The Manitoba government is providing the province’s vibrant music industry with $462,000 for the Manitoba Music Industry Growth Project.
The funding will be used to open up new markets for Manitoba musicians and helping the industry stay competitive in the global marketplace.
“Manitoba is known internationally for producing groundbreaking artists and music companies,” said Sara Stasiuk, executive director of Manitoba Music.
“This investment will allow us to offer new programming to bolster the activity of our industry, build the capacity of our companies and ensure that Manitoba music continues to reach beyond our borders.”
Stasiuk said Manitoba artists released 193 albums in 2013-14, and performed at 192 domestic and international showcases.
Manitoba Music will lead the project as part of its ongoing commitment of growing the province’s music industry for the past 25 years. The non-profit, member-based industry represents over 750 members in the music industry.