Six Aboriginal artists and businesses have accessed support from the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) this year. A total of $87,634 has been invested in tours, marketing campaigns, business travel, business development, and recordings by the Aboriginal music community in Canada.
Three of Canada’s top Aboriginal recording artists are headed to Quebec to showcase for industry at world music conference and festival, Mundial Montreal. The showcases are part of the Native America North project, which also includes networking and professional development opportunities during the event, running November 19-22. The project is made possible by a partnership between Manitoba Music, through its Aboriginal Music Program, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Manitoba Music will be presenting a showcase in Winnipeg in partnership with the Big Fun Festival for guest speakers from our upcoming January Music Meeting workshops (January 24-26, 2014). The January Music Meeting will host several of Canada’s top independent music industry professionals including representatives from labels, agencies, management companies, and publicity firms. Presented as part of the Big Fun Festival, this showcase will offer artists a unique opportunity to perform for and network with influential music industry professionals from outside Manitoba. Submission deadline is November 7, 2013.
Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are proud to announce that 20 Aboriginal artists from across Canada have been selected for the 2014 edition of the Aboriginal Music Performers Camp (AMP Camp). The week-long residency will include more than 50 hours of professional and artistic development sessions at the Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba. The project begins on February 9th and ends on the 14th.
Don Amero's latest album, Heart On My Sleeve, has earned him the hardware for Aboriginal Recording of the Year at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards. The winners in 21 artistic categories were announced at a Gala Awards Show in Calgary, Alberta on October 6.
Leonard Sumner, Don Amero, and Marijosée are three of the seven Aboriginal artists set to showcase at BreakOut West in Calgary this weekend. The showcases run Ocotber 3 to 6 and they provide each artist with an opportunity to connect with industry leaders attending the annual conference or music award show.