Riff 2014 BannerMusic 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 Surfboards in Victoria BC September 11th, 12th, and 13th!

15 bands will be selected to perform. Details below!

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July 22, 2014 by  |  Filed under FEATURES, Opportunities  |  Leave a comment


We are every excited to be partnering with Pemberton Music Festival this year and offer a showcase opportunity to a Music BC Member. Taking place on Thursday, July 17th at the Pemberton Festival Site the chosen artist will be opening the draw for Gord Downie with The Saides, Matt Mays and Dan Deacon.


Congratulations to the jury selected artist, Rolla Olak, on this opportunity.

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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 July 11th 2014, 5pm PST

July 9, 2014 by  |  Filed under General, NEWS, Opportunities  |  Leave a comment

MFMF_Logo_with Name_2010 (WinCE)Music BC is once again be teaming up with the Mission Folk Festival to present some of the best of BC folk music. One selected artist will also perform at a CBC Nooner concert at the plaza stage in Vancouver.

3 artists will be selected to perform  45 minute sets at Mission Folk Festival on Saturday July 26th.

One of the three will be chosen to perform at the CBC Nooner stage in downtown Vancouver on Thursday July 24th, and receive a tour of the CBC studios.


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JUNE 13, 2014

SchMusic Vic 2014 Poster WEBWe’re excited to be returning to Victoria for another SchMusic Networking Party!

SchMusic is a chance for local artists and industry to come meet, mingle, and make connections in a casual setting! Plus we’ll have games, prizes, free drinks and more! Everyone is welcome.

Friday, June 13th 2014
The Copper Owl
1900 Douglas St, Victoria

Here’s the details:

You don’t have to be a member to attend!
The first 50 people to arrive will receive a free beer courtesy of Phillips Brewing!
We’ll be giving away great prizes, including a pair of tickets to VIC Fest!
The night will be hosted by Dan Ball from 91.3 The Zone!

Thank you to our sponsors the SOCAN Foundation, The Copper Owl, VIC Fest, and 91.3 The Zone!

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JUNE 4-7, 2014

la trade postcard [front]-printExport trade initiative to foster sync licensing opportunities and relationships with music supervisors for BC artists and companies

Dear Rouge
Jon & Roy
Light Organ Records
Hybridity Music
Blue Heron Records
Amelia Artists Inc.
Beat Music Management

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MAY 9, 2014

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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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  |  Leave a comment

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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MAR 14-15 2014

sxswV2FINALMusic BC brings the west coast to SXSW!

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!

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MAR 11 2014


BreakOut West Interactive Party at SXSW
Hosted by Manitoba Music, SaskMusic, Alberta Music and Music BC

Tuesday March 11 at 4:00pm
The Majestic Music Hall & Bar, 419 B E. Sixth Street, Austin TX

Food, drinks, and great music from Western Canada including:


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FEB 19-21 2014

5400_mbm_fa_web_header1Music 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


Also remember to stop by and see us at Exhibit Hall!

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FEB 25, 2014

$bannerDownload resources from the workshops below!

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SOCAN Tool Box

Are you accessing all the potential revenue streams your music makes for you? There could be money waiting for you to claim! CIMA and MROC present an info session for Music BC members.

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February 13, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  |  Leave a comment

musicbc-member-iconMusic 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.

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February 4, 2014 by  |  Filed under General  |  Leave a comment

cmw-logo-2014-squareMusic 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!

Deadline: Friday February 7th, 2014 5pm PST

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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!

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October 24, 2013 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  |  Leave a comment

MAPMusic Assistance Program – PEAK Travel Grants

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.

DEADLINE: 5pm Friday January 31st, 2014

Download ARTIST Application: MAP Artist Travel Grants Application 2014

Download BUSINESS Application: MAP Business Travel Grant Application 2014

October 24, 2013 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  |  Leave a comment

Portside SchMusic Poster_webThe SchMusic BC Networking Party is back!

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.


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OCT 22, 2013


Tuesday October 22nd, 6-8pm
Tom Lee Music Hall, 929 Granville St Vancouver

This is a very important event for our organization, and we rely on our members to come out and support their industry association! At our AGM we take care of business such as:
  • - Vote in our board of directors, who make important decisions about the direction of Music BC
  • - Hear reports on all the projects and opportunities that we provided for the 2012/2013 year
  • - Bring up your suggestions on what we could do to improve the services to our members
  • - Review and approve the association’s financials
The meeting will be followed by a members only reception at a nearby location – however you have to attend to find out where it will be!
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OCTOBER 3-6, 2013

BreakOutWest!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!

BOW Conference Signup Sessions:
We wanted to let you know of some “first come, first served” sessions happening during the conference that require pre-registration because of the limited space. The Sunday, Oct 6 mentoring sessions still have some space left! CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS ON HOW TO SIGN UP! Space fills up fast so don’t wait! 

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