Forward Music Group represents high caliber artists outside of the commercial spectrum who strive for creative expression and experimentation. As a management team, Forward exists to further the careers of these musicians, most with roots in Atlantic Canada, through the creation and presentation of challenging, contemporary, non-commercial compositions. The award-winning company prides itself on offering artist-friendly contracts and maintaining a peer relationship with its roster, which includes some of the most exciting music-makers in Canada - Michael Feuerstack, Gypsophilia, Paper Beat Scissors, Gianna Lauren, Joshua Van Tassel, Find The Others, The Olympic Symphonium, and Alan Jeffries. While genres vary from folk to jazz to alternative to electronic to roots, each act is pushing the boundaries of their genre. FMG also acts as a successful independent label and recently expanded with the creation of an experimental sister-label, Backward Music. In addition, Forward regularly work with festivals and conferences such as Shivering Songs, the Halifax Jazz Festival, Nova Scotia Music Week and East Coast Music Week to program interesting and intimate events with a variety of musicians both from inside and outside their community.