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Quinton Blair (Photo by: Ora Walker Photography)

Manitoba Music takes a few friends to new markets. - 730 CKDM

Jenna Khan talks BreakOut West, Royal Canoe, and Harvest Moon Festival. - BT Winnipeg

Cassidy Mann helps get us excited for BreakOut West. - Global News

WCMA nom Noire lights up black metal. - Metro Winnipeg

Get to know BreakOut West's Robyn Stewart. - National Music Centre

Steve Bell documents his musical pilgrimage with film and new album. - Winnipeg Free Press

Get the first listen of Slow Leaves' Beauty Is So Common. - Exclaim!

Times Change(d) is more than four walls and a stage. - Noisey

Vampires make a noisey return. - Global Winnipeg

Slow Leaves celebrates first full length at the WECC. - Metro Winnipeg

Beauty is everywhere for Slow Leaves. - Winnipeg Free Press

Slow Leaves talks about new album and release party details. - BT Winnipeg

Slow Leaves traded teaching for performing. - The Uniter

Greg MacPherson and The Weakerthans will help you get through summer's end. - AUX tv

Doc Walker help celebrate at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival. - Top Country

Catch Doc Walker at the CCMAs. - Edmonton Sun

Doc Walker give fans the ultimate experience. - Edmonton Journal

Quinton Blair helps raise funds to keep Manitou Opera House. - MyToba

Attica Riots, Nathan Music Co., help celebrate 10 years of Sherbrooke Street Festival. -

Take to the streets this weekend with Attica Riots, Nathan Music Co., and more. - CTV Winnipeg

KEN mode + free buffett = must see show for Chicago. - Chicago Sun Times Voices

Catch a tune from Rhia Rae. - BT Winnipeg

John Norman takes us to Ibiza. - Partysan

Oh My Darling gives some support in Europe. - Veendammer News

Tanya Tagaq takes her voice over seas. - Stiften

Tanya Tagaq goes to Portland. - Portland Monthly

Royal Canoe wants its CBC. - CBC

Royal Albert Arms set to re-open. - The Uniter

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BUILDING NEW MARKETS: Manitoba Music Heads to Australia, Launches Busy Showcase Season

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Mise en Scene at the 2013 Reeperbahn Festival

Manitoba Music is gearing up for a busy fall season of market development events that will connect homegrown talent to influential industry contacts in major music markets in Canada, the U.S., Germany, and Australia. 

Manitoba Music will make its first voyage to Australia to develop connections with key music industry companies in Melbourne and at Brisbane's BigSound 2014. Already a known commodity across the U.S. and U.K., pop/rock pair Mise en Scene will hit the showcase circuit in Melbourne and Brisbane as part of Canadian Blast September 8 and 10, along with the band's Winnipeg-based label, Pipe + Hat. 

Next, Manitoba Music will team up once again with prairie counterparts SaskMusic and Alberta Music to present events in Nashville during the 15th annual Americana Music Festival (AMA), September 16-20. The series of collaborations at international industry events under the BreakOut West banner are vital to the market development and career advancement of Manitoba artists and music companies, and work to strengthen our combined exporting power.

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BreakOut West Announces Second Round of Festival Peformers and Much (Much) More

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WCMA executive director Robyn Stewart and BOW Host Committee chair Sean McManus at Fort Gibraltar, Sep 3

With less than a month away, BreakOut West took over Fort Gibraltar on September 3 for a series of announcements for the upcoming Winnipeg event, which runs October 2-5. New executive director Robyn Stewart and BOW Host Committee chair Sean McManus announced the second round of festival artists and the complete lineup of performers for the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala, which will be hosted at the new Club Regen Event Centre on October 5. Also announced is the lineup for kid-centre event Mini BreakOut West, more details on the weekend's Industry Conference, and the BreakOut West Kickoff Party featuring Dan Mangan. 

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Manitoba Music Launches 2014 Fall/Winter Season of MusicWorks

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DIY Series touring workshop, Oct 2013

Manitoba Music is gearing up for an exciting new season of professional development workshops and training opportunities for the music industry. Kicking off September 11 at Manitoba Music's Resource Centre, MusicWorks presents experienced music industry pros, trend setters, and tastemakers speaking on the most important topics for today’s artists and music industry entrepreneurs.

This year, Manitoba Music continues its popular MusicWorks segment, the DIY Series, for the second year. 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. The series starts with the music business fundamentals that everyone needs to master – radio play, bio writing, social media, touring, and copyright -- and ends with planning a release, showing how each of these pieces fit together to create a cohesive strategy. 

MusicWorks will also host some of the most influential music professionals from across Canada and beyond for the Industry Series. These workshops will feature an in-depth focus on timely topics, including artist management, touring, conference and showcasing, understanding A&R, and more. This season, Manitoba Music will also take the workshops and networking to Brandon, as part of the Manitoba Arts Network's Manitoba Showcase 2014.  

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

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Rhia Rae

The Prairie Barge Festival will keep you busy this weekend. - Winnipeg Sun

Rhia Rae's music grows in new directions. - The Uniter

The Revival remembers a dear friend. - Global Winnipeg

SC Mira treats us to tour dates and a new EP. - Exclaim!

Federal Lights brings great lyrics to Europe. - Stadt Kind

Get an exklusive look at Federal Lights' new video. - Motor

Federal Lights hits the autobahn. - Was is hier eigentlich los?

Del Barber is gone fishing, and writing, and touring. - Pique

Sweet Alibi help kick off the Kenmor fall season. - Pembina Today

Tanya Tagaq puts her voice to the big screen. - Correio do Minho

Tanya Tagaq is unapologetic. - CBC Q

Attica Riots, Nathan Music Co., and more take over Sherbrook Street. - The Metro

Cara Luft and JP Hoe make a splash at Shrewsbury Festival. - Shropshire Star

Cara Luft and JD Edwards have a love affair with the UK. - Three Chords and The Truth

Hangout with Royal Canoe. - Exclaim!

Royal Canoe nominated for a CASBY. - Corus Ent

The Bros. LandrethRoyal Canoe, and more help launch the CMHR. - CBC News

KEN mode hits the road. - Metal Underground

Chic Gamine lures with nostalgia. - Stadt Kind

Marco Castillo and Trio Bembe spice up Bannatyne. - Free News Pos

Shotgun Jimmie heads to the big smoke for the Bloor Ossington Folk Fest. - Exclaim!

Shotgun Jimmie collaborates on a northern getaway. - Exclaim!

Amber Epp adds some awards to her resume. - Winnipeg Free Press

The Duhks play host for the weekend. - Providence Journal

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Showcase Opportunity: Manitoba Music at Manitoba Showcase 2014

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Manitoba Music is presenting a showcase at the Royal Oak Inn in Brandon on October 24 during the Manitoba Arts Networks’ Manitoba Showcase 2014. This event is an excellent opportunity to network with and perform for delegates from arts organizations across the province as well as visiting music industry professionals. DEADLINE: September 11, 2014

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The Prairie Barge Festival to Showcase the Music, Art, and Culture of Manitoba & Saskatchewan on Dry Land

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Sol James performs at the Prairie Barge Festival announcement

The prairie borders are being erased for one big, free outdoor party on Labour Day Weekend. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are celebrating the Year of Music together for The Prairie Barge Festival, showcasing the vibrant talent of our two provinces just a few feet away from the Assiniboine River.

“Moving the stage a few inches up on to land won’t interfere with the incredible prairie talent, or the beautiful backdrop of the river,” says Paul Jordan, CEO, The Forks North Portage Partnership. 

Presented by founding legacy partner, Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Music, and Creative Saskatchewan, the festival runs August 29-31 in The Forks Historic Port, and promises three days of music, art, and culture. While high waters have grounded the barge this year, the fun will still play on the famed stage, which has hosted countless artists over its multi-year history.

The festival will feature performances from a diverse collection of acclaimed artists spanning the genres. Cellist and composer Leanne Zacharias, folk artist Keiffer McLean, alt rockers League of Wolves, pop/rock pair Mise en Scene, indie blues rock band The PistolWhips, indie folk/pop outfit Yes We Mystic will take over the stage on Friday and Saturday, joining already announced artists JUNO Award-winning soul/pop outfit Chic Gamine, alt-country favourites The Deep Dark Woods, 2014 Western Canadian Music Award nominee marijosée, singer/songwriter and former Waltons front man Jason Plumb, and a spectacular outdoor performance from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

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

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Red Moon Road

Aboriginal Music Week will keep you busy this weekend. - MyToba

Discover your new favorite emerging artist at Aboriginal Music Week. - APTN

IsKwé gets the attention she deserves. - Winnipeg Free Press + free download

Take Me To The Pilot sits down for breakfast chats. - CTV Winnipeg

marijosee is all over the map. - Words and Music

Red Moon Road and Royal Canoe grabs the attention of the crowd at Hillside. - A Music Blog, Yea?

John Norman is Canada's answer to the techno question. - Minimal Spieltrieb

Tanya Tagaq's ferocious performance gives goosebumps. - Independent

Halifax Pop Explosion adds Tanya Tagaq to the lineup. - Exclaim!

Royal Canoe gets AIM nod for "Birthday" video. - NME

Rise and shine with Kevin Roy. - BT Winnipeg

Desiree Dorion and Winnipeg Boyz are among performers at APCMAs. - NCIFM

Chic Gamine is among the artists set to play Prairie Barge Fest. - Access Winnipeg

Doc Walker gives us a taste of new music. - CJFW

Cara Luft and JP Hoe are a top act for Shrewsbury Folk Fest. - Shropshire Live

Mahogany Frog hops back to writing. - Planet S

The Weakerthans gets reviewed, retrospectively. - Noisey

Get a taste of Morden Corn & Apple Fest. - BT Winnipeg

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Appel de candidatures : Camp de la musique francophone de l’ouest canadien

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Manitoba Music, à travers son programme de musique francophone, présente une première édition du Camp de la musique francophone de l’ouest canadien au lac Falcon (MB) du 24 au 28 novembre 2014.

L’objectif de cette activité est d’offrir à 8 artistes de niveau intermédiaire de l’ouest canadien l’occasion de se rassembler en milieu isolé pendant 5 jours intensifs de développement artistique et professionnel.

DATE LIMITE DE SOUMISSION : le 11 septembre 2014

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Aboriginal Music Week Celebrates Music Without Borders

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The summer of music festivals continues with the sixth annual edition of Aboriginal Music Week. Running August 20-24 in various Winnipeg venues, this year's fest will feature a number of free and tickets shows as well as community celebrations, workshops, film events, and industry networking. 

AMW will play host to a number of touring acts, including first visits from emcee Tall Paul, violinist Laura Ortman, music producer Astronomar, and hip hop duo Mob Bounce, and guitarist Logan Staats. JUNO Award winners George Leach and Leela Gilday are both set to return, along with pop singer Inez Jasper, prehispanico music creator DJ Javier Estrada, and more

Homegrown talent also plays a big part on the bill this year, including performances from award-winning rock outfit Eagle & Hawk, Métis fiddlers Darren Lavallee and Melissa St. Goddard, trip hop singer and 2014 Western Canadian Music Award nominee Iskwé, funk-rockers Burnt-Project 1, champion drum group Spirit Sands Singers, rockers The Mosquitoz, country chanteuse Frannie Klein.


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

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KEN mode

MEME brings the beats downtown. - Winnipeg Free Press

Chic Gamine and marijosée among the artists to play Bargefest. -

The Searchlight is on Chic Gamine. - Panic Manual

Chic Gamine lends some vocals. - Winnipeg Free Press

Royal Canoe heats things up. - Exclaim!

Royal Canoe is splendid on all levels. - RTBF

Royal Canoe's Birthday video gets an overseas nod. -  FACT

"Birthday" video lands Royal Canoe an AIM Award nod. - Belfast Telegraph

Royal Canoe gets nomination for AIM Award. - Music Week

KEN mode teases the crowd with a new tune. - Brooklyn Vegan

The Sturgeons capture a Manitoba summer in one album. - Stylus

Keith and Renee's homegrown talent is something to be proud of. - MyToba

Winnipeg gets the blues, and the BBQ too. - BT Winnipeg

Tanya Tagaq at Atmosphere Gathering is a can't miss show. - Exclaim!

Red Moon Road sings the gospel at Summerfolk. - The Sun Times

Mayoral candidate follows Britney and... Sweet Alibi, Les Jupes. - Winnipeg Sun

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MEME Turns Winnipeg Into Multimedia Playground

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For four days this month, MEME is turning Winnipeg into a great big multimedia playground. The annual festival, which runs August 14-17, features DJs and artists from across the world and right here at home who will be showcasing music and digital art in venues like the Pyramid Cabaret, Union Sound Hall, and outdoors at The Cube stage.

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Rainbow Trout Music Festival Celebrates New Local Music

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For music fans looking to discover new artists at a small festival in the pristine outdoors, the Rainbow Trout Music Festival (RTMF) might be the perfect summer event. The sixth annual event, which runs August 15-17 just south of St. Malo, offers three days of music, camping, swimming, crafts, and more. 

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

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The Sturgeons

Manitoba SongCamp makes new songs and new friends. - The Uniter

John Norman steps up as artist ambassador for MEME Festival. - Stylus + FREE download

Winnipeg gets electronic as MEME takes over. - The Uniter

John K. Samson's precision with words is something to admire. - Toronto Life

Rainbow Trout Music Festival may be the best time you have all summer. - The Uniter

Fred Penner traded in economics for acoustics. - CBC Player

The Sturgeons will charm you with nostalgia. - The Gauntlet

This is a great new album from The Sturgeons. - The Uniter

Tanya Tagaq's album is a top of 2014 so far. - Exclaim!

Royal Canoe wins over the crowd at Osheaga. - Exclaim!

Take a roadtrip with Royal Canoe. - CBC Music

Royal Canoe is a little weird, in the best way possible. - Much Music

Royal Canoe makes a splash with new video and tour dates. - Exclaim!

Surprise Party put its Heart of Love on the line. - Stylus

Chic Gamine lends some vocals. - Vancouver Sun

Chic Gamine is a very good reason to attend Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival. - Calgary Herald

Morden Corn & Apple Fest brings big fun to the small town. - The Uniter

Rise and shine with Kevin Roy. - BT Winnipeg

Vampires come to life. - Stylus

Find out what is on Keri Latimer's night table. - Winnipeg Free Press

Harvest Sun Music Festival shines bright. - The Uniter

The Perpetrators get the blues in Kitchener. - The Record

Sweet Alibi headlines Summer Folk Fest in Portage la Prairie. - Portage Daily Graphic

SC Mira, The Revival, and The Noble Thiefs stretch out at Mile of Music. - Green Bay Press Gazette

Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Fest is the perfect marriage of food and music. - The Uniter

The Duhks' new album is well worth the wait. - Winnipeg Free Press

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The Prairie Barge Festival to Showcase the Music, Art, and Culture of Manitoba and Saskatchewan

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Chic Gamine (Photo: Janine Kropla)

The prairie borders are being erased for one big, free outdoor party on Labour Day Weekend. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are celebrating the Year of Music together for The Prairie Barge Festival, showcasing the vibrant talent of our two provinces.

Presented by founding legacy partner, Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Music, and Creative Saskatchewan, the festival runs August 29-31 in The Forks Historic Port, and promises three days of music, art, and culture.

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Market Development Opportunity: Manitoba Music in Nashville

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We are now accepting submissions of interest from artists and artist representatives to participate in an industry networking event in Nashville, TN, September 16, 2014. This is an opportunity to network with Nashville-based music publishers, agents, promoters, songwriters, and more. There may be limited opportunities for a short showcase performance. Participants in this event should be export ready with a strong rationale and existing activities/contacts in Nashville. DEADLINE: August 21, 2014

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Aboriginal Music Week

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The summer of music festivals continues with the sixth annual edition of Aboriginal Music Week. Running August 20-24 in various Winnipeg venues, this year's fest will feature a number of free and tickets shows as well as community celebrations, workshops, film events, industry networking, and more. 

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

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Sc Mira (Photo: Travis Ross)

We talk Loft Sessions, SongCamp, and live music with Jenna Khan! - BT Winnipeg

BreakOut West gets ready to invade Winnipeg. - Shaw TV

Islendingadagurinn celebrates 125 years. -

Embrace your inner viking at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba. - The Uniter

Stephen Carroll joins Manitoba Film & Music team. -

Give your ears a taste of Aboriginal Music Week. - Revolutions Per Minute

Start planning your nights with the Aboriginal Music Week festival lineup. - MyToba

Aboriginal Music Week reveals festival lineup. -

Crooked Brothers show some true Canadian manners. - Exclaim!

The Mariachi Ghost makes use of many influences. - La Prensa Grafica

Watch Royal Canoe's visual love letter to Winnipeg. - Winnipeg Free Press

Royal Canoe discusses what festivals are like from the stage. - Montreal Rampage

Royal Canoe is an underdog act to see at Osheaga. - The Main

Royal Canoe makes their own tourism video of sorts. - Oak + Oar

Royal Canoe finds beauty in the flaws. - CBC Scene

Tanya Tagaq takes culture across the pond. - RTE

Sc Mira sees some bright days ahead. - Green Bay Press Gazette

Chic Gamine brings something fresh to Hornby. - Times Colonist

Chic Gamine takes its new sound to the west coast. - ICI Radio-Canada

John Norman gives great birthday gifts. - Robotic Peacock

The Bros. Landreth join Del Barber and The Duhks at Americanafest. - The Post

Don Amero rocks the island. - BC Local News

Don Amero inspires blue skies. - The Williams Lake Tribune

The Duhks bring its spine-rattling groove to FreshGrass. - North Adams

The Duhks have a powerful pressence. - The Roanoke Times

Potato salad is no joke for The Unbelievable Bargains. - Stylus

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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 (formerly OCFF) in Toronto, October 16-19, 2014. 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: August 21, 2014

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Call for Submissions: Promotional Video Series for Aboriginal Artists

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Manitoba Music is creating a series of live performance videos of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit artists to be used for online promotion. The series will feature staged performances of new music by Aboriginal members of Manitoba Music. The videos will be distributed online by Manitoba Music and used in promoting showcases and events. They will be targeted to music fans, industry professionals, and media and can be used by the artists for marketing purposes. DEADLINE: September 2, 2014

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Islendingadagurinn Celebrates 125 Years

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Brooke Palsson

Manitoba's Year of Music celebration continues with another fantastic summer of festival this long weekend. This year marks the 125th anniversary for Islendingadagurinn or the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, which celebrates Icelandic culture and heritage... and throws one heck of a party in Gimli. 

Running August 1-4, the event -- the second oldest continuous ethnic festival in North America -- offers food, crafts, games, competitions, sport, and even a Viking village. It also offers music fans three nights and two days of live music. This year's lineup is a diverse bunch, from alt-country to indie pop to jazz-tinged Mexican prog rock, featuring a big local contingent. 

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

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John Norman

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. -

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. -

Aboriginal Music Week helps make connections. -

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. -

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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BreakOut West Announcements First Round of Festival Performers, WCMA Hall of Fame, Industry Builder, and Heritage Awards

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Festival act The Treble live at the BreakOut West news conference, July 22

With the nominees for the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards already announced, it’s time to reveal the performers for the BreakOut West Music Festival, happening October 3-4 in Winnipeg, MB. With many more performers yet to be announced the first round already sees quite a few WCMA nominees taking the stage at the two-day festival

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

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Adam Hanney (Photo: Alyssa Arnold Photography)

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. -

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. -

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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Tanya Tagaq

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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MANITOBA MUSIC LIVE AT THE CUBE: Manitoba Music and Exchange District BIZ Serve Up Local Sounds for Summer Concert Series

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Sons of York kick off Manitoba Music Live at The Cube on August 1

Homegrown talent is on the menu at Old Market Square this summer. The Exchange District BIZ is teaming up with Manitoba Music to present a series of free lunch hour concerts highlighting local artists at The Cube stage throughout August.

Running noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Manitoba Music Live at The Cube kicks off August 1 with rock’n’roll faves Sons of York for a launch event hosted by Breakfast Television’s Jenna Khan. The series’ diverse lineup runs the gamut from the indie pop to country to soulful roots, featuring performances from JUNO Award nominee Don Amero, Western Canadian Music Award-nominated roots trio Sweet Alibi, pop/rock outfit The Treble, ukulele-wielding singer/songwriter Brooke Palsson, and pop newcomer Sc Mira.

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