Mississauga, ON – January 17, 2023
Mississauga Arts Council (MAC), Metalworks Studios, and SoundsUnite are pleased to announce the 50th Anthem Anniversary Contest winner, an emerging rapper who grew up in Mississauga, Mikey Bloom with his anthem “Mississauga”.
“I am truly honoured and thankful for this opportunity to be a part of Mississauga’s history,” says Mikey Bloom, 50th Anthem Anniversary Contest Winner. “This song is our collective celebration and is shared by us all. To those hearing my music for the first time, this is the greatest introduction I could ask for and I’m glad we could meet this way. Mississauga made me and now I made “Mississauga”.
“Some time ago, I had a vision to do something exceptional and special to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the City of Mississauga, this is where the 50th Anniversary Anthem Contest idea came to life,” says Ward 1 Councillor, Stephen Dasko, “My initiative was received with open arms by Metalworks Studios, SoundsUnite, Mississauga Arts Council, and the creative industries at the City of Mississauga, who collectively came together to host this song contest. I am very excited with the song selected and my heartfelt congratulations to the artist Mickey Bloom who will now be a part of Mississauga’s history.”
“As we mark five decades of growth and unity in Mississauga, our 50th Anniversary Anthem stands as a testament to the city’s evolution,” notes Gil Moore, Founder and CEO of Metalworks Studios, “By weaving the unique narratives of each neighbourhood into a dynamic composition, Mikey Bloom’s song is a timeless reflection of our shared history. This anthem is a musical celebration and a statement of Mississauga’s boundless potential.”
Jurors Murray Daigle, Music Producer, Songwriter, and Mixer; Demetrius Nath, Owner of antiskeptic entertainment and Mississauga Music, and Liberty Silver, Juno-award winning singer, were collectively impressed with Mikey’s demo, stating that it had clever songwriting, a great hook and that they can see audiences singing along to it.
“Mikey Bloom has connected many Mississauga neighbourhoods and even the spelling into a story song that represents our city’s new era at 50 years young,” says Mike Douglas, Executive Director MAC,” Congratulations Mikey if this is just the beginning of your introduction to Mississauga, we can’t wait to see where your career goes from here!”
“Mississauga” by Mikey Bloom will be released on all streaming platforms on January 20, 2024.You can pre-save the song at: bit.ly/MississaugaAnthemPresave
About Mikey Bloom
Mikey Bloom is an emerging musician who grew up in Mississauga. He creates a diverse range of music, including pop, dancehall, R&B and hip-hop, with his main focus being a rapper. Mikey is also a producer and songwriter, crafting all of his music and writing for others. He was inspired to write music after it helped him through difficult times in his life and he aims to create music that can help others in the same way it has helped him. Learn more: instagram.com/mikeybloom
About 50th Anthem Anniversary Contest
In 1974, the year of the City of Mississauga’s incorporation, the great Country singer/songwriter Tommy Hunter wrote and recorded “Mississauga”, a song to celebrate and uplift the newly formed city. On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the City of Mississauga, the 50th Anniversary Anthem contest searched for an iconic anthem for a new era to celebrate community pride. Inspired by a vision by Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko, it was hosted by Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) in partnership with Metalworks Studios and SoundsUnite. Juried by a panel of music business peers, winner, Mikey Bloom, received a free recording and mixing session at the prestigious Metalworks Studios and had his anthem named “Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary Anthem”. Learn more: macarts.ca/anthem
About Mississauga Arts Council:
Mississauga Arts Council is a registered charity, dedicated to accelerating progress toward the attainment of our Vision of Mississauga, as a vibrant cultural community where arts and culture thrive! Our mission is to empower the Arts Economy by Creating more opportunities & capacity; Connecting artists to audiences and each other; and Celebrating artists’ achievements. Learn more: mississaugaartscouncil.com
About Metalworks Studios:
Established in 1978, Metalworks Recording Studios was originally the creative workspace for the legendary Canadian supergroup Triumph. From humble beginnings, Metalworks expanded over 40 years to become a six-studio powerhouse that today ranks as the undisputed leader in the recording studio business in Canada. It is little wonder that Gold & Platinum record awards line the corridors at Metalworks. Learn more: metalworksstudios.com
Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute have launched a new music education and music wellness platform called SoundsUnite. Their mission is to bring ad-free music education and collaborative tools to students at elementary, high school, and post-secondary institutions as well as at-risk youth and marginalized communities across Canada. Learn more: soundsunite.com
For more information, please contact:
Sherri Parliament, Communications Manager
Mississauga Arts Council