Have News? / Avez vous des nouvelles?

If you are a member of MNB, you can advertise here! Are you organising a musical event for the community of NB? Send us your info! / Si vous êtes membres de MNB, vous pouvez promouvoir vos spectacles et activités ici! Vous organisez un événement musical pour la communauté au NB? Envoyez-nous vos infos!
News about our initiatives and events / Des nouvelles à propos de nos événement et initiatives
1. Music NB announces Prix MNB Awards nominees! / Musique NB dévoilera la liste des finalistes le 7 septembre

Music NB announces Prix MNB Awards nominees!
Date: Wednesday September 7th 2010
Time: 11:00am
Location: The Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, NB
Music New Brunswick cordially invites you to a press conference to announce the nominees for the 2010 Prix MNB Awards! The awards were designed to recognize the efforts and successes of all those participating in the creation and promotion of music within the province of New Brunswick.
Later on the same day, Music/Musique NB also invites its members as well as the general public to a Meet & Greet event that will take place at Dolan's Pub, 349 King Street (in the Tannery) from 5pm to 7 pm.  MNB artists will perform a set for your enjoyment!
Winners will be announced on October 9th during Semaine MNB Week in Moncton. The full event program will be announced on September 14th.
For more information, please contact Music NB at (506) 383-4662 or by email at contact@musicnb.org

Musique NB dévoilera la liste des finalistes le 7 septembre
Date : Mardi, le 7 septembre 2010
Heure : 11 h
Lieu : The Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 rue Charlotte, Fredericton, NB
Vous êtes cordialement invités à une conférence de presse annonçant la liste des finalistes pour les Prix MNB Awards 2010. Cette remise de prix récompensera les efforts et les succès de tout ceux et celles qui voient à la création, promotion et diffusion des oeuvres musicales dans la province du Nouveau-Brunswick.

MNB présentera aussi un 5 à 7 aux Dolan's Pub, 349 rue King (dans le Tannery). Les membres de MNB ainsi que le public sont invités à rencontrer les gens qui travaillent dans l'industrie musicale de la province. Il y aura une performance de quelques artistes pendant la soirée.

Les prix seront remises dans le cadre de la Semaine MNB Week le 9 octobre à Moncton. La programmation de l'événement sera lancé le 14 septembre.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez nous contacter au (506) 383-4662 ou par courriel au contact@musiquenb.org
(506) 383-4662


2. Donate your time to MNB / Donnez votre temps à MNB
If you are interested in helping out MNB by volunteering (postering, sales, event work) or becoming a juror (MNB Awards, FACTOR), simply click on the links below and complete the appropriate form(s).
Si vous êtes interessés de donner un coup de main à MNB en devenant bénévole (affichache, ventes, événements) ou membre d'un jurie (Prix MNB, FACTOR), cliquez simplement sur les liens ci-dessous et complétez le/les formulaire(s).
News from our membres: gigs, showcases, awards etc / Des nouvelles de nos membres : des spectacles, des vitrines, des prix etc
1. 4 MNB Members announced as Galaxie Rising Star Finalists for Harvest
Harvest Announces 2010 Galaxie Rising Star Finalists
August 27, 2010

The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival has announced the five finalists who will compete to be Harvest’s 2010 Galaxie Rising Star. Presented by the Festival and Galaxie, the continuous music network, the Rising Star Showcase is one of the region’s most important and highly competitive musical competitions and a potentially career-launching opportunity for developing New Brunswick performers, offering regional and national exposure for the top five finalists.
This year’s finalists are Fredericton’s Andy Brown, and Oh No Theodore!, Saint John’s Clinton Charton, Sackville’s Corey Isenor and the Terry Whalen Band from Miramichi.
These five talented finalists will perform on Friday, September 17th at 3pm in the Galaxie Barracks Tent in downtown Fredericton, where they will be judged on talent, originality and stage presence by a panel of music industry experts. Votes are also taken from members of the audience that afternoon, so participants are encouraged to bring out family and friends for support. The five industry judges will comprise 50% of the final vote tally and the audience will represent the remaining 50%. In the event of a tie, the choice of the industry judges will prevail.
“The Galaxie Rising Star Program helps in the promotion and discovery of emerging Canadian talent and allows for fantastic showcase opportunities”, says Louis Bellavance, Director of the Galaxie Rising Stars Program. “The valuable partnerships between the Galaxie Rising Stars Program and The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival has allowed us to highlight and reward the talents of gifted artists year after year.”
“The Harvest commitment to developing local talent is strong, with around 35% of our programming being local each September. We’ve seen some of our Galaxie Rising Stars go on to do some amazing things over the years, and that is a testament to the musical talent that exists in New Brunswick,” says Brent Staeben, Music Director for the Festival. “This year, we’ve expanded our partnership with Galaxie as they take over presenting partnership of the Galaxie Barracks Tent. They’re investing more in Harvest this year because they understand the kind of exposure and support our Festival offers to New Brunswick artists. We couldn’t be happier with Galaxie’s vote of confidence in Harvest and with our five 2010 finalists”.
The showcase is sure to be a tight competition, as all five finalists are known for their high-quality musicianship. The winner—which will be announced right after the competition of September 17th—will receive $2,000 donated by Galaxie and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, and will have the opportunity to have their music played on one of the Galaxie TV channels and be featured on galaxie.ca.
The winning band or artist will also kick off the Galaxie Barracks festivities on Saturday, September 18th, opening for former Galaxie Rising Star winner Ross Neilsen with his band The Sufferin’ Bastards, and Mississippi’s Hill Country Revue. 

2. Jessica Rhaye Update
What an incredible summer! The weather has been amazing!
I want to offer a FREE Digital Copy of “Live From the Hotel Café” to any of my newsletter subscribers for all of your support. Just email info@jessicarhaye.com and with a note “send me a copy of LHC” and I’ll send you a redemption code so you can add it to your I-pod. You can add the entire set or randomly select a track you might want on your digital player.
I also wanted to let you know I’ll be hitting the road with my good friend Valdy for a few shows leading up to my full band performance at Contact East near the end of September. I’ve toured with Valdy in the past and he’s asked me to join him for a couple of dates and I’m more then honoured to join him again.

Check out my website for ticket details. www.JessicaRhaye.com
To try and quickly recap my summer -

 To start off the summer, I was nominated in The Originals Arts Awards here in Saint John as part of the Saint John 225 celebration. It was an evening of entertainment and celebration of the arts in our community. I not only had the pleasure of performing one of my songs, "Chasing Sunsets", with the incredible Saint John String Quartet (which by the way has been one of my most favorite and memorable musical moments in my musical career…so far!) but I was also hired to prepare the design collateral for the event in collaboration with artistic director Judith Mackin, PUNCH Productions.  Saint John artist Paul Mathieson created interesting character paintings for each of the award categories which I then took and turned into digital illustrations. I am a huge fan of Paul's artwork, so it was fun to work with his creations on this project. With the digital illustrations I designed the event's brochures, posters, an elaborate program for the evening and huge banners  that hung from the ceiling of the Imperial Theatre stage to the floor. It was a fun night and fun project to take part in.

Canada Day found me in the country’s capital city, Ottawa. This was my first time being in Ottawa for Canada Day. It was nuts! Sooo many people! For miles all you could see were red and white flags, some worn as dresses, tube tops, skirts and even a cape! It was unreal. I was asked to represent the city of Saint John, which is being recognized as one of the Cultural Capital Cities in Canada this year, by going to Ottawa and taking part in a song circle with other CCCities. I shared the stage with Imaginary Cities, from Winnipeg, and Clement Jacques from Montreal. We performed at the Jacque Cartier stage early Canada Day morning and at Major’s Hill Park later that afternoon. Thanks to the Saint John 225 committee for choosing me to represent the city! It was a fun experience!

My band and I were happy to take part in Saint John’s Salty Jam Music Festival in July. We opened the show for Justin Towns Earl and Corb Lund.
Check out a clip of our performance at Salty Jam HERE
Following Salty Jam, the band I travelled to Moncton to take part in the Mosaiq Cultural Festival. My friends Dominique Dupuis and Chris Colepaugh were some of the other artists to perform that evening. The next day we took our time getting home, driving on back roads that eventually took us to Hopewell Rocks. It has been a while since I walked on the ocean's floor!
Saint John is celebrating it’s 225th Birthday this year. As part of the celebration, the band and I performed in the Reunion Music Festival. The venue was at Fort LaTour, just off Harbour Passage, down by the water front. I hope the city makes this an official performance venue site for concerts to come as it was a perfect location.

A summer festival favorite would have to be the Fundy Music Festival in Alma at the Fundy National Park Ampitheatre. It was a beautiful sunny, hot day and so many people and chidren came out to hear the music. Lots of dancing, hola-hooping and bubbles! The highlight of the show for me was, after singing Shadow Man, a true story about a personal ghostly encounter I had while living in a haunted apartment in Fredericton, a little boy about 3-4 yrs old came running up to the stage to tell me about his ghost story…it started out like this…“This one time on Scooby Doo…” and he proceeded to tell me the entire episode! It was hilarious!
Looking back, it has been a fun summer of making music with my friends. I look forward to the fall and more shows to come. Thanks to all who came out to my summer shows. Your support is much appreciated.

Until next time.
 xox JRhaye

3. The New Colepaugh Album, old video and you could win one of the new CHRIS COLEPAUGH TSHIRTs!
We’ve been going through the Cosmic Crew archives and have found the long lost 2001 video of Bookmark! Filmed in Thunder Bay with Adam Makarenko , we hung out in parks with our instruments to get some of this great footage.   In celebration of finding this old video, we want give our fans a chance to win something new! You can enter by commenting on the Bookmark Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ZSWpU_sYQ) , subscribing to the email list on http://www.colepaugh.com, joining the facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CHRIS-COLEPAUGH/6580504419 , and/or  subscribing to our youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/lynndaigle ). One random participant from each ( that’s four winners total folks ) will win one of our new CCCC TShirts! ( Tshirts will be available for regular sale September 17, 2010.)
Also, fans can pre-order packages of the new Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew album “ Missed A Page”!  You can get the pre-order bundle of a PHYSICAL COPY OF BURNING ( right now, you can only get Burning digitally online ) & MISSED A PAGE delivered to your door for a super sweet deal from Maple Music.  Just click on over to  Maple Music ( http://www.maplemusic.com/dept.asp?dept_id=2341) and pre-order yours before time runs out!

4. CD Review/Critique de disque: Bruno Jacques Pelletier – Musique Ancienne

5. Fredericton band, Andy Brown, finalist in North American-wide music competition. Vote today!

Local indie folk band, Andy Brown, has landed a top 5 spot in the coveted North American-wide Test Drive 2010 music competition, sponsored by industry leaders Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings. While the band has already won a pair of Taylor guitars and a supply of Elixir strings and cables, the competition is far from over and Andy Brown needs his fans’ support to take home the top prize, two days of recording time in New York City’s Tainted Blue studio and a formal artist relationship with Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings.
In April of 2010, local musician, Andy Brown, applied for a music competition through SonicBids with hopes of gaining North American-wide exposure. A couple of months later Brown learned that his band was in the running, amongst almost 1,000 other musicians, for the top prize.
With the help of a solid fan base voting for the Fredericton-based band, Andy Brown landed a spot among the top 50 North American artists vying for a chance to move on to round two of the Test Drive 2010 music competition. After the Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings representatives deliberated on originality, professionalism of recordings, marketability and an essay, Brown became one of five finalists to move on to round two of the competition.

“To make it this far is a huge accomplishment,” says Brown. “To think that enough fans voted for us every day to help us make it into the round two of the competition, well, it speaks volumes about the people who love our music. And the voting process was lengthy too. Their continuous support is why we made it this far. Hopefully our fans have lots of voting power left in them for round two.”

As a prize for making it to round two, the final phase of the competition, two Taylor Guitars and a supply of Elixir strings and cables were shipped to Brown. Round two of the competition required Brown to showcase the prizes in a unique video, again, to be voted on by fans.

Paul McAllister, co-founder of Feelsgood.ca and Folly Fest, was on-board to film the video and producer of Brown’s latest album, Brad Perry, brought the band into the studio to record a new song, specifically for the competition.

“The song, Happiness, is about love,” explains Brown. “It’s about knowing who you want to be with and the simple things about love. The video definitely plays on this concept, but in a cheeky, memorable way. It’s funny but you’ll find that it’s very sincere.”

Only one of two of Canadian musicians in the top five, Brown is confident that his video’s unique concept and new song, now a fan favourite at live shows, will draw in the votes needed to take home the top prize.

“Winning this would change our lives,” says Brown. “We’re ready for this. Although our second album, False Alarm, was released a year ago, we’re working on the songs for our next album. And yes, Happiness will make it onto that one. To think that we could end up with a formal artist relationship with Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings and record at Tainted Blue would truly be a dream come true.”

Voting for Brown started Monday, August 16 and runs until September 15, 2010.

  • Enter and confirm email address
  • Successfully complete spam blocker question
  • Login to email account and open email from Test Drive 2010
  • Link on the link in the email to confirm vote
  • Brown finished round one of the competition in the sixth spot (of 50)
  • Tainted Blue studio, as part of the grand prize, in located in Time Square, New York City and has recorded the likes of Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, John Legend, Boys Like Girls - www.taintedblue.com 

Maybe it’s the curly locks. Or those blue-green eyes. Maybe even that boyish charm.

Or perhaps it’s the emotionally raw vocals, stellar guitar skills, and electrifying performances that get us every time.

After a few years of working the circuit as a solo acoustic act, New Brunswick’s Andy Brown has emerged a must-see (and hear) performer on the East coast scene. Touted as a performer that ‘gets into your head and heart’, the 2008 CBC Galaxie Rising Star finalist serves up a contemporary folk rock style all his own, taking you on a lyrical journey that transcends a realm torn between love, happiness, and sorrow. A journey that continues to earn him loyal fans wherever he performs across the country.

Now with a solid band backing the once-solo star, including Chris Craig (bass), Jason Berube (drums), and Ed Cullinan (guitar, keys), Andy Brown is making headway with his  sophomore album, False Alarm (August 2009, debut EP, Quicksand Confusion, released September 2006). And False Alarm is anything but, well, a false alarm. Brown bares it all on his latest record, with fan favourites ‘Crazy’ and ‘Virginia’ rounding out the 11-song disc. A wonderful blend of belt-out ballads, folk-rock, and pop-infused hits, False Alarm has seen Brown make a deeper dent on national stage.

‘Crazy’, the first single from the new album, has made its way onto 90+ radio stations across the country, and landed at #1 on the nationally syndicated East Coast Countdown. With an official showcases at this year’s Canadian Music Fest and NXNE in Toronto, Andy and his band have been logging some serious mileage over the past several months.

The band’s visceral energy on-stage is contagious and you’ll sing those belt-out ballads over and over till you know them by heart, Scout’s honour. This isn’t a false alarm.

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For interviews and inquiries, please contact:
Laura Noseworthy

6. Open Mic, hosted by Patchworks Recording Artist R.A. Lautenschlager,@ Bridge Street Café, Sackville, NB (8:00-10:15) every Thursday evening.

If you play, sing, tell stories, or just love live music, bring an instrument, your voice, or your ear an friends, and enjoy. To ensure a spot, or for more information contact R.A. @ rlautenschlager@mta.ca (  506-364-2661 ), or just show up

7. Forward Music - Upcoming Shows

The Olympic Symphonium
Upcoming Shows

Fri/Sat. September 03/04, 2010
Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
9:30pm + 1:30pm
Campfire Sessions

Sat. September 18, 2010
Wilmot United Church - Fredericton, NB
8:00pm, $20 advance / $25 at the door
w/ Rose Cousins
Gianna Lauren
Upcoming Shows
Wed. September 15, 2010
St.Matthew's Church - Halifax, NS
7:30pm, $17.50 advance / $22.50 at the door
w/ The Acorn
Thurs. October 14, 2010
Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, PQ
w/ Share + My Lovely Son
Sat. October 16, 2010
Tranzac - Toronto, ON

Fri. October 28, 2010
Blacksheep Inn - Wakefield, PQ
8:30pm, $12 early bird, $15 advance, $20 at the door
w/ John Mann
Sat. November 06, 2010
Nova Scotia Music Week - Yarmouth, NS

8. Scotty and the Stars Tour Dates
Scotty and the Stars
September 4th - NB Fine Crafts Festival - Fredericton, NB - 11:00am-12:15pm
September 12th - Dragon Boat Festival - Fredericton, NB - 10:30am-11:30am
September 18th*** - Harvest Jazz and Blues!!! -
Congo Square - Fredericton, NB - 11:00AM-11:45AM ***
September 19th - Terry Fox Run - Hazen Park - Oromocto, NB - 3pm-4pm
September 25th - Chapters - Grand Toy Opening - Regent Mall, Fredericton, NB - 2pm-2:45pm
September 28th - Private Function - Halifax, NS - 2PM-3PM
September 29th - Private Function - Halifax, NS - 2PM-3PM

9. Terry Whalen Band Show Dates
Saturday - September 4 - Newcastle - Town Square - 2 - 4pm
Saturday - September 11 - Moncton,   - Plan B - 10pm -2am
News, opportunities, deadlines / Des nouvelles, des opportunités et des dates limites
1. Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) Program - Développement des communautés par le biais des arts et du patrimoine (DCAP)
Le texte français suit.*
This message is to let you know the next deadline date to apply to the BCAH Program is September 30, 2010.

The BCAH Program has 3 different components:
1. Local Festivals
The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans, or historical performers. The September 30, 2010 deadline date is for festivals / events taking place between April 1 and August 31, 2011.

2. Community Anniversaries
The Community Anniversaries component provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events and capital projects that commemorate an anniversary of 100 years or greater. The September 30, 2010 deadline date is for events starting between April 1 and December 31, 2011.

3.  Legacy Fund
The Legacy Fund provides funding for community capital projects that commemorate a local historical anniversary of 100 years or greater. The September 30, 2010 deadline date is for capital projects that will be completed before March 31, 2012.


Ce message est pour vous laissez savoir que la prochaine date limite pour déposer une demande au programme DCAP est le 30 septembre 2010.

Le programme DCAP comporte trois volets:
1.  Festivals locaux
Le volet Festivals locaux offre une aide financière aux groupes locaux pour des festivals et des activités similaires récurrents qui présentent des œuvres d'artistes ou d'artisans locaux ou des interprètes du patrimoine historique local. La date limite du 30 septembre 2010 est pour les festivals / événements débutant entre le 1er avril et le 31 août 2011.   

2. Commémorations communautaires
Le volet Commémorations communautaires offre une aide financière aux groupes locaux pour des événements locaux non-récurrents et des projets d'immobilisations qui commémorent un centenaire ou un anniversaire subséquent. La date limite du 30 septembre 2010 est pour les événements débutant entre le 1er avril et le 31 décembre 2011.

3. Fonds des legs
Le volet Fonds des legs offre une aide financière aux projets d'immobilisations qui commémorent un centenaire ou un anniversaire subséquent d'un événement historique local.  La date limite du 30 septembre 2010 est pour les projets d'immobilisations qui seront achevés avant le 31 mars 2012.
Site web DCAP --> http://www.pch.gc.ca/fra/1267799042836/1276800169608

Program Officer | Agent de programme
Atlantic Region | Région de l'Atlantique
Canadian Heritage | Patrimoine canadien
Moncton, Canada E1C 1H1
Telephone | Téléphone : 506-851-6446
Facsimile | Télécopieur : 506-851-7079
Teletypewriter (toll-free) | Téléimprimeur (sans frais) : 1-888-997-3123
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

2. Ron Hynes Solo airs on CBC-TV Sept.4 at 8 p.m.

Legendary Atlantic Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Hynes performs in an intimate and interactive concert special, RON HYNES SOLO, on CBC Television (Maritimes), Saturday, September 4, at 8:00 p.m.  
Performed before a live audience at CBC Halifax, this hour-long television special showcases Ron’s powerful and skillfully crafted songs. The show opens with a moving rendition of The Boy from Old Perlican and takes you on a journey of life on the road with The Man of a Thousand Songs; haunting chronicle Atlantic Blue, heart-wrenching requiem Godspeed, the nostalgic 1962, triumphant anthem Sawchuck, and his folk classic Sonny’s Dream.

Ron welcomes special guest and fellow Newfoundlander Amelia Curran, to the stage. The Juno Award-winning Curran joins Ron for a tender duet of St. John’s Waltz. 
After 35 years, seven solo albums, multiple awards and a performance at this year’s Vancouver Olympics, the iconic songsmith attracts enthusiastic audiences wherever he performs. With the upcoming release of his new recording, Stealing Genius, Ron’s reputation continues to grow.  
RON HYNES SOLO provides a rare opportunity to engage with the audience in this storyteller’s vast songbook. 
RON HYNES SOLO was directed by Moya Walsh and produced by Picture Plant (Lunenburg, NS). Producers are Terry Greenlaw and William D. MacGillivray. Produced with the participation of Film Nova Scotia, in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with the assistance of the Canadian and Nova Scotia Film Industry Tax Credits. 
For more information and images please contact: 
Monica Njoku
CBC, Halifax

Symphony New Brunswick String Auditions Saturday September 25, 2010 / Audition des instruments à cordes, le samedi 25 septembre 2010
Open string auditions will be held on Saturday September 24, 2010 10am-1:00 pm (location to be determined at a later date) for the following Member positions: /
Violin I (1)
Violin II (1)
Viola (2)
Cello (2)
Bass (1)
Auditions will take place in front of a panel consisting of SNB's Music Director and orchestra's Principal String Players.

Successful applicants will become contracted per-service members of the orchestra, covered by the Collective Agreement between Symphony New Brunswick Inc. and Local 815 of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) of the United States and Canada. All contracted Members must be in good standing with Local 815 AFM.
Please email the SNB office to apply by indicating the position you are applying for, a summary of your music education and experience, and list of music instructors you have studied with. Someone will contract you to arrange a specific audition time:
General Manager: Caroline Condon
Telephone: 506-634-8379
Email: symphony@nbnet.nb.ca
Deadline for Application: Wednesday September 15th.
For interested applicants who cannot make schedule audition date/time please advise the General Manager as alternate arrangements may be possible.
Une audition ouverte aura lieu le samedi 25 septembre, de 10 h à 13 h (lieu à déterminer) pour les postes suivants dans l’orchestre:
Violon I (1)
Violon II (1)
Viole (2)
Violoncelle (2)
Contrebasse (1)
Les auditions de dérouleront en face d’un panel constitué du directeur musical de SNB et les chefs de section des instruments à cordes.
Les musiciens choisis deviendront des membres à forfait par représentation de l’orchestre et sujets aux dispositions de la convention collective qui existe entre Symphonie Nouveau-Brunswick et la section locale 815 de la American Federation of Musicians (AFM) des États-Unis et du Canada. Les membres acceptés à forfait doivent être des membres à jour de la section locale 815 de l’AFM.
On pose sa candidature par courriel en précisant le poste désiré, un résumée de son éducation musicale, de son expérience et de ses professeurs. Nous entrerons en communication avec les candidats pour établir une heure pour l’audition.
Directrice générale: Caroline Condon
Téléphone: 506-634-8379
Courriel: symphony@nbnet.nb.ca
 Les candidatures doivent nous parvenir au plus tard, mercredi q5 septembre.
Avis aux personnes pour qui la date et l’heure posent des problèmes:
Prière de le laisser savoir à la directrice générale, car il y a possibilité de prendre d’autres dispositions.

4. ECMA 2011 Award & Showcase Submissions Now Open!

  August 23, 2010

ECMA 2011 Award & Showcase Submissions Now Open!
Artist Travel Grants New for 2011

(Charlottetown, PE) – Award and showcase submissions for 2011 East Coast Music Week being held in Charlottetown, PEI April 13-17, are now open.  The East Music Association (ECMA) is thrilled to once again be continuing its partnership with Sonicbids this year. Submissions can be made through www.ecma.com. Deadline for all submissions is Friday, October 1, 2010.

The 2011 event will see the return of the following Showcase stages: Discovery Stage,Bluebird North Showcase, Rising Star,Rock Stage, Roots Room, Soundwaves, Songwriters Circle, and the International Export Buyers Showcase.

The ECMA is also accepting submissions for awards in Music (30), Industry (17) and Honourary (5).  East Coast artists who have released recordings between June 1, 2009 and October 1, 2010 are eligible to submit for consideration to an East Coast Music Award.

Early Bird Submission Prize Offered

Any artist/group who submits for an award or showcase by Friday, September 10, 2010 will be entered into a draw for the ‘ECMA 2011 Weekend’ grand prize.  Prize consists of 2 executive delegate passes, $50 towards a car rental, 2-nights’ accommodation at an ECMA 2011 hotel, and restaurant voucher for $100. Names will be entered for each award and/or stage submission.  A winner will be chosen randomly and will be contacted by ECMA representative by Friday, September 17, 2010.
New for ECMA 2011 – Artist Travel Grants

The ECMA is thrilled to be partnering with Sonicbids this year to provide five (5) $1,000.00 cash grants to help export-ready ECMA artists access performance opportunities for 2011 at home and abroad.  Any export-ready artist who submits for ECMA 2011 may apply for one of these grants.  Recipients will be chosen at the discretion of ECMA staff and affiliates. Recipients must have been selected to perform at an official Sonicbids member showcase such as Folk Alliance International, NXNE, SXSW, etc.  Noting that other festival and event submissions and selections are not yet complete, travel grants will be awarded over the calendar year.  Date by which grant recipients will be selected and notified is to be determined.

Sonicbids is an ECMA Member Partner offering ECMA Members an annual Standard or Supersonic membership at a 50% discount.  Sonicbids will provide promo codes to ECMA members.  To receive this code, please contact membership@ecma.com or (902) 892-9040 ext 2.

East Coast Music Week is an annual event organized by the East Coast Music Association as a critical part of its mission statement.  The 2011 event will take place in Charlottetown, PEI from April 13-17.  The ECMA is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to foster, develop, promote and celebrate East Coast music locally and globally. The ECMA currently has over 1000 members.

Media Contact:
Lori Lancaster
Manager, Marketing & Partnerships

5. Programme national des artistes - Jeux d'hiver du Canada 2011
Ce message s’adresse seulement aux artistes agé.e.s de 16 à 22 ans.
L’affiche est un appel de soumission aux jeunes artistes du Nouveau-Brunswick âgés de 16 à 22 ans les invitant à participer au programme national des artistes - Jeux d’hiver du Canada 2011.  La date limite de soumission est le 17 septembre 2010.

6. Il est déjà temps de penser à Contact ontarois 2011!

Il est déjà temps de penser à Contact ontarois 2011!
Les formulaires de candidature seront disponibles sur le site de Réseau Ontario au début du mois d’août. 
Vous pouvez dès à présent mettre votre profil à jour et préparer les documents nécessaires pour soumettre votre candidature.
Voici la procédure à suivre :
  1. Sur le site internet http://www.reseauontario.ca vous devez entrer en tant qu’artiste (même si vous êtes l’agent ou le producteur) et vous rendre à la page d’identification afin de créer et/ou mettre à jour votre profil personnalisé. Vous n’avez qu’à suivre le lien au milieu de la page.
    Si vous êtes producteur, vous devez créer votre propre profil et ensuite créer un profil simplifié pour chacun de vos artistes. Ceux-ci seront donc liés à votre fiche. 
    Si vous êtes un artiste, vous devez créer votre profil personnalisé.
  2. Vous serez contacté par courriel au début du mois d’août afin de vous inviter à déposer votre candidature pour les Vitrines de Contact ontarois 2011. 
  3. Si vous souhaitez y participer il vous faudra remplir un formulaire de candidature pour chaque spectacle proposé. 
  4. Vous pouvez maintenant préparer les documents d’appui :
     Un dossier de présentation de l’artiste ou de la compagnie (votre cheminement professionnel, vos projets à venir, etc.).
     Un dossier de presse papier.
     Un devis technique du spectacle proposé en salle.
     Une photo d’excellente qualité format JPEG ou TIFF (300dpi) – format papier et numérique, avec crédit pour le photographe.
     Un disque compact ou démo (chanson/musique).f. Un DVD du spectacle proposé.

    À noter : Aucun document hébergé sur un site Web ne sera accepté pour compléter le dossier.
Si vous avez des questions n’hésitez pas à nous contacter, nous nous tenons à votre disposition!
Suzanne Despatie 
Coordonnatrice - Contact ontarois 
450, rue Rideau, 301 
Ottawa (Ontario)  K1N 5Z4 
Tél. : 613-745-7945 
Téléc.: 613-745-1134 
Courriel : 
Site Web : 
7. Call For participation Culture Days New Brunswick / Appel à participation aux organisateurs-la Fête de la culture


September 20th -26th

Culture Days is a volunteer movement and annual event open to all communities and individuals who believe in the importance of arts and culture in Canadian life.

Call for Activity Organizers
Individual artists, diverse cultural groups, organizations, municipalities, and festivals old and new, small and large are coming together in the pan-Canadian volunteer movement known as Culture Days to catalyze and inspire greater public participation in arts and culture. Culture Days is open to all communities and individuals who believe in the importance of arts and culture in Canadian life.

How the movement works: Provinces and territories across Canada are each designating a weekend in September as Culture Days in their region. Volunteer committees are working at the provincial and national levels to secure media partners and corporate champions who will help get the word out to the Canadian public. During Culture Days, thousands of activity organizers across Canada will invite the public to experience and co-create arts and culture in the very communities where they live. Will you be one of them?

This is an open call for all individuals, groups and municipalities to join the movement and offer a free interactive arts or cultural activity during Culture Days in your region. Everyone is encouraged to get involved – whether you are a professional or amateur cultural creator (i.e. artist, artisan, educator, animateur, historian, curator, architect, designer, etc), group or organization, including culturally diverse, Aboriginal, urban and rural communities.

There is no fee to register
. If you have a free participatory or interactive arts or cultural activity to offer to the public during Culture Days in your region – be it new or something you already have planned...
Below are examples of typical cultural mediation activities that many cultural professionals and organizations offer already. The imagination of Culture Days activity organizers, however, should not be limited to these suggestions. Be creative, we say! Invent a new type of interaction!:

  • guided tours (galleries, museums, backstage, heritage sites, in costume)
  • outdoor walking tours (historical, architectural etc.)
  • creation workshops
  • interactive demonstrations of technique, how-to etc.
  • introductory courses / workshops / classes
  • « meet the artists » events
  • presentation / performance with discussion period
  • public rehearsals (with artists talk-back)
  • interactive performances
  • improv creation & activities
  • games, competitions
  • collective creations
Read about how you and your community can become involved – wherever you are
Appel à participation aux organisateurs

Des artistes ainsi que des groupes, des organismes, des municipalités et des festivals de toutes sortes s’unissent dans un vaste mouvement pancanadien bénévole appelé la Fête de la culture pour mobiliser les citoyens et les inciter à participer davantage à la vie culturelle et artistique. La Fête de la culture convie au movement tous qui croient à l’importance des arts et de la culture dans la vie quotidienne.

Comment fonctionne le mouvement : chaque province et territoire du Canada désigne une fin de semaine de septembre « Fête de la culture ». Des comités de bénévoles œuvrent aux niveaux provinciaux et national pour rallier des partenaires médias et des entreprises vouées à cette cause qui contribueront à faire connaître cet événement auprès du public canadien. Lors de la Fête de la culture, des milliers d’organisateurs partout au pays inviteront les citoyens à vivre une expérience artistique et à participer à une activité créative dans leur propre communauté. Serez-vous des nôtres ?

Voici des exemples d'activités typiques de médiation culturelle que beaucoup de professionnels de la culture et d'associations offrent déjà. Toutefois, l'imagination des organisateurs d'activités pour la Fête de la culture ne devrait pas se limiter à ces suggestions. Allez-y, faites preuve de créativité! Inventez un nouveau type d'interaction!

  • visites guidées (galeries d'art, musées, coulisses d'un théâtre, sites historiques, en costume d'époque)
  • visites à pied en plein air (histoire, architecture, etc.)
  • ateliers de création
  • démonstrations interactives de diverses techniques
  • cours, ateliers ou classes d'introduction
  • événements « rencontrez les artistes »
  • présentation ou spectacle avec période de discussion
  • répétitions publiques (comprenant des interactions avec les acteurs)
  • représentations interactives
  • théâtre d'improvisation — création et activités
  • jeux, compétitions
  • créations collectives

Nous invitons tous les citoyens, tous les groupes et toutes les municipalités à prendre part à ce mouvement en offrant une activité participative ou interactive gratuite à l’intention des résidants de leur région lors de la Fête de la culture. Tout le monde est invité à y prendre part, que vous soyez un créateur professionnel ou amateur (artiste, artisan, éducateur, animateur, historien, conservateur, architecte, designer, etc.), un groupe, une ville, une communauté rurale ou un organisme, peu importe l’origine culturelle.

Il n’y a aucuns frais d’inscription. Si vous pouvez offrir au grand public une activité culturelle ou artistique gratuite favorisant la participation et l’interaction lors de la Fête de la culture dans votre region, que ce soit un événement conçu sur mesure ou déjà prévu...

8. Deadline / Dates limites

September 15th 2010 - Collective Initiatives, Emerging Artist Program, Marketing and Promo for FACTOR Funded Sound Recordings, Video Program
September 30th 2010 - Domestic and International Tour Program
October 15th 2010 - Demo Program, Domestic and Internation Business Development Program, Domestic and International Showcase Support
October 29th 2010 - Marketing and Promo for Non-Factor Supported Sound Recordings
November 15th 2010 - Collective Initiative, Marketing and Promo for FACTOR Supported Sound Recordings, Video Program
November 30th 2010 - Direct Board Approval - Sound Recording, Domestic and International Business Development, Domestic and International Tour Support,
Le 13 septembre 2010 - Gérance, Production d'un album, Commercialisation, Activités Scéniques,
Le 20 septembre 2010 - Production et promotion de titre
Canada Arts Council / Conseil des Arts du Canada
September 15th 2010 / Le 15 septembre 2010
Music Festival Travel Grants, for festivals taking place between 1 December 2010 and 31 May 2011/  Aide aux déplacements pour les festivals de musique, pour les festivals qui se dérouleront entre le 1er décembre 2010 et le 31 mai 2011
Commissioning of Canadian Compositions / Commandes de compositions canadiennes

Residencies for Composers and Conductors / Résidences de compositeurs et de chefs
Music Festival Programming Project Grants, for festivals taking place between 1 December 2010 and 31 May 2011 / Subventions de projets pour la programmation des festivals de musique, pour les festivals qui auront lieu entre le 1er décembre 2010 et le 31 mai 2011
October 1st 2010 / Le 1er octobre 2010
Career Development Grants : Projects Grants to Artists / Programme de promotion professionelle: subventions de projet aux artistes
The Flying Squad: An organizational Assistance Program / La Brigade Volante: Programme d'aide organisationnelle
November 1st 2010 / Le 1er novembre 2010
Grants to Professional Musicians - Individuals (Short-Term Grant) / Subventions aux musiciens professionels, à titre individuel ( subventions de courte durée)
September 15th 2010 / Le 15 septembre 2010 
Festival Grants (for festivals held January 1 - June 30, 2011) / Aide aux festivals (pour les festivals tenues entre le 1er Janvier et le 30 juin 2011)
September 30th 2010 / Le 30 septembre 2010
Concert-Music Composer Outreach Residencies / Séjours de rayonnement de compositeurs de musique de concert.
Our Partners / Nos Partenaires


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