MapleMusic Recordings

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MapleMusic Recordings
MapleMusic Recordings Red Logo.jpg
Parent company MapleCore Ltd.
Founded 2002
Founder Grant Dexter
Andy Maize of Skydiggers
Distributor(s) Fontana North
Universal Music Canada
Country of origin Canada
Location Toronto, Ontario
Official website MapleMusic Recordings

MapleMusic Recordings is a Canadian independent record label founded by Grant Dexter in 2002 and based in Toronto, Ontario.

History[edit]

The MapleMusic Recordings label is a project of Andy Maize from Canadian roots rock band Skydiggers and entrepreneur Grant Dexter. Other artists who have released albums on MapleMusic include David Usher, Colin James, Boy, The Dears, Jason Bajada, Martha Wainwright, Pilot Speed (formerly known as Pilate), Gordon Downie, Joel Plaskett, Spirit of the West, Ridley Bent, Kinnie Starr, Cookie Duster and the Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir.

MapleMusic released three Radiohead albums In Rainbows, The King of Limbs and TKOL RMX 1234567 in Canada, along with ATO in the US and XL in the UK.[1][2]

Two singer-songwriters, however, have been particularly responsible for MapleMusic Recordings's success: Sam Roberts, who was transformed from a struggling independent musician to a Canadian rock icon practically overnight by his 2001 MapleMusic Recordings debut, The Inhuman Condition, and Kathleen Edwards, whose album Failer made her a critical favourite in 2003.

MapleMusic Recordings' brick and mortar business is distributed and marketed in Canada by Universal Music Canada.

Artists[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

Awards and accolades[edit]

Juno Awards[edit]

The Juno Awards are presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.[9][10]

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 Joel Plaskett Emergency Down at the Khyber Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
2003 Kathleen Edwards Failer Roots and Traditional Album of the Year Nominated
2004 Joel Plaskett Emergency Truthfully, Truthfully Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
Kathleen Edwards Songwriter of the Year Nominated
The Dears New Group of the Year Nominated
Kinnie Starr New Artist of the Year Nominated
Danny Michel New Artist of the Year Nominated
2005 Gordie Sampson Songwriter of the Year Nominated
2006 Theresa Sokyrka These Old Charms Pop Album of the Year Nominated
Kathleen Edwards Back To Me Adult Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
Kathleen Edwards Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Joel Plaskett Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Martha Wainwright New Artist of the Year Nominated
2007 Gordie Sampson Songwriter of the Year Won
Neverending White Lights New Artist of the Year Nominated
2008 Joel Plaskett Songwriter of the Year Nominated
2009 David Usher Wake Up And Say Goodbye Pop Album of the Year Nominated
Kathleen Edwards Asking For Flowers Adult Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
Gordie Sampson Songwriter of the Year Nominated
2010 Joel Plaskett Three Adult Alternative Album of the Year Won
Joel Plaskett Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Carly Rae Jepsen & Ryan Stewart Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Carly Rae Jepsen New Artist of the Year Nominated
2011 Royal Wood Songwriter of the Year Nominated
2013 Kathleen Edwards Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Kathleen Edwards Voyageur Adult Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
Royal Wood We Were Born To Glory Adult Alternative Album of the Year Nominated

Polaris Music Prize[edit]

The Polaris Music Prize is an award given to the best Canadian full-length album based solely on artistic merit.

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Joel Plaskett Ashtray Rock Polaris Music Prize Short List Nominated
The Dears Gang of Losers Polaris Music Prize Short List Nominated
2008 Kathleen Edwards Asking For Flowers Polaris Music Prize Short List Nominated
2009 Joel Plaskett Three Polaris Music Prize Short List Nominated
Martha Wainwright I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too Polaris Music Prize Long List Nominated
2012 Kathleen Edwards Voyageur Polaris Music Prize Short List Nominated
Joel Plaskett Emergency Scrappy Happiness Polaris Music Prize Long List Nominated

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Radiohead sign to MapleMusic recordings in Canada.". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Radiohead to release The King of Limbs on MapleMusic recordings in Canada.". Fontana North. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp MapleMusicRecordings.com MapleMusic website. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac MapleMusicRecordings.com MapleMusic website. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq MapleMusicRecordings.com MapleMusic website. Retrieved 8 January 2008.
  6. ^ http://theresnosolution.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14564&view=unread#p358677
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://www.maplemusicrecordings.com/artist.php?artist_id=67
  9. ^ "2011 Juno Award Nominees.". CARAS. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  10. ^ "2013 Juno Award Nominees.". CARAS. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 

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