Ottawa music industry facing “boom” of musicians according to local music coalition

Mayor Mark Suticliffe standing in front of a podium at the CMAs of 2023. A band is behind him watching him talk.

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) is seeing more musicians joining their coalition since the pandemic provided a period of creativity to aspiring artists. Melanie Brulée, executive director of the OMIC is encouraged to see this level of growth. The City of Ottawa is well known for its love of music, Brulée said, and that […]

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Aysanabee’s second-ever album nominated for 2024 Junos

Aysanabee leaning against a white podium.

Aysanabee, an Oji-Cree singer-songwriter, is up for three nominations at the 2024 JUNOs with last year’s album release Here and Now. His October 2023 released album has given him nominations for these categories: Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year. With these nominations, he is the most […]

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NEW SHOW ALERT: Join Missy Knott for Pass The Mic Every Sunday Starting October 22

Join Curve Lake First Nation‘s Missy Knott every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm for Pass The Mic, Elmnt fm’s newest show dedicated to amplifying Indigenous voices. Come hang out with Missy, along with some of your favourite Indigenous artists, as they talk about music, issues, and anything else that’s on their mind. Whether you want […]

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Trailblazing Musician Buffy Sainte-Marie Retires From Live Performances

Cree musician Buffy Sainte-Marie has announced she is retiring from touring and live performances. The 82-year old has blazed a trail for Indigenous artists, including being the first Indigenous person to win an Academy Award. She made the decision for a number of reasons, citing physical challenges and health concerns in the announcement on social […]

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