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.
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 manitobamusic.com, Manitoba Fresh returns this month with a feature on isKwé. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week's roundup of recent blogger tips and techniques for musicians from around the web includes info about making a music video on a budget, touring Europe, choosing a recording studio, and overcoming writer's block...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Manitoba Music, in partnership with BreakOut West, will coordinate showcases and networking activities in Winnipeg with international industry delegates in Winnipeg ahead of BreakOut West in Victoria this September. DEADLINE: July 30, 2015
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
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
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
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