprehensive and up-to-date live music listings, the Android app builds on the success of Manitoba Music’s iOS app, which was launched in 2014 to celebrate the Year of Music in Manitoba.

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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William Prince (Photo: J.Senft Photography)

William Prince's stories are worth hearing. - Winnipeg Free Press

Don Amero is making angels in the snow. - Winnipeg Free Press

Check out Champagne Years' dream-inspired new video. - Exclaim! + FREE Download

Catch Doc Walker on the Holiday Train. - The Globe and Mail

Scott Nolan experiences and creates some musical magic. - Winnipeg Free Press

Scott Nolan reaches new heights with Silverhill. - Winnipeg Free Press

Check out all the local music types on this favourites list. - The Uniter

Speaking of lists... lots of music faces on Ace Burpee's list of fascinating Tobans. - Metro 

Dark tone on Holy Void's debut EP. - Beatroute

Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store closes its doors. -

A song to change your week from Ash Koley. - Refined Geekery

Federal Lights' new video for "Into to Ground." - Confront Magazine

The Lytics head to Switzerland in 2016. - Presseportal

Moon Tan brings spectacle back to rock. - Vue Weekly

AMP Camp participants announced. - Nation Talk

Chic Gamine returns from its latest adventure. - The Projector

Dust Rhinos play the Grey Cup party of a non-existant CFL Team. - CSN

The Bros. Landreth aren't saying no to Australia. - The Ottawa Citizen

You can always count on Fred Penner's positivity. - Times Colonist

Catch Fred Penner's Burton Cummings Theatre debut. - The Province

Sweet Alibi live in studio. - Fresh Radio 99.1

Royal Canoe is one this week's can't miss concerts. - Exclaim!

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SoundCheck: Manitoba Music Launches Economic Impact Survey of Manitoba's Music Industry

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Manitoba Music is partnering with international consulting firm Nordicity to launch SoundCheck: An Economic Impact Analysis of Manitoba’s Music Industry.

Once completed, SoundCheck will provide data and analysis of the economic impact of the music industry on the provincial and national economies. The results will be made public and will be distributed to key industry stakeholders to demonstrate our industry’s successes, to better understand the challenges and opportunities created by recent changes in the industry, and to support the strategies needed to meet the future of this evolving industry.

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Opportunité de rencontres et de vitrine musicale à : Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone au Festival du Voyageur 2016

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Manitoba Music, à travers son programme de musique francophone, présente une cinquième édition de l’événement contact, Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone dans le cadre du Festival du Voyageur 2016. L’objectif de cet événement est de rapprocher des artistes-entrepreneurs francophones de l’Ouest canadien avec des professionnels de l’industrie de la musique francophone. DATE LIMITE DE SOUMISSION : le jeudi 17 décembre 2015

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Sweet Sounds: Folk/Pop Trio Sweet Alibi Sweeps Audiences Off Their Feet with Beguiling Harmonies

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Manitoba Music has teamed up with Fresh Radio for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh to introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. Featuring on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles right here on, Manitoba Fresh continues this month with award-winning folk/pop trio, Sweet Alibi. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Bubba B the MC on Dragon's Den (Photo via Facebook)

Just try not to smile during Bubba B's pitch. - Dragon's Den 

Bubba B takes Dragon's Den hopefuls to school. - Profit Guide 

Trio Bembe heats up the holidays. - Shaw TV + FREE Download

AMP Camp participants announced. - Top Tidings 

William Prince seduces with plain-spoken imagery. - Winnipeg Free Press

William Prince is all about storytelling. - The Uniter 

Hot Blizzard Folk Festival announces 2016 lineup. - Herald Leader 

Leanne Pearson and Attica Riots get in on Grey Cup fun. - Winnipeg Sun 

Slow Leaves knows what sound he's looking for. - Brad Machry 

New video from Federal Lights, featuring a wardrobe tour. - Exclaim! 

Chic Gamine: future of pop music? - Lansing State Journal

Doc WalkerChic Gamine rock the rails. - ABC News 4

The Bros. Landreth are on the bill for Bluesfest. - 

Meet Deep Dark Cave. - Shaw TV

Ridley Bent is on board the Cariboo Express. - Vancouver Sun 

Little Miss Higgins & the Winnipeg Five head to Saskatoon. - Prairie Dog Mag 

JP Hoe heads to Sault Ste. Marie. - Soo Today 

(Don) Amero Little Christmas in Dauphin. - Dauphin Herald 

Del Barber is headed back to Tonder Fest. - Rootszone 

The Noble Thiefs spend Thanksgiving in NYC. - Metro 

The Small Glories take the stage in Windsor. - Windsor Star 

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Have Tunes, Will Travel: The Bros. Landreth Can Thank Life on the Road and Brotherly Love for Their Booming Success

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By Jillian Groening

Although Winnipeg is praised for its vibrant arts community, moody movements that can only occur in an isolated town smothered in snow for majority of the year, sometimes you have to seek out greater audiences.

For local Americana roots-rockers The Bros. Landreth, keeping their roots planted firmly in their hometown while having the freedom and the means to tour has been pivotal to their success. Not only have the charmingly scruffy musicians broadened their artistic horizons through life on the road, but they’ve also anchored their sound and retained a solid fan base through their genuine artistry and loyalty to their prairie city.

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