TSFgraphicSunday March 1st, 2015 | 1:00 pm-2:30pm 

Music BC Industry Association Office, 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver
Admission: By donation to Talking Stick Festival
RSVP: rsvp@musicbc.org

A workshop hosted by The Talking Stick Festival and Music BC specially created to prepare Aboriginal artists for an album release. You’ve got the songwriting, performance, and creative vision, but what about your business plan? We’ll dig into revenue and grants, promotion and marketing, booking, and touring.

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January 29, 2015 by  |  Filed under EDUCATION, Events, NEWS  

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 1.00.14 PMAre you a musician? Or in a band? Do you need legal advice? Are you seeking information and advice on a specific legal issue to do with the music industry?

ALO + Music BC: Summary Legal Advice Clinic
100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
5:00pm to 7:00pm, February 10th, 2015

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January 14, 2015 by  |  Filed under EDUCATION, Events, NEWS  

WEB - POSTER SOCIALMusic BC’s How-To Series Presents:

Sunday January 25th, 20141:00-4:00PM
VSO School of Music – Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver

Are you connecting with your audience or are you just yelling at them? This session will explore how artists can use social media to define their brand and create genuine moments with fans. Forget simply pushing out a message and hoping that it gains traction! We’ll dig into how to cultivate relationships and a develop a committed fan base via the latest and most relevant platforms.


Felix Cartal | Artist
Sari Delmar | Audio Blood
Eric Alper | eOne Music Canada
Chantel Chapman | Holler for your Dollar

Moderated by: Brian Thompson | Thorny Bleeder/Zen Thinking

Free for current members, $25 for the public
RSVP to guarantee your spot: rsvp@musicbc.org

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January 8, 2015 by  |  Filed under Career Development Series, EDUCATION, Events, NEWS  

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Looking to get into the festive spirit? Here is a list of our members holiday show listings:


*Want to add your show to the listings below? Email us at info@musicbc.org with the details and we will be happy to include it!

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December 11, 2014 by  |  Filed under Events, General, NEWS  

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
Garfinkel’s, Whistler Village

Wil, Chersea, Zaac Pick, Rococode, Humans
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November 30, 2014 by  |  Filed under Events, SHOWCASING  

Van holiday v2We’re excited to be hosting 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.

Thursday, December 4th
The Biltmore Cabaret
2755 Prince Edward St. Vancouver
RSVP – rsvp@musicbc.org

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November 25, 2014 by  |  Filed under Events, NETWORKING, Schmusic Parties  

Vic Holiday_RGBWe’re excited to be hosting 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.

Monday, December 1st 2014
1501 Douglas St. Victoria

RSVP – rsvp@musicbc.org

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November 6, 2014 by  |  Filed under Events, General, NETWORKING, Schmusic Parties  


Wednesday October 15th, 630-8pm
Tom Lee Music Hall, 929 Granville St Vancouver

Featuring a discussion with the President of FACTOR Duncan McKie!

Members only – please RSVP: 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 2013/2014 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!

Individuals interested in applying to run for a position on our board of directors should express their interest to Savannah Wellman at savannah@musicbc.org prior to the meeting.
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September 18, 2014 by  |  Filed under Events, NEWS  

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

Tickets at the Door: $15
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September 16, 2014 by  |  Filed under Events, NEWS  


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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September 10, 2014 by  |  Filed under Events, General, SHOWCASING  

Banner FinalSaturday, September 13 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rifflandia HQ
1505 Douglas St. Victoria
*Free Admission*

Please RSVP to: pacificnw@grammy.com

The Recording Academy – Pacific Northwest ChapterMusic Managers Forum CanadaMusic BC and RIFFLANDIA FESTIVAL present

An industry-focused Q&A session for artists and managers

Jason Burns: President / Burnt Tree Entertainment
Frank Nieto: Publicity Director / Sub Pop Records

Benji Rogers: President & Founder / Pledge Music
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September 10, 2014 by  |  Filed under EDUCATION, Events, General  

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, EDUCATION, Events  

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 EDUCATION, Events  

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, SHOWCASING  

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  

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  


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  

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  

$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  

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, Schmusic Parties