THE DEAD SOUTH ANNOUNCE “CANADA SERVED COLD” FALL TOUR DATES. Tickets on sale May 3, 2019.

How will The Dead South top­ their Glastonbury debut this summer? By becoming the first bluegrass band to headline London’s Brixton Academy, Feb 27, 2020. 

The Dead South tease third album in new Sheffield, Alabama-filmed trailer. 

The wait for The Dead South’s third full-length album is nearly over. Today, the band announces extensive SERVED COLD tour dates in Canada, Ireland and the UK along with a clip that hints at the direction of the forthcoming album, due this fall via Six Shooter Records.

The Canadian leg of the SERVED COLD tour, a true cross-Canada jaunt, will take the band from Vancouver to Halifax. USA dates will be announced in coming months. Tickets for shows announced today will be on sale May 3, 2019, with the exception of Edmonton (on sale May 10). Pre-sale bundles to all shows will be available as of May 1, 2019 here.

The Dead South are poised to become one of Canada’s most successful independent musical exports. For real. While the band flies under the radar of industry and media, who have some catching up to do, they have built a worldwide fan base show by show. With their first new album since 2016 on the horizon, The Dead South will bring their best work yet to the world.

 

TOUR DATES:

SUMMER CRAWL 2019

EAU CLAIRE, WI: Blue Ox Music Festival, June 15

PERRANPORTH, UK: Bands in the Sands, June 21

TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK: Black Deer Festival, June 22-23

OXFORD, UK: O2 Academy Oxford, June 25  

NORTHAMPTON, UK: Roadmender, June 26

BATH, UK: Komedia Bath, June 27

GLASTONBURY, UK: Glastonbury Festival, June 29-30

CALGARY, AB: Big Rock Brewery, July 6

NORTH PLAINS, OR: Northwest String Summit, July 18- 21 

JACKSONVILLE, OR: Britt Pavilion, July 21  

RENO, NV: Virginia Street Brewhouse, July 22  

MORRISON, CO: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, July 24 w/ Trampled By Turtles

SANTA FE, NM: Santa Fe Brewing Company, July 29

DALLAS, TX: Gas Monkey Live, July 30

TULSA, OK: Cain’s Ballroom, July 31

ST LOUIS, MO: Atomic Cowboy Pavilion, August 1

ST. CHARLES, IA: Hinterland Music Festival, August 2-4

REGINA, SK: Regina Folk Festival, Aug 9-11

*NEW* CANADA SERVED COLD TOUR 2019 (tickets on sale May 3)

VANCOUVER, BC: Commodore Ballroom, Oct 19 

EDMONTON, AB: details coming soon.

CALGARY, AB: MacEwan Hall, Oct 24

SASKATOON, SK: TCU Place, Oct 25

WINNIPEG, MB: Burton Cummings Theatre, Oct 26

OTTAWA, ON: TD Place Arena, Oct 29

TORONTO, ON: The Phoenix, Oct 31

MONTREAL, QC: Telus, Nov 1

QUEBEC CITY, QC: Imperial, Nov 2

HALIFAX, NS: The Marquee, Nov 4

*NEW* IRELAND AND UK SERVED COLD TOUR 2020 (tickets on sale May 3)

DUBLIN, IE: Vicar Street, Feb 18

BELFAST, UK: Ulster Hall, Feb 19

GLASGOW, UK: O2 Academy, Feb 21

NEWCASTLE, UK: O2 Academy, Feb 22

MANCHESTER, UK: Academy, Feb 23

BIRMINGHAM, UK: O2 Academy, Feb 25

PORTSMOUTH, UK: Guildhall, Feb 26

LONDON, UK: Brixton Academy, Feb 27

NOTTINGHAM, UK: Rock City, Feb 28

EXETER, UK: Great Hall, Feb 29

THERE’S NO BURNING WITHOUT FIRE. STRIKE ME DOWN, STRIKE ME DOWN.

In advance of Whitehorse Orchestrated with the Toronto Symphony on June 15th, Whitehorse are back with a surprise single from their JUNO nominated album, Panther In The Dollhouse.

THE NEW VOICES AWARD RETURNS FOR YEAR 2.

Six Shooter Records, Weber Shandwick and West End Phoenix present the second edition of the New Voices Scholarship for young music writers. Any individual 18 and under living in Toronto is encouraged to submit a short personal essay (no more than 400 words) on the question:

“What song lyric most closely mirrors your life, and why?”

Five winners will receive $100 each and will have their story published in an issue of the West End Phoenix community newspaper.

** Deadline is 5pm EST on May 22, 2019. **

All entrants are invited to May 27 event at Melody Bar, Gladstone Hotel 5-7 pm for winners announcement + open mic reading.

Submit your entry here.

THE SIXTH SENSE OF MEMORY: RHEOSTATICS’ DOUBLE LIVE NOW STREAMING.

29 Tracks recorded on tour with The Tragically Hip, at clubs, dive bars and theatres across Canada, available digitally for the first time since its 1997 release.

Listen here.

 

Welcome to our live album. As we recorded it – that is, as we dragged two digital tape machines and a mixing board across the country and unboxed them nightly, often in haste and with minutes to spare before hitting the stage – we had no idea that, upon reflection, this would turn out to be a defining recording for us. Yet it is. All of your favourites were considered for this record (please, no letters lamenting the exclusion of “The World is Fluffly” or “Hallowe’en Eyes”) and we tried to slip in a few lost gems for good measure. Everything was recorded on our last Canadian tour with hits added from our arena stint opening for The Tragically Hip. We hope that this platter sounds like the road, which, for us, represents more good than bad. In the 27 songs included here, you can feel all of those miles rolled up in there, those timeless purple evenings spent on the highways of Canada, driving through wilding snowstorms and blinding sunsets, wheeling from town to town, club to club, hall to hall, colliding paths with strangers, and unapologetically tapping into the astonishing goodwill of Canadian music lovers coast-to-coast-to-coast who opened their doors to us and saved our collective bacon on more than one occasion. This band would be dead were it not for them.

 

These evergreen words live in the CD booklet of Rheostatics’ Double Live, released in 1997. With Martin Tielli’s handpainted triple-mapled double-neck guitar on the cover, Double Live became one of the band’s bestselling albums, a document of life on tour with The Hip, and life well outside the orbit of the arena machine, in clubs and wherever else the Rheos clawed and conjured their shows. Live Between Us is the story of a national headliner in peak form; Double Live is the weirder, jagged, chasmic dog-eared story of a band that wouldn’t fit that role, yet endure regardless, on their own stubborn terms and in their own rapturous way.

 

With rarities and oddities including the nervous seasick cover of Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” improvised material not found on any other Rheos’ albums and all the hits from the band’s cabinet of curiosities, Double Live is a deep dive into a time, group and traveling scene.

 

Double Live, with all its glorious idiosyncrasies, is now available on streaming platforms worldwide via Six Shooter Records.

MEET RIIT: NEW ARCTIC ELECTROPOP ARTIST NOW SIGNED TO SIX SHOOTER RECORDS.

LISTEN TO NEW SONG QAUMAJUAPIK HERE.

“A sound that builds like a zipper being pulled upward into the sky.” – FASHION

 

Photo credit to Jen Squires

 

From the land that never melts comes a sound that radiates life, youth and promise. Riit, from majestic Panniqtuuq, Nunavut, Canada, is a new artist making space for herself in the electropop world with deep rhythmic throat singing layered over gemological synth cuts and sticky, staticky electronic textures. With field recordings with sounds of the north, from brassy ravens circling overhead to the silvery glint of knife sharpening, Riit’s music emerges from very distinct circumstances of place, language and experience.

 

With throat singing, Riit performs a unique and extraordinary art form and creates a sound all her own. Inuttitut lyrics weave in and out of the deep rumbling rhythmic strata of breath, each element in constant interplay with the other, collapsing the distance between the unknown and the familiar. Riit sings about the clarity of forgiveness, the imprint of the past on the present, and personal disconnection. Most of the songs are about family, life and love, and explore unimaginably heavy topics such as intergenerational trauma, residential schools, sexual abuse and isolation.

 

The monoamine-fueled flush of “Qaumajuapik,” the first song shared from Riit’s debut full-length album, expresses how intense attraction messes with your sense of time, where a single blink contains a universe. Heart races, clock stops. Produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), the song sweeps in on a buzzy gust before the Tangerine Dream-esque modulations kick in. Teardrop bleeps fall over Riit’s clear voice like a sunshower. The song title means ‘you are shining.’

 

On the strength of a 3-song EP released in 2017 by Aakuluk Music, Nunavut’s first record label, Riit received nominations for Best Radio Single and Indigenous Artist of the Year. As the host of a groundbreaking Inuttitut-language children’s show, Anaana’s Tent, and soon-to-be recipient of an Emerging Talent Award of Excellence for her broadcast work, at age 23 Riit is one of the faces of a Nunavut youth movement, a group of remarkable, driven and increasingly high-profile individuals who are making mainstream waves through art. For an artist who has performed only a handful of shows, a performance in London for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Harry & Meghan) and a sold out show in Paris are highlights of a young career.

With “Qaumajuapik,” Riit also makes official the news of her signing to Toronto-based indie label Six Shooter Records.

RIYL: Rosalia, Miya Folick, Troye Sivan

 

INTERSTELLAR RODEO’S 2019 LINEUP IS HERE. QUEENS AND KINGS OF ART ROCK, SOUL POP, POETRY, COUNTRY SWING AND SWAGGERING ROCK TO CONVENE AT HAWRELAK PARK, JULY 26-28, 2019.

 

Trip the light iconoclastic, Interstellar Rodeo’s 2019 lineup brings dazzlingly creative forces together from July 26-28, 2019. For its eighth edition, Interstellar Rodeo offers a lineup for the musically adventurous and socially engaged. This year, and as annually expected, Interstellar Rodeo’s lineup is a sonically serpentine, genre gambolling convergence of excellence and eclecticism. Fittingly, Toronto’s Weaves, purveyors of sideways-slanted guitar pop, will be the first band to hit the stage on Friday, July 26.

 

 

At the top of the 2019 lineup sit Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, prime movers of horn stacked vintage rock with an R&B backbone, the intimate confessional-turned-arena sized indie of Sharon Van Etten, who will arrive with one of the most emphatically praised albums released in 2019, and the Grammy-nominated Aloe Blacc, back for his second Interstellar Rodeo appearance.

 

Interstellar Rodeo always takes pride in offering Edmonton music lovers the occasion to see an artist for the first time. This year the festival welcomes Seattle’s Perfume Genius, author of swirling, soaring, strutting and subversive piano pop, for his Alberta debut. Iconic percussionist and pioneering performer Sheila E., a queen among royals, will also make her Edmonton debut. And, from Soulsville USA, Southern Avenue, a new band that embodies the soul, blues and gospel history of their home city of Memphis (and Stax Records labelmates of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats), will make their first trip to Canada.

 

This year, Interstellar Rodeo expands the idea of songwriter with artists who blend spokenword/poetry, dance, theatre and other art forms into their music to explore the African diaspora in thought and sound. “Radical linguist” Saul Williams, known as a rapper/poet/actor/writer and beyond, is an explosive and complex performer. Toronto’s Zaki Ibrahim, a critically acclaimed “Retro-Afrofuturist,” blends 70s R&B with electronic textures, synths and South African house beats. Multi-platinum selling global traveler K’NAAN also pushes away the walls between genre and form with ‘unapologetic rhymes’ and ‘melodic chops’ in songs about consciousness, politics and personal experience.

 

Sunday’s lineup doubles up on duos with the psychic symmetry of cosmic pop in dark sparkle doppelgangers Lucius, frequent band members of Roger Waters, and Six Shooter’s own Whitehorse, four-time JUNO nominees who pack a one-two punch of mesmerizing guitars and harmonies. This will be Whitehorse’s third appearance at the festival, with a pop noir album, the second instalment of The Northern South and a holiday album released since their last visit in 2016.

 

While there’s no sonic overlap between Texas swing giants Asleep At The Wheel and Toronto’s Rheostatics, there is common ground in longevity. The Wheel’s near 50-year run has seen 10 Grammy Awards and 20 albums; art rock hydra Rheostatics have created nearly 40 years of enigmatic iconography. Legends in their own rights, venerable by any measure, Interstellar Rodeo is thrilled to bring these esteemed groups to Hawrelak Park.

 

Interstellar Rodeo takes celebrating local talent as seriously as hosting international debuts. This year, pan-provincial supergroup Major Love, which includes Edmonton’s Colleen Brown, will open the day on Saturday, July 27.

 

INTERSTELLAR RODEO 2019

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Sharon Van Etten • Aloe Blacc
Perfume Genius • K’NAAN • Rheostatics
Whitehorse • Sheila E. • Lucius
Asleep at the Wheel • Saul Williams • Weaves
Zaki Ibrahim  • Major Love • Southern Avenue

 For daily lineups, please visit interstellarrodeo.com.

Pre-sale tickets available Thursday, March 28 at 10am MT. Weekend passes on sale to the public at 10am MT on Friday, March 29. Tickets available at interstellarodeo.com and at Blackbyrd Myoozik.

 

Interstellar Rodeo’s 2019 lineup was announced today at 11am MT from the ATB Branch for Arts & Culture by festival founder Shauna de Cartier, with a live performance by Colleen Brown.

SIX SHOOTER RECORDS PRESIDENT SHAUNA DE CARTIER TO RECEIVE CIMA’s 2019 ENTREPRENEUR AWARD.

ALLISON OUTHIT, SIX SHOOTER’S NEW VP INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TO RECEIVE BRIAN CHATER INDUSTRY AWARD.

 

 

CIMA’s announcement of its 2019 Award Recipients is big news for Six Shooter Records. Six Shooter President, the inimitable Shauna de Cartier, will receive this year’s Entrepreneur Award in recognition of the success, longevity and vision of the label and its related companies, which include Six Shooter Management, Girl On A Horse (publishing) and Interstellar Rodeo. For nineteen years, de Cartier has steered, constructed and willed Six Shooter Records into a dynamic hub of art, sound and ideas; a community of creative musical minds connected by entrepreneurial spirit and expertise. The Six Shooter narrative is about ingenuity, determination and pride, in the big picture and in the details.

 

Further cause for major celebration is the news that Allison Outhit will receive the 2019 Brian Chater Industry Award. Prior to her recent arrival at Six Shooter Records as VP International Business Development, Outhit held positions as VP Operations of FACTOR and Head of Business Affairs at Outside Music. This award recognizes decades of dedicated, inspired contributions to artists and organizations alike. Of the recognition, Outhit says: “To be honoured with this award for a career’s worth of agitation for artists generally, but especially for systemically disadvantaged artists and entrepreneurs, is so gratifying. Not to mention motivating!”

 

Join us in honouring these leaders, colleagues and friends at CIMA’s Celebration & Awards Gala on Monday, June 10. Congratulations to all of this year’s excellent recipients and nominees. 

Read more about the 2019 CIMA Gala Winners & Nominees here.

 

About Shauna de Cartier 

Nineteen years ago, Shauna de Cartier founded Six Shooter Records as a one-woman operation. Originally from Edmonton, de Cartier had moved east with artist management experience, corporate and independent arts marketing savvy and an MBA from the University of Alberta. With one artist – Luke Doucet – signed to the new label, de Cartier embarked on a gutsy, gritty course to establishing Six Shooter Records an artist-first, longevity-minded independent label in her new home of Toronto.

 

Now, in 2019, the Six Shooter world includes a unique, profitable and artistically exemplary record label, a growing publishing company, a booming artist management company, and a gem of a festival, Edmonton’s Interstellar Rodeo. All four business components work together to make Six Shooter a distinctive and dynamic force in the music industry. Six Shooter’s community of inimitable musical minds is connected, grounded and supported by de Cartier’s entrepreneurial spirit and expertise, generosity, love and integrity.

 

Six Shooter’s catalogue now includes more than one hundred albums united by an appreciation for the craft of songwriting. Currently, the diverse, politically engaged, and internationally renowned roster includes Whitehorse, Tanya Tagaq, The Dead South, Amelia Curran, Whitney Rose, The Wet Secrets, Ensign Broderick, The Rheostatics, Riit and more.

 

As a member of the music industry, de Cartier is a tireless advocate for artists, independent businesses and fair dealings. De Cartier continues to serve on the board of CIMA, which she chaired for four years, has recently rejoined the Radio Starmaker board, where she previously served a six year run, and also served a term as an elected Board Member of the Americana Music Association, based in Nashville. De Cartier is committed to creating professional opportunities for young industry members – specifically women – and fostering a strong network of like-minded individuals in the industry at large.

 

About Allison Outhit 

 

Born in Halifax, Outhit began her career as a production assistant with UK concert giant Harvey Goldsmith. Over the next 10 years, Allison rounded all the corners at the intersection of Art and Commerce, with stints in community radio, journalism, music and video production, and arts administration in London, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto, while also completing a law degree.

 

After touring as lead guitarist/vocalist/songwriter with several bands, releasing multiple albums and inking a co-publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, Allison went to work in film and television production, amassing over 70 hours of production credits and one Gemini nomination. In 2006, she left film production to join Toronto-based indie label/manager/distributor Outside Music as Head of Business Affairs.

 

In February 2011, Outhit joined the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) as its Vice President of Operations. At FACTOR, Allison was a key imagineer of program and operational changes that redesigned and reinvigorated Canada’s largest and most impactful music funding organization.

 

Allison is a lifelong fighter for social justice. She is proud to have been mentored in community legal advocacy by the late African-Nova Scotian activist Rocky Jones, and recently completed the Centennial Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion.

 

The proud recipient of the Halifax Pop Explosion’s 2014 Scene Builder Award, Outhit’s life in the musical trenches, along with her depth of entertainment business experience and legal knowledge, give her a skill set uniquely primed to help artists keep on keeping on.

GO WITH THE FLOE: TANYA TAGAQ’S POLAR SCORE TOOTHSAYER OUT NOW.

Split Tooth audiobook nominated for 2019 Audie Award.

Upcoming performances include London, UK, Rewire Festival and Washington, DC.

LISTEN HERE

Photo Credit: Rebecca Wood

 

“A three dimensional sonic soundscape that alternates between harsh and lush, barren and fecund.” – Passion of the Weiss

“Full of thrumming echoes not dissimilar to flurries of snow; its pretty eeriness is perfect for the winter.” – Elle, 10 Best Songs of 2019 So Far

“Wordless vocals float over a gently pulsing rhythm and spare piano…By the end, her voice has drifted up into the stratosphere.” – New Sounds

 

Environmental, historical, futuristic, experimental: Tanya Tagaq’s Toothsayer, out today, conveys the extreme and deadly elements of winter in the High Arctic. From the nightmarish shards of “Icebreaker” to the crystalline delicacy of the title track to the terrifying serenity of “Hypothermia,” Tagaq also describes physiological sensations of snowblindness and fatal exposure to the cold in exquisitely unnerving detail. Toothsayer, a title that to speaks to wisdom and foresight, is also a nod to the knowledge required to survive such harsh conditions.  

The EP, made with long-time percussionist Jean Martin and UK experimental electronica artist Ash Koosha, originated as a score for the National Maritime Museum’s permanent Polar Worlds exhibit, which includes the Franklin Expedition. “I’m looking forward to seeing the exhibition,” says Tagaq, who will be in London for a show at Borderline on March 27. “Quite often Indigenous cultures are reduced to primitive culture or glorified in their ‘untouched’ phase, but it’s not often considered as contemporary culture. I was happy to be involved because the exhibit acknowledges our culture in a contemporary sense.”

 

Album art by Kevin Earl Taylor

 

TOUR DATES:

KINGSTON, ON: Isabel Bader Theatre, Mar 6, w/ NAC Orchestra

OTTAWA, ON: NAC, Mar 8 w/ NAC Orchestra

LONDON, UK: The Garage, Mar 27 

THE HAGUE, NL: Rewire Festival, Mar 29

WASHINGTON, DC: Millennium Stage, April 5

CALGARY, AB: Jack Singer Concert Hall, April 27 w/ Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra 

SAMUELSBERG, NORWAY: Riddu Riddu, Jul 10-14

SIX SHOOTER MANAGEMENT WELCOMES WILLIAM PRINCE.

PRINCE’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM DUE VIA GLASSNOTE RECORDS IN 2019.

William Prince may be a true heir to John Prine.” – NPR Music

 

Six Shooter Management is extremely pleased to welcome William Prince to the artist roster. “We have been fans of William for several years and it feels like the perfect fit to finally be working together,” says Helen Britton, president of the management company. “The whole team at Six Shooter can’t wait to get started on this journey with him.” 

As anticipation for the follow-up to 2015’s JUNO Award winning debut album Earthly Days builds, Prince is busy with touring that has included a run of shows opening for Neil Young complete with two nights in Winnipeg, a homecoming of sorts for both artists. Prince will headline shows across western Canada, from the Yukon to Saskatchewan, before making his Stagecoach Festival debut this April.

“I am thrilled to be working with Shauna and the whole team at Six Shooter,” says Prince. “There’s a lot of work left to do and I’m so excited to take the next steps with such passionate, driven people.”

 

TOUR DATES:

WATSON LAKE, YT: Watson Lake Secondary School, Feb 26

TESLIN, YT: Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre, Feb 27

WHITEHORSE, YT: Yukon Arts Centre, Feb 28

BANFF, AB: The Banff Centre, Mar 2 + 3

CALGARY, AB: Festival Hall, Mar 5

FORT NELSON, BC: Northern Lights Festival, Mar 22

NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK: Dekker Centre, Apr 13

INDIO, CA: Stagecoach Festival, Apr 27

 

 

ABOUT WILLIAM PRINCE: 

From ruminations on life and love’s little treasures to tales of everyday homegrown heroes, the music of William Prince unfurls like a classic campfire story, midnight road trip conversation, or well-worn, dog-eared novel passed down through generations. Each line delivered in his dusky baritone evokes a journeyman, troubadour spirit buoyed by stained glass soul with the gusto to reach steeple-size heights. Given this emotional heft, it makes sense that the art form bears a metaphysical significance for the JUNO Award-winning singer and songwriter.

Born and raised on the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba, Canada, William has been honing his craft since the age of nine when he first picked up the guitar and piano. Counting Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson (as well as books like April Raintree and Fahrenheit 451) among chief influences, he ultimately cites his preacher and musician father as the biggest inspiration. “My whole life I listened to my dad’s deep voice singing gospel,” he says. “In a sense, I make folk-country tunes inside of a gospel framework. It can be really powerful, but it brings a calm.”

In 2018 William took the next step of his journey with Earthly Days released worldwide via his new record label, Glassnote Records, and publishing company, Insieme Music Publishing.

SIX SHOOTER MANAGEMENT WELCOMES ZAKI IBRAHIM. “RETRO-AFROFUTURIST” HEADLINES TORONTO’S GREAT HALL ON FEB 21, 2019. IBRAHIM CONFIRMED TO SHOWCASE AT LE PRINTEMPS DE BOURGES IN APRIL.

 

Six Shooter is thrilled to welcome Zaki Ibrahim to the artist management roster. The enigmatic, highly acclaimed songwriter, now back in Toronto following the 2018 release of The Secret Life of Planets, defies simplifications of identity and genre along with other industry paradigms, which is to say she fits the Six Shooter artist profile perfectly. “The first time I saw Zaki perform at Polaris several years ago blew me away. It was a performance I will never forget.,” says Six Shooter Management President Helen Britton. “To have since met Zaki, connected with her and now to have ultimately signed such a rare talent is thrilling. She is a fantastic addition to our management roster, and I look forward to sharing all her upcoming plans with the world in the coming months.”

Ibrahim has upcoming headline shows and festival appearances in Canada, including at Toronto’s Great Hall this week. Overseas showcases, including at prestigious Le Printemps de Bourges festival in France, are planned for spring, where Ibrahim will be accompanied by Six Shooter Records’ new VP International Business Development, Allison Outhit.

Now booked by barrier-crushing trailblazer Tao-Ming Lau of Blue Crane, an agency that prioritizes underrepresented artists including women, LGBT and artists of colour, Ibrahim’s global tour history includes much of Europe, South Africa and North America, from Red Bull Studio Cape Town to Mongrel Media’s TIFF parties.

A nomad in both philosophical and logistical senses, Ibrahim’s extensive and varied network of collaborators, creatives and contributors has established a global presence primed to rise.

 

TOUR DATES

TORONTO, ON: The Great Hall, Feb 21 w/ DJ Bambii + Myst Milano

CALGARY, AB: Block Heater Festival, ATB Financial Stage (NMC), Feb 23 

 

LISTEN

WATCH

 

READ

  • Anupa Mistry’s Pitchfork review of The Secret Life of Planets.
  • Helen Spitzer’s NUVO magazine profile.
  • Ben Rayner’s Toronto Star profile.

Job Opportunity:  Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

Established in 2000 in Toronto, Six Shooter Records is a full-service music company with a diverse roster that includes artists in the genres of Americana, country, rock, and avant-garde. In addition to being a label and a publisher, the company also provides artist and business management services, and produces the music festival Interstellar Rodeo. Since its inception, Six Shooter has released over 100 albums. Our artists have been consistently recognized in national award programs, including the JUNO Awards, Polaris Music Prize, SOCAN Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and others.
Ours is a fast-paced, friendly environment with an enterprising culture. We seek a motivated self-starter who loves to keep an office organized while supporting fellow team members. This position will provide administrative support to both the record label and management company. Responsibilities will be as follows:

 

Administrative

  • Answering and directing phone calls. This includes providing customer service to customers calling in regard to purchases, tickets, as well as general inquiries.
  • Managing the info@sixshooterrecords.com email address.
  • Assisting with preparing distributor sales statements for entering into accounting software.
  • Assisting with accounts payable e.g. paying approved invoices, preparing cheques for approval.
  • Data entry into Quickbooks as assigned.
  • Assisting with grant completions for both the label and our management clients. Including but not limited to proofing material, organizing expense documentation, ensuring all materials are ready for submission in the applicable grant portals.
  • Preparing and properly documenting merchandise shipments for management clients.
  • Organizing the label President’s receipts and expense reports.
  • General office maintenance duties: ordering office supplies, taking out the garbage, receiving and properly storing shipments, maintaining the office storage spaces. Keeping the office neat and tidy overall.
  • Miscellaneous errands and support e.g. purchasing supplies for company events, prepping the office for client meetings, providing support to office visitors.
  • General clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, scanning, mail distribution, sending out mail, filing (digital and physical), sorting receipts.
  • Taking detailed minutes at weekly staff meetings and other meeting minutes as assigned.
  • Providing administrative support to the Vice President and President upon request.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience as an administrative assistant or knowledge of general office management and procedures
  • Experience with QuickBooks or similar accounting software.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel in particular), Google Drive, Dropbox, Slack.
  • Self-starter with excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to approx. 20lbs

 

Additional assets:

  • Education related to business management, the music business or other relevant field.
  • Education or experience in accounting an asset but not requirement.
  • Experience in the Canadian music industry.

 

Job Specs:

 

Position: Administrative Assistant

Reporting to: VP Finance & Administration

Hours: Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm. Total hours per week 20. Occasional additional hours may be requested from time to time.

Rate: $15.00-$20.00/hr commensurate with experience

Application deadline: Friday February 15, 2019.
Start date: Monday March 11, 2019

 

Please send resumes by email to Pierre Bussieres at pierre@sixshooterrecords.com with subject line “Administrative Assistant job application”. No phone calls please.

Six Shooter Records invites applications from all qualified individuals.  We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome all qualified applications especially from visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

 

Update: Thank you to everyone who applied. This position has been filled.

THE DEEP DARK WOODS & WHITEHORSE MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE FOREST CITY FOR 2019 JUNO AWARDS.

 

Whitehorse’s debut holiday record, A Whitehorse Winter Classic, has been nominated for the Adult Alternative Album of The Year at this year’s Juno awards while The Deep Dark Woods’ haunting album, Yarrow, is in the running for the Contemporary Roots Album of The Year. This year’s Juno Awards will take place at London, ON’s Budweiser Gardens on March 17. Click here for tickets and details.