Stingray Launches Two Channels of First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Music

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Desiree Dorion
Billy Simard
Desiree Dorion
Don Amero
Indian City
Jade Turner
NCI FM - Manitoba

Music fans have a couple of new ways of listening to Indigenous artists with the release of two new channels, “Aboriginal Music from Canada – Contemporary” and ”Aboriginal Music from Canada – Retro”, on the Stingray Music mobile app.

Stingray Music has collaborated with APTN and NCI FM to help curate the two channels and work in partnership with these organizations along with First Peoples Radio (FPR).

Indigenous artists from Manitoba that are featured on these channels include Indian City, Desiree Dorion, Jade Turner, Don Amero, Billy Simard, and Billy Joe Green.

“We could not claim to be a truly Canadian music service without promoting the talent of our country’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray, in a release. “We are truly honoured that APTN, NCI-FM Manitoba, and FPR choose Stingray as a partner to share the vitality of their music with the world.”

“APTN has been, from its inception, a strong proponent and supporter of musical talent in our communities," said Jean La Rose, CEO of APTN and FPR, in a release. “When Stingray proposed this partnership, we immediately agreed but asked that NCI be part of this new relationship given their strong involvement in this area as well. Together with FPR, we will work to evolve the opportunity for our musical talent and artists.”

“NCI has a long history, since 1971, of providing exposure and airtime for our musicians and artists, this partnership with Stingray gives us the opportunity to share our communities’ musical talent and will provide our artists with well-deserved national and international exposure. We are confident that recognition for our artists is destined to grow as the world discovers the wide variety of musical talents within our Indigenous music community. I expect we will get many requests for more tracks and even more channels reflecting the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis talent,” said by NCI FM CEO Dave McLeod in a release.

These channels are currently available to stream worldwide on the Stingray Music app.

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