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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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Alberta Music team members will be working from home for the foreseeable future and use of our resource centre will be postponed until further notice. Even working remotely we remain entirely willing and able to serve all members, artists and industry during this time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us without hesitation. The health…

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nêhiyawak announced as the THE EDMONTON MUSIC PRIZE 2019 winners

February 5, 2020, Edmonton, AB: The winner of the 2019 Edmonton Music Prize has been announced! 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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THE EDMONTON MUSIC PRIZE 2019 TOP 3 ANNOUNCED

THE EDMONTON MUSIC PRIZE 2019 TOP 3 ANNOUNCED January 16, 2019, Edmonton, AB: The Top 3 for the 2019 Edmonton Music Prize has been determined, from a shortlist of 6 artists. 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…

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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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Alberta Music Holiday Parties 2019

Happy holidays to all of our members! Here are some candid pics from our Edmonton and Calgary holiday get-togethers this year. Calgary – photos by Unfolding Creative Edmonton – photos by Levi Manchuk

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ALBERTA MUSIC 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR SET FOR 2020

ALBERTA MUSIC 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR SET FOR 2020 Fifteen artists in Five Alberta Communities celebrate 35 years of Alberta Music   (Edmonton) – Alberta Music is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a province-wide performance event in Alberta towns and cities. Artists performing on the tour include 100 Mile House, Amelie Patterson, Amy Nelson, Carter &…

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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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