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JAN 28 // Join our MID Program Officer, Nicole, as she discusses some of the ”do’s” and ”don’ts” when applying for MID funding. Here’s a great opportunity to ask her questions about the application process! +++ info > // Rejoignez notre responsable du programme DIM, Nicole, qui vous expliquera les choses à faire et à ne pas faire lors d’une demande de financement avec le DIM. +++ info >

Indigenous Artist Development Program  

MNB is launching a new pilot project aimed at Indigenous musicians. The initiative, sponsored by Mi’kmaq Hip Hop artist Wolf Castle, was created to provide one emerging Indigenous artist from New Brunswick with the tools, support and guidance to achieve a new musical project. One recipient will be chosen by an all-indigenous jury and will receive a $3000 grant to complete a music-based project. Artists can propose a project before January 29. +++ info >


We know that 2020 has been rough and that the jury’s still out on 2021, and we’d like to know how we can help! We have a 5-minute survey to gauge the current mood of the NB music community. // On sait que 2020 n’a pas été facile et que 2021 n’a pas commencé comme on l’espérait tous. On aimerait savoir comment on peut vous aider! On a un sondage de 5 minutes environ, pour évaluer comm ent la communauté musicale du NB se sent à l’heure actuelle.  +++ info >


Music·Musique NB is offering NB venues and festivals a “pay what you can” training workshop on sexual harassment & assault prevention in a bar or event setting. The workshop is geared towards events staff or volunteers and venue/bar staff. You can read more about the Project Soundcheck training offered by Sexual Violence NB here.  If your team is interested in taking this workshop, contact Dominique (education@musicnb.org) and register before February 10th!

Isabelle Cyr lance “L’eau de tes chagrins”

Une chanson pour mettre un baume sur le coeur des personnes touchées de près ou de loin par le suicide d’un être cher. Le vidéoclip réalisé et scénarisé par Isabelle Cyr intègre de magnifiques illustrations de Arkatza. En ces temps de pandémie où la santé mentale est au coeur des enjeux de notre société et que nous pouvons enrayer la stigmatisation entourant le suicide,  cette chanson offre un moment de douceur et d’espoir. L’eau de tes chagrins est tirée de l’album encensé par la critique Brûle sur mes lèvres.  +++ info >

The Backstays’ “No Hot Cargo”

Saint John’s The Backstays just released a new single “No Hot Cargo”. “The song was inspired by the small-but-mighty protests in Saint John, against Canada’s arms trade and the sale of Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) to Saudi Arabia while it inflicted war upon Yemen,” said The Backstays’ Pete Johnston (he/him). “These combat vehicles are made in Ontario, and have been quietly shipped out of the Port of Saint John for the past few years.” +++ info >

THE DUEL by Zachary Greer

Zachary Greer’s new instrumental album based on New Brunswick’s last fatal duel is now on Bandcamp and all streaming services. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the historic event and the album provides a dark and evocative soundtrack for the incredible story. The album features violinist Ali Johnson, as well as violist Mark Kleyn and cellist Emily Kennedy, who perform together as the folk-pop duo Pallmer.  +++ info >

Laurie LeBlanc lance un nouvel extrait anglophone

L’auteur-compositeur-interprète Laurie LeBlanc lance un troisième extrait anglophone “Another Night Like This” tiré de son dernier album “When It’s Right It’s Right”. Ce qui sidère à la première écoute de la chanson, c’est qu’on se sent carrément à Nashville où l’on peut goûter la fraicheur du printemps, sentir l’amour dans l’air et admirer les feux d’artifice. +++ info >

Frozen Pendulum EP   

Local prog rock group Frozen Pendulum have released their debut EP “The Edge of the World”. The EP contains one single epic 19 minute track that takes us on a journey through a sea of emotions and an unforgettable sonic landscape.
The EP can be purchased on Bandcamp. It can also be heard on all streaming platforms. The EP can also be experienced visually through a series of lyric videos here +++ info >

New Video by Paul Wilfred

Paul Wilfred’s first official video for his most recent single, ‘Surviving’. This song, written and produced during the current pandemic, is about trying to survive during these unforeseen times. +++ info >

Drone Doom Duo Alexander    

Comprised of Kyle Alexander McDonald (Voices, Bass, Sub Synth, and FX) of Canadian mantra doom band ZAUM and Jörg Alexander Schneider (Drums, Percussion) of German free jazz band Jealousy Mountain Duo, the funeral drone twosome known as Alexander have a new video to share for their track “Runes” off their debut album “I”, released this past October via Superbob Records.  +++ info >

Nouvel extrait du groupe Spoutnique    

Spoutnique essaie de débuter l’année 2021 du bon pied en vous proposant un « radio edit » de sa chanson Aviateur parût sur l’album Solace. Une chanson planante et groovy qui fera du bien dans les écouteurs lorsqu’on fera la file pour aller chercher son épicerie. L’année 2020 a été une année de bons coups pour Spoutnique avec des nominations pour l’album SOLACE aux Prix Musique Nouveau-Brunswick, aux Prix East Coast Music Awards ainsi qu’aux Prix GAMIQ.  +++ info >

New Single Release – 45 Floor    

45 Floor, Dan Verner’s latest collab with Nick Fowler (aka FWLR) was released last week and pushes the envelope of indie-pop music by combining piano-based indie songwriting with modern electronic production. It’s a must listen for your January 2021 new release radar!  +++ info >

SSI Soundstage    

Sound Specialists Inc.(SSI) is looking to partner with bands to provide an avenue for bands to play together in a safe and social distance manner.  Full audio, video and lighting production is provided to stream live.  For more information or booking availability please contact us on all our social media, click the “Book Today” button on our website or email soundstage@ssiaudio.com +++ info >

UNB Music Workshops   

The UNB Conservatory is hosting online workshops. Enjoy learning virtually guided by expert instructors from the comfort of your home. Topics include: 

  • Jazz Theory
  • Music Production
  • Movement for Musicians
  • Songwriting 
  • Performance Anxiety 
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The NEW 2021 Jane LeBlanc Music Award    

The Jane LeBlanc Foundation has created an award for New Brunswick resident composer-singers or composer-singers who are also musicians to assist them in the recording and mastering of one of their original songs (must be ready for finishing) as well as helping them to create their album art and brand to distribute their mastered track to all online music platforms. DEADLINE: February 25, 2021 +++ info >


🔴 Red Phase Updates 🔴 The best way to continue supporting The Cap during the Red Phase is to order The Cap beer, cocktails-to-go & records from thecaplive.com and we’re now offering FREE local delivery on ALL orders! If you’d prefer in-store pickup, The Cap Record Store will remain open with reduced hours. +++ info >


With Zone 1 moving into the red phase, please note that our Box Office will remain closed to visitors. However, you may reach us by phone at 856-4379 – Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm. // En raison du passage à la phase rouge, veuillez prendre note que la billetterie du Théâtre Capitol demeurera fermée aux visites en personne. Il est toutefois possible de nous joindre par téléphone, au 856-4379 – du lundi au vendredi, de 9 h à 16 h. +++ info >


Voici l’infolettre des ateliers et activités artistiques à venir en janvier et en février au Centre des arts d’Edmundston. Veuillez noter que le Centre est présentement fermé au public puisque nous sommes en phase Rouge, mais que l’équipe est sur place pour prendre vos inscriptions et pour répondre à vos questions.
Pour nous rejoindre : 739-2127. +++ info >

African Heritage Month in NB // Mois de l’héritage africain au NB 

The 2021 African Heritage Month theme is Amplifying Black Stories and Voices. This month will offer opportunities to learn more about the African organizations, business, individuals and allied organizations contributing to richness and diversity of NB. // Organisé sur le thème Amplifier les histoires et les voix des Noirs, le Mois de l’Héritage Africain 2021 offrira à tous de multiples occasions d’en apprendre davantage sur les entreprises, les personnes et les organisations liées à l’Afrique, qui contribuent à la richesse et à la diversité du N-B. +++ info >

Side Door Million Dollar Show 

Side Door is going to have a party and we want you to be there. We are celebrating selling $1,000,000 worth of tickets since we were founded in 2017. So we want to celebrate by raising money for Unison Benevolent Fund  and showcase the artists and other folks who have helped us get there! The lineup includes superstars like Terra Spencer, Stewart Legere, Maya Killtron, Gabrielle Papillon, and Minanzi Mbira Band, with more artists being announced every week! +++ info >


The first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show (IIHHAS) is taking place online May 22 & 23, 2021 in a virtual 2-day mega event. The IIHHAS is proud to call Winnipeg Manitoba their first host city on the original lands of the Dene people’s, Dakota, Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Treaty 1 Territory, and on the homeland of the Metis Nation. Do you want to perform at the awards? Booking is now open! Artists can book a virtual booth which includes a performance slot. +++ info >


The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) invites it’s members and the public to submit nominees for the 2021  honourary Awards. The ECMA Board of Directors annually determines recipients in as many as six (6) honourary award categories (Stompin’ Tom Award, Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award, Director’s Special Achievement Award, Industry Builder of the Year, Musician’s Achievement Award, and Bucky Adam’s Memorial Award). >>>> http://bit.ly/HonoraryECMA