Call for Submissions: Demo Listening Session for Indigenous Music

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DEADLINE: Monday December 6, 2021 at 10AM CT 

Want to get your demo in front of music industry decision-makers and professional creators? 

Indigenous Music is now taking submissions for the virtual Demo Listening Session participants will listen to new music alongside industry experts, learn what they listen for when hearing new demos, and be part of the discussion about what makes a strong first impression and why.

This session will feature a panel with reps working in radio, label A&R, publishing sync, and professional production, who’ll offer live feedback.

We encourage folks to submit unreleased demos as some feedback may challenge them to make some important changes. Previously released songs will be considered, but priority will be given to unreleased material.

Music of all genres is welcome but space is limited. It is not necessary to bring a song to attend and hear what the panelists have to say. This demo listening session is open to all artists and groups who identify as Indigenous but priority will be given to Manitoba Music members.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Demo Listening Session: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM CT


Amanda Rheaume, Ishkode Records

Amy Eligh, Arts & Crafts

Jesse Zubot, Composer and Producer

Kaylen Belair, SiriusXM The IndigiverseIndigenous Music Countdown

To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • Be a Manitoba-based artist
  • Identify as Indigenous
  • Be willing to share your music in a large-group setting and be open to feedback

To submit:

Fill out the form at

Only one song per artist will be accepted.

If you’re interested in only auditing the listening session, email

For more info, please contact:

Ashley Bieniarz, Indigenous Music Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
Treaty 1 Territory

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