fai2015posterThe 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.

Music 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. Music BC members are welcome to apply to showcase in our private showcase suites.

Deadline: Friday November 14th, 2014 5pm (PST)

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October 16, 2014 by  |  Filed under FEATURES, Opportunities  

Music BC’s How-To series presents:

Sunday Oct 19th, 2014 1:00-4:00PM
VSO School of Music – Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver

Dan Mangan (Artist)
James Sutton (Music Director, 102.7 The PEAK)
Geoff Goddard (Frontside Promotions Group)
Justin Wachtel (Marquis Label Services)

Hosted by: Tamara Stanners  (Program Director, 102.7 The PEAK)


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September 25, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, FEATURES  

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.46.46 AMThe JUNOS are shaking things up left and right, and they want you to be a part of it.   At CARAS they want to ensure they have representation from every province and that B.C. artists get the recognition they deserve on our national stage.  Did JUNO that 20% of the 2014 JUNO Award nominees were from British Columbia. Let’s raise that number!

So, how do you do this?

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October 23, 2014 by  |  Filed under General, NEWS  

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

September 20, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

102.7 The PEAK and Music BC announce The 2014 PEAK Performance Project Showcase Series, powered by Cariboo Brewing! For 4 Thursdays throughout September and October, we will showcase our Top 12 bands at Fortune Sound Club. These performances will form a part of their overall scores so make sure you come out and support your favourites!

Fortune Sound Club, 147 E Pender St. Vancouver
Doors at 8:00 pm, Music at 9pm sharp!
Tickets Advance: $10.27 + Service Charge

Tickets at the Door: $15
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September 16, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

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 14, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS, Opportunities  


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, General, NEWS