Manitoba Music Opens Submissions for Five Export Market and Career Development Initiatives 

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Manitoba Music is gearing up for a busy fall season, launching submissions for five initiatives focused on export market and career development for artists and companies. 

The annual Canadian Songwriter Challenge is now taking submissions for a new edition geared at songwriters/artists and producers/beatmakers working in hip hop and/or R&B in Manitoba supported by Bell Media and the CCMIA with Manitoba Film & Music.

ICI à LÀ, a new incubator program from La Musique francophone de l'Ouest canadien program at Manitoba Music, is aimed at developing strategies and identifying resources in a targeted international market for Franco-Canadian artists.

A second online edition of Indigenous Music's ASKIY Export Residency creates opportunities for Indigenous artists across Western Canada for an intensive focus on music business and career development.

The EMBARK Export Accelerator returns for a second edition of the multi-month project that supports business development for export-ready artists and music industry professionals through mentorship, training, and online networking opportunities.

Manitoba Music is partnering with six music industry associations for two days of industry showcases and meetings in Toronto this November with Come Together: Canada’s Coast-to-Coast Artist Showcase & Industry Mingler in Toronto.

These five projects add to an already-productive slate of programming, including the Market Info Sessions via Facebook Live, Indigenous Music's Grant Writing Incubator for FACTOR's Artist Development program, monthly BPM | Black Professionals in Music sessions, and more. 

In addition to Manitoba Music's projects, music workers can find info about other calls for submissions, performance and showcase opportunities, grants and funding, awards, jobs in music and the arts, and more at

Manitoba Music is the hub of Manitoba’s vibrant music community. A member-based, not-for-profit industry association, it works with over 700 members in all facets of the music industry. 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.

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