Festival (506) is taking place Oct 21-24, in various venues across NB. Festival (506) features 12 EMERGING + DEVELOPING artist showcases. ExportNB is a year-long program aimed at furthering the careers of 6 to 8 EXPORT-READY + EXPORTING artists. // The Festival (506) takes place from October 21 to 24, in various venues in NB. The Festival (506) presents 12 showcases of EMERGING + DEVELOPING artists . ExportNB is a one-year program that aims to advance the careers of 6 to 8 EXPORT READY + EXPORT- READY artists .

MNB is looking for an Export Program Coordinator. The Export Coordinator will work with artists and their team to understand their export objectives and to engage with appropriate events and opportunities such as sponsored or partnered showcases performances. // MNB is looking for an Export Program Coordinator. The coordinator will work with the artists and their team to understand their export goals and to develop and pursue appropriate opportunities, such as sponsored or partnered showcases. +++ info>

APR 15 // Brand Development · Brand Development
APR 22 //! Earshot Distro Info Session · Info session about! Earshot Distro
MAY 13 // Marketing Plan 101 · Marketing Plan 101 
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Emerging Artist ‚ÄĘ Marketing

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Early career artist ‚ÄĘ Marketing

mid-musicnb.org  //  dim-musicnb.org


The Canadian Live Music Association launches #ForTheLoveOfLive and is asking fans, industry and all those who miss live music to share their memories and support their friends who make up this industry. // The Canadian Live Music Association launches the #PourLAmourDeLaScene campaign. Fans, industry members and anyone bored of going to concerts are invited to share their memories on social media, using the official hashtag. +++ info>

The Backstays
The newest song on forthcoming album Tributaries (out May 1), “Aquarius” is an example of pandemic-time music making in a band context.¬†‚Äú’Aquarius’ started out with just three piano parts and a beat;¬†I knew I could build something with that, but I didn’t really plan for it to be so dystopic, “said¬†¬†The Backstays¬†‘ Pete Johnston (he / him).” This person, or character, is starting to lose their humanity and succumb to pressures caused by something they’re resisting, or fighting against, all while they thought they were just biding their time. ”¬†¬†+++ info>

Matt Boudreau on tour
Acadian artist Matt Boudreau will hit the road in New Brunswick with his musicians from April 15 to May 1, 2021 to present his show in six towns and villages. The tour will begin Thursday, April 15 at 8 p.m. at Pub 981 in Néguac. The tour will continue to Miramichi, Campbellton, Caraquet, Saint-Jean and Dieppe. +++ info>

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is thrilled to announce the performers for the 2021 East Coast Music Awards Show, slated for Thursday, May 6 at Center 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The event will feature performance by New Brunswick artists Les Hay Babies and Wolf Castle . +++ info>

Lifted Right 
Denzel Subban is releasing a new tune for those who have a big truck pi for those who don’t.¬†Born in Montreal, raised in Clare, Denzel Subban is proudly black and Acadian.¬†His style says Drake but his accent says Arthur Comeau.¬†+++ info>

The Fresh AIR (artist-in-residence) program will return for the 2021 summer season. The program will support 10 artists as they engage with the public and develop their artistic practice or existing projects over five days at a NB provincial park or tourism site. // The AIR Frais program will be back for the summer 2021 season. The artist-in-residence program will be used to support 10 artists who will engage with the public and who will develop their artistic practice or current projects for five days in a provincial park or NB tourist site. +++ info>

The R10 Venue in Long Creek NB is planning a weekly Summer Club Night, and they are looking for NB-based artists. House, Techno, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Dance music Deejays, look for the Submission page on their website. +++ info>

New Music: Sunshine Rain (Remix) 
JTK, aka Josh the Killer is a Fredericton based hip-hop artist born in Lagos, Nigeria.¬†He is releasing a new single¬†Sunshine Rain¬†.¬†“Sunshine Rain is our expression of hope for much better days and things to come; Hope which is effected by already existing improvements that we currently experience in our lives.”¬†¬†+++ info>

Songwriters’ Circle
April 17 Fredericton // Grimross brewery with Josh Bravener
April 22 Saint John // Five and Dime with Brent Mason
April 23 Perth Andover // Oak tree restaurant with Aaron Crain
April 30 Marshfield PEI // The Manse with Rick Sparkes
May 1 Summerside PEI / / Red dirt girl music room with Rick Sparkes
May 15 Halifax NS // The carleton with Awolk  +++ info>

RE: FLUX 16 Artist Lineup
RE: FLUX is back for its 16th edition!¬†From May 24 to 30, 2021, tune in to the programming – taking place mainly online – and enjoy the festival regardless of your COVID alert phase or color code or geographical location!¬†With: ANDR√Č CORMIER ‚ÄĘ EMILY KENNEDY ‚ÄĘ SARAH PAG√Č ‚ÄĘ ANNA SCHIMKAT ‚ÄĘ AMY BRANDON ‚ÄĘ DARREN COPELAND ‚ÄĘ JEREMIE JONES and more¬†¬†+++ info>

Emerging New Brunswick-based music artist Stephanie David has been selected to receive the first Jane LeBlanc Music Award. The award is given out through the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund created in memory of Miramichi, born artist Jane LeBlanc. The fund is in place to assist emerging New Brunswick resident filmmakers, singers, and musicians. +++ info>

A national award for √Čmilie Landry
The music video for the song ‚ÄúBouillir d’la mis√®re‚ÄĚ by √Čmilie Landry won the first position in the ‚ÄúBest Lockdown Video‚ÄĚ category at the Canadian Independent Music Video Awards this Saturday evening, March 13, 2021.¬†The music video, shot in Moncton in the fall of 2020, is a production by videographer Louis-Philippe Chiasson.¬†The song is a humorous nod to those who tend to put their heads in the wheel.¬†We see Emilie trying, as best she can, to cook a simple bread, an obvious nod to the confinement of the last year.¬†+++ info>

Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination for Mike Bravener 
Mike Bravener has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award 2021 in the “Best Traditional Singer” category.¬†Early last summer Mike released “Depends Upon The Pay” and it is for this album’s submission that he is nominated.¬†The awards take place on line April 10th and 11th¬†¬†+++ info>

New Saint John arts & music podcast 
РTin Can Chronicles, a music and arts podcast that promotes New Brunswick artists, musicians, events, and arts workers, will be released on March 2nd at www.tincanchronicles.ca and will be available through all major podcast platforms. Tin Can Chronicles offers an insightful perspective on the music industry and the arts sector more broadly. +++ 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 ‚ÄúBook Today‚ÄĚ button on our website or email soundstage@ssiaudio.com¬†¬†+++ info>

Take a tour through the Centre’s current exhibits as if you were here, except you don’t have to wear a mask or go out into the cold.¬†Enter through the West wing of the building and stroll through Ysabelle Vautour’s exhibit in the Penny Gallery.¬†Next, make your way one-directionally through the Glencross Gallery to Diane Davis’s exhibit on the landing / the East Wing stairwell, and over to Kaitlin Hoyt’s exhibit in the West Wing stairwell and lobby.¬†¬†+++ info>


Consult the program and upcoming events on the Monument-Lefebvre website.

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@ THE CAPApr 1 // Rock’N’Roll Bingo
Apr 2 // SOLD OUT In The Zone Britney Spears Drag Show 
Apr 3 // The Hypochondriacs with Graeme Kennedy TWO SHOWS! 
Apr 9 // Gimme More! Britney Spears Drag Show
Apr 10 // Stephen Lewis Big Fun Duo
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@ THEATER CAPITOL THEATERApr 23 // The Motorleague with Kill Chicago at The Capitol Theater
May 1 // Thane Dunn’s ELVIS GREATEST HIT’S
May 15 // Jacques Surette (Coup de coeur francophone)
May 22 //  Spectacle Interconnected
May 30 // Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet |¬†Canada’s Ballet J√∂rgen
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The Edmundston Arts Center, located in a former church in the heart of downtown, is a space dedicated to the creation and dissemination of the arts. The Center offers a varied, quality artistic program through shows, creation and training workshops and exhibitions. A true crossroads of creativity, it is here that artists and the public meet to explore various forms of art. It is a space of discovery where creativity boils. +++ info>

The Caraquet Cultural Center is a non-profit organization whose main mandate is to manage the main cultural infrastructures of Caraquet, namely the Carrefour de la mer, the Cinéma du Center and the Cultural Center. Its board of directors is made up of nine people who represent the community, the municipality and the arts sector.  +++ info>

Global Music Match 2.0
ECMA is pleased to announce applications are now open for Global Music Match 2021. To apply for GMM submit  HERE.This program is an intensive 16-week, artist driven program, designed to establish connections between export-ready artists around the world. Through these introductions artists will enhance their social media skill sets, interact with new audiences, create new and engaging content and have the opportunity to work together and create musical collaborations on a global scale.

#inspiredbyNB #inspiredbyNB
THC is launching a campaign that celebrates our cultural industries ‚ÄĒ notably art, music, literature, craft, and performing arts‚ÄĒ and encourages New Brunswickers to show their support.¬†Visit¬†inspiredbyNB.ca¬†and check out the work of our artists and creators and make a purchase.¬†// TPC is launching a campaign that celebrates our cultural industries – including art, music, literature, crafts and the performing arts – and encourages New Brunswickers to show their support.¬†Visit¬†inspireparleNB.ca¬†.¬†Discover the work of our artists and designers and make a purchase.

The Career Development, Creation and Documentation Programs deadlines are coming up soon! Mark your calendars: April 1st is the deadline to apply. // The deadlines for the Career Development, Creation and Documentation programs are fast approaching! Mark the dates on your calendar: April 1 is the deadline to apply. +++ info>

With travel and gathering restrictions still in place, FACTOR will be assessing eligible virtual  Showcase  and  Tour Support  applications based on the parameters outlined in the  Virtual Performance document .When applying for a virtual performance within any of our programs:An Application Budget must be uploaded upon submission.Following the execution of the virtual event, a completed cost report must be uploaded. +++ info>

April 6 
Production of an album  РJury
Production and promotion of titles  РJury
National marketing  РJury

April 12
Development of the career of artists, skills and business