Music 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 in Victoria BC September 11th, 12th, and 13th!

(in order of appearance)

Thursday, September 11
Little India

Friday, September 12
Skye Wallace
Jasper Sloan Yip
Damn Fools
Midil Beach

Saturday, September 13
Jody Glenham
Humans DJ Set

For more information on the performing artists, read below.

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August 14, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, FEATURES  

mission folk 2014Music BC is pleased to partner with Mission Folk Festival to offer a unique performance opportunity for our members in the folk/roots community. Music BC programs a paid showcase event Saturday afternoon consisting of 3 folk acts, chosen by an industry jury to perform at the festival. 3 artists will be selected to perform 45 minute sets at Mission Folk Festival.One of the three will be chosen to perform at the CBC Nooner stage in downtown Vancouver and receive a tour of the CBC studios.


The Lion The Bear The Fox – 1pm @ Shady Grove Stage
Skye Wallace – 230pm @ Ursa Major
John Welsh – 430pm @ Totem Shelter

For full schedule visit www.missionfolkfestival.ca

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July 22, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General, NEWS  


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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July 21, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General, NEWS, Opportunities  

Join us on July 11th for The Khatsahlano Street Party, and catch The PEAK Performance Project Top 12

The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s biggest FREE Music and Arts Festival! Created with love in 2011 by the members of the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association, this year’s festival will feature EIGHT stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers including the BC Top 12 PEAK Performance Artists as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and new this year, licensed outdoor beer gardens!

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July 9, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General  


Music BC is proud to announce the return of the K96-3 Emerging Artist Program for 2014! 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.


These showcases will be juried and will form a part of the overall assessment of the artist.CN_keloha

Sunday, July 13th
Sandbar Stage
1:15pm – Paperboy
1:40pm – Jordan Dean
2:05pm – Raquel Cole
2:30pm – Immaculate
2:55pm – Willhorse



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July 8, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

We’re excited to be hosting another summer 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.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014
The Bottleneck
870 Granville St. Vancouver
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June 23, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

Vic Fest Poster WEBMusic BC’s Career Development Series and V.I.C. Fest are proud to once again team up to present some of BC’s strongest songwriters in an intimate and interactive workshop and performance.

Tyler Bancroft & Ben Worcester (Said The Whale)
Aidan Knight
Kathryn Calder

Songwriting Workshop: 12:00-1:30pm
Songwriters of all levels are welcome to come participate in a workshop designed to inspire your creativity and hone your craft! Hear our mentors share their secrets on the songwriting process, and how they work their ideas into memorable pieces of music. Attendees are welcome to bring an instrument and share a song to receive feedback on (as time allows).

Songwriters Circle: 2:00-3:30pm
After hearing them speak about the process, see it live in action as our songwriters share their favourite songs, tell the stories about how they came to be, and collaborate together for what is sure to be a unique performance from these talented artists.

Entry with a V.I.C Fest wristband, or free for current paid Music BC members.

RSVP’s are now closed. See you there!
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May 14, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

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!

May 2, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS, SCHMUSIC PARTIES  

6 – 8pm, Thursday May 22nd, 100-938 Howe St.FACTOR-Blk

With the deadlines for the Juried Sound Recording/Demo grants soon approaching, find out what tips and tricks you can utilize to get your application in shape for submission. Before attending please ensure you have updated both your Applicant and Artist Profiles with FACTOR.

Space is limited. Please RSVP with your Name and Music BC number to: info@musicbc.org (must be a current paid Music BC member). Read more

May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

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 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

102.7 The PEAK, Music BC and Cariboo Brewing are excited to present The 2014 PEAK Performance Project Launch Party!


On Wednesday, June 11th, live at Fortune Sound Club, we’ll find out who made this year’s Top 12 for BC! Then we’ll celebrate with PPP Alumni JP Maurice, Rococode, and last year’s $75,000 winner Hannah Epperson!

Wednesday June 11th, 2014
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender
Doors at 7:30, Top 12 Announcement 8:00 SHARP!

Tickets Advance: $10.27 (+s/c)
Get Tickets HERE!



May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

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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March 12, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  


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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March 6, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

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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February 18, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

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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  

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.


October 24, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS, SCHMUSIC PARTIES  


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 8, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

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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September 26, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  
facebook ad102.7 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

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!

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September 17, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

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

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September 5, 2013 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS