Manitoba Music Export Heads to Los Angeles

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From left: Boniface, Mise en Scene, Sebastian Gaskin

Artist Entrepreneurs to Make Music Business Connections in Massive Music Market 

Manitoba Music is heading to Los Angeles next month to build bridges with the massive music market.

Three export-ready Winnipeg-based artists and members of their teams are making the trip for industry showcases and networking opportunities under the Manitoba Music Export banner. Indie pop poet Boniface, pop/rock pair Mise en Scene, and R&B singer/songwriter and guitarist Sebastian Gaskin will hit the showcase stage and take in business development opportunities, February 3-10.

Los Angeles is home to countless influential music industry professionals. The showcase and activities are focused on building connections with music supervisors and sync agents to increase opportunities for music placements in films, TV, commercials, and other media. Sync opportunities have become an important element in increasing and diversifying revenue and reaching a wider audience. The artists and their teams will also have opportunities to connect with publishers, program directors, labels, and other music business tastemakers.

Bringing Manitoba music to new markets and intensifying business activity in existing markets is a key component of Manitoba Music's trade and business development activities.

Manitoba Music Export is funded by FACTOR and the Government of Canada, and Manitoba Film & Music. Through events like these, Manitoba Music is able to increase the connection between our province’s music industry and the broader national and international industry, which is vital to the career advancement of Manitoba artists and industry professionals, and contributes to the growth and development of Manitoba’s economy.

The L.A. event is part of a busy season for Manitoba Music, which kicks off with January Music Meeting and continues with the Indigenous Music Showcase at Festival du Voyageur, new editions of the nationally-focused PASSPORT: Music Export Summit and the Indigenous Music Residency, and spring showcases at SXSW in Austin, The Great Escape in May, and more.

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