CMW 2015 squareMusic BC will be returning to CMW 2015 for another must-see showcase at the Rivoli! Now in its 33rd year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music.

Members can apply, regardless of their current status with CMW. (If you’ve already been approved, this could be your showcase, and if you didn’t apply via CMW directly, that’s ok, you can still apply for ours!)

DEADLINE: 5pm Friday January 30th 2015

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January 16, 2015 by  |  Filed under Features, SHOWCASING  

Icon_blkMusic BC travel grants provide assistance to BC based recording artists to participate in performance and showcasing initiatives that are undertaken in support of Canadian owned sound recordings, as well as BC based businesses and individuals representing BC artists at established music industry conferences and festivals. Funding is provided by Creative BC on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Creative Content Development funding on behalf of 102.7 The PEAK in Vancouver.

*Please note, this program is the amalgamation of the MITAP travel grant program and the MAP travel grant programs. Read more »

January 15, 2015 by  |  Filed under FUNDING, NEWS  

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 1.00.14 PMAre you a musician? Or in a band? Do you need legal advice? Are you seeking information and advice on a specific legal issue to do with the music industry?

ALO + Music BC: Summary Legal Advice Clinic
100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
5:00pm to 7:00pm, February 10th, 2015

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January 14, 2015 by  |  Filed under EDUCATION, Events, NEWS  

FAI_Logo_TextVertical_bw-1Music BC will be returning to the Folk Alliance International conference, and teaming up with BreakOut West to present the best in Western Canadian Folk! The event will take place in Kansas City MO, February 18th-22nd 2015.  The Folk Alliance International conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment, that includes showcases, panels, workshops, and exhibitors.

The BC participants include:

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January 12, 2015 by  |  Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASING  

WEB - POSTER SOCIALMusic BC’s How-To Series Presents:

Sunday January 25th, 20141:00-4:00PM
VSO School of Music – Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver

Are you connecting with your audience or are you just yelling at them? This session will explore how artists can use social media to define their brand and create genuine moments with fans. Forget simply pushing out a message and hoping that it gains traction! We’ll dig into how to cultivate relationships and a develop a committed fan base via the latest and most relevant platforms.


Felix Cartal | Artist
Sari Delmar | Audio Blood
Eric Alper | eOne Music Canada
Chantel Chapman | Holler for your Dollar

Moderated by: Brian Thompson | Thorny Bleeder/Zen Thinking

Free for current members, $25 for the public
RSVP to guarantee your spot:

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January 8, 2015 by  |  Filed under Career Development Series, EDUCATION, Events, NEWS  

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Looking to get into the festive spirit? Here is a list of our members holiday show listings:


*Want to add your show to the listings below? Email us at with the details and we will be happy to include it!

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December 11, 2014 by  |  Filed under Events, General, NEWS