Music BC is once again teaming up with Rifflandia Festival to present 3 nights of emerging BC talent!
The 2014 Music BC Rifflandia showcases will take place at Anian in Victoria BC September 11th, 12th, and 13th!

(in order of appearance)

Thursday, September 11
Little India

Friday, September 12
Skye Wallace
Jasper Sloan Yip
Damn Fools
Midil Beach

Saturday, September 13
Jody Glenham
Humans DJ Set

For more information on the performing artists, read below.

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September 10, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, FEATURES  

Banner FinalSaturday, September 13 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rifflandia HQ
1505 Douglas St. Victoria
*Free Admission*

Please RSVP to: pacificnw@grammy.com

The Recording Academy – Pacific Northwest ChapterMusic Managers Forum CanadaMusic BC and RIFFLANDIA FESTIVAL present

An industry-focused Q&A session for artists and managers

Jason Burns: President / Burnt Tree Entertainment
Frank Nieto: Publicity Director / Sub Pop Records

Benji Rogers: President & Founder / Pledge Music
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September 10, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, FEATURES  

Logo_Reeperbahn_Festival_2014Export trade initiative to foster sync licensing opportunities and relationships abroad for BC
artists. Thanks to funding from Creative BC and FACTOR, Music BC is able to provide an export trade mission focused on showcasing BC talent in the European market. The initiative will include showcase and networking opportunities for participating artists.

2014 Showcase Details

CIMA’s CANADA HOUSE will host showcases at Reeperbahn on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19 from Noon onwards each day. CANADA HOUSE is located at a new venue this year, Neidklub, a 300-capacity club in the centre of the festival district.

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September 5, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS, Opportunities  

mbc.crbcThe Music Industry Travel Assistance Program (“MITAP”) is administered by the Music BC Industry Association  on behalf of Creative BC, financially supported by the Province of British Columbia.

MITAP provides assistance to BC based recording artists to participate in performance and showcasing initiatives that are undertaken in support of BC owned sound recordings. MITAP also assists BC based music businesses to participate in conferences and other business travel in order to support BC based recording artists.


DEADLINE: Friday September 26th, 5pm PST

August 21, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  


Roundhouse radio was recently approved by the CRTC as a new station to be broadcast on 98.3 FM. As part of this launch, Roundhouse radio has committed to a new seven year Canadian Content Development program to be called the “Roundhouse Discovery Project” to be administered my Music BC. The project will focus on developing recording artists who are not normally suitable for commercial radio. This group of artists require tools to enhance their opportunities in the music business. The program will include an education component, a showcase component, a songwriting and recording component and significant radio support from Roundhouse Radio. The program and station will be launched some time in 2015, so watch out for future announcements.


August 21, 2014 by  |  Filed under General, NEWS  



Music BC is proud to announce the return of the K96-3 Emerging Artist Program for 2014! Focusing on artists from BC’s interior regions, this program is designed to aid in the development and promotion of interior artists, through recording grants, education, and showcase opportunities.

You can download all the Top 5 Artists songs Here

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August 5, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

mission folk 2014Music BC is pleased to partner with Mission Folk Festival to offer a unique performance opportunity for our members in the folk/roots community. Music BC programs a paid showcase event Saturday afternoon consisting of 3 folk acts, chosen by an industry jury to perform at the festival. 3 artists will be selected to perform 45 minute sets at Mission Folk Festival.One of the three will be chosen to perform at the CBC Nooner stage in downtown Vancouver and receive a tour of the CBC studios.


The Lion The Bear The Fox – 1pm @ Shady Grove Stage
Skye Wallace – 230pm @ Ursa Major
John Welsh – 430pm @ Totem Shelter

For full schedule visit www.missionfolkfestival.ca

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July 22, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General, NEWS