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
We’re looking for a friendly, organized, creative, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and outgoing individual to join our team as our Administrative & Communications Assistant. The ideal candidate is passionate about music, works well under pressure, has good problem-solving skills, can switch quickly between tasks, and doesn’t mind working flexible hours on occasion. This is a fantastic opportunity for an entry-level communications or admin professional who wishes to expand their skill base and knowledge, and take an active role in an exciting industry. Deadline for applications: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 4PM
It’s tough being a music industry misfit. While other bands fit neatly into pre-existing scenes, ready for radio play and eager fans, or create work which can be imagined through an erratic list of comparisons, Winnipeg’s The Mariachi Ghost is a little more nebulous. Heck, they can’t even fit in your average family-size mini-van.
With the nominees for the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards already announced, it’s time to reveal the performers for the BreakOut West Music Festival. The showcases will run alongside Rifflandia Festival at venues across Victoria, September 17-20, 2015. Over 60 of Western Canada's best up-and-coming acts are set to perform at the two-night festival, including Manitoba WCMA nominees Dee Erin Band and Ridley Bent, as well as Attica Riots, Iskwé, Sc Mira, The Noble Thiefs, The Treble, and Yes We Mystic.
Manitoba is home to some of the best musicians in Canada and the Winnipeg Folk Festival strives bring their music to new audiences. The Festival is committed to helping local artists advance their careers and, as a result, presents many Manitoban artists on stages around the city year-round as well as at the festival every July. This year, once again, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, along with Manitoba Music and Manitoba Film & Music, has set the stage for an all-Manitoban celebration.
From top left: Bobby Desjarlais, Cassidy Mann, Chantel Emond, Dylan MacDonald, Grant Davidson, Katlin Mathison, Natalie Bohrn, and Tyler Del Pino
Manitoba Music is gearing up for the latest edition in its songwriter development series with the help of a Bell Media national songwriting initiative. Slated for July 5-8, the Manitoba Music Summer Songwriter Retreat will combine co-writing opportunities with creative and business mentorship, connecting industry heavy-hitters with emerging Manitoba talent to strengthen their songwriting chops through collaboration.
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 Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter JP Hoe, learning how to put the odds in his favour has allowed him to create his own luck and his own success.
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 kicks off with The Revival. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...
Manitoba Music is teaming up with Winnipeg’s pop/alternative station, Fresh Radio, for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh.
Launching justin in time for Canada Day, the new project will introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. To help music fans get to know some of the hottest bands coming out of this province, Manitoba Fresh will feature on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles on manitobamusic.com.
Electro rock favourite The Revival is the first Manitoba Fresh act, just in time for the band’s blistering set at Canada Day at The Forks’ Under the Canopy stage
Canada's longest running country music festival is gearing up for a busy weekend of music and fun. Dauphin's Countryfest, now in its 26th year, kicks off is annual festivities on June 25 and runs until June 28, hosting over 20 mainstage acts plus two additional stages with bands spanning the genres from country to rock to roots.
Manitoba Music announced its new Board of Directors for 2015-16 and celebrated another busy and exciting year at its Annual General Meeting on June 24 at new Winnipeg music hotspot, The Good Will Social Club.
Manitoba artists have netted 14 nominations for the Indigenous Music Awards, which changed from the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards earlier this year. The nominees were announced at a press conference on June 23 at Portage Place. The hardware will be handed out at the 10th annual gala awards show at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on September 11, 2015 and the invite-only Ohshkii Awards Night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on September 10. Nominees include Indian City, Dee Erin Band, The Deeds, NCI FM, and more.
This week's roundup of recent blogger tips and techniques for musicians from around the web includes info about proper tagging for audio files, exploring tempo in songwriting, sampling, music video strategy, and advice on buying the right microphone...
Manitoba bands are heading to Cowtown this week for one of Canada's top music fests. Sled Island kicks off its run on June 24, taking over venues across Calgary for five nights. Eight local acts are making the trip, including noisey post-punks Pop Crimes, shoegaze garage-rockers Vampires, resurrected bass-and-drum act Duotang, noise-rock Tunic, indie pop-punk group The Zorgs, and more.
Manitoba Music, à travers son programme de musique francophone, présente une quatrième édition de l’événement contact, Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone, à Montréal le 27 et 28 octobre 2015. L’objectif de cet événement est de rapprocher des artistes-entrepreneurs francophones de l’Ouest canadien avec des professionnels de l’industrie de la musique francophone. DATE LIMITE DE SOUMISSION : le jeudi 9 juillet 2015
Manitoba Music and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are joining forces this month to connect local Aboriginal artists and music entrepreneurs with key industry pros from across Canada and beyond. Running June 20-22 in Winnipeg through Manitoba Music's Aboriginal Music Program, the new project provides a unique opportunity to meet with and learn from a delegation of managers, presenters, and mentors during APTN’s annual Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration.
Festival season is officially underway as the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival brings the party downtown for its 2015 edition. One of the summer's best sources for live local music, the venerable downtown fest kicks things off with a free opening weekend at The Cube in the heart of the Exchange District, June 11-21.
Manitoba Live at Canada Day at The Forks in 2014 (Photo: J.Senft Photography)
Manitoba Music and The Forks are turning up the volume on Canada Day this year with a stellar lineup of local talent on three stages, presented by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. Performing for an audience of thousands who gather at The Forks to celebrate our nation’s birthday, Manitoba Live will feature performances from over a dozen acts spanning just about every genre, culminating in a remarkable onstage collaboration between fun-soaked rock outfit Attica Riots and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Check out this week's roundup of recent blogger tips and techniques for musicians from around the web. Find out more about feedback in songwriting, playing unconventional venues, networking tips, merchandising made simple, and management options.
In the music industry, success often arrives either at a snail’s pace or at break-neck speed. For Winnipeg-based rock outfit Attica Riots, the enigmatic s-word seems to be prowling right at their heels.
Originally fooling around as a jam band, playing covers together and working through songs for their other projects, singer and guitarist Bobby Desjarlais, bassist Kyle Erickson, and drummer Anders Erickson, eventually put their other bands on the back burner and poured their energy into Attica Riots’ sweaty, dance-y rhythms. And good thing they did.
Things are going to get a little extra fun this weekend in Winnipeg's West End. The Ellice Street Festival is kicking of its 16th annual festivities on June 5, bringing two days of live music, barbecue, a kid's carnival, and more.