Showcase Opportunity: Manitoba X Minnesota Music Exchange | Deadline: July 6

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Lanikai at MB X MN 2016 (Photo: J.Senft Photography)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Manitoba Music is presenting showcases and networking sessions this fall in Minneapolis and Winnipeg, September 27-29, 2017. 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 toured a minimum of 10 dates outside of Manitoba within the last year
  • Be available to travel to and from Minneapolis, September 27-29, 2017
  • Be a Manitoba Music member and a current resident of Manitoba
  • Be 21 or older (applies to all band members)

To submit:

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Music
  • Track record
  • Export readiness
  • Rationale for the showcase

For more info, please contact:

Claire Boning, Program Administrative Assistant
Manitoba Music
P: 204-942-8650  

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