Musical Roster

Top Talent

NADJIWAN

Over the past 25 years NADJIWAN has gone on to release 7 studio albums. In the past decade Marc has had 5 consecutive #1 hits on the National Aboriginal Top 40 

as well as touring this project across Canada & the United States with performances at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, The Mariposa Folk Festival, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, Hillside Music Festival,
Folk On The Rocks, 2015 Pan Am Games as well as the American Native Music
Awards and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards to name only a few.

Nominated for : Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (Best Male Artist & Best Rock
Album), Native American Music Awards (Best Rock Album), Dora Mavor Moore
Award (Best Original Composition) and recently nominated for Best Radio Single
at the Indigenous Music Awards.

Listen to the entire catalogue here:

https://headingnorthmusic.com/nadjiwan--2

Rosary Spence

Originally from the coastal Cree community of Fort Albany First Nation, off the coast of James Bay, Rosary Spence is a well-recognized Indigenous singer, steeped in time-honoured Aboriginal rhythms and styles.  Spence has also studied vocals at The Banff Centre For The Arts, and has been a featured artist on a variety of albums and collaborations with artists throughout her musical career, including a 12-track compilation titled "Women's Voices For Attawapiskat" dedicated to the people of Attawapiskat First Nation. Rosary Spence currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.


The new single "I Fell In Love" is Spence's first release since her debut album (released May 2015) titled “Maskawasiwin”, a Cree word for Strength.

https://www.rosaryspence.ca/




JC Campbell

JC Campbell is of Indigenous and European ancestry. Born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba by music loving and performing parents, this Country/Blues singer writes about life.


JC has released 3 albums and a single and has had success with charting on the National Indigenous Music Countdown (two #1 spots), airplay on several radio stations including Sirius XM satellite radio, live performances at various venues including television and radio, as well as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and a showcase at Folk Alliance International 2020. 


He has garnered award nominations at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in 2005 (two nominations), Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in 2008 (winning best blues album), Indigenous Music Awards in 2017 (three nominations) and  the Manitoba Country Music Awards in 2019.


JC has been added to the Merilainen Music Inc. artist roster and will be releasing a new album in 2020.

https://www.thatjcguy.com/

Voimaa

Voimaa is a new form of expression. Straying from tradition, performing dance and pop, Voimaa won’t permit expectations to dictate her creations. Voimaa has become the identity and process. She arose from the need to rebel against disappointed expectations – Voimaa is strength, and I am Voimaa.

https://www.voimaa.ca/

Kelly Fraser

Meriläinen Müsic is known for releasing singles and albums people love listening to. This is one of their latest releases with the very talented Kelly Fraser.  Kelly is a Canadian Inuk pop singer and songwriter, whose second album Sedna received a Juno Award nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2018

https://www.kellyfrasermusic.com/

STOiK

In 2042, Earth becomes uninhabitable and humans are forced to evacuate. Some refuse, most of them Indigenous, and move underground. Their descendants survive into the distant future, anchored by ancient knowledge and practice. It is in this future where we meet STOiK, a group of Indigenous artists & warriors led by Gidochige which translates in Anishinaabemowin to "He plays music."

http://stoikmusic.com

1gram

1gram of love should be added to everyone’s daily intake for a happier & more rewarding life! This is the philosophy that drives this exciting new band and EP. The release contains a mix of high energy dance and downtempo grooves that are sure to keep you moving.  While a new band and new release the song-writing team behind 1gram has years of experience.


Stella Rose was born to a musical family, so it's no surprise that music is in her blood. Stella writes and sings about a collection of all sorts of eclectic subject matter that she skillfully blends into an original repertoire that is both unique and captivating.


The other half of 1gram is acclaimed Indigenous musician and producer Marc Meriläinen. Over the years Marc has worked on numerous projects and in a variety of musical genres. Whether it’s rocking out with his multi-award nominated band Nadjiwan or producing new and emerging artists one thing is for certain, Marc is always looking to create new and innovative works.

 
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