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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Ziigwan Music and Arts Festival Kicks Off March 24th at Yonge-Dundas Square

3/15 UPDATE: 2023 Juno Award Nominees Aysanabee and Digging Roots have been added to the lineup, along with the full vendor list Celebrate and honour springtime at Ziigwan (SEE-gwon), a free three-day Indigenous music and arts festival at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, March 24 – 26, 2023. 106.5 Elmnt fm, Red Music Rising, Music Tourism, […]

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Twin Flames & Neon Dreams

The winter solstice is just around the corner. How are you celebrating? This year, you can tune into Capital Experience and Canadian Heritage’s, IllumiNATION from wherever you are. It’s a great opportunity to commemorate the season and learn about customs, traditions and legends from across the country. The show will feature musical performances from Twin Flames, Neon Dreams, […]

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Shawnee Kish and Sebastian Gaskin to perform in TD Music Connected Series

TD Music’s Connected Series is back for season two. The collection of free, virtual concerts highlights Black, Indigenous, South Asian, Chinese and Francophone artists. This year’s lineup is not to be missed, featuring Shawnee Kish, Sebastian Gaskin, Nimkish, Tyler Shaw, Mattmac, Leela Gilday, Don Amero, Mimi O’Bonsawin and Boogey the Beat, among many more. TD Music […]

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