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MNB Awards celebrates New Brunswick Music Industry

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Music•Musique NB celebrated a year in music during its 8th annual Prix MNB Awards Show, at the Tide & Boar in Moncton. The event also kicked off Festival (506), which takes place in Moncton through October 15.  All in all, some 27 awards were handed out to New Brunswick artists and music industry professionals. 

Notable among these recipients were The Divorcees (for From Labour to Refreshment), winner of the coveted Album of the Year Award, and emerging Miramichi artist Dillon Ryan, who was handed the Fans' Choice Award, his first ever Prix MNB Award. During the evening, Saint John duo Tomato Tomato took home two statuettes, for Group Recording of the Year and SOCAN Song of the Year.

The Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to industry veteran Yolande Bourgeois. With over 30 years in the New Brunswick musical scene, Yolande Bourgeois has worked with many cultural organisations, including the Francofête en Acadie, the Acadian World Conference, the Accros de la chanson and the provincial Council of cultural societies, to name a few. Founding member of the Music•Musique NB Board of Directors, Yolande also headed the Arts Development Branch for the province of New Brunswick. 

"The MNB Awards Show is a great way for us to kick off Festival (506)," says Jean Surette, MNB Executive Director. "It  feels like a big family reunion and gives us a chance to acknowledge the great music being created, produced and played across New Brunswick all year round," concludes Surette.

Festival (506) continues through October 15, showcasing more than thirty artists on a variety of stages throughout Moncton. For information regarding the festival schedule and a list of the MNB award winners, visit www.festival.ca

Festival (506) has been made possible through the support of numerous partners including the government of New Brunswick, and the City of Moncton. We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
presented by | présenté par Main Stage Cases

From Labour To Refreshment, The Divorcees

CHANSON SOCAN DE L'ANNÉE

"le Coeur qui bat", les Païens
{auteur(s): Marc Arseneau, Marc Arsenault, Jonah Haché, Sébastien Michaud, Denis Surette & Jean Surette}

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR | DÉCOUVERTE DE L’ANNÉE
presented | presenté in memoriam for | pour Marc Chouinard
* anonymous donor | donateur anonyme

The Galpines

ENREGISTREMENT DE L'ANNÉE
presented by | présenté par Garrison Hill Entertainment

Carte noire, Les Païens

ENREGISTREMENT SOLO DE L'ANNÉE
presented by | presenté par Productions Klef

Dans son prime, Menoncle Jason

GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR | ENREGISTREMENT DE GROUPE DE L’ANNÉE
presented by ||| présenté par Théâtre Capitol Theatre

I Go where You Go, Tomato Tomato

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR

"Ain't Dead Yet", Tomato Tomato
​{writer(s): John McLaggan}

SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR
presented by ||| présenté par Periwinkle Productions & Management

Song In Me, Jessica Rhaye

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR | ENREGISTREMENT AUTOCHTONE DE L'ANNÉE

Nomadic, City Natives

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE BLUES DE L’ANNÉE

Mike Biggar

COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE COUNTRY DE L’ANNÉE

Laurie LeBlanc

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE DE MUSIQUE ÉLECTRONIQUE DE L’ANNÉE

Elephant Skeletons

FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE FOLK DE L'ANNÉE

Cy

HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE HIP-HOP DE L'ANNÉE

City Natives

LOUD ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE LOUD DE L'ANNÉE

ZAUM

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE POP DE L'ANNÉE

Joey Robin Haché

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE ROCK DE L’ANNÉE

Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire

EVENT/FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR | ÉVÈNEMENT/FESTIVAL DE L’ANNÉE
presented by ||| présenté par Local 107.3FM

Paddlefest NB

MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR | ENTREPRISE DE L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE DE L’ANNÉE

Le Grenier musique

MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONNAL OF THE YEAR | PROFESSIONNEL DE L’ANNÉE DE L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE

Matt Carter

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR ||| RÉALISATEUR DE L’ANNÉE

George Belliveau

VENUE OF THE YEAR ||| SALLE DE SPECTACLE DE L’ANNÉE

Parkindale Hall

VIDEO OF THE YEAR ||| VIDÉO DE L’ANNÉE

"Revival", District Avenue

FANS' CHOICE

Dillon Ryan

CHOIX DU PUBLIC

Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire

MEMBERS' CHOICE ||| CHOIX DES MEMBRES

Les Jeunes d'Asteure

DIRECTORS' LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ||| PRIX 'OEUVRE DE TOUTE UNE VIE' DU C.A.

Yolande Bourgeois