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And the 2021 Nominees are...

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Music•Musique NB (MNB) continues to celebrate the innovation and the creativity of the New Brunswick music industry, with its list of nominees for the 2021 Prix MNB Awards. Leading the pack with five nominations is the Choeur virtuel de l'Acadie, a project that started out as a way for a few friends to sing together virtually and ended up as a full-fledged choir with 230 members.

Les Moontunes are not far behind with four nominations, followed closely by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Émilie Landry, Kylie Fox, M3D14 (pronounced "media"), and One8tea who have garnered nods in three categories.

MUSIC CATEGORIES · CATÉGORIE DE MUSIQUE

RECORDING OF THE YEAR
presented by · présenté par The East

Beverly Glenn-Copeland // Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland
DenMother // Then Now Forever: Alternate Timeline Edition
Kylie Fox // Green
Laurie LeBlanc // When It's Right It's Right
Les Moontunes // Les Moontunes
M3D14 // Lost Youth & The Art Of Self Destruction
Nebullama // Vol. 1
One8tea // Ventilation 2
Pallmer // Quiet Clapping
Ryan Maynard // Matter of Time
The Divorcees // Drop of Blood
Ventus Machina // Roots
Wolf Castle // Gold Rush

ENREGISTREMENT DE L’ANNÉE

Ananas // Fausse Réalité
Cedric Vieno // Maltempête
Chloé Breault // Plage des morons
Choeur virtuel de l'Acadie // Notre musique saison 1
Dan Arsenault // Éminence
Danny Boudreau // La lune et le soleil
Émilie Landry // Arroser les fleurs
Matt Boudreau // Armageddon

SONG OF THE YEAR
presented by · présenté par SOCAN

Adyn Townes // Kids (writers: Andrew Brown + Bruce James Rooney
Apryll Aileen // Home (writer: Apryll Stansfield)
Beverly Glenn-Copeland // River Dreams (writer: Beverly Glenn-Copeland)
Colin Fowlie // Inside Out (writer: Colin Fowlie)
Kylie Fox // Glowstars (writer: Kylie Fox)
One8tea // I Guess It's Complicated (writer: Teah Bailey)
qwinn // YLTWIL (writers: Brittany McEachern + Nick Fowler)
Ryan Maynard // Summer Sun (Nothin’ on You) (writer: Ryan Maynard)

CHANSON DE L’ANNÉE
presented by · présenté par SOCAN

Cedric Vieno // Laisse tomber (autaire: Cédric Vieno)
Chloé Breault // P'tits problèmes (autaire: Chloé Breault)
Danny Boudreau // Saint-Tranquille (autaire: Daniel Boudreau + Stéphane Blanchette)
Émilie Landry // Bouillir d'la misère (autaire: Émilie Landry)
Matt Boudreau // Élise (autaire: Mathieu Boudreau)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR · VIDÉO DE L’ANNÉE

Apryll Aileen // Wild Wolvez
Beverly Glenn-Copeland // Sunset Village
Choeur virtuel de l'Acadie // Les Aboiteaux
Émilie Landry // Bouillir d'la misère
Kill Chicago // Pull Over
Kylie Fox // Glowstars
Les Moontunes // Paper Boat
One8tea // I Guess It's Complicated
Raphaël Butler // Camping Colibri
Short For Arthur // Hanging Paintings
The Divorcees // Must Be Nice
Ventus Machina // Blackbird

MVP CATEGORIES · CATÉGORIES JPU

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR · ARTISTE AUTOCHTONE DE L'ANNÉE · Elnoeg notji pipogotitjg genatagen · Skicinowk noci-amalhcssawet liktnk
presented by · présenté par ARTSNB

M3D14
Mike Bern
Pokuhulakonol Witsehkehsulticik: Sisters of the Drum
Quinn Bonnell
Talon Simon, the Rez Kid Wonder
Tee Cloud
Wolf Castle

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR · RÉVÉLATION DE L’ANNÉE 
presented by · présenté par ARTSNB

Capital 6
Choeur virtuel de l'Acadie
Les Moontunes
Mike Bravener
Miokal
Run the River
Sonic Detour
We Left As Lions

CHAMPION OF THE YEAR · CHAMPION.NE DE L’ANNÉE

Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick
Choeur virtuel de l'Acadie
East Track Mind
Erin Bond
Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (FJFNB)
Imperial Theatre
Le Grenier musique
The East

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR · INNOVATAIRE DE L’ANNÉE

Choeur virtuel de l'Acadie
East Track Mind
Les Moontunes
Levee on the Lake
M3D14
Roots & Soul Music Promotions
Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun
The Cap
The East

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES · CATÉGORIES DE L'INDUSTRIE

VENUE OF THE YEAR · SALLE DE SPECTACLE DE L’ANNÉE
presented by · présenté par La famille Marc Chouinard

Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Grimross Brewing
Imperial Theatre
The Cap
The Phoenix

FESTIVAL | Event OF THE YEAR · FESTIVAL | Événement DE L’ANNÉE

Acadie Rock
FEST Forward
Levee on the Lake
New Brunswick Country Showcase
Paddlefest
Living Roots Music Festival

MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR · PROFESSIONNEL.LE DE L’INDUSTRIE DE L’ANNÉE
presented by · présenté par East Coast Music Association (ECMA) 

Alex Cook
Andrew MacRae
Carol Doucet
Dwayne Marcial
Eddie Young
Eva George
Heidi-Lyn O'Connor
Talon Simon

The 12th edition of the Prix MNB Awards Show will take place in the Jim Myles Auditorium at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre (Fredericton) and will also be live-streamed on Facebook. The Awards show kicks off Festival (506), a three-day event which showcases incredible homegrown New Brunswick music, October 21-23 (Fredericton + Miramichi + Moncton)

A step in the right direction

The past few years has seen Music•Musique NB's team ramp up efforts to ensure the percentage of Prix MNB Awards nominees and showcasing artists accurately reflects the NB music community. This year, special efforts were made to ensure a better diversity on the jurors' side. 

"We recognize that inclusion is a journey, and that we need to keep asking who is not at the table," says Jean Surette, Executive Director of MNB. "We're hopeful that each step, each policy, each decision makes our association just that little bit more welcoming." 

As a next step, the MNB Directors will soon be crafting a 3-year strategic plan, for 2022-2025, and will be surveying the membership for concrete actions to strengthen MNB's commitment to openness and equity.