Outside Music

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This article is about the record label. For the music genre, see Outsider music. For the jazz technique, see Outside (jazz).
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Outside Music is a Canadian record label and distributor, founded by Lloyd Nishimura in 1995. In 2007, it expanded to include an artist management division which counts Jill Barber, Matthew Barber, One Hundred Dollars and Sunparlour Players as management clients.

The Outside Music Label has released a variety of albums; the first being in 2001 with The Sadies's Tremendous Efforts. During its 10 years of existence, the label has released albums by such noted artists as Billy Bragg, Tinariwen, The Super Friendz, and the soundtrack to the hit indie film The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico. In 2010, The Sadies's Darker Circles and The Besnard Lakes's The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night appeared on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist while in 2011, Little Scream's The Golden Record, Sloan's The Double Cross, Black Mountain's Wilderness Heart and One Hundred Dollars's Songs of Man all garnered Polaris long list nominations. Matthew Barber, Jill Barber, Oh Susanna, The Sadies and The Hylozoists have all received Juno Award nominations for albums released on the Outside Music Label

Notable mentions and awards[edit]

  • 2007 Jill Barber won Female Artist of the Year as well as Best Album of the Year for For All Time at the East Coast Music Awards. She also received nominations for Folk Recording of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for the song "Don't Go Easy"
  • 2008 Jill Barber was nominated for New Artist of the Year and her album For All Time; nominated in the solo category for Roots and Traditional Album at the Junos.
  • 2008 The Sadies were nominated for a Juno Award for Best Roots/Traditional Band for the album New Seasons.
  • 2009 Matthew Barber received Juno nomination for the record "Ghost Notes" in the Roots & Traditional Album Of the Year: Solo category.
  • 2010 The Sadies appeared on the Junos telecast in a tribute to The Band alongside longtime collaborator and The band co-founder Garth Hudson.
  • 2013 Rose Cousins's album We Have Made a Spark won the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, Solo
  • 2015 Jenn Grant's album Compostela was nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Best Songwriter of the Year at Juno Awards.

Current artists[edit]

Label alumni[edit]

Labels distributed through Outside[edit]

International independent artists, such as Aimee Mann, Oneida and Billy Bragg, have also distributed material in Canada through Outside Music.

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