CBC Radio Launches Manitoba Music We Want It All

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CBC Radio, in association with the MARIA, launched a campaign on September 15 asking Manitoba recording artists to submit their works for airplay. The campaign is called Manitoba Music We Want It All and is open to everyone in Manitoba who thinks their music should be on air.

CBC Radio is looking for solo artists and groups performing in every genre to send in their work whether its a one-song demo, or a fully produced CD.

Were already recording and playing more Manitoba music than any broadcaster but we want more, says John Bertrand, CBCs Regional Director of English Radio and Television. Whether you play pop, funk, country or classical send it to us. Initiatives like Manitoba Music We Want It All are about working with groups like MARIA to discover new talent, and showcase it here at home and across the country. "The quality of Manitoba music has always been exceptional and few mainstream media outlets have a better track record for supporting that music than the CBC. We're thrilled to be working with the CBC to bring new artists and new music to light through this program" explains Sam Baardman, MARIAs Executive Director.

Submissions will be made available to CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two shows to play. They will also be reviewed by a jury, for the chance to be picked as one of the Manitoba Music Top Five.

Every three to four months, the best submissions will be chosen for the Manitoba Music Top Five. The Top Five will be:
Profiled on CBCs website, winnipeg.cbc.ca;
Featured on shows like Information Radio, The Afternoon Edition, Culture Shock and Arts Encounters;
Given a one-year membership in MARIA (for non-members),
Considered for upcoming CBC concert events, like the CBC Harvest Breakfast.

To submit their work, artists just need to fill out a submission form and send it in with their music. Submission forms and details are available online at winnipeg.cbc.ca/features/manitobamusic/index.html at CBC Manitoba (541 Portage) or MARIA (1376 Donald).

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