Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are proud to announce that 19 Aboriginal artists from across Canada have been selected for the 2016 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 January 31st and ends on February 5th.
It’s with sadness that we announce that Donna Evans will be leaving Manitoba Music at the end of this week to head up accounting and rentals for Prairie Theatre Exchange. Donna joined our team in 2009. Over the years, she took on more and more responsibilities, including member services, coordinating the annual Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel, producing our ongoing New Music Night and Open Mic series, and putting together many of our outreach activities. She has also continued developing her skills in accounting and admin, undertaking financial and operational duties during her time with us.
When emerging as a newbie musician, the notion of DIY touring can seem terribly daunting. You mean I literally have to do it myself? An artist's mindset does not always lend itself well to the world of business, which can lead to many needless mistakes out on the road. Some mistakes can even be made long before the tour has begun, casting the inevitability of doom onto your entire trip.
Manitoba Music will present a business mixer and showcase in Los Angeles, February 8-10, 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with key players in the L.A. based music and film industries in an intimate environment. Showcasing artists should plan additional activities in Los Angeles such as meetings, songwriting, or recording. Companies wanting to participate in the business mixer should contact Anthony Augustine at their earliest convenience. DEADLINE: November 19, 2015
Manitoba Music is producing another round of videos in its Loft Sessions series. The live performance videos feature staged performances of new music by export-ready Manitoba artists to be used for online promotion. The videos will be distributed online by Manitoba Music and used in promoting showcases and events. They will be targeted to music fans, industry professionals, and media and can be used by the artists for marketing purposes. DEADLINE: November 19, 2015
After a solid decade as a side musician and collaborator, Ojibway jazz musician Chuck Copenace is stepping front and center. With a growing repertoire of original compositions and a 2016 album release set, Copenace plans to dedicate a good chunk of his touring schedule to concerts on First Nation reservations and Native American communities with the goal of encouraging Indigenous youth to take up and master instrumental music. Check out his new tune "Appetites" in this week's AMP Sessions...