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.
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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.
The nominations for the Winnipeg Arts Council Awards are out and there are plenty of names from the local music scene making the list. The annual awards, which will be presented at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts on June 19 at the Fairmont Hotel, celebrate members of Winnipeg’s arts community, including individual artists, arts organizations, arts volunteers, and local businesses and organizations that support the arts in Winnipeg. Nominees include Abstract Artform, Khan Vikshyn, marijosee, Jazz Winnipeg's Paul Nolin, and Steve Kirby.
Clockwise from top left: Attica Riots, JP Hoe, The Crooked Brothers, The Lytics
Manitoba Music is packing up its perogies and hitting one of Canada’s largest music discovery festivals in June. Running the gamut from roots to hip hop to synth-drenched dark pop, a diverse crop of ten Manitoba acts have been tapped for coveted showcase spots at North by Northeast (NXNE), including four buzzworthy bands slated for the Manitoba Showcase at The Rivoli on June 18.
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Back for its fifth year, Bands vs. Filmmakers brings us another round of treats for the ears and the eyes at the West End Cultural Centre. The event features five new silent films from emerging local indie filmmakers who have collaborated with five local musical acts to create a union of complimenting audio and visuals. As the film plays the accompanying musicians will perform a live set, making for a unique experience for the audience.
Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program is leading a small trade mission to Planet IndigenUs in Toronto this summer. The project will provide up to three First Nation, Métis, or Inuit music professionals with a chance to connect with international buyers and artists at a series of showcases and networking events set for August 6-10. 2015. DEADLINE: June 11, 2015
The five friendly faces of brothers Anthony, Andrew, and Alex Sannie, cousin Mungala Londe and “adopted” brother DJ Lonnie Ce have become household names in their hometown of Winnipeg.
After bursting on to the scene when radio DJ Ace Burpee — formerly of Hot 103 — got a hold of their single “Big City Soundgirl” in 2009, the group quickly became one of the most recognized musical acts in the city.
Manitoba Music is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for three programs designed to build the capacity of Manitoba’s music industry: Artist Management Internship Program, Music Industry Internship Program, and Business Acceleration Consulting Program.
There will be plenty of chances to celebrate Manitoba talent when the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) make their way to Victoria this fall. The 2015 nominees were revealed at the official media conference at Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse and at simultaneous announcements across Western Canada, including Winnipeg’s event at Manitoba Music. Manitoba artists and industry earned 27 nominations in 17 categories for the 13th annual celebration of music from the western provinces and territories. The hardware will be handed out at a gala event on September 20.
Manitoba’s music is once again breaking ground at Canadian Music Week (CMW), one of Canada’s biggest music industry festivals, May 1-10 in Toronto. Ten homegrown acts are booked to play the festival, which offers them the chance to perform in front of and network with music fans, industry, and media from across Canada and the world.
Manitoba Music is getting ready to make its way across the Atlantic next month, including industry events in London and its third annual showcase at major international music event The Great Escape (TGE) in Brighton. Teaming up with fellow Western Canadian music industry associations SaskMusic, Alberta Music, and Music BC, Manitoba Music will co-host a showcase under the BreakOut West banner at TGE on May 16 at Brighton’s The Green Door Store. This year’s event features a stellar Western Canadian lineup including two Manitoba acts, hip hop heroes The Lytics and husband and wife Americana duo Leaf Rapids.
Some of the brightest emerging talent from Western Canada’s Francophone scene is heading to the nation’s capital next month to connect with top industry. Manitoba Music, through its Francophone Music Program, will host an industry showcase at this year’s edition of the awards show and conference, Gala des prix Trille Or in Ottawa.