News from April 2012
April 23, 2012
For Immediate Release
Alberta Music’s Executive Director Departs
(Edmonton) April 23, 2012 – Today, the Alberta Music Industry Association’s Board of Directors announces the resignation of their Executive Director, Kennedy Jenson.
Ms. Jenson has been with Alberta Music since the fall of 2005. During that time, Alberta Music experienced exponential growth in its membership, program services, and industry sharing opportunities. She was the voice and face of an organization that has become one with strong provincial and national recognition.
Reflecting on her years with Alberta Music, Kennedy says, “witnessing the positive impact our programs and services have made in some of our members’ careers will probably be the most rewarding to me, but the friends I have made will be the most memorable.”
“I can’t say enough about the significance Kennedy has had on Alberta culture through her role as Executive Director,” said Board of Directors President Brett Fraser. “Supporting careers, businesses, and inspiring the talents of Albertans to be shared and showcased on a local, national and world stage. Kennedy’s professionalism and dedication to excellence, diversity and vitality of the Alberta artists and the Alberta music industry is indisputable.
On behalf of the association, we wish Kennedy much success in her future endeavours… and endless thanks.”
A search for a new Executive Director will be underway shortly and details will be made available soon.
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April 2, 2012
The nominees for the 41st annual Juno Awards were announced by CARAS (the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) in Toronto early on February 7.
A number of Alberta fan favorites were nominated this year, and we, at Alberta Music, watched in anticipation to see if some of our current and former Alberta artists would take home an award.
Alberta Music would like to give a HUGE congratulations to Terri Clark and Feist on winning their Juno Awards last night! Terri took home the award for Country Album of the Year, and Feist took home the awards for Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Well deserved ladies!
We would also like to give special congratulations to all of the Albertans (past and present) who were nominated:
Nickelback- JUNO Fan Choice Award, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Group of the Year
Feist – Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year
Alyssa Reid – New Artist of the Year
Braids – New Group of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year
The Rural Alberta Advantage – New Group of the Year
High Valley – Country Album of the Year
Terri Clark – Country Album of the Year
Susan Hoeppner- Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble
Heather Schmidt – Classical Composition of the Year
Randy Wood – Aboriginal Album of the Year
Jon Bauer – Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
David Foster – Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award
k.d. lang – Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award
Jon Busby – Video of the Year
José Lourenço – Video of the Year
Michael Maxxis – Video of the Year