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.

Featuring:
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.

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April 15, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, FEATURES  

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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March 27, 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  

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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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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

FULL SCHEDULE CLICK HERE

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  

BE A PART OF THE INDUSTRY!
HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE 
MUSIC BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday October 22nd, 6-8pm
Tom Lee Music Hall, 929 Granville St Vancouver
rsvp@musicbc.org

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
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!

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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  

riff-headlogoMusic 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.

Get your wristbands at http://www.rifflandia.com/

Find Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, beside the Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria BC.

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September 5, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  
Free! Register by September 3, 2013

Attend a free forum on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St, Vancouver. (Networking reception takes place from 8:00-9:00 p.m.).

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September 3, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

MFMF_Logo_20123 Music BC members were selected to participate at this year’s Mission Folk Music Festival as well as a CBC nooner performance: Daniel MoirThe Sweet Lowdown, and Jordan Klassen

You can catch these artists on Wednesday, July 24th at the CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson) at noon.

Then see them at the Mission Folk Festival on Saturday July 27th on stage 2.

Set times:

  • 2:30 Daniel Moir
  • 3:15 Sweet Lowdown
  • 4:00 Jordan Klassen

Thank you to CBC and the Mission Folk Festival for supporting this opportunity!

July 22, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

Khats LogoOn Saturday, July 13th you can check out the Top 20 artists from this year’s PEAK Performance Project all performing live at Vancouver’s Khatsahlano Festival! It’s a free event that takes place on West 4th Ave between Burrard and MacDonald St, and features twelve stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers, plus eclectic pods of distinctive local artisans, street performers and a host of other festivities.

You will find the PEAK stages at Balsam and 4th Ave!

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July 3, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

Van Jazz FestMusic BC’s Career Development Series and Coastal Jazz Present:

The Business and Marketing of Jazz in an Online World

Bob D’Eith, Executive Director of Music BC, entertainment lawyer, recording artist and author will speak about sustaining a career in the music business and how to bridge the gap between art and commerce.

Brian Thompson, the guy behind music marketing site Thorny Bleeder and The DIY Daily newsletter and podcast, will speak to the importance of how an artist approaches their online marketing and social media presence, and what the jazz community can to do best reach their demographic and grow their audience.

Thursday, June 27th 5:00-7:30pm
Music BC – #100-938 Howe St Vancouver, BC
Free for current members, $25 for non-members Edit: This seminar is FREE for everyone!
RSVP to: rsvp@musicbc.org

http://www.coastaljazz.ca/

June 20, 2013 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

hollaradoMusic BC’s Career Development Series presents

A special session for the artists attending Tall Tree Music Festival…

CAESARS AND STORIES WITH HOLLERADO!

Hollerado has gotten a ton of attention and press by coming up with creative ways to interact with their fans and engage the media. Come listen to them talk about nachos, mayors, white paint and hot sauce, while enjoying a tasty Caesar!
http://www.hollerado.com/

Saturday, June 29th 12:00pm (noon)
At the Tall Tree Festival Grounds in Port Renfrew, BC
FREE for artists playing Tall Tree Festival

Festival Tickets and More Information: http://www.talltreemusicfestival.com

June 13, 2013 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  


CDS5_webMusic BC’s Career Development Series Presents:

Your Music In Film & TV
Powered by CMPA
Saturday June 15th, 2013 
2:00-5:00PM
VSO School of Music – Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver
Featuring:

Andrea von Foerster, Firestarter Music (LA)
Andrea Higgins, Arpix Media (Toronto)
John Bissell, Mothlight Music (LA)
Natasha Duprey, Silent Joe (Vancouver)

RSVP to guarantee your spot: rsvp@musicbc.org
Free for members/$25 for non-members

Our most popular panel returns!

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June 4, 2013 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

Music 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.

It Starts With a Song
Saturday, June 22nd 2013
at St. Ann’s Academy Chapel (V.I.C Fest Grounds)

Featuring:
Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother)
Jon Middleton (Jon and Roy)
Steph Macpherson
WIL

Songwriting Workshop: 12:00-2:00pm
Songwriters of all levels are welcome to come participate in a workshop designed to inspire your creativity and hone your craft! Hear some of BC’s best performers 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: 3:00-5:00pm
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.

Music BC members must RSVP to get into festival grounds: rsvp@musicbc.org

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May 16, 2013 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

CDS4_webMusic BC’s Career Development Series Presents:

Producers – Who’s the Boss?
Powered by Nimbus School of Recording Arts
Saturday June 1st, 2013
2:00-5:00PM
VSO School of Music – Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver

Featuring:
Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Coheed and Cambria)
Garth Richardson (The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nickelback, Mötley Crüe, Rage Against the Machine)
Howard Redekopp (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother)
Winston Hauschild (Wanting, Hannah Georgas, Hey Ocean)

Moderated by Laurell

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May 15, 2013 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS