Manitoba Music is a not-for-profit music industry association with an office located in Winnipeg. We are currently looking for someone to join our team in the position of Industry Development Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Industry Development Manager oversees the delivery of our industry development programs including professional development, industry development, and market development initiatives. DEADLINE: January 14, 2015
Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Fred Penner at the Western Canadian Music Awards, October 2014 (Photo: Travis Ross / Courtesy of BreakOut West)
The JUNOS. BreakOut West. Manitoba Live. Polaris. Calling 2014 the Year of Music in Manitoba is almost an understatement...
Winnipeg was the official capital of Canadian music as excitement amped up for The 2014 JUNO Awards, which recognized homegrown acts with 13 nominations. The massive event took over Winnipeg in March for a week of fun including packing local venues for JUNOfest, a glittery invite-only gala, and the big ticket televised spectacle at the MTS Centre. Winnipeg also hosted many lead-up events and "Random Acts of JUNO" everywhere from transit buses to shopping malls and frozen skating trails to indie coffee shops, proving that here in Winnipeg, we really do speak music.
The Uniter is teaming up with Manitoba Music and the West End Cultural Centre once again this year and the showcase will happen on January 15, 2015 at the WECC.
Do you think you are one of the five local acts to watch in 2015? If so, please tweet a brand new YouTube video (it can be simple audio, a full on production or you singing in your bathroom - just make it your best song) @TheUniter with the hashtag #UNITERFIVER between now and December 18, 2014. Acts that meet the criteria will be added to The Uniter's site on December 19. Views don't count, the winners will be taken from how many "likes" the video gets on YouTube. Voting will end on January 2, 2015 at noon.
Sean McManus (Photo: Mark Reimer / Uniter Archive - uniter.ca)
Manitoba Music is pleased to announce that Sean McManus will take on a new role as executive director in January 2015. McManus has been with Manitoba Music for seven years in different positions, including program manager and training coordinator.
Manitoba Music, à travers son programme de musique francophone, présente une troisième édition de l’événement contact, Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone dans le cadre du Festival du Voyageur 2015. L’objectif de cet événement est de rapprocher des auteurs-compositeurs-interprètes francophones de l’ouest canadien avec des professionnels de l’industrie de la musique francophone. DATE LIMITE DE SOUMISSION : le jeudi 18 décembre 2014
'Tis the season to listen to some great holiday tunes from local artists! We've put together a playlist overflowing with holiday spirit featuring over three hours of holiday and winter-themed music by local artists at manitobamusic.com/holiday.
2014 Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel (Photo: J. Senft Photography)
Manitoba’s music community is getting ready rock the house for charity. Manitoba Music and Manitoba Film & Music will join forces once again for the Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel, which will take place at the Granite Curling Club on February 28, 2015.
The fifth annual event, which sells out quickly every year, will bring the province's vibrant music community together to raise funds and awareness for the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund -- a charity that honours Walters' memory through financial support for promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts. Walters, who passed away in June 2014, had very close ties with Manitoba Music, Manitoba Film & Music, as well as larger the music industry.
The Bros. Landreth at the Americana Music Festival (Photo: Sean McManus)
Manitobans claimed hardware at the 10th annual Canadian Folk Music Award nods this weekend. The awards were handed out on November 29 at a bilingual gala at Ottawa's Bronson Centre. Winners included Fred Penner, Tanya Tagaq, and The Bros. Landreth.
Manitoba singer/songwriter Tracy Bone has earned some new hardware, bringing home a Native American Music Award (NAMA) on November 14 for Best Country Recording. This is just the latest accolade for Bone, who was also nominated for Best Female Artist at the NAMA. She has already won a West Coast American Indian Award and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for her latest recording, Woman Of Red, as well as a Western Canadian Music Award nomination.
Des entrepreneurs de la musique francophones de l’Ouest canadien convergent sur le Manitoba ce mois-ci pour rencontrer des professionnels de l’industrie canadiens reconnus à l’occasion d’une nouvelle résidence de perfectionnement professionnel et en affaires nommée Le camp de la musique francophone de l’Ouest canadien.
Manitoba Music is shining a spotlight on Aboriginal recording artists this month with the launch of its new video series, AMP Sessions. The videos, released through Manitoba Music's Aboriginal Music Program, feature performances by four acclaimed acts from Winnipeg, Dauphin, and Little Saskatchewan.
Music fans have some new music to look forward to in the new year. Or maybe we should say nu year…
Jazz Winnipeg has unveiled details for the ninth edition of its popular Nu Sounds Series, which gives homegrown talent the unique opportunity to explore new ideas and connect with new fans. The Park Theatre will once again host the four-concert series, which runs January through May.
Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are partnering to produce a new project called the Market Builder Residency for Aboriginal Artists and Industry. The residency will provide eight export-ready artists and up to five mid-career industry professionals (managers, agents, publicists, publishers, or label representatives) from across Canada with a week of networking and development opportunities in Toronto. The residency will run February 9-13, 2015 and each day will consist of round table discussions, self-directed mentor sessions, networking dinners, and meetings with established labels, music media, and managers. Please note that all conversations will be held in English. DEADLINE: November 20, 2014
Manitoba Music is packing up its banners and hitting the road with a series of showcases in three important North American music markets next month. Eight buzz-worthy Manitoba acts will make the trip to perform for top industry players and savvy music fans in Minneapolis, Toronto, and Montreal.
Showcasing acts include acclaimed rock songsmith Greg MacPherson; pop rock outfit Mise en Scene; indie folk/rock act Sc Mira; Americana-tinged singer/songwriter Slow Leaves; electro rockers The Revival; folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories (Cara Luft and JD Edwards); and indie pop upstarts Yes We Mystic.
Manitoba Music will be presenting a showcase in Winnipeg for guest speakers from our upcoming Understanding A&R panel (November 22, 2014). These showcases offer artists a unique opportunity to perform for and network with influential music industry professionals from outside Manitoba. DEADLINE: November 3, 2014