Stingray Rising Stars https://blog.stingray.com/risingstars en Silla and Rise | Stingray Rising Stars | Moundial Montreal 2018 https://blog.stingray.com/silla-and-rise-stingray-rising-stars-moundial-montreal-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Silla and Rise | Stingray Rising Stars | Moundial Montreal 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/61" lang="" about="/user/61" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Digital Drum</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/03/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>Featuring four days of panel sessions, networking opportunities and live performances, the Mundial Montreal world music summit can help catapult the careers of emerging artists from around the globe. This year’s edition, held from Nov. 13-16, was especially rewarding for Canada’s own Silla and Rise.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>In addition to turning heads with their sold-out showcase, the Juno-nominated trio took home a Stingray Rising Stars award and a $2,000 prize. Made up of Cynthia Pitsiulak and Charlotte Qamaniq of Nunavut, and Erik Vani aka Rise Ashen of Ottawa, the group blends traditional Inuit throat-singing and futuristic dance-floor beats for a sound they describe as “intergalactic house music and alien hip hop.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Launched in 1998 as Galaxie Rising Star, The Stingray Rising Stars program sets out to “discover, encourage, promote and champion new up-and-coming Canadian artists.” Over the last 15 years, the program has provided more than 1,000 bursaries to artists including Boogat, William Prince and more.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“Contributing to the career advancement of up-and-coming artists and their breakthrough into new markets is one of Stingray’s core values,” says Mathieu Péloquin, senior vice president, Marketing and Communications of Stingray. “The inspiring talent of Canadian artists make them true ambassadors of our creativity. Stingray wishes to tangibly participate in their success. It is therefore with enthusiasm that we renew every year our commitment by presenting Stingray Rising Stars awards at numerous events across the country.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Prior to winning the award, Silla and Rise performed as a part of Mundial Montreal’s Indigenous Sounds series, giving the audience a glimpse of their electric stage presence.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“Our live show is very improvisational and ranges far and wide,” say Silla and Rise. “Using the sounds and textures of our recorded songs, we improvise and “battle” each other in the same way that traditional throat singers do, but as a trio with rise performing electronic percussion with samples. Tempos, feeling and intensity vary to the extreme and every performance is unique. The same song can sound completely different depending on the venue and the crowd.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The Indigenous Sounds series also showcased <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/Jeremy-Dutcher-2018-Polaris" target="_blank">2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher</a></span></span> and featured a panel discussion called<em> Idle No More III: Indigenous Renaissance</em>. The summit’s significant focus on Indigenous talent provided further proof that there is indeed a musical renaissance taking shape in Canada.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“More and more people are starting to take notice because of the reconciliation that is taking place between indigenous and non-indigenous people,” say Silla and Rise, who are currently working on their second album. “Indigenous people worldwide are rising up and using our voice, music, culture and art to connect, celebrate and reconcile in a modern way.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“We think it is just the beginning and we’re really looking forward to what the future holds for Indigenous music.”</span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Silla and Rise Studio" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="30a30118-a9ef-4c16-aa95-211dd29893ee" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Silla%20and%20Rise%20Studio.jpeg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span><span class="color-white size-normal">''We are so humbled to have received the Stingray prize! Its exciting to have Indigenous music being celebrated and recognized and we are proud to share our blend of traditional and contemporary Inuit throat singing with the world. We are hard at work on our new album and our new material is road-tested and tight! We have been recording and we can’t wait to start unleashing it!''</span></span></p> <p><span><span class="color-white tinytext">Silla and Rise</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keep up with Canada's Indigenous music talent on <a href="http://digitaldrum.ca/">digitaldrum.ca</a></strong></p> <p><em><span class="tinytext">This article was originally published on <a href="http://digitaldrum.ca/">digitaldrum.ca</a>. Reproduced with permission from the author. </span> </em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/prixetoiles" hreflang="en">Prix Étoiles Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/digitaldrum" hreflang="en">Digital Drum</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Silla and Rise</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/Silla%20and%20Rise%20February%2017.JPG" width="1000" height="679" alt="Silla and Rise" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:46:21 +0000 Digital Drum 632 at https://blog.stingray.com Mackenta | Artist Mentorship Day | Stingray Rising Stars https://blog.stingray.com/mackenta-artist-mentorship-day <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mackenta | Artist Mentorship Day | Stingray Rising Stars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/78" lang="" about="/user/78" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ariane</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/21/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>As part of our partnership with</span> Women in Music Canada, we had the pleasure of welcoming a talented young artist from Toronto, Mackenta, for a full day of mentorship and knowledge sharing.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Context</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><a href="http://mackenta.com/" target="_blank">Mackenta</a> was one of our 3 finalists during our <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/sorority-women-music-canada-stingray-rising-stars" target="_blank">Stingray Rising Stars showcase</a> in September 2018. Our winner, The Sorority was awarded with a $2,000 cash prize to create their next music video. Our runner-up Mackenta delivered an exceptional fusion of atmospheric hip-hop, moving vocals, and polished song writing.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Stingray Music had the pleasure of offering Mackenta the opportunity to visit Stingray’s Montreal headquarters for a day of mentorship. She let us know what topics interest her and we made it happen. Mackenta met members of our legal, marketing, social media, video, and music programming teams who were delighted to contribute to the advancement of her career. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Mentorship Day</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Mackenta arrived in snowy Montreal on November 15th, courtesy of our partners <a href="https://www.viarail.ca/en" target="_blank">VIA Rail</a>. Bright and early the next morning, she met with Ariane Charbonneau, Sponsorships and Partnerships Manager. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Mackenta’s first meeting took place over breakfast and coffee with Eric Ayotte, Manager, Music Partnerships, North America, to learn about the art of working with a publicist and/or a PR company. Eric’s past experience as a publicist was more than welcomed by the artist.</span></span></span></p> <p>Mackenta was then treated to a one-hour deep-dive into social and digital branding for artists with our Social Media Strategist Gabrielle Bélanger and Community Manager Lucille Kerysaouen. The ladies talked about best practices and went over the artists’ platforms to help her optimize her online presence.</p> <p><span><span><span>The day had just started!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>After a quick break, our karaoke queen, Teresa Lang, Product Manager, Stingray Karaoke met with Mackenta to brief her on the world of karaoke as well as Stingray’s vast array of karaoke products. Maybe we’ll get to sing along to one of her songs soon!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="Mackenta &amp; Stingray team 1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5ebe6f5b-f3bf-42c8-98ce-0e0b78b61a32" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Mackenta%20%26%20team%201_0.jpg" /></span></span></span></p> <p><span>Content Manager and Host &amp; Producer of Stingray PausePlay, Zac Monson, talked about programming at Stingray Music and Stingray PausePlay. Mackenta and Zac talked about how programming works at Stingray, music production, interviewing best practices, and their shared passion for making music.</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">All this learning opened everyone’s appetite! Lunch took place in Stingray’s cafeteria where Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO and Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing Communications had a quick meet and greet with the artist.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Eric Beaulé, Production Manager &amp; Programmer for Stingray Karaoke. kicked off the afternoon with Mackenta by talking about publishing and royalties. Together they looked at opportunities for independent artists to support themselves, covered streaming revenues, traditional radio, publishing deals, sync licenses for TV and film. Eric was impressed by Mackenta's talent, her eye for business, and her background (she almost had a career in law).</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Sophie Beaulieu, Programmer, Music Videos, and Mathieu Beauregard</span>, <span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Programming Manager Linear channels, discussed the process of music video programming at Stingray and related </span>analytics. They also discussed why music videos are as important now as they’ve ever been, and how they play a significant part of today’s consumption of music.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><img alt="Mackenta &amp; Stingray team 2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="77c51657-2a60-4bf4-a9cf-33d3a5bd95dd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Mackenta%20%26%20team%202%20%282%29.jpg" /></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Mackenta got to know a little bit more about successful branding strategies and marketing campaigns thanks to Frédérick Ranger, Vice-President, Product Marketing, over a jam session in the Stingray Café.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Product Marketing Specialist Philippe Papineau was the last one to share his knowledge with Mackenta over a well-deserved glass of red wine! Philippe concluded this full day of learning with an overview of the company and what we do. This enabled the artist to put all the pieces together and get a better perspective on what she had learned during the day.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><img alt="Mackenta &amp; Stingray team 3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="46e8f7c3-c45d-45b3-ac5d-1473f800348d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Mackenta%20%26%20team%203.jpg" /></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Mackenta is a talented and serious artist that understands that the music business is the intersection between a commercial art and entrepreneurship.</span> </span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Mackenta’s impressions</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>“My visit to Stingray was both fun and insightful. I was able to learn directly from music industry experts and experience the unique and exciting Stingray work culture. It was helpful to be mentored on things specifically catered to my career needs; from music programming, to marketing to royalties. After my visit I feel refreshed and re-inspired in my career and creative direction. Any emerging artist could benefit from this opportunity. Thank you to everyone at Stingray for making me feel welcome, and especially to Ariane Charbonneau for setting this up!”</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>About Mackenta</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Mackenta serenades her listeners with intricate lyrics, unconventional thoughts, and ambient sounds. She first gained popularity with her single "Issues", which has been featured by OVO Sound Radio, The Source, and HotNewHipHop. Her debut EP, Over The Influence (2016), features production from JUNO award- winning Gavin Bradley (JackSoul, Serena Ryder.) Mackenta’s most recent single, “No Finesse”, premiered on Noisey and was featured on Spotify Official Playlists like, “Just Vibin”. She comments, “I’m just writing about the human experience, through my experiences. I’m writing about the things that don’t make me perfect.”</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/prixetoiles" hreflang="en">Prix Étoiles Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/hiphop" hreflang="en">Hip-Hop</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Mackenta and the Stingray Team | © Ariane Charbonneau &amp; Stingray</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-11/meta_0.png" width="1142" height="647" alt="Mackenta &amp; the Stingray team" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:34:14 +0000 Ariane 625 at https://blog.stingray.com Bui J.J. Jun Li | OSM 2018 | Prix Étoiles Stingray https://blog.stingray.com/bui-jj-jun-li-osm-2018-prix-etoiles-stingray <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bui J.J. Jun Li | OSM 2018 | Prix Étoiles Stingray</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/78" lang="" about="/user/78" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ariane</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/19/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Aux termes d’une finale captivante à la Maison symphonique, devant un public conquis et ravi, l’édition 2018 du Concours OSM Manuvie s’est terminée samedi soir, le 17 novembre, avec la consécration du lauréat du Grand Prix : Carter Johnson.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Les jeunes candidats étaient émus et fébriles lors de cette remise des prix. Comme chaque année, les membres prestigieux du jury, les donateurs et les nombreux partenaires de la scène musicale canadienne remettaient de très nombreux prix : bourse en argent, possibilité de donner un récital ou un concert, bourses couvrant les frais d’hébergement et de scolarité pour des stages de perfectionnement au sein de prestigieuses institutions musicales. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Le Prix Étoiles Stingray</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Le public était invité à voter en ligne ou en salle pour le candidat de son choix sur la plateforme de vote de Stingray Musique, fier partenaire du Concours. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Au-delà de 7500 personnes ont participé au processus de vote. C’est Bui J.J. Jun Li qui a conquis le cœur des spectateurs, recevant plus de 17% des votes. Le jeune artiste s’est ainsi vu remettre une bourse de 2 500 $ gracieuseté de Stingray Musique. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Les 19 finalistes du Prix Étoiles Stingray:</span></span></span></h3> <ul><li><span><span><span>Samantha Ballard (Harpe)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Phoebe Powell (Harpe)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Clara Wang (Harpe)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Alessia_Lepori (Harpe)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Felix Hong (Piano A)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Nicole Linaksita (Piano A)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Jaeden Izik Dzurko (Piano A)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Kevin Ahfat (Piano A)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Soo Jin Chung (Piano A)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Jean-Luc Therrien (Piano A)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Zhan Hong Xiao (Piano A)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Carter Johnson (Piano A)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Leonid Nediak (Piano B)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Henry From (Piano B)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Hugo Russell (Piano B)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Bui J.J. Jun Li (Piano B)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Carey Wang (Piano B)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Kevin Chen (Piano B)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Joshua Wong (Piano B)</span></span></span></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span>À propos du gagnant</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Jun Li (J. J.) a commencé ses études de piano à l'âge de cinq ans. Il étudie actuellement avec Li Wang, boursier du programme The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artist Program.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>J. J. a remporté les honneurs dans de nombreux concours et festivals, y compris les plus grands honneurs en 2014 et en 2015 au Concours de musique du Canada. En 2015, le Toronto Star a nommé JJ parmi les douze Torontois inspirants âgés de moins de 12 ans. En février 2016, à 11 ans, il a reçu le grand prix du CBC Piano Hero Contest, un concours annuel de CBC qui couronne le meilleur pianiste canadien amateur. La même année, étant le plus jeune candidat, il remporte le premier prix dans la catégorie junior du concours Midwest International Piano Competition dans l'Iowa. En 2016, J. J. a également été nommé l'un des trente meilleurs musiciens canadiens classiques âgés de moins de 30 ans. En mars 2017, Jun li Bui est lauréat du Concours international de piano d'Aarhus, au Danemark.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/prixetoiles" hreflang="en">Prix Étoiles Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/classical" hreflang="en">Classical</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Bui J.J. Jun Li, Gagnant du Prix Étoiles Stingray | © Antoine Saito</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-11/OS181117web-215.jpg" width="5111" height="3407" alt="Bui J.J. Jun Li " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:42:55 +0000 Ariane 624 at https://blog.stingray.com Vanessa Croome | Atelier Lyrique 2018 | Prix Étoiles Stingray https://blog.stingray.com/vanessa-croome-atelier-lyrique-2018-prix-etoiles-stingray <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanessa Croome | Atelier Lyrique 2018 | Prix Étoiles Stingray</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/78" lang="" about="/user/78" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ariane</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/19/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Chaque année l’Opéra de Montréal, fidèle partenaire de Stingray Musique, accueille de nouveau talents dans le cadre de l’Atelier Lyrique. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Pour une deuxième année, l’Atelier Lyrique a organisé le majestueux <strong>Gala TALENT </strong>pour accueillir ces nouveaux artistes. Cette année, le gala pour les Auditions Nationales a eu lieu à la magnifique Salle Wilfrid Pelletier le 14 novembre.  Le gala a offert aux invités un encan silencieux, les auditions des finalistes ainsi qu’un délectable souper agrémenté d’une performance, culminant avec l’encan crié. Tout pour l’amour de l’opéra! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Les artistes <span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">sont sélectionnés par le jury composé de Michel Beaulac, Chantal Lambert, Marie-Ève Scarfone, John Norris et Richard Margison. </span>En 2018-2019, 9 chanteurs finalistes, sélectionnés parmi plus de 130 artistes, prennent part à cette aventure!</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Rebecca Cuddy, Mezzo-soprano </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Jean-Philippe Mc Clish, Baryton-basse</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Kirsten LeBlanc, Soprano</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Elias Theocharidis, Ténor </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Chelsea van Pelt, Soprano</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Georgia Burashko, Mezzo-soprano </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Matthew Dalen, Ténor </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Vanessa Croome, Soprano </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Zachary Rioux, Ténor </span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><br /><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Plus de 400 personnes ont voté sur la plateforme de vote de Stingray Musique pour leur artiste préféré. C’est la soprano Vanessa Croome qui a remporté les honneurs (et près de 42% des votes), accompagnés du Prix Étoiles Stingray d’une valeur de 3 000 $. Elle a choisi d’interpréter « En proie à la tristesse » de Rossini (Le Compte Ory) se faisant remarquer par sa technique et son aise sur scène.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><img alt="Vote et souper" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="252dcabc-35f2-4ee9-96c4-dad529f9fd81" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Atelier%20Lyrique.jpg" /></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">À propos de Vanessa Croome</span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Vanessa Croome aime interpréter un répertoire très varié. Récemment, elle a chanté Miss Wordsworth dans <i>Albert Herring</i>, Pamina dans <i>La Flûte enchantée</i> et Cunegonde dans <i>Candide</i> avec Opera McGill. Passionnée par l’opéra d’aujourd’hui, Vanessa a récemment a été la doublure pour le rôle de Josephine Young dans la création mondiale d’<i>An American Soldier</i> à l’Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.</span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Remise du prix Etoiles Stingray" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b8b2dd15-3207-41d8-820c-88edec64f663" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/2-RemisePrix-2018_teasers_100_%C2%A9%20Brent%20Calis%20Photography.jpg" /><figcaption>Remise du Prix Étoiles Stingray | © Brent Calis Photography<br /> De gauche à droite: Ariane Charbonneau (Stingray Musique), Vanessa Croome et Chantal Lambert (Directrice, Opéra de Montréal)</figcaption></figure><h3><span><span><span><strong>À propos de l’Atelier Lyrique</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Résidence d’artistes pour chanteurs d’opéra et pianistes-chefs de chant canadiens, l’Atelier est un tremplin de perfectionnement professionnel.  Unique en son genre au Québec en termes de durée, de rémunération et de ressources, il offre formation et expérience scénique aux artistes lyriques canadiens au plus fort potentiel de carrière.  Seul programme au Canada à former ses recrues dans les deux langues officielles, il facilite un réseautage et un rayonnement dans les pays francophones et partout dans le monde. </span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Cocktail" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a50d4958-0bad-4449-8f73-31e9a21ee5e8" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/2-Cocktail-LAYzViQA_%C2%A9%20Brent%20Calis%20Photography.jpeg" /><figcaption>Cocktail tout en musique! | © Brent Calis Photography</figcaption></figure><p><br /><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/opera" hreflang="en">Opera</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/prixetoiles" hreflang="en">Prix Étoiles Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/atelier-lyrique" hreflang="en">Atelier Lyrique</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Vanessa Croome sur scène | © Brent Calis Photography</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-11/1-META-Vanessa%20Croome_%C2%A9%20Brent%20Calis%20Photography_0.jpg" width="1000" height="667" alt="Vanessa Croome sur scène" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:54:24 +0000 Ariane 623 at https://blog.stingray.com Patrice Michaud et Yan England | ADISQ 2018 | Prix Étoiles Stingray https://blog.stingray.com/patrice-michaud-yan-england-adisq-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Patrice Michaud et Yan England | ADISQ 2018 | Prix Étoiles Stingray</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/78" lang="" about="/user/78" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ariane</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/25/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>C’est dans la salle comble du MTelus (anciennement le Métropolis) qu’a eu lieu le 14e Premier Gala de l’ADISQ. Pour l’occasion, Marie-Mai et Yann Perreau ont animé pour la première fois cette soirée si attendue avec brio.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Un nouveau concept d'animation qui se veut le début d'une tradition où des artisans de la chanson pourront faire valoir leurs talents d'animateurs. Cet événement de remise de trophées Félix artistiques souligne la diversité de notre musique dans tous ses styles. </span></span></span></p> <h3>Prix Étoiles Stingray</h3> <p><span><span><span>Stingray Musique était fier de s’associer encore cette année à l’ADISQ pour le 40e Gala de l’ADISQ dans le cadre de son programme Prix Étoiles Stingray pour la catégorie « Vidéo de l’année ».</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Présentée au tout début de la soirée, c’est l’auteur-compositeur-interprète Patrice Michaud, qui a remporté le trophée et le Prix Étoiles Stingray d’une valeur de 5000$ pour « La saison des pluies ». Scénarisé et réalisé par Yan England («1:54»), ce vidéoclip met en vedette Bianca Gervais et Jonathan Charbonneau qui prêtent leurs traits à un couple d'amoureux et de parents dont la vie est chamboulée par l'arrivée d'un cancer du cerveau qui emportera l'homme. L’écriture de la pièce, qui traite de deuil et qui est tirée de l'album <em>Almanach</em> paru en février 2017, a été « ardue » et « exigeante » selon l’artiste.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Nous levons par le fait même nos chapeaux aux vidéoclips extraordinaires des autres nommés, Isabelle Boulay, Lydia Képinski, Eman X Vlooper, Pierre Lapointe et Philippe Brach. <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/adisq-2018-devoilement-des-nominations-2018-prix-etoiles-stingray?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">À voir!</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Au courant de la soirée, Beyries, Émile Bilodeau, Boogat, Dumas, Jordan Officer, Gabrielle Shonk et Mara Tremblay ont également tous offert des prestations uniques et endiablées. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Toujours plus !</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Découvrez nos <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK0JPjrzG7BSMdW0b-mGoT1MX2WO-8KVg" target="_blank">entrevues Stingray PausePlay</a> avec certains des gagnants et gagnantes du Premier Gala de l’ADISQ 2018 en attendant les paillettes et les projecteurs du Gala de dimanche.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/adisq" hreflang="en">ADISQ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/prixetoiles" hreflang="en">Prix Étoiles Stingray</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Yan England, Patrice Michaud et Ariane Charbonneau</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-10/Patrice_Michaud_Yan_England_Ariane_Charbonneau.jpg" width="1000" height="800" alt="Yan England, Patrice Michaud et Ariane Charbonneau" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 19:46:39 +0000 Ariane 609 at https://blog.stingray.com Attica Riots | BreakOut West 2018 | Stingray Rising Stars https://blog.stingray.com/attica-riots-breakout-west-2018-stingray-rising-stars <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Attica Riots | BreakOut West 2018 | Stingray Rising Stars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/78" lang="" about="/user/78" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ariane</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/15/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>This year’s BreakOut West Festival took place from October 10 to 14, 2018 in beautiful Kelowna, BC. BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Stingray Music was there to participate as a perennial sponsor of the Western Canadian Industry Awards Brunch which took place on Saturday, October 13 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, BC. This year we were honoured to present the prestigious Recording of the Year Award as part of our Stingray Rising Stars program. Honourees included Terry Jacks who received the 2018 Heritage Award, and Allan Reid who was presented with the 2018 Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award. The Canadian Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Induction also took place, honouring Spirit of the West’s iconic song, “Home for a Rest” (written by John Mann and Geoffrey Kelly), and Kelowna-born rock band, The Grapes Of Wrath, were inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall Of Fame.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This year’s Recording of the Year Award nominees were:</span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Attica Riots – MB</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Bend Sinister – BC</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Dear Rouge – BC</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Kacy &amp; Clayton – SK</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Leeroy Stagger – AB</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>It was <a href="http://atticariots.com/" target="_blank">Attica Riots</a> who was selected as winner of the category and awarded with Stingray Music’s Stingray Rising Stars bursary of a value of 2,000$. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>About the winners:</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>The members of Canada's Attica Riots (Bobby Desjarlais, Anders Erickson &amp; Kyle Erickson) have what can only be described as a cosmic musical connection. This trio are known to create fiery and infectious alt rock anthems and deliver sharp lyricism and rock-solid musicianship. 2018 is looking to be the year that Attica Riots – who are signed to Five Seven, which is part of Eleven Seven Label Group – make an indelible mark outside of Canada with their worldwide debut release, produced by Mark Needham (American Authors, Imagine Dragons, The Killers).</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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The event is a yearly gathering of the roots music clans not just from Ontario but from across Canada who come together for showcases and panels. Many US and European delegates participated under the Export Development Program (EDP), potentially offering performance and music release opportunities in their territories. There were also EDP one-on-one sessions where delegate artists had face-to-face meetings with visiting event and venue buyers, festival artistic directors, agents, and more.</p> <p>Folk Music Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that has supported the growth and development of the folk music community and industry for the last 30 years. Today, Folk Music Ontario is the largest folk and roots music organization in Canada and serves its members as a recognized arts service organization.</p> <p>Stingray Music is proud to be the annual presenter of the Stingray Rising Stars Award as part of the FMO Awards brunch, and to have the opportunity to support many up and coming artists, many of whom have later gone onto international touring and signings. Simply witness one of last year's winners, AHI, whose album is now climbing the US Americana and Folk charts.</p> <p>This year, Greg Torrington, Stingray's Roots Music Programmer, presented prizes of $1,000 each to The O'Pears for their English language song " Quite Now" and to Franco-Ontarian duo Georgian Bay for its song "Roi", which they also beautifully performed acapella at the Gala Awards.</p> <p>“We wanted to thank you once again for the Stingray Rising Stars award. The financial support, along with the recognition that comes with the award is so appreciated, and we feel so fortunate and supported by our music community. Please pass on our gratitude to your team.”</p> <h2>About the winners</h2> <h3><a href="http://www.theopears.com/" target="_blank">The O’Pears</a> </h3> <p>The O’Pears are a Toronto-based contemporary folk trio made up of Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris and Meg Contini, three songwriters who weave stories that stir the spirit and capture the timeless character of folk music. They recently performed to high acclaim at festivals such as Summerfolk, Great Heart Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival and have been featured live with Royal Wood, Good Lovelies, Michelle Willis, and Coco Love Alcorn. Each band member a distinctly talented musician with a stand-alone voice, style, and stage presence, when these three come together it is breathtaking. The O’Pears continue to bring a strong, honest voice to the modern female perspective.</p> <h3><a href="https://www.georgianbayband.com/" target="_blank">Georgian Bay</a></h3> <p>The 2016 Polaris prize nominated bilingual duo Georgian Bay features the soaring vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalists Joëlle Westman and Kelly Lefaive. Fearlessly fusing elements of electronic, jazz, chamber music, and pop to their folk roots, Georgian Bay’s music is uniquely Canadian, intertwining lyrics in English and French. Georgian Bay just released the second volume of “Courage”, a two-volume album which fuses elements of electronic, jazz and chamber music to their folk roots and explores the human experience in shadow and light.</p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Image credit: Mike Bourgeault </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-10/FMO%20blogpost.PNG" width="1231" height="693" alt="FMO" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 18:16:35 +0000 Greg 594 at https://blog.stingray.com Festival Western St-Tite 2018 | Prix Étoiles Stingray https://blog.stingray.com/festival-western-st-tite-2018-prix-etoiles-stingray <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Festival Western St-Tite 2018 | Prix Étoiles Stingray</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/78" lang="" about="/user/78" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ariane</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 09/21/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Rien n’incarne mieux ni plus fidèlement la culture country au Québec que le Festival Western de St-Tite! </strong></p> <p>Stingray Musique était fier d’associer une fois de plus son programme Prix Étoiles Stingray au Festival Western de St-Tite (FWST). Unique au monde, cet événement qui existe depuis maintenant 50 ans attire à chaque année près de 600 000 visiteurs durant les dix jours de festivités. Le festival, qui est la plus grande attraction western de l’Est du Canada attire les visiteurs par ses rodéos professionnels, ses spectacles d’envergure, son ambiance festive est un incontournable pour les amateurs de country.</p> <p>Après avoir reçu un nombre impressionnant de candidatures, les artistes finalistes ont été invités à un spectacle en soirée, le 13 septembre 2018, pour interpréter leurs chansons en direct avec des musiciens sélectionnés par les organisateurs du concours.</p> <p>Pour l’occasion, Véronique Labbé s’est vu l’honneur de décerner deux belles plaques de 2e position et deux prix d’une valeur de 500$ chaque à Sugar Crush (pour la catégorie « Country Western Traditionnel ») et à Tomy Paré (pour la catégorie « Populaire, rock &amp; folk »). Ce fut ensuite à M. Benoît Montreuil, Président de la 51e Édition du FWST à remettre les plaques aux gagnants Mack et Ro (pour la catégorie « Country Western Traditionnel ») et Allyson Pétrin (pour la catégorie « Populaire, rock &amp; folk »).</p> <h3>À propos des gagnants et gagnantes</h3> <h4>• Country Western Traditionnel</h4> <p><strong>1er prix</strong>: Mack et Ro (1000$) <a href="http://macketro.ca/" target="_blank">Mack et Ro</a> est un band composé de deux cousins. Tout a commencé par un groupe hommage à Johnny Cash (The Porters) qui a vu le jour en avril 2007. Par la suite, la passion de la musique country les a amené vers de nouveaux projets communs : 2 for the Show et Alan Jackson Experience. Aujourd’hui, ils partagent leur bagage de succès country au public avec une complicité sur scène et des harmonies vocales à couper le souffle. Leur premier succès, Romaine, a pavé la voie à un album en juin 2018.</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="FWST2018-Mack et Ro" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="28a612b8-491f-4f76-8ce0-f77d4cc82668" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/FWST2018-Mack%20et%20Ro.jpg" /><figcaption>Mack et Ro</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><strong>2e prix</strong>: Sugar Crush (500$) La formation canadienne de trad-country <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SugarCrushband" target="_blank">Sugar Crush</a> est un groupe francophone qui tourne depuis plusieurs années avec ses musiciens en proposant un spectacle festif. Un parfait mélange de la jeunesse et de l’enracinement populaire!</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="FWST2018-Sugar Crush" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9ad126c6-b131-4c4d-9f11-7021533a2dea" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/FWST2018-Sugar%20Crush.jpg" /><figcaption>Sugar Crush</figcaption></figure><h4>• Populaire, rock &amp; folk</h4> <p><strong>1er prix</strong>: Allyson Pétrin (1000$) <a href="https://www.facebook.com/allysonpetrinmusique" target="_blank">Allyson Pétrin</a> est une jeune auteure-compositrice-interprète originaire de Drummonville. La jeune artiste a d’ailleurs présenté son nouveau single « De l’amour pis du brandy », tiré de son EP « Tison » réalisé par Antoine Gratton, à paraître le 28 septembre prochain sous l’étiquette Ray-On. Elle présentera son premier spectacle de lancement le lundi 9 octobre au Verre Bouteille à Montréal.</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="FWST2018- Allyson Pétrin" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5376d293-829a-4ba0-bd75-d435f3d5382e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/FWST2018-Allyson%20P%C3%A9trin.jpg" /><figcaption>Allyson Pétrin</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><strong>2e prix</strong>: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tomypareofficiel" target="_blank">Tomy Paré</a> (500$) Auteur-compositeur-interprète natif de Sainte-Foy et provenant de l’École nationale de la Chanson de Granby, Tomy Paré s’est déjà taillé un nom dans le monde du folk québécois. Il a déjà à son actif deux albums, le premier “Franchir la distance” est paru en 2012. Le second, “Sauvage dans le sang” a été présenté en 2015. L'an dernier, il récolte une première nomination au Gala Country dans la catégorie « Auteur-compositeur de l'année » aux côtés de légendes québécoises de la musique country. L’artiste sera d’ailleurs de la nouvelle saison de la populaire émission Pour l'amour du country, animée par Patrick Normand, en décembre prochain!</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="FWST2018-Tomy Paré" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="99f418f8-36fa-429c-b816-201cf2c0d87e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/FWST2018-Tomy%20Par%C3%A9.jpg" /><figcaption>Tomy Paré</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><a class="button" href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_T0035?utm_source=stingray-blog-website?utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Écoutez la chaîne musicale du Festival Western de St. Tite</a></p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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This year Stingray Music was honoured to sponsor again the Stingray Rising Stars competition. </strong></p> <p>The festival which ran this year from September 11th to the 16th is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest annual jazz and blues festivals. HJBF seeks out to promote, preserve and encourage interest in the cultural appreciation and performance of jazz and blues by presenting the best in established and up-and-coming talents. Fredericton comes alive for six days each September as hundreds of world class performers appear on dozens of stages, all conveniently located in Fredericton's beautiful and historic downtown.</p> <p>An online voting page was set up to have the public vote for their favourite artist. This year’s finalists were:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://thebackstays.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">The Backstays </a></li> <li><a href="https://jerryfaye.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Jerry Faye</a> </li> <li><a href="https://shrimpring.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Shrimp Ring</a> </li> <li><a href="https://digitalcircusband.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Digital Circus</a> </li> </ul><p> </p> <p>The Stingray Rising Stars Competition took place in the Atlantic Lottery Barracks Tent, the festival's all ages venue, on Friday September 14 from 1 PM to 4 PM. The Backstays, a five-piece, fog-steeped, roots-infused indie band from Saint John (NB), were chosen through a two-tiered process of peer assessment and online voting. Stingray Music awarded the winning band with a $1,500 bursary to advance their career and each contestant received a promotional video for their own use of their Stingray Rising Stars performance. Close to 5,000 people voted online this year and the winner was announced, Friday, September 14 at 4PM. Thank you to all who cast their votes online and who came to watch the finalists showcase performances at the Atlantic Lottery Barracks Tent!</p> <p>“The Backstays displayed their growing maturity as a group by showing up fully prepared and putting on an exceptional performance. We hope this “win” gives them a boost of confidence and some additional notoriety that helps accelerate their opportunities in the music business and the pursuit of their musical dreams!” said Brent Staeben, Harvest’s music director.</p> <p>Congrats again to The Backstays and all finalists!</p> <h3>About the winners:</h3> <p><strong>We sat down with Pete Johnston here from The Backstays (vocals, guitar) to tell us more about their win: </strong></p> <p><strong>What is your earliest musical memory? </strong></p> <p>“My earliest musical memory is ‘Up On Cripple Creek’ by The Band. My parents are big fan of those guys and so am I. I remember that being my favourite song as a tiny little kid. Either that or some version of ‘Tell Me Ma’ that my mum sang around the house. Hard to say.”</p> <p><strong>Where/When did you start playing professionally? </strong></p> <p>“We started rehearsing in January 2018 in our rehearsal space on Union Street in Saint John (New-Brunswick). We didn’t do a show until June, so it’s only been a few months doing shows together. But most of the band has been playing music on a semi-professional level for years in other projects.”</p> <p><strong>Who are your main influences? </strong></p> <p>“Our influences vary but there’s some consistent musicians that we all love like Joel Plaskett, Alvvays, the Smiths, Bruce Springsteen, and the War on Drugs.”</p> <p><strong>How did you come to play at the Harvest Jazz &amp; Blues Festival? </strong></p> <p>“We came to Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival’s Stingray Rising Stars by applying after we had a string of shows and an EP released. We really didn’t expect it but we’re some happy.”</p> <p><strong>What do you plan to do with the Stingray Rising Stars bursary? </strong></p> <p>“We are going to use it to get some gear we’ve needed for a long time and use anything left to put towards our Maritimes tour in the next couple of months. It’s really a huge help.”</p> <p>If you’re in the Atlantic region this Autumn, make sure to follow them and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheBackstays/events/" target="_blank">check out one of their shows</a>! </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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The awards happened in Hamilton, Ontario over three nights, September 7 – 9. Stingray Music was there to participate in the ceremonies as a perennial sponsor of the CCMA under our Stingray Rising Stars program.</p> <p>The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters.</p> <p>This year we were honoured to present the prestigious, Video of the Year Award at the Saturday evening CCMA Gala Dinner &amp; Awards on September 8 in the beautiful Chedoke Room at the Hamilton Convention Center.</p> <p>This year’s Video of the Year nominees were:</p> <p>- "The Bad Guy," Meghan Patrick</p> <p>- "Drive Me Away," Jess Moskaluke</p> <p>- "Hometown Kids," The Reklaws</p> <p>- "Sky Stays This Blue," Dallas Smith</p> <p>- "We Were That Song," Brett Kissel</p> <p>It was Stingray Music’s Country Music programmer, Greg Torrington who had the pleasure to announce multiple nominee Dallas Smith as the Video of The Year Award winner for his song “<a href="https://youtu.be/yjnADVtVkik" target="_blank">Sky Stays This Blue”</a>. Dallas also took home the esteemed Male Artist of the Year Award for the very first time!</p> <p><a href="https://www.ccma.org/cgi/page.cgi/_article.html/CCMA_AWARDS/2018_CCMA_Awards_Nominees" target="_blank">Click here</a> for a full list of the nominees and winners.</p> <p>As the country genre evolves to embrace new styles, it is reflecting new versions of our Canadian identity, as well as our heritage. The Canadian Country Music Association Awards continue to be a celebration of the music and the artists that represent our unique culture.</p> <p>You can hear all CCMA Award winners and nominees on our 2018 CCMA Awards channel available on mobile &amp; web.</p> <p><span class="button-video"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_T0109?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Listen to the channel</a> </span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="CCMA2018 Dallas Smith-Stingray Music Video Of Year" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="09fbaf29-0e31-46e2-a204-98733a10246f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/CCMA2018-Dallas%20Smith-Stingray%20Music%20Video%20Of%20Year.jpg" /><figcaption>CCMA2018 Dallas Smith-Stingray Music Video Of Year</figcaption></figure><h3>Want to listen to more Dallas Smith?</h3> <p><span class="button">Make sure to tune in to:</span></p> <p><span class="button"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0484?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Hot Country Canada</a> </span></p> <p><span class="button"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/008?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Hot Country</a> </span></p> <p><span class="button"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_SC0007?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Coast to Coast Country </a></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0431?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Poker Night Country Music</a> </span></p> <p><span class="button"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0371?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Drinking Songs of Country </a></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0456?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Rockin' the Rodeo</a> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span class="button">Stay on the puls</span>e of the most recent news in music. 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