Before young singer/songwriter Ali Fontaine finished her senior high school year, she had already produced a debut full length self-titled album of award winning, top charted original hit songs like “Runaway” and “Say it to me”. Ali’s debut self-titled album is “one solid record that displays a maturity that belies her 17 years. Her voice and songwriting come off as effortless, showing a poise that will have veteran performers envious and audiences swooning” (Manitoba SCENE). It was no surprise that Ali received “Best New Artist” and “Best Country CD” at the 2011 APCMA’s. Her initial success served as no distraction to her musical drive as young Ali released an anticipated second album titled “Diamond in the Rough”, June 2012.
Hailing from Sagkeeng First Nation, MB, Ali devoted her life to music at the early age of eight. It was during her early years of tearing up local talent competitions when she was discovered by manager Errol Ranville of C-Weed Band. Since then, rising star Ali has had the pleasure of guest performing with the WSO at the Indigenous Festival, Winnipeg, for Val Kilmer in New York at the World Indigenous Business Forum, and for Aboriginal communities across the Nation.
Ali Fontaine is currently a full-time University student at the University of Winnipeg and is currently working on new material to be released by the Summer of 2015!
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The submission deadline for The JUNO Awards is fast approaching and the fine folks at HipHopCanada have prepared a great post that explains why artists should submit their music for consideration.
"The reality is that awards are often an integral part of the development of an artistâ€(TM)s career, both in terms of building their fan base and in garnering support from other industry people who can aide them in doing so."
Our AMP Manager Alan Greyeyes, is a member of the Rap Recording of the Year committee and also chairs the Aboriginal Album of the Year committee and he's seen committee members take note of emerging talent screened in each of the committee meetings.
"The Rap committee includes reps from eOne, Universal Music, Much Music, and Battle Axe Records just to name a few," explains Greyeyes. "Getting your music in front of those folks alone can lead to great things."
In case you didn't know, the category committees simply screen the music to make sure it fits the criteria. The actual selection of nominees and winners is done by jurors who are spread out across the country.
The early bird submission deadline for the 2015 JUNO Awards is 5:00 p.m. EST on October 24, 2014. The final submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on November 13, 2014.
Check the link below for more information.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced on October 1 that the JUNO Awards is now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Album of the Year (sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network).
The early bird submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on October 24, 2014. The final submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on November 13, 2014.
Check the link below for full details.
Big congrats to Rhonda Head, Tracy Bone, and Indian City for their Native American Music Award nominations!