ALBERTA MUSIC SUMMER KICKOFF PARTY – THANKS FOR COMING!
On June 2, we kicked off summer in style with Owls By Nature, JJ Shiplett, Jenny and Colleen Brown at The Pawn Shop! We dined on Ukrainian food, enjoyed a few cocktails, and listened to some toe-tapping tunes. Most of all, we had an amazing time and would like to thank all who attended; we look forward to throwing more parties in the future! Big thanks to The Pawn Shop in Edmonton for having us. Our next party will be at Sled Island Festival in Calgary on June 21 – keep reading Alberta Music E-News to find out more!
EAR CANDY (AND OTHER GOODIES) ON CANADA DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE!
Bask in the sun, soak up the sweet sounds of summer in the heart of downtown amidst the lush, manicured Legislature Grounds surrounded by mature trees and thousands of your closest friends! Enjoy free live music stylings by some of Alberta’s best artists. Celebrate Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature!
Featuring an eclectic mix of modern, roots and ethnic sounds, local and Alberta-based musicians will unite to celebrate our nation as it turns 140-something. Free family entertainment will practically run morning to night, including over 20 live acts representing a plethora of genres. Just a few of the many artists worth mentioning are 100 Mile House, Kita No Taiko and Cygnets.
100 MILE HOUSE
Edmonton-based 100 Mile House features husband-and-wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay together with multi-instrumentalist Scott Zubot. Their lyrically driven roots boast beautiful harmonies, rich arrangements and captivating lyrics, creating a truly distinctive sound.
KITA NO TAIKO
The brain child of six people with a passion for Japanese drums (taiko), Kita No Taiko was formed in 1987. In addition to performances with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Kita No Taiko has performed at the Canmore Folk Festival, the Banff Centre and abroad in both the U.S. and Japan.
A three-piece new-wave band from Edmonton, Cygnets feature a furious mix of guitars, synths, dance and despair with a unique fusion of past and future sounds. Live, the band is a nonstop, energetic spectacle.
In addition to an array of free music and entertainment, Canada Day at the Legislature also offers eye candy for the antique car lover in you and activities especially for the kids. Anyone up for storytelling or juggling? If that isn’t enough to pique your interest, how about if we add to the mix a fantastic food experience courtesy of an impressive variety of food trucks and other vendors?
Visit the grounds on Canada Day, but don’t stop at the doorstep. Ever wonder what it would be like to walk the Chamber floor? The Canada Day open house is your opportunity to find out. Tour Alberta’s historic Legislature, beloved landmark and centre of democracy. The possibilities are endless this Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature, and no matter what you choose to do, we promise it’ll be a sweet ride.
Canada Day at the Legislature
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A full performer listing and event program can be found at www.assembly.ab.ca.
SLED ISLAND FESTIVAL SHOWCASE AT THE PALOMINO!
Join us on June 21 at The Palomino for some eats and ear treats! This is a FREE show.
Sled Island is an annual music and arts festival taking place in Calgary, AB. It runs from June 19–22, 2013. For more information, click on Sled Island Festival 2013.
NO CHICKENS ON THIS FARM – SHOWCASE AT THE FOLK ALLIANCE REGION MIDWEST!
Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). This year, they will be holding a conference in St. Louis, Missouri from October 24–27, 2013. This is a great opportunity for Canadian artists to expand their boundaries, and gain more exposure in a new market. Deadline submissions for FARM 2013 are June 10 @ 10:00PM Mountain Time. So don’t be chicken, apply today by visiting the FARM 2013 Website, and click on Apply For Showcase. Make sure you read all the rules and regulations to ensure eligibility.
MUSIC INDUSTRY JOB POSTINGS – GET TO WORK!
ESO: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is hiring a Teaching Artist: YONA/Sistema Program, Associate Director of Guest Services, and Patron Service Representatives. For more information on the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, please visit their website at edmontonsymphony.com.
FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) is hiring an Office Coordinator and a Project Coordinator. For more information, click on the links, or to learn more about FACTOR, you can head to their website at factor.ca.
ALBERTA MUSIC WANTS YOUR POSTERS!
With summer rollin’ in, we’re prepping for a brand new look for our downtown Edmonton office. If you have any show posters, vinyl albums from Alberta bands, or anything you think would fit this theme, let us know! Send an email to email@example.com – these bare walls are begging for some love!
NXNE FESTIVAL 2013 – ALBERTA ARTISTS TAKING THE STAGE
Now in its 19th year, North by Northeast Festivals and Conference has become the Canadian festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners, for music filmmakers, and for digital interactive innovators bridging the gap between technology and the arts. Seen as the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, NXNE Music, NXNE Film, and NXNE Interactive are an essential gathering for artists, industry, and fans. Congratulations to the following Alberta artists showcasing at this year’s NXNE Festival: Fire Next Time, Paul Osinski, Tyler Butler, Miesha & The Spanks, Fast Romantics, Jocelyn & Lisa, Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk, Sidney York & Leeroy Stagger, and more! In all, NXNE runs 7 days and nights, draws over 330,000 attendees, and generates an annual economic impact of approximately $50 million on the city of Toronto.
MUSIC VIDEO GRANTS FROM PUBLIC RECORDS
Public Records is a non-profit music organization that is introducing the first music video grant program for independent artists in BC and Alberta. Grants of up to $5,000 will be available to independent artists in BC and Alberta to support the creation of music videos. To be eligible for a grant you must be either a musician or a filmmaker; grants will be awarded to collaborations between musicians (artist or band) and filmmakers (individual or crew). Submissions open May 31 and close June 14. For more information – check out www.publicrecords.org or on Twitter @publicrcrds.
SHARE YOUR STORY- FACTOR
Since 1982, FACTOR has provided support to Canadian recording artists, songwriters, managers, labels, publishers, event producers, and distributors through various programs. Whether an artist is looking to record a demo, full length sound recording, market and promote an already existing album or showcase and tour domestically and internationally, funding has been available.
Today, we’d like to hear your story and learn more about how FACTOR funding has impacted the success of your band, company, or organization.
FACTOR Success Stories is a new initiative intended to showcase the impact of contributions from the Department of Canadian Heritage and private radio broadcasters on the Canadian independent music industry.
SHARE YOUR STORY
WANT TO BE A FACTOR JUROR?
Jurors play an integral role in FACTOR’s approval process and without their support, the successful adjudication of FACTOR’s applications would not be possible. You can apply to be a juror on an ongoing basis. If you’re interested in applying, please read the Recruitment Documentation. You can also find the FACTOR Juror Handbook Here. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Carly Klassen, Program Manager for Alberta Music at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply Now!
UPCOMING FUNDING DEADLINES
Please click here for a list of FACTOR’s Application Program Deadlines for 2013–2014.