Export 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. Read more
Music 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
April 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.
Teaming up with BeatRoute Magazine and Vancouver-based music blog Winniecooper.net, Music BC highlights the diversity of the Canadian west coast music scene throughout two electrifying showcases during SXSW 2014.
Maggie Mae’s on Friday March 14th and The Velveeta Room on Saturday March 15th are stacked with BC artists.
Check out a playlist of all the awesome bands here!
Music BC is excited to be teaming up with BreakOut West and it’s partners (Alberta Music, SaskMusic, and Music Manitoba) to present the finest folk from western canada at this year’s Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, MO.
We will be featuring 12 BC artists in 2 BreakOut West private suites, in afternoon and late night showcases.
Westin Crown Centre Plaza
Govenor’s Suite 530 and Senator’s Suite 532.
Showcases run 2:00-4:00pm and 10:30pm-3:00am
Music BC is hiring a Membership and Communications Administrator. This role will be responsible for handling our social media platforms, as well as press releases, blog posts, and member inquiries. The position includes reception duties, assisting members with benefits and services, making sure we have an active and up to date website and online resources, assisting with Music BC and PEAK Performance Project events, coordinating volunteers, and assisting the Program Manager with projects as requested. The ideal candidate should be friendly, organized, have excellent communication skills, have a general knowledge of the music industry, and be online savvy. Experience with graphic design, web programming or video editing a plus.
Music BC is proud to return to Canadian Music Week in Toronto, ON!
This year’s festival takes place May 6-10th 2014
Every year Music BC holds a showcase of BC artists during Canadian Music Week, and it has become one of the must-see events of the festival! Several slots are reserved for eligible Music BC members to showcase their talents. Past artists include: Dan Mangan, Mother Mother, Hedley, The Matinee, Humans, Jordan Klassen and more!
Apply today to perform at Music BC’s 2014 CMW Showcase by filling out the quick and easy form below!
The International Folk Alliance 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, taking place in Kansas City MO, February 19th-23rd, 2014. We will be hosting our showcases in a private suite, featuring the best in BC’s folk talent!
Thanks to a generous donation from the Pattison Broadcasting Group’s station 102.7 The PEAK, we are able to offer funding deadlines for artist and business travel. These grants are to provide assistance to BC based recording artists and BC owned businesses to participate in performance and showcasing initiatives that are undertaken in support of BC owned sound recordings.
This is your chance to meet and mingle with your local music community! From industry professionals to those just starting out, members and non members are all welcome. SchMusic is a chance to network in a casual setting, making it easier to make those one on one connections!
Our next SchMusic will take place:
Thursday, November 14th
at The Portside Pub 7 Alexander St, Vancouver
6-9pm | 19+
The first 50 people to arrive will receive a complimentary drink from Persephone Brewing!
We’ll have prizes, ice breaker games and info on all Music BC’s upcoming opportunities.
Breakout West & The Western Canadian Music Awards Calgary, AB October 3rd – 6th 2013
Over 80 of Western Canada’s finest performers and over 350 music industry leaders & delegates from all over the world make their way to Calgary for The 2013 BreakOut West Festival & Conference. The weekend also includes the main event – The Western Canadian Music Awards. Tickets are still available at http://breakoutwest.ca/tickets!
102.7 The PEAK and Music BC announce The 2013 PEAK Performance Project Showcase Series, powered by Cariboo Brewing! For 5 Thursdays throughout September and October, we will showcase our Top 20 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 8:30 pm sharp Tickets Advance: $10.27 + Service Charge Tickets at the Door: $15 19+
There will be a limited amount of door tickets available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Online sales will close at 4pm on the day of the show!
Music Managers Forum Canada, in conjunction with Music BC, The Recording Academy®Pacific Northwest Chapter and Rifflandia Festival present:
“How Can I Get Off This Island? V.4” A special industry focused Q&A session for artists and managers
Featuring panelists: Colin Lewis – Vice President / The Agency Group – Los Angeles CA Ed Pierson –Attorney (Head & The Heart, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Board Member TRAPNW – Seattle WA Gregory Van Bastelaar – Marketing Director / Deezer Canada – Toronto ON Glenn Alderson - General Manager / BeatRoute Magazine – Vancouver BC Mike Devlin – Arts Reporter / The Times Colonist – Victoria BC Jeff Leake – Director of Music Programming / Sirius XM Canada – Toronto ON
Hosted and Moderated by: Kimberli Persley – Management Operations / Amelia Artists Inc. – Victoria BC
WHEN: Saturday, September 14th, 2013 9:30am – 11:00am WHERE: Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
The Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humbolt St. Victoria BC
Music BC is proud to be presenting Wood Hall at Rifflandia Festival 2013. For 3 nights we take over this beautiful converted chapel to present the best in BC’s up and coming talent. It’s all ages and all rad.
Music BC and K96-3 are proud to announce Fields of Green as the winner of the 2013 K96-3 Emerging Artist Program!
Fields of Green is taking home $4000 in cash, over $1500 in gear and prizes including a Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar as well as a showcase slot at Music BC’s showcase at Rifflandia Festival 2013.
They will also perform one more time for Parks Alive, at a special concert featuring Kelowna’s own Grapes of Wrath, on Wednesday August 28th.
We want to congratulate Van Damsel for coming in second place, Shred Kelly in third, and all 5 of our finalists for doing a great job on their recordings and reports. The K-Comp CD featuring recordings from all 5 artists will be available at the August 28th show!