Vic Fest Poster WEBMusic BC’s Career Development Series and V.I.C. Fest are proud to once again team up to present some of BC’s strongest songwriters in an intimate and interactive workshop and performance.

Tyler Bancroft & Ben Worcester (Said The Whale)
Aidan Knight
Kathryn Calder

Songwriting Workshop: 12:00-1:30pm
Songwriters of all levels are welcome to come participate in a workshop designed to inspire your creativity and hone your craft! Hear our mentors share their secrets on the songwriting process, and how they work their ideas into memorable pieces of music. Attendees are welcome to bring an instrument and share a song to receive feedback on (as time allows).

Songwriters Circle: 2:00-3:30pm
After hearing them speak about the process, see it live in action as our songwriters share their favourite songs, tell the stories about how they came to be, and collaborate together for what is sure to be a unique performance from these talented artists.

Entry with a V.I.C Fest wristband, or free for current paid Music BC members.

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April 15, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, FEATURES  

A2M-Logo-PCL[1]The Vancouver School Board’s recent budget proposal including either a fee raise or total elimination of the Band and Strings Program, has compelled Access to Music Foundation President and CEO Elka Yarlowe to put out a call to action. She’s written an open letter to the city’s school board engaging Vancouverites to speak up to government and through social media about the importance of early music education in youth development, and take part in the public discussion coming up at 7:00pm, April 15th at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. The recommendation in the 2014/2015 preliminary budget is “to eliminate the band and strings program for a savings of $630,651. Alternatively, the Board could increase the annual fee for the band and strings program to $25 per month for a total of $250.00 per year. This however would only generate an additional $350,000.”

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April 10, 2014 by  |  Filed under FEATURES  

Icon_blkExport trade Initiative to foster sync licensing opportunities and relationships with music supervisors for BC artists and companies

Thanks to funding from Creative BC and FACTOR, Music BC is able to provide an export trade mission focused on film and TV licensing for export ready BC artists and companies. The initiative will include showcase and networking opportunities for participating bands and companies.

Dates: Wednesday June 4th – Saturday June 7th 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA

The initiative will include a lunchtime performance at Hotel Cafe, an in-studio acoustic performance at NBC Universal, as well as other networking and performance opportunities as confirmed.

3 bands and 5 company representatives will be selected. Bands and companies must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the program.
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April 9, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

PPP Sticker 2013

As of today, Applications for this years PEAK Performance Project are now open!

Deadline for applications is Friday May 2nd, 2014. Read below for all the info you need to get started on your application.


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April 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

Music BC CMW AdMusic BC is excited to be returning to CMW for another year of showcasing some of BC’s great emerging talent!

This year’s showcase will take place on Friday May 9th at The Rivoli.

To get CMW wristbands, please click HERE.

8:30pm – David Morin
9:30pm – Chersea
10:30pm – the Lion the Bear the Fox
11:30pm – No Sinner
12:30pm – Good for Grapes
1:30pm – Jordan Klassen

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March 27, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

K96.3 LOGOMusic BC is proud to announce the return of the K96-3 Emerging Artist Program!

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.

This year, each of the top 5 selected artists will receive a $1000 grant to record a new original song. These songs will form a part of the adjudication of the band, as well as be featured on the 2014 KComp CD.

The top 5 artists will also all showcase at Keloha Festival in Kelowna on July 13th, with the performance being adjudicated to also contribute to their overall assessment.

Finally the artists will participate in a day of intensive music industry training, which will help them assess their strengths, weaknesses, and goals for their careers.

For full program information and to apply now CLICK HERE



March 27, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

PPP StickerApril 1st, 2014 applications will open for the 6th year of BC’s PEAK Performance Project.

It’s an exciting year, as our friends at Alberta Music will also be launching the inaugural year of Alberta’s own PPP! The two provinces will run their own contests, however they will join forces at the week long artist development bootcamp in Princeton, BC, where the artists will learn, create, and record together.

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March 26, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS