Plumtree Project to give underrepresented groups a chance to rock out

The Plumtree Project is a new education program by Mirus Records and the Halifax Pop Explosion designed to give eight participants access to instruments, free music lessons and a rehearsal space.(CBC)

Manitoba Music Presents – MusicWorks

Building and maintaining a career in the music industry requires a continuous balance of creativity and business expertise. To help support music entrepreneurs in gathering that critical knowledge and making connections, Manitoba Music is gearing up for a new season of professional development workshops and training opportunities: MusicWorks.(MyToba)

A Tribe Called Red Releases Virtual Reality Music Video for Indian City

“With the goal of looking forward to where technology, creativity and arts is moving to in Canada, SESQUI brought together artists from across disciplines and geographies to create a suite of immersive filmmaking stories, included on a free-for-download Virtual Reality app called MERIDIAN,” comments Andrea Stewart, Executive Producer, SESQUI. “We were elated and honoured to have been able to collaborate with the innovative DJ crew & producers of A Tribe Called Red to bring to life Indian City in interactive VR and plunge viewers into a world of music and dance they help to mix.”(Cashbox Canada)

Legendary Backstage Lounge to undergo renos, will return without live music

The popular live music venue, restaurant and bar will close at the end of 2017 for renovations before re-emerging in the new year as a restaurant without live music. News of the upcoming changes was given to employees late last week.(Vancouver Sun)

Vote For Your Favorite Native Indie Artist on the Native Trailblazers Music Awards

The Native Trailblazers Radio Show has announced a call for voting for their 2017 annual Native Trailblazers Music Awards. Voting is open until October 31st midnight.(Indian Country Media Network)

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