Showcase Opportunity: Minneapolis Market Development Tour | Deadline: Sep 15, 2016

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Mise en Scene at MB X MN 2016 (Photo: Jenny Ramone)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM, Thursday, September 15, 2016

Manitoba Music is presenting showcases and networking sessions this fall in Minneapolis and Winnipeg, November 10-12, 2016. As part of a musical and cultural exchange between the two cities, two Manitoba bands will perform on a bill with two Minnesota bands in each city. These showcases are an opportunity to perform for and network with key music industry professionals from across the Northern Midwest including labels, agents, promoters, buyers, publicists, and more.

Minneapolis represents an important live music market that is within easy touring reach for Manitoba bands, and is home to innovative music industry companies in all sectors. This musical and cultural exchange will promote Manitoba artists to audiences, media, promoters, venues, and industry in the Minneapolis market and will include showcases, meetings, and networking sessions in each city. In conjunction with the 89.3 FM The Current, participating Manitoba artists will be included as part of the station’s coverage of the exchange between the two cities.

Artists considered for this opportunity must:

  • Have a current or upcoming release (demo / EP / full-length)
  • Be export-ready (able to capitalize on opportunities in Canada and internationally)
  • Have showcased at an internationally-recognized music conference (BreakOut West, NXNE, etc.)
  • Have toured a minimum of 10 dates outside of Manitoba within the last year
  • Be available to travel to and from Minneapolis, November 10-12, 2016
  • Be a Manitoba Music member and a current resident of Manitoba
  • Be 21 or older (applies to all band members)

To submit:

  • Fill out the submissions form
  • Update your Manitoba Music profile with:
    • Current music (up to three mp3s – may be selected for Manitoba Music’s streaming playlists)
    • Current high resolution image (300 dpi) uploaded to “Files” section
  • Update your Business Profile at (must be logged in)

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Music
  • Track record
  • Strength of team
  • Export readiness
  • Rationale for the showcase

For more info, please contact:

Ruben Ramalheiro, Market Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.4218

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