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PRIX MNB AWARDS 2021
We invite our members and the New Brunswick music community to submit applications and suggestions for the 2021 Prix MNB Awards, slated to take place in October. +++ info >

Nous invitons nos membres et la communauté musicale du Nouveau-Brunswick à soumettre des candidatures et des suggestions pour les Prix MNB Awards 2021, prévus pour octobre. +++ info >

FESTIVAL (506) + EXPORTNB
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. // Le¬†Festival (506)¬†se d√©roule du 21 au 24 oct, dans diverses salles du NB. Le Festival (506) pr√©sente 12 vitrines d’artistes¬†EN √ČMERGENCE + EN D√ČVELOPPEMENT.¬†ExportNB¬†est un programme qui s’√©chelonne sur un an et qui vise √† faire progresser les carri√®res de 6 √† 8 artistes¬†PR√äT.ES √Ä L’EXPORTATION¬†+¬†QUI EXPORTENT.

SAVVY SESSION ‚ÄĘ SESSION SENS√ČE¬†¬†MAY 13
// Marketing Plan 101 · Plan de marketing 101 
You’ve created something, now what? Developing a marketing plan can be overwhelming. Join Sarah Jamer from The Syrup Factory on May 13th to review the process of creating a functional marketing plan – including tips and tricks to focus on what really matters for you!¬†+++ info >

NEXT DEADLINE // PROCHAINE DATE    
‚ėÖ JUNE¬†1, 2021 ‚ėÖ
Emerging Artist ‚ÄĘ Marketing

‚ėÖ 1 JUIN 2021¬†‚ėÖ
Artiste en d√©but de carri√®re ‚ÄĘ Marketing

mid-musicnb.org // dim-musicnb.org

New Music from Stephen Hero x Brydon Crain
Earlier this year Saint John MC Stephen Hero and Fredericton songwriter/musician Brydon Crain (Motherhood) joined forces to create a unique project of alt-rap Saint John poetry over sample-based oddball beats. Their upcoming single is called ‚ÄėPlease Don‚Äôt Bury Me,‚Äô and is accompanied by a music video shot and edited by Josh Hooper, in Fredericton.¬†+++ info >

La 20, un des grands succ√®s d‚Äô√Čdith Butler repris par Troiselle
Le beau temps revient et on ne peut s’empêcher de rêver de reprendre la route et aller à l’aventure. Un rêve qui pourra peut-être se réaliser l’été prochain sur la 20 au Québec, avec un peu de chance. Sinon, on en profitera pour sillonner nos routes et découvrir notre petit coin de pays tout en fredonnant La 20. +++ info >

Colin Fowley album release
Wednesday, June 2 | 7:30 pm | The Playhouse
The unique character of Colin Fowlie’s music fuses elements of folk, rock, blues and Americana/Canadiana with a special blend of universally themed storytelling that, along with his down-to-earth personality, create a memorable and captivating listening experience.¬†¬†+++ info >

New Song by Short For Arthur  
Moncton Based indie/alt Rock band Short For Arthur releases their 4th single ‘Note To Self’. Reminding us when keep to the simple morals in life it makes it much more enjoyable! Be sure to turn it up loud and take some notes!¬†¬†+++ info >

New single from Adyn Townes
Adyn Townes’ new single ‘Better’ (available April 23rd) is not about keeping the door open, but wishing you left yourself a spare key. The track was created from a one-sided conversation and a riff that seemed to write itself. You can find ‘Better’ on Townes’ upcoming EP ‘In Frames 2B’, which is set to be released at the end of May. Listen wherever you stream music!¬†+++ info >

Triple lancement de disques
Apr√®s plusieurs reports, c‚Äôest finalement le samedi 1er mai 2021 que trois jeunes artistes acadiens,¬†Matt Boudreau,¬†√Čmilie Landry¬†et Chlo√©¬†Breault, accompagn√©s de leurs musiciens, s‚Äôinstalleront sur la sc√®ne de la Caserne au Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe pour y pr√©senter chacun une partie de leurs nouvelles chansons.¬†+++ info >

Pallmer signs with Cymba Musci
Cymba Music Publishing is proud to announce the signing of Pallmer to their ever growing, eclectic roster. Connecting at the 2020 edition of Music/Musique NB’s Festival 506, the Toronto based global publishing company is currently introducing the duo’s entire catalogue to its worldwide network in support of their entire catalogue.¬†+++ info >

¬ęBobby Ray¬Ľ de Track of Rock
Le groupe Track of Rock¬†pr√©pare un nouveau disque, en fran√ßais, qui devrait voir le jour d‚Äôici l‚Äôautomne 2021.¬†Pour faire patienter ses fans, le groupe lance pour les radios la chanson Bobby Ray. ¬ę C‚Äôest l‚Äôhistoire d‚Äôun gars que tout le monde conna√ģt parce qu‚Äôil y a un Bobby Ray dans chaque village. On le voit partout, il a toujours une bi√®re √† la main et une cigarette √† la bouche. C‚Äôest le genre de gars qui se m√®ne la vie dure‚Ķ et qui ne fait pas toujours des choses l√©gales ¬Ľ, disent les membres du groupe en riant !¬†+++ info >

Brockway Biggs releases new single: Gift & Deed
Brockway Biggs (aka Pimp Tea) released a new single ‚ÄúGift & Deed‚ÄĚ. ¬†April is organ donation awareness month and the song shares the story of a friend who spent 7 years on dialysis due to kidney failure. Biggs started the song in 2012 in the hopes of raising awareness and to help his friend find a kidney. ¬†It‚Äôs been a long journey as he has struggled with post-concussion syndrome, but is happy to share it.¬†+++ info >

Apryll Aileen Celebrates Atlantic Canada  
Atlantic Canadian alternative pop-rock musician Apryll Aileen is releasing a new track on Friday, April 23rd inspired by her own journey to California and back to New Brunswick. A soulful singer and classically trained pianist, Aileen has played stages from Hollywood, California to London, England. +++ info >

Un Nouveau Monde
Le deuxi√®me simple de l’artiste Pat Robys est disponible maintenant sur tout les plateformes num√©riques. Cette chanson est une suite directe √† sa premi√®re chanson sortie ,”Ma Petite Sir√®ne”. Le style Rock est toujours au rendez-vous! Cette chanson paraitra √©galement sur le premier album √† venir de Pat d’ici fin 2021!¬†+++ info >

New song and video by We Left as Lions  
Moncton band We Left As Lions has released a new song called “Forget Yourself”, including a video. The video is currently available on¬†Youtube here.¬†The song will be available on streaming platforms officially as of Jun 1, 2021.

Nouvelle Chanson de Flo Durelle  
Flo Durelle lance son Plus R√©cent Extrait “Mon Bien Aim√©”. ¬†Une chanson compos√©e par Anise Bastarache. ¬†Une chanson d’amour pour la saison des amoureux. ¬†Musique disponible sur toutes plateformes num√©riques.¬†+++ info >

Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Awards
On Tuesday, April 20,2021, Honorary NBYO Patron‚ÄĒLieutenant Governor Brenda Murphy invited two New Brunswick music makers and mentors to Government House to receive this distinction, Richard Kidd and Barbara Long. The ceremony included tributes to both laureates, along with a performance by the Sistema NB Fredericton Children‚Äôs Orchestra, conducted by Centre Director‚ÄĒVictor Vivas.¬†+++ info >

Spectacle au profit du Gala de la chanson de Caraquet
Un spectacle bénéfice virtuel au profit du 52e Gala de la chanson de Caraquet, auquel une vingtaine d’artistes participent, sera présenté au grand public du 30 avril au 7 mai prochain. Afin de soutenir la pérennité du Gala de la chanson de Caraquet, véritable tremplin qui a contribué à l’épanouissement de plus de 600 artistes émergents depuis 1969, une vingtaine d’artistes unissent leurs voix dans le cadre d’un spectacle bénéfice.  +++ info >

Songwriters’ Circle
Songwriters’ Tour with
Colin Fowlie, Kylie Fox + Blaire Nicolle 
pick up a local artist in each town they perform.

April 30 Marshfield PEI // The Manse w/ Rick Sparkes
May 1 Summerside PEI // Red dirt girl music room w/ Rick Sparkes
May 15 Halifax NS // The carleton w/ Awolk +++ info >

FLOURISH Festival announces 50+ performers
Fredericton’s FLOURISH Festival has shared an impressive line-up ahead of its June 10-13 edition, announcing Motherhood, Wolf Castle, Century Egg, Eliza Niemi, LXVNDR, and nearly fifty other artists. Festival performances will encompass music, art, installations, workshops, poetry, and more, in a mix of in-person and digital events.  +++ info >

NEELY G SEEKING ARTISTS 
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 >

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 colour code or geographical location! With: ANDR√Č CORMIER ‚ÄĘ EMILY KENNEDY ‚ÄĘ SARAH PAG√Č ‚Äʬ†ANNA SCHIMKAT ‚ÄĘ AMY BRANDON ‚ÄĘ DARREN COPELAND ‚ÄĘ JEREMIE JONES and more¬†+++ 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 >

@ CHARLOTTE STREET ARTS CENTRE
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‚Äôs exhibit in the Penny Gallery. Next, make your way one-directionally through the Glencross Gallery to Diane Davis‚Äôs exhibit on the landing / the East Wing stairwell, and over to Kaitlin Hoyt’s exhibit in the West Wing stairwell and lobby.¬†¬†+++¬†info >

@ TH√Č√āTRE DU MONUMENT-LEFEBVRE22 MAI //
Sous la direction artistique de Kevin McIntyre, vous √™tes invit√©s √† un spectacle en personne qui connectera le public des salles la m√™me soir√©e. Vous aurez acc√®s √† des artistes en personne et vous verrez en direct sur √©cran g√©ant les artistes ainsi que le public des autres salles tout au long de la soir√©e. Avec Danny Boudreau, Jacques et Josiane Comeau, et Menoncle Jason et P’tit Belliveau.¬†+++¬†info >

@ THE CAP
Apr 30 // Delirious Monks with The Stonemasons
May 1 // Queens & Queers Benefit Drag Show
May 7 // Cavedweller with A Lucid Nightmare
May 8 // Comedy Night+++ info >

@ TH√Č√āTRE CAPITOL THEATRE
Apr 23 // The Motorleague with Kill Chicago at The Capitol Theatre
Apr 25 // Harry Potter Flies In with Symphony NB
May 1 //¬†Thane Dunn‚Äôs ELVIS GREATEST HIT’S
May 1 // Playing with Fire
May 15 // Jacques Surette (Coup de coeur francophone)
May 22 // Spectacle Interconnecté
+++ info >

@ CENTRE DES ARTS D’EDMUNDSTON
Le Centre des arts d‚ÄôEdmundston, situ√© dans une ancienne √©glise au cŇďur du centre-ville, est un espace d√©di√© √† la cr√©ation et √† la diffusion des arts.¬†Le Centre offre une programmation artistique vari√©e, de qualit√©, par l‚Äôentremise de spectacles, d‚Äôateliers de cr√©ation et de formation et d‚Äôexpositions. V√©ritable carrefour de cr√©ativit√©, c‚Äôest ici que les artistes et le public se rencontrent pour explorer diverses formes d‚Äôart. Il est un espace de d√©couverte o√Ļ la cr√©ativit√© bouillonne.¬†+++ info >

@ CENTRE CULTUREL DE CARAQUET
Le Centre culturel de Caraquet offre gratuitement des locaux insonorisés pour les artistes et enseignant(e)s en musique et chant. 125 pieds carrés par local, un piano droit dans chaque local et autres instruments de musique disponibles sur demande. Pour réservations: 506.726.5001  +++ info >

FRANCOFÊTE EN ACADIE
Les inscriptions aux vitrines 2021 et au r√©pertoire d’offres de spectacles 22-23 sont lanc√©es!
 
Rendez-vous sur notre¬†site internet¬†afin de conna√ģtre tous les d√©tails. La date limite pour remplir un formulaire d’inscription est fix√©e au 28 mai. L‚Äô√©dition 2021 de la FrancoF√™te en Acadie √† Dieppe sera r√©alis√©e en formule hybride du mardi 2 au samedi 6 novembre prochain.

2021 HONOURARY AWARD RECIPIENTS
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is very pleased to unveil the recipients of the 2021 Honorary East Coast Music Awards. 

Congratulations to New Brunswick’s Jamie Steel (Industry Builder Award) and Peter Rowan (Stompin’ Tom Award).

CBC MUSIC SEARCHLIGHT
Submissions open next Monday April 19th and close on May 3rd.Artists enter the contest by uploading a song to YouTube and filling out our new easy-to-use entry form on our website. Each entry will be judged on audio only, and should be an original song, in any genre.  The contest is open to all emerging artists, signed or unsigned, as long as they comply with the Rules and Regulations (pdf).

Contact East 2021
If you haven’t already heard: Contact East 2021 will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick from Thursday, September 23rd to Saturday, September 25th. Artists submissions are NOW LIVE!

Thinking about applying to showcase at Contact East? Join us at our “Do I want to Showcase” panel discussion on Thursday, April 22 at 12pm AST for tons of tips to create a successful submission.¬†+++ info¬†>

ARTS NB NEWS // NOUVELLES DE ARTS NB
The May 1st deadline for the Career development Program is coming up! Please note: since May 1st falls on a Saturday, you have until Monday May 3rd to submit your application. // La date limite du 1er mai pour le programme de Développement de carrière s’en vient vite! Veuillez noter : puisque la date limite du 1er mai tombe un samedi, vous avez jusqu’à lundi le 3 mai, pour déposer votre demande. +++ info >

NEWS FROM FACTOR
FACTOR will be holding a virtual information session on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ET.
The event is open to artists and entrepreneurs who self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Intersex, Queer, Two-Spirit, Asexual, Genderqueer, including those who identify as part of the LGBTQ2 community, but use different terms or concepts to refer to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression.+++ info >

NOUVELLES DE MUSICACTION
Lancé officiellement le 10 mars dernier, le Soutien aux événements de musique devant public (ou le SEP, pour faire plus simple!) vise à appuyer la présentation d’événements musicaux sécuritaires dans le contexte actuel, tels les spectacles, les vitrines et les tournées d’artistes canadiens, devant un public en présentiel comme en virtuel. La nouvelle initiative est dotée d’une enveloppe de 6 M$ et veut stimuler l’emploi d’artistes, de musiciens, de techniciens et autres travailleurs et fournisseurs de services canadiens du secteur musical.