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The Pepetrators' Jay Nowicki (Photo: Mike Latschislaw)

Deuxième Rame à la rencontre au Festival du Voyageur. - Ici Radio-Canada

Ezi Margolis puts pen to the paper. - The Uniter

Del Barber helps set the mood at a Fortunate weekend. - CBC

Del Barber heads east. - The Chronicle Herald

Your love for Stocatta will stay. - Sleeping Bag Studios + FREE download

The Lytics set to take off on a Great Escape. - NME

Ashes and Dreams serves some delicious alternative music. - Music Canada

Ashes and Dreams talks about inspiration. - Lyreka

Rayannah celebreates CD release at the WECC. -

Fan-funded album release for Romi Mayes set for WECC. - MyToba

Romi Mayes' fans help launch CD. - Winnipeg Free Press

Tanya Tagaq lends her voice. - Classicalite

If you haven't yet, listen to Tanya Tagaq ASAP. - Much Music

Tanya Tagaq is a highlight of the north. - A Luxury Travel Blog

Camerata Nova takes audience on a trip through time. - Winnipeg Free Press

Ruth Moody takes on vocals for a friend. - Press People

The Bros. Landreth are going places. - Pollstar

The Bros. Landreth mix a little north with south. - Folk Alley

Sierra Noble de-stresses. - Interlake Today

Fred Penner is a must-see at this year's JUNO events. - Indie 88

Festival du Voyageur heats things up. - Winnipeg Free Press

The cold doesn't deter folks from Festival du Voyageur. - Global News BC

Festival du Voyageur a success. - ici radio canada

The Perpetrators get the mid-winter blues. - The Province

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Performance Opportunity: Manitoba Live at The Cube

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The Exchange District BIZ and Manitoba Music are partnering once again to present a series of noon hour concerts at The Cube stage in Old Market Square. The series will celebrate Manitoba artists over the month of August in the setting of Winnipeg’s historic and bustling Exchange District. All events are free and open to the public. DEADLINE: March 20, 2015

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Manitoba Music Intern Opportunity: Music Industry Research Intern

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Manitoba Music is seeking an organized, personable, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual to assist our staff in music industry research such as collecting vital information on the activities of Manitoba artists and companies, updating international music industry information, and creating web and social media content. DEADLINE: March 5, 2015

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Curling for a Cause: Sponsors Announced, City Launches Video for Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel

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JP Hoe, Andrina Turenne, Donna Evans, and Jenna Khan in one of this year's curling videos

As the local music community readies its brooms to rock the house, City Winnipeg's Wheeler in the Morning has produced and launched a fun new series of curling videos to highlight the Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel in support of the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund. 

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

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Curtis Nowosad (Photo: Rachel Boese)

Manitoba Music welcomes Anthony Augustine on board. - ChrisD

Curtis Nowosad follows up with Dialectics. - Jazz News 

Keith and Renee's Feel Good Thing makes waves. - Winnipeg Free Press

Ruth Moody pays a visit to Australia. - The Music

Australia stumbles upon Ruth Moody. - The AU Review

Mobina Galore fills the void. - Stylus

Autumn Still grows from challenges. - Global News

Autumn Still plays a tune out in the cold. - Cold City Acoustic

Get to know Bleed American, track by track. - The Permanent Rain Press

Festival du Voyageur carries tradition. - Winnipeg Free Press

It wouldn't be Festival du Voyageur without cold weather. - CBC

Del Barber and more set to play JUNOfest. - 900 CHML

Fred Penner among the JUNO Songwriters' Circle performers. - Globe Advisor

The Bros. Landreth pack the venues. - Y108

The New Wild finds big sound in minimal set up. - Stylus

Leaf Rapids takes the stage at the WECC. - MyToba

The Perpetrators give our neighbours the blues. - CBC

Tanya Tagaq speaks up. - The Star Pheonix

Dirty Catfish Brass Band talks about the ups and downs of the scene. - The Uniter

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

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Manitoba Music On Ice ready to warm up The Forks. - MyToba

Performer list unveiled for Manitoba Music On Ice. - ChrisD. Ca

Lace up those skates at glide to Manitoba Music On Ice. - Winnipeg Sun

Rame à la rencontre returns to Festival du Voyageur. -

Festival du Voyageur kicks off its 46th winter. - Winnipeg Free Press

The Cootie Club  hopes to be small bridge gender gap on and off Winnipeg's stages - CBC Manitoba

ATLAAS at The Cootie Club is one of the weekend's top picks. - CBC Manitoba

Manitoba musicians flock south for Folk Alliance. -

Red Moon Road among the Manitobans heading to Kansas City. - 7309 CKDM + Loft Sessions

Ghost Twin's first single is brilliant, ominous. - Silent Shout

Ash Koley is back. - CTV Winnipeg

Carly Dow and Logan McKillop share musical inspiration. - The Uniter

Carly Dow and more bring Tuesdays alive at Times Change(d) . - Winnipeg Sun

The Bros. Landreth are calm and collected. - Nashville Gab

FINN hangout around the campfire (...sorta). - Campfire WPG

There's a Mariachi Ghost in the house... - The Uniter

Del Barber's in come good company. - Folk Alley

Royal Canoe conjures up strange, smoky visions of the modern world. - Eleven PDX

Tanya Tagaq finds harmony. - The Independent

Ruth Moody finds inspiration in new places. - New Zealand Herald

Fred Penner stirs up memories. - Moose Jaw Times Herald

West End Cultural Centre switches it up. - Winnipeg Free Press

Grand Analog offers up a taste of its upcoming album. - The Crag and Canyon

Sierra Noble to headline 2015 Pan Am Games Aboriginal Pavilion. - NationTalk

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards become the Indigenous Music Awards. - Winnipeg Free Press

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Call for Submissions: Manitoba Music Winter Songwriter Retreat

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Manitoba Music and FortWhyte Alive are teaming up to present the Manitoba Music Winter Songwriter Retreat 2015. The three-day co-writing retreat will bring nine emerging songwriters together to strengthen their songwriting chops through collaboration at a secluded lakeside field station and architecturally unique cabins at FortWhyte Alive, March 29-31, 2015. DEADLINE: March 5, 2015

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Manitoba Acts Head to Kansas City for International Folk Alliance

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Clockwise from top left: The Small Glories, Red Moon Road, Leaf Rapids, Sweet Alibi

Manitoba is bringing a little prairie weather to the "Show-Me-State" next week. Four local acts are gearing up to showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference (FAI), the premier professional development conference focused on folk, roots, multicultural, and world music in North America. The 27th annual event runs February 19-22 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Welcome new members to Manitoba Music

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Lakes and Pines

Snowy weather and cold temperatures haven't kept our membership department from heating up! Take a moment to check out new Manitoba Music members that joined in December and January.

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RAME À LA RENCONTRE: Manitoba Music's Francophone Music Program Hosts Industry Event During Festival du Voyageur

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Alpha Toshineza

Francophone music entrepreneurs from across Western Canada are getting ready to gather in Winnipeg this month for an event focused on building key music business connections and creating career development opportunities.

Presented through Manitoba Music's Francophone initiative, La musique francophone de l'ouest canadien and dubbed Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone, the event builds on the success of last year’s inaugural Rame à la rencontre and a Montreal edition in October.

Running February 20 and 21, in conjunction with Festival du Voyageur, Rame à la rencontre features two showcases and an afternoon industry panel as well as networking opportunities and one-on one meetings for participants. The event offers the Francophone music community a rare opportunity to connect with the industry tastemakers, showcase their talents, and continue to learn about the business of breaking into Francophone markets.

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

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Bleed American

Manitoba music hits the ice. - Winnipeg Free Press

Local artists heat things up for Manitoba Music On Ice. -

Bleed American gives us a taste of the upcoming full-length. - Absolute Punk

Petric hits the road. - QX104 FM

Curtis Nowosad returns with a new album. - Winnipeg Free Press

Autumn Still will leave you wandering and wondering. - Gray Owl Point

The Lytics set to play The Great Escape. - Entertainment Focus

Sheena Grobb gives us a taste of her songs and upcoming tour. - Global News

LuLu and The Tomcat land a JUNO nod. - Pembina Today

The Bros. Landreth go live. - CMT Edge

The Bros. Landreth hit the airwaves. - Music City Roots

Ruth Moody heads back to her roots. - Milton Ulladulla Times

Leanne Pearson trades in the track for the stage. - MyToba

Big Ears Festival announces lineup, including Tanya Tagaq. - Local 8 Now

Tanya Tagaq rounds up three nominations for the 2015 JUNO Awards. - CBC

Tanya Tagaq is a different type of pop culture. - The Arts Desk

Ridley Bent rocks the river. - Castanet

Design behind Steve Bell's Pilgrimage packaging earns a JUNO nod. - MyToba

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Performance Opportunity: Canada Day at The Forks

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Manitoba Music is coordinating live performances on multiple stages including the main stage at The Forks on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 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. DEADLINE: February 26, 2015

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Manitoba Artists Bring Music to Warming Huts Along the Red River Mutual Trail

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Neil Watson Trio played Hygge House at Manitoba Music On Ice 2014 (Photo: J.Senft Photography)

Manitoba Music and The Forks are once again teaming up with local festivals and venues to warm up the frozen ice on the Louis Riel Day Weekend. Brave Manitoba musicians will put on their warmest winter wear for an acoustic afternoon of live music at the innovative Warming Huts on the Red River Mutual Trail for the third edition of Manitoba Music On Ice on Sunday, February 15. 

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Manitoba Music and Canada Council Launch Market Builder Residency for Aboriginal Artists and Industry

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Leonard Sumner

Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are set to launch a new project, the Market Builder Residency for Aboriginal Artists and Industry. Running February 8-13, 2015 in Toronto through Manitoba Music's Aboriginal Music Program, Market Builder provides a unique opportunity for seven export ready artists and four music entrepreneurs from across Canada to connect with industry leaders and exceptional creators in Toronto.

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

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The Lytics

Big Fun lives up to its name. - CBC

Don't let the cold stop you from having Big Fun. - Winnipeg Free Press

Big Fun will keep you moving. - The Uniter

KEN mode are in Big Fun mode. - Winnipeg Sun

Nirvana ruined KEN mode's life. - Metro

Manitobans rack up the JUNO nominations. - CBC

Local JUNO nominees predicted to win. - Noisey

The Bros. Landreth shine bright. - Washington Times

Camerata Nova challenges audiences at New Music Festival. - Winnipeg Free Press

Grand Analog hits the road. - MyToba

The Lytics head across the pound. - Fact Mag

The Great Escape includes The Lytics in the 2015 lineup. - Festival Info

The Lytics go on a Great Escape. - Free News Pos

CMW brings The Lytics to the Big Smoke. - Sorstu

The Park Theatre has a lot to celebrate. - Metro

CBC Music Festival puts Fred Penner on the stage. - CBC

SXSW announces full lineup, including JP Hoe. - Paste Magazine

The Good Will sets a good message. - The Uniter

Tanya Tagaq is free. - New Yorker

Winnipeg Folk Fest takes over Thursdays. - The Manitoban

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Submissions Now Open for “Under 25” Music Compilation

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Manitoba Music and ACI Manitoba have teamed up for the seventh 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 project is now accepting submissions from young Manitoba bands and solo artists. This multi-genre compilation will feature new music by young Manitoba artists and will help promote young artists to music industry companies and local media. Deadline: February 19, 2015

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Meet the January Music Meeting Panelists

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The pencils are sharpened and the schedules are done... 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. 

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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Manitoba Artists Land Nods for The 2015 JUNO Awards

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Tanya Tagaq

The 2015 JUNO Awards may be on their way from Winnipeg to Hamilton, but Manitoba artists are still speaking music. Homegrown acts are up for several awards, including nine nominations for artists that currently call Manitoba home. The nominees for the 44th annual awards were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) on January 27. Canada’s music awards are headed for Hamilton for JUNO Week, March 9-15, 2015. This year's nominees include Tanya Tagaq, Del Barber, The Bros. Landreth, Fred Penner, LuLu et le Matou, and more.

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Big Fun is Ready to Warm Up Your January

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KEN mode hits the Sherbrook Inn on January 30

It's time for some Big Fun. Big Fun Festival, that is. 

Big Fun kicks off its fourth fest January 28, taking over Winnipeg stages for five nights of live music. This year, the indie music festival has expanded, adding an extra day and offering a dozen shows featuring over 40 acts, including many headlining locals. 

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

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The Catamounts

The Good Will set some good rules. - CBC

This time, it's Manitoba Music's turn in the spotlight. - National Music Centre

Put your winter woes aside and have some Big Fun. - Make a Little Noise

The Dust Rhinos are a staple of Festival du Voyageur. - Vacay + FREE download

Jess Reimer looks to locals for inspiration. - Winnipeg Free Press + Loft Sessions

Jess Reimer follows her natural voice. - The Uniter

Festival du Voyageur announces 2015 lineup. - Winnipeg Free Press

Kevin Roy and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner of Red Moon Road go pop punk, kinda. - The Manitoban

Kevin Roy warms up the crowd for The Proud Sons. - Plugin Mag

Keith and Renee's new album has more hooks than a tackle box. - Winnipeg Free Press

Ruth Moody helps out a pal. - TV Net

If you can read Russian and like Ruth Moody, this articles for you. - NewsMuz

KEN mode can't keep still. - Stylus

Vince Fontaine takes part in Music 'N' Mavens. - Souwester

Steve Bell has accomplished a lot in 25 years. - Western Catholic Reporter

Odanah's Blood and Sour Mash is anything but condensed. - Stylus

John Norman stays busy. - FAZE Mag

Tanya Tagaq is a must-know of 2015. - Rolling Stone

Tanya Tagaq grabs attention with heaving ferocity. - NY Times

Next for Tanya Tagaq is global domination. - The Independent

You have questions, The Catamounts have answers. - Stylus

Greg MacPherson will blow you away. - The Coast

Royal Canoe and Vikings kept the crowd moving. - The Manitoban

Times Change(d) lives it up by celebrating 14 years. - Canstar

Just like the cat, Fred Penner came back. - Moose Jaw Times Herald

Union Sound Hall brings people together. - The Manitoban

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Call for Submissions: Aboriginal Artist CDs and One-sheets for the Reservation Economic Summit

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Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) will be distributing marketing materials for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit members at the 2015 Reservation Economic Summit trade show in Las Vegas, March 9-12, 2015. There will only be enough display space for up to six CDs and 20 one-sheets from AMP participants. The main goal of the trade show booth is to encourage Native American community leaders to book Aboriginal artists from Manitoba for live performances in their communities. DEADLINE: February 26, 2015

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

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The New Wild (Photo: David Guezen)

National Industry gathers in Winnipeg for January Music Meeting. -

Get in bed with Chic Gamine. - In Bed With

Chic Gamine inspires. - Go Up State

KEN mode talks Success. - Winnipeg Free Press

Festival du Voyageur puts locals at centre stage. - Winnipeg Free Press

2015 lineup for Festival du Voyageur announced. -

The New Wild brings us dirt and grit, in a good way. - The Uniter

Big Fun and New Music Festival will keep you busy this winter. - The Manitoban

The Small Glories hit the road. - Camrose Canadian

Time(s) Changed turns 14. - Winnipeg Sun

Winnipeg Folk Festival teams up with The Good Will for Thursday showcases. -

Carey J. Buss believes in quality over quantity. - The Uniter

Ruth Moody pops up on new Mark Knopfler album. - Italpress

Ruth Moody lends a tune. - First Online

Mark Knopfler gets a guest appearance from Ruth Moody. - Efe Eme

Greek Riots branches out. - The Manitoban

Autumn Still moves forward. - The Uniter

You could call Tanya Tagaq Inuk punk. - Broadway World

Tanya Tagaq's performances are beyond words. - Noisey

Bonnaroo includes Tanya Tagaq in 2015 lineup. - 102.1 The Edge

Tanya Tagaq's music is felt locally and abroad. - ici radio-canada

Tanya Tagaq gets edgy at High Flying Rodeo. - The Globe and Mail

Pipe & Hat's Tim Jones takes management beyond business. - The Uniter

Catch a look at Royal Canoe live. - Baeblemusic

Royal Canoe and Vikings heat things up at Frost Fest. - The Manitoban

Somebody Language takes on many forms. - The Uniter

Leonard Sumner, and Ali Fontaine to perform on late night TV. - Indian Country Today

Don Amero is in focus. - Indian Country Today

The Janzen Boys keep it in the family. - The Uniter

Keith and Renee celebrate their album release at The Park Theatre. - 730 CFDM

Keith and Renee start the year feeling good. -

J. Williamez embraces good and evil. - The Uniter

Red Moon Road brings it back home. - Pembina Today

The West End Cultural Centre is here to stay. - The Uniter

Hear some tunes from Federal Lights, John K. Samson and Cassidy Mann. - CBC

At home with John K. Samson and Christine Fellows. - The Uniter

Jazz Winnipeg kicks off Nu Sounds Series. -

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Performance Opportunity: Music PEI Conference and Festival

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Manitoba Music is accepting submissions from performing songwriters or bands interested in participating in a new songwriters conference and festival hosted by Music PEI. The PEI SongWorks Conference and festival will include an opportunity for Manitoba artists to mentor Prince Edward Island songwriters, to perform for PEI audiences, and to showcase and pitch songs to international music supervisors and publishers from across Canada and the U.S. The event will take place May 11-17, 2015 at various locations in PEI. The event will consist of demo writing and recording, songwriting workshops, and showcase performances at various venues in Charlottetown, Summerside, and Georgetown. DEADLINE: January 15, 2015

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Music Industry Gathering Heats Up Winnipeg in the Middle of Winter

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Manitoba Music is heating things up in the middle of winter with its second annual industry gathering, January Music Meeting.

Running January 30 to February 1 in Winnipeg, the event welcomes some of Canada’s top music industry pros in a conference format that includes panels, workshops, 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 ever-changing music business.

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