The Music BC office will be closed Friday, December 20th through Monday, January 6th.

If you wish to submit your MAP PEAK Travel Grant application in this time, please wait until our office re-opens in January or submit via post.

Have a safe and happy holiday season and best wishes from the Music BC Team. See you in the new year!

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After three truly magical sets by each of the Top 3 PEAK Performance Project Finalists in front of a sold out crowd at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night, the final order of their ranking was revealed. Congratulations to our first place artist RYKKA!


The 2013 Top 3 PEAK Performance Artists are:

First Place: Rykka – $102,700
Second Place: Hannah Epperson -$75,000
Third Place: BESTiE – $50,000

On November 5th, the top 5 2013 PEAK Performance Artists were announced on 102.7 The PEAK. The announcement named Good For Grapes and Willhorse as the 4th and 5th placed artists respectively and the top 3 were named in no particular order. At the same time tickets went on sale for the PEAK Performance Project Finale at The Commodore Ballroom that would feature performances by the top 3 artists and the eventual revealing of the final rankings for them. Once again the show quickly sold out and the anticipation to see the top 3 PEAK Performance Artists perform and watch over $225,000 remained as high as ever.

Now in its 5th year this award winning program from 102.7 The PEAK and Music BC has seen over $3 million dollars invested into the BC music community, and 100 artists have benefited from the education, exposure, networking and development funds the project has to offer. This year the Top 20 PEAK Performance Artists raised over $60,000 cash in charitable donations for many worthwhile charities.

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BreakOutWest!A big congrats and well-done to all the nominees and winners at the Western Canadian Music Awards this weekend!

Part of the multi-day BreakOut West Industry Conference and Festival this past weekend, BC had a solid representation from a diverse array of artists and industry professionals including the following artists who took home awards honoring the best in Western Canada.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Free! Register by September 3, 2013

Attend a free forum on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St, Vancouver. (Networking reception takes place from 8:00-9:00 p.m.).

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Music BC is excited to announce a new member service, provided in partnership with Actual Musicians – an online learning portal that was developed by Musicians, For Musicians.

Actual Musicians and Music BC are now ready for all Music BC members to access  Making Music Your Business – the first of our unique music-industry learning pathways with focus topics on business planning, marketing, branding and more! Read more

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We are pleased to announce the launch of Music BC’s brand new, web-based, fully-automated membership database!

The new system features a host of user-oriented features such as self-managed profiles, a member directory, community calendar, forums, online submissions forms for things like E-News, events, and Member of the Week, as well as an updated Digital Resources Library. 

As part of our new system all old Music BC membership numbers have been retired- you will be issued a brand-new 7 digit membership ID by our new system. This is the number you will use to apply for grants, showcase opportunities, Member of the Week and E-news submissions (all available online now!). If your membership has lapsed (more than 4 weeks since expiring) you will need to create a new profile with on

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Every year a few BC artists make it down to Austin, TX for SXSW but this year the contingent is by no means tiny!

If you’re headed down to Austin for this year’s festivities make sure you go support our BC artists who are showcasing in a variety of venues across the city. Help get the hype going!

BreakOut West at SXSW
Thursday March 14, 2013 – Canada House
(Friends Bar – 208 East 6th)
8pm – Sidney York
9pm -The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
10pm – Rah Rah
11pm – Current Swell
Midnight – Imaginary Cities
1am – The Sheepdogs

Head to
for some music.

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Job Opening – Accounting Administrator

 Music BC Industry Association is a non-profit provincial music industry association dedicated to the development of the BC music industry. Music BC provides artist development, export marketing, networking, advocacy, showcasing and other support for industry companies and personnel.  Music BC also has a separate charitable foundation.

 Music BC is looking for a full time Accounting Administrator for our Vancouver office. Position to begin February 2013. This is an entry level position.

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Oct 27, 2012

The Songwriters Association of Canada with Music BC and The National Music Centre embarks on the annual Songposium tour. Presented in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver this intensive one-day seminar for aspiring and emerging songwriters is not to be missed.  If you are interested in learning more about the art, craft and business of songwriting, come and hear from some of the foremost international talent in the music industry as they share their experience and knowledge in helping you get your songs heard. Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with songwriters in your area.

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Music BC would like to thank LIVE at Squamish and brand.LIVE for the opportunity to conduct a charity guitar raffle at the LIVE at Squamish music festival this year. We have a gorgeous Epiphone acoustic which we will be requesting all LIVE at Squamish artists sign during the course of the festival. All proceeds will assist Music BC Charitable Foundation on their mission to empower and inspire BC youth through access to music and music education.

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Music BC is proud to announce the re-launch of the Virgin Radio Demo Grant Program for 2012! 3 artists will be chosen to receive free studio time with a producer and engineer to record a high-quality demonstration recording.

Deadline: TBA

Guidelines and Application

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Sunday, April 1st, 2012, marked the 41st year of the JUNO Awards- Canada’s premier recording arts industry awards ceremony. BC artists were well represented this year, taking home a trio of the top awards. Michael Buble won Album of the Year (Christmas), Dan Mangan took home two statuettes for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album (Oh Fortune), while Hedley were awarded Best Pop Album (Storms).

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MARCH 21, 2012

Starting Wednesday, March 21st, the annual Canadian Music Week celebrations will kick off in Toronto! Canadian Music Fest-featuring the best of emerging and established Canadian talent, consists of showcases from artists all across the country. This year BC hosts a healthy contingent of artists, including those performing at our own CMW showcase at the Rivoli, Friday, March 23rd (Info & RSVP).

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Music BC would like to extend congratulations to all the BC artists showcasing at South by Southwest next week. Many a career has been launched amid the hype generated by attendees of South By, and we hope to see BC artists steal some time in the spotlight!

The festival and music industry conference runs from March 13th-19th in Austin, Texas, and is part of a larger celebration that includes interactive media and film industry professionals from all over the world.

If you are attending SXSW this year please support our community and help spread the love for BC artists in Austin!

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March 3nd, 2012, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tom Lee Music Hall, Tom Lee Music (929 Granville St.)


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Music BC is pleased to announced the lineup for our CMW 2012 showcase!
Presented by Music BC 100.5 The PEAK and The Georgia Straight
Where: The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West)
When: March 23rd, 2012, Doors @ 7:00 PM
Cost: See CMW for festival wristbands
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