Manitoba singer/songwriter Tracy Bone has earned some new hardware, bringing home a Native American Music Award (NAMA) on November 14 for Best Country Recording. This is just the latest accolade for Bone, who was also nominated for Best Female Artist at the NAMA. She has already won a West Coast American Indian Award and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for her latest recording, Woman Of Red, as well as a Western Canadian Music Award nomination.
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 nouvelle résidence de perfectionnement professionnel et en affaires nommée Le camp de la musique francophone de l’Ouest canadien.
Manitoba Music is shining a spotlight on Aboriginal recording artists this month with the launch of its new video series, AMP Sessions. The videos, released through Manitoba Music's Aboriginal Music Program, feature performances by four acclaimed acts from Winnipeg, Dauphin, and Little Saskatchewan.
Music fans have some new music to look forward to in the new year. Or maybe we should say nu year…
Jazz Winnipeg has unveiled details for the ninth edition of its popular Nu Sounds Series, which gives homegrown talent the unique opportunity to explore new ideas and connect with new fans. The Park Theatre will once again host the four-concert series, which runs January through May.
Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are partnering to produce a new project called the Market Builder Residency for Aboriginal Artists and Industry. The residency will provide eight export-ready artists and up to five mid-career industry professionals (managers, agents, publicists, publishers, or label representatives) from across Canada with a week of networking and development opportunities in Toronto. The residency will run February 9-13, 2015 and each day will consist of round table discussions, self-directed mentor sessions, networking dinners, and meetings with established labels, music media, and managers. Please note that all conversations will be held in English. DEADLINE: November 20, 2014
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; 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…