Request for Proposals: Manitoba Music Promotional Videos

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Submission Dates: March 6 to March 20, 2013

Project Description

Manitoba Music is interested in producing a series of videos showcasing Manitoba artists in live performance. The project should result in a series of videos that have a uniform look and feel. The videos will take an approach similar to that found in videos by Southern Souls or Tiny Desk Concerts. A short highlight reel promoting Manitoba Music more generally will also be created.

The videos will be used to promote Manitoba artists to the music industry and music fans in Canada and abroad including at Manitoba Music events in Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Germany, U.K., and beyond.

Project Deliverables

The project will result in 8 to 12 artist videos plus a Manitoba Music promotional video using footage from the artist shoots. The proposal should encompass all aspects of planning, filming, editing, and delivering HD videos, including:


  • creative development meeting(s)
  • any script writing/visual descriptions/storyboards
  • any illustration/animation/sound design


  • location, scheduling and logistics
  • all shooting needs including filming, sound recording, lighting, etc.


  • editing, sound mixing
  • visual effects, text overlay, credits


  • delivery of formats for various uses including online and DVD

Project Timeline

Artists will be selected by Manitoba Music and will be chosen by April 1, 2013. All videos should be completed and delivered by July 1, 2013.

Submissions and Decision

Proposals must include:

  • a quote to complete the project described above, broken down per video;
  • a description of the artistic vision for the project (locations, themes, etc.); and
  • examples of previous work of this nature.

Proposals will not be returned and incomplete proposals will not be considered. Manitoba Music will choose a successful proposal based on value for money, demonstrated excellence in previous work, and artistic vision. Preference will also be given to Manitoba Music members. A final decision will be made by March 29, 2013.

About Manitoba Music

Manitoba Music is the hub of Manitoba’s vibrant music community. A member-based, not-for-profit industry association, it represents over 750 members in all facets of the music industry, including artists and bands, agents and managers, venues and promoters, studios and producers, and beyond in every genre. Through its programs and services, Manitoba Music provides information, education and industry development opportunities to nurture, develop, and promote the growth and sustainability of the Manitoba music industry. Manitoba Music’s programs and services are made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba, FACTOR, Manitoba Film & Music, and members of the music industry of Manitoba. More at

Submission Information

Interested parties should contact Sean McManus at the below address to discuss the project.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Please send proposals to:

Sean McManus, Program Manager
Manitoba Music
1-376 Donald Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2J2

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