Moose Jaw's Robinson nominated again

Justin Crann
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Local producer scores international award nods

Tuesday morning was a good one for a local music producer.

Jared Robinson has now been nominated for CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 and three Independent Music Awards.

Within a few hours Jared Robinson, who runs Nebulus Entertainment, had received notice of nominations for CBC's Future 40 and three Independent Music Awards.

Robinson said he first found out about the nomination to the Future 40 on Twitter when a friend sent him a note of congratulations.

He then received an e-mail about his Independent Music Awards nominations.

"It was certainly one of my brightest times this year, so far," he told the Times-Herald Thursday.

Robinson said he was honoured to be recognized among his peers in Saskatchewan by the CBC. 

He added he was particularly happy to be recognized with three IMA nods — in particular because they recognize different aspects of his work.

"One of the things I'm most proud of with these (IMA) nominations is that each is under a different medium," Robinson explained.

The nominations recognize his work as a producer on the debut album An Unforeseen Impossible Outcome for LunarTheory (his solo project), his poster design (also for LunarTheory), and his promotional photography (for Bastard Poetry).

"The one I'm most proud of is music producer, and I feel it's a very difficult category to be nominated under," Robinson said. "I work very hard with a lot of artists and their music and so it feels good to have that affirmation."

Robinson has found success before — with several Western Canadian Music Award nominations under his belt — but he said the recognition from other industry groups, especially international ones, means a lot to him.

He said he's happy that he has found the level of success he's been able to find while remaining in Moose Jaw.

"This is home for me. I'm just overwhelmed I can do as well as I do in such a small city," said Robinson. "We joke around about going somewhere a little warmer, but as long as we get away on holidays, we're happy.

"As long as I can continue to do what I love to do here, I don't plan on going anywhere else."

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Organizations: CBC, Future 40, Nebulus Entertainment Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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