Music•Musique NB handed out its 2014 MNB Awards during a Gala luncheon in Fredericton, yesterday (Sunday), hosted by John Leroux, thus concluding four days during which NB musicians and industry professionals gathered to celebrate the best music NB has to offer while also taking in Professional development opportunities. Twenty-four awards were handed out during the weekend. While some categories were evaluated by a panel jury only (indicated below by an asterisk), some of the recipients were determined by a compilation of votes from the public, members of MNB and an expert jury. Jean Surette, Executive Director for MNB, is delighted with this year’s results. “I am pleasantly surprised to see how varied the winners’ list is. During certain years, there is one or two artists who grab most of the awards. I believe that having some categories evaluated by jury only probably have something to do with it. It also shows how busy our provincial scene really is.” PRIX MNB AWARDS 2014 RECIPIENTS Recording of the Year (Anglophone) (presented by Factor): The Olympic Symphonium – Chance to Fate Recording of the Year (Francophone) (presented by the Centre Sainte-Anne): Cédric Vieno – Maquiller l’âne Emerging Artist of the Year (presented by Pond-Deshpande Centre): 60 LPs *Folk Recording of the Year (presented by Trius Truck Centre): Les Hay Babies – Mon Homesick Heart *Country Recording of the Year (presented by Atlantic Presenters Association): Mike Biggar – Feels Like Now *Electronic Recording of the Year (presented by Da Vinci College): In Dreams – Hologram Group Recording of the Year (presented by Ticket Pro): Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire – Party de ruisseau Instrumental Recording of the Year (presented by Tony’s Music Box): Les Païens – Carte blanche *Pop Recording of the Year (presented by 2Dogs Productions): The Playdates – The Sky Inside *Rock/Loud Recording of the Year (presented by Molson Coors): Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire – Party de ruisseau *Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year (presented by Downtown Fredericton): Katherine Moller – Greensleeves & Puddin’ Pies SOCAN Song of the Year (presented by SOCAN): Cédric Vieno – Une seconde Solo Recording of the Year (presented by Crowne Plaza ): Jonah Haché – Moderate Autopilot *Urban Recording of the Year (presented by Up! 93.1FM): The Cauldron Project – Witch Killer *Collaborative Musician of the Year: Carolyn Holyoke *Educator of the Year: Chuck Teed Event of the Year: Festival Acadie Rock *Music Business of the Year: Jeff’s Musical Car *Music Industry Professional of the Year: Jeff Boudreau Venue of the Year: Plan b Lounge Fan’s Choice (Anglophone): Jonah Haché Fan’s Choice (Francophone): Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire About Music•Musique NB Music/Musique NB (MNB) is a provincial music industry association that provides a support network for musicians, managers, and businesses that are involved in the creation of music within the province of New Brunswick. MNB is a non-profit association with ties on regional, provincial, and national levels with government agencies and departments who enable us to lobby and promote our industry and our artists whenever possible. MNB’s primary responsibility is to represent the interests of its members and foster the New Brunswick music industry.