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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Manitoba Music has three BIG days of workshops and networking events set for this weekend.
Pitching your music to industry
Marketing music on streaming radio
Building a team
Music for film, tv, etc
One-on-one meetings with managers, agents, labels, etc
Some of the fantastic panelists confirmed so far include: Tim Des Islets, Bumstead Productions; Heather Gardner, Vapor Music; Liam Killeen, Coalition Music; Matt Safran, Core Music Agency; Michelle Szeto, Paquin Entertainment Group; Darcy Gregoire, The Agency Group; Julia Train, MROC; Barbara Sedun, SOCAN; Robyn Stewart, BreakOut West; Jill Snell, RGK Entertainment Group/Road Angel Entertainment; Russell Dufault, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP; Tim Jones, Pipe & Hat; Bucky Driedger, Royal Canoe; Michael P. Falk, Head in the Sand/Paintbox Recording/Les Jupes; and more...
Check the link below for full details and registration information.
Manitoba Musicâ€(TM)s Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) will be distributing marketing materials for First Nation, MÃ©tis, and Inuit members at the 2015 Reservation Economic Summit trade show in Las Vegas, March 9-12, 2015.
The main goal of the trade show booth is to encourage Native American community leaders to book Aboriginal artists from Manitoba for live performances in their communities.
Please check the link below if you're interested in sending materials to the trade show.
We're excited to announce the participants for the 2015 edition of our new Market Builder Residency for Aboriginal Artists and Industry (Market Builder).
Seven export-ready artists and four music entrepreneurs are set to spend more than 40 hours in roundtable discussions, mentor sessions, and networking events throughout Toronto during the week of February 9-13.
The project is made possible by a great partnership between Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Check the link below for the list of participants and additional information.