Music fans will have a chance to catch over 80 concerts when the Jazz Winnipeg Festival returns to stages for its June 23 through July 4 run. Now in its 21st year, Jazz Fest announced its 2010 line-up at Le Garage on April 23. The annual event, which draws thousands of concert goers every year, is once again presenting a wide range of shows spanning just about every genre, from jazz standards to hip-hop to electronica to roots and blues.
Big international names performing at this year's Theatre Series include the legendary Sonny Rollins, eclectic hip-hop act and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon house band The Roots, melodic folk rockers Great Lake Swimmers, Canadian vocalist/musician Ranee Lee, and acclaimed singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon. The Theatre Series also includes special concept concerts like Martha Wainwright performing the songs of Edith Piaf and award-winning film score composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard's "Jazz in Film" with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.
Indie genre defiers like Deerhoof and Buck 65, emotronic party outfit Sugar and Gold, disco house band Think About Life, afrobeat act Budos Band, and roots/blues...
People are all a flutter again about recent and upcoming changes to privacy on Facebook. Gawker's headline reads "Facebook Crushes Privacy with Impunity" while CNN has opted with a friendlier "Facebook makes it easier for users to share interests across web."
Facebook has already made it harder to hide from old "friends" from elementary school. Apparently, Facebook is now making it easier for those old friends to see that you liked a particular article on CNN.
According to CNN:
Included are major revisions to Facebook's privacy settings, which will allow some select third-party Web sites to access and store users' personal information.
Those sites can use that information to show what a user's Facebook friends have been doing on their sites. CNN, IMDB.com and ESPN.com are among the first sites signing up to use the technology. So if you're a Facebook user reading CNN.com, you'll be able to see what all your Facebook friends are looking at, view recommended stories and see which friends liked which stories
So are these changes exciting or do they make you want to deactivate your account? If you're using Facebook to promote your music, does this concern you...
Two Manitoba artists and representatives from several top Manitoba-based companies are heading to California this week to do business with some of the music industry’s most influential players at MUSEXPO 2010. One of North America’s most important music business conferences, MUSEXPO is attended by top international industry professionals, label execs, A&R big wigs, and major television and film music supervisors. The event runs April 25 to April 28 in West Hollywood.
MUSEXPO selects only 30 acts from around the world for coveted official showcase spots. Roots darling Alana Levandoski and rapper Sketch Williams were chosen by MUSEXPO to join this year’s line-up, which includes some of the hottest buzz bands from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and beyond.
Levandoski, who will showcase at the infamous Viper Room on April 26, has garnered international acclaim with the release of her sophomore effort, Lions & Werewolves. Recorded in Levandoski’s hometown of Kelwood, the album was produced by famed Coldplay producer, Ken Nelson. Levandoski has spent much of the last year on the road, including a UK tour last month. ...
St. John's is bracing for an influx of artists and industry from Canada's music industry. Festivities for the 2010 JUNO Awards include the popular two night JunoFest, Songwriter's Circle, massive autograph session Juno Fan Fare, and of course the awards themselves.
Juno nominee Romi Mayes will play JunoFest, taking the stage at Yellow Belly's on April 16. The hard-touring singer/songwriter is up for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo for her latest independent release, Achin' In Yer Bones. Mayes was a double winner at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards in Brandon in October, bringing home Roots Solo Recording of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. This is Mayes’ first Juno nomination.
Three other Manitoba artists have chances to bring home hardware at the 2010 JUNO Awards. Country rock act Doc Walker is up for Country Recording of the Year for the second year in a row, this time for it latest release, Go. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Steve Bell is nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year for his latest release, Devotions, out on Winnipeg-based label Signpost Music. Another previous Juno winner, Brandon-born violinist James Ehnes...
Over the past few years, we have been working hard through industry consultations, external research, and liaising with our government partners to craft a strategy for providing support to the critical areas of need in our industry. The result is an exciting slate of programs that implements a multi-year strategy to grow the Manitoba music industry: the Manitoba Music Industry Development Project. Officially announced on April 6, this new project is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba through the Canada-Manitoba Economic Partnership Agreement. Click here to read the official media release.
The music industry plays a key role in the economic, cultural, and social life of our province. Musicians, artist managers, record producers, agents, record labels, publicists, promoters, and everyone working in our industry contribute tremendously to the quality of life in our communities; providing a vibrant social environment, a considerable employment base, economic returns, and an honest reflection of our regional and cultural identity. Our governments have shown great understanding of the importance of the knowledge-based industries with this investment...
Manitoba Music is excited to announce the creation of two new programs: Music Industry Internship Program and the Strategic Consulting Program.
The Music Industry Internship Program will support a paid internship at an established and recognized music company in Manitoba. The purpose of the Music Internship Program is to support the creation of sustainable jobs in Manitoba’s music industry, to mentor new workers in the music industry, and to provide human resource assistance to Manitoba companies with a shortage of skilled labour. Applicant companies may apply for up to 75% of the wages for a paid Internship, to a maximum of $15,000. The program is intended to fund one intern for a one year term, commencing between April 1, 2010 and June 1, 2010. Contributions will be in the form of a grant. Deadline: April 15
The purpose of the Strategic Consulting Program is to support Manitoba music industry companies in the engagement of business development consultants with the goal of increasing company capacity, accelerating company growth, and/or strengthening the company’s business model. Applicant companies may apply for up to 75% of consulting fees, to a maximum...
New guidelines and application forms for the Market Access and Corporate Annual Business Travel Programs are now available. They are in effect for the 2010-11 fiscal year. Please ensure you are using the new forms for all events and projects after March 31, 2010.
The purpose of the Market Access Program is to support Manitoba artists and music industry professionals in attending and enhancing their presence at professionally organized music industry conferences and showcases, in significantly enhancing their access to new markets, and in developing new business relationships through purposely organized showcases.
Important changes to the Market Access Program:
The Approved Events list has been eliminated. Applicants are required to provide a strong rationale for their participation in the market development event.
Eligible funding for the Market Access Program has increased to 75% of expenses to a maximum of $2000 for domestic events $3000 for international events.
Artist applications now allow for artist fees, increased per diems, and admin fees.
Industry applications now allows for increased per diems and admin...
Manitoba's lovely little cold snap won't harm the fresh crop of new music releases popping up this spring...
The Weakerthans launched their new release, Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre, on March 23. The live DVD was recorded in April of 2009 as the band toured in support of their album, Reunion Tour, with an expanded line-up featuring trumpet, violin, and female vocals, playing songs from all four acclaimed releases in front of an adoring and ethusiastic hometown crowd. Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre will also be released on vinyl with a DVD insert.
Singer/songwriter James Struthers releases his six-song debut, Nadia, produced by Arun Chaturvedi. Catch the CD release party at the Pyramid Cabaret on March 25 with opening sets by The Thiefs and Ernie Booms.
Transistor 66 Record Co. adds to its long list of music releases, launching the long-awaited debut from The Lonely Vulcans. The quintet is set to release the 10-track self-produced Night Date on March 26 at the Royal Albert Arms, where the band will be joined by Woodshed Havok and The Smoky Tiger.
On March 27, the West End Cultural Centre will host not one but two CD release parties with not...
The Western Canadian Music Alliance has announced that 2010 submissions are now open.
Now online at wcmasubmit.dmds.com and commencing immediately, submissions for the BreakOut West Festival, The Western Canadian Music Awards, and The Western Canadian Music Industry Awards will run until 11:00 p.m. CST Friday April 30, 2010.
Formerly known as The Western Canadian Music Awards the newly named BreakOut West will maintain and build on all of the elements and events that have made the past seven years such an overwhelming success, including:
- A re-visioned conference focusing on current industry trends and one-on-one experiences.
- A two showcase per band festival maximizing our artists' exposure and opportunity.
- The Industry Awards Brunch and of course the Western Canadian Music Awards themselves, celebrating another year of excellence.
The inaugural BreakOut West takes place in beautiful Kelowna, B.C., October 21st to 24th 2010.
As the eyes and ears of the music world focus on SXSW, thoughts of border-crossing tours are prominent on the minds of many artists. Of course, the process of obtaining the right paperwork isn't always easy, and we've all heard the horror stories. There are, however, many organizations out there that can help make the process easier.
The New York Times recently featured one such organization, Tamizdat, which offers artists Visa Services for a reduced fee. Its' executive director, Matthew Covey, discussed the issues which usually surround visa applications.
Other organizations provide similar services for various fees, including the AFM which offers the service to all union members who wish to travel across the border.
Twenty Aboriginal musicians from across Canada will converge at Gimli’s Misty Lake Lodge for the fifth installment of AMP Camp, which runs March 21-26, 2010. Hosted by Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program (AMP), the week-long professional and artistic development residency project gives Aboriginal recording artists a chance to develop their understanding of the music industry along with their ability to succeed in it.
2010 will mark the fifth year for AMP Camp. Past participants, including 2009 JUNO Award nominee Tracy Bone and 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award winner Don Amero, have gone on release acclaimed albums, receive multiple music awards and nominations, and make music their full-time job.
Made possible by a partnership between Manitoba Music and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, the five-day retreat includes close to 12 hours of professional development workshops each day. Workshops focus on both music business topics and creative development labs.
This year's faculty includes many established artists and music industry professionals, including: JUNO Award-winning songwriter Leela Gilday, marketing expert Andres Mendoza, JUNO...
Manitoba will be all over Austin this week, showcasing at the prestigious South by Southwest and RedGorilla Music Fest, which runs simultaneously in Austin, sending some of its most exciting acts to showcase in front of influential international music industry professionals.
Now in its 22nd year, SXSW -- which runs March 17-20 -- is one of the world’s biggest music festivals and conferences, featuring over 1300 acts from across the globe performing in every imaginable genre. Those in Austin can also catch the fast-growing, four-year-old RedGorilla Music Fest, which focuses on promoting showcases to the general public.
This year’s list of local showcasing acts includes alternative pop outfits Boats, 2010 JUNO Award nominee Romi Mayes, hip-hop act Grand Analog, singer/songwriter Ruth Moody of The Wailin' Jennys, and heavy rock outfit Domenica. Manitoba acts will have the opportunity to perform for some of the industry's top names as well as rabid audiences in several Austin venues.
For the 12th year, Manitoba Music and MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC joins forces with North by Northeast to present the hottest party at SXSW at the Caswell House -- a gorgeous...
Eleven Manitoba acts are in Toronto this week to showcase for industry, media, and fans at one of Canada’s biggest music industry conferences and festivals. Canadian Music Week (CMW) runs March 10-14 and features 500 showcasing bands over five nights at 45 live music venues. The annual event encompasses not only the popular music festival, but also a conference, trade show, and multiple awards shows, including the Independent Music Awards, also know as The Indies.
This year’s list of showcasing acts features rock outfits Comeback Kid, Sights & Sounds, Domenica, Jicah, and AM Glory. Joining the rockers will be indie popsters Boats, hip-hop acts Grand Analog and The Lytics, soul/funk singer Maiko Watson, and pop singer/songwriters Jaylene Johnson and Jodi King. Local industry professionals will also be heading to CMW, including: Paradise Alley Production’s Dale Penner, Burning Circus Management’s Glen Willows (AM Glory), and Pipe and Hat’s Kenny Huynh (The Lytics).
Four Manitoba acts are up for The Indies this year, including: country rock superstars Doc Walker for Favourite Country Artist/Group, Propagandhi and Comeback Kid for Favourite Punk/Hardcore...
Manitoba artists have four chances to bring home hardware at the 2010 JUNO Awards in St. John’s this April. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced nominees early on March 3 in Toronto, broadcasting live on CTV’s website.
Country rock act Doc Walker has a chance to bring home Country Recording of the Year for the second year in a row, this time for it latest release, Go. The trio picked up the award last year for its previous release, Beautiful Life, and was also named Group of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards in September. Doc Walker is also up for Favourite Country Artist/Group at this year’s Independent Music Awards, which will be held in Toronto on March 13 during Canadian Music Week.
Singer/songwriter Romi Mayes is nominated for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo for her latest independent release, Achin’ In Yer Bones. Mayes was a double winner at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards in Brandon in October, bringing home Roots Solo Recording of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. This is Mayes’ first Juno nomination.
A two-time Juno winner, acclaimed singer/songwriter Steve Bell is nominated for...
Solidarity Rock is coming to Winnipeg. On March 6, the not-for-profit organization will open a new local chapter with a benefit and awareness-raising concert at the West End Cultural Centre. Founded in Edmonton, the organization works to partner Canadian and Cuban musicians and artists through cross-cultural exchange, benefit shows, music tours, and art shows. Rallying both support and funds for musicians in Cuba, the event includes performances by reggae rockers SubCity, funk outfit The Shouting Ground, and Edmonton's The Falklands.
“The band is really excited to help get Solidarity Rock started in Winnipeg,” said Darryl Reilly, saxophonist for SubCity, “The band Slates – from Edmonton – are friends of ours and they’ve been working with Solidary Rock in getting gear to the indie music scene in Cuba. They’re actually there right now, playing shows and working with the locals to make music. It’s a great organization and we’re super happy to help out. Not only is it going to be an awesome night, it’s for a really good cause and it’s going to be so much more than just a show.”
In addition to the music, the event will feature an exhibition of Cuban art curated by Kelse...
Several Manitoba artists are finalists and semi-finalists in this year's prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Jaylene Johnson, Catskill, Amanda Stott, Joe Silva, PO-MO Project, The Dirty Denominators, Sierra Noble, Keith Macpherson, and Chris Burke-Gaffney all have projects up for honours in the annual contest which comes with a grand prize of $25,000 USD.
Singer/songwriter Jaylene Johnson co-wrote five songs that have landed in top spots, including three songs from her latest recording, Happiness. Three songs made it to the semi-finals while two are in the finals. "Give Me A Ring," co-written with Chris Burke-Gaffney and Nova Scotia duo The Keats, is in the finals for the Country category while "Falling Star" is a finalist in Pop/Top 40. "I Love You More," co-written with Sierra Noble, Keith and Renee's Keith Macpherson, and Chris Burke-Gaffney is a semi-finalist in AAA, "Superhero" is a semi-finalist in Pop/Top 40, and "China Dolls" is in the semi-finals for Adult Contemporary.
Hip-hop act Catskill, aka Ryan Funk, has two songs in the ISC finals, including "Sugar Town (Ft. Clinton Sparks)" in the Comedy/Novelty category and "Kanye" in the R&B/Hip-hop...
The flame has been lit, the athletes are competing, and the guitarists have plugged in their amps. The 2010 Olympic and Paralympics Games happen to be a great place to find music and there are plenty of Manitoba acts hitting stages throughout British Columbia in February and March.
The festivities will include countless concerts, from free outdoor shows to concerts in the Athlete's Village during the 2010 Olympic . The list of local acts making their way west include: Doc Walker, Chic Gamine, Inward Eye, Don Amero, Leanne Goose, Romi Mayes, The Waking Eyes, Tracy Bone, Grand Analog, Telepathic Butterflies, Wab Kinew, JC Campbell, Billy Joe Green, Nathan, Mama Cutsworth, and homegrown heroes Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings. Rock act Gathering of Flies can be seen backing up Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Acclaimed fiddler and singer/songwriter Sierra Noble was one of the featured fiddlers during in the televised opening ceremonies. The video is now available for purchase on iTunes.
There is a strong Aboriginal music presence at the Olympics, including the New Native Music Review on February...
Three local acts are coming together for a special benefit concert for Canadian music education charity MusiCounts. Resonate: The Concert for MusiCounts, which takes place on February 20 at the West End Cultural Centre, features performances by rock act The Pushing Daisies, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Joel Nickel, and A New Honour front man William Prince.
Associated with CARAS, the association behind The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts exists to help to keep music alive in schools across Canada. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances and cultural background, have access to a comprehensive music program through their school. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, Scholarships, and other music education initiatives.
Tickets for Resonate are $10 at the door. Showtime is 8pm.
Not sure how good it is for dog-sledding but the balmy weather makes outdoor concerts just a bit nicer. Which is a good thing because February 19 is Manitoba Music Night at Festival du Voyageur...
The inaugural Manitoba Music Night will feature a concert with singer/songwriter Dominique Reynolds, rock outfit Eagle & Hawk, and Francophone popster Daniel ROA at the Pambian Trading Post. A special $20 package ticket offer is available, which includes park admission, the concert , a traditional French Canadian meal served buffet-style at 5:30pm and 6:30pm, and a guided touring of Voyageur Park. Groups of 10 or more people receive a 10% discount. To get a package or make a group reservation, call 204.237.7692 or email email@example.com.
Manitoba Music Night is just one of many concerts festival-goers can catch during the 2010 celebrations. The 10-day event, which kicked off last week, includes performances by 103 musical acts, many of which hail from Manitoba. The festival has built a reputation for booking diverse acts covering just about every genre imaginable, from traditional fiddle music to Aboriginal hand drum music to R&B and rock bands. This year's...
According to Native American tradition, walking the red road is a metaphor for living within the Creator's guidance - a life of truth, friendship, respect, spirituality, and humanitarianism. The lives of Aboriginal musicians are often connected to the red road, a life path, which ultimately leads to self-discovery and enlightenment.
Red Road Music debuted on the West End Cultural Centre stage in 2007. Featuring performances by up and coming Aboriginal artists Don Amero, Tracy Bone, and JC Campbell, the concert was recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio. Since then, Amero, Bone, and Campbell have gone on to win several awards, play to audiences all over North America, and release critically-acclaimed albums.
Red Road Music returns to the WECC on February 18. Fresh from his recent wins at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Amero once again takes the stage. He'll be joined by Juno Award-winning Burnt - Project 1 and Nunavut's Lucie Idlout. Wab Kinew will host once again, this time joined by NCI's Melissa Spence. CBC Radio will broadcast the concert at a later date.
This special concert will launch an exciting new initiative, Ab-Originals....
Seven Manitoba acts are heading to Memphis, Tennessee to showcase for the folk and roots music industry at the International Folk Alliance Conference. Running February 17-21, the 22nd annual event is the premier professional development conference focused on folk, roots, multicultural, and world music in North America.
This year’s showcasing acts include some of Manitoba’s best up-and-coming as well as established artists, including: singer/songwriters James Keelaghan, Matt Epp, J.P. Hoe, JD Edwards, and Del Barber, as well as duos Last Ditch on the Left, and former Duhks singer Jessee Havey with JD Edwards. Each artist will have three performances during Manitoba Music’s nightly showcases, which includes a late-night songwriter’s jam. Keelaghan and Epp will also play official showcases during the conference.
The showcases at this year’s conference offer artists the chance to perform for audiences that include folk festival buyers, agents, record labels, management, media, and more. Every year, Manitoba Music provides the framework for these artists to gain further exposure to the movers and shakers in the folk and roots community through networking opportunities at the...
The flame has been lit, the athletes are ready to go, and The Forks is hosting a party to help celebrate the 2010 Olympics.
While the games may be a few time zones away, local fans have a chance to party at a CTV Olympatic celebrate event on February 13. The free community event will include performances by singer/songwriter and fiddler Sierra Noble and rock outfit The Waking Eyes.
Kicking off at 1pm at The Forks, the event was created by Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. The five-city event features live performances from some of Canada's top musical acts, interactive Olympic- and Paralympic-themed sport zones, entertainment activities, cultural pavilions, hospitality zones, and large video screens showcasing CTV's and RDS's live coverage of the 2010 Winter Games.
People in British Columbia will have plenty of chances to catch some Manitoba music throughout this year's games. The festivities will include countless concerts, from free outdoor shows to concerts in the Athlete's Village. The list of local acts making their way west include: Doc Walker, Chic Gamine, Inward Eye, Don Amero, Leanne Goose, Romi Mayes, Tracy Bone, Grand Analog, Wab Kinew, JC...
The nominees for the Independent Music Awards are out and there are some Manitoba names on this year's list. The 10th annual awards, better known as "The Indies," will take place on March 13 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel during the 2010 Canadian Music Week festivities in Toronto.
Bands up for hardware this year include country rock superstars Doc Walker for Favourite Country Artist/Group, hardcore heroes Propagandhi and Comeback Kid for Favourite Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group, and hip-hop outfit Grand Analog for Favourite Urban Artist/Group. A couple of expats are also up for awards, including pop chanteuse Chantal Kreviazuk and Brandon-born violinist James Ehnes for Favourite Pop Artist/Group and Favourite Classical Artist/Group, respectively.
Presented by Canadian Music Week and Galaxie, The Indies promote and honour achievements of Canadian and international artists in the independent music sector. The show will be broadcast live to air on XM Satellite Radio's The Verge and recorded for future broadcast on Galaxie.
One of Canada's biggest music industry conferences, Canadian Music Week runs March 10-14. CMW's massive music festival takes over downtown Toronto...
If you tune in to Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, you might catch a few Manitoba faces. Ska/punk outfit The Afterbeat can be seen in a commercial that airs during the football event, one of the most coveted ad spots around. The 10-year-old Winnipeg-based band recently flew down to Los Angeles to film a Budweiser commercial.
During the 30-second spot, the band appears on stage playing to a dancefloor so packed and moving that the waitress can't get through. The band slows the music down long enough for the waitress and a pitcher of Budweiser to get through the crowd.
The remarkable thing about the spot is that not only does the band appear in the commercial but its music does, too. The Afterbeat plays its track "Rude Boy" in the spot, giving countless viewers a chance to connect the band to its music. That bit of extra recognition can make all the difference for an independent band try to reach new markets, as Feist found out after she was featured in an iPod commercial.
Local audiences are buzzing about the change to see some hometown boys on TV. Afterbeat guitarist Mike Reis has been popping up on CBC talking about the experience. The band, meanwhile, has been...
The Western Canadian Music Alliance has announced the dates for BreakOut West 2010. Formerly known as The Western Canadian Music Awards weekend, the newly named BreakOut West will maintain and build on all of the elements and events that have made the past seven years such an overwhelming success, including:
- A re-visioned conference focusing on current industry trends and one-on-one experiences.
- A two showcase per band festival maximizing our artists' exposure and opportunity.
- The Industry Awards Brunch and of course the Western Canadian Music Awards themselves, celebrating another year of excellence.
Join us at the inaugural BreakOut West in beautiful Kelowna, B.C., October 21st to 24th 2010.
Manitoba Film & Music is hosting its second annual Manitoba Film & Music Showcase on January 31 at the Centennial Concert Hall. The free public event boasts 13 Manitoba recording acts spanning just about every genre, as well as film and television entertainment. Last year’s inaugural event filled the Concert Hall with audiences eager to witness great local talent. This year’s showcase is sure to do the same.
Sunday’s show features performances by a variety of acclaimed and award-winning artists, including rock poets The Weakerthans, roots quartet Nathan, singer/songwriter J.P. Hoe, bluesman Billy Joe Green, roots darling Romi Mayes, pop rock band Quinzy, rock legend Harlequin, Francophone singer/songwriter Daniel ROA, rock outfit Domenica, indie popsters Paper Moon, children’s performer Fred Penner, hip-hop act Grand Analog, and music project Record of the Week Club with Mike Petkau. CBC host and rapper Wab Kinew will once again share hosting duting with Manitoba Film & Music staff.
Manitoba Film & Music supports the development, production, and marketing of Manitoba's music and film industries through grants, loans, equity investments, and recoupable advances. Funded by...
Manitoba Music is gearing up for exciting winter season of professional development workshops for the music industry. Hosted in the Manitoba Music Resource Centre, MusicWorks presents experienced music industry veterans, hot new trend setters, and tastemakers speaking on the most important topics for today’s artists and music industry entrepreneurs.
This season, MusicWorks will focus on timely topics like music conference preparation, effective live performance, publicity and release planning, breaking into the UK market, tax preparation, and more. The series brings to Winnipeg some of the most influential music professionals from across Canada and beyond, including: CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence, Andres Mendoza from Cuto Marketing, Six Shooter Records’ Helen Britton and Emily Smart, and Bobby Kimberley from The Musebox.
Manitoba Music will also welcome acclaimed singer/songwriter David Francey as the latest instructor in its Songwriter in Residence program. Since its launch in 2006, the program has offered local songwriters the opportunity to connect with and learn from a number of celebrated songwriters, including Tom Wilson, Hawksley Workman, Emm...
It’s been 10 days since the devastating earthquake that rumbled through Haiti, leaving one of the poorest countries in the world in a state of emergency. In true Manitoba fashion, local musicians are showing their support by organizing benefit concerts for Haiti.
On January 25, the Haiti Relief Fundraiser happened at The Lo Pub. Over 20 local hip-hop artists and DJs, including Nestor Wynrush, Mike B., Fenom, and Wab Kinew took to the stage. All proceeds went to Oxfam.
Also on the 25th, Calvary Temple hosted a Worship Concert. Christian pop singer Amanda Falk and singer/worship leader Kristjana Hale were on hand. The evening also had a silent auction, and live Skype talks with people working in Haiti.
The Pyramid Cabaret has its own Open House for Haiti benefit on January 28. Singer/songwriter JD Edwards, indie roots singer Ingrid Gatin, roots rockers The Dusty Roads Band, folk country band A History of Night, and folk roots group The Sweet Alibi unite for an evening of music, with all proceeds from door sales going to the Canadian Red Cross’s Haiti initiative. Admission is $10.
Also on January 28, Eagle & Hawk, Sierra Noble, Ray St. Germain, and Billy Joe Green...
Now Taking Submissions for MUSEXPO Showcase Opportunity
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4pm CST Monday, February 1, 2010
Manitoba Music and MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC are planning a series of high-level showcase and networking events at MUSEXPO in Los Angeles between April 25 and 29, 2010.
MUSEXPO is one of North America’s most important music business conferences and offers only a limited number of exclusive showcasing opportunities. It is attended by some of the highest profile and most powerful people in music and entertainment, including heads of A&R, film and television music supervision, online and traditional video gaming, telecommunications, and more. Some of this year’s confirmed speakers and delegates include: Harvey Goldsmith (Founder, Harvey Goldsmith Presents), Steve Schnur (Worldwide Head of Music & Marketing, EA Games), Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records Group), Ron Fair (Chairman, Geffen Records), Kevin Wall (Founder/CEO, Control Room & Live Earth), Big Jon Platt (President, N. American Creative, EMI Publishing), Alex Patsavas (Founder/Music Supervisor, Chop Shop Music), and Rob Spaulding (President, Fontana Distribution). For more...