The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network becomes First Tracks
The new First Tracks project will select up to six Canadian aboriginal musicians or groups to have a music video produced from a song featured on a current or soon-to-be-released CD.
The response to last year's Open Call contest was amazing, said Marty Ballentyne, APTN's western region programming manager, in a telephone interview from Vancouver.
"We had so much response and such a depth and breadth of talent. ... We had over 100 entries and we ended up upping the amount of videos we'd be making, from five to seven."