20th ANNIVERSARY KICKS OFF WITH KNOW & TELL, NEW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Six Shooter Records embraces its 20th anniversary, two decades of guts and grit, vision and action, as an opportunity to celebrate the past and contribute to the future. With a full slate of programming, events and news rolling out in the coming months, the 20th anniversary events reflect a label that has followed its heart, embraced challenges and propelled change to become a leader in the independent music scene.
KNOW & TELL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
For its first act of this milestone year, Six Shooter announces a new mentorship program, Know & Tell, where the label opens its doors to emerging artists and industry looking to connect. Free of charge and welcoming to all, Know & Tell is an opportunity for ideas and expertise to flow.
With Know & Tell, Six Shooter will offer 45-minutes appointments available either in person or via video conference. To make an appointment, applicants are invited to fill out an online form to be matched with a resident expert from the label’s 17-person team.
The mandate for this program is intended for general advice, useful consultation, and encouragement.
Sign up here.
ANNIVERSARY LOGO AND NEW SLOGAN
Six Shooter has unveiled a special 20th anniversary logo, designed by the label’s Artist in Residence Lyle Bell (The Wet Secrets). The original girl on a horse logo, which will return in 2021, was created by Ty Semaka (Plaid Tongued Devils).
The label’s first motto, “Life is Too Short to Listen to Shitty Music,” which has graced the back of thousands of t-shirts spotted around the world, is also now officially retired. The new motto, “I Can Live Forever,” is a reflection of Six Shooter’s belief in the transformative power of art. The motto comes from the song “I Can Swing A Hammer,” a dance rock pep talk by The Wet Secrets. Check Six Shooter’s social media accounts (#SixShooter2020 and #ICanLiveForever) for in-depth stories and historical notes for every album in its genre-spanning catalogue throughout the year.
2020 JUNO NOMINEES
The label congratulates all of its 2020 JUNO nominees, including Tanya Tagaq, who is nominated for Toothsayer, an experimental arctic soundscape, The Dead South for their Billboard chart-topping bluegrass album Sugar & Joy and Whitehorse for The Northern South Vol. 2 (the duo’s fifth consecutive JUNO nomination in 4 different categories).
This year’s nominees also include first time nominee Riit for ataataga, an electro pop album in Inuktitut, and the creative team behind the Ensign Broderick’s epic and artful BloodCrush/BloodMyth album package (Kris Knight, Jason Sniderman, Chris Peters, James Mejia, Stefanie Schneider).