The Music BC office will be closed after Friday December 21, and will re-open Monday January 7. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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Music BC Members playing at Sled Island this year. To check out the rest of the line-up (which includes many other awesome BC bands), head over the the Sled Island website.

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BC bands are representing at NxNE  this year, including a whole batch of talent at the Tracks On Tracks showcase, presented by Green Couch Productions and ION Magazine.

Tracks On Tracks Showcase
Wednesday June 13
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom – 7PM-3AM
Featuring: The Matinee, Maurice, The Belle Game, Sidney York, Adaline, Bear Mountain, Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party, Chris Ho, Shred Kelly, Portage & Main

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June 5, 2012

Music BC is proud to congratulate the many fantastic BC artists who have been nominated for a 2012 Western Canadian Music Award. BC leads the pack with 55 nominations this year, including Said The Whale with 4 nominations!

The 2012 Western Canadian Music Award Winners are set to be announced at The Gala Awards Show on Sunday, September 30th in Regina, SK as part of the BreakOut West weekend. The final jury and membership voting will begin June 5 and will wrap up June 25. For a complete list of nominees please visit the BreakOut West/WCMAs website.

Voting is now open! Music BC members will be receiving voting instructions from WCMA support shortly.

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The Non-Profit Organization Membership provides a non profit organization with all the benefits of an Individual membership. Non-Profit Organization members receive all the benefits of a Individual Member with the exception of applying for MAP Programs. Music BC would like to offer reciprocal memberships to all Non Profits. Contact the Music BC office (info@musicbc.org) for more details.

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READ THE REPORT

Film, television, digital media, music, magazine and book publishing sectors
urge government and industry to work together on a strategy to
prevent jobs – and talent – from leaving BC

 

Vancouver, BC (April 26, 2012): If British Columbia’s creative industries are going to
reach their full job-creating potential in the competitive years ahead, they need the
creative equivalent and focus of the “Own the Podium” approach that earned Canada a
record number of medals at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A report commissioned by a coalition of the province’s creative industries says a strategic
approach to the future is needed – one that includes moving this $4 billion sector from the
margins to the mainstream of economic and policy thinking, something that’s key to
retaining British Columbia’s creative professionals, as well as their entrepreneurship and
job-creating potential. Without it, the province risks losing its best talent to places such as
Ontario and Quebec with their competitive tax credits, program funding and easier access
to investment capital. Read more

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BUILD A SUCCESSFUL TOURING CAREER
MAY 5, 2012

ON THE ROAD: BUILD A SUCCESSFUL TOURING CAREER

Saturday May 5, 2012 1-4pm @ Tom Lee Music Hall
3rd Floor, 929 Granville St Vancouver

Hosted by Lana Gay, CBC Music

FREE for members/$25 general public
RSVP to: rsvp@musicbc.org with the subject CDS: Touring
(RSVP not mandatory, but encouraged!)

Live demonstration of TOURHUB by Nicolas Morin from Artistech Newmedia Inc.
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Music BC, along with the other Music Industry Associations which form the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations, has spent much of the last year developing an innovative new tool that is set to revolutionize how bands plan and book tours in Canada. That tool is Tourhub. Read more

March 5, 2012 by  |  Filed under General, TOURHUB  |  Leave a comment

Question not answered here? Check out the Tourhub FAQ!

MEMBER LOGIN (For Music BC members using Tourhub)

The “login” link is in the upper right hand corner of site www.tourhub.ca. Login here to the member portal to create tours, find venues, input merch sales, etc.

Member Account Set Up

At tourhub.ca, click login at top right corner of page. Enter the login ID and password you received from Leigh.

Tourhub will recognize a first-time user, so you have the option to edit you contact info, name, password, etc. click save. This can also be edited later by clicking on Edit Account in the left-hand menu.

After your first login you can use your email address and new password to login.

You will then be navigated to the DASHBOARD. Messages from the admin/CCMIA will sometimes be displayed here.

 

Forgotten password?

If you forget your new password, you can use the RECOVER PASSWORD option by entering the email you entered to update their account. The password will be emailed to that account.

 

ARTIST PROFILES

Creating an Artist Profile

Artist profiles and tours are both located in the Artists & Tours tab. You can create multiple artist profiles as one user.

  • For example if you are a manager that manages multiple bands and you want to add tours for more than one band, you can create an artist profile for each band.

To add a new Artist profile

Click the New Profile button at the top of the page. Enter your info, bio, link band Facebook page, Twitter, etc. Most of this info will be available to the public side of Tourhub. The only mandatory field is Artist Name, all other fields can be filled in later if so desired.

 

TOURS AND VENUES

Adding a Tour

To add a tour for an artist:

  1. Click the View Tour(s) button next to the artist name
  2. Current and past tours for that artist profile will be displayed.
  3. To add tour click PLAN NEW TOUR and name it.
  4. By default, the tour will not be public. You are able to make the tour public or not public, depending on whether it is ready to be announced or not. By making it PUBLIC it is then viewable by anyone who visits tourhub.ca.
  5. To add dates, click the VIEW TOUR option, and then EDIT TOUR from the buttons at the top. You will be taken to a map view. Click Add Date/Venue to begin entering the tour.
    • You can search for venues by city/date or venue style (genre, capacity, type).
    • Multiple genres or types can be selected by using CTRL+click
  6. Venues listed should have all contact info for artist such as booking agent, contact number, website
    • If youdiscover that there is some wrong or outdated information about a venue, you have the option to flag the venue.
    • An email will then be sent to the music association for that venue territory, and they are encouraged to update the venue info and reset the venue back to “unflagged”.
  7. Venues will be shown as red or green on your tour map. Red means not confirmed, green means confirmed. To confirm the venue, select it from the list  and click “confirmed”.

 

Adding a Venue

If a known venue is not listed in our database, you can add a venue that they don’t see in the search results by clicking ADD VENUE on the map page, and  fill out all the fields you can about the venue.

  • TO AVOID DUPLICATES, PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THAT THE VENUE IS NOT THERE BEFORE ADDING A NEW ONE

Before it is made public, it will be confirmed by the MIA admin for that province, however the you will not have to wait for approval to add it to your tour list.

 

Other Tour Information

When viewing the tour in LIST VIEW, you can see there are options to enter GUEST LISTS and ADVANCING NOTES for each show. You can also record merch sales by clicking on the Merchandise button. All this information can be exported from the system as an excel file or PDF.

Guest List

  • Select “Edit Guest List” beside the tour date (venue)
  • You can add guests by name and the number of guests joining them and then saving it to the list
  • After adding all the guests for that show, you can export a PDF and then have a list for that specific show.

Advancing Details

  • You can enter advancing details for each tour date. Suggested options include Press, Radio and Load-in time, but others can be added via the Add New Item box. Advancing Notes can then be exported to a PDF or excel file.

Merch Items

  • Under EDIT MERCH ITEMS you can enter merch items you are bringing, the initial quantity of each, and item price.
  • You can also add merch sales under each show. You can then enter the number of merch items you sold at that show and the amount.
  • Sales can be exported as a PDF or excel file, but details of sales and revenue are only displayed in the exported file.

 

TOURHUB: PUBLIC PORTAL AND ARTIST PROFILES

On the landing page, the views display an account of how many shows are booked that current month. You can view previous months by searching for a particular month.

The public can also see how many shows are happening at a particular venue and in any particular place/province.

The public can also view artists’ profiles and click on links to website, Twitter, Facebook, and can also see artist’s past tours.

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Here you will find answers to many questions you might have about Tourhub. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Email info@musicbc.org.

These FAQs are primarily written with Music BC members in mind. If you are a member of another Canadian Music Industry Association you may need to contact your MIA Tourhub Admin, or visit their website, for answers.

Login IDs and Passwords

Where do I log in to Tourhub?

You can log in to your Tourhub account via tourhub.ca. The login link is in the upper right hand corner.

Where do I get my Tourhub username and password?

To request your Tourhub user ID and password, please email Leigh at info@musicbc.org. Please be patient, she’s getting a lot of emails lately.

I requested my Tourhub login a while ago, why haven’t I gotten it yet?

Your Tourhub login will come from noreply@tourhub.ca. Please check your junkmail folder before emailing Leigh again.

How do I log in to Tourhub?

Once you have received your username and password, go to tourhub.ca. Login using the link in upper right hand corner.

Can I change my Tourhub password?

Yes. You will be prompted to change your password the first time you log in to Tourhub. After than you can change your password at any time by going to the Edit Account link.

What if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, simply click on the Recover Password tab on the login, and enter your email. Your password will be emailed to you. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail.

Who administers Tourhub?

Tourhub is administered by all provincial Music Industry Associations involved in the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA), under the management of Music BC.

I’m concerned about giving Tourhub my data. Who will have access to it?

The only information that Tourhub requires is your name and email address. Only your MIA administrator (in the case of Music BC, it is Leigh) will have access to it. Making any contact information public is completely optional.

Why is Tourhub only available to Canadian MIA members?

Tourhub is available to MIA members as one of many benefits of membership.

Member Accounts

Artist Profiles

How do I add a new artist profile?

Artist profiles and tours are both located in the Artists & Tours tab. Members can create multiple artist profiles as one user.

Can I make more than one artist profile?

Yes. If, for example, you are a manager that manages multiple bands and you want to add tours for more than one band, you can create an artist profile for each of them.

How do I link Tourhub to my Facebook fan page?

At the moment Facebook has changed their fan page coding again so that linking Tourhub to a Facebook fan page is not functional. We are working to fix this problem.

What information can the public see on from my profile?

Your artist profile displays your band name, bio, and linked socials media accounts. It also displays tagged genres, confirmed current/upcoming tour dates, and past tours.

Tours & Venues

How do I add a new tour?

To add a tour for an artist:

  1. Click the View Tour(s) button next to the artist name
  2. Current and past tours for that artist profile will be displayed.
  3. To add tour click PLAN NEW TOUR and name it.
  4. By default, the tour will not be public. You are able to make the tour public or not public, depending on whether it is ready to be announced or not. Making it PUBLIC makes viewable by anyone who visits tourhub.ca.
  5. To add dates, click the VIEW TOUR option, and then EDIT TOUR from the buttons at the top. You will be taken to a map view. Click Add Date/Venue to begin entering the tour.
  • Finding venues can be done by city/date or venue style (genre, capacity, type).
  • Multiple genres or types can be selected by using CTRL+click
  1. Contact info for the venue should be listed in the venue database. You can use this to contact the venue and book your dates before you confirm in Tourhub.
  2. Venues will be shown as red or green on the artists’ tour map. Red means not confirmed, green means confirmed. To confirm the venue, select it from the list  and click “confirmed”.

What if the venue I want isn’t in the database?

If a known venue is not listed in our database, you have the option to add a venue that they don’t see in the search results by clicking ADD VENUE on the map page. Please make sure you have spelled the name correctly and check alternate spellings before adding a new venue to minimize duplication.

You can then fill out all the fields they can about the venue information.

Before it is made public, it will be confirmed by the MIA admin for that province, however you will be able to add it to your tour immediately.

What if a venue has incorrect information?

If you discover some wrong or outdated information about a venue, you have the option of flagging the venue. An email will then be sent to the MIA for that venue’s province, and they will be asked to update the venue info and reset the venue back to “unflagged”.

How do I add advancing details to a date?

You have the option to enter advancing details for each tour date. Suggested options include Press, Radio and Load-in time, but others can be added via the Add New Item box. Advancing Notes can then be exported to a PDF or excel file.

How do I add a guest list to a date?

  1. Select “Edit Guest List” beside the tour date (venue)
  2. You can add guests by name and the number of guests joining them and then saving it to the list
  3. After adding all the guests for that show, you can export a PDF and then have a list for that specific show.

How do I add merch sales to a date?

  • Under EDIT MERCH ITEMS you can enter merch items you are bringing, the initial quantity of each, and item price.
  • You can also add merch sales under each show. You can then enter the number of merch items you sold at that show and the amount.
  • Sales can be exported as a PDF or excel file, but details of sales and revenue are only displayed in the exported file.

How do I make my tour viewable to the public?

To make your tour viewable to the public, click on View Tours. There will be a link next to your tour which says “Not Public”. Click on that and then select Yes to make that tour public.

I confirmed some shows on my tour but they don’t show up on the public site.

For your shows to be viewable on the public site you must make the entire tour public. Unconfirmed shows will not show up until you confirm them.

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Our Vancouver Career Development Series seminars for 2012 have been scheduled! Topics will be announced in coming weeks, but we wanted to let you know dates and locations now.

March 3 – Tom Lee Music (Granville)
April 14 – Biltmore Cabaret
May 5 – Tom Lee Music (Granville)
May 26 – Biltmore Cabaret

As always, CDS seminars are free for Music BC members ($25 for non-members). Keep your eye on our enews, Facebook and Twitter for updates!

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Please note, the Music BC office will be closed as of Wednesday, December 21st, and will re-open on Tuesday January 3rd. Have a safe and happy holidays!

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011

Music BC and 100.5 the PEAK would like to congratulate the top 5 artists in the 2011 PEAK Performance Project! The top 5 artists were named live on-air on November 26.

In 5th place, winning $5,000: Acres of Lions

In 4th Place, taking home $10,000: Hilary Grist

The Top 3 (in no particular order):
The Boom Booms
Current Swell
The Matinee

The Top 3 will perform live at the Commodore Ballroom on November 17th, where they will find out how they placed, and who will walk away with the summit prize of $100,500!

Current Music BC members can purchase discount tickets for this sold out show directly from the Music BC office ($10.05, no service charges!). Just visit our office Monday-Friday between 9-5 (limit of 4 per member). *MEMEBER TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.  But you can tune into the LIVE VIDEO STREAM of the event as of 8:30pm! Just visit thepeak.fm and follow the PEAK Performance Project links!

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OCTOBER 15, 2011

We’re bringing SchMusic to Kelowna for Pop Okanagan!

Come to The Habitat and meet other bands, industry and friends. Exchange contact information, merch and ideas. Learn from experts and engage in discussion about the state of the industry.

It is free to attend! You do not need to be a Music BC member to attend, but if you’d like to purchase a membership you can do so there!

Complimentary beer will be provided by Tree Brewing. This is a 19+ only event.

Where: Habitat, 248 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC
When: October 15, 2011 – 3:00-5:30pm

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

Music BC is excited to announce our participation in this year’s Rifflandia Festival in Victoria!
We will be presenting two events on Saturday, September 24th, at the Victoria Events Centre – a Career Development Series panel, and a showcase of BC artists.

Details below!

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Media Release from Regina Regional Opportunities Commission

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June 3, 2011

Regina to Host BreakOut West in 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan has been named host for BreakOut West 2012- West Canadian Music Alliance’s annual celebration and recognition of the music industry in Western Canada. The event is set to take place September 26-30, 2012.

BreakOut West is a combination of a three-day music festival and industry conference, capped off by the Western Canadian Music Awards – an awards ceremony recognizing and honouring the best of Western Canadian talent in the music industry. The City of Regina, The Government of Saskatchewan, Regina Hotel Association, the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission, SaskMusic and everyone who sits on the host committee worked together to secure this great opportunity.
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Kelowna’s Classic Rock – K96.3 and Music BC are very proud to announce the official launch of K Comp Vol. 2. Applications are now open for artists to apply to be part of the second installation of K96.3 and Music BC’s Okanagan emerging artist compilation.

Locally based emerging artists are invited to apply to be one of the 12 artists featured on the K Comp Vol. 2 which will be released in the fall of 2011. Rules and regulations along with the application form can be found at www.k963.fm.
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