In Focus: Indigenous Music Residency 2018

It may only be February, but our experience at last week’s Indigenous Music Residency may just go down as the highlight of 2018.

From Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, some of the country’s most promising Indigenous artists gathered in southern Manitoba to talk shop, hone their skills and network with industry experts.

Hosted by Manitoba Music and Canada Council for the Arts, the week-long residency (formerly known as AMP Camp) gave emerging and mid-career musicians an opportunity to develop their business skills and expand their artistic abilities. In addition to one-on-one consultations, the artists received insights on everything from music production and royalties to social media management and touring from faculty members like Alida Kinnie Starr, David Landreth, Jarrett Martineau and MJ Dandeneau. There was also plenty of time for jamming and a closing-night concert showcasing the residency’s talent-packed lineup.

The camp also gave DD a great opportunity to connect with old friends and make a few new ones. Here’s a look back at the 2018 Indigenous Music Residency in photos.


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