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Manitoba Producer Kim Todd Wins Emmy for Fargo Manitoba’s own Kim Todd took the stage at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards to accept the award for Outstanding Miniseries for her work on Fargo. Todd, President of the locally-based company Original Pictures, is a co-producer on the highly-rated FX Network series. Fargo also won for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for the episode ‘Buridan’s Ass’ directed by Colin Bucksey. Fargo was nominated for a total of 18 Emmys. “We are so incredibly thrilled for Kim and the whole team at MGM on their major win,” said Carole Vivier, CEO & Film Commissioner for Manitoba Film & Music. “Fargo’s amazing crew and talent deserve the highest accolades for their fantastic work on this series. This is a win for the Canadian film industry as a whole.” Todd has been a producer on several local series including Falcon Beach…
Nashville, Tenn. (August 27, 2014) - Today, in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone Country, one of country music's most successful bands, SHENANDOAH, announced the return of lead singer MARTY RAYBON. Following a 17-year absence, Raybon rejoins the group this October. Excerpt from Rolling Stone Country exclusive: The voice of such classic country hits as "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Next to You Next to Me" and "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart" is back. Marty Raybon is reuniting with Shenandoah, the band he co-founded in 1984 but left after their 1997 tour to travel other musical roads. Raybon tells Rolling Stone Country that getting back together with bandmates Mike McGuire, Stan Munsey and Chris Lucas was a long time coming. "We were not a band that broke up because of dissension," he insists. "We had our disagreements, as partners do in a business relationship, [but] we were then…
25 AUGUST 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Iconic multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams is set to release his first studio album in more than six years with Tracks Of My Years, a diverse collection of time honoured classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, announced today. Releasing September 30, 2014 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, Tracks Of My Years is co-produced by Adams, David Foster and Bob Rock, and includes ten cover songs featuring a wide range of influential musical styles, from Chuck Berry's Rock & Roll Music, Ray Charles' I Can't Stop Loving You to the Beatles' Any Time At All. The collection is available for pre-order now also includes a brand new track, She Knows Me co-written with his long-time writing partner Jim Vallance. The Adams/Vallance partnership was responsible for many of Adams’ classic hits including Heaven, Summer of ‘69 and Run To You. "Making the…
iTunes in Canada top 10 for the week ending Aug. 24. ALBUMS 1 1989 _ Taylor Swift 2 Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 _ Various Artists 3 Blacc Hollywood (Deluxe Version) _ Wiz Khalifa 4 NOW: 25 Top Hits of the 1990's _ Various Artists 5 Bahamas is Afie _ Bahamas 6 Amnesia (EP) _ 5 Seconds of Summer 7 My Everything (Deluxe) _ Ariana Grande 8 Ignite the Night (Party Edition) _ Chase Rice 9 In the Lonely Hour _ Sam Smith 10 Stolen Dance (EP) _ Milky Chance SINGLES 1 Shake It Off _ Taylor Swift 2 All About That Bass _ Meghan Trainor 3 Stolen Dance _ Milky Chance 4 Bang Bang _ Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj 5 Maps _ Maroon 5 6 Chandelier _ Sia 7 Anaconda _ Nicki Minaj 8 Break Free (feat. Zedd) _ Ariana Grande 9 Stay…
Beyonce made it big at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards by winning four awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The ceremony took place Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Beyonce gave an epic performance that lasted nearly 20 minutes, following which she received an award from her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy. The “Crazy in Love” singer broke into tears after she received “the greatest living entertainer” award and kissed her husband, confounding rumors about an impending break-up. She also received the Best Collaboration award for “Drunk in Love,” which features her husband, as well as the Best Cinematography and Best Video with a Social Message awards for “Pretty Hurts.” "I have nothing to say but I am filled with so much gratitude," the 32-year-old singer reportedly said. However, Beyonce lost the Video of the Year award to Miley Cyrus, who sent her…
MFM Funded Album ‘Animism’ Lands on Short List The unique and haunting sounds of Manitoba artist Tanya Tagaq will be heard September 22, 2014 at one of the Canadian music industry’s most prestigious events. Tagaq will be the first Manitoban ever to perform at the Polaris Gala – an event that features the announcement of the Polaris Music Prize. Tagaq’s album ‘Animism’, funded by Manitoba Film & Music (MFM), is on the Polaris Music Prize short list. Only 10 Canadian albums per year are nominated to the list. The award, which also includes a $30,000 cash prize, goes to the best full-length Canadian album of the year. “We are so proud to have supported this phenomenal project,” said Carole Vivier, CEO & Film Commissioner at MFM. “Tanya’s work is entirely original and incredibly moving. This nomination is a testament to her strength as an artist, and will allow her to…
MOIST GLORY UNDERDANGEROUS SKIES TOUR WITH GUESTS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014 BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE – WINNIPEG, MB Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 @ 10AM www.livenation.com Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000 Tickets also available at all Ticketmaster Outlets Tickets (incl. GST) $24.50, $34.50 (Plus FMF & Service charges) **RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES** MULTI-PLATINUM ROCKERS, MOIST RETURN WITH THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN 15 YEARS - ‘GLORY UNDER DANGEROUS SKIES’ AVAILABLE OCTOBER 7 & ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR FIRST SINGLE, “MECHANICAL” TOPS ROCK RADIO CHARTS THIS SUMMER Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company is pleased to announce the signing of multi-platinum rockers, Moist to its roster of Canadian talent and confirm the release of their new album Glory Under Dangerous Skies on Oct. 7th along with a national tour commencing Nov 7th. Moist’s triumphant return began with a series of exclusive sold-out shows last fall and culminates…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:57

TRISHA YEARWOOD ANNOUNCES NEW MUSIC

TRISHA YEARWOOD, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE NEW MUSIC Grammy-Award Winner’s 12th Studio Album to be titled PrizeFighter Fifth Season of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on Food Network to Debut 8/23; Third Cookbook Planned; Cookware and Cutlery Lines to Launch; Additional Lifestyle Brands to be Announced (Nashville, TN – August 19, 2014) – Grammy Award-winning vocalist Trisha Yearwood has signed with Sony Music Nashville and announced that her twelfth studio album will be titled PrizeFighter on RCA Nashville. The news was shared at an event tonight that gathered friends and colleagues for an evening of food and music that she performed with members of her long-time backing band, who will join her on the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood when it kicks off in Chicago, IL on Sept. 4. The event also celebrated the start of the fifth season of her Emmy®Award-winning Food Network series, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which will…
(TORONTO – 20 August, 2014) – Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company is pleased to announce the signing of multi-platinum rockers, Moist to its roster of Canadian talent and confirm the release of their new album Glory Under Dangerous Skies on Oct. 7th along with a national tour commencing Nov 7th. Moist’s triumphant return began with a series of exclusive sold-out shows last fall and culminates with the forthcoming release of their long awaited new album which was recorded in Toronto this past winter and produced by Moist guitarist and Juno nominated producer, Mark Makoway. “Mechanical”, the first single from Glory Under Dangerous Skies has been a top 5 rock radio smash this summer. The band is poised to release their follow-up track, “Black Roses” in September. “The new album and the shows we’ve played this summer have reminded us all of how much fun it is writing…
Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Sets New Record of $503,000 Country Artist Receives Overwhelming Support Canadian country superstar and Sony Music Canada recording artist Gord Bamford generated an official record-setting $503,000 at the 7th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic in Alberta, Canada, August 13 and 14, 2014. The Gala took place at the Red Deer Sheraton Exhibition Hall near Bamford’s hometown of Lacombe, Alberta, and featured Canadian rock icons Trooper, Warner Music Nashville artistCowboy Troy, and Nashville songwriters Byron Hill, Phil O’Donnell, and Buddy Owens. Canadian country music artists Beverley Mahood, Jason Blaine and Aaron Pritchett each sang their current single, along with their favourite rock song. “August is one of my favorite times of year. We’ll be able to do so much more giving as a result of this record-setting event. I’m grateful for those friends and artists who came out to support the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation,…