CMW 2015 squareMusic BC will be returning to CMW 2015 for another must-see showcase at the Rivoli! Now in its 33rd year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music.

Members can apply, regardless of their current status with CMW. (If you’ve already been approved, this could be your showcase, and if you didn’t apply via CMW directly, that’s ok, you can still apply for ours!)

DEADLINE: 5pm Friday January 30th 2015

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DECEMBER 6, 2014


musiccafeNew for 2014, the Whistler Film Festival in partnership with Music BC has added the WFF Music Café to its roster and is excited to announce the British Columbia musicians selected to participate at this year’s one-day event during the Whistler Film Festival (December 3-7, 2014). This unique and intimate event puts the focus on placements of songs into feature films, TV shows, documentaries and any filmed media during the festival.

Saturday, December 6th
1-5pm
Garfinkel’s, Whistler Village

Featuring:
Wil, Chersea, Zaac Pick, Rococode, Humans
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WFF2014From December 3rd to 7th, 2014, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) will celebrate its 14th edition as one of Canada’s leading festivals. This year Music BC will be partnering with the WFF to present the WFF Music Cafe, a showcase of market ready BC songwriters and artists. It will be the place to be for filmmakers looking for music for their next project, music supervisors and film executives looking for their next discovery and film fans who love music too.

The showcase will take place from 1-5pm on Saturday December 6th in Whistler Village.  Bands and solo artists from all genres who are export ready and have professional quality sound recordings are welcome to apply. Accommodation and a modest travel honorarium will be provided to selected artists.

Please upload 2 Mp3′s and a video that features the band/artist performing LIVE. Must be a current Music BC member.

Deadline: Friday November 14th, 5pm
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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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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.

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DEADLINE: Friday September 26th, 5pm PST

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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

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!
Tickets at the Door: $15
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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!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
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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.

APPLY AS AN ARTIST | APPLY AS A BUSINESS

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.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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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
 6-9pm
The Copper Owl
1900 Douglas St, Victoria
19+

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

THE 2014 ATTENDING ARTISTS AND COMPANIES INCLUDE:
Dear Rouge
Jon & Roy
Humans
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.

featuring:
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

 

 

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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

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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:

TO RSVP, PLEASE CLICK HERE

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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

FULL SCHEDULE CLICK HERE

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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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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