Manitoba has a well-earned reputation for its stellar music scene. It’s not just the acclaimed bands making waves; it’s also the young entrepreneurs who are building the local music scene, including up-and-coming promoters, producers, managers, and more. But if you’re a teenager who wants to make a living in the music business, where do you go to learn and make connections?
Manitoba Music and the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba (ACI Manitoba) have teamed up for the sixth edition of the Youth Mentorship Program in Music Management. Aimed at youth interested in careers in the music industry, the three-month program provides a dozen students from various southern Manitoba high schools with a chance to expand their knowledge of the industry and develop their own music business skills. Coordinated by Burnthe8track’s Derek Kun, students participate in a series of workshops facilitated by local industry professionals covering different aspects of the music business, from touring to releasing albums to marketing and publicity.
The workshops help to develop the students’ practical skills, put to the test with a multi-genre music sampler. Coordinated, marketed, and promoted by the students themselves, the digital project will feature tracks from young Manitoba indie artists. It will be distributed to music industry professionals, music journalists, and local music fans.
The project is now accepting submissions from young Manitoba bands and solo artists. This multi-genre compilation will feature new music by young Manitoba artists and will help promote young artists to music industry companies and local media.
Applicants must be under 25 years of age, or bands must include at least one member under 25.
To have your track included for consideration, please submit ALL of the following:
- A high quality MP3 of the selected track with song title clearly indicated
- The following information:
- Artist name, song title, songwriting credits
- Short artist bio (200 words)
- Contact information: contact name, phone, email, and website
Submit by 4pm, February 10, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org