Music industry trailblazer Elaine Bomberry says more investment in artists needed – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202070 Views

February 4, 2020

Elaine Bomberry is a trailblazer in the music industry.

For the past three decades, she has produced award winning shows like Rez Bluez on APTN, and managed Juno award winning artists.

Bomberry also helped co-create a Juno award category solely for Indigenous artists.

But at the start of her career, there were very few Indigenous people working behind the scenes in the music industry.

“Sometimes you’re wondering, do I really fit in this? Do we belong here? There was really no space for Indigenous music within the larger music industry,” says Bomberry. “So, it was with people like Buffy Sainte Marie, breaking down those doors and recording and Shingoose, Tom Jackson, they all really, really kicked that door wide open.

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