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Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2020

Alberta Music’s Sixth Annual Songwriting Camp is back August 24, & 27-30, 2020! In response to COVID-19, this year’s edition of the songwriting camp will offer Alberta’s professional songwriters online sessions via zoom, providing an opportunity to strengthen their songwriting skills, network, and establish collaborative partnerships. 18 artists will be selected and organized into groups…

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2020 Alberta Juno Winners & Polaris Prize Short List

   A huge congratulations to the 2020 Alberta Juno Award winners, Celeigh Cardinal and Striker! Celeigh Cardinal won Indigenous Artist of the Year for her album, “Stories From a Downtown Apartment” Striker won Metal/ Hard Music Album of the Year for their album, “Play to Win” Find the full list of 2020 Juno Award winners…

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WILDFEST 2020

  We have teamed up with Wild 95.3 for WILD-FEST 2020 from July 6th – 10th to bring you 5 Virtual Concerts broadcasted on air at WILD 95.3 and on their Facebook page! Alberta Music members had the chance to apply to open for some of Canada’s biggest names in country music. Get ready for…

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Alberta Artists, Wares and nêhiyawak on Polaris Music Prize Long List

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its 40 album Long List, presented by Canada Council for the Arts. Alberta artists, Wares and nêhiyawak have landed much-deserved spots on this list! nêhiyawak hails from amiskwaciy in Treaty 6 Territory. The trio of Indigenous Canadian artists – Kris Harper (vocals, guitars), Marek Tyler (drums), and…

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The Show Must Be Paused

We stand in solidarity with the Black community, our members, and our peers in the music community. We will continue to seek understanding and search for ways that we, as an organization and members of the broader community, can do better.  Alberta Music is committed to more conversation, listening and taking long-term action in the…

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THE EDMONTON MUSIC PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

December 16, 2019, Edmonton, AB: The shortlist for the 2019 Edmonton Music Prize has been determined. This is the seventh year that the prize has been offered, and it awards $12,000 in prize money to Edmonton-based musicians or musical collectives who have released a full-length recording in the past 18 months. The award is sponsored…

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West Anthem Music Survey – Open Until December 16

Sound Diplomacy, along with West Anthem and their partners, invite you to participate in an online survey that will help us map the music ecology of our province and evaluate the economic and social impact of music in Alberta. We believe a thriving music industry is crucial to the vibrancy and economic diversity and resiliency…

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Join the board of directors of The Canadian Chamber Choir

The Canadian Chamber Choir is seeking experienced individuals to join its Board of Directors. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a meaningful impact within Canada’s vibrant choral community and steer the course of a Juno-nominated vocal ensemble. In your volunteer role on the CCC’s advisory board, you will: Attend regular meetings via Skype or…

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Alberta Music at SXSW

Cadence Weapon SWAN DIVE PATIO: Mar 15, 2018  12:00am — 12:40am Cadence Weapon (a.k.a. Roland “Rollie” Pemberton) has consistently exhibited a passion for taking rap into new and unexpected directions. The son of a pioneering hip-hop radio DJ, Pemberton grew up in Edmonton around a diverse library of music. After splitting time between the city’s…

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