Savvy Sessions // Sessions sensées

21 JUIN // Les crédits photographiques // Démystifions le travail des créateurs.trices d’images (photographes, artistes, graphistes) + discutons des meilleures pratiques en lien avec la négociation, les ententes, les approches collaboratives possibles, + les droits d’auteurs. +++ info >
22 JUNE // Photo Credits // Let's demystify the work of image creators (photographers, artists and graphic designers) and discuss best practices related to negotiation, agreements, possible collaborative approaches, and copyright. +++ info >


Enregistrement francophone: Les Hay Babies
Group Recording of the Year: Les Hay Babies
Loud Recording of the Year: Diner Drugs
Jazz Recording of the Year: Joel Miller
Folk Recording of the Year: David Myles
Dance Recording of the Year: Brdgs + FWLR
Media Person of the Year: Alex Cook
Media Outlet of the Year: The East
Industry Innovator of the Year: The CAP
Event of the Year: Levee on the Lake


JULY 5, 2021 ★
Sound Recording

5 JUILLET 2021 ★
Enregistrement sonore //


Excellence NB is making it easier to find NB-made music by launching a new NBMade online shop. This platform is FREE to our NB makers. The site sends shoppers to your selling page, such as your website, Bandcamp, etc. ENB does not process any transactions on your behalf, but rather is creating a one-stop NB-made shop and sending customers directly to you. // Excellence NB rend ça encore plus facile de trouver de la musique créée au N.-B., en lançant une boutique en ligne NBMade. Cette plateforme est GRATUITE pour les créateurs·trices du N.-B. La boutique envoie les acheteurs·euses vers votre page de vente, comme un site Web, Bandcamp, etc. ENB ne fait aucune transaction en votre nom. Nous créons simplement un guichet unique pour tout ce qui est créé au N.-B., pour permettre aux clients·es de vous trouver.

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★ OCT 21-24 2021 ★

We are recruiting delegates to attend hybrid edition of Festival/Conference (506), taking place live and online. If you are a festival programmer, venue programmer, music supervisor or other talent buyer, here is your chance to discover (or re-discover) great NB musical talent. // Nous sommes à la recherche de délégué.es qui aimeraient participer à l'édition hybride du Festival/Conférence (506), qui se déroulera en personne et en ligne. Si vous êtes responsable de la programmation de festival ou de salle, de la supervision musicale, ou autre acheteur.euse de talents, voici votre chance de découvrir (ou redécouvrir) les artistes talentueux du NB. +++ info >

Wolf Castle Announces Da Vinci's Inquest

Wolf Castle, the solo project of the New Brunswick Indigenous rapper/producer Tristan Grant, has announced his upcoming EP, Da Vinci's Inquest, and is sharing the new single 'Welfman' following the track 'Gunna' earlier this year.

“Welfman is a de-colonial, working-class banger all about being dope, stylish and intelligent,” says Grant. +++ info >

chloé breault

Chloé Breault lance l’extrait radio « Plage des morons »

Chloé Breault, lance pour les radios, juste à temps pour l’été, la chanson titre de son album, « Plage des morons ». La plage des morons a été baptisée ainsi par elle et sa famille. « C’est une plage sauvage à Grande-Anse, au N.-B. Avec ma famille et mes amis, on a décidé de la nommer comme ça parce qu’on y va pour relaxer et être éloigné des foules. Alors, nous sommes les morons en quelque sorte », explique Chloé Breault en riant. +++ info >

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Elm City String Quartet Concerts

The Elm City String Quartet will be playing in Fredericton and Saint John on July 18 and 19.  
Program: Beethoven Op. 18 No. 6 & Grieg No. 1 op. 27.

The Elm City Quartet includes Victor Vivas (violin), Mercedes Salazar (violin), Mark Kleyn (viola), and Emily Kennedy (cello). Members of the quartet come from Venezuela, Michigan, and NB. Their musicality and passion for a variety of musical styles creates an engaging experience for the performers and audience. +++ info >

Colin Fowlie album release  

Wednesday, June 19 | 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 >

Upcoming Richie Young Single  

Richie Young is releasing a new single on June 18. The new rock song called "Here Comes The Judge", is a reference to the old 60s tv show called Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. The song was recorded by Young with homemade foot drums, electric guitar, keys, and harmonica, and mixed and mastered by Steve Everett. +++ info >

New Brunswick’s Got Talent  

Are you ready to break out?  Be with friends?  Enjoy live musical performance by some amazing young NB artists? 
New Brunswick’s Got Talent, Kingsbrae Amphitheatre, St. Andrews, NB., June 26. Outdoors, fresh air, lots of room for safe social distancing. Plan now to be there! We look forward to performing for you all! +++ info >

sydney sexton


Moncton-based Singer-Songwriter Sydney Sexton continues to mould an irresistible sound that is easily recognized due in large part to her unique vocal style and smooth progressive music arrangements. The NEW Full-Length 10-Song Debut Solo Album ‘Yours Truly’ Showcases Sydney’s Many Artistic Passions fusing R&B, Adult Contemporary, and Hip-Hop sensibilities. +++ info >

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Denzel Subban et Young Corleone viennent de sortir un nouveau single, "Pas Mal Sur La Go".

Né à Montréal, grandi dans Clare, Denzel Subban est fièrement noir et Acadien. Son style dit Drake mais son accent dit Arthur Comeau.  +++ info >

jp leblanc

Nouvel extrait pour JP LeBlanc

JP LeBlanc nous donne un avant-goût de son nouvel album avec un premier extrait, Mama I’m Tired. Enregistré chez Sand Reed Studio de Petit-Rocher et chez Michael Reid Studio à Halifax, JP a écrit la musique et le texte de cette nouvelle chanson. Une collaboration spéciale avec son mentor du blues, Joe Murphy sur l’harmonica, a permis à l’artiste d’enregistrer une chanson à son image. On peut ressentir dans cette pièce toutes les influences du Delta Blues, un style privilégié tout au long du Mississippi. +++ info >

james lingley credit: Mary Lawton/Blue Butterfly Photography

James Lingley Releases New Single

James Lingley, pop singer-songwriter from Miramichi NB, has teamed up with 428 Entertainment Group (Jeff Liberty, Paul Milner), working on his full-length debut, in progress with first single "Save You" released to radio May 29, 2021. 

Co-written with Rob Bonfiglio and produced by Paul Milner. Executive Producers are Jeff Liberty and Paul Milner for 428 Entertainment Group. +++ info >

News from Andy Bast 


With hundreds of entries from coast to coast, Andy Bast has officially been selected as a finalist for the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase. This contest has been instrumental in launching the careers of Canadian country superstars such as The James Barker Band, The Reklaws, Tim Hicks, Jades Eagleson and more.  +++ info >

Adopt a Music Program! 

Students of Petitcodiac Regional School have been working hard this year creating artwork for a 20 by 8 foot mural, writing, performing as well as recording a 15 song CD of original music, titled Distantly Close. Visual Artist Fred Harrison, Multi-Award winning Singer Songwriter Keith Mullins, Singer Songwriter Christian Kit Goguen (Cirque du Soleil) and Music Teacher/ Producer Christopher Mersereau have been mentoring students throughout this process. All proceeds going directly into the Music Program. +++ info >


The struggle is real for Michael J. Foxx; a Yin and Yang  of Positive Creativity Energy versus Deep Human Emotion. For Michael J. Foxx the end game is Success Entrenched in Truth. On the Evocative NEW Album ‘It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ Michael collaborates with Like Minded Friends. This project is Michael J. Foxx at his Lyrical Best. Each song bathes in a Unique Layer of Rhythm and Reality. +++ info >

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Robbie Tucker Album Release 

Robbie Tucker Builds a Time Machine to Meet The Beatles. New Brunswick artist conjures a fantastical world with new album “Blue Candy”. He’s been compared to Paul McCartney before. But now it seems that Robbie Tucker has gone back in time and stolen their sound before it formed. Don’t be fooled - you won’t be hearing any Beatles knock-offs on Robbie Tucker’s Blue Candy - but you will wonder if Paul and Ringo didn’t have a baby, raise him in secret, and teach him to make records. +++ info >

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Sunnyside Uppers Release "ANXIETY" Music Video 

Got 55 seconds? The Saint John chapter of the storied SUNNYSIDE UPPERS are here to help you blast your pandemic blues away. Our musical outreach team of FRANKIE VALIUM, LENNY LEANSTRUM, PIERRE POLITIQUE and THE RIPPER deliver transcendence by thrash, just when you need it most. All in a day's work. +++ info >

Coffee House Freestyle  

"Coffee House Freestyle" is JTK's track #2 for the year 2021. It's a 2+ min energetic freestyle hip-hop/rap song with a verse full of bars and lyrics to get your head spinning and bumping.

It was recorded in one attempt only!

Release date: 28/05/2021

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Doctor Mother Father's New Video  

Doctor Mother Father release a new video for the track "You Are What You Are", along with news of Vinyl this summer. The project released the album Catholic in July of 2020. Due to the world being put on pause, the project remained a recording project, and was only an album available digitally on Bandcamp and streaming services. We're very excited to announce, that in 2021, their debut album will be available on vinyl July17th! Preorders will be taken for the entire month of June. +++ info >

David Myles' That Tall Distance  

David Myles shares the sophisticated, surfy “Bird Song,” ahead of his new album That Tall Distance (out 08/27). “This is an expression of my love for instrumental jazz, funk and soul,” said David Myles (he/him), of debut single, Bird Song. “As a young trumpet player I loved stuff like Donald Byrd, Grant Green, Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard. [...] Like those great recordings, I wanted to write songs that were strong enough to be able to hold everything together, but loose enough for there to be lots of room for the other players to really dig in and express themselves. That was the key for me.”  +++ info >

Four New Nominations for Laurie LeBlanc  

In addition to his two ECMA nominations, LeBlanc has received four new nominations for the 7th Annual Josie Music Awards, in Tennessee, which will take place next September. With more than 38,000 submissions, the Acadian of Bouctouche is very surprised to find himself in the following four categories Modern Country Artist of the Year, Male Country Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year “Another Night Like This” and Music Video of the Year “The Bigger The Better”. +++ info >

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Cathy Hutch's Upcoming Gigs  


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 “Book Today” button on our website or email +++ info >


The Charlotte Street Arts Centre sustains, promotes and develops the arts by providing access to an essential hub of professional resources, facilities and dynamic programming within the New Brunswick community.

For an up-to-date schedule: +++ info >


Afin de souligner le 125e anniversaire de la construction de ce puissant symbole de la renaissance acadienne, la Société du Monument-Lefebvre présentera un spectacle exclusif du groupe légendaire 1755 au magnifique théâtre du lieu historique national du Canada, le jeudi 8 juillet 2021.

Pour un horaire de spectacle à jour: +++ info >


The Cap, home for live music in Fredericton, now includes an on-site nano-brewery, daytime record retail and beer to go, all accompanied by plenty of seating on sunny or shaded patios!

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Le Centre des arts de la scène du Grand Moncton / Greater Moncton Performing Arts Centre

Pour la liste complète des spectacles reporté et/ou annulés CLIQUEZ ICI. // CLICK HERE for the up to date list of rescheduled and cancelled performances.


Le Centre des arts d’Edmundston, situé dans une ancienne église au cœur du centre-ville, est un espace dédié à la création et à la diffusion des arts. Le Centre offre une programmation artistique variée, de qualité, par l’entremise de spectacles, d’ateliers de création et de formation et d’expositions. Véritable carrefour de créativité, c’est ici que les artistes et le public se rencontrent pour explorer diverses formes d’art. Il est un espace de découverte où la créativité bouillonne. +++ info >


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 >


The ECMA is extremely excited to participate in the second edition of Global Music Match and is pleased to announce  the ECMA Team Canada line-up of superb artists from Atlantic Canada. Seven artists and groups have been chosen to participate in Global Music Match 2021 including, the Kubasonics, Émilie Landry, Terra Spencer, Pretty Archie, Jessica Pearson and The East Wind, Quote The Raven, and Andrew Waite.   +++ info >

Free workshop on blended conferences

June 23, 2021 // Led by Inga Petri and Lynn Feasey
How to design online and blended conferences: desired outcomes, target audiences, programming formats, building an effective learning and networking environment, role of speakers, budgeting, revenue streams

June 24, 2021 // Led by Jason Guille and G.R. Gritt
Event production for online and blended conferences, making digital technology choices that work in your context, including rural and remote, the production set up, digital technologies for speakers and performers.  +++ info >

Music Industry Careers Learning Hub for High School Students

MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity, is proud to announce the MusiCounts Learn TRACK Program, powered by a donation from the RBC Foundation through the RBC Emerging Artists Project: an online learning hub that exposes high school students to the scope of career possibilities in the music industry, beyond performance. +++ info >

Research Study: Diversity and Inclusion in Canada’s Music Industry

Music Canada has launched a new research study on Diversity and Inclusion in Canada’s Music Industry.  This survey intends to gain a deeper understanding of how sustained action in support of the values of equity, diversity and inclusion can better serve the music community by identifying diversity and inclusion gaps. Artists, creators, and music industry professionals are encouraged to participate in the survey.  +++ info >


The application windows for FACTOR’s Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording programs are now open and deadlines for the coming fiscal year announced. Eligibility guidelines have been updated to bring the programs into finer alignment with their intended purposes and FACTOR continues to offer programs tailored to many stages in an artist’s commercial career.  +++ info >


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.


Government of NB • Gouvernement du N-B


This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.