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Manitoba Music Launches Intensive Showcase Season, Events in Canada, U.S., and Europe

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The Lytics are set to showcase in Germany and Poland this month

Manitoba Music is gearing up for an extremely busy fall season of market development events connecting homegrown talent to influential industry contacts in important music markets in Canada, the U.S., Germany, and Poland. The not-for-profit, member-driven music industry association will hit 10 cities in the next three months, presenting opportunities for several export-ready independent music entrepreneurs.

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Composing Conversations: isKwé Sings Out About Community, Culture and Finds Freedom in the Process

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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 returns this month with a feature on isKwé. 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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Courier News (Photo: Jared Falk)

The Lytics up for global music project, Converse Rubber Track. – The 405 

The Lytics are on the fast track. – Winnipeg Free Press

Chic Gamine teams up with Mike Maryniuk for new video. – Exclaim!

Don Amero talks songwriting. – APTN

Heartbeat City goes straight from the heart and into your ears. – Confront Magazine 

Courier News impresses with first collab in half a decade. – Exclaim! 

Fred Penner is having a bit of a moment. – Exclaim! 

Find out who will join Fred Penner on the Polaris stage. – Indie88

Yes We Mystic hit the road. – Confront Magazine 

Turn your translators to stun for The Crooked Brothers. – Festival Info 

The Wailin’ Jennys never seem to go out of fashion. – Politiken  

Greg Rekus is headed to Florida for Fest 14. – PunkNews 

Doc Walker country rocks out for 14,000. – Extra Peterborough 

Romi Mayes dishes secret hangouts. – Exclaim!

Mobina Galore lands on this German list of… things. – Persona Non Grata 

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Opportunité de partage, de réseautage et d’épanouissement au Camp de développement professionnel pour les artistes-entrepreneurs francophones de l’Ouest canadien

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Camp PMF 2014

Manitoba Music, à travers son programme de musique francophone, présente une deuxième édition du Camp de développement professionnel pour les artistes-entrepreneurs francophones de l’Ouest canadien au lac Falcon (MB) du 22 au 27 novembre 2015. DATE LIMITE DE SOUMISSION : le 17 septembre 2015

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

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Ali Fontaine

Hellnback talks about Canada's Indigenous rap game. - Noisey + FREE download

Aboriginal Music Week will keep you busy. - RPM

Get lost in JP Hoe's new album. - Candian Beats + Manitoba Fresh

Iskwé, Leonard Sumner, and more in the new era of protest music. - CBC Music

Royal Canoe spills the beans on new album and more. - Im Very Ape

Ali Fontaine thinks globally. - Winnipeg Free Press

Six Shooter's first Winnipeg Interstellar Rodeo dresses to impress. - The Uniter

Ruth Moody heads to Four Corners Folk Festival. - Pagosa Daily Post

The Mariachi Ghost is a top pick at Prismatic Festival. - CBC

Red Moon Road launches new album, tour, and video. - Canadian Beats

Fred Penner is not slowing down. - Exclaim!

Doc Walker closes up Peterborough MusicFest. - Peterborough Examiner

Trio Bembe spread some latin flare. - Fort Macleod Gazette

Propagandhi honours a friend through song. - Exclaim!

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Local Music in the Spotlight as Manitoba Music and The Good Will Launch New Music Night, September 2

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Clockwise from top left: Champagne Years, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds, The Fantastic

Manitoba Music is teaming up with live music hot spot The Good Will to shine a spotlight on emerging local music. New Music Night, which is set to launch on September 2, offers music fans a space to find their next favourite Manitoba act and get a monthly dose of new original artistic talent.  

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Aboriginal Music Week Unites Music and Community in 7th Annual Celebration

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The summer of music festivals continues with the seventh annual edition of Aboriginal Music Week, which kicks off its run on August 18 and takes over various Winnipeg venues until August 22. With a strong focus on community and a big contingent of Manitoba-based artists, this year's fest will feature a number of free and tickets shows as well as community celebrations, workshops, industry networking, and more. 

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

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Hearing Trees

Interstellar Rodeo set to be a stellar time. - Metro

Rainbow Trout makes a splash. - Stylus

Hearing Trees brings new EP to the WECC. -

Moon Tan is what rock and roll is made of. - Moose Jaw Times

Fred Penner is not slowing down. - Exclaim!

The Small Glories resonate with crowds. - Salmon Arm Observer

Yes We Mystic hit the road. - Exclaim!

Teleharmonium captures many vibes on new album. - Stylus

The Bros. Landreth take some Canadiana on the road. - MT Express

ManyFest offers many chances to catch local music. - CJOB

Locals take the stage at ManyFest. - CBC

Trio Bembe is a must see at Cape Breton Jazz Fest. - Cape Breton Post

Steve Bell shines light on an important issue. - Winnipeg Free Press

Aboriginal Music Week provides a launchpad for groundbreakers. - Beatroute

Romi Mayes headlines Spaghetti Western Music Festival. - Metro

Find "Beauty in These Broken Bones" from Red Moon Road. - Exclaim!

Harvest Sun Music Fest celebrates a milestone. - Brandon Sun


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

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Mama Cutsworth

Heartbeat City's album should find its way into your rotation. - Confront Magazine + FREE download

Manitoba Live at The Cube serves up some local tunes. - Winnipeg Sun

Human Music is in a universe of its own. - Beatroute

Federal Lights and JP Hoe give Europe some Canadian sounds. - Derwesten

Playing Canmore Folk Fest is an honour for The Small Glories. - The Cragand Canyon

Petric is ready to make it big. - The Herald

Royal Canoe get set to dazzle ears at FOE fest. - La Presse

POP Montreal announces more bands including Royal Canoe. - Huffington Post

Eagle and Hawk soar into Whoop and Hollar Folk Fest. - The Daily Graphic

Tiffany Ponce celebrates her sophomore album release. - Winnipeg Sun

Tiffany Ponce shares some Gratitude. - 730 CKDM

The Bros. Landreth take some Canadiana overseas. - Sterren Nieuws

Fred Penner is part of the buzz for Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Fest. - VOCM

Mama Cutsworth spins the soundtrack to your Friday night. - CBC Scene

Ridley Bent rocks the country music capital of Canada. - Kamloops This Week

Trio Bembe bring some flare to C.B. Jazz Festival. - The Chronicle Herald


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MEME Takes Over Downtown Winnipeg for Annual Festival

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Photo courtesy of MEMETIC (Facebook)

MEME Fest, aka the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition, plugs in this week for four days of multimedia art and music. Celebrating its fifth year and running August 13-16, downtown Winnipeg becomes the playground for homegrown and world class DJs, producers, and artists who will be showcasing music and digital art in venues such as Union Sound Hall, Pyramid Cabaret, The Forks, and outdoors at The Cube in Old Market Square.

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Rainbow Trout Music Festival Celebrates New Local Music

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Living Hour

We may not have much summer to speak of in Manitoba, but we know what to do with it. Summer music festivals are beautifully ubiquitous, with audiences growing up totally used to music discovery in the sunshine (...or rain). Numerous smaller festivals have popped up in recent years, populating just about every weekend with a different chance to catch some live music, and many of them have a hyper-local focus. Now in its seventh year, the Rainbow Trout Music Festival (RTMF) has since established itself as a serious summer destination for music fans. 

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Playing the Chords Right: JP Hoe Makes His Own Luck Through Collaboration and Community

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JP Hoe

Our Manitoba Fresh series continues with acclaimed singer/songwriter JP Hoe, who releases new album Hideaway on in August via MapleMusic Recordings. Pursuing a career in the music industry can often appear to be a gamble. Talent, connections, and diligence are pitted against simply the act of being in the right place at the right time. For Hoe, learning how to put the odds in his favour has allowed him to create his own luck and his own success. Read more after the jump and tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio to catch new segments.

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

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Guerrillas of Soul

Tiffany Ponce gets set to release her new album. - ShawTV + FREE download

The Proud Sons have a lot to be proud of. - Winnipeg Free Press

Tunic finds inspiration in Guilt and Disappointment. - Beatroute

Leonard Sumner's music is medicine. - CBC

Renée Lamoureux shares stories over coffee. - MyToba

Steve Bell calls for support. - Kenora Daily

Practice your French with this article about Chic Gamine. - Hollywood PQ

Six Shooter's Interstellar Rodeo gets a bit more stellar. - CBC

JP Hoe and Federal Lights bring their exciting sounds overseas. - Konzert Kasse-dresden

The Bros. Landreth come by success honestly. - National Post

Fred Penner proves that everyone is still a kid at heart. - Exclaim!

Doc Walker doesn’t take its success for granted - Vancouver Sun

The Noble Thiefs and Jess Reimer head to Mile of Music. - Post Cresent

Eagle & Hawk to take the stage at Whoop & Hollar Fest. - Winnipeg Free Press

Guerrillas of Soul to play Whoop & Holler. - Portage Daily Graphic

The Wailin' Jennys' fans stick with them. - Peninsula Post

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FEEDBACK LOOP: Manitoba Music, MEMETIC, and John Norman Launch New Workshop for Electronic and Hip Hop Producers at 2015 MEME Fest

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Clockwise from top left: LAMBO, Andrew Ryce, John Norman

This year’s MEME Festival has a new addition to its lineup of workshops. Manitoba Music, MEMETIC, and John Norman have joined forces to present Feedback Loop, a workshop and listening session giving electronic and hip hop producers the opportunity to have their tracks critiqued by a panel of industry professionals in an afternoon session on August 14 at Manitoba Music.

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

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The Proud Sons

Manitoba Music's songwriter retreat yields new songs. - SOCAN

Red Moon Road helps kick off Brandon Folk Fest. - Brandon Sun + FREE download

Park Theatre celebrates a decade. - Winnipeg Free Press

The Proud Sons play in the park. - MyToba

Don Amero helps inspire. - CJOB

Take John Norman's Republic for a spin. - Exclaim!

The Mariachi Ghost rocks the north. - My Yellowknife Now

Six Shooter Records' Interstellar Rodeo set to be a stellar time. - MyToba

Fred Penner gets ready to host the Polaris Prize Gala. - Hello! Canada

KEN mode gets loud as hell. - Beatroute

The Bros. Landreth are easy on the ears. - Pure M Zine

Raine Hamilton is a must-see at Home County Music & Art Festival. - LF Press

A round of comparing apples to oranges with Jess Reimer. - Portage Daily Graphic

The Lytics gear up to open for Nas. - Winnipeg Sun

Romi Mayes heads to the fair. - Lethbridge Herald

Double The Trouble fiddles around. - Winnipeg Free Press

Royal Canoe was a highlight at Winnipeg Folk Festival. - The Dryden Observer

Trio Bembe brings the west to the east. - Cape Breton Post

Ten of The Weakerthans best songs are... - CBC

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Local Music Invades 126th Islendingadagurinn Festivities

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Somebody Language

Gimli is looking like a good place to be for live music this August long weekend. Islendingadagurinn, or the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, has announced its free stages lineup for the 126th annual celebration of Icelandic culture and heritage, and there's plenty of homegrown talent stepping up to the mic. 

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Harvest Moon Festival Announces Lineup for 14th Annual Event

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Greg MacPherson

Summer is packed with festivals celebrating live music outdoors across the province, but the festivities don't stop when the weather turns slightly chilly. The Harvest Moon Festival takes over Clearwater September 18-20 for three days of workshops on sustainable living, farmer's market, kid's fun, fair trade fair, food vendors, and a big helping of local music surrounded by the beauty of the Pembina Valley. 

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

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Tiffany Ponce

Until Red claims the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Rising Star award. -

Polaris Prize gala to be hosted by Fred Penner. - Billboard

Tiffany Ponce gears up to release second album at The Park Theatre. - MyToba

JP Hoe brings "Beautifully Crazy" to the beautiful Exchange. - Winnipeg Free Press

The Revival stands out at Burning Cow. - Peninsula Pulse

Red Moon Road kicks off its new album at the WECC. - MyToba

The Crooked Brothers have some diverse influences. - Beatroute

KEN mode is back on the road. - Brooklyn Vegan

Royal Canoe added to Pop Montreal. - Tiny Mix Tapes

The Bros. LandrethPaquin, and Countryfest round up CCMA nods. - Edmonton Sun

Romi Mayes has the devil on both shoulders. - VUE Weekly

Carly Dow answers the call of the west. - Prince George Citizen

Micah Visser dishes out the dirt. - Ashley Bieniarz

Del Barber set to play Summer Lights. - Brandon Sun

Moses Mayes and Mise en Scene serve up tunes at Super Spike. - Metro News

The Weakerthans are Left and Leaving? - Winnipeg Free Press

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The Bros. Landreth Land Canadian Country Music Award Nomination

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The Bros. Landreth

The Canadian Country Music Association announced the nominees for one of Canada's hottest music tickets, the Canadian Country Music Awards, and there are some familiar names on the list. Manitoba nominees include The Bros. Landerth, Paquin Entertainment Group, Dauphin's Countryest, and Doc Walker's Stephen Broadhurst.

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Local Music on the Lunch Menu with TD Manitoba Live at The Cube

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The Noble Thiefs

This August, it’ll be easy to get some local into your lunch at Old Market Square. TD Canada Trust, Manitoba Music, and the Exchange District BIZ are joining forces for the second year to present a series of free lunch hour concerts highlighting Manitoba talent at The Cube stage.

Running noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, TD Manitoba Live at The Cube kicks off August 5 with a special hometown performance from expat bluegrass act Jaxon Haldane and his band for a launch event hosted by the folks from QX 104 and FAB 94.3. The series’ diverse lineup runs the genre spectrum, featuring performances from country soul outfit Sol James, Canadiana-infused art rock band Odanah, Latin jazz mainstay Combo Latino, country singer/songwriter Quinton Blair, and R&B/rock crew The Noble Thiefs.


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DIY Roundup: Tips for Musicians From Around the Web

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This week's roundup of recent blogger tips and techniques for musicians from around the web includes info about building local buzz, demoing songs with maximum effect, interacting with fans via email lists, utilizing snapchat to promote yourself, and what not to say if you're looking to get press...

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

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Cara Luft

Manitoba Music's Sean McManus talks Manitoba Fresh. - 99.1 Fresh

The Mariachi Ghost kicks off Winnipeg Folk Festival. - Winnipeg Free Press

Workshops are a Folk Fest highlight. - Winnipeg Free Press

Folk Fest welcomes newcomers. - CTV News

Bleed American gets in the game. - TSN

Red Moon Road treats the east cost to some tunes. - The Guardian

Sc Mira gives birth to Waiting Room Baby. - Beatroute

Check out Les Jupes latest video. - Ground Sounds

Things have come together quickly for The Bros. Landreth. - TB Newswatch

Romi Mayes has a Devil on Both Shoulders. - Beatroute

The Bros. Landreth help countdown to Cavendish Beach Festival. - Canadian Beats

Yes We Mystic has some answers. - Knowahnoah's Indie

Home is where Cara Luft is. - SC Time

Darcy Ataman helps healing through music. - Winnipeg Free Press

KEN mode's Success is a welcome addition. - Beatroute

KEN mode gets put under the interrogation light. - Invisible Oranges

Fred Penner is a family favorite. - Post City

Pop Montreal expands lineup to include Royal Canoe. - Exclaim!

Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Fest puts locals onstage. - Crave Online

Order of Manitoba honours creators. - Winnipeg Free Press

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Showcase Opportunity: Manitoba Music at M for Montreal

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We are now accepting submissions from artists and bands interested in participating in M for Montreal, November 18-21, 2015. This is an opportunity to perform for and network with influential Canadian and international music industry professionals. DEADLINE: July 30, 2015

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Showcase Opportunity: Manitoba Music in Toronto

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Manitoba Music is presenting a showcase in Toronto on October 20, 2015. This showcase is an opportunity to perform for and network with key Toronto music industry professionals including labels, agents, publishers, supervisors, publicists and more. DEADLINE: July 30, 2015

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Showcase Opportunity: Minneapolis Market Development Tour

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Manitoba Music is presenting showcases and networking sessions this fall in Minneapolis and Winnipeg, November 5-8, 2015. As part of a musical and cultural exchange between the two cities, two Manitoba bands will perform on a bill with two Minnesota bands in each city. These showcases are an opportunity to perform for and network with key music industry professionals from across the Northern Midwest including labels, agents, promoters, buyers, publicists, and more. DEADLINE: July 30, 2015

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Showcase Opportunity: Manitoba Music at Folk Music Ontario

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We are now taking submissions from artists interested in participating in Manitoba Music showcases at the Folk Music Ontario conference in Toronto, October 15-18, 2015. This is an opportunity to perform for and network with influential music industry professionals from the Canadian and international folk, roots, and traditional music community. The conference includes speakers and seminars, performer showcases, and jam sessions. Approximately 800 delegates attend the conference, including artistic directors, presenters, and provincial, national, and international industry organizations. DEADLINE: July 30, 2015

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