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Music/Musique NB: The Results Of The 2017 Prix MNB Awards

Tonight Music/Musique NB celebrated their 8th annual Prix MNB Awards Show by handing out some 27 awards while kicking off Festival (506) at the Tide & Boar in Moncton. The awards celebrate notable artists and individuals within the industry from around New Brunswick.

While Saint John duo Tomato/Tomato, Moncton’s jazzy funkers Les Païens and the very formidable Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire all took home two awards apiece, but it was The Divorcees who won the coveted Album of the Year Award.

Notably, the Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to industry veteran and Music/Musique NB founding board member 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.”

The winners of the 2017 Prix MNB Awards are:

Album Of The Year (presented by Main Stage Cases)
The Divorcees – “From Labour To Refreshment”

Chanson SOCAN De L’Année 
Les Païens – “Le Coeur Qui Bat” 

Emerging Artist Of The Year (presented in memoriam for Marc Chouinard)
The Galpines

Enrestrement De L’Année presented by (Garrison Hill Entertainement)
Les Païens – “Carte Noire”

Enrestrement Solo De L’Année
Menoncle Jason – “Dans Son Prime”

Group Recording Of The Year (presented by Capitol Theatre)
Tomato/Tomato – “I Go Where You Go”

SOCAN Song Of The Year
Tomato/Tomato – “Ain’t Dead Yet”

Solo Recording Of The Year (presented by Periwinkle Productions & Management)
Jessica Rhaye – “Song In Me”

Aboriginal Album Of The Year 
City Natives – “Nomadic”

Blues Artist Of The Year
Mike Biggar

Country Artist Of The Year
Laurie LeBlanc

Electronic Artist Of The Year
Elephant Skeletons

Folk Artist Of The Year
Cy

Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year
City Natives

Loud Artist Of The Year
ZAUM

Pop Artist Of The Year
Joey Robin Haché

Rock Artist Of The Year
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire

Event/Festival Of The Year (presented by Local 107.3FM)
Paddlefest NB

Music Business Of The Year
Le Grenier musique

Music Industry Professional Of The Year
Matt Carter

Music Producer Of The Year
George Belliveau

Venue Of The Year
Parkindale Hall

Video Of The Year
District Avenue –“Revival”

Fan’s Choice
Dillon Ryan

Choix Du Public
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire

Member’s Choice
Les Jeunes d’Asteure

Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Awards
Yolande Bourgeois

Festival (506) continues through October 15. The festival showcases more than thirty artists on stages throughout Moncton.

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