For the Love of Live

Today, @canadian_live has launched #ForTheLoveOfLIVE // #PourLAmourDeLaSCENE, an awareness campaign to bring attention to the damage COVID-19 shutdowns have caused Canada’s live music industry for the artists, festivals, venues, promoters, clubs, concert halls, arenas, talent agencies, unions and many others working in the supply chain that connect Canadians with extraordinary live music experiences. They’re calling…

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Alberta Focus 2021

The Alberta Focus showcase puts Alberta’s finest, export-ready artists in front of international music industry professionals from the US, Australia, Germany, and markets across the UK. This showcase is an excellent opportunity for Alberta Music members to build on their networks here at home and also with the international community. Eight (8) export ready artists will be…

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BreakOut West at Folk Unlocked 2021

Returning for another year and thrilled to be partnering with Folk Unlocked, BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Alliance are proud to present eight artists representing the diverse range of the Western Canadian folk, roots, blues and world music community. Under the BreakOut West banner – one of Canada’s premiere music industry conferences and showcase festivals –…

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RISE UP Calgary Song Contest Winner

In December of 2020, RISE UP Calgary Song Contest was announced and over 100 talented Calgary musicians submitted their original songs to be licensed and performed for ongoing RISE UP initiatives. The song needed to embody the resilience and spirit of the City of Calgary. We are happy to announce the winner: Congratulations Emily Triggs for…

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RISE UP Calgary Song Contest Finalists Announced

RISE UP Calgary Song Contest finalists announced! Congratulations Bebe Buckskin, Emily Triggs, Lisette Xavier and Tre Digga. The four finalists will showcase their songs at a safely distanced Hotels Live concert on January 28, with the winner announced on January 29!   Bebe Buckskin The honeyed snarl of Metis/Cree artist Bebe Buckskin is a reckoning force. Somewhere…

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RISE UP Calgary Song Contest

  RISE UP Calgary is searching for a produced original song, written and performed by a local artist, to be licensed and performed for ongoing RISE UP initiatives. The song should embody the resilience and spirit of the City of Calgary.  Apply below!    Timeline:  Contest opens December 15th and closes January 15, 2021 @4:30PM…

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MAPL!e Grant & !earshot Distro

Alberta Music announces their support for the MAPL!e Grant. The grant will primarily feature FREE access to the !earshot Digital Music Distribution System, (“!earshot Distro”) by the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) and other areas that support under-represented artists and musicians in Canada, related to radio. “Music and radio need each other to…

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WILDFEST 2020 Round 2!

Alberta Music and Wild 95.3 have partnered up for WILD-FEST ROUND 2! Hop on board for a Virtual Concerts Series featuring some of Canada’s biggest names in country music. Throughout the week of November 17-19th, they’re bringing you LIVE music performances by Brett Kissel, Jojo Mason, and Meghan Patrick on WILD 95.3’s Facebook page. Alberta…

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Showcase Opportunity: Alberta Music at Folk Unlocked

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 3PM MT, Sunday, November 22 2020 Alberta Music is teaming up with BreakOut West, SaskMusic, Manitoba Music, and Music BC to present a pre-recorded showcase at Folk Alliance International’s Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference, February 22 – 25, 2021. This is an opportunity for two acts (solo artists or bands) to perform for and network online with influential music industry professionals…

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2020 Edmonton Film & Music Prizes

The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and Alberta Music, in collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council, are pleased to announce the 2020 Edmonton Film Prize & Edmonton Music Prize. The calls for entries are now OPEN! The Edmonton Film Prize launched in 2012 offering an annual cash prize. This year will be one $10,000 prize…

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